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STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
King
Author's First Name: 
A. S.
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dutton)
Publication Date: 
2016

 At sixteen, Sarah finds that she can no longer draw. Is this an existential crisis or is something else going on? Sarah's search to find the reality inside her tornado takes us into the world of domestic violence - the depths the mind will go to in order to protect itself and the almost impossible task of finding the way out.

WEEKENDS WITH MAX AND HIS DAD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Urban
Author's First Name: 
Linda
Illustrator's First Name: 
Katie
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Kath
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Max shares his third-grade take on his life with his dad, as he and his father adjust to a recent divorce and gradually carve out a life with new friends and traditions. 

EMILY'S BLUE PERIOD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Daly
Author's First Name: 
Cathleen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lisa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Brown
Publisher: 
Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 
2014

Learning about the colorful mixed up artwork of Pablo Picasso helps young Emily deal with her newly mixed up family. A lovely tale of coping and growing.

WORDS WITH WINGS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Grimes
Author's First Name: 
Nikki
Publisher: 
Wordsong
Publication Date: 
2013

Short free-verse chapters capture Gabby’s anguish with her parents’ separation, her new school, and wanting an understanding friend. Her daydreaming damages study, but a thoughtful teacher’s guidance reveals to her the beauty of words and wonders in writing. 

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