Hard Knock Life: YALSA 2010 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

by Staff Member erin

Description: Sometimes the odds are stacked against you. What do you do when life knocks you down? Each year, a committee of librarians from all over the country create lists based on distinct themes.
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Last updated: October 4, 2012, 5:07 pm

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1 The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time IndianAlexie, Sherman, 1966-Teen BOCD FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:01 pm
2 A Long Way Gone : Memoirs Of A Boy SoldierBeah, Ishmael, 1980-966.404 BeOctober 4, 2012, 5:02 pm
3 TyrellBooth, Coe.Teen FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:02 pm
4 UpstateBuckhanon, Kalisha, 1977-FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:02 pm
5 ImpulseHopkins, Ellen.Teen FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:03 pm
6 SoldMcCormick, Patricia, 1956-Teen FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:04 pm
7 Street LoveMyers, Walter Dean, 1937-Teen FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:04 pm
8 A Child Called "it" : One Child's Courage To SurvivePelzer, David J.362.76 PeOctober 4, 2012, 5:05 pm
9 PushSapphire, 1950-FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:05 pm
10 Living Dead GirlScott, Elizabeth, 1972-Teen FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:06 pm
11 The Rose That Grew From ConcreteShakur, Tupac, 1971-1996.Black Studies 811 ShOctober 4, 2012, 5:06 pm
12 The Coldest Winter EverSouljah, Sister.Teen FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:06 pm
13 RunawayVan Draanen, Wendelin.Teen FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:07 pm
14 Hurricane SongVolponi, Paul.Teen FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:07 pm
15 The Rules Of SurvivalWerlin, Nancy.Teen FictionOctober 4, 2012, 5:07 pm