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Save Me a Seat, Sarah Weeks; Gita Varadarajan

Save Me a Seat

by Sarah Weeks; Gita Varad...

Rent: $6.65

From award-winning author of Pie Sarah Weeks and debut author Gita Varadarajan comes a story that shows us the beautiful ways our lives end u...

Unabridged: 3 hr 59 min
Narrator: Josh Hurley; Vikas...
Published: 05/10/2016
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Echo, Pam Muoz Ryan

Echo

by Pam Muoz Ryan

Rent: $9.80

Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this virtuosic, genre-defying tour de force from storytelling maestro Pam Muoz Ryan. Lost and...

Unabridged: 10 hr 31 min
Narrator: Mark Bramhall, Dav...
Published: 03/01/2015
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Of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters, Barack Obama

Of Thee I Sing

by Barack Obama

Rent: $2.78

Former president Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this picture book illustrated by the award-winning Lore...

Unabridged: 16 min
Narrator: Andre Braugher
Published: 11/16/2010
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Two Summers, Aimee Friedman

Two Summers

by Aimee Friedman

Rent: $8.57

From New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman comes an inventive novel about fate, family secrets, and new love, told in split narrat...

Unabridged: 9 hr 59 min
Narrator: Frankie Corzo
Published: 05/01/2016
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George, Alex Gino

George

by Alex Gino

Rent: $6.12

BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George think...

Unabridged: 2 hr 57 min
Narrator: Jamie Clayton
Published: 09/01/2015
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Faceless, Alyssa Sheinmel

Faceless

by Alyssa Sheinmel

Rent: $9.80

This emotionally gripping novel about a girl who gets a face transplant is Wonder for a YA audience. When Maisie gets into a terrible accid...

Unabridged: 9 hr 43 min
Narrator: Susan-Kate Heaney
Published: 10/01/2015
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The Memory of Light, Francisco X. Stork

The Memory of Light

by Francisco X. Stork

Rent: $9.80

School: failure. Romance: failure. Family: failure. Suicide: failure. This brave and moving novel by the author of Marcelo in the Real World...

Unabridged: 9 hr 17 min
Narrator: Frankie Corzo
Published: 02/01/2016
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Over It Letting God Get You Past Life's Hurts, Hayley DiMarco

Over It

by Hayley DiMarco

Rent: $7.29

It's time to put your past in its place. The past is part of your story. Whether it’s good or bad, the past shapes you into who you...

Unabridged: 2 hr 48 min
Narrator: Eleni Pappageorge
Published: 07/01/2011
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Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn for Kids, John C. Maxwell

Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You ...

by John C. Maxwell

Rent: $2.02

Wendy and Wade love to play their favorite sport--Woggleball--and, like most kids, they like to win. But after a disappointing loss leaves W...

Unabridged: 9 min
Narrator: John C. Maxwell
Published: 02/16/2016
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Best Friends for Never, Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Best Friends for Never

by Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Rent: $7.35

When a friendship pact goes magically awry, eleven-year-old Hattie must figure out how to make amends. After Hattie and her three best frie...

Unabridged: 5 hr 9 min
Narrator: Emily Eiden
Published: 05/10/2016
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Voice of Freedom Fannie Lou Hamer - Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, Carole Boston Weatherford

Voice of Freedom

by Carole Boston Weatherfo...

Rent: $5.99

Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from th...

Unabridged: 33 min
Narrator: Janina Edwards
Published: 07/12/2016
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Best Friend Next Door, Carolyn Mackler

Best Friend Next Door

by Carolyn Mackler

Rent: $6.47

Printz Honor-winner and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Carolyn Mackler brings honesty and charm to this middle-grade debut tracing the fri...

Unabridged: 4 hr 43 min
Narrator: Tara Sands; Cassan...
Published: 06/01/2015
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Honestly Ben, Bill Konigsberg

Honestly Ben

by Bill Konigsberg

Rent: $9.80

In this companion to Openly Straight, Ben confronts pressure at school, repression at home, and his passion for two very different people in ...

Unabridged: 9 hr 16 min
Narrator: Dan Bittner
Published: 04/01/2017
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Jay McGraw's Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies, Jay McGraw

Jay McGraw's Life Strategies for ...

by Jay McGraw

Rent: $6.96

"Every day, Danny does something to frighten Craig.... Craig is smaller and far too scared to tell even his parents, let alone his teachers....

Unabridged: 2 hr 47 min
Narrator: Jay McGraw
Published: 10/28/2008
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Gabe & Izzy Standing Up for America's Bullied, Gabrielle Ford

Gabe & Izzy

by Gabrielle Ford

Rent: $6.49

The moving, true story of the young woman dubbed "The Voice of America's Bullied"; how her bond with her dog, Izzy, changed her life; and the...

Unabridged: 3 hr 39 min
Narrator: Susan Bennett
Published: 06/23/2014
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School - 35 Stories of Life's Ups and Downs, Family, Mentors, and Doing What's Right for Younger Teens, Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens ...

by Jack Canfield

Rent: $6.48

35 Stories of Life’s Up and Downs, Family, Mentors, and Doing What’s Right for Younger Teens Tough Times That's My Family The...

Unabridged: 3 hr 21 min
Narrator: Ellen Grafton
Published: 09/16/2010
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School - 33 Stories about Bullies and the Ups and Downs of Friendship  for Younger Teens, Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens ...

by Jack Canfield

Rent: $6.48

33 Stories about Bullies and the Ups and Downs of Friendship for Younger Teens True Friends and New Friends Mean Girls... and Boy...

Unabridged: 3 hr 9 min
Narrator: Ellen Grafton
Published: 09/16/2010
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School - 33 Stories of First Love, Finding Your Passion, and Self-Esteem for Younger Teens, Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens ...

by Jack Canfield

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33 Stories of First Love, Finding Your Passion, and Self-Esteem for Younger Teens Finding You Passion In Like, In Love, and Just ...

Unabridged: 3 hr 13 min
Narrator: Ellen Grafton
Published: 09/16/2010
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Alcohol, Nancy Peacock

Alcohol

by Nancy Peacock

Rent: $5.99

This book informs about the effects of alcohol--critical information considering more than 20% of kids ages 12-17 currently use alcohol, acco...

Unabridged: 1 hr 29 min
Narrator: Jack Garrett
Published: 09/15/2001
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Crack and Cocaine, Linda Bayer

Crack and Cocaine

by Linda Bayer

Rent: $5.99

From Chelsea House's Junior Drug Awareness series comes a discussion about crack, a highly addictive form of cocaine that started appearing i...

Unabridged: 1 hr 28 min
Narrator: Jack Garrett
Published: 09/15/2001
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It's All Your Fault, Paul Rudnick

It's All Your Fault

by Paul Rudnick

Rent: $8.57

One last chance. One wild weekend. Flat out the funniest book of the year. My name is Caitlin and up until forty-eight hours ago I had neve...

Unabridged: 7 hr 57 min
Narrator: Stephanie Drake
Published: 02/01/2016
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Kill the Boy Band, Goldy Moldavsky

Kill the Boy Band

by Goldy Moldavsky

Rent: $8.57

From debut author Goldy Moldavsky, the story of four superfan friends whose devotion to their favorite boy band has darkly comical and murder...

Unabridged: 6 hr 54 min
Narrator: Barrett Wilbert We...
Published: 03/01/2016
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Drag Teen, Jeffery Self

Drag Teen

by Jeffery Self

Rent: $8.57

A fantastic, fabulous, funny YA debut from Jeffery Self, one of the gay icons of the YouTube generation, that follows one high school student...

Unabridged: 6 hr 5 min
Narrator: Jeffery Self
Published: 04/26/2016
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When Young Men Are Tempted Sexual Purity for Guys in the Real World, William Perkins

When Young Men Are Tempted

by William Perkins

Rent: $7.99

This practical look at sexual purity is written directly to teens in a frank, accessible, and totally honest style to help them make decision...

Unabridged: 3 hr 7 min
Narrator: Adam Black
Published: 12/27/2011
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The Lines We Cross, Randa Abdel-Fattah

The Lines We Cross

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Rent: $8.75

A remarkable story about the power of choosing tolerance from one of the most important voices in contemporary Muslim literature, critically ...

Unabridged: 8 hr 14 min
Narrator: Tim Pocock; Candic...
Published: 05/09/2017
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Disappeared, Francisco X. Stork

Disappeared

by Francisco X. Stork

Rent: $9.80

You've never read a Francisco X. Stork novel like this before! A missing girl, a determined reporter, and a young man on the brink combine fo...

Unabridged: 10 hr 3 min
Narrator: Roxana Ortega; Chr...
Published: 10/01/2017
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Mean Girls, Micol Ostow

Mean Girls

by Micol Ostow

Rent: $7.35

A deluxe retelling of the cult classic film packed with tons of original bonus content. It gave us phrases like "That's so fetch," and "You...

Unabridged: 5 hr 28 min
Narrator: Susan-Kate Heaney
Published: 09/12/2017
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Very, Very Bad Thing, A, Jeffery Self

Very, Very Bad Thing, A

by Jeffery Self

Rent: $7.35

From the author of Drag Teen, a startling novel about the complexities of identity -- and of truth. Marley doesn't just want to be labeled ...

Unabridged: 5 hr 19 min
Narrator: Jeffery Self
Published: 10/31/2017
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My Mind Book, Fiona Williams

My Mind Book

by Fiona Williams

Rent: $4.49

Teach and learn the laws of happiness! MY MIND BOOK will help your children use the power of their own thoughts to increase their everyday h...

Unabridged: 28 min
Narrator: Fiona Williams
Published: 11/22/2017
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The 100 Most Powerful Affirmations for Drug Abuse, Jason Thomas

The 100 Most Powerful Affirmation...

by Jason Thomas

Rent: $8.47

You will not achieve fulfillment and happiness until YOU become the architect of your own reality. Imagine that with a few moments each day, ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 54 min
Narrator: Amanda Davis &...
Published: 06/28/2018
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The 100 Most Powerful Prayers for Drug Abuse, Toby Peterson

The 100 Most Powerful Prayers for...

by Toby Peterson

Rent: $8.47

You will not achieve fulfillment and happiness until you allow God to be the architect of your reality. Imagine that with a few moments each ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 56 min
Narrator: Amanda Davis &...
Published: 06/28/2018
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Immigrant Kids, Russell Freedman

Immigrant Kids

by Russell Freedman

Rent: $5.79

America meant "freedom" to the immigrants of the early 1900s—but a freedom very different from what they expected.  Cities were cr...

Unabridged: 39 min
Narrator: Ellen Archer
Published: 08/28/2018
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50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know What to Do, What to Say, and How to Behave, Kay West

50 Things Every Young Lady Should...

by Kay West

Rent: $6.49

School, clubs, soccer practice, piano lessons, study groups, lattes with friends, dinner with grandparents, sleepovers, birthday parties, sho...

Unabridged: 2 hr 56 min
Narrator: Margaret Jewell We...
Published: 09/19/2018
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50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know What to Do, When to Do it & Why, Revised and Expanded, John Bridges

50 Things Every Young Gentleman S...

by John Bridges

Rent: $6.49

50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know is a young man's guide to becoming the type of guy that people respect and enjoy. He knows how to...

Unabridged: 2 hr 44 min
Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Published: 09/25/2018
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Dreamers, Yuyi Morales

Dreamers

by Yuyi Morales

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In 1994, twenty-five-year-old Yuyi Morales traveled from her home in Yelapa, Mexico, to the San Francisco Bay Area with her two-month-old son...

Unabridged: 14 min
Narrator: Adriana Sananes
Published: 09/04/2018
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Bold and Blessed How to Stay True to Yourself and Stand Out from the Crowd, Trinitee Stokes

Bold and Blessed

by Trinitee Stokes

Rent: $7.99

Trinitee Stokes—best known as Judy Cooper from Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover—is an actress, singer, inspirational speak...

Unabridged: 3 hr 6 min
Narrator: Angela Bassett
Published: 12/04/2018
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I Was Dreaming to Come to America Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project, Veronica Lawlor

I Was Dreaming to Come to America...

by Veronica Lawlor

Rent: $3.99

In their own words, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral Hi...

Unabridged: 19 min
Narrator: Catherine Byers
Published: 02/19/2019
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Free Lunch, Rex Ogle

Free Lunch

by Rex Ogle

Rent: $7.49

A distinctive new voice: Rex Ogle's story of starting middle school on the free lunch program is timely, heartbreaking, and true. Free Lunch ...

Unabridged: 5 hr 52 min
Narrator: Ramon De Ocampo
Published: 09/10/2019
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School - 35 Stories of Fitting In, Consequences, and Following Your Dreams for Older Teens, Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens ...

by Jack Canfield

Rent: $6.48

35 Stories of Fitting In, Consequences, and Following Your Dreams for Older Teens Fitting In... or Not That Was Embarrassing ...

Unabridged: 3 hr 37 min
Narrator: Nick Podehl
Published: 09/15/2010
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School - 32 Stories of Life's Challenges and Growing Up for Older Teens, Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens ...

by Jack Canfield

Rent: $6.48

32 Stories of Life's Challenges and Growing Up for Older Teens Tough Stuff Family Ups and Downs Overcoming Challenges Moving On

Unabridged: 3 hr 11 min
Narrator: Nick Podehl
Published: 09/15/2010
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School - 34 Stories of Self-Esteem, Dating, and Doing the Right Thing for Older Teens, Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens ...

by Jack Canfield

Rent: $6.48

34 Stories of Self-Esteem, Dating, and Doing the Right Thing for Older Teens Happy to Be Me Dating, Crushes, and Just Friends Doing th...

Unabridged: 3 hr
Narrator: Nick Podehl
Published: 09/15/2010
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