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Speak

Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda Sordino finds herself an outcast at her high school for calling the cops on an end of summer party, and, although she finds comfort in her art class, she still holds a terrible secret.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Special Topics in Calamity Physics
by Marisha Pessl
Having moved from one academic outpost to another throughout her childhood, Blue van Meer attends the elite St. Gallway School in her senior year, where the deaths of a teacher and student awaken her analytical instincts.
Approximate number of books in kit: 6


The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman
A tragic tale of cultural differences chronicles the fight over the proper care of an epilectic Hmong child between a California medical center and her tradition-minded Laotian refugee family.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Squashed

Squashed
by Joan Bauer
As a sixteen-year-old pursues her two goals--growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa and losing twenty pounds herself--she strengthens her relationship with her father and meets a young man with interests similar to her own
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


State of Wonder

State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett
A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh must step out of her comfort zone when she is sent into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years--a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Stay With Me

Stay With Me
by Garret Freymann-Wehr
When her sister kills herself, sixteen-year-old Leila goes looking for a reason and, instead, discovers great love, her family's true history, and what her own place in it is.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
by Chris Crutcher
The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide and other comtemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic cry for help.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10


The Stone Diaries

The Stone Diaries
by Carol Shields
In this Pulitzer Prize winning book, Daisy Goodwill attempts to understand her place in the world as she nears the end of her life. She narrates her own biography, from her birth in Manitoba in 1905 when she loses her mother to childbirth, through her college years, her marriages and her work as a newspaper columnist.
Approximate number of books in kit: 12


Stones from the River

Stones from the River
by Ursula Hegi
Spanning both World Wars, this novel is narrated by dwarf Trudi Montag, the town gossip, historian and librarian, who chronicles the lives of the ordinary residents inhabiting small rural town in Germany and the growing impact of the Nazi regime on their lives.
Approximate number of books in kit: 12


The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife
by Philip Pullman
As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.
Approximate number of books in kit: 10



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