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Benjamin goes to a top academic STEM school. A team competition is announced and Ben is sure he can win...and prove to his sport obsessed dad that he is worthy. The big problem is he's not a great team player.
Two seventh graders discover it takes more than grit and a good pair of shoes to run 13.1 miles. You’ve got to have a partner who refuses to let you quit.
Drew was never much of a runner. Until his dad’s unexpected diagnosis. Mia has nothing better to do. Until she realizes entering Half Moon Bay’s half-marathon could solve her family’s housing problems.
And just like that they decide to spend their entire summer training to run 13.1 miles. Drew and Mia have very different reasons for running, but these two twelve year olds have one crucial thing in common (besides sharing a birthday): Hope. For the future. For their families. And for each other.
From debut author Malia Maunakea comes a sweeping fantasy about a part-Hawaiian girl who must save her best friend and her island from an angry fire goddess.
Curses aren't real.
At least, that's what twelve-year-old, part-Hawaiian Anna Leilani Kamaʻehu thinks when she listens to her grandmother's folktales about sacred flowers and family guardians. Anna's friends back home in Colorado don't believe in legends, either. They're more interested in science and sports—real, tangible things that stand in total contrast to Anna’s family’s embarrassing stories.
So when Anna goes back to Hawaiʻi to visit her Tūtū, she has no interest in becoming the heir to her family’s history; she’s set on having a touristy, fun vacation. But when Anna accidentally insults Pele the fire goddess by destroying her lehua blossom, a giant hawk swoops in and kidnaps her best friend, and she quickly learns just how real these moʻolelo are. In order to save her friends and family, Anna must now battle mythical creatures, team up with demigods and talking bats, and evade the traps Pele hurls her way.
For if Anna hopes to undo the curse, she will have to dig deep into her Hawaiian roots and learn to embrace all of who she is.
Mass, Wendy, 1967- author
"With her life recently turned upside down, 12-year-old Addie is uncomfortable in her own skin until the world of virtual reality sparks her imagination and leads to an exciting new project, a new friend, and to reconnecting with who she's always been"-- Provided by publisher.
Seo, Emily, author
The shy and studious Emma Sakamoto excels at science. So when a popular girl at school asks for Emma's help in getting a boy she fancies to like her, Emma starts writing The Science of Boys. Can gravity pull a boy into a girl's orbit? Emma applies theories from her favourite subject to a perplexing object--boys, but do people really conform to scientific principles? The results are unpredictable in this heartwarming story about the struggles of fitting in and the complexities of friendship.
Coats, J. Anderson
A Palestinian-Canadian girl tries to hide her autism diagnosis while navigating her first year of high school.
A Chinese American boy and his snarky fox spirit face down demon kings as they race against time to be reunited with his brother?́?s spirit.
After dedicated soccer player Will is sidelined from the season - and his friend group - due to complications from his newly diagnosed Crohn?́?s disease, he finds himself figuring out who he really is on the inside.