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    Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed 
    Amal lives in Pakistan where she’s been pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher. But as the eldest daughter, she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. After an incident with a member of the Khan family, her village’s corrupt landlords, Amal must work as a servant at the Khan estate to pay off a debt. While there, she makes enemies and learns just how deceptive the Khans really are.
    Divergent by Veronica Roth
    In future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice should have discovered which of her society's five factions--Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, Erudite--she belongs to after taking a sorting test. However, her results are inconclusive, which could get her killed; or she might just save the world.
    Refugee by Alan Gratz
    Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy livng in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.
    Fallout by Todd Starsser
    Scott's dad is the only one in the neighborhood who builds a bomb shelter during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and when the time comes, more neighbors enter the shelter than Scott's dad is prepared for.

    The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

    A young girl living in a Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago ponders the advantages and disadvantages of her environment and evaluates her relationships with family and friends. - From Follett

    Legend by Marie Lu

    In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.- From Follett

    Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

    Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya has never been popular. But before starting eighth grade, she decides to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. - From the publisher

    The Contender by Robert Lipsyte

    After a successful start in a boxing career, a Harlem high school dropout decides that competing in the ring isn't enough of life and resolves to aim for different goals. - From Follett

    Eyes Wide Open by Paul Fleischman

    Fleischman issues a wake-up call -- and a challenge -- to today's teens about the environmental crisis. He begins with a call to arms to see through "the everyday world's two biggest illusions: 'it's always been this way' and 'everything's fine,'" urging teens to critically examine the information fed to them through advertising, politics, and "the whole culture we're part of." - Horn Book Magazine