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    Al Capone does my shirts

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    Al Capone does my shirts

    Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957-

    A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

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    Antsy does time

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    Antsy does time

    Shusterman, Neal.

    Fourteen-year-old Anthony "Antsy" Bonano learns about life, death, and a lot more when he tries to help a friend with a terminal illness feel hopeful about the future.

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    The art of keeping cool

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    The art of keeping cool

    Lisle, Janet Taylor.

    In 1942, Robert and his cousin Elliot uncover long-hidden family secrets while staying in their grandparents' Rhode Island town, where they also become involved with a German artist who is suspected of being a spy.

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    Black box

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    Black box : a novel

    Schumacher, Julie, 1958-

    When her sixteen-year-old sister is hospitalized for depression and her parents want to keep it a secret, fourteen-year-old Elena tries to cope with her own anxiety and feelings of guilt that she is determined to conceal from outsiders.

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    Chasing Augustus

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    Chasing Augustus

    Fusco, Kimberly Newton, author.

    During a rough year in which she was placed in the care of her prickly grandfather after her father suffered a stroke, Rosie embarks on a search for her missing dog after he is given away by her estranged mother.

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    The cook's family

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    The cook's family

    Yep, Laurence.

    As her parents' arguments become more frequent, Robin looks forward to the visits that she and her grandmother make to Chinatown, where they pretend to be an elderly cook's family, giving Robin new insights into her Chinese heritage.

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    Crunch

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    Crunch

    Connor, Leslie.

    The oldest Mariss brother, fourteen-year-old Dewey, attempts to be the "embodiment of responsibility" as he juggles the management of the family's bicycle repair business while sharing the household and farm duties with his siblings after a sudden energy crisis strands their parents far from home.

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    The cure for cold feet

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    The cure for cold feet : a novel in small moments

    Ain, Beth Levine, author.

    A novel in verse. Middle schooler Izzy Klein writes free verse poems about her middle school woes, which include a very annoying boy, lunch tables of popular girls, her mom's new friend and her dad's remarrying, her overly dramatic brother, and her woes over a ballroom dance.

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    Deep water

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    Deep water

    Key, Watt, author.

    When a dive off the coast of Alabama goes horribly wrong, twelve-year-old Julie and one of her father's scuba clients struggle to survive after reaching an abandoned oil rig.

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    Doll bones

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    Doll bones

    Black, Holly.

    Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

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    Family game night and other catastrophes

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    Family game night and other catastrophes

    Lambert, Mary E., 1984-, author. http://id.loc.gov

    Seventh-grader Annabelle's mother is a hoarder, and their whole house is full of canned goods, broken toys, fabric, and old newspapers--but when a pile of newspapers (organized by weather reports) falls on Annabelle's younger sister Leslie and their mother is more concerned about the newspapers, it sets off a chain of events that brings their fix-it-all grandmother in and Annabelle realizes that if there is any hope for change she can not isolate herself and keep her family's problems secret.

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    A finders-keepers place

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    A finders-keepers place

    Leal, Ann Haywood.

    As their mother's manic-depression grows worse, eleven-year-old Esther and her sister Ruth visit various churches hoping to find their father, a preacher named Ezekiel who left them seven years before in 1966.

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    Hidden

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    Hidden

    Halahmy, Miriam, author.

    Fourteen-year-old Alix is faced with a huge moral dilemma when she helps pull an illegal Iraqi immigrant from the incoming tide on the coastal English island where she lives.

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    The hidden summer

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    The hidden summer

    Phillips, Gin.

    When twelve-year-old Nell and her best friend, Lydia, are forbidden to see each other, they hatch a plan to spend their summer days in an abandoned miniature golf course, where they soon find others in search of a home.

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    High heat

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    High heat

    Deuker, Carl.

    When sophomore Shane Hunter's father is arrested for money laundering at his Lexus dealership, the star pitcher's life of affluence and private school begins to fall apart.

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    Hot hand

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    Hot hand

    Lupica, Mike.

    In the wake of his parents' separation, ten-year-old Billy seems to have continual conflicts with his father, who is also his basketball coach, but his quiet, younger brother Ben, a piano prodigy, is having even more trouble adjusting, and only Billy seems to notice.

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    Inventing Elliot

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    Inventing Elliot

    Gardner, Graham.

    Elliot, a victim of bullying, invents a calmer, cooler self when he changes schools in the middle of freshman year, but soon attracts the wrong kind of attention from the Guardians who "maintain order" at the new school.

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    Keeper of the night

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    Keeper of the night

    Holt, Kimberly Willis.

    Isabel, a thirteen-year-old girl living on the island of Guam, and her family try to cope with the death of Isabel's mother who committed suicide.

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    Kick

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    Kick

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Told in their separate voices, thirteen-year-old soccer star Kevin and police sergeant Brown, who knew his father, try to keep Kevin out of juvenile hall after he is arrested on very serious charges.

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    Love double Dutch!

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    Love double Dutch!

    Spicer-Dannelly, Doreen, author.

    MaKayla, a middle schooler in Brooklyn, is excited to take her double Dutch team to the national championship at Madison Square Garden, until her mom says MaKayla will be living with her aunt in North Carolina for the summer while her parents decide whether or not to divorce. With her dreams shattered, MaKayla travels to her cousin's house but is surprised to learn that double Dutch is also popular in the South. Makayla wonders if she can convince her snooty cousin Sally to help her form a team and compete against some Southern belles who used to be Sally's best friends.

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