The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Shearman Alexie

Recommended by Romon
the abbs Have you ever felt half Indian, and half white? Arnold Spirit is a Indian from a small reservation of Indians that has no life. Arnold is now attending a school called Reardan where the only white people. Everybody Hates Chris reminds me of a Part-Time Indian because Chris is black, and also attends an all white school. This stands out to me because Arnold doesn’t want to be like all the other Indians, he wants to become something in life. Never become a follower it wouldn’t get you no where in life. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you like to see how he change from a low life into a smart young boy.


When the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright

Recommended by Kyajaa W.
When the black girl sings“With something only music can cure…are you willing to find yourself through it?” With the help of her choir director, an struggling to keep her parents together. When the Black Girl Sings tells the story Lahni Schuler, and her love for music. When the Black Girl Sings reminds me of If I stay because like those two books, this has real life situations, and it also has someone overcoming their fears. The thing that makes When the Black Girl Sings stand out is how real it is. ” First, being new to church, I didn’t know all that much about Jesus.” I thought When the Black Girl sings started out on a good foot, even though you might not understand what’s going on. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you like family challenges, music, and real-life situations.

The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

Recommended by Cameron B.

Sea Jack is the son of a farmer, a simple boy, nothing special so he is surprised when the bard, the mysterious man in the old roman house promises to teach him powerful magics of the earth. He’s even more surprised when his village ( In the middle of nowhere) is jacked, and he’s taken captive. A once tranquil small village is shrouded in mist, and the savages figures of viking conquerors loom. Can Jack protect his sister using the few skills he learned as an apprentice to the bard. Percy Jackson is also a series where a normal boy discovers an adventure. The sea of trolls has some historical accuracy. It references norse mythology, and even teaches you some of the nordic language. Not much advice is needed. This book is a very classy read. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you like anything.

The Secret Ingredient by Stewart Lewis

Recommended by Noelle S.
The secret ingredient” Still, lately I’ve started to feel something’s missing.” Serving love in Silverloke, Los Angeles, Olivia who is about to be seventeen, growing up in all imperfect, mismatched family learns that love is about more than just blood. Loving her family very much she feels like there’s something missing. Going through life with her dads and brother. Olivia loves to cook and the joy of satisfying her customer. she longs for more, that satisfying feeling is still left void. When Olivia’s boss tells her that she knows  a women that looked just like her, and gave her the information on where to find her. I would have 4 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you like to read about struggles with  abandonment, but a bright future, read it.

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


Recommended by Breshawna

Have you ever read a book that you couldn’t stop reading, that you always wanted to know what was next?  This story is about Hassan and Amar they have a weird strange relationship…. (spoiler) Hinar end up dying and Hassan goes working for Amar’s son. I was always shocked and surprised. At first i thought the book was going to be very boring but it was great. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you are into very interesting books!


A Raisin in the Sun by Lorriane Hansberry

araisininthesunRecommended by Montez M.

What would you do if you got an check for $10,000? A small family from the south side of Chicago living in a small house received such a check. They’re faced with different complications and disagreements and they wonder what to do next. A Raisin in the Sun reminds me of other cities because most cities are segregated like Chicago. This books stands out to me because a lot of families are going through what they are with disagreements, not knowing what to do next, and DEATH. I encourage everyone to read this book and watch the play because you will enjoy it. I would give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you like.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

mocking birdRecommended by Nicole E.

This is a book about innocence and courage. It’s narrated by a 6-year-old girl named Scout Finch who started off as an immature child and as the book goes on she gains knowledge. Her father, Atticus Finch, is the lawyer for a black man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping his neighbor. This book reminds me of “The Death of Emmett Till” because both were set during the Civil Rights movement.