Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

A romance with a supernatural twist that Yoon uses to pose a critically important question to the reader. So just when you are having the most fun enjoying the story suddenly, a gut punch. How would you answer? Evie, a high school senior, is upset about her parents’ divorce and especially its cause, his father’s […]


The Bone Houses

The Bone Houses

Seventeen-year-old Aderyn, “Ryn,” has the unique problem of being young for a gravedigger — and that the dead won’t stay dead. After her parents’ passing, Ryn supports herself and her siblings by managing the recently deceased of the village of Colbren, as her father did before her. Colbren sits at the edge of a forest […]


Almost American Girl Robin Ha

Almost American Girl Robin Ha

Do you love graphic novels with authentic female leads and true stories of teens finding their ways? “Almost American Girl” by Robin Ha is a must read! Chronicling the author’s move from South Korea to the US in the 90’s, a teenager forced by her mother to adapt to an entirely new world. Entering the […]


Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

William “Scoob” Lamar has been suspended from school and his dad, who’s always hard on him is not pleased.  Scoob thinks this suspension is going be a huge drag until his G-ma pulls up one day in an RV and says they’re going on a road trip.  Scoob loves hi G-ma, so he doesn’t think […]


Batman: The Killing Joke

Batman: The Killing Joke

“See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum” and that’s how the joke starts. The Joker escapes Arkham Asylum and decides to cause chaos, as usual. However, this time he has a specific motive: to prove he isn’t so different from everyone else, that life and all human systems and values are part […]


Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

This enthralling novel, which contains elements of fantasy, science fiction, and romance is a close relative of its predecessor, Ruby Red. This trio of Kerstin Gier novels, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green flow into each other seamlessly. It might be suggested that they are three installments of the same story, like old time […]



The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

The Black Friend, is a great resource for white teens looking to learn more about anti -racism and social justice.  Not only does author, Fredrick Joseph pull in his own perspectives and life experiences into the book; he also interviews  authors and activists like Angie Thomas and Jemele Hill.   Joseph covers and gives relatable examples […]


Angel of Greenwood Randi Pink

Angel of Greenwood Randi Pink

The year is 1921 in this fictional tale of two teenagers growing up and falling in love in historic Greenwood, or Black Wall Street, in Tulsa Oklahoma days before the horrific race massacre. Isaiah is secretly an intelligent poet and deep thinker, but he hides his true self behind the persona of a mischievous troublemaker. […]


Watchmen

Watchmen

“God exists and he’s American”. Actually, to be more specific, he’s from New York. The Watchmen are a group of semi-retired vigilantes. Within the group exists Dr. Manhattan, a physicist who disintegrated himself in a freak accident, somehow puts himself back together and as a result gains countless abilities. The US government then decides to […]


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