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YOUR LIBRARIAN'S PICK OF THE MONTH
Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce is book 1 in the series, Circle of Magic where four young misfits find themselves living in a strictly disciplined school where they become friends while also learning to use their magical powers. The four students hail from various walks of life in this high fantasy world, but their unique ability to use magic unites these misfits when all others shun them. This title is available in YA Paperback, Hoopla, Overdrive, and Juvenile Book on CD as a clean read the whole family can enjoy!
There is nothing Theodore Finch likes more than planning increasingly creative ways to kill himself, though he has yet to go through with the fatal act. Violet Markey has been obsessed with the future since her sister's death. A fateful meeting on the ledge of the school's bell tower changes two broken souls when Theodore and Violet have to team up on a school project.
2016 Best of the Best from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
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2016 Printz Award Winner & Honor Books
Best YA Book of the Year
The Michael L. Printz Award recognizes literary excellence in young adult literature. Each year, the eight librarians who are elected from around the country, read through every American teen book that was published within the previous year and debate which will be labeled the award winning title.
2016 winner is Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Told from alternating viewpoints, Bone Gap perfectly melds elements of fairy tales, myths, gothic romance, and magic realism into the story of Finn, who lives in a town with gaps in the very fabric of time and place.