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How to make friends with the sea book cover

How to make friends with the sea

Tanya Guerrero

jFICTION Guerrero Tanya
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Moving to the Philippines with his zoologist mother, twelve-year-old Pablo struggles with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly.

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Sara and the search for normal

Wesley King

jFICTION King Wesley
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Seventh-grader Sara wants to be normal but her panic attacks and other episodes cause her to isolate herself until, in group therapy, she meets talkative and outgoing Erin, her first friend.

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As brave as you

Jason Reynolds

jFICTION Reynolds Jason
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"When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires--literally"--

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Song for a whale

Lynne Kelly

jFICTION Kelly Lynne
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Twelve-year-old Iris and her grandmother, both deaf, drive from Texas to Alaska armed with Iris's plan to help Blue-55, a whale unable to communicate with other whales.

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Song for a whale

Lynne Kelly

jFICTION Kelly Lynne
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Twelve-year-old Iris and her grandmother, both deaf, drive from Texas to Alaska armed with Iris's plan to help Blue-55, a whale unable to communicate with other whales.

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The year we fell from space

A. S. (Amy Sarig) King

jFICTION King A. S.
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Middle schooler Liberty likes to make her own maps of the stars, in fact she is obsessed with them, especially since her family is falling apart; her parents are getting divorced, her nine-year-old sister will barely leave the house and carries a stuffed tiger at all times, her father is suffering from depression, but will not talk about it, and the brothers down the street, once friends, have turned into bullies--so when a tiny meteorite literally falls in her lap it is like a sign, but a sign of what?

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Each tiny spark

Pablo Cartaya

jFICTION Cartaya Pablo
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Sixth-grader Emilia Torres struggles with ADHD, her controlling abuela, her mother's work commitments, her father's distance after returning from deployment, evolving friendships, and a conflict over school redistricting.

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Rules

Cynthia Lord

jFICTION Lord, Cynthia
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Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.

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Get a grip, Vivy Cohen

Sarah Kapit

jFICTION Kapit Sarah
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Eleven-year-old knuckleball pitcher Vivy Cohen, who has autism, becomes pen pals with her favorite Major League baseball player after writing a letter to him as an assignment for her social skills class.

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Can you see me?

Libby Scott

jFICTION Scott Libby
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Eleven-year-old Tally is starting sixth grade at Kingswood Academy and she really wants to fit in, which means somehow hiding her autism, hypersensitivity to touch, and true self, and trying to act "normal" like her former best friend, Layla, who is distancing herself from Tally and her fourteen-year-old sister, Nell, who is always angry with Tally for being different; but as she records her thoughts and anxieties in her coping diary, Tally begins to wonder--what is "normal" anyway?

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