Ball Don't Lie by Matt De La Pena. Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past--that threaten his dream.
Noggin by John Corey Whaley - Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award–winning Where Things Come Back.
Navigating Early, by Clare Vanderpool. (Delacorte Press, "Odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters"-- Provided by publisher.
Three Time Lucky by Sheila Turnage. Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, eleven-year-old Mo LoBeau and her best friend turn detective when her guardian, the amnesiac Colonel, seems implicated in a murder. (Newbery Honor Book) J TUR