Monday, August 17, 2009

Shooting Star by Fredrick L. McKissack Jr.

Abstract: Jomo Rogers, a naturally talented athlete, starts taking performance enhancing drugs in order to be an even better high school football player, but finds his life spinning out of control as his game improves.

Publisher: Atheneum, 288 p.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Black Angels by Linda Beatrice Brown

Abstract: Three Southern children, two black and one white, escape from their homes during the horrors of the Civil War and, after meeting in the woods, gradually come to rely on each other as they make their way slowly north, enduring hunger, fear, sickness, and constant danger, before arriving in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

Publisher: Putnam's, 272 p.