When Kevin tries to help his friend Christy, he ends up getting into big trouble with the law. To protect her, he may lose his position on the soccer team and be punished for something he didn’t do. It’s up to Sergeant Brown to earn Kevin’s trust, find out with really happened, and help both Kevin and Christy clear their names. Alternating between Sergeant Brown’s and Kevin’s voices, Walter Dean Myers and seventeen-year-old Ross Workman team up to create a fast-paced sports mystery in Kick (HarperTeen, $16.99). Ages 11-14. AJK
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ISBN: 9780062004918
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Published: HarperTeen - April 24th, 2012

In 1930s Elmira, New York, hopes are riding high for Joe Louis to win the heavyweight boxing championship. Hibernia, Otis, and Willie are three strangers, each coping with difficult life changes. As their worlds begin to intertwine, they are bound together by their deep love of Joe Louis and the hope he represents. Full of struggles and triumphs, Andrea Davis Pinkney’s artfully woven novel shows the strength it takes to overcome challenges, even when you feel trapped like a Bird In A Box (Little, Brown, $16.99). Ages 11-13. AJK
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316074032
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

Big things are happening at the Luggertuck mansion. Beginning with the seemingly innocent loosening of M’Lady’s corset, a series of ridiculous events conspires to stir up everyone in the house. Right in the center of the chaos is Horton Halfpott (Amulet, $14.95): kitchen boy, loyal friend, and unlikely hero. When Horton is blamed for the disappearance of the Luggertuck family fortune, he must go to great lengths to clear his name, including exploring secret passages, striking deals with pirates, and donning hilarious disguises. Tom Angleberger masterfully uses wit and humor to unravel this delightfully absurd yarn. Ages 8-11. AJK
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ISBN: 9781419701696
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - March 1st, 2012