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The Carbon Diaries 2015

In when England becomes the first nation to introduce carbon dioxide rationing in a drastic bid to combat climate change, sixteen-year-old Laura documents the first year of rationing as her family spirals out of control.

2014 Literature award winners - Newberry, Caldecott and more

2014 Newbery, Caldecott, Printz Awards and More!

2014 Newbery, Caldecott, Printz Award Winners and More! Lists of prize-winning books for both collection development and readers advisory. Keeping up to date with awards and nominees is important to keep collections both worthy and current.

Aleutian Sparrow

Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse (YA)- Another great book for young adults by Hesse, author of "Letters from Rifka"

Thirteen-year-old Habo has always been different— light eyes, yellow hair and white skin. Not the good brown skin his family has and not the white skin of tourists. Habo is strange and alone. His father, unable to accept Habo, abandons the family; his mother can scarcely look at him. His brothers are cruel and the other children never invite him to play. Only his sister Asu loves him well....(Goodreads.com) Realistic Fiction

Golden Boy (Book) : Sullivan, Tara : A Tanzanian albino boy finds himself the ultimate outsider, hunted because of the color of his skin.

The Ink Bridge : A remarkable and gripping story about one refugee boy on a desperate journey from Afghanistan, and the Australian boy who befriends him.

The Ink Bridge. CBCA shortlist, Omed is a boy from Afghanistan. Hector is a grieving Australian boy who has given up on school and retreated into silence. Their paths meet at a candle factory where they both find work.

Rise of a hero / Hilari Bell.

Rise of a Hero, Hilari Bell. This is probably my favorite book in the whole Farsala trilogy (Patrius is such a cool character!

Navigating Early is our January Arrow selection. It's "an odyssey-like adventure of two boys’ incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.” (Amazon)

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Navigating Early, by Clare Vanderpool. (Delacorte Press, "Odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters"-- Provided by publisher.

Skyship Academy : crimson rising / Nick James

Skyship Academy: Crimson Rising - When fifteen-year-old Jesse manages to smuggle onboard the Academy a mysterious red Pearl, a fragment of space debris that is a dying Earth's most important energy source, he sets forth a destructive chain of events.

A creepy read. Loved the perspective and the portrayal of the characters. Couldn't put it down.

Kept In The Dark: A Novel