Themes: High School, Neighborhoods, Family, Loyalty, Friendship, Urban Teen Fiction, High School Elections, Jealousy, Suspense, Gangs, Fiction, Teen, Young Adult, Chapter Book, Hi-Lo, Hi-Lo Books, Hi-Lo Solutions, High-Low Books, Hi-Low Books, ELL, EL, ESL, Struggling Learner, Struggling Reader, Special Education, SPED, Newcomers, Reading, Learning, Education, Educational, Educational Books. Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline. The highly readable style and mature topics will appeal to young adult readers of both sexes and encourage them to finish each eBook. Cesar Chavez HS Series - The robberies in the barrio are becoming increasingly bold and unsettling. After a recent robbery, Ernesto swears that he recognizes a suspect fleeing the crime scene. But is he jumping to conclusions unfairly? After all, Cruz isn't the only tattooed guy known to wear a hoodie in the neighborhood.