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Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
- April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself--before it's too late.

Awards: #1 in the Top 10 ALA Quick Picks, ALA's Rainbow List, a Governor General Literary Award Finalist, Staff Pick for Teaching Tolerance.

Yes, it's my own arm on the cover of SCARS.

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Caitlyn, a telepath in a world where having any paranormal power at all can kill her, must decide between saving herself or saving the world.

Awards: A finalist for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.

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Kate sees visions of the future--but only when she has an asthma attack. When she "sees" her sister being beaten, and a schoolmate killing herself, Kate must trigger more attacks--but that could kill her.

Awards: 2013 Gold Winner, Wise Bear Digital Awards, YA Paranormal category.

STAINED book cover

Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
- April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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Teen Books That Have Something to Say


From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

Review

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun
by Jacqueline Woodson
Scholastic Paperbacks (reprint),(January 2003)
ISBN-10: 0590458817

My rating:



Thirteen-year-old Melanin Sun has had his mother all to himself for as long as he can remember. Melanin was happy with the way things were. Then his mother tells him that she's in love with a woman—a white lawyer named Kristin. Melanin feels threatened and angry. He struggles with the idea that his mother is lesbian, and wonders whether that will make him gay. And he worries about his friends finding out about his mother and Kristin, and tries to hide the information from them.

Angry and confused, Melanin tries to shut his mother out of his life, and refuses to even talk to Kristen. But over time he works out issues of sexuality, rascism, and tolerance, and comes to accept that Kristen is the person his mother loves.

A compelling, intriguing book that is easy to dive into, and enjoyable to read. A good book!


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