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Dangerous Skies

by Suzanne Fisher Staples

A Season of Change

Along the Virginia shoreline where their families have lived for generations, Buck and Tunes Smith defy tradition. Raised together like brother and sister, they are bound by surname, but not...


Underground

by Jean Ferris

In 1839, visitors from miles around come to Kentucky to tour Mammoth Cave. But sixteen-year-old Charlotte, the maid at Mammoth Cave Hotel, doesn't understand its appeal. As a slave, she is already trapped, and...


Girl of Kosovo

by Alice Mead

A child's perspective on war.

In 1998 the Serb military intensifies its efforts to expel Albanians from Kosovo. Ethnic cleansing forces many families to seek safety in the surrounding hills and mountains. The...


Last Child

by Michael Spooner

A mixed-race girl must grow up quickly when danger threatens her world

Rosalie’s biggest problem used to be her own divided feelings. The constant tug-of-war between her white half and her Native American...


Junebug in Trouble

by Alice Mead

Junebug hasn’t seen his friend Robert since the family moved from their housing project in May. It’s Labor Day weekend, reunion time, and Mama, Tasha, Harriet, and Junebug are off to the beach. Robert is...


Naming Maya

by Uma Krishnaswami

West meets East

Although Maya has done her best to avoid it, she is spending part of her summer in Chennai, India, with her mother, who is trying to sell her grandfather's old house. Soon Maya is drawn into a...


Zulu Dog

by Anton Ferreira

An honest and compassionate look at post-apartheid South Africa

Vusi, an eleven-year-old Zulu boy growing up in poverty in rural South Africa, is enchanted by the helpless puppy he finds in the bush. He names...


The Story of Jonas

by Maurine F. Dahlberg

Jonas has lived all of his thirteen years on a farm in Missouri, and even though he hears whispers about freedom, he thinks he’ll never try to escape. He knows what happens to slaves who attempt to run away....


Powwow's Coming

by Linda Boyden

Cut-paper collage illustrations and engaging verse give young readers a new look at American Indian culture today.


Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns

by Mary Quattlebaum

Nothing but a big mess of trouble and weeds..

That's what Jackson Jones thinks of the garden plot his mother gives him for his tenth birthday. What happened to the basketball he's hoped and prayed for all year?...


The Red Shoe

by Ursula Dubosarsky

Funny, tough-minded and tender, this is the story of Matilda and her two sisters growing up in Sydney, Australia, in the early 1950s. Their father is mentally unstable and largely absent, their mother is possibly...


Mister Lee's Fantastic Football Dream

by PJ Roberts & Marc Roberts

Singaporean teenager Lee Jun Yong dreams of becoming a professional footballer. Growing up in a family of humble means, in the shadow of Bedok Stadium, the sixteen-year-old is unsure what the future has in store...


Battle Cry at Batoche

by B. J. Bayle

Ben Muldoon witnesses the struggle of the Mtis and Cree in the Saskatchewan River Valley in 1885. He is caught between his loyalty to a friend and the authority of an uncle


Westminster Abby

by Micol Ostow

Abby has always considered herself to be a little vanilla—sweet,plain, but not very exciting. So when she finds herself flying across the ocean to London, trying to forget her problems with her cheating ex-boyfriend...


Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller

by Sarah Miller

Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she’d taken on a seemingly impossible job—teaching a child who was deaf,...


Jakarta Missing

by Jane Kurtz

Dakar is scared. When her family left East Africa to spend a year or two in Cottonwood, North Dakota, Dakar's older sister, Jakarta, was adamant about staying behind. Now Jakarta is all by herself in Kenya...and...


The Uluru Adventure : Wicky Wacky Farm Series Book 4

by Doreen Slinkard

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The Wicky Wacky Farm family takes a holiday into the centre of Australia in the fun new children's book The Uluru Adventure: Wicky Wacky Farm Series Book 4.

Mother Dora, father Wally, and their children,...


Tokyo Friends

by Betty Reynolds

A kid-friendly introduction to Japanese culture!

Katie is a young American girl living in present-day Tokyo. One day, as she walks her dog, she meets Keiko, a young Japanese girl, and her brother Kenji. Join...


Finders Keepers

by Andrea Spalding

In a field in Alberta, Danny finds an ancient arrowhead. His friend Joshua joins him on buffalo hunts, powwows, archaeological digs, and a break-in at the museum.


Crescent Star

by Nicholas Maes

Avi Greenbaum is Jewish and lives in West Jerusalem. Moussa Shakir is Palestinian and lives in East Jerusalem. Both are 15 years old, live without their fathers and belong to the same soccer club. In the spring...