Thursday, May 20, 2010

8th Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Abstract: After half-heartedly joining his church youth group's project at a homeless shelter near his Brooklyn middle school, eighth-grade "loser" Reggie McKnight is inspired to run for school office on a platform of making a real difference in the community.

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books, 324 p.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Culture Clash by L. Divine

Abstract: Fed up with the way her school is handling Cultural Awareness Day, Jayd decides to form the first African Student Union. At the same time, she can't deny her attraction for Emilio, the new Latino sophomore at South Bay High.

Publisher: Dafina, 220 p.