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Hi-Lo Fiction is a genre designed for older students who struggle with reading. The books have a high-interest level but are written at a lower reading level. The subject matter is generally applicable to high school or middle school students with topics like dating, bullying, sex, education, crime, drugs, violence, pregnancy, and gangs.
Hi-Lo Fiction at the Curriculum Center
Call Number: PBK FIC Jones
Eighteen-year-old José serves as the bridge between his non-English speaking family and the rest of the world, and because his parents are illegal immigrants and extended family lives with them, money is tight so José works nights and arrives at school so tired that teachers at his alternative high school step in to help.
Self. Destructed by
Call Number: PBK FIC Jacobs
Michael Ellis... typical American boy. A little on the geeky side. A good student. An athlete. But something is not quite right. "I like you because you're different." That's what Ashley had said to him. Different is better than being normal. Michael liked different. It was more interesting than following the crowd. But Ashley wasn't different. And she wasn't interested in dating Michael any longer. That's when Michael Ellis became unhinged. With Ashley's rejection, he does something shocking, and finds himself headed to juvenile detention.
Call Number: FIC BLU
Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his younger brother Fudge.
The Pinballs by
Call Number: FIC BYA
Three lonely foster children learn to care about themselves and each other.
The Whipping Boy by
Call Number: FIC FLE
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
Pink and Say by
Call Number: JFIC POL
Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops. Based on a true story about the author's great-great-grandfather.