I Am Alfonso Jones is about a boy who lives in a rough neighborhood where there is a "war" between the police and the people who live there. The people are mad because they think that the police treat them wrong and that they are killing their children. Alfonso's dad is in jail and will be released soon. Since Alfonso is excited to see him and wants to look nice when they get his dad, he buys a nice suit. That's when he's shot and killed for no reason. When he dies, he wakes up on a train with people who have died from police cruelty, and they help him find his way.
Rad Girls Can is a book about amazing young women who have stepped up in their communities and countries to make a difference. Rad Girls Can touches on 91 stories, some are short, a paragraph or two, and some are long, spanning two to three pages. The book also has stories about different ethnic groups, races, religions, and more! Some of the stories are about women many of us have hear of, like Anne Frank, Lorde, Ruby Bridges, Helen Keller, and others.
Lifeboat 12 is a beautiful window to the past. Nazis have begun bombing London, and Ken Sparks, along with 89 other children, aged five to fifteen have the chance to escape to Canada. Aboard the S.S. Benares, they receive nine-course meals and many more luxuries.
A Secret in the Forest by Marie Navarro is another enchanting addition to the FeyTerrah story. After jumping into the river on his way back to FeyTerrah, Dreamer Riverlord wants one more glance at his fiancée, so he looks back. Upon looking back, he cuts off the connection and is unable to return to his home in FeyTerrah. Because he is forced to stay on Earth, Dreamer finds ways to keep himself occupied with the new situation of Fey Watchers and the unreturned rings.
Thirteen-year-old Ghalib’s life has been turned upside down by the Syrian Civil War. His town is virtually destroyed, and he can't go to school or do the regular teenage-boy things he used to enjoy. One day, when Ghalib is out looting, a bomb explodes nearby and almost kills his cousin Hazma. When the leader of the Protection Units tries to recruit Ghalib and his sister, Bushra, to be soldiers, his parents decide that they need to flee Syria immediately.
The Hummingbird is the third book of the Order of the Bell trilogy and is about a young man named Crescenzo DiLengo. His father is Pinnochio and almost all of his friends are from fairy tales that are very real. He and his friends are currently battling the evil Avoria and her hooded and shadow monster army. The story takes Crescenzo and his troop to all the fairy tale worlds (Neverland, Wonderland, Floridale) and the real world. The fight has been brought to Earth and is raging at its peak when they finally break into the enemy's base.
In Time Traitor by Todd McClimans, the main characters, Kristi Connors and Ty Jordan, are just two kids attending George Washington Prep School. Kristi hates the place and is trying to get herself kicked out by humiliating her history teacher, Xavier Arnold. She rigs up his desk with explosive fireworks, unscrews his desk chair, and basically just annoys him every waking hour at Washington Prep.