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Great Stories Club

Great Stories CLUB Breaking Boundaries Theme

Boundaries can take many forms in life. They often make life difficult by dividing us and preventing us from seeing the essence of one another. These stories are about teens who overcame the boundaries in their lives.

The chosen titles are:

Luna by Julie Anne Peters. 2006
Fifteen-year-old Liam is a transsexual who is able to live as a girl named Luna with the help of his sister Regan. When Liam announces his plans to live as Luna full-time, Regan dreads what will happen.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. 2006
Thirteen-year-old Junior is a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend a “mainstream” school where he is the only Native American, other than the school mascot.

Black and White by Paul Volponi. 2005
Marcus is black, Eddie is white. The two high school seniors are close friends everyone refers to as “Black and White.” When they get involved in an armed robbery with tragic consequences, the wrong one is charged. Will his friend come clean?

The theme and titles were selected by YALSA’s Outreach to Young Adults with Special Needs Committee.

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