Contemporary Realistic Fiction


Author
Clements, Andrew
Call Number
J F CLEMENTS
Summary
Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie's always right in the center of everything--and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie's sidekick. But what happens when everything changes? This time it's Grace who suddenly has everyone's attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school. A fad that might also get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie's friendship. There's only one thing for Grace to do. She will have to figure out a way to end the fad once and for all. But once a fad starts, can it be stopped?
Author
Condie, Ally
Call Number
J F CONDIE
Summary
Following the sudden deaths of her father and autistic younger brother, Cedar Lee spends the summer working at a Shakespearean theater festival, making a new friend, and coming to terms with her grief.
Author
Connor, Leslie
Call Number
J F CONNOR
Summary
After the death of her mother, Lydia moves in with her aunts and finds a new family of inspiring women and loving dogs.
Author
Costner, Arianne
Call Number
J F COSTNER
Summary
When Ben Hardy is forced to become the school's mascot, Steve the Spud, he wants to keep the embarrassing gig a secret at all costs.
Author
Creech, Sharon
Call Number
J F CREECH
Summary
When his father brings home an ailing, newborn donkey, Louie names the animal Winslow and takes care of him, but everyone, including Louie's quirky friend Nora, thinks Winslow is not going to survive.
Author
Draper, Sharon
Call Number
J F DRAPER
Summary
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. (2012 Beehive Book Award winner)
Author
Erskine, Kathryn
Call Number
J F ERSKINE
Summary
Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.
Author
Ferruolo, Jeanne Z.
Call Number
J F FERRUOLO
Summary
Izzy struggles with her parents' separation, starting middle school, and more, but especially the effect her friendship with her Muslim neighbor, Sitara, has on her best friends, Zelda and Piper.
Author
Gemeinhart, Dan
Call Number
J F GEMEINHART
Summary
Twelve-year-old Coyote and her father rush to Poplin Springs, Washington, in their old school bus save a memory box buried in a park that will soon be demolished.
Title
Shine!
Author
Grabenstein, J.J.
Call Number
J F GRABENSTEIN
Summary
When seventh-grader Piper's father is hired by Chumley Prep, a school where every student seems to be the best at everything, she gets the chance to compete for the prestigious Excelsior Award.
Author
Graff, Lisa
Call Number
J F GRAFF
Summary
Twelve-year-old CJ believes her mom is dead and that she can only communicate with her through her aunt, who is a medium, but when CJ finds out that her mother is actually alive, she goes on a journey to find her.
Author
Griffin, Paul
Call Number
J F GRIFFIN
Summary
Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in.
Title
Wink
Author
Harrell, Rob
Call Number
J F HARRELL
Summary
After being diagnosed with a rare eye cancer, twelve-year-old Ross discovers how music, art, and true friends can push him through treatment and survive middle school.
Title
Mayday
Author
Harrington, Karen
Call Number
J F HARRINGTON
Summary
Twelve-year-old Wayne Kovok loses uncle to war and his voice to a plane crash in the same year and must learn to speak up as he navigates relationships with his father, grandfather, and new friend, Denny Rosenblatt.
Author
Hashimi, Nadia
Call Number
J F HASHIMI
Summary
Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States since his father was killed in Afghanistan. Although Jason was born in the US, it's hard to feel American now when he's terrified that his mother will be discovered -- and that they will be separated. When he sees his mother being escorted from her workplace by two officers, Jason feels completely alone. He boards a train with the hope of finding his aunt in New York City, but as soon as he arrives in Penn Station, he wonders if he's overestimated what he can do.
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