Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Eight Keys, by Suzanne LaFleur

Summary:  When twelve-year-old Elise, orphaned since age nine, becomes disheartened by middle school, with its bullies, changing relationships, and higher expectations, keys to long-locked rooms and messages from her late father help her cope.

Random House

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Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Hurricane Katrina 2005, by Lauren Tarshis

Summary: Eleven-year-old Barry Hunter and his family attempt to ride out Hurricane Katrina at home in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans when his little sister gets ill, but when the levees break, Barry gets swept away from his family.

Scholastic

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Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Junonia, by Kevin Henkes

Summary:  The week of her tenth birthday, Alice and her parents go to Sanibel Island, Florida, just as they do every year, but this time some of the people who are always there are missing and some new people have come, which unsettles Alice, who wants things to be exactly the same as they alway are.

Greenwillow

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