Finalist for the National Book Award
When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot o... More details on Locomotion
Inspired by the author's own childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam as a refugee and immigrating to Alabama, this Newbery Honor Book and National Book Award winner told in verse is sure to capture young readers' hearts and open their eyes.... More details on Inside Out & Back Again
Pedal, pedal Mother’s feet push the sewing machine. The faster she pedals the faster stitches appear on heavy brown cloth. Two rectangles make a pack. A long strip makes a handle to be strapped across...
Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner is a powerful memoir that tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
A President Obama "O" Book Club pick
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt ... More details on Brown Girl Dreaming
From the bestselling author of Crank, the story of three kids whose lives collide at a mental hospital after each attempts suicide.
Sometimes you don't wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same.
Three lives, three differen... More details on Impulse
Much after that, except for speed. Ghostly red lights, spinning faster and faster, as I began to recede from consciousness. Floating through the ER doors, frenzied motion. A needle's sting. But I do r...
The powerful, poignant, bestselling National Book Award Finalist gives voice to a young girl robbed of her childhood yet determined to find the strength to triumph
Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mou... More details on Sold
Billie Jo has a great deal to forgive: her father for causing the accident that killed her mother; her mother for leaving when Billie Jo needed her most; and herself for being the cause of her own sorrow. Daddy's too wrung out to help her, and there'... More details on Out of the Dust
I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"[A] torrent of endlessly inventive prose, by turns comic and enraged, embracing life in all its contradictions. In this spectacular novel, verbal pyrotechnics barely outshine its psychological truths."-Newsday
Satan, being thus confined to a vagabond, wandering, unsettled condition, is without any certain abode; for though he has, in consequence of his angelic nature, a kind of empire in the liquid waste or...
The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction-the first in the Crank trilogy-from master poet Ellen Hopkins.
Life was good
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
Golden Kite Award Honor Book
Pura Belpré Award
National Book Award ... More details on The Poet X
When I turned twelve my twin brother saved up enough lunch money to get me something fancy: a notebook for our birthday. (I got him some steel knuckles so he could defend himself, but he used them to ...