Book List in Order: 9 titles

  • It is the last summer before the big shift to high school for Cass, Jemmie, Ben, and Justin, the neighborhood kids readers first met in Crossing Jordan. Ben worries that their summer break will just be the same-old-same-old until his little brother C...


  • It is the beginning of summer vacation. Socko and his best friend Damien entertain themselves playing with the decrepit old elevator in their tenement or throwing things off the roof, taking special care to avoid the local Tarantula gang and its lead...


  • Anna and Mica live totally different lives on either end of Florida, but a chance correspondence begins a friendship that helps both girls to face the uncertainties and fears in their lives.Anna Casey likes living in North Florida with her latest fos...


  • When Roxanne discovers her absent mother’s teenage diary, she finds some painful but important answers to the unsolved questions of her past and possibilities for a different future.For twelve-year-old Rox, there are two things in life she can coun...


  • When Fisher tries to escape from the responsibilities of his overachieving life, he gains a new understanding of the dangers of neglecting his connections and commitments to others.For Fisher Brown, bearing responsibility for the well-being and happi...


  • When everyone that Justin depends on lets him down, he begins discovering himself with the help of a new friend and some newly found talents.Alone. That’s how thirteen-year-old Justin feels these days. His older brother Duane has left home, enlisti...


  • An unexpected turn of events pushes Ben Floyd out of his normal small neighborhood routine, and into an unexpected appreciation for his old life.Ben Floyd has a lot on his mind. In only eighteen months he will be old enough to get a learner’s permi...


  • How do you face life without a place to call home?Anna Casey is learning to deal with the loss of her family and adjust to living in a foster home with Miss Dupree. Feeling abandoned and alone, Anna turns to her closest companion, her explorer journa...


  • Twelve-year-old Cassie’s life is changed when Jemmie, an African-American girl, and her family move in next door. Can she and Jemmie overcome family prejudice and cultural differences in a small, working-class town?Cass is dreading a long, lonely s...