• New Kid

    By Jerry Craft (J Craf)

    After his parents send him to a prestigious private school known for its academics, Jordan Banks finds himself torn between two worlds.


  • Look Both Ways

    By Jason Reynolds (J Reyn)

    Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and weaves them into one funny, poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.


  • White Bird

    By R.J. Palacio (J Pala)

    Tells the story of Julian's Grandmother's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her savior and best friend.


  • Clean Getaway

    By Nic Stone (J Ston)

    For the life of him, William "Scoob" Lamar can't seem to stay out of trouble--and now the run-ins at school have led to lockdown at home. So when G'ma, Scoob's favorite person on Earth, asks him to go on an impromptu road trip, he's in the RV faster than he can say FREEDOM. But adventure quickly turns to uncertainty and Scoob realizes that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him.


  • If We Were Giants

    By Dave Matthews (J Matt)

    Kirra, a curious, agile, and outgoing girl, lives in an idyllic community hidden inside a dormant volcano. She and her father are the only two people allowed to venture beyond its walls. Kirra is in training to become a Storyteller like him, and together they travel from village to village spreading fearsome tales designed to keep outsiders away from their secret nest.


  • Pippa Park Raises Her Game

    By Erin Yun (J Yun)

    Life is full of great expectations for Korean American Pippa Park. It seems like everyone has a plan for how her life should look. So when Pippa gets a mysterious basketball scholarship to Lakeview Private, she jumps at the chance to reinvent herself.


  • You Go First

    By Erin Entrada Kelly (J Kell)

    Charlotte, twelve, and Ben, eleven, are highly-skilled competitors at online Scrabble and that connection helps both as they face family issues and the turmoil of middle school.


  • Stand Up, Yumi Chung

    By Jessica Kim (J Kim)

    On the outside, Yumi Chung suffers from #shygirlproblems, a perm-gone-wrong, and kids calling her "Yu-MEAT" because she smells like her family's Korean barbecue restaurant. On the inside, Yumi is ready for her Netflix stand-up special. Her notebook is filled with mortifying memories that she's reworked into comedy gold. All she needs is a stage and courage.


  • Positively Izzy

    By Terri Libenson (J Libe)

    On the day of the school talent show, the lives of shy Bri and dreamer Izzy converge to create an event even more dramatic than either could even imagine.


  • Genesis Begins Again

    By Alicia D. Williams (J Will)

    Thirteen-year-old Genesis tries again and again to lighten her black skin, thinking it is the root of her family's troubles, before discovering reasons to love herself as is.