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Frustrated. Fearful. Angry. Weary. These are some of the words African Americans have used to describe their feelings about being Black in America in 2020. Coupled with a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of colour, police killings of Black men and women have heaped outrage on top of hurt. The Being Black in America series explores the events, the emotions, and the experiences that have forced a collective reckoning on race and racial injustice. Personal accounts and thoughtfu
No pizza. No boyfriend. (No life.) Okay, so during Ramadan, we're not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset. For one whole month. My family does this every year, even though I've been to a mosque exactly twice in my life. And it's true, I could stand to lose a few pounds. (Sadly, my mom's hotness skipped a generation.) But is starvation really an acceptable method? I think not. Even worse, my oppressive parents forbid me to date. This is just cruel and wrong. Especially since Peter, a cute and c
This series conveys to teen readers the sense of otherness that many Americans feel because of their race, religion, gender identity, etc. Books explore some of the ways people experience bias and how they are they affected by it. All books feature personal accounts and clear, thoughtful narrative.
Black Lives Matter was born in July 2013 after a jury exonerated the killer of an unarmed black youth named Trayvon Martin. Since that time it has become known as a formidable, often controversial, civil rights movement that seeks equality and fair treatment of black citizens by law enforcement and by society as a whole.
Jessica struggles with retrograde amnesia after she is injured by a bison on her family's ranch.
Welcome to Wananelu: Caught between the 'Gades and GlobeTran, their only choice is to fight for the freedom of Africa In a deadly race to strike before the 'gades secure the savannah and wipe out the New SUN resistance, Reya, D'Shay, Jaym, and a handful of other rebels launch a daring mission to infiltrate Wananelu, Chewena's capital city. Desperate to free the country from GlobeTran's corrupt control, they seek out allies and information that could help the resistance finally return power to th
Eight teens are dropped off on a remote west-coast island for a week-long treatment program called INTRO (Into Nature to Renew Ourselves). The story is told by two of them: Alice, whose police-officer mother believes Alice might have a substance-abuse problem, and Caleb, who assaulted his abusive stepfather. They are joined by six other miscreants and three staff: a psychologist, a social worker and an ex-cop. On the first night, one of the girls disappears from her cabin. There is a panicked se
Gripping, grisly, and keeps you guessing until the shocking end Noelle Dixon takes a summer nightshift job at the infamous Boy Meets Girl Inn, even though she's well aware of the horrifying murders that happened there decades ago. That's why she hasa diaryùto write down everything she experiences in case things go bump in the night. But the inexplicable freezing drafts, the migrating rotten-flesh smell, and the misplaced personal items don't really scare her. Noelle has bigger problems: her fat
The lives of Cason Martin and Davis Channing intersect in a powerful way. Both are struggling to survive life-threatening diseases. Neither feels in control of their lives. Can they be brave enough to beat the odds?
Travelling journalist Kepler settles in the Colorado mining town of Broke Heart to start a new life. But before long, he is swept up in a chain of mysterious deaths. With no one he can trust, it is up to Kepler to save the town from a horror straight out of legend.