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Title: Gateway Nominations

Gateway Nominations 2006-2007
Created By Elizabeth Choe, Columbia Independent
Author Jeanine Cummins recounts the true events
surrounding the murder of her two cousins and the
brutal assault of her brother in 1991 just
outside of St. Louis…
… and the betrayal, investigation, and cover-up
that ensued during the investigation and trial of
the perpetrators.
The summer following her fathers death, Macy
plans to work at the library and wait for her
brainy boyfriend to return from camp.
Instead she goes to work at a catering business
where she makes new friends and finally faces her
A year after running away with a traveling
carnival to escape his unbearable home life,
sixteen-year-old Michael returns to Miami,
Florida, to find that his mother is going on
trial for the murder of his abusive stepfather.
Troubled teen, Lucy Pitt, struggles to fit in as
a new tenant at a last-chance foster home…
…but, something strange is occurring at the home
that threatens everyone.
After being left by her husband at a gas station
in Florida,
sixteen-year old Sally Jo Walker, also known as
Jody, makes some difficult decisions and a better
life for herself.
In 1959, fifteen-year-old Dove, the daughter of a
prosperous orange grower in Benevolence, Florida,
begins to feel increasingly uneasy after learning
about acts of racism against the African-American
orange pickers.
Kristina Georgia Snows life is turned
upside-down when she visits her absentee father,
gets turned on to the drug crank, becomes
addicted, and is led down a desperate path that
threatens her mind, her soul, and her life.
Protected by the branches of one of the trees she
loves to climb, Gabriela witnesses the
destruction of her Mayan village and the murder
of nearly all of its inhabitants and vows never
to climb again…
…After she and her traumatized sister find safety
in a Mexican refugee camp, she realizes that only
by climbing and facing their fears can she and
her sister hope to have a future.
Still reeling from his drug-dealing fathers
murder, moving in with the wealthy mother he
never knew, and transferring to a private school,
fifteen-year-old Jude is tricked into pleading
guilty to a crime he did not commit.
Fifteen-year-old Regans life has always revolved
around keeping her older brother Liams
transsexuality a secret.
But, this all changes when Liam decides to start
the process of transitioning by first telling
his friends and family that he is a girl who was
born in a boys body.
Thirteen-year-old Anna was conceived specifically
to provide blood and bone marrow for her sister
Kate who was diagnosed with a rare form of
leukemia at the age of two.
When her mother wants her to donate a kidney to
Kate, Anna decides to sue her parents for control
of her own body.
This is the true story of Brent Runyon, who at
age fourteen set himself on fire and sustained
burns over eighty percent of his body.
As he attempts to pull his life together, he
describes the months of physical and mental
rehabilitation that followed the tragic burning.
Fifteen-year-old Ruby Milliken leaves her best
friend, her boyfriend, her aunt, and her mothers
grave in Boston and reluctantly flies to Los
Angeles to live with her father…
…A famous movie star who divorced her mother
before Ruby was born.
Heiress Marian Fitzwater, who was wed at the age
of five and widowed at seventeen, turns to Robin
Hood for help in discovering who the Queen has
selected as her new bridegroom.
When the choice is not to Marians liking, she
runs off with the handsome Prince of Thieves and
begins a life as an outlaw.
While working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist
whose specialty is genetic engineering…
eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret
about his life and his family.
Gateway Nominees 2006-2007
A Rip in Heaven A Memoir of Murder and Its
Aftermath By Jeanine Cummins The Truth About
Forever By Sarah Dessen Nothing to Lose By Alex

The Last Chance
Texaco By Brent Hartinger Letting
Go of Bobby James, or How I Found My Self of
Steam By Valerie Hobbs Crank By Ellen
Hopkins Devil On My Heels By Joyce McDonald

Tree Girl By Ben Mikaelsen Jude
By Kate Morgenroth Luna By Julie Ann Peters My
Sisters Keeper By Jodi Picoult The Burn Journals
By Brent Runyon One of Those Hideous Books Where
the Mother Dies By Sonya Sones Maid Marian By
Elsa Watson Double Helix By Nancy Werlin