Book List:13 titles
  • Renowned YA author Alden R. Carter offers up this laugh-out-loud, slice-of-high-school-life short-story collection, a Booklist Top 10 Sports Book of the Year for Youth. On "Jersey Day" the artsy academic girl wonders suspiciously which football playe...


  • Andy has had enough of his dysfunctional family's impossible problems: his father's alcoholism, his mother's advoidance tactics, his older brother's condescension. He's walking away from it all--physically into the wilderness of the Wisconsin woods a...


  • “The fascinating story of a ferocious three-day battle, among the bloodiest ever fought on US soil. Six months before Gettysburg, there was Stones River, near Nashville, in which 44,000 Union troops and 37,700 Confederates hammered away at each oth...


  • A 100 "Best of the Best" ALA Best Books for Young Adults of the Last 25 Years, Up Country is a heart-wrenching, powerful story from an exceptionally talented writer. Carl knows he's playing with fire every time he fixes up a stolen car stereo to re...




  • After losing everything they have during a trek through the wilderness, two boys, one of whom is a diabetic, must depend on their wits and courage in order to survive. By the author of Up Country and Dogwolf. ...


  • A coming-of-age story set in fire-ravaged northern Wisconsin explores a boy's struggle to find his own identity, deal with his partial Native American heritage, and come to terms with the raging forces within and around him....








  • Grade 7-12 Sheila's Dying is a deeply moving story of the illness and death of a young girl. Sheila was orphaned as an infant and now, at 16, is dying of uterine cancer. Except for the alcoholic grandmother she lives with and cares for, Sheila is all...