Lacey Timberland Library
Winter 2017

Books that Raina talked about included...

Andraka, Jack     
Breakthrough : how one teen innovator is changing the world
Chronicles the teen scientist's development of an early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer, and recounts his personal story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying.

Budhos, Marina Tamar     
Far from the "model teen," Naeem moves fast to outrun the eyes of his hardworking Bangladeshi parents, their gossipy neighbors, and the other forms of surveillance in his immigrant neighborhood in Queens, but when his mistakes catch up with him and the police offer a dark deal, will Naeem be a hero or a traitor?

Cohen, Marina     
The Inn Between
During a long car trip, best friends Quinn and Kara explore the strange and creepy goings-on at a remote Nevada inn when Kara's family stops for the night.

Cooper, Constance     
"In the Bad Bayous, guile--a power in the water that changes people and objects, sometimes for the worse--sets Yonie Watereye, 16, on a path that puts her own life in danger as she traces her family tree and finds a murderer"--|cProvided by publisher.

Dumas, Firoozeh     
It ain't so awful, falafel
"Eleven-year-old Zomorod, originally from Iran, tells her story of growing up Iranian in Southern California during the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis of the late 1970s"--|cProvided by publisher.

Keenan, Sheila     
Dogs of war
Three fictional stories, told in graphic novel format, about soldiers in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War who were aided by combat dogs. Based on true stories.

Neri, Greg     
Ghetto cowboy : a novel
Twelve-year-old Cole's behavior causes his mother to drive him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with a father he has never known, who soon has Cole involved with a group of African-American "cowboys" who rescue horses and use them to steer youths away from drugs and gangs.

Patterson, Valerie O     
Operation Oleander
Seventh-grader Jess and her friends establish the Order of the Oleander to collect supplies for an orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan, where two of their parents are deployed, but when disaster strikes and many blame the Order, Jess must find a way to go on.

Peete, Holly Robinson     
Same but different : teen life on the autism express
Through the alternating stories of twins Callie and Charlie, their fictional counterparts, teenagers Ryan Elizabeth Peete and RJ Peete discuss what it is like for RJ as a teenager with autism and Ryan as a teenager with an autistic sibling.

Reynolds, Jason     
Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.

Strand, Jeff     
A bad day for voodoo
When your best friend is just a tiny bit psychotic, you should never actually believe him when he says, "Trust me. This is gonna be awesome." Of course, you probably wouldn't believe a voodoo doll could work either. Or that it could cause someone's leg to blow clean off with one quick prick. But I've seen it. It can happen. And when there's suddenly a doll of YOU floating around out there - a doll that could be snatched by a Rottweiler and torn to shreds, or a gang of thugs ready to torch it, or any random family of cannibals - really, do you need the danger here spelled out for you? - well, you know that's just gonna be a really bad day...

Tamaki, Mariko     
Saving Montgomery Sole
An outcast teen girl explores the mysteries of friendship, family, faith, and phenomena, including the greatest mystery of all--herself.

  January 2017