J Bildner, Phil. A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME. Best friends Rip and Red begin fifth-grade to find a crazy new tattooed teacher and basketball coach whose methods are odd, to say the least.
J Cheng, Andrea. THE YEAR OF THE BOOK. Anna, a young Asian-American girl, navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.
J Draper, Sharon M. STELLA BY STARLIGHT. The reapperance of the Klu Klux Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 North Carolina, Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.