Iowa Teen Award 2010-2011
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Iowa Teen Award 2010-2011
- Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. The Boy Who Dared
- Like all of his friends, Helmuth, a German teenager in the 1930s, joins the Hitler Youth. Can he be a good Nazi while staying true to his Mormon faith?
- Bingham, Kelly. Shark Girl
- A shark attack results in the amputation of 15-year-old Jane’s arm, but the hardest adjustment is to how her family and friends now treat her.
- Bodeen, S. A. The Compound
- Following a nuclear attack, Eli's wealthy family moves into the luxurious bomb shelter his dad had built. Six years underground has made Eli begin to ask questions Dad doesn’t want to answer.
- Colfer, Eoin. Airman
- It's the 1890s and Conor is imprisoned on Little Saltee Island, falsely accused of killing the King. Torture, swordplay, flying, a battle of wits and more bring this adventure to an explosive climax.
- Connor, Leslie. Waiting for Normal
- To make up for her mother's neglect, 12-yearold Addie makes friends with her neighbors, especially trying to help Soula, who is battling cancer.
- Dowell, Frances O'Roark. Shooting the Moon
- Jamie's an “Army brat” whose older brother, TJ, sends her photos to develop from Vietnam. Her friendship with Private Hollister leads her to make an important request of her father, the Colonel.
- Green, Tim. Football Genius
- Troy can predict what plays are going to be called in football, so when his mother gets an office job with the Atlanta Falcons, Troy sees his opportunity to help the struggling NFL team.
- Hiaasen, Carl. Scat!
- When their biology teacher disappears in a Florida swamp fire, Nick and Marta investigate and discover way more than they imagined.
- Jaramillo, Ann. La Linea
- There's danger everywhere when Miguel, 15, and Elena, 13, try to leave Mexico illegally to join their parents who are already migrant workers in California.
- Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
- Because she's a girl, Frankie knows she will never be accepted into the all-boy secret club at the private school she attends. But online, nobody knows she’s a girl...
- Prineas, Sarah. Magic Thief
- Conn picks the pocket of a wizard named Nevery, stealing his magical talisman. When Conn doesn't die from it, Nevery is so curious he asks Conn to be his apprentice.
- Scott, Michael. The Alchemyst: the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
- Fifteen-year-old twins, Josh and Sophie, are caught in a centuries-old struggle between warring alchemists for possession of a book containing the formula for eternal youth.
- Smith, Roland. Elephant Run
- As German bombs endanger Londoners, Nick's mother sends him to the supposed safety of his father’s teak plantation in Burma, little realizing the war will affect them there, too.
- Sonnenblick, Jordan. Notes from the Midnight Driver
- Punishment for a drunk driving charge finds Alex doing community service at a nursing home where he's forced to visit with a cranky, elderly man named Sol.
- Van Draanen, Wendelin. Runaway
- Running away from an abusive foster family, 12-year-old Holly searches for life’s necessities while living on her own on the mean streets of Los Angeles.
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