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WUWH (Wishing You Were Here)


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.


Going Bovine
Going Bovine

Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.


Stolen
Stolen

Sixteen-year-old Gemma, a British city-dweller, is abducted while on vacation with her parents and taken to the Australian outback, where she soon realizes that escape attempts are futile, and in time she learns that her captor is not as despicable as she first believed.


Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You
Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You

Jeanne and her family, who are Tutsis living in Rwanda during a time of civil war, flee their home in hopes of evading Hutu soldiers as political events threaten to overtake them.


13 Little Blue Envelopes
13 Little Blue Envelopes

When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life.


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

Despite heckling and jeering, William worked hard on a windmill for his small village in Malawi. The true story of how he used the tools around him with determination, from PVC pipe, broken bicycles, and car parts to create something no one had seen before.


Kampung Boy
Kampung Boy

Relates the life experiences, from birth to beginning boarding school, of a boy growing up on a rubber plantation in rural Malaysia.


The Fold
The Fold

Korean American high school student Joyce Kim feels like a nonentity compared to her beautiful older sister, and when her aunt offers to pay for plastic surgery on her eyes, she jumps at the chance, thinking it will change her life for the better.


Habibi
Habibi

When fourteen-year-old Liyanne Abboud, her younger brother, and her parents move from St. Louis to a new home between Jerusalem and the Palestinian village where her father was born, they face many changes and must deal with the tensions between Jews and Palestinians.


A Single Shard
A Single Shard

Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.


Exposure
Exposure

When South America's best soccer player marries the daughter of a right-wing politician, their sudden and controversial marriage propels them to center stage.


As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth

A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when he's stranded in the middle of nowhere.


What the Moon Saw: A Novel
What the Moon Saw: A Novel

Clara makes her first trip to Mexico in the summer before 9th grade. She stays with her grandparents in the Oaxacan mountains, finding magic in the roots of her family.


Shiva's Fire
Shiva's Fire

In India, a talented dancer sacrifices friends and family for her art.


Nothing
Nothing

When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.


The Book Thief
The Book Thief

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.