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Meena is a third-grader who loves colors. She likes to include every color of the rainbow in her meals. She likes to color her hair with permanent marker. But most of all, she loves to collect colorful trash to use in her art projects. Meena also likes to be the best. She wants to have the craziest hair at school, wants to win every race, and she wants to decorate the best box for Valentine’s Day. Mostly, she wants to beat her best friend, Sophia, who has been staying in at recess and ignoring Meena.

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Better You Than Me is a book about two 12-year-old girls who live two completely different lives. Ruby Rivera is a teen icon, an actor on her hit show "Ruby and the Lamp," and she's a singer. Her life is in the public eye, and she hates her life. Skylar Welshman is a normal teenage girl. She lives with her mom in California, she goes to school every weekday, she's a huge Ruby Rivera fan, and she can do almost whatever she wants.

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This book tells a story about a girl named Claudia. The setting is a school for the wealthy, a school where the honor council, which is made up of the best students, controls the school. Claudia tells her point of view as she watches power corrupt people. Claudia has a stutter and a limp, so she prefers to be invisible but has no problem watching her perfect older sister shine. She wants nothing more than to make it through high school with her head down and a clean record.

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Willa Snap and the Clockwerk Boy is a charming epic of how a normal girl is whisked into an adventure beyond her wildest dreams. Willa Snap's mother has created an invention that a person could put Washington D.C. inside of it, and once something is inside, everything within it is frozen in time.

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A Heart in a Body in the World is about a girl named Annabelle. In the past year, Annabelle has been through so much trama and depression that she doesn't know how she's going to get through this. When she decides that she’s going to run from Seattle, Washington to Washington, D.C., her friends and family are there to help her along the way. As she runs across the country, through mountain passes and across flat plains, she is never able to forget about what The Taker took from her.

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Susan Vaught’s mystery thriller, Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood’s Revenge, is the adventure of Maxine Brennan, a disabled but spunky girl living with her grandfather, AKA Toppy, in Blue Creek, Tennessee. Life is all good, until a hacker starts targeting Toppy. At first, everyone thinks it’s just someone being nasty and trying to make him look bad, but when things start getting crazier and the threats begin to get more malevolent, even to the point of potentially hurting people, Max tries, along with her friends, to get to the bottom of it.

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When Kendal and her dad decide to spend the weekend together in the mountains, she finds out it is said to be cursed. Many odd things happen on the way up to the resort. When they get there, Kendal decides to go to the library to read about Mount Hood.

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In this classic tale, Dorothy and her dog Toto are swept up in a tornado and taken from their home. They awake to find themselves in the magical world called Oz, where monkeys have wings and unlikely creatures can talk. Dorothy is determined to get home, back to her aunt and uncle and their Kansas farm. But to do that, she must find the Wizard of Oz and ask him to take her back home. On her journey, she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, all in search of something that only the Wizard of Oz can give them.

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Vampire Addiction: The Vampires of Athens, Book One by Eve Pohler is a creative take on vampires and is the start of what promises to be a fascinating series. The book begins with Gertrude “Gertie” Morgan spending her senior year of high school in Greece, something she’s not too excited about, but it does get her away from her uncaring mother. Once in Greece, Gertie quickly realizes that there’s a secret Athenians are reluctant to share with outsiders - vampire community.

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Lion Island takes place during the Cuban War of Independence, a time when Cuba was fighting for its freedom from Spain. This book shows three different perspectives. First, Antonio Chuffat. He comes from a long line of different races, which all play an important role in his life since cultural diversity is a big problem during this time. He is grateful for his messenger job. Next is Wing. Wing is a Chinese indentured servant who sells fruit. Antonio and Wing meet and soon become friends. This leads to Wing introducing his sister Fan to Antonio.

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