Reluctant Readers' Quick Picks
An eye-opening look at the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and became an American hero.
8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!
"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds
Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death.
A New York Times Bestseller
Stonewall Book Award Winner—Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist
One teenager in a skirt.
One teenager with a lighter.
One moment that changes both of their lives forever.
This is Where it Ends, Hate List, and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock readers will appreciate this heartbreaking novel about living with your worst mistake, from New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga.
4 starred reviews!
Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.
Mary B. Addison killed a baby.
A compelling dual-narrated tale from Jennifer Latham that questions how far we've come with race relations.
Some bodies won't stay buried.
Some stories need to be told.
Josh is a gamer. After his parents' divorce and his move from Chicago to a small town where he doesn't know anybody, he copes by staying up way too late playing Killswitch online. Then he discovers a mod version of the game that is an exact reproduction of his new town. Strange things start to happen in the game, and they are somehow connected with events in the real world.
From the author of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy comes a thought-provoking, action-packed page-turner based on the little-known history of the Japanese Americans who fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.
Yuki Nakahara is an American.
But it’s the start of World War II, and America doesn’t see it that way.
Junior Library Guild Selection * New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens * Goodreads Choice Awards Nonfiction Finalist * Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books for Teens: Nonfiction * 2018 Texas Topaz Nonfiction List * YALSA's 2018 Quick Picks List * Bank Street's 2018 Best Books of the Year
A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award
An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction
“Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you’re on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins.”
$15.29ISBN: 9781626726352Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Roaring Brook Press - September 19th, 2017
Coming March 2021 as a Netflix Original Film directed by Amy Poehler!
"Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."—Amy Poehler
An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texas high school in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.
MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!Not available for purchaseISBN: 9780553534665Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2017
Witty, honest, and wholly captivating, Mr. 60% is a perfect read for fans of The Spectacular Now and Where Things Come Back.
Not available for purchaseISBN: 9781939053176Availability: Special OrderPublished: 7th Generation - July 15th, 2017
Bobby Byington has always had to navigate his father's alcoholism and anger, but things are looking up. His father has stopped drinking, his mother is back home, and his basketball team is winning games. But two new problems surface when his smart girlfriend is bullied by a resentful schoolmate and a fellow team member is bullied by an abusive father.$15.29ISBN: 9781524714680Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Delacorte Press - May 30th, 2017
FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, KAREN McMANUS
“Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this “flat-out addictive” (RT Book Reviews) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.
$15.29ISBN: 9780545812504Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - March 28th, 2017Nikki Tate is infamous, even by Las Vegas standards. Her dad is sitting on death row, convicted of killing his best friend in a gambling dispute turned ugly. And for five years, he's maintained his innocence. But Nikki wants no part of that.$15.29ISBN: 9781481450188Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017
A New York Times Notable Children’s Book
A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Ghost by New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds.
Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny.$14.44ISBN: 9780544570979Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017
New York Times bestseller ∙ Indie Next Pick
You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life?$14.44ISBN: 9780545880831Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge.
A New York Times bestseller!
$13.56ISBN: 9781623708160Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017
Anyone can make a great sandwich that's the beauty of America's favorite food. And thanks to this fully illustrated cookbook, kids can easily assemble and enjoy a variety of delicous sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.Not available for purchaseISBN: 9781401267902Availability: BackorderedPublished: DC Comics - February 7th, 2017
Fred. Daphne. Velma. Shaggy. Scooby-Doo. Roaming the globe in their lime-green Mystery Machine, they’ve solved countless crimes and debunked dozens of sketchy supernatural shenanigans.
But what if the horror was real?
Not available for purchaseISBN: 9780310761839Availability: Out of PrintPublished: Blink - August 1st, 2017
New York Times bestseller$19.54ISBN: 9781596439368Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: First Second - May 2nd, 2017
Do you dare enter the Spill Zone? From science fiction visionary Scott Westerfeld and artist Alex Puvilland comes the first volume of this dystopian graphic novel duology
Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.$15.29ISBN: 9781524701246Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017
"The right story at the right time. . . . It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for." —The New York Times
$16.19ISBN: 9781467794336Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Carolrhoda Books (R) - September 1st, 2016
Travis Gardner lives to play quarterback. He's a standout QB by the middle school, and he's prepared to put everything he has into the game. Then Gainesville University's head coach makes Travis a promise: Travis will have a place on the team, and a scholarship to go with it. He just has to get through high school first.$15.29ISBN: 9780544879669Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017Chris P. Bacon was born with malformed legs, but with the help of a wheelchair made of construction toys, he’s become a hero to people with similar challenges.
Nancy Furstinger profiles Chris P. Bacon and many other animals in Unstoppable—all of whom are making their way around with the help of prosthetics, braces, orthotics and wheelchairs!$16.14ISBN: 9780399547966Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.Not available for purchaseISBN: 9781101940440Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017
From the award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped comes a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp.