"The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books."
Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls
A debut entry in an alternate-history series depicts three kids who try to solve a modern-world puzzle and complete a treasure hunt laid into the streets and buildings of New York City. By the National Book Award finalist author of Bone Gap.
"When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire"
Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.
A relaxing summer under the banyan trees in Miami is turned upside-down by Arturo's cute new neighbor, who helps him in his quest to use the power of poetry, protest and family stories to stop the plans of a land developer who wants to demolish his Abuela's restaurant and surrounding community.
Moving to Mars with his scientist parents and the other survivors of Earth when the sun inexplicably starts to go supernova, Liam, a boy from the early 23rd century, makes a profound discovery about the nature of time and space.
Crossing paths at an inn, three 13th-century travelers impart the wryly whimsical tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee and a psychic peasant girl, who, in the company of a loyal greyhound, must escape evil knights, sit alongside a king and save their land from a flatulent dragon.
Discovered in Washington D.C.'s National Gallery with no memory of who he is, a young boy begins a high-stakes race to piece together disjointed clues about his origins while using his limited knowledge to prevent one of the greatest art frauds ever committed, in a story complemented by QR codes about depicted masterpieces.
A high-action tale based on the lesser-known history of the Japanese Americans who fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II follows the experiences of a young Japanese-American soldier who confronts dangerous conditions in his segregated regiment while his family endures life in an internment camp.
A stand-alone prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, written by the best-selling author of the Lunar Chronicles, follows the story of the Queen of Hearts, whose talent for baking and love for a mysterious court joker conflict with her mother's ambitions to make her a queen.
Cursed with a spell-breaking magic kiss, Princess Anya is forced to flee her stepfamily's plot to take over the kingdom and embarks on a wild adventure involving a talking dog, a boy trapped in the body of a newt and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards. By the best-selling author of the Old Kingdom series.
Enjoying a quiet life in a tiny Louisiana fishing town, 16-year-old Evangeline is set adrift by Hurricane Katrina and must work through difficult political and cultural challenges to regain her sense of belonging.
Forced to become trained killers in a disease-free world where people can only die if eliminated by professional assassins, teens Citra and Rowan reluctantly train under a master reaper who informs them that the one who successfully kills the other will become his apprentice. By the best-selling author of the Unwind dystology.
A girl who is rather petite for her age is cast as a Munchkin in a regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz before she bonds with a director who admires her can-do attitude, an adult with dwarfism who does not let size define her and an artistic neighbor who encourages her resolve to stand out. By the author of Counting by 7s.
Setting aside her crush on a boy who prefers her best friend, Gracie plays Cyrano de Bergerac to help her friend write clever texts to the boy, whose equally witty replies suggest that he may be getting assistance with his own romantic communiqués. By the author of Unfriended.
The award-winning author of Flipped presents the story of a young girl who is taken away to a wilderness therapy camp when her behavior escalates out of control, a situation that forces her to develop new skills, including the courage to ask for help.
A wacky collection of fractured fairy tales by the best-selling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy features characters who prove less than virtuous in the face of spooky, hilarious and often icky challenges, from a girl who emerges from the forest as a zombie to a prince whose efforts to find a wife pit him against furry vampires.