Coming of Age

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Twelve to Fourteen
All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442449763
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - April 2nd, 2013

In India in 1920, Rosalind struggles to balance the world of Imperial Britain and of a colonized country fighting for independence under Gandhi's leadership.

 


Baygirl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781459802742
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - September 1st, 2013

Newfoundlander Kit copes with life with an alcoholic father but finds solace in a loving grandmother, comforting neighbors, and an understanding boyfriend.


The Beginning of Everything Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062217134
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 27th, 2013

An accident ends sports for Ezra, a popular senior and tennis star.  Will his new friendship with Cassidy help him recover?


Beholding Bee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375868368
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2013

When life in the carnival becomes dangerous for her, Bee runs away to seek the home and family she's always wanted.


Below Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763661267
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 14th, 2013

In an attempt to manage water problems, a town is flooded and a new one is created to replace it, but what are the secrets hidden below the surface?


Samphire Song Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807572245
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2013

A difficult stallion helps horse-loving Jodie cope with her father's death and her brother's illness.

 


The Color of Silence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781926920931
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Published: Second Story Press - February 1st, 2013

An emotionally shattered teenager becomes an aide in a hospital where she meets a handicapped patient unable to communicate.  Will they find a way to help one another?


Formerly Shark Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763653620
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - May 14th, 2013

Jane, a high school senior recovering from the loss of her arm from a shark attack, discovers her special talents as well as her responsibilites to herself and others. Told in narrative verse.


Going Vintage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781599907871
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - March 26th, 2013

When sixteen-year-old Mallory discovers her boyfriend's romantic computer-game activity, she gives up technology and uncovers surprises about adolescence.


Heaven Is Paved with Oreos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547625386
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 3rd, 2013

Fourteen-year-old Sarah has a grand adventure in Italy with her grandmother and an opportunity to leave an awkward relationship behind, but she also learns some disturbing family history during the trip.


Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781596437531
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 16th, 2013

Can eleven-year-old superstar Elvis hide out in a small town in the Pine Barrens long enough to recover from the major meltdown he had on national TV?


Jumped in Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805095142
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 27th, 2013

Teenager Sam's mom left him with his grandparents.  He lays low at school and at home - until he meets Luis, whose family has gang connections, which changes Sam forever.


Mira in the Present Tense Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807551493
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2013

Keeping a diary helps twelve-year-old Mira deal with the many changes she is facing - losing her beloved Nana Josie and having her first boyfriend.


My Basmati Bat Mitzvah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419708060
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Published: Amulet Books - October 1st, 2013

Living in a bicultural world as a "Hin-Jew", Tara wrestles with her identity, her relationships, and her religious beliefs as she prepares for that special day.


Navigating Early Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385742092
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 8th, 2013

Two teenage boys who have suffered profound losses set out on an extraordinary quest in the Maine wilderness.


Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385742863
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Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2013

A misbehaving fourteen-year-old seeks redemption through a growing relationship with a former movie star, now grown old.


Rotten Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545495875
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 1st, 2013

After a summer in a juvenile detention, Jimmer tries to reconnect with his buddies and make friends with the Rottweiler his mother has rescued.


Under Shifting Glass Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452109213
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - February 19th, 2013

An antique desk left to Jess by her beloved aunt reveals secrets that comfort and challenge her as she copes with her infant twin brothers' health crisis. 


Written in Stone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375869716
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2013

In the 1920s, an orphaned girl in a Pacific Northwest Native American tribe struggles to preserve the traditions of her people.  Extensive author's notes.


What If?: Answers to Questions about What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442482982
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 1st, 2013

Many young people have questions about their sexual identity.  This book provides reassuring information.

 


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