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Old Man Death By Ian Smith
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After a family tragedy, Angela is trying to make things work with her estranged mother. Although moving from Chicago to the small town of Cedar Creek is a big leap for her senior year, with a new... More > school comes a new chance at life. Too bad her new neighbor happens to be murderer.< Less
Chorus of Bells By Natalie Walker
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Based on the legend of dead ringers and the origin of the terms, "graveyard shift," Chorus of the Bells is set in the mid-19th century. Lester, a skeptical young man, is patrolling the... More > village cemetery for his first night as the graveyard lookout. He expects a silent night, but hears a chorus of bells.< Less
The Palace By Sophie Rathmann
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The Palace is old and sad. The people fear it. Every year, one citizen is chosen by lottery to enter its walls, something the town has always done as long as anyone can remember. No one knows what... More > would happen if their lottery ended. No one wants to find out. And so, once again, a name is drawn. This time it reads: Laurel.< Less
Bloody Island By Robert Wonders
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Dorr, a forest gnome, is tired of his parents telling him what to do. This isn't the first time he's thought of running away, but it is the first time he follows through on it. He's made up his mind... More > and is headed for Bloody Island, a place rumored to be filled with treasure. If he can just get enough gold, he will be able to gain the independence he has been aching for. But it's a long journey, and it's filled with danger, especially for someone only 6 inches tall. Will Dorr be able to safely achieve his goal? And if so, will it truly be what he wants? This book in one in a growing collection of Relevant Reads, a new genre of literature intended to improve teen and young adult literacy by providing compelling yet approachable books as tools for learning. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THESE BOOKS WILL GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS CROWD-SOURCING NEW RELEVANT READS AND IDENTIFYING MORE STRUGGLING READERS IN NEED OF RESOURCES TO IMPROVE THEIR LITERACY.< Less
The Manzanar Scrapbook By Brian Kirchner
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A safe gets burglarized. Valuable jewelry is stolen, along with a scrapbook that contains an old man’s memories as a boy in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. Four teenage... More > members of a band (The People Movers) investigate the case. Along the way, they learn about honor, courage, and the reach of history. What they discover brings them face to face with an eighty-year-old murder and the betrayal of a lifelong friendship. This book in one in a growing collection of Relevant Reads, a new genre of literature intended to improve teen and young adult literacy by providing compelling yet approachable books as tools for learning. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THESE BOOKS WILL GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS CROWD-SOURCING NEW RELEVANT READS AND IDENTIFYING MORE STRUGGLING READERS IN NEED OF RESOURCES TO IMPROVE THEIR LITERACY.< Less
The Hike By Jennie Ford
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Three teen boys find an old map and embark on a long hike to find the elusive Bridal Veil falls. Their misadventure will make you wonder, "are some things not meant to be seen?" This book... More > in one in a growing collection of Relevant Reads, stories that are "easy to read and hard to put down." This new genre of literature is intended to improve teen and young adult literacy by providing compelling yet approachable books as tools for learning. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THESE BOOKS WILL GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS CROWD-SOURCING NEW RELEVANT READS AND IDENTIFYING MORE STRUGGLING READERS IN NEED OF RESOURCES TO IMPROVE THEIR LITERACY.< Less
Different By Jennie Ford
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After revealing a major secret about himself, Caleb is forced to see his world through different eyes. He learns that different can be many things...hurtful, and lonely...dangerous, even. Will things... More > get better? Is it worth it to be honest about who he is?< Less
Argentum By Abigail Mitchell
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A centuries old curse brought down on every girl in the royal family has spurred the King to take matters into his own hands. With his daughter's fifteenth birthday and the end of her youth's... More > protection drawing nearer, he brings knights and warriors together from all across the country in a desperate attempt to break the curse. But his daughter is no damsel in distress. If her fate is to be changed, she wishes to be the one to change it. This book in one in a growing collection of Relevant Reads, stories that are "easy to read and hard to put down." This new genre of literature is intended to improve teen and young adult literacy by providing compelling yet approachable books as tools for learning. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these books will go directly towards crowd-sourcing and distributing new Relevant Reads.< Less
Lucky Henry Walker: Hurricane Refugee By John Porter
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This is the story of a Hurricane Katrina canine refugee, presented from the dog's point of view. Lucky Henry Walker is an actual Hurricane Katrina canine refugee and this is his story as accurately... More > as the authors can relay it. This book in one in a growing collection of Relevant Reads, stories that are "easy to read and hard to put down." This new genre of literature is intended to improve teen and young adult literacy by providing compelling yet approachable books as tools for learning. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these books will go directly towards crowd-sourcing and distributing new Relevant Reads.< Less
Wa-Tonka, Camp Cowboys By Joe Novara
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When 14-year old Nick Finazzo gets hired as a Junior Counselor at the horseback riding camp, Wa-Tonka, he jumps at the chance to sleep in his own bunk bed, ride horses, and not be the oldest... More > brother all the time. A favorite horse, Prince, and new friends Bob Petzer, Mack, and Tanya help him grow in unexpected and exciting ways.< Less