It's a Hard Knock Life

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The 57 Bus
Artist/Author/Cast:
Slater, Dashka
Call Number:
HS 364.1555 S6317f 2017
Description:

One reckless act on the ride home leaves Sasha burned, and Richard charged with hate crimes and facing life imprisonment.

The Art of Starving
Artist/Author/Cast:
Miller, Sam J.
Call Number:
HS F Miller
Description:

Matt believes that starving himself gives him superpowers he can use to find his runaway sister and deal with life.

Beirut Hellfire Society : A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hage, Rawi
Call Number:
F Hage
Description:

An eccentric undertaker in 1970s Beirut confronts perspectives on death in the face of war.

A Boy Made of Blocks : A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stuart, Keith
Call Number:
F Stuart
Description:

Inspired by Stuart's relationship with his autistic son, this is a true-to-life novel about the power of difference.

Breaking Night
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murray, Liz
Call Number:
362.74092 M9828b 2010
Description:

The stunning memoir of a fifteen-year old who lived on the streets but survived to make it to Harvard.

Challenger Deep
Artist/Author/Cast:
Shusterman, Neal
Call Number:
HS F Shusterman
Description:

Caden Bosch is torn. Caden Bosch is dealing with schizophrenia...

Every Falling Star : The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lee, Sungju
Call Number:
HS 920 L4815e 2016
Description:

The intense memoir of a North Korean boy forced to live on the streets and fend for himself.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Artist/Author/Cast:
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Call Number:
F Foer
Description:

Oskar Schell is on an urgent, secret search to find the lock belonging to his father, who died on 9/11.

Fish in a Tree
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
Call Number:
JF Hunt
Description:

Ally's greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is.

Golden Boy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sullivan, Tara
Call Number:
YP F Sullivan
Description:

A Tanzanian albino boy finds himself the ultimate outsider, hunted because of the color of his skin.

The Great Alone
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hannah, Kristin
Call Number:
F Hannah
Description:

Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man.

Hey, Kiddo
Artist/Author/Cast:
Krosoczka, Jarrett
Call Number:
GN HS 362.2913092 K9367h 2018
Description:

Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father.

Hidden Girl : The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hall, Shyima; Wysocky, Lisa (As told to)
Call Number:
YP 362.77 H1792h 2014
Description:

When Shyima was eight her parents sold her into slavery, and she eventually moved to California with her captors.

Hole in My Life
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gantos, Jack
Call Number:
813.54092 G2113h
Description:

A popular children’s author relates his journey through drug addition, smuggling, incarceration, and redemption.

In the Country We Love : My Family Divided
Artist/Author/Cast:
Guerrero, Diane
Call Number:
791.43028092 G9344i 2016
Description:

Diane Guerrero when her parents and brother were arrested and deported to Colombia while she was at school.

Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stevenson, Bryan
Call Number:
353.48092 S8472j 2014
Description:

The compelling story of Stevenson's merciful work to protect the rights of incarcerated people on the margins of American society.

A Long Way Gone : Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Artist/Author/Cast:
Beah, Ishmael
Call Number:
92 Beah
Description:

It is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them.

The Nickel Boys
Artist/Author/Cast:
Whitehead, Colson
Call Number:
F Whitehead
Description:

Elwood Curtis is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory and finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors.

Positive
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rawl, Paige
Call Number:
YP 362.19697 R2587p 2014
Description:

A teenager's memoir of being bullied and being HIV positive to become a force for change in this world.

The Rules of Survival
Artist/Author/Cast:
Werlin, Nancy
Call Number:
YP F Werlin
Description:

Matthew recounts his attempts since childhood to free himself and his sisters from their emotionally and physically abusive mother.

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