What was it like to be a young, African American growing up in the U.S. during the 1960s and 1970s? In this memoir in verse, Woodson describes how the unwavering love and support of her family, during the turbulent time of the civil rights movement, helped her to “hold fast” to her dreams.
With the deaths of World War I and the 1918 influenza outbreak all around, Mary watches mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers, and despite her scientific mind, must consider if ghosts are real.
In an alternate world much like ours, dragon-slaying is a lucrative corporate gig with humans and dragons battling over fossil fuels. This is a tale of one slayer-in-training, Owen, as told by his musical bard, Siobhan.
A working-class Rhode Island teen fights to save his family’s diner after his father is lost in a fishing boat accident.
Recommended for Older Readers (Grades 10 and Up)
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin TerrillEm and Finn make a daring escape from prison and must travel through time again and again to assassinate the man who turned their world into a totalitarian dystopia.
Call Number: FIC TERRILL
Publication Date: 2013
And We Stay by Jenny HubbardAfter tragedy strikes Emily Beam, she is sent to boarding school, where two quirky fellow students and the spirit of Emily Dickinson offer helping hands.
Complicit by Stephanie KuehnAfter a troubled childhood, Jamie’s sister Cate was arrested for burning down a neighbor’s barn. Now she’s been released and is coming for him, blaming him for the bad things that have happened.
Publication Date: 2014
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A. S. KingGlory is graduating high school, but has no idea what to do next. Glory and her best friend, Ellie, start seeing visions of pasts and futures of the people around them and the future isn’t good. Both have to decide what their own futures hold.
The Scar Boys by Len VlahosA severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. A rock ‘n’ roll road trip. Through an unconventional college application essay, Harry tells about finding his place in the world.