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LUCY AND LINH

Book cover of Lucy and Linh
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pung
Author's First Name: 
Alice
Publisher: 
Penguin (Knopf/ Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Second generation Asian-Australian Lucy wins a scholarship to prestigious Laurinda, a private school that has rested on privilege for far too long. In this epistolary novel, the author deftly showcases thorny issues of class, race, immigration and merit, while skillfully examining Lucy's growth into a young woman.

WOMEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR II: THE PACIFIC THEATER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Atwood
Author's First Name: 
Kathryn J.
Publisher: 
Chicago Review
Publication Date: 
2016

 Resistance, espionage, and survival: this engaging collective biography features 15 diverse and inspiring women during WWII in the Pacific. Includes primary sources and additional reading suggestions to encourage further exploration.

THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY

Cover image of The Steep and Thorny Way
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Winters
Author's First Name: 
Cat
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2016

 In 1920s Oregon, biracial Hanalee Denny teams up with Lee, who is gay, to find the truth about the night her father was murdered in this fast-paced historical fiction set during the violent times of the KKK and eugenics for gay men.

GIRL MANS UP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Girard
Author's First Name: 
M-E
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Harper Teen)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Pen is a female gamer who dresses in loose jeans and men's t-shirts, and lately everyone seems to have an opinion on who she "should" be. In the face of souring relationships with her best friend and parents and a budding romantic relationship, it's time for Pen to "man up" and assert herself.

FRANNIE AND TRU

Frannie and Tru
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hattrup
Author's First Name: 
Karen
Publisher: 
Harper
Publication Date: 
2016

 Frannie idolizes her cousin Tru for his charm, wit and charisma. He's come to spend the summer and Frannie sees this as her chance to impress him and break out of her naive good girl image. As Frannie gets swept up in Tru's world she discovers there's more to him than meets the eye. This powerful coming-of-age story brings the characters and the city of Baltimore to life.

THE LAST EXECUTION

Clock with axe for minute hand
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wung-Sung
Author's First Name: 
Jesper
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2016

 In the hours leading up to his execution, Niels, a fifteen year old Danish boy, reflects on his life while the villagers who condemned him reflect on the questions of guilt, justice, and the nature of Niels’ punishment. Based on the true story of the last public execution in Denmark, which took place in 1853, the social, ethical, and even economic questions raised still have relevance in today’s society.

OUTRUN THE MOON

OUTRUN THE MOON
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lee
Author's First Name: 
Stacey
Publisher: 
Penguin (Putnam)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Mercy Wong is Chinese-American in 1906 San Francisco, and life at her prestigious girls’ school is not as easy as she had hoped it would be. When an historic earthquake hits town, she and her classmates must work together to survive.

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Johnston
Author's First Name: 
E. K.
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dutton)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Popular head cheerleader Hermione Winters has everything going for her until she is drugged and raped at a party. With the help of supportive parents and a best friend, Hermione comes through an ordeal that would have broken most. This compelling story is also a highly engaging audiobook.

GIRL IN THE BLUE COAT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hesse
Author's First Name: 
Monica
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2016

 Hanneke moves about the city procuring and delivering black market and other hard-to-find items in Nazi occupied Amsterdam during World War II. She puts her relative safety as a Christian on the line when she receives an unusual request to use her skill and advantages to rescue a young Jewish girl.

THE SERPENT KING

The Serpent King
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Zentner
Author's First Name: 
Jeff
Publisher: 
Penguin (Crown/Random House)
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2016

 Three misfit high school friends traverse triumphs and heartbreak in their small Tennessee town. Distinct voices, a strong sense of place, and issues of class, religion, and opportunity are explored in this brilliant debut.

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