Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Flipping the Script by Paula Chase

Abstract: It's junior year at Del Rio Bay High, and Mina's feeling insecure while her boyfriend Brian is at Duke University. Meanwhile, Rob's presence around the clique triggers star athlete JZ's feelings of homophobia.

Publisher: Kensington, 280 p.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mother Poems, words and pictures by Hope Anita Smith

Abstract: A young girl thinks of her mom as a superhero, a doctor, her North Star. She feels loved in her mother's arms and capable of conquering the world. But when her beloved role model unexpectedly dies, she cannot even cry; sadness is too overwhelming. As she struggles with grief, she must learn how to carry on while keeping the memory of her mother very much alive inside her heart.

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., 72 p.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What Goes Around by Denene Millner and Mitzi Miller

Abstract: Wealthy and beautiful African American twin sisters Sydney and Lauren must solve a family mystery before their privileged life in Atlanta comes to an end.

Publisher: Scholastic, 317 p.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Just Another Hero by Sharon M. Draper

Abstract: As Kofi, Arielle, Dana, November, and Jericho face personal challenges during their last year of high school, a misunderstood student brings a gun to class and demands to be taken seriously.

Publisher: Atheneum, 280 p.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Way We Roll by Stephanie Perry Moore

Abstract: New pledge Malloy Murray runs into her crush, Kade, and things heat up fast. But Sharon, a Beta sister, is dating Kade and vows to do everything she can to keep Malloy out of the sorority.

Publisher: Dafina/ Kensington, 210 p.