Here's some new releases from Saddleback Publishing that can be added to your teen Street Lit. library collection. The Urban Underground book series is written by author Anne Schraff. You may recognize this author's name because she was one of the early writers in the Townsend Press, Bluford High book series. Schraff, a former high school teacher understands teens and continues to write stories that they enjoy. My students love these stories from their Urban Underground book series and yes, they are constantly checked out from the library!
The stories take place in an African American neighborhood. Their high school, Tubman High bridges the gap between the projects and the slightly more fortunate. The books follow a core group of friends at Tubman High--with new characters joining all the time. Each story confronts coming-of-age issues that teens can relate to while maintaining satisfying resolutions. The stories are engaging and discuss challenges and experiences that teens are faced with today. I've included the covers of these books below along with a short synopsis for your review. Many thanks to the folks at Saddleback for allowing me to preview and share their releases.