Starr Carter has to navigate between the neighborhood she knows and the suburban prep school she attends everyday. Everything comes to a halt when she witnesses her best friend shot and killed by the police, who was unarmed. Starr is the only person who can set the record straight on what happened that night. Starr speaking can change her community as well as her life.
Thirteen Reasons Why
By Jay Asher
Clay Jensen discovers a package on his porch from his crush Hannah Baker --- who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Inside were recorded tapes, of Hannah detailing 13 reasons why she decided to take her own life. He discovers many secrets that lay hidden within his town, as well as why he was one of the thirteen reasons.
By Raina Telgemeier
Callie can't wait to be part of her middle school's production of Moon Over Mississippi, but she can't really act or sing. So she decides to do the next best thing and be a shining star on the drama department's stage crew! But drama ensues with every aspect of the production and especially when the cute set of brothers enter the stage.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
By Sherman Alexie
This story follow Junior who, amateur cartoonist who has grown up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Wanting a change, Junior takes his fate into his own hands and changes schools to the local white farm town high school. The only thing is, the only other Indian is the school mascot.
The Kite Runner
By Khaled Hosseini
A son of a wealthy merchant and a son of a servant form an unlikely friendship as their country is in the midst of being destroyed. It explores the relationships between fathers and sons and what that means when it comes to their love and sacrifices.
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee
In a small Alabama town in the 1930s, Jean Louise "Scout" Finch watches her father, a white lawyer, defend a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. It is a coming of age story where Scout becomes aware of the prejudice present in our world.
Sex is a Funny Word
By Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth
A comic book for kids and families of all kinds, that explores bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8-10 as well as adults!
By Alex Gino
When people see George they see a boy, but that's not the case, because she knows she's a girl. When George's teacher announced their class play will be Charlotte's Web. George needs to be Charlotte, and will do whatever it takes.
I am Jazz
By Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
From when she was two years old, Jazz knew she was girl. But being born in a boy's body it was tough to love her pink dresses and play with her dolls. Her family was concerned, but realized that she was transgender and was born that way.