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Separation

by Babette Brown

While Nelson Mandela spends the second year of his life sentence in prison, wealthy and privileged Jessica is out shopping with her best friend, unaware of the suffering around her. But when the mysterious Ben...


Casey Templeton Mysteries 2-Book Bundle: Hate Cell / Old Bones

by Gwen Molnar

Thirteen-year-old Albertan Casey Templeton has a nose for adventure and sniffs out two different but dangerous crimes in this special 2-book series bundle.


Gone Crazy in Alabama

by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Coretta Scott King Award–winning Gone Crazy in Alabama by Newbery Honor and New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of the Gaither sisters as they travel from the streets...


Pup's Diner

by Kat Spofford & Larry Bezuska

Diner owner, Pup serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to his own kind- dogs and puppies. But when strange and sometimes wild animals start coming into the Diner to order food, Pup and his staff refuse to serve...


Ashes of Roses

by MJ Auch

The honest and compelling story of a young girl's newfound independence, from her entrance into a new country to her frightening involvement in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911.

My heart filled with...


Angry Management

by Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher fills these three stories with raw emotion. They are about insecurity, anger, and prejudice. But they are also about love, freedom, and power. About surviving. And hope.

Every kid in this group...


No Turning Back: A Novel of South Africa

by Beverley Naidoo

Escaping from his violent stepfather, twelve-year-old Sipho heads for Johannesburg, where he has heard that gangs of children live on the streets. Surviving hunger and bitter-cold winter nights is hard'but learning...


Borderline

by Allan Stratton

The truth is closing in.

Life's not easy for Sami Sabiri since his dad stuck him at a private school where he's the only Muslim kid. But it's about to get a lot worse.

When Sami catches his father in a lie, he...


Running Loose

by Chris Crutcher

Louie Banks has it made.

He's got a starting spot on the football team, good friends, and a smart, beautiful girlfriend who loves him as much as he loves her.

Early in the fall, he sees all his ideas of fair play...


Guardian

by Julius Lester

There are times when a tree can no longer withstand the pain inflicted on it, and the wind will take pity on that tree and topple it over in a mighty storm. All the other trees who witnessed the evil look down...


The Liberty Circle

by Phil Campagna

Life at home isn't easy for sixteen-year-old Corey. When he sees an ad for a retreat called Camp Liberty, he can't wait to get away. But Corey has no idea of what he's in for, as he and his fellow campers are...


Trial By Fire

by Sheila Dalton

Raised by a white mother and never having known his native father, Nathan must cope with prejudice and stereotypes. When he meets Sally, he finds someone who believes in him. But when Sally's house torched by...


My Life with the Lincolns

by Gayle Brandeis

My dad used to be Abraham Lincoln. When I was six and learning to read, I saw his initials were A. B. E., Albert Baruch Edelman. ABE. That's when I knew.

Mina Edelman believes that she and her family are the...


Masters of Silence

by Kathy Kacer

Silence can be powerful.

 

Kathy Kacer's second book in her middle grade series about heroic rescues during WWII tells the tale of siblings Helen and Henry, and history's most famous mime. Desperate to save them...


Me and Rupert Goody

by Barbara O'Connor

Learning to share love

Things at Jennalee's house are just plain crazy, which is why she loves her predictable days helping Uncle Beau (who isn't really her uncle) at his general store. But then Rupert Goody...


Mixed: A Colorful Story

by Arree Chung

The reds, the yellows, and the blues all think they're the best in this vibrant, thought-provoking picture book from Arree Chung, with a message of acceptance and unity.

In the beginning, there were three colors...


Mixed Me!

by Taye Diggs & Shane W. Evans

Mom and Dad say I'm a blend of dark and light:

"We mixed you perfectly, and got you just right."

Mike has awesome hair. He has LOTS of energy! His parents love him. And Mike is a PERFECT blend of the two of them....


They Came

by Mark Tatulli

Mark Tatulli, a comic artist and the creator of Lio and Heart of the City, uses bold colors and modern art in They Came, a charming tale about acceptance, sharing, and speaking up for what is right.

When a spaceship...


The Forgiveness Garden

by Lauren Thompson & Christy Hale

A long time ago and far away--although it could be here, and it could be now--a boy threw a stone and injured a girl. For as long as anyone could remember, their families had been enemies, and their towns as...


Chocolate Me!

by Taye Diggs & Shane W. Evans

A timely book about how it feels to be teased and taunted, and how each of us is sweet and lovely and delicious on the inside, no matter how we look.

The boy is teased for looking different than the other kids....