Virginia Readers' Choice, Middle School(6-8)

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    2018

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    Alexander, Kwame.

    National Book Award Long ListNew York Times Bestseller Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/can't nobody cop you...In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!

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    Orbiting Jupiter

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    Orbiting Jupiter

    Schmidt, Gary D., author.

    "Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The war that saved my life

    The war that saved my life

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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    The war that saved my life

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    The war that saved my life

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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    The war that saved my life

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    The war that saved my life

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.

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    The seventh most important thing

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    The seventh most important thing

    Pearsall, Shelley.

    "In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The boys who challenged Hitler

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    The boys who challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

    Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-, author.

    "The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"-- Provided by publisher.

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    A night divided

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    A night divided

    Nielsen, Jennifer A., author.

    When the Berlin Wall went up, Gerta, her mother, and her brother Fritz are trapped on the eastern side where they were living, while her father, and her other brother Dominic are in the West--four years later, now twelve, Gerta sees her father on a viewing platform on the western side and realizes he wants her to risk her life trying to tunnel to freedom.

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    Space case

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    Space case : a Moon Base Alpha novel

    Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-

    "Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors"-- Provided by publisher.

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    2017

    The crossover

    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    The crossover

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    The crossover

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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    The Thickety

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    The Thickety : a path begins

    White, J. A.

    "When twelve-year-old Kara discovers her mother's grimoire in the dangerous forest, she must decide if she'll use it, even though such magic is forbidden"--Provided by publisher.

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    Brotherhood

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    Brotherhood

    Westrick, Anne.

    "The year is 1867, and the South has lost the Civil War. Those on the lowest rungs, like Shad's family, fear that the freed slaves will take the few jobs available. In this climate of despair and fear, a group has formed. Today we know it as the KKK"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Echo

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    Echo : a novel

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz, author.

    Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.

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    The screaming staircase

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    The screaming staircase

    Stroud, Jonathan.

    Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.

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    2016

    Prisoner B-3087

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    Prisoner B-3087

    Gratz, Alan, 1972-

    Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.

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    Place: Winner

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    The boy on the wooden box

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    The boy on the wooden box : how the impossible became possible...on Schindler's list

    Leyson, Leon, 1929-2013,.

    The biography of Leon Leyson, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child.

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    Counting by 7s

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    Counting by 7s

    Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958- 176.

    Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

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    Half a chance

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    Half a chance

    Lord, Cynthia, author.

    Lucy, with her mother and her photographer father, has just moved to a small rural community in New Hampshire, and with her new friend Nate she plans to spend the summer taking photos for a contest, but pictures sometimes reveal more than people are willing to see.

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    Half a chance

    Lord, Cynthia, author.

    Lucy, with her mother and her photographer father, has just moved to a small rural community in New Hampshire, and with her new friend Nate she plans to spend the summer taking photos for a contest, but pictures sometimes reveal more than people are willing to see.

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