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2010 Lone Star Books, part 1

The 2010 Lone Star list has FINALLY been announced! I thought I’d give you a chance to better savor the titles by posting a few of the books each day. (And to stretch the post out for as long as I can hee hee). Here’s the first batch for your viewing pleasure.

The sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill S. Alexander Alexander, Jill S. The sweetheart of Prosper County.
In a small East Texas town largely ruled by prejudices and bullies, fourteen-year-old Austin sets out to win a ride in the next parade and, in the process, grows in her understanding of friendship and helps her widowed mother through her mourning.
The ring of rocamadour by Michael D. Beil Beil, Michael D. The red blazer girls: The ring of rocamadour.
Catholic-schooled seventh-graders Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca, and Leigh Ann help an elderly neighbor solve a puzzle her father left for her estranged daughter twenty years ago.
All the broken pieces by Ann Burg Burg, Ann E. All the broken pieces: a novel in verse.
Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin, age 12, is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore Cashore, Kristin. Graceling.
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace of killing and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

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