All American Boys – Jason Reynolds and 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. Racial tension runs high as friends take sides and a community is divided. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints. Book Trailer Author Interview
If I Was Your Girl – Meredith Russo – When Amanda moves to Lambertville, Kentucky after a string of bullying incidents led her to attempt suicide all she wants is to lead a normal life, make friends, and generally be happy for once. All of this seems possible until she meets Grant, who causes her to let down the walls around her heart. But the problem is that Amanda's past is haunting her; and, in her past, she wasn't Amanda, she was Andrew.