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Grade 12

Valiant

Saville hates sewing. How can she not when her father, the Tailor, loves his bolts of velvet and silk far more than he's ever loved her? Yet, when he is struck ill shortly after they arrive… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Vegas Tryout

From the Series Lorimer Podium Sports Academy

Toronto synchro swimmer Carrie Munroe is Podium Sports Academy's team flyer and the school's best prospect for making it at the upcoming Vegas tryouts—fulfilling her dreams of being in a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Vegetarian Cooking around the World

From the Series Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition

With savory vegetarian recipes from around the world, this versatile cookbook provides a wealth of dishes that are exciting, easy-to-prepare, and delicious. Take a taste-filled trip to… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.2
  • Dewey: 641.5'636

Venom

Beware! Poisonous things are all around you. Author Marilyn Singer brings kids the coolest info on creatures that can harm or even kill with a bite or sting Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 592

Volunteering Smarts: How to Find Opportunities, Create a Positive Experience, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

Volunteering. So you want to get out there and do something? Help someone in need, make a difference, change the world? There are numerous volunteering opportunities out there. Did you know… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 302'.14

Vortex

From the Series Day of Disaster

Blair and her brothers are driving home from a disastrous road trip when their day suddenly gets a whole lot worse. After facing down a tornado, their car is barely functioning, and the same… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2020

Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about how… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1310
  • Dewey: 324.60973

Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Every four years, coverage of the presidential election turns more into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Younger readers, who might be old enough to… Read More →

Fall 2019

Vote!: Women's Fight for Access to the Ballot Box

August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited states and the US government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 324.6/230973

Walden, and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In these two American literary classics, Henry David Thoreau offers readers his experiences and thoughts on how to live a more fulfilling life and stand up for what is right. Having spent two… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1340
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 818'.303

Wall of Water

From the Series Day of Disaster

When Alexandra's dad gets a new job in Hawaii, her parents promise that life there will be paradise. But what they couldn't predict is a natural disaster of epic proportions. A tsunami slams… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

War and Peace

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Part historical fiction, part philosophical treatise, and part romance novel, this genre-transcending epic follows the increasingly intertwined fates of the children of five prominent Russian… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • ATOS: 10.1
  • Dewey: 891.73/3

War Games

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

Ryan Taber's father is about to deploy for his first tour of duty with the Canadian army in Afghanistan. Ryan lives his days on an army base in Alberta, and spends his evenings at the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: [Fic]

War of the Currents: Thomas Edison vs Nikola Tesla

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the early 1880s, only a few wealthy people had electric lighting in their homes. Everyone else had use more dangerous lighting, such as gas lamps. Eager companies wanted to be the first to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 333.793'2
Spring 2019

Warrior Zone

From the Series Reality Show

When Fiona enters a physical feats TV competition, she is excited to see how she matches up against other athletes from around the country. She works hard and beats out many of her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wasted

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

If there's one person Jacob is never going to be like, it's his alcoholic father. But Jacob is brought face-to-face with his own addictions when his father ends up in the hospital. Certain… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Waves: Principles of Light, Electricity, and Magnetism

From the Series Secrets of the Universe

Did you know that both electricity and light move in waves, like water does? What does electricity have to do with magnets? From Benjamin Franklin and Charles de Coulomb to Georg Ohm and… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 539.2

Wayne Gretzky

From the Series Sports Heroes and Legends

Think you know all there is to know about Wayne Gretzky? Well, did you know that: He started playing hockey professionally at age seventeen? He scored at least one goal in each of the first… Read More →

  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 796.962092

We Are Not Beasts of Burden: Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike, California, 1965-1970

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"The only way we could win was to keep fighting for a long time...the only way we could win was by staying with it."—Cesar Chavez As the sun rose on September 8, 1965, in Delano, California… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 9.1
  • Dewey: 331.892'83480979488

Weight and Health

From the Series Twenty-First Century Medical Library

By some estimates, 25 percent of young people in the United States are either overweight or obese, a figure that has doubled in the last 30 years. In that time, the physical activities in our… Read More →

  • Dewey: 618.92'398

We Stand as One: The International Ladies Garment Workers Strike, New York, 1909

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"Girls, from the bottom of my heart, I beg you not to go back to work. We are all poor, many of us are suffering hunger, none of us can afford to lose a day's wages. But only by fighting for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 331.892'88709747109041

Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

Decades of commercial whaling nearly decimated a variety of whales considered a keystone species. Keystone species are indicators of the overall health of Earth's habitats. While whales have… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 599.5

What Can't Wait

“Another day finished,gracias a Dios.” Seventeen-year-old Marisa’s mother has been saying this for as long as Marisa can remember. Her parents came to Houston from Mexico. They work hard… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 7.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

What Girls Are Made Of

A 2017 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist When Nina Faye was fourteen, her mother told her there was no such thing as unconditional love. Nina believed her. Now she'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]