Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New Young Adult Fiction

The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio by Lloyd Alexander
Naive and bumbling Carlo, his shady camel-puller Baksheesh, and Shira, a girl determined to return home, follow a treasure map through the deserts and cities of the infamous Golden Road, as mysterious strangers try in vain to point them toward real treasures.

Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi
Fourteen-year-old Luli and her family face tragedy after failing to tell their slaves that President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made them free.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Junior, a budding cartoonist, leaves his reservation to attend an all-white school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Despite being condemned as a traitor to his people, he attacks life with wit and humor and discovers a strength inside of himself that he never knew

Number 8 by Anna Fienberg
Jackson, who is mildly obsessed with numbers, is hiding out with his mother from the mob after she witnessed a crime. This fast-paced mystery is filled with numbers, gangerster, and just a touch of OCD.

All-In by Peter Hautman
Having won thousands of dollars playing high-stakes poker in Las Vegas, seventeen-year-old Denn Doyle hits a losing streak after falling in love with a young casino card dealer named Cattie Hart.

Cam's Quest by Dian Curtis Regan
Cam stood by while Princess Quinn ventured from Mandria to Outer Earth last year. Now his world has changed completely, and it's his turn to travel to Outer Earth to find his identity while Princess Quinn waits in Mandria. Sequel to Princess Nevermore.

Resurrection Men by T.K. Welsh
London, 1830's, twelve-year-old Victor, an orphan, knows from experience that life is dangerous. In this tumultuous dark underworld, he must risk his life to uncover the identity of the ghoulish murderer who is at the very hear of London's trade in human corpses.

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