The Hate U Give

We have a guest post from my student Alyssa T.! From Amazon: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the … Continue reading The Hate U Give

Beauty Queens

From Amazon: From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, a desert island classic. Survival. Of the fittest. The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream Pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, … Continue reading Beauty Queens

speak: the graphic novel

From Amazon: The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself―we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless―an outcast―because … Continue reading speak: the graphic novel

All American Boys

From Amazon: A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award–winning novel, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided … Continue reading All American Boys

ALL THAT I CAN FIX

From Amazon: A teen boy’s world gets turned upside-down when a zoo of exotic animals takes over his small town in this wickedly funny, heartbreakingly honest novel that’s perfect for fans of Shaun David Hutchinson. In Makersville, Indiana, people know all about Ronney—he’s from that mixed-race family with the dad who tried to kill himself, … Continue reading ALL THAT I CAN FIX