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Anthology of a Childhood Dream

by Urbano Salvati

Synopsis:

I wanted to write and speak with the voice of a child, dream like a child dreams, and fantasize like only a child can. I wanted to search the world over and look for differences in the children's...


First Person Fiction: Flight to Freedom

by Ana Veciana-Suarez

First Person Fiction is dedicated to the immigrant experience in modern America. "Flight to Freedom" is closely based on Suarez's own story of leaving Cuba during the Freedom Flights of the 1960s. Yara Garcia...


The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

A humorous and heartwarming debut about split cultural identities, and all the ways life fails to go according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu. Lucy Wu, aspiring basketball star and interior designer, is on...


Border Town #4: No Second Chances

by Malín| Alegría

In Dos Rios, Texas, things aren't always as they seem. Santiago might be in over his head this time. . . Santiago's grades are slipping again, but he's determined to prove to his family that he can be successful...


Stir It Up: A Novel

by Ramin Ganeshram

A Trinidadian-American girl's dream is challenged by her family Thirteen-year-old Anjali's life is rich with the smell of curry from her parents' roti shop and an absolute passion for food. More than anything,...


The Cruisers Book 1: The Cruisers

by Walter Dean Myers

Eighth grade is hard enough, but when you're a Cruiser, you're really put to the test. The launch of a new middle-grade series from bestselling award-winner Walter Dean Myers. Zander and his friends, Kambui,...


Candy Apple #28: Winner Takes All

by Jenny Santana

With over 2.5 million copies sold, Candy Apple is sweeter than ever. Readers will fall in love with this brand-new school election title--perfect for back to school! Cast your vote for Coral Grove student rep!...


Ten Things I Hate About Me

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Randa Abdel-Fattah's new novel about about finding your place in life . . . and learning to accept yourself and your culture. "At school I'm Aussie-blonde Jamie -- one of the crowd. At home I'm Muslim Jamilah...


Fish

by L.S. Matthews

My story starts the day that my parents told me we must leave our adopted home forever. Because of the soldiers and the drought we barely had enough to eat and we could no longer stay to help the people in our...


Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid

by Walter Dean Myers

An ALA Notable Children's Book.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Cruisers Book 3: A Star Is Born

by Walter Dean Myers

Bestselling award-winning author Walter Dean Myers is back with a new book in his acclaimed Cruisers series. The Cruiser, an alternative newspaper published by Zander and his crew of middle school misfits, is...


Border Town #2: Quince Clash

by Malín| Alegría

In Dos Rios, Texas, life is all about borders -- and what happens when you cross the line. A fresh new series in the tradition of Bluford High explores what it's like to grow up on the edge. A quinceanera for...


Border Town #1: Crossing the Line

by Malín| Alegría

In Dos Rios, Texas, life is all about borders -- and what happens when you cross the line. Nothing is simple in a border town like Dos Rios, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Even for high school students Fabiola...


Border Town #3: Falling Too Fast

by Malín| Alegría

In Dos Rios, Texas, things aren't always as they seem. Alexis Garza has music in her blood. She's certain that one day, she'll be leaving the border town of Dos Rios, Texas behind for a glamorous life of singing...


In the Palace of the Khans

by Peter Dickinson

A thrilling new adventure for young adults by internationally celebrated and prizewinning author, Peter Dickinson. Nigel's father is the British ambassador in Dirzhan, a small country up among the mountains...


Harmless

by Dana Reinhardt

There was a man. He had a knife. He attacked us down by the river.

It was just a harmless little lie.

Anna, Emma and Mariah concoct a story about why they're late getting home one night—a story that will replace...


Cuba 15

by Nancy Osa

Violet Paz has just turned 15, a pivotal birthday in the eyes of her Cuban grandmother. Fifteen is the age when a girl enters womanhood, traditionally celebrating the occasion with a quinceañero. But while...


The Tequila Worm

by Viola Canales

Sofia comes from a family of storytellers. Here are her tales of growing up in the barrio in McAllen, Texas, full of the magic and mystery of family traditions: making Easter cascarones, celebrating el Dia de...


Maniac Monkeys on Magnolia Street & When Mules Flew on Magnolia Street

by Angela Johnson

Welcome to Magnolia Street, where Charlie has just moved into her new home. It isn't long before Charlie's exploring, meeting all of her new neighbors, and getting herself into trouble. Her adventures with her...


The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe

by Pat Mora, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher

Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico...