Mock Printz – 2018

Book List , Teen

American Street

Title: American Street
By: Ibi Zoboi
Published: 2017

When Fabiola's mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States, Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit's west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own.

Available as eBook and eAudiobook


City of Saints and Thieves

Title: City of Saints and Thieves
By: Natalie Anderson
Published: 2017

Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets.

Available on CD Audiobook


Crossing Ebenezer Creek

Title: Crossing Ebenezer Creek
By: Tonya Bolden
Published: 2017

Freed from slavery, Mariah and her young brother Zeke join Sherman's march through Georgia, where Mariah meets a free black named Caleb and dares to imagine the possibility of true love, but hope can come at a cost.


A Face Like Glass

Title: A Face Like Glass
By: Frances Hardinge
Published: 2017

When Neverfell, who has no memory, arrives in Caverna, her facial expressions make her very dangerous to the people who live with blank faces or pay dearly to learn to simulate emotions.

Also available as eBook


Genuine Fraud

Title: Genuine Fraud
By: E. Lockhart
Published: 2017

Told through flashbacks, best friends Jule and Imogen are orphaned outcasts who will do almost anything to attain a happy, wealthy life.

Also available eBook, eAudiobook, Playaway, and CD Audiobook.


The Hate U Give

Title: The Hate U Give
By: Angie Thomas
Published: 2017

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 hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does, or does not, say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Also available eAudiobook, eBook, Large Print, and CD Audiobook.


I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Title: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
By: Erika Sanchez
Published: 2017

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed. But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first kiss, first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?


The Inexplicable Logic of my Life

Title: The Inexplicable Logic of my Life
By: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Published: 2017

A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is.

Also available as eBook, eAudiobook, CD,


Loving vs Virginia

Title: Loving vs Virginia
By: Patricia Powell
Published: 2017

Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

Also available as CD Audiobook


The March Against Fear

Title: The March Against Fear
By: Ann Bausum
Published: 2017

Mississippi. 1966. On a hot June afternoon an African-American man named James Meredith set out to walk through his home state, intending to fight racism and fear with his feet. A seemingly simple plan, but one teeming with risk. Just one day later Meredith was shot and wounded in a roadside ambush. Within twenty-four hours, Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, and other civil rights leaders had taken up Meredith's cause, determined to overcome this violent act and complete Meredith's walk. The stakes were high--there was no time for advance planning and their route cut through dangerous territory. No one knew if they would succeed. By many measures the March Against Fear became one of the greatest protests of the civil rights era. But it was also one of the last, and the campaign has been largely forgotten. Critically acclaimed author Ann Bausum brings this crucial turning point of civil rights history back to life, escorting you along the dusty Mississippi roads where heroic marchers endured violence, rage, and fear as they walked more than 200 miles in the name of equality and justice.


Out of Wonder

Title: Out of Wonder
By: Kwame Alexander
Published: 2017

Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world. Includes biographical information about the celebrated poets.


Piecing Me Together

Title: Piecing Me Together
By: Renee Watson
Published: 2017

Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.


A Psalm for Lost Girls

Title: A Psalm for Lost Girls
By: Katie Bayerl
Published: 2017

"Determined to protect her sister Tess's memory, Callie da Costa sets out to prove Tess wasn't really a saint and finds herself pulled into a kidnapping investigation


Saints and Misfits

Title: Saints and Misfits
By: S.K. Ali
Published: 2017

Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin--a holy star in the Muslim community--attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.


Spill Zone

Title: Spill Zone
By: Scott Westerfeld
Published: 2017

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death--or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits--and it seems to be calling Addison's name


Strange the Dreamer

Title: Strange the Dreamer
By: Laini Taylor
Published: 2017

In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.

Also available as CD Audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook.


They Both Die at the End

Title: They Both Die at the End
By: Adam Silvera
Published: 2017

In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day

Also available on Playaway and eBook.


Undefeated

Title: Undefeated
By: Steve Skeinkin
Published: 2017

A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team.

Also available as CD audiobook.


Vincent and Theo

Title: Vincent and Theo
By: Deborah Heiligman
Published: 2017

The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Heiligman draws on the letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime to weave a tale of two lives intertwined as Theo supported Vincent's struggles to find his path in life.

Also available as eBook.


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