Tweens & Teens

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Big Library Read

Enjoy the next Big Library Read! This title is always available during Oct 13-28, 2014. Check out the eBook or download the audiobook. 

Anatomy of a Misfit is by Andrea Portes. 

In this Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower tale, narrator Anika Dragomir is the third most popular girl at Pound High School. But inside, she knows she's a freak; she can't stop thinking about former loner Logan McDonough, who showed up on the first day of tenth grade hotter, bolder, and more mysterious than ever. Logan is fascinating, troubled and off-limits. The Pound High queen bee will make Anika's life hell if she's seen with him. So Anika must choose--ignore her feelings and keep her social status? Or follow her heart and risk becoming a pariah. Which will she pick? And what will she think of her choice when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, changing her forever? An absolutely original new voice in YA in a story that will start important conversations--and tear at your heart.

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New Teen Books @ the Library

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Title: The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Review by: Sue, Waupaca Area Public Library

This is a true story from WWII that has been overlooked in textbooks and in the mainstream civil rights history.  Segregation in the military was common.  Port Chicago was a naval base in California where munitions ships were loaded by all black crews.  Following a huge...

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Title: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

Author: Peter Sís

Review by: Emily, Waupaca Area Public Library

This book is about a boy who grew up in communist Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. This boy loved to draw and drew whatever he wanted…that is, until he began school where communist indoctrination took place. He then drew what he was told to draw. Many major events...

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