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Black Holes: The Weird Science of the Most Mysterious Objects in the Universe

Grade 8 - Grade 12

In 2015 two powerful telescopes detected something physicists had been seeking for more than one hundred years—gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This announcement… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 523.8/875

False Start

Grade 6 - Grade 12

Things were looking good for Jeff. He was ready to rule the school his senior year as the starting running back on the football team. That is, until Scooter came to town. From the moment the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Geoengineering Earth's Climate: Resetting the Thermostat

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Most scientists agree that Earth is warming rapidly. Glaciers are melting and rising seawaters are submerging islands and coastal cities. In the coming decades, millions will likely have to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 551.68

ISIS: The Global Face of Terrorism

Grade 8 - Grade 12

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, emerged in the Middle East during the first decade of the 2000s. The group vows to wage violent jihad, or holy war, on those who do not adhere to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 363.325

Labyrinth

Grade 6 - Grade 12

SuprSolvr has the opportunity to test a game set in a mechanical labyrinth by playing inside of it, which she's thrilled about. The guy she's partnered with? Not so much. But as they soon… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • Dewey: [F]

Marco Polo: Dangers and Visions

Grade 9 - Grade 12

The son of a traveling merchant, Marco Polo spent his early years among the ports of Venice, Italy. As a young man, he headed eastward with his father and his uncle toward the lands of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: 915.04/2092

Pod Racer

Grade 6 - Grade 12

A11_4_ON3 is a gamer who likes to look out for himself—especially when it comes to winning. When he learns he's part of a four-player team with his former gaming crew, no one is happy to work… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Realm of Mystics

Grade 6 - Grade 12

When a girl wakes up in a virtual reality fantasy video game, she's sure this must be a mistake. She's not a gamer and she doesn't want to be here. Whether she likes it or not, she's now… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Safe Zone

Grade 6 - Grade 12

No_Idea has actually no idea how he wound up in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. It's not until he meets another player, named N3V3RDIE, that he learns he's been selected to test a virtual… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Showdown

Grade 6 - Grade 12

With the state tournament finals just around the corner, the crosstown rivalry between the Edison High Eddies and the Winfield Wildcats heats up. Toby and Walter, second-string Edison… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Signing Day

Grade 6 - Grade 12

As their senior year comes to a close, Iggy and Calvin realize that they might not play football together after they graduate. So when a scout from the University of Coastal California… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Clutch

Grade 6 - Grade 12

In his first game as quarterback for his high school football team, Jordan Bailey Jr. let loose one of the most spectacular passes the school had ever seen. Even though everyone is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Extra Point

Grade 6 - Grade 12

After she gets cut from the soccer team her senior year, Riley doesn't know what to do. She had the best kick on the team but wasn't fast enough. When the high school football team is in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Late Hit

Grade 6 - Grade 12

With talk of their high school shutting down for good, Busby and his best friend Anton know that it might be up to their football team to save the school. With such high stakes, is it worth… Read More →

  • Lexile: 630
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Zephyr Conspiracy

Grade 6 - Grade 12

In a virtual reality treasure hunt game, a gamer named Gadget is a steampunk pirate looking for her captain's lost treasure—a mysterious mechanical device. If she can find the scattered… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Trashing the Planet: Examining Our Global Garbage Glut

Grade 8 - Grade 12

On a global scale, humans create around 2.6 trillion pounds of waste every year. None of this trash is harmless—landfills and dumps leak toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater, while… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 363.72/85

Truthers

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Katie Wallace has never given much thought to 9/11. She was only a year old when terrorists struck American soil. But now her dad has landed in a mental institution after claiming to know… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Decades of commercial whaling nearly decimated a variety of whales considered a keystone species. Keystone species are indicators of the overall health of Earth's habitats. While whales have… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 599.5

Follow Your Heart

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Nisha has always been a good Tamil daughter. She tries to keep her grades up to meet her parents' high expectations to become a doctor. And of course she's not allowed to be in a romantic… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Love Is Love

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Insecure about her body and unhappy at home, Emmy will do anything to be liked. But after rumors spread about her sexual experience, Emmy leaves her hometown to stay with family in Vancouver… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Rez Rebel

Grade 9 - Grade 12

Floyd Twofeathers has always trusted his mom, a traditional healer, and his dad, chief of their band, to take care of the people on their… But when kids start to take their own lives Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Same Love

Grade 9 - Grade 12

When Adam reveals to his devout parents that he's gay, they send him to a Christian camp. But when he meets Paul, Adam realizes it's impossible to bury his attraction and "straighten… Se Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Pointe, Claw

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program. She has to be perfect to land a spot with the professional company. When Jessie is cast in an animalistic avant-garde production, her careful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • Dewey: [Fic]

What Girls Are Made Of

Grade 8 - Grade 12

A 2017 National Book Award for Young People's Literature… When Nina Faye was fourteen, her mother told her there was no such thing as unconditional love. Nina believed her. Now she'll Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • Dewey: [Fic]