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     Below are previous "SPOTLIGHT" books.  All are available for checkout thru our Stevens Library Catalog.

     

    Nowhere BoyPaper WishesMia Mayhem Is a Superhero!

    Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh.  A thrilling story of a young boy, Ahmed who finds himself alone and penniless in Brussels after fleeing Syria. A clever subplot is woven in tying a bit of World War II history into Ahmed's fate.  A must read for historical adventure fiction lovers!

    Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban.  The story of 10 year-old Manami and her family's forced evacuation from Bainbridge Island to the Manzanar internment camp in California.  A beautiful telling from the child's point of view, including the deep despair that remains after her dog is ripped away from her and left on the train platform. Depsite such a sad premise, it's a story about love and persistence.

    Mia Mayhem series by Kara West.  At eight years old, Mia Macarooney is ecstatic to learn that she comes from a family of superheroes AND has been accepted into the Program for in-Training Superheroes (the PITS).  Who can resist a superhero who's also kind of klutz and causes trouble whereever she goes?! An 8 book series!