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Audrey’s 2015 FAVz!

1.) All American Boys by Jason Reynolds: Reynolds and Kiely have crafted not only the most important book I’ve read this year, but possibly ever. This is a multi-faceted look at race relations in America; police brutality; growing up in America, and what … Continue reading

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Tracked by Jenny Martin

Tracked by Jenny Martin  About: On corporately controlled Castra, rally racing is a high-stakes game that seventeen-year-old Phoebe Van Zant knows all too well. Phee’s legendary racer father disappeared mysteriously, but that hasn’t stopped her from speeding headlong into trouble. When … Continue reading

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The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons About: The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road. In a not too distant dystopian future women are hunted, sold as livestock, and inevitably bred to the highest bidder. Aya is a 15 year old girl living on the … Continue reading

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The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson

The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson About: When her father is assassinated by her uncle in a coup, Laila, her mother, and brother leave their war-torn homeland in the Middle East for a fresh start in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts

Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts “When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics.” – Zac Meier About: ….So says seventeen-year-old Zac Meier during … Continue reading

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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

“Crossover (kraws-oh-ver) noun: A simple basketball move in which a player dribbles the ball quickly from one hand to the other. As in: When done right, a crossover can break an opponent’s ankle. As in: Deron William’s crossover is nice, … Continue reading

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Audrey’s Top 5 of 2014

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny , and the Fight for Civil Rights  by Steve Sheinkin On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, … Continue reading

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