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Quick recommended reading lists by subject for readers on the go.

Featured List: NOVELS IN VERSE


Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

Living with their mother who earns money as a prostitute, two sisters take care of each other and when the older one attempts suicide, the younger one tries to uncover the reason. 

Orchards cover

Orchards by Holly Thompson

Sent to Japan for the summer after an eighth-grade classmate's suicide, half-Japanese, half-Jewish Kana Goldberg tries to fit in with relatives she barely knows and reflects on the guilt she feels over the tragedy back home.

Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs

Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs by Ron Koertge

In this humorous, lighthearted novel in verse, a fourteen-year-poet and first baseman is torn between two girls—his cute girlfriend Mira and Amy, who is funny and is also a poet. Followed by Shakespeare Bats Cleanup.

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Last Updated 4/3/12