Profiled by a racist police officer in spite of his excellent academic achievements and Ivy League acceptance, a disgruntled college youth navigates the prejudices of new classmates and his crush on a white girl by writing a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hopes that his iconic role model's teachings will be applicable half a century later. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.
In his long-awaited return, the author of #1 best-selling The Fault in Our Stars shares the story of Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. Simultaneous eBook.
Four teens shattered by high pressure, loss, grief and trauma cope by lying, dissociating and imagining themselves far away before finding the courage to confront their problems head-on. By the award-winning author of Please Ignore Vera Dietz. Simultaneous eBook. 25,000 first printing.
Witnessing a series of sexist incidents at her high school, an exasperated teen takes a page from her former Riot Grrrl mom's past and creates an anonymous feminist zine (magazine) that triggers a revolution in her small-town Texas high school. By the author of The Truth About Alice. Simultaneous eBook.
"Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life"
Written in free verse, the final volume of a trilogy explores how three teenagers try to cope with the consequence of their mother's addiction to crystal meth and its effects on their lives. 250,000 first printing.
After learning of her family's illegal immigrant status, Jasmine realizes that college may be impossible and that deportation is a real threat, uncertainties she endures as she falls for the son of a congressman who opposes an immigration reform bill
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