The Chosen by Taran Matharu

Cade was framed for a crime he did not commit. Ashamed and embarrassed, he's just trying to make is through his year-long sentence in an alternative school. But one day he is told that the powers-that-be are moving him to another school in northern New York State. He doesn't remember the plane ride, yet Cade... Continue Reading →

New Kid by Jerry Craft

In what usually amounts to hormone hell is even worse for Jordan Banks when his family sends him to a new middle school. An African-American young man living in Washington Heights will now make the daily trip to RAD (Riverdale Academy Day school), an elite prep school. Jordan is forced to code switch, deal with... Continue Reading →

The Wild Lands by Paul Greci

Seventeen-year-old Travis and his ten-year-old sister live in an Alaska that has been changed by man, earthquake, and fire. The US government has abandoned its people since the removal of the natural resources that once made The Last Frontier so valuable to the Lower 48. Sure, they sent buses and then ships to evacuate the... Continue Reading →

Friday Graphic Novel Double Feature. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang. Fish Girl by David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli

These are two that I really enjoyed and wholeheartedly recommend. Fish Girl A young mermaid is trapped inside a boardwalk exhibit. Mute and warded over by her self-proclaimed protector, Neptune, she spends her days darting through the tanks trying to get visitors to spend their money. She looks out the windows to the world outside... Continue Reading →

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