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Finding My Place

by Traci L. Jones

DOES FITTING IN HAVE TO MEAN SELLING OUT? In October 1975, while most teens are worried about their Happy Days Halloween costumes,

Tiphanie Jayne Baker has bigger problems. Her parents have just decided to uproot...


Dormia

by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski

Introducing Alfonso Perplexon, hero of the epic fantasy tale Dormia!

Alfonso Perplexon is an unusual sleeper. He climbs trees, raises falcons, even shoots deadly accurate arrows, all in his sleep. No one can...


I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott

by Shelia P. Moses & Bonnie Christensen

Born into slavery in Virginia in the late 1700s, Dred Scott had little to look forward to in life. But he was fortunate in two ways: His first owner was fairly kind to him, and he grew up with his owner's children,...


Ruby Lu, Brave and True

by Lenore Look & Anne Wilsdorf

Most days the best thing about being Ruby is everything. Like when she's the star of her own backyard magic show. Or when she gives a talk at the school safety assembly on the benefits of reflective tape. Or...


Abe in Arms

by Pegi Deitz Deitz Shea

Portraying the pressures of teens to live a normal life while facing mental illness, this suspenseful young adult novel follows the journey of success-bound Abe, who struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder....


Alligator Bayou

by Donna Jo Napoli

Talullah, Louisiana. 1899.

Calogero, his uncles, and cousins are six Sicilian men living in the small town of Tallulah, Louisiana. They work hard, growing vegetables and selling them at their stand and in their...


The Red Umbrella

by Christina Gonzalez

The Red Umbrella is the moving tale of a 14-year-old girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan—an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them...


Iqbal

by Francesco D'Adamo & Ann Leonori

When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises,...


Diamond

by Victoria Christopher Murray

Diamond.

India.

Veronqie.

Aaliyah.

What does that spell? DIVA!!

The Divine Divas. They're fifteen and they're fine, and they want to be the hottest, hippest new girl group to hit gospel music. First they'll...


Aleutian Sparrow

by Karen Hesse & Evon Zerbetz

In June 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived and thrived on these treeless, windswept lands....


Harriet Tubman

by Kathleen Kudlinski & Robert Brown

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...


Honey Blonde Chica

by Michele Serros

Evie Gomez is one chill chica. She and best friend Raquel hang with the Flojos, a kick-back crew named for their designer flip-flops. And their habit of doing absolutely nothing.

But the return of long-lost...


Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washington's Runaway Slave

by Ann Rinaldi

When I was four and my daddy left, I cried, but I understood. He had become part of the Gone.

Oney Judge is a slave. But on the plantation of Mount Vernon, the beautiful home of George and Martha Washington,...


Redemption

by Julie Chibbaro

The wet earth smells of mushroom and loam. I race through the trees. Branches reach for my eyes and tangle my hair. My kirtle rips, but I still run, faster through the woodland, escaping the murderous men who...


Tell Us We're Home

by Marina Budhos

Jaya is from Trinidad, Maria is from Mexico, and Lola is from Slovakia. The girls couldn’t be more different, except for two things: They’re all the daughters of maids and nannies in their prosperous suburban...


Lily B. on the Brink of Paris

by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Mulgrew Middle School Summer Trip to Paris

Madame Chavotte:

French Teacher and Chaperone.

Built like a tank, with only one eyebrow.

Charlotte McGrath:

Vault of European Information.

In Command of All Details.

Bonnie...


Caught Up in the Drama

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

The seventh book in The Good Girlz series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley

She’s in the spotlight . . .

The Good Girlz have always known their girlfriend Camille is a gifted dancer....


Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope

by Beverley Naidoo

We are the young people,

We will not be broken!

We demand freedom

And say

"Away with slavery

In our land of Africa!"

For almost fifty years apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks,...


Burn My Heart

by Beverley Naidoo

What does it mean to be loyal?

Mathew and Mugo, two boys—one white, one black—share an uneasy friendship in Kenya in the 1950s. They're friends even though Mathew's dad owns the land and everything on it....


Sources of Light

by Margaret McMullan

Margaret McMullan, the acclaimed author of How I Found the Strong, and When I Crossed No-Bob, delivers a masterfully crafted novel about photography, tragedy, romance, racism, and family set in the segregated...