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Rush Hour: Sin

By: Edited by Michael Cart

Bold, innovative, and eclectic—that’s Rush Hour, a cutting-edge literary journal featuring original stories, essays, art, poems, and excerpts from forthcoming novels from today’s most...

Dorp Dead

By: Julia Cunningham
afterword by: Betsy Hearne

A reissue of the novel that dramatically changed children’s literature in the 20th century.Julia Cunningham’s ground-breaking novel, first published in 1965 and unavailable in any edition for...

The Tyrant's Daughter

By: J.C. Carleson

“Filled with political intrigue and emotional tension, Carleson’s riveting novel features a teenage refugee caught in a web of deceit and conspiracy.” —PW, starred review  ...


Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

By: Shana Corey
Illustrated by: James Bernardin

A newly updated leveled reader about the first African American president of the United States, for children who are ready to read on their own.   A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about...

We All Fall Down

By: Robert Cormier

Buddy Walker is troubled by his parent’s recent divorce, and when Harry Flowers suggests a prank, he goes along, just for opportunity to do something different. He doesn’t realize that someone...

What Janie Found

By: Caroline B. Cooney

Janie's two families appear to have made peace. Life seems almost normal. Janie has even decided to speak to her former boyfriend, Reeve, again. But then Janie's Connecticut father suffers a sudden stroke,...


Rush Hour: Face

By: Edited by Michael Cart

Bold, innovative, and eclectic—that’s Rush Hour, the place for thought-provoking work from today’s most distinguished voices, both established and new. “Face” is the captivating...

Ostrich Eye

By: Beth Cooley

Is the man Ginger meets in the park really her long-lost father . . . or is he her family’s worst nightmare?The guy is everywhere. On the jogging path. At the video store. In the coffeehouse. He’s...

Whatever Happened to Janie?

By: Caroline B. Cooney

No one ever paid attention to the faces of missing children on milk cartons. But as Janie  Johnson glanced at the face of the little girl who had been taken twelve years ago, she recognized that...


Resources

Beyond the Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS GUIDE
In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

8 Plus 1

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS BOOK
A collection of nine short stories that deal with adolescent emotions, set mainly in contemporary times and places.
FOR DISCUSSION
1. “The Moustache” begins and ends...

Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

BOOK TALK
Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...