GSTBA Voting -- Fiction -- Grades 6-8

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I Kill the Mockingbird Acampora, Paul
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The Crossover Alexander, Kwame
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The Night Gardener Auxier, Jonathan Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house. (https://www.worldcat.org/title/night-gardener/oclc/858845308&referer=brief_results)
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The Witch's Boy Barnhill, Kelly When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned. (https://www.worldcat.org/title/witchs-boy/oclc/866938511&referer=brief_results)
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Stay Where You Are And Then Leave Boyne, John Four years after Alfie Summerfield's father left London to become a soldier in World War I he has not returned but Alfie, now nine, is shining shoes at King's Cross Station when he happens to learn that his father is at a nearby hospital being treated for shell shock. (https://www.worldcat.org/title/stay-where-you-are-then-leave/oclc/849210896&referer=brief_results)
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Just a Drop of Water Cerra, Kerry O'Malley
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The Swallow: A Ghost Story Cotter, Charis Despite their differences, the two girls Rose and Polly become friends and explore the uncertain world between life--and death. (https://www.worldcat.org/title/swallow-a-ghost-story/oclc/863074353&referer=brief_results)
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The Madman of Piney Woods Curtis, Christopher Paul
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In Real Life Doctorow, Cory
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Deep Blue Donnelly, Jennifer
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The Mark of the Dragonfly Johnson, Jaleigh Since her father's death in a factory in the Dragonfly territories, thirteen-year-old Piper has eked out a living as a scrapper in Merrow Kingdom, but the arrival of a mysterious girl sends her on a dangerous journey to distant lands. WorldCat.org description. (https://www.worldcat.org/title/mark-of-the-dragonfly/oclc/847537373&referer=brief_results)
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The Great Greene Heist Johnson, Varian Jackson Greene swears he's given up scheming. Then school bully Keith Sinclair announces he's running for Student Council president, against Jackson's former friend Gaby de la Cruz. Gaby wants Jackson to stay out of it -- but he knows Keith has "connections" to the principal, which could win him the presidency no matter the vote count. So Jackson assembles a crack team: Hashemi Larijani, tech genius. Victor Cho, bankroll. Megan Feldman, science goddess. Charlie de la Cruz, reporter. Together they devise a plan that will take down Keith, win Gaby's respect, and make sure the election is done right. If they can pull it off, it will be remembered as the school's greatest con ever -- one worthy of the name THE GREAT GREENE HEIST.” (http://www.amazon.com/Great-Greene-Heist-Jackson/dp/0545525535)
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Half a World Away Kadohata, Cynthia
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The Boundless Oppel, Kenneth Aboard "The Boundless," the greatest train ever built, on its maiden voyage across Canada, teenaged Will enlists the aid of a traveling circus to save the train from villains. (http://www.worldcat.org/title/boundless/oclc/835615852&referer=brief_results)
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The Red Pencil Pinkney, Andrea Davis After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder. (https://www.worldcat.org/title/red-pencil/oclc/862962383&referer=brief_results)
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The Graveyard Book (vol. 1 & 2 ) Russell, P. Craig “Inventive, chilling, and filled with wonder, Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book reaches new heights in this stunning adaptation. Artists Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Galen Showman, Scott Hampton, and David Lafuente lend their own signature styles to create an imaginatively diverse and yet cohesive interpretation of Neil Gaiman's luminous novel.” (http://www.amazon.com/Graveyard-Book-Graphic-Novel/dp/006219481X)
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Tesla’s Attic Shusterman, Neal and Eric Elfman With a plot combining science and the supernatural, four kids are caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by the eccentric inventor, Nikola Tesla. (https://www.worldcat.org/title/teslas-attic/oclc/814301812&referer=brief_results)
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This One Summer Tamaki, Mariko Rose and her parents have been going to Awago Beach since she was a little girl. It's her summer getaway, her refuge. Her friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had, completing her summer family. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and Rose and Windy have gotten tangled up in a tragedy-in-the-making in the small town of Awago Beach. It's a summer of secrets and heartache, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. (https://www.worldcat.org/title/this-one-summer/oclc/857967536&referer=brief_results)
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A Time to Dance Venkatraman, Padma
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Arcady's Goal Yelchin, Eugene
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