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Twice upon a Marigold

Harcourt 2012

Happy-ever-after began right when Christian and Marigold get married and the evil Queen Olympia disappeared into the river. But it didn't last long.

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Underground

Macmillan Publishing 2012

Two young people explore what sorts of freeedom they can find,even as slave in 1839.

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Much Ado About Grubstake
Harcourt 2006

Grubstake is a grubby down-on-its-luck mining town filled with grubby down-on-their-luck miners. So when a decidedly nongrubby city slicker shows up and offers to buy the tapped-out mines, the miners are sorely tempted. But not Arley, the brash sixteen-year-old girl who runs the boardinghouse. No, Arley smells a rat. What could some fancy-britches rascal want with empty mines? Is there more in those desolate pits than the Grubs realize?

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Nominee 2008/2009 Children's Choice Award, Missouri Assn. of School Librarians

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ONCE UPON A MARIGOLD

Harcourt 2002

A boy lost in the forest and raised by a troll finds love, danger, and secrets when he gets a job in the castle across the river.


Arizona Young Reader Award for 2007
2006 Nevada Young Readers' Award, Intermediate Category Award nominee
2006 Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Award nominee
2006 Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award nominee

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2005 ALA Popular Paperbacks List.
2004-2005 Garden State Teen Book Award
2004-2005 South Carolina Junior Book Award nominee
2004 Kansas White List
2004 Utah Beehive Book Award nominee
2003-2004 Maryland Black-eyed Susan Book Award nominee
2003-2004 Missouri Gateway Readers' Choice Award for Teens nominee
2003-2004 Colorado Blue Spruce Award nominee
2003 New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age List
2002-2003 Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List
2003 South Dakota Young Adult Reading Program Reading List
2003 VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers
2002 ALA Best Books for Young Adults List
2002 ALA Notable Books List
2002 Junior Library Guild selection
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OF SOUND MIND
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001

Theo, who can hear, has always been the sign language interpreter for his deaf parents and brother.  His need for independence is encouraged by his interest in Ivy, who has a deaf parent,and thwarted by his father's sudden illness and his mother's helplessness.


Junior Library Guild selection 2001
ALA Best Book for Young Adults 2002
Booklist Editor's Choice
TAYSHAS List for 2002
Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2002
New York Public Library List of Books for the Teen Age 2002
Winner, Distinguished Work of Fiction, Children's Literature Council of
Southern California, 2002
Finalist, San Diego Book Awards 2002
2008 ALA List of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

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John's week at rodeo school gives him a break from his demanding family and a friendship with Kit, an outstanding bull-rider, who is everthing John wants to be... until he discovers Kit is gay.

EIGHT SECONDS Harcourt 2000
Nominee 2000 YALSA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Award Nominee 2000 ALA Michael Prinz Award
ALA Best Book For Young Adults 2002
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age 2001
Winner, San Diego Book Award for Juvenile Fiction

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998

After participating in a convenience store robbery, Dallas finds herself in a juvenile detention facility where, surrounded by conflicting influences, she must make choices which will affect the rest of her life.

NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies 1999
ALA 1999 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Winner, San Diego Book Awards, for Juvenile Fiction
Nominee South Carolina Young Adult Book Award 2000-2001
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Young Adult Volunteer State Book Award Master List, 2000-2001
Texas Library Assn. High School Reading List 1999-2000
Young Adult Library Services Assn. 2000 Best Books for Young Adults List
IRA Young Adults Choice 2000
New York Public Library Young Adult Services Books for the Teen Age 1999
Winner, California Young Reader Medal 2002

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Born and raised in isolation in a wealthy, eccentric family, Sandy is shocked when he, his parents, and their servants become victims of a vicious plot by his greedy uncles to incapacitate them and take their money.

ALA Best Books for Young Adults 1999
ALA 1999 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
National Book Award nominee 1998
Young Adult Library Services Assn. Best Books for Young Adults list 1999
Amazon.com 1999 Teens Top Ten Best Books
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1996

Brian must spend the summer with his estranged father working on an underwater archeological expedition searching for a sunken Spanish galleon.  Further complications result from his friendship with a fascinating girl diver.


Nominated for Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award
Texas Library Assn. YA Reading List 1997-98
Nominated for Virginia Young Reader Award 1998-99
Junior Library Guild selection 1996
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1991

When Daphine discovers she's pregnant, her only choice is to run away from home. An unlikely group of people help her make the hardest decision of her life.

An IRA Young Adult Choice for 1991
Nominated for Virginia Young Reader Award 1992-93
Nominated for Iowa Teen Award 1992-93
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1990

 

After Will's flaky sister drags them off to live in the desert, he finds that that barren place offers riches in romance and  accomplishment (he builds a house with a lonely man) as he finds the courage to forge his own life.


An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
California Young Reader Medal Nominee 1992-93

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Out of Print


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In spite of Farrell's relationship with the boy of her dreams, her distant family drives her to the edge of suicide.  Earl Mae, the family's maid, is the only safe place she has to go.
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Fran, Mary and Kitty have been inseparable friends until Mary becomes involved with a boy Fran and Kitty believe is no good for her.  Mary's refusal to listen to them has serious consequences for Mary and for the friendship.
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1987

When Rick and Robin meet in the hospital where they are both being treated for cancer, they find a love that is completely unexpected and which must celebrate life at the same time that it endures pain and anticipates loss.


An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A Booklist Young Adult Editors' Choice
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1993

When Berkeley accepts a trip to Europe as a graduation present from her long-absent father, she doesn't realize she'll be traveling with his new wife and step-daughter.   Many surprises  follow making her grateful to cross paths in London and Paris with Spike Sullivan, a friend-- and maybe more-- from home.

Nominated for Utah Children's Book Award 1994-95
Nominated for South Carolina Young Adult Book Award 1994-95
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995

Hannah's grief over her twin sister's death is moderated during a trip to the prehistoric caves of France by her friendship with a boy from a Gypsy circus and his performing pig.

Junior Library Guild selection 1995
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Avon 1996

A trilogy chronicling the adventures of a sheltered girl who becomes involved with a dashing privateer with a secret past and an obsessive quest during the sea battles of the The War of 1812.


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Avon 1996

A trilogy chronicling the adventures of a sheltered girl who becomes involved with a dashing privateer with a secret past and an obsessive quest during the sea battles of the The War of 1812.


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Avon 1996

A trilogy chronicling the adventures of a sheltered girl who becomes involved with a dashing privteer with a secret past and an obsessive quest during the sea battles of the The War of 1812.


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