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  • Great Reads for High School Students

145th Street
  • Ten stories portray life on a block in Harlem.

All-American Girl
  • Meg Cabot, bestselling author of The Princess
    Diaries, shoots off literary fireworks in this
    capital romance about an artistic alterna-girl,
    whose world is rocked when she saves the life of
    the U.S. president and gets chummy with his son.

Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt
  • Did you know that in ancient Egypt ritual false
    beards were worn by queens as well as kings? Or
    that the Egyptians were the first people to hatch
    eggs artificially? These, with hundreds of other
    curious, zany, and extraordinary facts fill this
    unique and wittily illustrated book. Full color.

America A Novel
  • Teenage America, a not-black, not-white,
    not-anything boy who has spent many years in
    institutions for disturbed, antisocial behavior,
    tries to piece his life together.

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Presents the humorous journal of a year in the
    life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who
    tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her
    mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood
    animals, and win the love of handsome hunk

Annotated Art
Arctic Antarctic
  • Here is an exciting and informative guide to the
    vast, icy wastes at the ends of the earth. Color
    photographs of snowy mountains and frozen seas,
    rare animals and plants, and the teeming life on
    and under the ice offer a unique view of our
    planet's polar wildernesses.

Basketballs Best Shots
  • Relive spectacular moments from the history of
    basketball that illustrates the grace, speed, and
    power of the game.

Behind the Wheel Poems About Driving

Thirty-six poems look at various aspects of
driving, including passing the written driver's
test, being pulled over by a cop, and having an
accident, and treat them as metaphors for life.
Between Boardslides and BurnoutMy Notes from
the Road
  • With this all-access pass, Tony Hawk shares the
    joy, the exhaustion, the adrenaline, and the pain
    of life on the road. Between Boardslides and
    Burnout puts you right on the edge of the ramp
    and on the road with him from competitions to
    demos, to store openings, to autograph signings,
    to movie sets, and back home.

  • When a boy and girl are drowned in the Blackwater
    River, thirteen-year-old Brodie must decide
    whether to confess that he may have caused the

Blood and Chocolate
  • Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful
    teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates
    and the fear of the townspeople to decide where
    she belongs and with whom.

Breathing Underwater
  • Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend,
    Caitlin, and ordered to keep a journal,
    sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship
    with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior
    and anger, and describes living with his abusive

Brians Return
  • After having survived alone in the wilderness,
    Brian finds that he can no longer live in the
    city but must return to the place where he really

Bronx Masquerade
  • While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students
    at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've
    written, revealing their innermost thoughts and
    fears to their formerly clueless classmates.

Bull Catcher
  • Pete and Jeff continue their friendship and love
    of baseball as they progress from ninth grade
    through high school in their small Wisconsin

Buried Onions
  • When nineteen-year-old Eddie drops out of
    college, he struggles to find a place for himself
    as a Mexican American living in a
    violence-infested neighborhood of Fresno,

Burning Up A Novel
  • When a girl she had met at an innercity church is
    murdered, fifteen-year-old Macey channels her
    grief into a school project that leads her to
    uncover prejudice she had not imagined in her
    grandparents and their wealthy Connecticut

Celebrity SkinTatoos, Brands, and Body
Adornments of the Stars
  • What did Johnny Depp do with his Winona Forever
    tattoo after she dumped him? What is the ritual
    surrounding the Dixie Chicks and the little
    birdies on their feet? How many times does
    Angelina Jolie have Billy Bob tattooed on her
    body and where? Celebrity Skin has the answers
    and much more in this ultimate photo collection
    of the tattoos and body art of celebritiesfrom
    Drew Barrymore, and Sean Connery to Dennis
    Rodman, the Backstreet Boys, and Eminem. With
    over 100 pages of full-color photographs,
    Celebrity Skin gets the inside story (and inside
    look) at the beauty marks of the beautiful

The Century for Young People
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
Classic American Cars
  • Celebrate the exuberance and eccentricity of
    America in the twentieth century with Classic
    American Cars. You'll find every dream machine
    here, from the 1949 Cadillac Sedanette to the
    1969 Corvette, from the 1955 Thunderbird to the
    1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. This book is
    truly a car show full of the greats in automobile

Close to a Killer
  • Seventeen-year-old Barrie finds herself involved
    in a string of murders that are somehow connected
    to her mother's hair salon.

Companions of the Night
  • When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki helps a young
    man escape from a group of men who claim he is a
    vampire, she finds herself faced with some
    bizarre and dangerous choices.

The Complete Book of Hairstyling
  • There are easy-to-follow instructions for more
    than 100 hairstyles in this glossy and very
    user-friendly book

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Mary Elizabeth Cep (or Lola, as she prefers to be
    called) longs to be in the spotlight. But when
    she moves to New Jersey with her family and
    becomes a student at Dellwood "Deadwood" High,
    Lola finds the role of resident drama queen
    already filled, by the Born-to-Win,
    Born-to-Run-Everything Carla Santini. Carla has
    always gotten everything she wants -- until Lola
    comes along and snags the lead in the school
    play. Can Lola survive Carla's attempts at
    retaliation? Once the curtain goes up on the
    school play, which drama queen will take center

  • A series of nine romantic episodes in the lives
    of B.J. and other students at Cutter's Forge High
    as they plan for the Valentine's Day Sweetheart

  • While confined to a mental hospital,
    thirteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to
    understand some of the reasons behind her
    self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get

Define Normal A Novel
  • When she agrees to meet with Jasmine as a peer
    counselor at their middle school, Antonia never
    dreams that this girl with the black lipstick and
    pierced eyebrow will end up helping her deal with
    the serious problems she faces at home and become
    a good friend.

Devastation!The Worlds Worst Natural Disasters
  • Our understanding of the natural phenomena that
    cause these tragedies has made huge strides in
    the last 30 years. Devastation! Provides riveting
    accounts of what happened during the world's most
    spectacular natural disasters accompanied by
    stunning you-are-there photography. More than 400
    color illustrations .Gazetteer of dates and
    details of more than 500 major natural disasters.

Doing TimeNotes from the Underground
  • Each of these ten short stories focuses on a high
    school student's mandatory 200 hours of community
    service and the youth's response to the required

Dreamland A Novel
  • After her older sister runs away,
    sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides that she needs
    to make a major change in her own life and begins
    an abusive relationship with a boy who is
    mysterious, brilliant, and dangerous.

Ella Enchanted
  • In this novel based on the story of Cinderella,
    Ella struggles against the childhood curse that
    forces her to obey any order given to her.

The Facts Speak for Themselves
  • At the request of her social worker,
    thirteen-year-old Linda gradually reveals how her
    life with her unstable mother and her younger
    brother led to her rape and the murder she

The FairiesPhotographic Evidence of the
Existence of Another World
  • After mysteriously receiving a copy of an old
    manuscript, an archeologist sets off around the
    world to photograph and document the existence of
    a variety of fairies.

Flash Fire
  • As fire sweeps through a canyon near Los Angeles,
    teenagers Danna and Hall Press and other children
    whose parents are not around must work together
    to save themselves.

Forged By Fire
  • Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting
    his fragile half-sister from their abusive
    father, faces the prospect of one final
    confrontation before the problem can be solved.

Funny Cars
Gallows Hill
  • When seventeen-year-old Sarah works in the
    fortune-telling booth at a school carnival, she
    finds that sometimes she can really see the
    future in the crystal ball, a talent that
    disturbs some of the other students and makes
    them suspect her of being a witch.

The Girl Death Left Behind
  • Numb with grief when an accident kills her entire
    family, fourteen-year-old Beth suddenly finds
    herself living with her spoiled cousin Terri and
    trying to make friends at a new school.

The Girls
  • Each of the girls in a middle-school clique
    reveals the strong, manipulative hold one of the
    group exerts on the others, causing hurt and
    self-doubt among the girls.

Gossip Girl A Novel
  • Presents a world of jealousy and betrayal at an
    exclusive private school in Manhattan.

Hanging on to Max
  • When his girlfriend decides to give their baby
    away, seventeen-year-old Sam is determined to
    keep him and raise him alone.

Hard Love
  • After starting to publish a zine in which he
    writes his secret feelings about his lonely life
    and his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John
    meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a
    healthier personality.

Harlem A Poem
  • A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds
    of Harlem.

Harley, Like a Person
  • Fourteen-year-old Harley, an artistic teenager
    living with her alcoholic father and angry
    mother, suspects that she is adopted and begins a
    search for her biological parents.

Hate You
  • Nursing hatred for the father who choked her and
    damaged her voice as a child, seventeen-year-old
    Alice writes songs she feels she cannot sing and
    seeks to reconcile her feelings for herself and
    her father.

The Haunting
  • When her mother inherits an old plantation house
    in the Louisiana countryside, fifteen-year-old
    Lia seeks to rid it of the evil spirit that
    haunts it.

Heroes A Novel
  • After serving in the United States Army in World
    War II and having his face blown off by a
    grenade, Francis, a young soldier, returns home
    hoping to find--and kill--the former childhood
    hero he feels betrayed him.

Hidden Evidence40 True Crimes and How Forensic
Science Helped to Solve Them
  • As further evidence of his family's bad fortune,
    which they attribute to a curse on a distant
    relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish
    boys' juvenile detention center in the Texas
    desert. As punishment, the boys here must each
    dig a hole every day, five feet deep and five
    feet across. Ultimately, Stanley "digs up the
    truth" -- and through his experience, finds his
    first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of
    himself. Winner of the 1998 National Book Award
    for young people's literature, here is a wildly
    inventive, darkly humorous tale of crime and
    punishment -- and redemption.

How I Changed My Life
  • Overweight high school senior Bo decides to
    change her image while working on the school play
    with a former star football player who is also
    struggling to find a new identity for himself.

Hush Little Baby
  • When Kit's ex-stepmother thrusts a baby into her
    arms and speeds away, Kit's world is turned
    upside-down. Now she must save herself and the
    baby from the crazy, desperate people who want

I Am the Darker BrotherAn Anthology of Modern
  • Arnold Adoff updates the classic collection I Am
    the Darker Brother An Anthology of Modern Poems
    by African Americans, first published in 1968,
    with 23 new poems by Nikki Giovanni (who also
    contributes a foreword), Ishmael Reed, Maya
    Angelou and others. This anthology covers not
    only well-known poems by Langston Hughes,
    Gwendolyn Brooks, Claude McKay and Paul Laurence
    Dunbar, but fills in other bright spots in a
    strong and often neglected tradition.
    Illustrations, by Benny Andrews, not seen by PW.

I Was a Teenage Fairy
  • A pinkie-size, straight-talking fairy, who may or
    may not be real, helps Barbie and Griffin uncover
    the strength beneath their pain and teaches that
    love -- like a sparkling web of light spinning
    around our bodies and souls -- is what can heal
    even the deepest scars.

I Will Survive
  • Poor Ellen. Her boyfriend is cheating on her with
    her best friend. Her other (male) best friend is
    in love with her when he really shouldn't be. Her
    beauty queen sister is on a rampage. And her mom
    is having an affair with one of her teachers. At
    first, Ellen wants to climb into bed and never
    get out again. Then she decides she's not going
    to take all of this lying down. She's out for
    revenge a very comic revenge with some very
    unintended consequences.

In the Middle of the Night
  • Sixteen-year-old Denny lives in the shadow of a
    deadly accident with which his father was
    connected when he was Denny's age, a disaster for
    which some of the survivors still blame his

Inhalants and Your Nasal PassagesThe
Incredibly Disgusting Story
Ironman A Novel
  • While training for a triathlon,
    seventeen-year-old Bo attends an anger management
    group at school which leads him to examine his
    relationship with his father.

Jump BallA Basketball Season on Poems
  • Tells the story of a high school basketball
    team's season through a series of poems
    reflecting the feelings of students, their
    families, teachers, and coaches.

Katie.com My Story
  • Katherine Tarbox was thirteen when she met
    twenty-three-year-old "Mark" in an online chat
    room. A top student and nationally ranked swimmer
    attending an elite school in an affluent
    Connecticut town, Katie was also a lonely and
    self-conscious eighth-grader who craved the
    attention her workaholic parents couldn't give
    her. "Mark" seemed to understand her he told her
    she was smart and wonderful. When they set a date
    to finally meet while Katie was in Texas for a
    swim competition, she walked into a hotel room
    and discovered who -- and what -- her cyber soul
    mate really was. In Katie.com, Tarbox, now
    eighteen, tells her story -- a frightening and
    eyeopening tale of one teenager's descent into
    the seductive world of the Internet. Tarbox's
    harrowing experience with her online boyfriend
    would affect her life for years to come and
    result in her becoming the first "unnamed minor"
    to test a federal law enacted to protect kids
    from online sexual predators.
  • In a time when a new generation is growing up
    online, Tarbox's memoir offers a rare and candid
    look at what it's like to be a girl in the
    Internet Age.

Keeping the Moon
  • Fifteen-year-old Colie has never fit in. First,
    it was because she was fat. Then, after she lost
    the weight, it was because of a reputation that
    she didn't deserve. So when she's sent to stay
    with her eccentric aunt Mira for the summer,
    Colie doesn't expect too much. After all, why
    would anyone in Colby, North Carolina, want to
    bother with her when no one back home does? But
    Colby turns out to be a nice surprise for Colie.
    Almost without trying, she lands herself a job at
    the Last Chance Bar and Grill. There she meets
    fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel -- two best
    friends who teach her what friendship is all
    about, and help her learn to appreciate who she
    really is

The Killers Cousin
  • After being acquitted of murder,
    seventeen-year-old David goes to stay with
    relatives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he
    finds himself forced to face his past as he
    learns more about his strange young cousin Lily.

Kim Empty InsideThe Diary of an Anonymous
  • Seventeen-year-old Kim, feeling the pressure of
    maintaining an A average to stay on her college
    gymnastics team, becomes obsessive about her
    weight and develops anorexia.

Kissing Doorknobs
  • Fourteen-year-old Tara describes how her
    increasingly strange compulsions begin to take
    over her life and affect her relationships with
    her family and friends.

Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas Further,
Further Confessions of Georgia Nicholson
  • The saga of fourteen-year-old Georgia Nicolson
    continues as she travels to Scotland on a
    nightmarish family vacation, confesses her
    anxiety over being the girlfriend of a sex god,
    and tests the limits of true friendship.

The Last Safe Place on Earth
  • Fifteen-year-old Todd sees his perfect suburban
    world start to unravel when his little sister has
    her mind poisoned by a member of a fundamentalist
    sect and he begins to notice signs of censorship
    in his community.

Leaving Home Stories
  • An international anthology that reflects the
    thoughts and feelings of young people as they
    make their own ways into the world.

Leslies Journal A Novel
  • In this novel, Stratton takes us into a teen
    world that reverberates with the emotion and
    tension of a relationship gone wrong. Here is a
    book that examines the adolescent girl's deep
    need for affirmation as a sexually attractive
    being and how the drive for that affirmation can
    lead to unimaginable consequences.
  • For Leslie, grade nine was trouble-filled and
    grade ten is worse. The V.P. is constantly on
    Leslie's case for skipping or wearing
    'inappropriate' clothes.
  • Enter Jason McCready, new at school and
    ultra-cool. He gives her a wink the first time
    they bump into each other. When Leslie approaches
    Jason to prove to the girls they have met, he
    gives her a kiss -- in front of everyone! Leslie
    is in love!
  • She is the envy of all the girls when Jason asks
    her out, but on their first date he takes her to
    his place instead of to the movies. He explains
    that his parents are away and begins pouring
    scotches, then beers. The lights get dimmer, the
    music louder, and things get fuzzy. Time seems to
    stop for Leslie, when suddenly Jason is throwing
    her clothes at her, stuffing money for a cab in
    her hand and telling her to get going because his
    parents are on their way home. It isn't until
    later that she realizes what has happened.
  • So begins Leslie's first relationship. Telling
    Leslie he loves her one minute and teaching her
    some hard life lessons the next, Jason begins to
    control Leslie's every move. How is it possible
    to be so lonely when you are in love? Thank god
    she has her English-class journal, where she can
    record everything. It helps to get her feelings
    on paper. But when Ms. Graham gets ill and the
    substitute reads the private journals, Leslie's
    world collapses.
  • Words like rape and abuse surface. Jason's
    behavior becomes even darker, and he has pictures
    he is threatening to show. The principal doesn't
    believe her anyway and there is no way she will
    tell her parents. Leslie's nightmare keeps
    growing. In the end, she must find the strength
    to fight back to set things right.

Life is Funny
  • The lives of a number of young people of
    different races, economic backgrounds, and family
    situations living in Brooklyn, New York, become
    intertwined over a seven year period.

Like Sisters on the Homefront
  • Troubled fourteen-year-old Gayle is sent down
    South to live with her uncle and aunt, where her
    life begins to change as she experiences the
    healing power of the family.

Look For Me By Moonlight
  • While staying at the remote and reputedly haunted
    Maine inn run by her father and pregnant
    stepmother, sixteen-year-old Cynda feels
    increasingly isolated from her father's new
    family and finds solace in the attentions of a
    charming but mysterious guest.

Love and Other Four-Letter Words
  • When she and her mother move to an apartment in
    New York City after her parents decide on a trial
    separation, sixteen-year-old Sammie learns to
    deal with her mother's fragile mental state, her
    best friend's self-centeredness, several new
    friendships, and her own budding sexuality.

Mad About Super Heroes
  • Continuing their attack on pop culture, the
    warped minds of MAD tackle the world's greatest
    super-heroes in this satirical look at the men
    and women of the Spandex and cape world.
    Featuring an introduction by Adam West, Mad about
    Superheroes has the Usual Gang of Idiots mocking
    the heroic legends of comic books, television
    shows, and movies. Including amusing and
    irreverent parodies of Batman, Superman, Wonder
    Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, and the
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this black and
    white compilation is a must-have for every hero
    worshipper out there.

Midnight Predator
  • Turquoise Draka, a mercenary trained to fight
    vampires, witches, and shape-shifters,
    infiltrates a vampire stronghold, but ghosts from
    her past and new possibilities for her future
    threaten to distract her from the work at hand.

Milk Mustache Mania
  • This book is a collection of the newest and most
    coveted ads featuring music, sports, TV, and
    movie stars who are popular with kids and teens.
    The Powerpuff Girls, Batman, Britney Spears,
    Carson Daly, players from the NBA and NFL, and
    lots more are all here, along with
    behind-the-scenes stories about each photo shoot
    and a look at the making of this popular ad

A Mothers Gift A Novel
  • Fourteen-year-old Holly Fay Lovell leaves the
    small southern town where she lives with her
    mother, a seamstress, in order to pursue her
    dream of a singing career, not knowing the whole
    truth about her humble beginnings.

Much Ado about Prom Night
  • Political uproar about a peer counseling program
    in a southern California high school keeps two
    star-crossed antagonists at odds before the
    upcoming prom.

NBA Basketball Basics
Never Trust a Dead Man
  • Winner of the 2000 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best
    Young Adult. Wrongly convicted of murder and
    punished by being sealed in the tomb with the
    dead man, seventeen-year-old Selwyn enlists the
    help of a witch and the resurrected victim to
    find the true killer.

No Easy AnswersShort Stories about Teenagers
Making Tough Choices

A collection of sixteen short stories, by Louise
Plummer, M.E. Kerr, Jack Gantos, and others,
about teenagers in situations that test their
Oh My Goddess! Wrong Number
  • At long last, the "lost" Oh Mh Goddess" stories
    are collected for the first time, in this new,
    remastered first volume of the popular manga
    series, the first of three new volumes that
    restore the complete Oh My Goddess storyline and
    fill in early details of this delightful, funny,
    and exciting tale of college student Keiichi
    Morisato, who accidentally dials the Goddess
    Technical Helpline and is delivered the living,
    breathing, literal goddess Belldandy...and one
    wish. When he jokingly asks for Belldandy to stay
    with him forever, he gets his wish, and one
    hilarious headache after another as Keiichi and
    his Goddess-out-of-water adjust to the inevitable
    clash of the Spiritual Plane and the Material
    World. Also includes material from the previously
    published 1-555-Goddess.

On the Bright Side, Im Now the Girlfriend of a
Sex God
  • Fourteen-year-old Georgia continues her diary in
    which she records her misadventures trying to
    reclaim the attention of seventeen-year-old
    Robbie, while coping with her friends, family,
    and dog-like cat Angus at the same time.

Past Forgiving
  • Fifteen-year-old Alexandra finds that her
    boyfriend Cliff demands all her time, isolates
    her by his jealousy, and finally becomes
    physically abusive.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • This is the story of what it's like to grow up in
    high school. More intimate than a diary,
    Charlie's letters are singular and unique,
    hilarious and devastating. We may not know where
    he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing.
    All we know is the world he shares. Caught
    between trying to live his life and trying to run
    from it puts him on a strange course through
    uncharted territory. The world of first dates and
    mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The
    world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture
    Show, when all one requires is that perfect song
    on that perfect drive to feel infinite. Through
    Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply
    affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel
    that will spirit you back to those wild and
    poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.

Play Like a GirlA Celebration of Women in Sports
  • Photographs and text portray the joy and
    dedication of women participating in a variety of

  • Eighteen-year-old Corey sees a threat to his
    dream of winning the basketball championship when
    he discovers that the new player on his team is a
    girl-stealing, friend-framing, team-destroying
    force of evil.

The Princess Diaries
  • "So, what I want to know is, if my dad's an
    actual prince, how come I have to learn algebra?"
    Mia ponders this, and much more, when she finds
    out that her father is prince of Genovia. Living
    with her cool artist mom in New York City, Mia
    can't imagine leaving to become princess in
    Genovia. But because her father can't have any
    more kids, she is the heir to the throne.
    Accepting her title means getting lessons on
    being a perfect princess and leaving Manhattan -
    will Mia eventually give in to her father and
    become Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi
    Thermopolis Renaldo?

Princess in Love
  • In a series of humorous diary entries, a New York
    City ninth grader agonizes over her love life,
    final exams, and future role as the princess of

Princess in the Spotlight
  • Having recently discovered she is the sole heir
    to the throne of a tiny European principality,
    fourteen-year-old Manhattan resident Mia writes
    in her journal about her attempts to cope with
    this news, as well as with more typical teenage

  • When mutant rats threaten to take over Staten
    Island, which has become a huge landfill,
    fourteen-year-old Sarah and her younger brother
    Mike try to figure out how to stop them.

Reef of Death
While helping a beautiful Aboriginal girl search
for her people's missing treasure near the Great
Barrier Reef, seventeen-year-old PC finds himself
fighting an evil scientist and a deadly
underwater monster.
  • Not long after learning that he was adopted,
    eleven-year-old Peter is hit by a car and then
    given several chances to alter events that could
    lead to his death.

The Rose that Grew from Concrete
  • Here now, newly discovered, are Tupac's most
    honest and intimate thoughts conveyed through the
    pure art of poetry -- a mirror into his enigmatic
    life and its many contradictions.
  • Written in his own hand at the age of nineteen,
    they embrace his spirit, his energy...and his
    ultimate message of hope.

Rules of the Road
  • Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the
    elderly owner of a chain of successful shoe
    stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son
    who is trying to force her to retire, and along
    the way Jenna hones her talents as a saleswoman
    and finds the strength to face her alcoholic

Runs with Horses
  • Sixteen years old in 1886, Runs With Horses
    trains to become a warrior with Geronimo's band
    of Apaches in the American Southwest.

Safe at Second
  • Paulie Lockwood's best friend Todd Bannister is
    destined for the major leagues until a line drive
    to the head causes him to lose an eye and they
    both must find a new future for themselves.

Sarny A Life Remembered
  • Continues the adventures of Sarny, the slave girl
    Nightjohn taught to read, through the aftermath
    of the Civil War during which time she taught
    other Blacks and lived a full life until age

Shattered Mirror
  • As seventeen-year-old Sarah, daughter of a
    powerful line of vampire-hunting witches,
    continues to pursue the ancient bloodsucker
    Nikolas, she finds herself in a dangerous
    friendship with two vampire siblings in her high

Short TakesFast-Break Basketball Poetry
Simpsons Comics Royale
The Skin Im In
  • Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because
    her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher
    with a birthmark on her face and makes some
    discoveries about how to love who she is and what
    she looks like.

  • Sixteen-year-old "Slam" Harris is counting on his
    noteworthy basketball talents to get him out of
    the inner city and give him a chance to succeed
    in life, but his coach sees things differently.

Slot Machine
  • When overweight thirteen-year-old Elvin Bishop is
    sent to camp at St. Paul's Seminary Retreat
    Center, he and his two best friends are forced to
    try out various sports in order to find out where
    they belong.

Soldiers Heart
  • Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a
    change of heart after experiencing both the
    physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War

Son of the Mob
  • Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly
    complicated by the fact that he is the son of a
    powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that
    threatens to destroy his romance with the
    daughter of an FBI agent.

  • When Melinda Sordino's friends discover she
    called the police to quiet a party, they
    ostracize her, turning her into an outcast --
    even among kids she barely knows. But even worse
    than the harsh conformity of high-school cliques
    is a secret that you have to hide.

Spiders in the HairdoModern Urban Legends
  • This modest collection of urban myths assembles
    50 brief stories from modern oral tradition.
    Commonly attributed to FOAFs (friend of a
    friend), they are intriguing and often
    frightening tales passed along in casual
    conversation. These tales are the substance of
    modern folklore, an evolving treasury of
    evanescent narratives. From the famous Vanishing
    Hitchhiker to incredulous tales of alligators in
    the New York City sewer system, these stories are
    alive in the modern information
    dynamicnewspapers, hearsay, Internet exchanges,
    schlock movies.

Sticks and Stones
Stone Cold
  • Sixteen-year-old Denn finds himself alienating
    both friends and family when he becomes obsessed
    with playing high-stakes poker with adult

Stop PretendingWhat Happened When My Big Sister
  • A younger sister has a difficult time adjusting
    to life after her older sister has a mental

Stuck in Neutral
  • Fourteen-year-old Shawn McDaniel, who suffers
    from severe cerebral palsy and cannot function,
    relates his perceptions of his life, his family,
    and his condition, especially as he believes his
    father is planning to kill him.

Tall TalesSix Amazing Basketball Dreams
  • In this collection of stories illustrated with
    photographs, youngsters show off their smooth
    moves on the basketball court.

The Terrorist
  • Sixteen-year-old Laura, an American living in
    London, tries to find the person responsible for
    the death of her younger brother Billy, who has
    been killed by a terrorist bomb.

Theres a Hair in My Dirt!A Worms Story
Things I Have to Tell YouPoems and Writing by
Teenage Girls
  • A collection of poems, stories, and essays
    written by girls twelve to eighteen years of age
    and revealing the secrets which enabled them to
    overcome the challenges they faced.

The Ultimate Race Car
  • Race car enthusiasts, start your engines! An
    indispensable reference for the racing enthusiast
    and a compelling introduction for the general
    reader, The Ultimate Race Car uses superb color
    photography as the foundation of in-depth
    profiles of 80 of the greatest competitive cars
    of this century. In addition, The Ultimate Race
    Car explores the tracks, races, marques, and
    personalities of the fast-paced and fascinating
    world of auto racing. Stunning, full-color photos
    of the great cars from the 1900s to today
    In-depth profiles of leading drivers, engineers,
    and designers Includes a complete history of the
    sport, including the great courses and circuits.

Ultimate Spider-Man
Violet Claire
  • In search of material for a screenplay they are
    developing, seventeen-year-old Violet and her new
    friend Claire try to make life a movie as they
    chase their dreams through dangerously beautiful
    Los Angeles.

  • It all started with a phone call. In a tense
    voice, Alice's very rational father suggests that
    she drive his precious Corvette and meet him. But
    Alice doesn't have a driver's license. "It
    doesn't matter!" he yells. Yet he never shows up.
    Never calls. Something is very wrong.
  • Then Alice hears an announcement over the radio.
    Her father is dead. And someone has already
    confessed to his murder via E-mail.
  • That someone is Alice.
  • Everyone, including her mother, believes that
    Alice is guilty. The police are after her. And
    the real murderer is, too.
  • It's only a matter of time before somebody
    catches her...

What Kind of Love?The Diary of a Pregnant
  • Told in a six month excerpt from a teenage girl's
    diary, this novel recounts a troubling and
    all-too-common story. An accomplished violinist,
    a great student and dating the cutest guy in
    school, 15-year-old Val has everything going for
    her. But one small indiscretion throws Vals'
    world into chaos after she becomes pregnant.

What My Mother Doesnt Know
  • Sophie describes her relationships with a series
    of boys as she searches for Mr. Right.

When Dad Killed Mom
  • When Jenna and Jeremy's father shoots and kills
    their artist mother, they struggle to slowly
    rebuild a functioning family.

The White Horse
  • In her writing for a concerned teacher,
    sixteen-year-old Raina reveals her troubles with
    a disfunctional family, life on the streets, drug
    abuse, and finally an unplanned pregnancy.

Who Are You?
  • When the police discover that a man who has been
    shot has been keeping a file of her entire life,
    sixteen-year-old Kristi, an aspiring artist,
    suspects a connection with the possible theft of
    a painting from a museum.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
You Hear Me?Poems and Writings by Teenage Boys
  • In this fascinating collection, Franco brings
    together original pieces from adolescent boys who
    are writing about issues that concern them.
    Spurred by the needs of her own three sons,
    Franco gathered submissions from around the
    country. She leaves all adult sentiment aside to
    present these original works, the topics of which
    range from seXual awakenings to identity
    development to dreams and wishes. The pieces are
    fresh and stimulating. Boys and girls in
    classrooms around the country will recognize
    their own voices in these pieces. An amazing
    collection of authentic writings.

You Know You Love MeA Gossip Girl Novel
  • Blair and Serena, who go to an exclusive private
    school in Manhattan, are no longer best friends
    but are still both consumed with thoughts of
    boyfriends and college.

Zachs Lie
  • When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's
    custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust
    to his family's sudden move to Elko, Nevada,
    after entering the Witness Security Program, but
    the drug cartel against which his father will
    testify is determined to track them down.
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