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Young Adult Fiction - Social Themes - Homelessness & Poverty
Bad Witch Burning Cover
Author: Jessica Lewis
Release Date: August 24, 2021
For fans of Lovecraft Country and Candyman comes a witchy story full of Black girl magic as one girl's dark ability to summon the dead offers her a chance at a new life, while revealing to her an even darker future. Katrell c...
Bad Witch Burning Cover
Make Lemonade Cover
Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff | Narrator: Heather Alicia Simms
Release Date: February 04, 2020
Jolly is seventeen. She can’t really spell. She doesn’t have much of a job. And she has two little kids from two different, absent fathers. Jolly knows she can’t cope with Jilly and Jeremy all by herself. So she posts a notice on ...
Make Lemonade Cover
Author: Paul Griffin | Narrator: Joe Rodriguez
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Best friends Ray and Jose are not your typical teenagers. They've escaped foster care and juvenile detention centers to live on their own together in an abandoned stationhouse in New York City's Ten Mile River Park. Ray and Jose are as close as broth...
Author: Una LaMarche | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: September 01, 2015
From the author of Like No Other, the novel Entertainment Weekly calls "One of the most poignant and star-crossed love stories since The Fault in Our Stars": What if the last hope to save your family is the person who broke it up to begin w...
Author: Andy Mulligan | Narrator: Full Cast
Release Date: October 26, 2010
In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city.   One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds somethin...
Author: Matthew Quick | Narrator: Cynthia Holloway
Release Date: April 13, 2010
“This special book dares us to embrace audacious hope. Amber Appleton is my hero.”—Sara Zarr, author of Once Was Lost and National Book Award finalist Story of a Girl Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom’s bo...
Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff | Narrator: Heather Alicia Simms
Release Date: January 27, 2009
Each discovery disturbs the arrangements of the known world, and it is our job to stay alert to all possibilities.LaVaughn believes she is keeping alert to all possibilities. She has made it through the projects, she’s gotten over heartbreak, s...
Saint Iggy Cover
Author: K. L. Going | Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Release Date: October 10, 2006
When Iggy Corso gets kicked out of high school, there’s no one for him to tell. His mother has gone off, his father is stoned on the couch, and because the phone’s been disconnected, even the social worker can’t get through. So he l...
Saint Iggy Cover
The Cloud Chamber Cover
Author: Joyce Maynard | Narrator: Joel Johnstone
Release Date: June 14, 2005
The minute the school bus carrying Nate Chance and his little sister, Junie, pulls up in front of his family’s farmhouse, Nate can tell something’s terribly wrong: Somehow his father has been wounded by a gunshot. Nate sees him stagger ac...
The Cloud Chamber Cover
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis | Narrator: Michael Boatman
Release Date: September 14, 2004
Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan.As his best friend Sparky says, “Flint’s nothing but the Titanic.”And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, “Take my advice and stay off the sucker path.”The Sarge mi...
Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff | Narrator: Heather Alicia Simms
Release Date: January 22, 2002
What's new in LaVaughn's life is Jody--a boy she knew as a child who's come back to the housing project where she lives. Jody is like a miracle: He smells like chlorine, he calls her "little buddy," he goes with her to the dance. It's jus...
Author: Karen Cushman | Narrator: Charlotte Coleman
Release Date: July 05, 2000
On a frosty morning sometime in the fourteenth century, in a village somewhere in England, a gift known only as Brat was sleeping in a dung heap."You, girl. Are you alive or dead?"When she opened her eyes, she saw an important-looking woman...