Authors of the Month
Walter Dean Myers Sharon Draper
Books by Sharon Draper
Copper Sun-- Amari's life once was perfect. Betrothed to the most handsome man in her tribe, adored by her family, and fortunate enough to live in a beautiful village, it never occurred to her that it could be all be taken away in an instant.
Darkness Before Dawn-- Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex boy friend, senior class President Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to a dangerous, older man.
Fire From the Rock-- Sylvia Patterson's life suddenly changes with the integration of Little Rock's Central High in 1957 when she is selected to be one of the first black students to attend the previously all white school.
Forged by Fire--Gerald, a teenager who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, must face the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved
Just Another Hero--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.
November Blues--Shortly after her boyfriend Josh is killed in a pledging accident, November Nelson learns she is pregnant and fears she has no one to turn to, until she finds solace in the arms of Josh's cousin Jericho
Tears of a Tiger--The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school.
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Amistad: A Long Road to
the 1839 revolt of Africans against their Spanish captors aboard the slave ship
Amistad, their landing in the
Bad Boy: a memoir
Walter Dean Myers weaves the details of
Jazz A collection of illustrated poems that celebrate the roots and various styles of jazz music, such as ragtime, bebop, and swing
Amiri & Odette: A Love Story Presents a modern, urban retelling in verse of the ballet in which brave Amiri falls in love with beautiful Odette and fights evil Big Red for her on the streets of the Swan Lake Projects.
The Dream Bearer
During a summer in
Game Drew Lawson, counting on basketball to get him into
college and out of
Glory Fields Follows a family's two-hundred year history, from the capture of an African boy in the 1750s through the lives of his descendants, as their dreams and circumstances lead them away from and back to the small plot of land in South Carolina that they call the Glory Field.
Harlem summer In 1920s
Journal of Biddy Owens: the Negro Leagues Teenager
Biddy Owens' 1948 journal about working for the Birmingham Black Barons
includes the games and the players, racism the team faces from
Journal of Joshua Loper: Black Cowboy In 1871 Joshua Loper, a sixteen-year-old black cowboy, records in his journal his experiences while making his first cattle drive under an unsympathetic trail boss.
Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins: a World War II soldier A
seventeen-year-old soldier from central
Monster While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
Righteous revenge of Artemis Bonner
Sunrise over Fallujah Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.