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Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Grades 9-12

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Reagan O’Neill is a rebellious girl who has just broken up with her equally rebellious boyfriend. Luckily, her BFF Lilah, who also has a broken heart, is about to go on tour, and it’s the perfect opportunity for the two of them to get away and forget about boys for a while. However, when adorable Matt Finch joins Lilah on tour, Reagan realizes that staying away from boys will be harder than she thought. Will she give love another chance?

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Brave Like My Brother by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Grade 2

brave like my brother

It is 1942 during World War II. Joe is a soldier in the war, and he and his 10-year-old brother Charlie are writing letters to each other to keep in touch. Joe tells Charlie all about what it’s like to be a soldier, and Charlie knows that his brother is brave. However, when Joe is sent on a secret mission, Charlie learns just how brave his brother really is. Can Charlie be brave and fight his own bullies at home without his brother by his side? Read Brave Like My Brother by Marc Tyler Nobleman to find out.

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Confessions of a Closet Catholic by Sarah Darer Littman

Grades 3-6

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Justine Silver is Jewish, and her best friend Mary Catherine McAllister, is Catholic. One day, Justine decides to become Catholic like Mary Catherine. Instead of giving up chocolate for Lent like her friend, Justine gives up being Jewish. She confesses all of her sins to Father Ted, the stuffed bear in her closet, which she has turned into a confessional. When Justine’s grandmother suffers a stroke, she begins to question her decision to give up her Jewish faith. What will she ultimately decide?

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Two From the Heart by James Patterson

Ages 18+

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Anne McWilliams loses everything as her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her home. In order to get her life back on track, she decides to ask her good friends to tell her stories about their lives. These stories are both funny and tragic, and will keep you reading from beginning to end.

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The Case of the Three Kings by Adilis Vicente

Grades 2-3

case of the three kings

This is book two of The Flaca Files, and Detective Flaca is at it again! This time, Flaca is happy to receive all the tools that she needs for her case as Christmas gifts, but she is not happy that she also received plane tickets to Puerto Rico. She has a case to solve! However, she and her sister head to Puerto Rico anyway, to stay with their grandmother. There, she is faced with another case, the Case of the Three Kings. Three Kings Day is celebrated on January 6th, and involves three men who come around to leave gifts for children. This sounds suspicious to Flaca, so she decides to investigate. This bilingual book is great for young readers!

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The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases by Adilis Vicente

Grades 2-3

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This bilingual book is perfect for young readers! The story follows Flaca, whose chancleta, or flip flop, has gone missing. She is on a mission to find it ASAP! She suspects her family members are involved, and, armed with her notebook and magnifying glass, proceeds to interview each of them and get to the bottom of this. Included are other interwoven stories of her other cases, and readers have the pleasure of reading the book in both English and Spanish!