Seventeen-year-old Cassia lives in an ordered, dystopian world where Society’s Officials determine the mate with whom she will be MATCHED (Dutton, $17.99). As an unquestioning believer, Cassia is stunned when a split-second revelation manifests the picture of a person other than her intended as her match. Reminiscent of The Giver and 1984, Ally Condie’s romantic and mysterious novel examines how passion works against order and rules are broken for those we love. Ages 14-18. MAG
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ISBN: 9780525423645
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - November 30th, 2010

Pablo Neruda’s early life is imagined in THE DREAMER (Scholastic $17.99), an enchanting fictionalized biography. Pam Muñoz Ryan’s poetic language echoes Neruda’s sense of wonder, whimsy, and passion. She captures this shy young poet’s resolve to overcome the castigations of an overbearing father and later, a militaristic government. Peter Sís’s illustrations heighten the magic of the story and encapsulate young Neruda’s fears. This beautifully crafted book is printed in green ink, the color in which Neruda wrote to signify esperanza, or hope. Representative poems, author notes, and sources are final perfecting touches. Ages 10 and up. MAG
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By Pam Munoz Ryan, Peter Sis (Illustrator), Pam Muñoz Ryan, Peter Sís (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439269704
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 1st, 2010

Melody was born with cerebral palsy and has never spoken one word, but in the internal voice created for her by Sharon Draper, she reveals herself as a brilliant and frustrated child. The introduction of a communication board allows Melody to take her thoughts OUT OF MY MIND (Atheneum, $16.99) and reveal her intelligence to her schoolmates and everyone else. Melody makes the journey from a special education class to her fifth-grade year, when inclusion in regular classes is mandated and Melody faces the challenge of acceptance by her “normal” peers. Ages 10-14. MAG
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ISBN: 9781416971702
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2010