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2 - Golden Arm

Carl Deuker · HMH Books for Young Readers

In this riveting story about baseball and brotherhood, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks finds himself pitching his way out of poverty - one strike at a time. By "a premier author of provocative YA sports novels" (The Bulletin) . Lazarus "Laz" Weathers has always...
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3 - Grown

Tiffany D Jackson · Katherine Tegen Books

"Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls. Groundbreaking, heart-wrenching, and essential reading for all in the #MeToo era." - Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times...
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4 - The Grace Year: A Novel

Kim Liggett

No one speaks of the grace year. It's forbidden.In Garner County, girls are banished for their sixteenth year to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage.But not all of them will make it home alive. Tierney James dreams of a better life -- but as her own grace...
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5 - The Hive

Barry Lyga · Kids Can Press

A Winner of People Magazine's Best Books for Fall 2019. New York Times bestselling authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden have teamed up for the first time to create a novel that's gripping, terrifying and more relevant every day. Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive. Social...
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6 - Killing November

Adriana Mather · Knopf Books for Young Readers

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch comes a thriller set at a secretive boarding school where students are trained to carry on family legacies that have built--and toppled--empires. November is trapped. At the mysterious Academy Absconditi, a school that's...
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7 - If These Wings Could Fly

McCauley, Kyrie · KATHERINE TEGEN BOOKS

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8 - What Unbreakable Looks Like: A Novel

Kate McLaughlin · Wednesday Books

"Raw, unflinching, and authentic, Kate McLaughlin's thoughtful What Unbreakable Looks Like carefully crafts a story exposing the vulnerability of underage trafficked girls and what it takes to begin the process of healing from sexual trauma."-Christa Desir, author, advocate,...
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9 - The Liar's Daughter

Megan Cooley Peterson · ‎Holiday House

Seventeen-year-old Piper knows that Father is a Prophet. Infallible. The chosen one. She would do anything for Father. That's why she takes care of all her little sisters. That's why she runs end-of-the world drills. That's why she never asks questions. Because Father knows...
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