Faith’s story starts before drugs. Before her family falls apart. Before she becomes consumed by the need to “chase the dragon,” the heroin addiction that keeps the Darkness at bay, but leads her to live on the street. The determination to find love and comfort that lures Faith to drugs is the same stubborn force that can drive her to recover.
Francis is a shy 15-year-old when he meets confident, 16-year-old Sawyer. Sparks fly, and Sawyer gets pregnant. Francis has a lot of growing up to do, and it seems like he's being forced to do it all at once. Sawyer decides to give the baby up for adoption, but that’s just the start. Where will they be when it’s time to say good-bye to baby London?
This gripping love story for teen readers is set in South Africa in 1976. Written from the points of view of four young people living in Johannesburg and its black township, this book explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising and the edifice of Apartheid in a South Africa about to explode.
Powerless in a broken system, sisters April and Cheryl are separated and placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as one sister embraces her Métis identity and the other tries to leave it behind. This edition has been revised specifically for grades 9–12.
When his only friend goes missing, Frederick – who has Asperger’s – doesn’t know what to do. His friend Angel made him promise not to tell anyone about her plan to run away, but when the police call Frederick in for questioning his loyalty to her may have done more harm than good.