Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed*
In modern-day Pakistan, Amal must fight to regain her freedom and
dreams after she is forced into indentured servitude. Realistic Fiction.
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab*
Since she almost drowned, Cass has gained two things: the ability
pull back the ‘veil’ separating the living and the dead and a new best
friend, Jacob - who happens to be a ghost. Any hopes for a normal
summer are dashed when Cass and her parents go Scotland to
investigate the world's most haunted places. As it turns out, Cass's
ghostly problems have only just begun. Horror/Suspense.
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya*
Can Arturo save his family’s Cuban restaurant and Miami
neighborhood from a flashy (and wealthy) developer? Will he get the
girl? Or is it all just an epic fail? Realistic Fiction.
Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald
Teddy Youngblood gets injured and falls into a coma after football
practice. Teddy’s family, friends, and community wants to know if it
was just an accident - or was it done on purpose? Readers are able to
follow along with the characters as they unravel the mystery of what
really happened on that fateful day. Realistic Fiction.
Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt*
In this funny, action packed page-turner, foster child Nicki Demere is
recruited by the US Marshals to help a family in witness protection
hide in plain sight. Realistic Fiction.
Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
This graphic novel tells the story of Ebo, an orphan from Ghana, who
follows his older brother to seek asylum in Europe. Their epic
journey alternates between present and past as it depicts the brutal
journey of asylum seekers across the Mediterranean.
Realistic Fiction/Graphic Novel.
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling*
Aven was born without arms, a fact that’s only the second-most
interesting thing about her. The first is the fact that she and her
parents just became the caretakers of an Old West amusement park
where new friends – and a mystery – await her. Realistic Fiction.
Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
Kenneth is one of many children evacuated from London to escape
the Blitz during WWII. But when the ship that was supposed to take
them to Canada is wrecked, the children find themselves in a fight for
survival they never imagined. This story is based on true events.
Novel in Verse.
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson*
When Candice and her neighbor, Brandon, discover a mysterious
letter in her grandmother’s attic they must use clues to discover a
hidden fortune - and uncover injustices from their city’s past.
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor*
Mason Buttle has always been a bit of an outcast, but after his best
friend was killed in Mason’s own backyard, life has gone from bad to
worse. With the odds stacked against him, Mason will have to fight
back against a suspicious town with the only weapon he has: the
truth. Realistic Fiction.