Fourteen and Up, 2007 List
Educated and sheltered in Boston, Octavian has no idea that he and his mother are enslaved Africans, part of a social and scientific experiment, until the approaching Revolutionary War forces him to face the truth.
Tyrell, a fifteen-year-old street-wise, homeless teen, tries to shield his younger brother while holding on to the limited hopes and dreams his life, in an urban landscape, presents.
The first time Nick dates Norah, he only wants to protect his reputation. Then they discover, in alternate voices, their mutual love of punk music and their attraction for each other.
Lovely Annabel Green seems to have everything until her former best friend accuses her of superficiality, and her sister's eating disorder threatens her carefully created "perfect” world.
In a voice both urbane and awkward, sixteen-year-old Lelia steps back and forth between adulthood and adolescence as she tries to unravel the mystery of her older sister's suicide while accepting her own sexuality.
Even though sixteen-year-old Iggy Corso’s parents remain frozen in the poverty of drugs, he refuses to relinquish his dream of making a difference in the world.
Distraught when dumped by yet another girl named Katherine, former prodigy Colin Singleton and his best friend Hassan leave town to find summer work and new girlfriends. In Gutshot, Tennessee, Colin learns that honest words have as much value as mathematics.
Fifteen-year-old Miguel and his sister Elena leave their Mexican village and begin a dangerous journey to cross the border illegally and join their parents in California.