Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

Publisher's Blurb: Xochitl is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village's stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed stars above and enigmatic lines of poetry magically strewn across dusty dunes. Her one desire: to share her heart with a kindred spirit. One night, Xo's wish is granted—in the... Continue Reading →

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Publisher's Blurb: Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. He was known as the Dark One, and his weapon of choice—catastrophic events known as Drains—leveled cities and claimed thousands of lives. Chosen Ones, as the teens were known,... Continue Reading →

An Unnatural Life by Erin K. Wagner

I've done a unit in my class in the past about the ethics of cloning. We start with a couple articles about the process in sheep and cats... then we start speculating about humans. My students always have insightful responses and we usually end the unit with a lively debate. Wagner's An Unnatural Life would... Continue Reading →

We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

Zoe trying to do good now, but Jamie is just trying to steal enough to escape to a tropical island. Two low-key supers. One a villain who uses his Mind Robber persona to rob banks. He has the ability to cut out memories from people's heads... An effective way of threatening tellers. And then there's... Continue Reading →

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