Staff picks for the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge. Enjoy great reads and fun activities. Log your progress and earn badges and prizes along the way!
When a sleazy reality tv show called For Art's Sake starts filming at their high school, four teens write a subversive epic poem inspired by Ezra Pound's Cantos as a protest against it. But when one of their own winds up being cast in the show, the others are left feeling betrayed. Fans of John Green will love this funny book filled with eccentric characters, brave gerbils, art, and big ideas.
When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a 'mainstream' school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art. Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.