Compass South by Hope Larson
GRAPHIC J FOUR
After escaping the Black Hook Gang in 1860 New York City, twelve-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra flee to New Orleans, become separated, and try to find each other in San Francisco, while being followed by pirates who think they hold the key to treasure.
Wilder Boys by Brandon Wallace
To evade their mother's abusive boyfriend, brothers Jake, thirteen, and Taylor, eleven, venture from the suburbs of Pittsburgh toward the wilds of Wyoming in search of the father they have not seen in four years, using their wilderness skills to survive against both natural and human dangers. Includes wilderness tips.
A World Below by Wesley King
Mr. Baker's eighth grade class thought they were in for a normal field trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, but their journey takes a terrifying turn when an earthquake hits and the students are plunged into a frigid underground lake, forcing them to fight for survival and find their way back above ground.
Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole Lea Helget
HIST J HELGET
Lu Wonder, a bright, curious girl who hopes to be a scientist, sets out from her Kansas home in 1855 with her best friend Eustace, a slave, on a journey to Antarctica to protect a mysterious artifact and hide it from the man responsible for her father's death.
A Cave in the Clouds: a young woman's escape from ISIS by Badeeah Hassan Ahmed
BIOGRAPHY TEEN AHMED
Recounts the author's harrowing experiences as a survivor of the 2014 genocide of the Ezidi minority culture by ISIS, describing how she was among hundreds enslaved within a brutal human trafficking network.
The Distance From Me to You by Marina Gessner
McKenna and her best friend planned for over a year to defer their freshman year of college to hike the Appalachian Trail all the way from Maine to Georgia, so when her friend backs out McKenna embarks alone on a physical and emotional journey that will change her life forever.
I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
Stranded in the woods with few supplies and survival skills, a disabled girl and her dog fervently prepare for the coming winter while evaluating how her mother's death, a dysfunctional foster-care system and her survivalist father led to her predicament.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
SF TEEN ADEYEMI
Coming of age in a land where her magi mother was killed by the zealous king's guards along with other former wielders of magic, Zelie embarks on a journey alongside her brother and a fugitive princess to restore her people's magical abilities.
Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
TEEN VAN DRAANEN
In her most incisive and insightful book yet, Wendelin Van Draanen, award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped, offers a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom, but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp in the desert.
Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson
Left alone in the wilderness for a three-day test, a group of diverse teens use outdoor skills to help each other survive, in a multifaceted story inspired by The Canterbury Tales and told through the contributions of such authors as Suzanne Young, Robin Talley and Brandy Colbert.