Homeless street kids find refuge in the most unusual place. It's great to have food and a bed- but is it worth their freedom?
The boys claim that they were only kidding. But their harassment pushes one girl right to the edge.
Cindy lives in a fancy gated community. Philip lives in a tacky trailer park. Which of them comes from a loving home?
To Wesley Chan, Zoe is beautiful in spite of her messy hair, ragtag clothes and smart mouth. His parents disapprove of their relationship.
Finding the "right book" for struggling learners is essential to build both confidence and proficiency. Reading supports must be seamless, so that struggling readers are not stigmatized. The District 13 series does just that--written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48-pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions. Synopsis: The pitching machine hurled the first pitch. It was just like at the cages. Carlos was comfortable. He lifted his left leg slightly. Then he turned his hips to the ball. He swung the bat. Crack!
At Carmichael High, the bullies always get their way. Would it be a different story if their victims joined forces?
Carter High is a typical high school. The students of Carter attend classes, participate in sports and drama, cram for exams, and go on field trips. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers but with a twist of mystery. In just 48-pages, even your struggling readers can easily finish these novels! Jack's love of exhibits gets him into trouble. A fun filled science class turns sour as Mr. Flint discovers that his expensive Aztec ring is missing. As Jack was the only person alone with the ring, all eyes focus on him as the thief.