Battle of the Books 2018: 7th & 8th Grade Booklist

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7th & 8th Grade Battle
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
CLP – East Liberty | CLP – Squirrel Hill | CLP – West End
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If you’re interested in audio or digital copies of the books check out Hoopla and Overdrive (library card required)!

Blackbird Fly

Bullied at school, eighth-grader Apple, a Filipino American who loves the music of the Beatles, decides to change her life by learning how to play the guitar.

Empress of a Thousand Skies

When their paths cross after a brutal attack Aly is falsely accused of murdering Rhee, they are forced to work together to save their own lives and the universe.

 

Every Last Word

Consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off, a girl coping with Purely-Obsessional OCD learns to accept herself and take control of her life through her experiences in poetry club.

 

Felix Yz

Thirteen-year-old Felix Yz chronicles the final month before an experimental procedure meant to separate him from the fourth-dimensional creature, Zyx, with whom he was accidentally fused as a young child.

 

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block . . . for the fourth time. She is determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh with a new Brady Bunch name–Cindy. It is the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes more difficult as Iran makes U.S. headlines with protests, revolution, and finally the taking of American hostages. Even mood rings and puka shell necklaces cannot distract Cindy from the anti-Iran sentiments that creep too close to home. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.

The Lie Tree

On an island off the south coast of Victorian England, fourteen-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father, who was involved in a scandal, and discovers a tree that feeds upon lies and gives those who eat its fruit visions of truth.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Vol 1, BFF

Lunella LaFayette is a preteen super genius and inventor who wants to change the world. Lunella’s life is turned upside down when a savage, red-scaled dinosaur is teleported from the prehistoric past to her New York City neighborhood.

The Phantom Tollbooth

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers and finds a cure for his boredom.

Revolver

In an isolated cabin, fourteen-year-old Sig is alone with a corpse: his father, who has fallen through the ice and frozen to death only hours earlier. Then comes a stranger claiming that Sig’s father owes him a share of a horde of stolen gold. Sig’s only protection is a loaded Colt revolver hidden in the cabin’s storeroom. The question is, will Sig use the gun, and why?

Walk On Earth A Stranger

Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend — who might want to be something more. She also has a secret. Lee can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. She has kept her family safe and able to buy provisions, even through the harshest winters. But what would someone do to control a girl with that kind of power? A person might murder for it. When everything Lee holds dear is ripped away, she flees west to California — where gold has just been discovered. Perhaps this will be the one place a magical girl can be herself. If she survives the journey.