Project LIT P-CCS 2019-2020 Book Choices

Book Cover of Anger Is A Gift by Mark Oshiro

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.


Book Cover of All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.


Cover of Refugee by Alan Gratz

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy livng in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.


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Internment by: Samira Ahmed

In a near-future United States, Layla, her family and other Muslim Americans are forced into internment camps. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the camp’s Director and his guards.


Cover of Marrow Thieves

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

In a future world ravaged by global warming, the only people still able to dream are North America’s indigenous population – and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow – and dreams – means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a 15-year-old and his companions struggle for survival, search for loved ones, and take refuge from the “recruiters” who seek them out to bring them to the marrow-stealing “factories”.

Book cover of It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah

The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, tells the story of growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this young readers’ adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.


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New Kid by: Jerry Craft

Jordan Banks struggles with being one of the only kids of color in his grade at a prestigious private school. Can Jordan navigate his home and school life when he feels like he doesn’t belong in either one?