Burn Out by Kristi Helvig was an interesting tale about events after the end of the world. The sun has turned into a super giant thousands of years earlier than predicted leaving humans technologically bare.
Deza Malone, the main character in The MightyMiss Malone is an enthusiastic, realistic little black girl living through the great depression. Her mom holds a job, but her dad can’t find work. Deza sees herself as a great author and a girl who will go far in life.
The Klaatu Terminus, the 3rd book in the Klaatu Diskos series written by award winning Pete Hautman is a good strong finish to the series. Based in the future with the odd Boggsians chasing after Kosh, Tucker, Lia, the 3 must find the answers to all the questions.
Chris is a future American, but in a very different society that is all gay. There are no cross gender couples, you either have two moms, or two dads. Gays are called parallels, and straight couples, who are outlawed, are called perpendiculars.