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Top Grade Fall 2015 Selections (High School)

Created by Top Grade on August 24, 2015
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New titles for high school students published in fall 2015.
Diego's Crossing

Diego's Crossing

by Robert Hough
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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A young man is on a dangerous mission that will secure his future … or leave him dead.

Seventeen-year-old Diego dreams of a brighter future. His small town near the Mexican-United States border has been ravaged by the drug war, and the newspaper headlines are filled with body counts. Diego worries about his parents, particularly his tenderhearted father. Their road trips in his dad’s beloved, rusty Datsun are the only times the family can truly be carefree.

One day, Diego’s older brother Ern …

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Prairie Ostrich

Prairie Ostrich

by Tamai Kobayashi
edition:eBook
also available: Audiobook Paperback
tagged : asian american, coming of age, literary

Winner, Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBT Writers
Not every story has a happy ending.

Since her brother's death, eight-year-old Egg Murakami has been living day-to-day on the family ostrich farm near Bittercreek, discovering life to be an ever-perplexing condition. Mama Murakami has curled up inside a bottle, and Papa has exiled himself to the barn with the birds. Big sister Kathy tells stories to Egg so that the world might not seem so awful.

The Murakami family is not happy. But in the hands …

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Small Bones

Small Bones

by Vicki Grant
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook
tagged : parents, orphans & foster homes, historical

Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams—but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns more than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of war, the legacy of deceit—and …

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Unleashed

Unleashed

by Sigmund Brouwer
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : law & crime, general (see also headings under social themes), sexual abuse)

Jace has it all—money, cars and status. What he doesn’t have is a happy home life. Forced to protect his brother from an abusive father and a neglectful mother, Jace lives a double life on the wrong side of the tracks, learning to box and trying to survive on his own merits while plotting to expose his father as the monster he is. Working reluctantly with two girls who have their own thoughts of vengeance, Jace finds that he is not as alone as he thought and that there are people he can tru …

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Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

A Claire Abbott Mystery
by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : women sleuths, crime, supernatural

Small-town journalist Claire Abbott has a sixth sense, what the fire chief calls a "radar for crime." When a string of suspicious fires breaks out in town, Claire thinks she knows who the firebug is. Or does she? She finds there is much more to the story than she imagined. Worse, no one will believe her. The firebug is getting bolder, and the fires he sets more dangerous. Claire is now in a race against time to catch the arsonist in the act before he takes a life.
Playing with Fire is the second …

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