Showing 1–6 of 6 books
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
This empowering memoir recounts the strength and creativity of the Walls children as they overcome the poverty and social challenges their parents brought upon them.
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Only a handful of people have stood atop Everest. Krakauer is one of them, but the story he tells here is not of glorious triumph. Rather, it is a true account of survival and death that will grab YA readers from the very first page. Krakauer had a front-row seat to the headline-making 1996 climbing disaster that resulted in the deaths of five people, and his account of the unfolding tragedy, filled with keenly observed details, is not only a transfixing drama but also an inquiry into survivor guilt and the outer limits of human strength and responsibility.
At the close of WW II, two soldiers return to their home in the South to find racial tensions as explosive as the battlefields of Europe. This beautifully written story casts a spell as inescapable as the mud fields of the Mississippi Delta.
My Friend Dahmer
A high school friend creates a graphic novel memoir based on his association with the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens
Freelance writer Hauser tracks the staff and students at the International High School at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn, N.Y., providing their personal histories as well as their day-to-day experiences.
UpstateTeens Antonio and Natasha try to keep their love alive through letters after he goes to prison. As Natasha excels in school, Antonio frights for survival.
- Realistic Fiction
- Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults 2010, Alex Awards 2006
- ISBN: 9780312332693