After identifying a terrorist plot, a brilliant seventeen-year-old girl from Santa Monica, California, gets involved with the young FBI agent who is trying to ensure her safety.
In 2019, teens Mia, Antoine, and Midori are selected by lottery to join experienced astronauts on a NASA mission to the once top-secret moon base, DARLAH 2, while in a Florida nursing home, a former astronaut struggles to warn someone of the terrible danger there.
"In the aftermath of Devin's shocking betrayal, Sky learns that Asher has been using her for the Rebellion. She wishes she could forget about both sides, but as war between the factions looms, Sky is forced to make a choice about where her heart and loyalties truly lie"--
Desperate to help his unemployed mother, seventeen-year-old Aiden O'Connor reluctantly begins working for the Irish mob in tough South Boston, despite his coach's efforts to convince him he could be a professional boxer.
Suffering a hangover from a graduation party, eighteen-year-old Whitley is blindsided by the news that her father has moved into a house with his fiancée, her thirteen-year-old daughter Bailey, and her son Nathan, in whose bed Whitley had awakened that morning.
In the summer of 1956 while her mother is in Florida searching for a job, fourteen-year-old April Garnet Rose, who has never met her father, stays with her terminally ill aunt in Virginia and accompanies her as she visits different churches, looking for God.
A ninth-grader who works with his father in the local supermarket describes the plague of meth addiction that consumes many people in his Pennsylvania coal mining town from 9/11 and the nearby crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville to the Quecreek Mine disaster in Somerset the following summer.
|An anthology of nineteen tales by well-known authors of young adult and adult literature which explore the lives of teens raised after a catastrophe, either in the first few years after the change or in the distant future.|
|Contents:||The segment / Genevieve Valentine -- After the cure / Carrie Ryan -- Valedictorian / N.K. Jemisin -- Visiting Nelson / Katherine Langrish -- All I know of freedom / Carol Emshwiller -- The other elder / Beth Revis -- The great game at the end of the world / Matthew Kressel -- Reunion / Susan Beth Pfeffer -- Blood drive / Jeffrey Ford -- Reality girl / Richard Bowes -- Hw th'Irth wint wrong by Hapless Joey @ homeskool.guv / Gregory Maguire -- Rust with wings / Steven Gould -- Faint heart / Sarah Rees Brennan -- The easthound / Nalo Hopkinson -- Gray / Jane Yolen -- Before / Carolyn Dunn -- Fake plastic trees / Caitlin R. Kiernan -- You won't feel a thing / Garth Nix -- The marker / Cecil Castellucci.|
The summer after his absentee father is killed in a random shooting, Paul volunteers at a Harlem soup kitchen where he listens to lessons about "the social contract" from an elderly African American man, and mentors a seventeen-year-old unwed mother who wants to make it to college on a basketball scholarship.