Series Name: District 13: Edgy Hi-Lo Sports Novels
Book Set: 10 Books (1 each of 10 titles)
Titles Include: Fighting the Legend, Line Up, No Easy Race, Taking Control, Wings, A Second Shot, Before the Snap, Down and Out, The Handoff, Hit Just Right
Written using carefully chosen vocabulary and simple sentences, the novels offer compelling teen stories about characters that interest young adult readers. Using sports as a backdrop, these edgy and mature titles confront issues that are of great importance to urban teens, especially teenaged boys: Coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, drugs, self-esteem, and school. Straightforward plots move readers through the 48 pages of text quickly and efficiently with satisfying resolutions.
Grade Level: 9 to 12
Approximate Grade-Level Equivalent for Series: 1.0 to 2.0
Lexile Level: 60L to 250L