Books & Reading

how to win

How to Win at High School by Owen Matthews

An unwilling misfit embarks on his junior year in a new high school while working with his best friend to elevate his social status by starting a business doing the popular kids’ homework.

promposal

Promposal by Rhonda Helms

Camilla hopes her secret crush, Benjamin, might ask her to prom but feels pressured into accepting the invitation of a casual acquaintance, and Joshua has worked up the courage to ask his best friend, Ethan, to be his date when Ethan asks his help in crafting the perfect promposal for another boy.

crossover

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

please excuse this poem

Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation

Edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer & Lynn Melnick

 

when my heart was

When My Heart Was Wicked by Tricia Stirling

After her father dies, leaving sixteen-year-old Lacy with her much-loved stepmother, Lacy’s birth mother suddenly shows up wanting Lacy back and she will stop at nothing, not even dark magic, to control her daughter and draw her into her own twisted life.