YARP Teen Choice List Middle School 2021-22

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        YA B262i  Inheritance Games by Barnes, Jennifer Lynn


 Avery has a plan for a better future, but her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House. Unfortunately Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias just dispossessed.

 

       J B682t  24 Hours in Nowhere by Bowling, Dusti


 In Nowhere, Arizona, a thirteen-year-old boy named Gus gets bullied by Bo Taylor. One day, Rossi Scott loses her dirt bike to Bo while standing up for Gus. To get it back, Rossi insists that Gus has to search for gold in the dangerous Dead Frenchman Mine. Along with a small, disjointed band of peers, Gus and Rossi spend the next twenty-four hours bonding


         J B728f  Fighting Words by Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
 Depending on an older sister who protected her when their mother went to prison and their mother's boyfriend committed a terrible act, ten-year-old Della tries to figure out what to do when her older sister attempts suicide.


         YA Es65n  96 Miles by Esplin, JL
 The Lockwood brothers are supposed to be able to survive anything. Their dad, a hardcore survivalist, has stockpiled enough food and water on their isolated Nevada ranch to last for months. But when they are robbed at gunpoint during a massive blackout while their dad is out of town, John and Stew must walk 96 miles in the stark desert sun to get help.


        GN J J243w  When Stars are Scattered by Jamieson, Vistoria
 Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his nonverbal brother in this intimate and touching portrayal of family and daily life in a refugee camp.


        YA 510.92 J633r  Reaching for the Moon by Johnson, Katherine
 As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges.


        YA J637d  Dog Driven by Johnson, Terry Lynn
 Fourteen-year-old McKenna's little sister Emma is losing her vision to Stargardt's disease. McKenna also begins having trouble with her vision but keeps it a secret. She prepares for a new rigorous sled dog race through the Canadian wilderness to help her sister and faces shifting lake ice, owl attacks, snowstorms, and bitter temperatures. With her eyesight failing, McKenna risks her own survival as well as that of her team to keep her secret.


        YA L235i  It’s the end of the world as I know it by Landis, Matthew
 Eighth grade is just around the corner but Derrick is more worried about the end of the world that he believes is coming September 21st when the Yellowstone supervolcano is going to erupt--which is right after the anniversary of Derrick's mom's death in Iraq. As he hurries to finish his fallout shelter, he allows his neighbor Misty to help. The clock ticks down and Derrick and Misty experience an end neither of them expected.


      YA R346b  Black Brother, Black Brother  by  Rhodes, Jewell Parker
 Suspended unjustly from elite Middlefield Prep, Donte Elliason studies fencing with a former champion, hoping to put the racist fencing team captain in his place.


      YA W691w    White Rose  by  Wilson, Kip
 Tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenges the Nazi regime during World War II as part of the White Rose, a non-violent resistance group.


      J W868b   Before the Ever After  by  Woodson, Jacqueline
 For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football star, he's as beloved to the neighborhood kids he plays with as he is to his millions of adoring sports fans. But lately life at ZJ's house is anything but charming. His dad is having trouble remembering things and seems to be angry all the time. ZJ's mom explains it's because of all the head injuries his dad sustained during his career.


       GN YA Y16s  Superman Smashes the Klan  by  Yang, Gene Luen
 The evil Klan of the Fiery Cross begins a string of terrorist attacks on Metropolis, Superman fights them and meets Roberta. She and Superman learn to embrace their own unique features that set them apart.