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Brown Girl Dreaming by
Call Number: JUV 92 Woodson
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.
Enchanted Air by
Call Number: JUV 92 Engle
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
In this poetic memoir, Margarita Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.
Call Number: JUV 92 Van Wagenen 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
Presents a memoir of a one-year social experiment in which teen author Maya Van Wagenen followed a 1950's popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell.
Free Lunch by
Publication Date: 2019-09-10
Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school's free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger -- that of a child for his parents' love and care
Hey, Kiddo by
Call Number: JUV 92 Krosocska 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
In graphic novel format author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka discusses growing up in a family grappling with addiction.
Hole in My Life by
Call Number: JUV 92 Gantos
Publication Date: 2002-03-26
The author relates how, as a young adult, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.
Laughing at My Nightmare by
Call Number: JUV 92 Burcaw
Publication Date: 2014-10-14
Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life.
Call Number: JUV 92 Lewis
Publication Date: 2013-08-13
A graphic novel trilogy [March 1, 2, 3] based on the life of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis