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Gangsta Rap

by Benjamin Zephaniah Bloomsbury Publishing (July 04, 2013)

Ray has given up school. He sees no point in education and despises authority. And then he has no choice about school as he is excluded. But Ray also has troubles at home, which means he has nowhere to stay...

Genesis Alpha

by Rune Michaels Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 26, 2011)

Josh worships his older brother, Max. They look alike, they talk alike, and they both have the same interests, including their favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Genesis Alpha. But Josh...

Ghost of Spirit Bear

by Ben Mikaelsen HarperCollins (March 29, 2011)

In award-winning author Ben Mikaelsen’s riveting sequel to the acclaimed word-of-mouth bestseller Touching Spirit Bear, readers will be captivated by what Booklist calls a “hugely satisfying resolution.”...

Killer Instinct

by S.E. Green Simon Pulse (May 06, 2014)

A teen girl version of Dexter meets the high stakes danger and mystery of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in this “unique, beautifully twisted, and rich” (#1 New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer L....

Learning Not to Drown

by Anna Shinoda Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 01, 2014)

“Anna Shinoda’s deeply informed story is not to be missed.” —Dr. Drew Pinsky, Celebrity Rehab and Teen Mom

Family secrets cut to the bone in this mesmerizing debut novel about a teen whose drug-addicted...

Say Something: A Hate List Novella

by Jennifer Brown Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (January 07, 2014)

In Hate List, Jennifer Brown delivered a powerful story about grief, friendship, and forgiveness in the aftermath of a school shooting. Now, she explores an evocative new narrative while digging deeper into...

Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year

by Amy Belasen & Jacob Osborn Simon Pulse (October 27, 2009)

Hell hath no fury...

Jenny Green is a spoiled teen "princess" and the newest junior at Montreal's Molson Academy. Jenny wants a fresh start in her new school, and she's curious to see what Montreal has to offer,...

Living Dead Girl

by Elizabeth Scott Simon Pulse (September 08, 2009)

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared.

Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.

Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.

When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her...

One of the Survivors

by Susan Shaw Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 08, 2009)

Fourteen-year-old Joey Campbell knows that he is lucky to be one of the survivors of the school fire. But really, how much luck is involved when he is the lone student to stand up during a fire drill? The only...

Just Another Hero

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 23, 2009)

This group of friends has been through so much after a deadly hazing ritual left friendships broken, hearts aching, and November pregnant with Josh’s baby. But senior year is going well, and when the fire...

If I Grow Up

by Todd Strasser Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 24, 2009)


In the Frederick Douglass Project where DeShawn lives, daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence. Many teenagers drop...

Project Cain

by Geoffrey Girard Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 03, 2013)

Jeff discovers he’s a serial killer clone—and he’s got to track down others like him before it’s too late in this Bram Stoker Award–nominated novel, a thrilling YA companion to Cain’s Blood.



by Allison Van Diepen Simon Pulse (September 03, 2013)

Lines are clearly marked at South Bay High School. It’s mixed territory for the Crips and the Bloods, which means the drama never stops.

Julia DiVino wants none of it. No colors, no C-Walks— it’s just not...


by Allison Van Diepen Simon Pulse (September 03, 2013)

A teen infiltrates a drug ring to settle a vendetta in this fast-paced novel from the author of Street Pharm and Snitch.

Darren took the fall for Diamond Tony, the notorious head of the city’s drug cartel....


by Allison Van Diepen Simon Pulse (April 23, 2013)

From the author of Street Pharm and Snitch comes an acclaimed urban fantasy that tests the limits of love and immortality.

Zin dances with fire in every step, speaks with a honey-sweet voice, and sees with eyes...

A Moment Comes

by Jennifer Bradbury Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 25, 2013)

“Historical fiction that brings its history to bloody, poignant life: rare and notable.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Before India was divided, three teens, each from wildly different backgrounds, cross...


by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 12, 2013)

This gripping, chillingly realistic novel from New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper, “by turns pulse-pounding and inspiring” (Kirkus Reviews), shows that all it takes is one bad decision for a...

Crash and Burn

by Michael Hassan Balzer + Bray (February 19, 2013)

Major streaming series coming soon to Hulu

Starring in the Hulu adaptation of this cult bestseller: Alex Fitzalan, Alex Wolff, Sebastian Chacon, and Camila Perez.

On April 21, 2008, Steven "Crash" Crashinsky saved...

All American Boys


by Sharon M. Draper Simon & Schuster Audio (October 30, 2018)

Give a Boy a Gun

by Todd Strasser Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 09, 2012)

Todd Strasser’s acclaimed account of school violence that Kirkus Reviews calls “vivid, distressing, and all too real.”

For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and...

Streams of Babel

by Carol Plum-Ucci, Eddie Lopez, Paul Michael Garcia & Julia Whelan et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 20, 2010)

When Cora Holman's mother dies, she assumes the inevitable: that her mother overdosed on the painkillers she'd been taking for years. So she's shocked to learn that her mother and a neighbor both died of a brain...

Say Something

by Jennifer Brown & Ivan Martinovic Little, Brown Young Readers (January 07, 2014)

In Hate List, Jennifer Brown delivered a powerful story about grief, friendship, and forgiveness in the aftermath of a school shooting. Now, she explores an evocative new narrative while digging deeper into...

Cruise Control

by Terry Trueman HarperTeen (July 24, 2012)

How sick is this: I'm the major jock-stud in high school, but my brother has the brain of a badminton birdie and a body to match. I've got everything and he's got nothing. I'm a three-year, three-sport letterman...

The Long Night of Leo and Bree

by Ellen Wittlinger Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 10, 2012)

Nobody should have a night like this...

8:30 P.M.: It's been four years since Michelle was killed. Leo can't stand to be at home with his mom -- she's crazy with rage. He's got anger of his own and pictures of...

A Dangerous Crossing

by Jane Mitchell Little Island Books (February 23, 2017)

Ghalib doesn't want to leave his home. But Syria has become too dangerous, and his family has no choice but to flee. Together they start out on a terrible journey that leads them through dark and dangerous places....

No Heroes

by Anna Seidl Little Island Books (March 17, 2016)

Miriam is an ordinary schoolgirl with a carefree bunch of friends, and she's just embarked on her first relationship with her sweet and loving boyfriend Toby. She lives with her dad and she has a good relationship...

This Ain't No Video Game, Kid!

by Kevin Stevens Little Island Books (March 03, 2010)

Jack Klements lives in Seattle, Washington, with his parents and is doing just fine. But when his swaggering Irish cousin Finn turns up, Jack can tell this is not going to be a good summer. Finn is obsessed...

Ghost Boys

by Jewell Parker Rhodes Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 17, 2018)

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better....

Dead Children Can't Read: Classrooms of Compassion

by Darleen Claire Wodzenski, Hayden Kara & Dr. Kathy A. Thomas Orchard Human Services, Inc. (May 19, 2017)

Learn the meaning behind "Dead Children Can't Read" as you explore the philosophy of "Classrooms of Compassion" that promote child mental health and development. Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MS ESE, MA CMHC, QPPE,...

As You Lay Sleeping

by Katlyn Duncan HQ Digital (February 22, 2017)

‘Gripping. Thrilling. On the edge of your seat exciting. I absolutely loved it.’ - Red’s Midnight Readers I did it all for you…

Cara’s boyfriend is dead.

When fingers start pointing at her, she knows...


by Heidi Ayarbe Balzer + Bray (May 01, 2012)


A one-word text message: That's all Michal "Mike" Garcia needs to gather a crowd. Mike is a seventeen-year-old bookie, and Sanctuary is where she takes bets for anyone at Carson City High with enough...

Nothing to Lose

by Alex Flinn HarperTeen (March 13, 2012)

I shouldn't have come back to Miami . . . I've been escaping cops' notice for a year now. I'm no longer Michael Daye, high school athlete with a promising future. Now I look like someone whit no future.


Fade to Black

by Alex Flinn HarperTeen (March 13, 2012)

Three perspectives -- one truth

The victim: After his windshield was shattered with a baseball bat, HIV-positive Alex Crusan ducked under the steering wheel. But he knows what he saw. Now he must decide what...

The Deviants

by C.J. Skuse MIRA Ink (September 22, 2016)

‘A tale of revenge, righteousness and recovery with a heart-stopping twist – The Guardian Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves


Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane.

The Fearless Five,...

The Watcher

by James Howe Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 24, 2012)

A mysterious girl, dubbed The Watcher, spins tales of rescue from her lonely perch above the beach. She closely observes the actions of two people she has never met: a fourteen-year-old boy whose family seems...


by Elizabeth Woods Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 04, 2011)

What are best friends for? Murder, maybe.

Zoe and Cara were as close as friends could be—until Zoe moved away in fourth grade. Miserable without Zoe, Cara grew into an unhappy sixteen-year-old, tormented by...

Angry Young Man

by Chris Lynch Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 08, 2011)

Delve into the mind of a teen whose journey of self-discovery leads to the unthinkable in this tense and terse novel from award-wining author Chris Lynch.

Alexander, who wants to be called Xan, is a misfit. He...

Slice of Cherry

by Dia Reeves Simon Pulse (January 04, 2011)

"Brutally beautiful — not like anything else you'll read this year, or any other." - Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Clockwork Angel

Kit and Fancy Cordelle are sisters of the best kind:...

Blank Confession

by Pete Hautman Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 15, 2011)

Shayne Blank is the new kid in town—but that doesn’t stop him from getting into a lot of trouble, very quickly. The other kids don’t understand him. He’s not afraid of anything. He seems too smart. His...

Playing for the Devil's Fire

by Phillippe Diederich Cinco Puntos Press (February 29, 2016)

IThe bittersweet odyssey of a boy coming of age in a landscape broken by drugs, crime, and corruption.

Dope Sick

by Walter Dean Myers HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

The itch starts when things get too heavy for Lil J. Skin popping or stealing pain pills from his mom help him relax. But Lil J's focus is wandering because money is short, and his man Rico knows a way to make...

Draw the Line

by Laurent Linn Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 17, 2016)

After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to use it, and know where to draw the line in this “powerful debut” novel (Publishers Weekly, starred...

All American Boys

by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (September 29, 2015)

In an unforgettable new novel from award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school,...


by Delilah S. Dawson Simon Pulse (April 12, 2016)

From the author of the “gritty near-future dystopian tale,” (Booklist) Hit comes the thrilling sequel about an indentured assassin fighting to survive in a world of anarchy.

The hit list was just the beginning....

The Girl Who Fell

by S.M. Parker Simon Pulse (March 01, 2016)

In this “invaluable addition to any collection” (School Library Journal, starred review) high school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense and volatile relationship—by the new...

I Crawl Through It

by A.S. King Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2015)

Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. The anxieties they face at every turn have nearly pushed them to the point of surrender: senseless high-stakes testing, the lingering damage of past trauma, the...


by Jerry Spinelli HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Newbery Honor Book * ALA Notable Children's Book

"Deeply felt. Presents a moral question with great care and sensitivity." —The New York Times

"A spellbinding story about rites of passage." —Publishers Weekly...


by Rita Williams-Garcia Amistad (October 06, 2009)

Award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia intertwines the lives of three very different teens in this fast-paced, gritty narrative about choices and the impact that even the most seemingly insignificant ones...


by Thomas Pendleton HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

Some kids say Mason Avrett is slow. What they don't know is that he also has a terrifying power that he's just beginning to understand. But that's not his worst problem: Mason lives with a sadist. His older...