Dreamland Burning

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - A compelling dual-narrated tale from Jennifer Latham that questions how far we've come with race relations. Some bodies won't stay buried. Some stories need to be told. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns.

Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham's lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important questions about the complex state of US race relations--both yesterday and today. When seventeen-year-old rowan chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the present and the past.

Dreamland Burning - Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm.





American Born Chinese

Square Fish - But there's no place in heaven for a monkey. When a boy from taiwan joins his class, Jin doesn't want to be associated with an FOB like him. He's ready to join the ranks of the immortal gods in heaven. The monkey king has lived for thousands of years and mastered the arts of kung fu and the heavenly disciplines.

Danny is an all-American boy: great at basketball, popular with the girls. Gene luen yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Jin wang starts at a new school where he's the only Chinese-American student. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because he's in love with an all-American girl.

American Born Chinese - Each of these characters cannot help himself alone, but how can they possibly help each other? They're going to have to find a way―if they want fix the disasters their lives have become. American born chinese is a 2006 national book award finalist for young people's literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, a 2007 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring, and a New York Times bestseller.

This title has Common Core Connections Square Fish. But his obnoxious chinese cousin chin-kee's annual visit is such a disaster that it ruins Danny's reputation at school, leaving him with no choice but to transfer somewhere he can start all over again.





Study Guide Student Workbook for Dreamland Burning

Independently published - Square Fish. Character identificationEventsLocationVocabularyMain IdeaConflictAnd more as appropriate to the text. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Teachers and homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. The student workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention.





A List of Cages

Disney-Hyperion - Square Fish. He's still kind hearted. At first, julian seems like the boy he once knew. But as they spend more time together, adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what's really going on inside his house. Five starred reviews! #1 bestseller!  "i love this book with my whole heart.

Jennifer niven "Remarkably gripping and moving. Emma donoghue "Triumphant. Kirkus reviews starred review "Beautiful and brilliant. Shelf awareness starred review "Emotional, visceral. Heartbreaking. And beautiful. School library journal starred reviewwhen Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he's got it made.

A List of Cages - Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn't easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can't complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian--the foster brother he hasn't seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited.





Soldier Boy

Square Fish - Praise for solider boy:“unapologetically searing and catastrophically truthful, a reminder to readers that it demands much to meet harsh realities with impossible courage. Kirkus reviews“in this brutal debut novel inspired by real-life events, Hutton addresses the horrors of the Ugandan civil war through two child soldiers.

Working closely with ricky himself, debut author Keely Hutton has written an eye-opening book about a boy’s unbreakable spirit and indomitable courage. Ricky is trained, and forced to fight government soldiers alongside his brutal kidnappers, armed, but never stops dreaming of escape. This isn’t an easy or pleasant read―Hutton doesn’t shy from discussions of rape, torture, and abuse―but it’s eye-opening and relevant.

Soldier Boy - Publishers weekly, starred review“a visceral indictment of man’s inhumanity to man, while also celebrating human beings’ ability to empathize and to rescue those who desperately need saving. Booklist, starred review“A compelling tale. A must-purchase for teen collections. School library journal, starred review“Hutton’s debut novel seamlessly blends the biographical account of Anywar’s experiences with the fictional story of Samuel.





Invictus

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - Armed with the knowledge that history is not as steady as it seems, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to set things right before the clock runs out. Square Fish. All he's ever wanted was to explore history for himself, but after failing his entrance exam into the government program, Far will have to settle for a position on the black market--captaining a time-traveling crew to steal valuables from the past.

During a routine heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl named Eliot who always seems to be one step ahead of him. The son of a time traveler from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in ancient Rome, Far's very existence defies the laws of nature. A heart-stopping adventure defying time and space that New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu calls "an incredibly intricate, brilliantly paced, masterfully written journey.

Invictus - Time flies when you're plundering history. Farway gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. Eliot has secrets--big ones--that will affect Far's life from beginning to end.





Les Misérables: A Novel

Fawcett - In other great cities of the world it was devoured with equal relish. Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, Les Misérables is not only superb adventure but a powerful social document. Few novels ever swept across the world with such overpowering impact as Les Misérables.

Square Fish. Within 24 hours, the first Paris edition was sold out. The story of how the convict jean-valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, became the gospel of the poor and the oppressed.





Goodbye Days

Crown Books for Young Readers - The homo sapiens Agenda Square Fish. He never thought that it would lead to their death. Now carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation. Luckily, carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr.

Gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming. Nicola yoon,  #1 new york Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything. Perfect for fans of turtles all the way down,  and zentner's own the serpent King, Thirteen Reasons Why,  one of the most highly acclaimed YA novels of 2016,  Goodbye Days asks what you would do if you could spend one last day with someone you lost.

Goodbye Days - Where are you guys? Text me back. That's the last message carver Briggs will ever send his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. Mendez, his new therapist; and blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a “goodbye day” together to share their memories and say a proper farewell. Soon the other families are asking for their own goodbye day with Carver—but he’s unsure of their motives.

Crown juv. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these goodbye days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or—even worse—prison?"Jeff Zentner, you perfectly fill the John-Green-sized hole in our heart. Justine magazine“Evocative, heartbreaking, and beautifully written.





The Names They Gave Us

Bloomsbury YA - Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, Sundays with her mom, diverse coworkers, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?Emotionally-charged and unforgettable, Emery Lord's storytelling shines with the promise of new love and true friendship, even in the face of life's biggest challenges.

Square Fish. Lucy hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. Crown juv. But when her mom's cancer reappears, Lucy falters--in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend "pauses" their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp--one for troubled kids--Lucy isn't sure how much more she can handle.





Tulsa Burning

The RoadRunner Press - Square Fish. Worst yet, he had to move into town to live with Sheriff Leonard, the man who'd shot his dog dead. The day he buried his pa, his home, Nobe Chase lost everything--his father, and his dog. Soon he learns how dangerous that can be when hate sparks a race riot in nearby Tulsa. When the violence spills over into his hometown, Nobe must decide what kind of man he is going to become--one driven by vengeance or honor.

Crown juv. From that moment, hate burns in Nobe's heart.





Defy the Stars

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - From the new york times bestselling author of star wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure that Kass Morgan, bestselling author of The 100 series, calls "startlingly original and achingly romantic. Nothing short of masterful. She's a soldier--noemi vidal is willing to risk anything to protect her planet, Genesis, including her own life.

. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they're forced to question everything they'd been taught was true. An epic and romantic adventure, perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles and Illuminae. Square Fish. To the people of Genesis, he's an abomination.

Defy the Stars - Noemi and abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Crown juv. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they're not without sacrifice. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To their enemies on Earth, she's a rebel.

He's a machine--abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel's advanced programming has begun to evolve.