Monday, March 21, 2016

Display: Books About First Love


Fortune’s Folly
By Deva Fagan
Ever since her mother died and her father lost his shoemaking skills, Fortunata has survived by pretending to tell fortunes, but when she is tricked into telling the fortune of a handsome prince, she is faced with the impossible task of fulfilling her wild prophecy to save her father's life.

Marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd
By Mame Farrell Hannah Billings hates being teased about marrying Malcolm Murgatroyd, the most unpopular and misunderstood boy in her sixth-grade class, until he reveals his true personality when her brother succumbs to muscular dystrophy.

Boston Jane
By Jennifer L. Holm
Schooled in the lessons of etiquette for young ladies of 1854, Miss Jane Peck of Philadelphia finds little use for manners during her long sea voyage to the Pacific Northwest and while living among the American traders and Chinook Indians of Washington Territory.

The Unsigned Valentine
By Johanna Hurwitz
In early twentieth-century Vermont, sixteen-year-old Emma confides in her diary both her hopes of becoming a farmer's wife one day and her frustrations with her parents' belief that she is too young to be courted by the handsome Cole Berry.

Rivka’s Way
By Teri Kanefield
Unsure about her upcoming marriage and eager to see what lies beyond the walls of Prague's Jewish quarter in 1778, fifteen-year-old Rivka Lieberman takes great risks to venture outside, where her many new experiences include friendship with a Christian boy.

The Cupid Chronicles
By Coleen Paratore
Bramble Cape Cod's only library is rumored to be closing its doors forever. Willa Havisham just can't let that happen, so she's got to raise money-fast. Plus she simply has to find a date for the Midwinter Night's Ball. Thankfully her best friend Tina has devised a love compatibility test that might be table to take care of both problems. And before long, Cupid's arrow seems to be hitting the mark all over Bramble.

Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime
By Barbara Park
When Junie B. Jones receives a mushy gushy "valentime" on Valentine's Day, she tries to find out who in her kindergarten class is her secret admirer.

Cordially Uninvited
By Jennifer Rozines Roy
When eleven-year-old Claire is invited to serve as a junior bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin, a commoner, to the Prince of England, she learns that another, social-climbing junior bridesmaid is trying to keep the wedding from happening and it is up to Claire to stop her from spoiling the big day.

Esperanza Rising
By Pam Munoz Ryan
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

Boy on Cinnamon Street
By Phoebe Stone
For some mysterious reason, thirteen-year-old Louise has changed her name, given up gymnastics, moved in with her grandparents, and locked her feelings inside. A reason she wants to forget. Through her friends, Reni and Hen, and notes from a secret admirer she begins to find herself again.

Flipped
By Wendelin Van Draanen
The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but in eighth grade—everything gets turned upside down. A classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny teenage voices.

Leviathan
By Scott Westerfeld
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn, a girl who is disguised as a boy in order to join the British Air Service.

Chu Ju’s House
By Gloria Whelan In order to save her baby sister, fourteen-year-old Chu Ju leaves her rural home in modern China and earns food and shelter by working on a sampan, tending silk worms, and planting rice seedlings, while wondering if she will ever see her family again.

Homeless Bird
By Gloria Whelan When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.

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