1. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
The absolute last thing goth-girl Raven and her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, need is another hitch in their nightime-only romance, but dark trouble hovers on the horizon.
2. Armstrong & Charlie by Steven Grank
During the pilot year of a Los Angeles school system integration program, two sixth grade boys, one black, one white, become best friends as they learn to cope with everything from first crushes and playground politics to the loss of loved ones and racial prejudice in the 1970s.
3. Booked by Kwame Alexander
Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.
4. The Elite by Kiera Cass
Sixteen-year-old America Singer is one of only six girls still competing in the Selection–but before she can fight to win Prince Maxon and the Illean crown, she must decide where her own heart truly lies.
5. Love and Other Foreign Words by Erian McCahan
Brilliant fifteen-year-old Josie has a knack for languages, but her sister’s engagement has Josie grappling with the nature of true love, her feelings for her best friend Stu, and how anyone can be truly herself, or truly in love, in a social language that is not her own.
6. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlise Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team.
7. A Wrinkle in Time (Graphic Novel) by Hope Larson
A graphic novel adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time” in which Meg Murry, her brother Charles, and their friend Calvin, embark on a journey through space and time, assisted by three otherworldly women, when they set out to find Meg’s father, a physicist who disappeared while experimenting with time travel.
8. On My Honor by Marion Bauer
This is a story about competition, daring, danger and wanting to be better than anyone else. It is also a story about telling the truth and facing the consequences of your actions.
9. Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Zita is determined to find her way home to Earth, but her exploits have made her an intergallactic megastar, and as her true self is eclipsed by her public persona, she faces a robot doppelganger, unsure of who she can trust.
10. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This is the diary of a young Jewish girl during World War II.