Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
by John Elder Robison
Look Me in the Eye is the moving, darkly funny story of growing up with Aspergers at a time when the diagnosis simply didn't exist. A born storyteller, Robison takes readers inside the head of a boy who teachers and other adults regarded as defective. Its a strange, sly, indelible account; sometimes alien yet always deeply human.
Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds
by Olivia Gentile
A frustrated housewife sets out to see more bird species than anyone in history--and ends up risking her life in the wildest places on earth--in this powerful portrait of Phoebe Snetsinger, who found refuge from society's expectations in a dangerous and soul-stirring obsession.
Susan Beth Pfeffer opens this gripping novel with a teenager's everyday concerns: homework, tests and who's going out with whom, and darn if a lunar disaster doesn't ruin everything. Life gets gray and dingy, and even the snow isn't quite white. As time goes on, families must decide which family member must eat more and stay strong so someone will be able take care of the others as they weaken.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
By Phillip M. Hoose
In March 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks triggered the bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., by refusing to surrender her seat to a white passenger, a 15-year-old Montgomery girl, Claudette Colvin, let herself be arrested and dragged off the bus for the same reason.