Guilt, fear, and dangerous love falls heavy on the shoulders of students at Hazelwood High in this powerful, raw award-winning series from Sharon M Draper
- "Tears of a Tiger"(1994)= In one horrifying night, Andy's life changed forever: Andy Jackson was driving the car that crashed one night after a basketball game, killing Robert Washington, his best friend and captain of the Hazelwood High Tigers. It was late, and they'd been drinking, and now months later, Andy can't stop blaming himself. As he turns away from his family, friends, and even his girlfriend, he finds he's losing the most precious thing of all- his ability to face the future
- "Forged By Fire"(1997)= Will Gerald find the courage to stand up to his stepfather?: When Gerald Nickelby was a child, he was fascinated by fire, but it's dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite aunt. A brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and evil secret makes his life miserable. The one bright light in Gerald's life is his little half sister Angel, whom he struggles to protect from her father Jordan Sparks, who abuses her, and from their mother, who's irresponsible behavior forces Gerald to work hard to keep the family together. As a teenager, Gerald finds success as a member of the Hazelwood basketball team, while Angel develops her talents as a dancer. Trouble still haunts them, however and Gerald learns painfully, that young friends can die and old enemies must be faced. In the end, he must stand up to his stepfather alone in a blazing confrontation.
- "Darkness Before Dawn"(2001)= Has Keisha found happiness at last?: In her senior year, things are finally looking a little brighter for Keisha Montgomery. Still haunted by the suicide of her ex-boyfriend Andy Jackson, she finds comfort in the attentions of the new track coach, twenty three year old Jonathan Hathaway, the principal's son. How can Keisha not be swept off her feet by a tall, dark, handsome guy who treats her like a woman instead of a girl? But suddenly this intoxicating relationship takes a frightening turn, and Keisha is once again plunged into the darkness she's fought so hard to escape. Will Keisha ever be able to find her way back into the light?