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Great Books for 12th Graders

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Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia girls lost their accents.
It's a long way from Santo Domingo to the Bronx, where four lively latinas plunged from a life of privilege into the big-city chaos of New York.
ALVAREZ [On Mezzanine]

Border-line personalities : a new generation of Latinas dish on sex, sass, and cultural shifting.
"'¿Y qué dice la juventud?' 'What do the youth have to say?'" A look at what's on the minds of Latinas.
305.488 BOR [In Adult Non-Fiction]

Bruchac, Joseph. Code Talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two.
After being taught that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, during World War.
YA BRUCHAC

Colton, Larry. Counting coup: a true story of basketball and honor on the Little Big Horn.
A brilliant account of a teenage Native American girl who fought for honor on and off the basketball courts.
970.3 CROW [In Adult Non-fiction]

Crutcher, Chris. Deadline.
Given the medical diagnosis of 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 known as "Hey-Soos."
YA CRUTCHER

Draper, Sharon M. November blues.
A teenage boy's hazing has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football his last year in high school.
YA DRAPER

Generation green : the ultimate teen guide to living an eco-friendly life.
How to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way; interviews with teens.
YA 333.72 SIV

Gratz, Alan. Samurai shortstop.
In 1890, 16 year-old Toyo attends a Western school and also receives samurai training which has profound effects on both his baseball game and his relationship with his father.
YA GRATZ

Green, John. Looking for Alaska.
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
YA GREEN

Guibert, Emmanuel. The photographer.
Combining graphic art and photograpy, the authors take us into Afghanistan with Doctors without borders.
GN GUIBERT

Hemphill, Stephanie. Your own, Sylvia : a verse portrait of Sylvia Plath.
The author interprets the people, events, influences and art that made up the brief life of Sylvia Plath.
YA 811.6 HEM

Hosseini, Khaled. The kite runner.
An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us on a journey in Afghanistan from the time of the monarch's overthrow to the tyranny of the Taliban.
HOSSEINI [On Mezzanine]

Jiménez, Francisco. Breaking through.
Having come from Mexico to California ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Francisco is still working in the fields but fighting to improve his life and complete his education.
JIMENEZ [On Mezzanine]

Lynch, Chris. Inexcusable.
High school senior and football player Keir sets out to enjoy graduation night, but when he attempts to comfort a stranded friend, things go terribly wrong.
YA LYNCH

Read, Smatt. Rubb-origami : the art of creating rubber band sculptures.
Make a Rubberband Man, the first in a series of rubber band sculptures.
YA 731.2 REA

Salisbury, Graham. Eyes of the emperor.
Following orders from the United States Army, several young Japanese American men train K-9 units to hunt Asians during World War II.
J SALISBURY

The ultimate teen book guide.
Recommendations from teen reviewers and authors in fantasy, horror, chick lit, graphic novels, sci-fi, crime, true classics, and cult fiction.
YA 028.16 ULT

Yang, Gene Luen. American born Chinese.
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture.
GN YANG

Yell-oh girls: emerging voices explore culture, identity, and growing up Asian American.
Asian American girls have dynamic conversations about the unique challenges they face in their lives.
305.235 YEL [In Adult Non-Fiction]

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