Forgotten Fire (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
by Adam Bagdasarian
A National Book Award Finalist. In 1915 Vahan Kenderian is living a life of privilege as the youngest son of a wealthy Armenian family in Turkey. This secure world is shattered when some family members are whisked away while others are murdered before his eyes. Vahan loses his home and family, and is forced to live a life he would never have dreamed of in order to survive. Somehow Vahan’s incredible strength and spirit help him endure, even knowing that each day could be his last.
by Marcus Sedgwick
A potent, powerful and timely thriller about migrants, drug lords and gang warfare set on the US/Mexican border by PRINTZ MEDAL winning and CARNEGIE MEDAL, COSTA BOOK AWARD and GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE shortlisted novelist, Marcus Sedgwick. Anapra is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez. Twenty metres outside of town lies a fence, and beyond it, America - the dangerous goal of many a migrant. Faustino is one of them, trying desperately to escape from the gang...
Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria
by Rania Abouzeid
An extraordinary true account of the enormous tragedy of the Syrian civil conflict. Since the civil war in Syria began in 2011, over 500,000 civilians have been killed and more than 12 million Syrians have been displaced. Rania Abouzeid, one of the foremost journalists on the topic, follows two pairs of sisters from opposite sides of the conflict to give readers a first-hand glimpse of the turmoil and devastation this strife has wrought. Sunni...
Waking Storms, 2 (Lost Voices Trilogy, #2)
by Sarah Porter
As a mermaid versus human war looms on the horizon, Luce falls in love with her sworn enemy Dorian and assumes her rightful role as queen of the mermaids.
You Got Me Twisted (Wahida Clark Presents a Young Adult Novel)
by Gloria Dotson-Lewis
Black Beauty the Autobiography of a Horse
by Anna Sewell
Black Beauty is a novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate bestseller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, long enough to see her first and only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindne...
by Karen Hesse
When Radley returns to the United States after volunteering abroad, she comes back to a country under military rule with strict travel restrictions, and she must find her way back to her Vermont home through the New England woods. When the American People's Party takes over the American government, Radley returns from a volunteer trip in Haiti to find her parents missing and nowhere to turn. The plot contains violence.
Kung Fu High School
by Ryan Gattis
Fifteen-year-old Jen B is a student at Kung Fu High School, a place where violence is routine and the only academic goal is survival. But keeping her head down becomes impossible with the arrival of her cousin, Jimmy Chang, a Chinese-trained kung fu master who has become notorious after vanishing in thin air during a fight. Ridley, leader of the school's most vicious gang, wants to see what Jimmy can do. The only problem is Jimmy's sworn never to fight again...Coping with the sudden murder of he...
by Alison Ashley Formento
One pint-sized girl. Ten supersized crises. And it's high noon. Madeline 'Twigs' Henry is a small teen in the shadow of some big problems. Born prematurely, and still so tiny in stature that people think she's in the fifth grade, Twigs has a mighty spirit. She needs that spirit when life throws a bucket of stones at her. It starts with a drunken deserter dad. Mom and little sister are so obsessed with their own love lives that Twigs has to take care of both of them. Her adored soldier brother Ma...
by Gail Giles
After her father loses his job and she finds out that her parents have lied to her, fifteen-year-old Ames feels betrayed enough to become involved with a criminal who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
The Biker's Brother
by Peter Edwards
Teenager Josh Williams has a lot on his plate: a football injury, a complicated relationship with his brother Jamie, who is a member of the Annihilators motorcycle gang, and a budding romance with Brenda. When a large urban motorcycle gang makes a move to take over the Annihilators, several conflicts between members erupt, resulting in the murder of Brenda's brother. Jamie is arrested and it's up to Josh to prove his brother's innocence. Told through Josh's point of view, the novel's fast-pa...
Atlanta Burns (Atlanta Burns, #1)
by Chuck Wendig
You don’t mess with Atlanta Burns. Everyone knows that. And that’s kinda how she likes it—until the day Atlanta is drawn into a battle against two groups of bullies and saves a pair of new, unexpected friends. But actions have consequences, and when another teen turns up dead—by an apparent suicide—Atlanta knows foul play is involved. And worse: she knows it’s her fault. You go poking rattlesnakes, maybe you get bit. Afraid of stirring up the snakes further by investigating, Atlanta turns her...
El Soplon (Orca Soundings (Spanish)) (Spanish Soundings)
by Norah McClintock
Run, Hide, Fight Back
by April Henry
Many of them are hiding impossible secrets, and all of them have a lot at stake. Can they set aside their differences and band together to fight for survival? This standalone YA thriller tells the story of how these misfit teens make it - or don't - through a terrifying ordeal.