December 2023 Teen Book of the Month – One in a Million

One in A Million

High school is hard enough without a mysterious illness

A graphic memoir by Claire Lordon

Grades 9+


Claire is enjoying her high school experience, playing lacrosse and creating art, when something starts to be wrong with her. She is constantly tired, gains weight, has horrible headaches and can’t concentrate anymore. Nobody knows what’s wrong with her and her high school years are filled with countless doctors’ appointments, MRIs and many other procedures. Finally, a tumor is detected in her brain and she receives surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Unfortunately this is not the end of her journey with chronic illness. Dealing with all of this, Claire finds solace in her family and friends, as well as her art.

Join her on her journey with this moving look at resilience and hope in the face of a major illness.

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Teens Read Pick of the Month

Every month the SCCLD Teen Librarians choose one book as a great read from the library's Teen collection. This is the list of the latest picks of the month.

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