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Ida Jurkowski
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Kindergarten teacher, mom to 3 boys, Library Science Graduate student at SHSU
Kindergarten teacher, mom to 3 boys, Library Science Graduate student at SHSU

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Looking for Alaska
Green, J. (2005). Looking for Alaska. New York: Penguin Group. Miles Halter is a high school junior who leaves
his home in Florida to attend Culver Creek Preparatory High School in
Alabama.  It happens to be a private
school where students like to pull pran...
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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Black, H. (2013). The coldest girl in Coldtown.   New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Tana Bach is a teenager who lives in a world with
humans and vampires.  She wakes up in a
house after a party to find that they were attacked by vampires and ...
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The Knife of Never Letting Go
Ness, P. (2008). The knife of never letting go. Cambridge, Mass: Candlewick Press Todd Hewitt and his dog Machee live in
Prentisstown, a part of the New World that has “Noise”.  Noise are the thoughts that everyone can hear
including hearing animals’ though...
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Annie On My Mind
Garden, N. (1982).   Annie on my mind. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is a rainy day at the Metropolitan Art Museum
when Liza and Annie first meet.  It was
Liza’s singing that caught her attention. 
They begin to talk and hang out. 
Soon, they beco...
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Etiquette & Espionage
Carriger, G. (2013).  Etiquette & espionage. New York: Little, Brown, Books for Young Readers. At the age of fourteen, Sophronia’a mother wants
to send her to finishing school to learn how to become a proper lady and wife. The
school is Mademoiselle Geraldi...
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My Friend Dahmer
Backderf, D. (2012). My friend Dallmer: A graphic novel. New York: Abrams My Friend Dahmer is a graphic
novel that follows the life of Jeffrey Dahmer when he was an adolescent.  Backderf was a classmate and a friend of
Dahmer’s in high school.  The events t...
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Shiver
Steifvater, M. (2009). Shiver. New York: Scholastic Press.                             Grace is a seventeen year old who loves to watch
the wolves out of her window.   She lives
in a small town in Minnesota.   There is
one wolf in particular that she loves ...
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The Fault in Our Stars
Green, J. (2012). The fault in our stars. New York: Penguin Group. The story is about two teenagers who have
cancer.  Hazel has terminal cancer and
Augustus is a cancer survivor.  They meet
at a cancer support group.  Hazel’s mom
thinks that she is depresse...
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It's Perfectly Normal: A book about changing bodies, growing up, sex, and sexual heatlh
Harris, R. (1994). It's perfectly normal: a book about changing bodies, growing up, sex, and sexual health. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press. This is an informational book that can be used as a teaching
tool for children 10 and older about sexual health, ...
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