Inspired by the idea of producing relevant and engaging young adult books that would have appealed to themselves as readers, Scobre has created a successful line of educational books designed to truly interest young people. Includes the Home Run/Touchdown designation (same book, different Lexile levels, to help make the content accessible for all levels of readers).
Nonfiction and fiction titles include relevant information and positive messages on current topics.
Urban entrepreneurs are the driving force of pop culture. The Urban Entrepreneur series showcases a diverse group of successful men and women who grew up in the city. Discover how shoe companies use sports stars to target city kids and create billion-dollar marketing plans. Learn how fashion trends migrate through mainstream culture. Uncover how some unlikely circumstances led to the creation of foods that we enjoy today. Learn how innovators like Jerry Lawson and Lonnie Johnson made their great ideas a profitable reality. What’s your name? Make us remember you.
Full Speed Ahead (Home Run)
Bryson McLeod has been confined to a wheelchair for most of his life. Still, the teenager from New Jersey is always smiling as he moves Full Speed Ahead. The former child model is an elite athlete who excels in several sports, including wheelchair basketball, track and sled hockey. (He’s a champion ping-pong player, too!)
All the Right Moves: The Najee McGreen Story (Touchdown)
With New York City as the backdrop, All the Right Moves: The Najee McGreen Story chronicles the emergence of chess champion and Brooklyn-born business prodigy, Najee McGreen. After winning numerous awards for teen entrepreneurship, this first year pre-med student was asked to serve on a panel at the 2006 Black State of the Union Conference.
Born to Run: The Brittany Young Story (Home Run)
Born to Run: The Story of Brittany Young is a nonfiction book about Brittany Young, a track star from Hawaii. After suffering through a physical tragedy, this courageous girl has become one of the top young runners in America.
The Ride (Home Run)
Cece Morgan is one of the best young snowboarders in the state of Wyoming. When she’s not hanging out with her friend Sally, she is almost always flying through the fresh powder on Rockville Mountain. Life is great, until her father lands his ‘dream job’ in Los Angeles. One week later, Cece is saying goodbye to her life in Rockville, as she begrudgingly packs up her stuff for Hollywood! The Ride is about a young girl’s transition to a new school and a new life. We follow Cece as she tries to cope with her parents’ separation, learn how to surf, and avoid Portia, the school bully who has vied to make her life miserable. After a month of living in Los Angeles, will she totally bomb at the Super Wave Championships?
Nonfiction and fiction titles with content on pop culture, sports teams, and current topics written as differentiated text.
Business innovators know how to jump on a new trend and make a big profit. Yes She Did! Business profiles quirky clothing sellers, computer scientists, experts on foreign countries, and more. All of these successful and intelligent women are changing the world of business, and succeeding against great odds. Find out just what “the girl effect” means for the future of business.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Before Kevin Durant hits another three-pointer, join the Oklahoma City Thunder On the Hardwood, in this officially licensed NBA team book. Durant, Westbrook, Harden and Ibaka: NBA fans across the country know their names. Yet, this book is about more than basketball—it’s about a bond between a city and their team. In On the Hardwood: Oklahoma City Thunder, we’ll detail how the Thunder ended up in Oklahoma City, and why they are there to stay.
Join the Utah Jazz On the Hardwood in this officially licensed NBA team book. From completely different backgrounds and upbringings, John Stockton and Karl Malone became teammates. The two didn’t just succeed, they became one of the greatest duos in NBA history, elevating basketball in Salt Lake City to a level that wasn’t thought possible. On the Hardwood: Utah Jazz details this unique partnership, a playmaker named Pistol, the current Jazz team and their pursuit of the city’s first championship.
When it comes to war, women in the military have proven that they are not only capable, but heroic. Female soldiers do everything from flying jets to rescuing comrades under enemy fire. They are Coast Guard captains, Generals, medics, and fighter pilots. And some, like double amputee Tammy Duckworth, bravely serve their country despite their injuries. They are soldiers; proudly marching forward to change the face of the United States military.
Stash some attitude with you as you get set to step On the Hardwood with the Memphis Grizzlies. In Memphis, it is fair to expect good barbeque and a historical music community. Now, you can also anticipate excellent, hard-nosed basketball. The team responsible for that is the Memphis Grizzlies, who have proved that you don’t have to be around for a long time to have a good time. This officially licensed NBA team book, On the Hardwood: Memphis Grizzlies, details the players who have turned Memphis into a thriving basketball community.