Attucks! by Phillip HooseWhen Crispus Attucks High School first opened in Indianapolis, the students walked through the doors with odds stacked against them. The high school was overcrowded and underfunded from the start simply because its students were black. But the racism that permeated city and state politics did not keep the students down, especially in academics and basketball.
Autoboyography by Christina LaurenTanner is falling in love with Mormon writer Sebastian while he attempts to write his own novel for senior English class. Tanner is secure and supported in his sexuality, but he's in conservative Utah. Can he and Sebastian even have a relationship?
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie LuBruce Wayne looks more like a normal teen when a bad choice connects him with a ruthless killer. Can he simultaneously solve a mystery while saving the city of Gotham?
Dry by Neal ShustermanThe Tap-Out has begun and now everyone is on the hunt for water. Alyssa’s usually quiet street in the California suburbs has become a warzone of desperate neighbors and families turning against each other. When her parents do not return home and Alyssa and her brother’s lives are threatened, she must make impossible choices if she wants to survive.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo“We write to remind ourselves that we are still here and that we can still heal.”
Acevedo tells the story of Xiomara Batista finding her strength in her voice in this novel-in-verse.
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne YoungAska-warrior Eelyn, 17 years old, sets out to battle a rival clan in her quest for retaliation and retribution. Fierce action moves the reader quickly through this viking-inspired story.