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WE ALL LOOKED UP

We All Looked Up
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wallach
Author's First Name: 
Tommy
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster( BFYR)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Four very different characters find their lives intertwined in unexpected ways as an asteroid appears in the sky (and may be heading to a collision with the earth).

THE BOYS WHO CHALLENGED HITLER: KNUD PEDERSEN AND THE CHURCHILL CLUB

Danish flag, Hitler face, boys on bicycles, attacking planes
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hoose
Author's First Name: 
Phillip
Publisher: 
Macmillan (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2015

 Knud Pedersen was a leader of the teenage resistance movement against the Nazi occupation of Denmark during WWII. Pedersen’s own words from hours of interviews along with other primary sources offers readers a clear understanding of this little-told aspect of history.

THE WALLS AROUND US

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Suma
Author's First Name: 
Nova Ren
Publisher: 
Workman (Algonquin)
Publication Month: 
March
Publication Date: 
2015

 Amber, locked up in a juvenile detention center, meets Ori, who was convicted of a murder she may not have committed in this examination of justice and class rendered in eerie, otherwordly prose with a touch of magical realism.

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holmes
Author's First Name: 
Kathryn
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Harper Teen)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Hallelujah (Hallie) reluctantly attends a church-sponsored spring camp where Luke, the pastor’s son is a bullying liar. When Hallie and fellow campers are separated from the group and must find their way to safety in the wilderness their attention turns to survival.

ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Niven
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Publisher: 
Penguin (Anchor/Knopf/ Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Violet Markey meets Theodore Finch at the top of their school’s bell tower the day they were both planning on jumping off in this heartbreaking story about love, friendship and the powerful effects of mental illness.

X: A NOVEL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Shabazz
Author's First Name: 
Ilyasah
Second Author's First Name: 
Magoon
Second Author's Last Name: 
Kekla
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2015

 This vivid depiction of Malcolm X's life as a child and young adult follows him from the Great Depression to post World War II Harlem, as he moved from Lansing, Michigan, to Boston, Harlem and then returned to Boston, and prison.

THE BOY IN THE BLACK SUIT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Reynolds
Author's First Name: 
Jason
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Atheneum)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Matt’s desperate attempt to handle his grief after the death of his mother, leads him to take an unlikely afterschool job in a funeral home, where he tries to make sense of his own feelings as he observes the mourning of others.

BONE GAP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Ruby
Author's First Name: 
Laura
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Finn is the only witness to the abduction of his brother’s girlfriend, but he can’t properly describe the man who took her. Finn, already an outsider, becomes determined to find her in this strange, tense fantasy.

HOLD TIGHT, DON'T LET GO

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Wagner
Author's First Name: 
Laura Rose
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 Life changes dramatically for cousins Magdalie and Nadine after the 2010 Haitian earthquake, with the loss of their Manman and their home in an emotional story of loss, change, survival and hope.

LAUGHING AT MY NIGHTMARE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Burcaw
Author's First Name: 
Shane
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2014

Burcaw's witty collection of blog posts turned essays about living with spinal muscular atrophy are sharp and hilarious, moving but not one bit sappy.

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