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Through Dance

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by Dorian Cirrone
Sixteen-year-old Kayla, a ballet dancer, and her sister Paterson, an artist, confront sexism, conformity, and censorship at their high school for the arts while still managing to maintain their sense of humor.
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by Linden Dalecki
Barely making it through high school, Breslin – known as Kid B – longs to escape from Beaumont, Texas, and pursue his talents as a break dancer.
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by Siena Cherson Siegel
In graphic format, the author shares her story of how, after being diagnosed with flat feet, she decided to ballet classes and was accepted to the School of American Ballet.
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by Suzanne Fisher Staples
In India, a talented dancer sacrifices friends and family for her art.
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by Sherri Winston
Kayla transforms herself from mild-mannered journalist to hot-trotting dance diva in order to properly investigate her high school's dance team.

Musically

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by Cecil Castellucci
Katy, a quiet French Canadian teenager, reluctantly leaves Montreal to spend time with her estranged father, an aging Los Angeles punk rock legend.
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by Rachel Cohn
High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.
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by Rachel Cohn
Yearning to escape the small Massachusetts town where her family retreated after her sister's death, Wonder Blake gets her chance when she's offered a record contract.
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by Sarah Dessen
Isolated from friends, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face what happened at the end-of-the-year party.
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by Pamela Ehrenberg
After a school suspension and his parents' separation, Ethan is sent to live with his grandparents in Washington, D.C., which is worlds apart from his home in a Philadelphia suburb.
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by Gordon Korman
High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.
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by Gail Carson Levine
When orphaned Dave is sent to the Hebrew Home for Boys where he is treated cruelly, he sneaks out at night and is welcomed into the music and culture-filled world of the Harlem Renaissance.
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by Frank Portman
High school loser and aspiring rock musician, Tom Henderson discovers that The Catcher in the Rye may hold the clues to the many mysteries in his life.
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by Jordan Sonneblick
When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, school life, and desire to support his family.
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by Scott Westerfeld
As an ancient evil stirs beneath the streets of New York City infecting rats and people like a plague, five quirky teens come together to form a "New Sound" band whose music seems to have paranormal power.

Dramatically

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by Cherie Bennett
When sixteen-year-old Kate, an aspiring playwright, moves from New Jersey to attend high school in the South, she becomes embroiled in a controversy to remove the school's Confederate flag symbol.
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by Gary Blackwood
A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of Hamlet, but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty.
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by E Lockhart
Spending their summer at Wildewood Academy, an elite boarding school for the performing arts, tests the bond between teens Sadye and her best friend Demi.
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by Suzanne Selfors
Seventeen-year-old Mimi Wallingford's stage fright is nothing compared to the troubles she faces when she and her leading man are transported to Shakespeare's Verona.
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by Maryrose Wood
Sixteen-year-old Emily Pearl's obsession with Broadway shows, lands her in trouble in school and at home, but it might also allow her to find a dramatic solution to her problems.

Artistically

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by Sherman Alexie
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
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by Laurie Halse Anderson
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.
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by Cat Bauer
Fourteen-year-old Harley, an artistic teenager living with her alcoholic father and angry mother, suspects that she is adopted and begins a search for her biological parents.
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by Kristin Butcher
When a store owner catches him painting graffiti on the store's wall, Zee must choose between making a statement and making art.
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by Colin Frizzell
Chill has always been different, but the way he deals with his disability, and his art, have given him the power to survive the horrors of high school.
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by Liz Gallagher
Artistic Seattle high school sophomore Alice decides to emerge from her cocoon and date a football player, which causes a rift between her and her best friend, a boy who wants to be more than just friends.
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by Walter Dean Myers
Jesse uses his sketchbook and comic strips to make sense of his home in Harlem and the loss of a close friendship.
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by Linda Sue Park
Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.
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by Sonya Sones
Fourteen-year-old Robin Murphy is so unpopular at high school that his name is slang for "loser," but he finds acceptance as a student in a drawing class at Harvard.

Spiritually

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by Randa Abdel-Fattah
11th grade at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf.
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by Robin Brande
Following her conscience leads high school freshman Mena to clash with her parents and former friends from their conservative Christian church.
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by Chris Crutcher
With one year to live, high school senior Ben Wolf decides to fulfill his greatest fantasies, ponders his life's purpose and legacy, and converses through dreams with a spiritual guide.
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by Pete Hautman
When sixteen-year-old Jason Bock and his friends create their own religion to worship the town's water tower, what started out as a joke begins to take on a power of its own.
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by Paula Jolin
Determined to follow the laws set down in the Quran, seventeen-year-old Nadia becomes involved in a violent revolutionary movement.
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by Cynthia Rylant
A novel in poems that reveals God's discovery of the wonders and pains in the world.
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by Wendy Corsi Staub
When seventeen-year-old Calla's mother suddenly dies, she goes to stay with her psychic grandmother where she discovers secrets about her practical, down-to-earth mother.
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by Gabrielle Zevin
After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live."

In Writing

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by Elizabeth Craft
When one of four best friends lies and says she will pursue her dream of writing a novel rather than start college, two others join in, while the fourth goes to college.
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by John Grandits
A teenage girl expresses herself through concrete poetry.
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by Nikki Grimes
While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears and finding friendship and understanding.
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by Stephanie Hemphill
The author interprets the people, events, influences and art that made up the brief life of Sylvia Plath.
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by Beth Kephart
High school sophomore Elisa is used to observing others while going unnoticed herself until classmates ask her to write love notes for them and she is drawn out of herself.
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by Ronald Koertge
When a fourteen-year-old baseball player gets sick, he discovers that keeping a journal and experimenting with poetry not only helps fill the time, it also helps him deal with life, love, and loss.
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by Jake Wizner
Shakespeare Shapiro navigates a senior year fraught with feelings of insecurity while writing the memoir of his embarrassing life.
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by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
While reciting her poetry at a club in Queens, New York, seventeen-year-old Orphea recounts her childhood in Pennsylvania and learning about her family and herself while living with her great-aunts on a Virginia mountaintop.

In Your Community

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by Joan Bauer
When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in a diner, they become involved with the owner's political campaign.
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by Marlene Carvell
During his lonely crusade to remove offensive mascots from his high school, a Native American teenager learns more about his heritage, his ancestors, and his place in the world.
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by Chris Crutcher
Billy, who has recently died, keeps an eye on his troubled best friend, fourteen-year-old Eddie, and helps him stand up to a conservative minister and English teacher who is orchestrating a censorship challenge.
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by Cory Doctorow
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security after a major terrorist attack, seventeen-year-old Marcus decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
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by Carl Hiaasen
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
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by Aldous Huxley
The year is 632 A.F. (After Ford) in a Utopia where rigid controls condition everyone to think alike. An outsider's arrival raises questions about individual freedom.
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by E. L Konigsburg
Twelve-year-old Margaret Rose Kane spearheads a campaign to preserve three unique towers her great-uncles have been building in their backyard for more than forty years.
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by Ellen Levine
In the Bronx, New York, during the McCarthy era, twelve-year-old Jamie keeps a terrible secret about her family, but when the truth is exposed, her parents lose their jobs and she is fired from the school newspaper.
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by David Levithan
In the not-too-distant future, when a gay Jewish man is elected president of the United States, sixteen-year-old Duncan examines his feelings about his political and religious beliefs.
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by Naomi Shihab Nye
In San Antonio, Texas, sixteen-year-old Florrie leads her friends and a new boyfriend in a campaign which supports small businesses and protests the effects of chain stores.
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by Marjane Satrapi
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval.
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by Gary D. Schmidt
Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor island community founded by slaves.
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by Janet Tashjian
Josh finds himself the leader of an Internet following after developing a popular website campaigning against waste and consumerism, but things get out of control.
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by Janet Tashjian
Not yet eighteen years old, Josh, a.k.a. Larry, comes out of hiding and returns to public life, this time to run for President as an advocate for issues of concern to youth.