Freaks of Nature by Wendy Brotherlin
Written by a local author, this is the first book in The Psion Chronicles. A global ebola pandemic is causing children to be born with “psionic” or paranormal powers. Years later, six of them are captured by the government and sentenced to death, as they are feared by “baselines” (those without powers). But their powers are so different … can they find a way to work together to save themselves before it’s too late?