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2008 Top Ten (or so) List
Please finish up your nominations!!!!


TOP TEN (Best of the Best) Fiction Titles:
Abdel-Fattah, Randa - Does My Head Look Big in This? (BJ Neary)
Alexie, Sherman - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (I loved this and hope Erika M (yes, definitely! EM)and Ginger decide to make it a Top Ten) (I agree absolutely! Ginger) Great!
Alexie, Sherman--Flight (Joyce)
Anderson, Laurie Halse - Twisted (Erika)
Brande, Robin - Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature (BJ Neary)
Charlton-Trujillo, e.E.--Feels Like Home (BJ Neary)
Compestine, Ying Chang - Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party (Ginger)
Cooney, Caroline B. Diamonds in the Shadow (Jeannie Bellavance)
Curtis, Christopher Paul--Elijah of Buxton (Sandy K)
Downham, Jenny - Before I Die (Joyce)
Draper, Sharon - November Blues (BJ Neary)
Durham, David Anthony. Acacia : Book 1 : The War with the Mein (Pat N)
Grey, Christopher. Leonardo's Shadow. (Ginger)
Halpern, Julie--Get Well Soon (BJ Neary)
Hemphill, Stephanie - Your Own Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath (Mary/Joyce)
Hosseini, Khaled. Thousand Splendid Suns (Joyce) (Eleanor)
Hughes, Mark Peter - Lemonade Mouth (Nancy C.)
Hulme, John and Michael Wexler - The Glitch in Sleep (Nancy C.)
Kadohata, Cynthia. Cracker! : The Best Dog in Vietnam. (Ginger)
Korman, Gordon. Schooled. (Sandy K)
Lester, Julius - Cupid (RZ)
Lyga, Barry. Boy Toy (Pat N)
Mccaughrean, Geraldine. The White Darkness. (RZ)
Murdock, Catherine. The Off Season (Pat N)
Murr, The Perfect Man (Eleanor)
Myers, Walter Dean --What They Found: Love on 145th Street (BJ Neary)
Peacock, Eye of the Crow (Eleanor)
Peet, Mal - Tamar (Mary)
Reinhardt, Dana - Harmless (BJ Neary)
Ryan, Pam Munoz -Paint the wind (Michelle)
Selznick, Brian: The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures (Ro B.)
Shusterman, Neal - Darkness Creeping (Nancy C.)
van Diepen, Allison - Street Pharm (BJ Neary)
Van Draanen, Wendelin. Runaway (Ginger)
Volponi, Paul --Rucker Park Setup (BJ Neary)
Wallace, Rich --One Good Punch (BJ Neary)
Wemmlinger, Raymond - Booth's Daughter (BJ Neary)
Wilhelm, Doug --Falling (BJ Nery)
Wells, Rosemary. Red Moon at Sharpsburg (Mary)
Yoshinaga, Fumi. Flower of Life (Pat N)



Top Ten--Best of the Best (Graphic Novels): N.B., this is a NEW category, and I don't know if we want it separated from Fiction (Yoshinaga's Flower of Life) or Nonfiction
(Sis's The Wall), but I've copied the titles below from the Top Forty conversation in case we want to have Graphic Novels on their own. I don't know if I've got them all --Erika( 4/15)


Sis, Peter. The Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Pat N)
Tan, Shaun. The Arrival (Erika)
Varon, Sara. Robot Dreams (Erika)
Yoshinaga, Fumi. Flower of Life Pat N.




Top Ten--Best of the Best (Nonfiction)
Barakat, Ibtisam--Tasting the sky: A palestinian Childhood. (Sandy K)
Bausum, Ann - Muckrakers (Erika M)
Beah, Ishmael - A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Mary)
Dang, Last Night I Dreamed of Peace (Eleanor)
Garden, Nancy- Out: Lesbian and Gay Stories of Struggle. Progress Hope 1950 to the Present (Barb W)
Greenfield, Lauren. Thin (Karen & Joyce) Nonfiction
Harpur, James - Celtic Myth (Nancy C.)
Kuman, Visionaries: The 20th Century's 100 Most Inspirational Leaders (Eleanor)
Konstam, Angus. Scourge of the Seas: Buccaneers, Pirates and Privateers (Joyce)
Lace, William W. - The Curse of King Tut (Nancy C.)
Polly, Matthew - American Shaolin (Erika M)
Richarson, What Terrorists Want (Eleanor)
Schlitz, Laura Amy. Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices From a Medieval Village (S. Mowery)
Sis, Peter. The Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Pat N)
Storm, Jennifer - Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America (BJ Neary)
Vincent, Erin - Grief Girl: My True Story (Nancy C.)
Weatherford, Carole Boston. Birmingham, 1963. (Sandy K)
Wenger, Beth S. - The Jewish Americans: Three Centuries of Jewish Voices in America (Susan K.)



Series:
Social Issues in Literature - Greenhaven (Susan K.)
Lucent Library of Historical Eras: Middle Ages, Japan (Eleanor)
Manifest Destiny and the Expansion of America. Carlisle, Rodney P. and J. Geoffrey Golson, Eds. (Joyce)


Top Ten Reference
Career Information Center. (Nancy C.)
Great Events from History. The 20th Century, 1901-1940 (Joyce)
Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives (Joyce)
Bradford, Marlene and Robert S. Carmichael, Eds. Notable Natural Disasters (Joyce)
Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media. (Joyce)
Wildlife and Plants, Marshall Cavendish (Ro)
Big Six in Middle School, Linworth (Ro)
The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture (BJ Neary)

Renaissance and Reformation (Susan K) - if its not too late to add this.