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Funny Teen Fiction: The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

Witty, sarcastic Ethan and his three best friends are students at Selwyn Arts Academy, which has been hijacked by For Art’s Sake, a sleazy reality-television show. The program pits student artists against each other for an arts college scholarship, but is really for ratings and big bucks for the producers. The friends are inspired to write a vigilante poem and distribute it to the student body, hoping to save their school from reality television. 

Teen Recommendation: Althea & Oliver

Althea & Oliver have been friends since they were six.  Now that they're juniors in high school, their relationship has begun to change.  Compounding Althea's insecurity is Oliver's unusual illness which causes him to fall asleep without warning, often for weeks at a time.  Althea & Oliver's evolving relationship offers a heartwarming insight into the complicated matter of growing up.  

Teen Recommendations: The Other Side of the Wall

Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in the GDR (East Germany). One and a half years later he left the country with his parents and the family resettled in West Berlin. As political dissidents, his parents experienced harassment by the Stasi and a lack of understanding from members of their own family. This striking graphic novel memoir chronicles the family's difficult journey to get to the other side of the Berlin Wall.

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