February 6, 2019

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Which one starts like this? Click on a book below to answer

All children, except one, grow up.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By: Rebecca Skloot
Recommended for grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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The Adventures of Peter Pan
James Barrie

The Adventures of Peter Pan

By: James Barrie
Recommended for grade(s): 8, 9

One starry night, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in the air, but if Captain Hook has his way, before long, someone will be walking the plank and swimming with the crocodiles.... —from the website at Penguin Random House

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Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting

By: Natalie Babbitt
Recommended for grade(s): 5, 6

Doomed to—or blessed with—eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune. —from the website at Macmillan

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Evermore (Immortals #1)
Alyson Noel

Evermore (Immortals #1)

By: Alyson Noel
Recommended for grade(s): 7, 8

Don't miss the first book in Alyson Noel's #1 New York Times bestselling The Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world where true love never dies. . . . After a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste. Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him. —from the website at Macmillan

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