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Falling Out of Place

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612476643

Gabby Herrera is not like her perfect sister, Celia--straight-A student, obedient, responsible. Her parents don't get it. They don't get er C-average report card. Her love for basketball. "The three of them think anything is possible if you just try hard enough. Well, I've tried. It's not possible." She can't be who she is unless she is just like them. And if she's not like them, she's not a real person. She's a broken person. A broken Herrera. And that is unacceptable.

Unchained

L.B. Tillit (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612473826

After two years in a loving home, TJ's mother got him back. She was clean. No pot. No meth. His chest felt like it was burning. His heart was racing. Trapped. He felt trapped. He didn't have a say. Everything he had come to care about would be gone: Miss Dixie, hot meals, friends, Mae's little hand, and Annabelle. And the brutal life he'd escaped quickly reclaimed him. Kaden Cruz didn't run after him. Instead his voice boomed, "You owe us." TJ didn't look back. But he knew this wasn't the end of Kaden Cruz. He could still hear his father's voice. "It's not free. You'll have to pay them back one day."

2 Days

L.B. Tillit (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612473833

Sixteen-year-old Neema Powell was always the best-looking girl in school. Her girlfriends said that she looked like Beyonce, with beautiful caramel skin and a body others would kill for. But right now she was a wreck. Her mother's sleazy boyfriend was towering over her screaming, "Get out!" And her own mother wouldn't even look at her as she walked out of the apartment into the dead January day. Neema knew that Nate, her boyfriend, would take care of her. I'll give Mom a couple of days to calm down, Neema thought, and I'll swing by to pick up a few items. Like my pills. A couple of days couldn't hurt. But those two days made all the difference, and Neema must draw from somewhere deep for the inner strength she will need.

The Handoff

Katherine Hengel (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472485

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: All Xavier heard was two laps. He just started running! He ran the first lap as fast as he could. He passed everyone! But by the second lap, he was winded. It was hard to breathe. He had no energy. Everyone passed him.

Hit Just Right

Katherine Hengel (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472492

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!

A Second Shot

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472508

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: Wallace was worried. This was nothing like at his old school. He wasn't giving up basketball. Not for bullies. Not for anyone. He messed up at his old school. This was his last shot. He'd just have to watch his back.

Line Up

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919495

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: Jamal ran around the hurdles. Daniel wanted to jump them. Hurdles are smaller than trash cans. He cleared one. Then another. Then another. Line up. Jump. Clear. Just like basketball. But easier. Jamal won. But it was okay.

No Easy Race

Katherine Hengel (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919471

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: Central Avenue was close now. Victor knew he had to dig in. There was a place deep inside him. It's where his speed came from. He didn't understand it. But he trusted it. He finished one-step ahead of Marcos.

Taking Control

Katherine Hengel (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919464

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: They all walked to the court. Uncle Robert passed the ball to Patrice. She stepped toward the baseline. She looked so natural. She shot the ball. Nothing but net. Akil's jaw dropped. "Can you do that again?" The answer was yes.

No Limits

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472447

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. What would you do for your best friend? Jared believes that best friends would do anything for each other. And Gray is grateful for Jared's generosity. But then Jared asks Gray to lie for him. "It's just a little lie," says Jared. Gray agrees to help out his best friend until he realizes that there are limits to friendship.

Trust Me

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472454

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. Emma would do anything to help her best friend, Jordyn, win debate finals. But there's a problem, Jordyn is set to debate Emma's boyfriend, Darius, from rival Camden High. Emma learns of Camden's strategy while on a date. And she can't wait to tell Jordyn. After all, Darius didn't swear her to secrecy. Is it a matter of trust?

Easy Pass

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472423

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. This year Kaya is having trouble studying for history class. Kaya is off to a bad start when she does poorly on an exam. Mrs. Holt offers to hold a tutoring session to help students study for their next history test. While waiting for the session to begin, Mrs. Holt leaves the classroom, and leaves Kaya alone with a copy of the next test.

Pay Back

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472409

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. After finding out that Torie is dating Rae's ex-boyfriend, Chance, Rae makes a plan to pay Torie back. Rae decides to date Brad, a boy that Torie really likes, just to make her jealous. Unfortunately, Rae doesn't count on how her feelings for Brad might change. By the time Rae realizes she's fallen for Brad, it might be too late.

Double-Cross

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472416

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. Would Braden betray a friend to get the car that he desperately wants? Braden must find a summer job. If he doesn't, he will lose out on the car of his dreams. His father will only help with the payments if Braden gets a part-time job. But the competition for summer jobs is fierce. How far will Braden go to beat the competition?

Broken Promise

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472379

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. Choosing between keeping a promise and keeping a friend is tough. Josh's first few days of driving without an adult passenger may be cut short if his dad learns that Josh drives Cooper and Nikki to the dance. Josh made a promise to his dad, but he wants to help out his friend. How will Josh's dad react to a broken promise?

Friend or Foe?

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472393

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. It's time to elect a new class president. Cory and Eli quickly enter the race, although Jazz and Key aren't so sure that either of them would make a good president. After Jazz agrees to vote for his friend, Cory, he realizes he would like to run himself. Will Jazz turn out to be Cory's friend or foe?

Break All Rules

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781612472362

These high-interest novels feature characters in situations encountered by real-life teens everyday. The student body of Dawson High study hard, date, root for the home team, hold down part-time jobs, succeed and fail, just like most American teenagers. Characters are faced with tough choices- and must decide and react based on their principles. However, choices are complicated and learning to do the right thing is almost never easy. When opposing teams stay at the same motel, the coaches give the players strict rules to follow. Be polite and keep to yourselves. At first Rick appears to be cooperative, but Cole begins to question his actions. When Garrett goes missing, Rick acts strangely. What has he been up to?

A Very Good Year

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919808

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. Clay is starting quarterback for the Carter High football team. He works hard to get what he wants. Clay wants to date Kim, but she turned him down last year. When Clay helps Hank with his passes, he finds out that Kim studies with Hank's sister. It could be the start of a very good year.

The Worst Year Ever

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919785

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. Everything seemed stacked up against Griff. He had Mr. Reese for science and Coach Mann for P.E. He disappointed both teachers his junior year. Now he had to face them for another year. Even worse, Laine was in one of his classes. If she didn't like him last year, why would she this year?

The Wrong Way

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919792

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. Some girls said Marge didn't have to act to play the troublemaker in the senior play. Claire isn't so sure they are wrong, but she is lonely. First, she loses Kirk to Gwen. Then she finds out Gwen wants her part in the play. Marge is always around when she needs someone.

Someone to Count On

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919761

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. Cruz likes to date lots of girls. He dated Ana and Paz, but he really wanted to date Tia. She was the girl who all the boys wanted to ask out. While Rey, Al, and Ana have dates for the spring dance, Cruz discovers that he needs to be someone to count on.

Time to Move On

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919778

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. Bel spent spring break caring for her sick aunt. She didn't see her boyfriend, Al, for over a week. Bel couldn't wait to talk to him, but Al never called her. Now spring break is over and Al is avoiding her. Is it time for Bel to move on?

The Last Time

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919747

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. Ben relies on others to do things for him. He often sleeps in and sometimes even forgets his homework and textbooks. In the past, his mom has brought them to school. However, Ben's mom quickly decides she will no longer keep Ben out of trouble.

One More Chance

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919754

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. June has learned to control her temper, but has she learned to work with others? When Eve hurts her ankle, Kim is placed on the starting volleyball team. June has to decide whether to help Kim improve her serves or risk losing the season. Can June get past her junior year grudge?

Be Fair

Eleanor Robins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602919716

The students of Carter High return for their senior year. These books continue the stories from Carter High Chronicles and introduce new characters. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendships, exams, work, family. In just 48-pages, struggling readers can easily complete each novel. Dru thinks it is her dad's fault that she can't spend her senior year at her old high school. However, she soon learns that judging people unfairly gets her nowhere. Troy could be Dru's new boyfriend, but will Dru's quick judgment get in the way of a new friendship?