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

by Shelia P. Moses & Bonnie Christensen Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 11, 2010)

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,...


Harriet Tubman

by Kathleen Kudlinski & Robert Brown Aladdin (January 06, 2015)

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...


Sacagawea

by Flora Warren Seymour & Robert Doremus Aladdin (December 30, 2014)

Learn about the childhood of Sacagawea, one of the first female all-stars in American history—and honored in US currency on the dollar coin.

Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and...


Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Dharathula H. Millender & Al Fiorentino Aladdin (December 30, 2014)

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...


Rosa Parks

by Kathleen Kudlinski & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (December 30, 2014)

Learn about the childhood of Rosa Parks, who grew up to be a legendary Civil Rights activist and an all-star in American history.

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama....


The Mystery of the Suspicious Spices

by Harper Paris & Marcos Calo Little Simon (December 09, 2014)

Ethan and Ella discover some suspicious spices in a market in Mumbai, India, in the sixth book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

Ethan and Ella venture into...


The Grand Plan to Fix Everything

by Uma Krishnaswami & Abigail Halpin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 24, 2011)

Rose petal milk shakes and a world of surprises awaits Dini when her family moves to India in this spirited novel with Bollywood flair.

Eleven-year old Dini loves movies—watching them, reading about them, trying...


The Mystery of the Lion's Tail

by Harper Paris & Marcos Calo Little Simon (September 23, 2014)

Ethan and Ella search for lions on a safari in Kenya in the fifth book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

Ethan, Ella, and their parents travel to the Maasai...


The Fog Diver

by Joel Ross HarperCollins (May 26, 2015)

Joel Ross debuts a thrilling adventure series in which living in the sky is the new reality and a few determined slum kids just might become heroes. This Texas Bluebonnet selection—a fantasy filled with daring...


The Girl in the Torch

by Robert Sharenow Balzer + Bray (May 26, 2015)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets True Grit in this heartfelt novel of resilience, hope, and discovering a family where you least expect it, from award-winning author Robert Sharenow.

At the dawn of the twentieth...


Ride The Big Machines Across Canada

by Carmen Mok HarperCollins (May 05, 2015)

A playful cross-country adventure in which a young boy on a family car trip imagines himself behind the wheel of the big machines he sees through the window as they travel through the provinces and territories....


Inside the World of Die for Me

by Amy Plum HarperTeen (February 09, 2016)

This can’t-miss companion to Amy Plum’s internationally bestselling series is a compendium of everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the eternally enchanting world of the revenants. Perfect for fans...


Die Once More

by Amy Plum HarperTeen (February 03, 2015)

This one-hundred-page novella picks up where the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy ended and follows the eternally irresistible Jules Marchenoir as he leaves Paris behind for a fresh start in New...


Listen, Slowly

by Thanhha Lai HarperCollins (February 17, 2015)

This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award–winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family....


Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

by Katherine Rundell & Melissa Castrillón Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2014)

Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this “gripping, magical, and heartwarming tale of resilience, friendship, and hope” (...


A Blind Spot for Boys

by Justina Chen Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 12, 2014)

"A great photo knocks your heart open. So give some thought to that. What knocks your heart open."

Sixteen-year-old Shana is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she decides it's time...


The Mystery in the Forbidden City

by Harper Paris & Marcos Calo Little Simon (August 05, 2014)

Ethan and Ella find an ancient map and explore a Chinese palace in the fourth book of Greetings from Somewhere, a chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

From the Great Wall to the dumplings,...


Totem

by Jennifer Maruno Dundurn (July 19, 2014)

As an orphaned white boy in a school of Native students, 14-year-old Jonny Joe isn't like the others at the island Redemption Residential School. After an escape attempt, Jonny and Ernie hide out in a mountain...


Forged by Fire

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

The flame of love burns bright in the second book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy...


Double Dutch

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

Delia loves Double Dutch. And she's good at it. Really good. So good that her team has a chance to win the World Double Dutch Championships this year -- Delia is sure of it. What she is less sure of is her chance...


Darkness Before Dawn

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

Hope shines in the face of fear in this conclusion to Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

In her senior year, things are finally looking a little brighter for Keisha. Still haunted by the...


One Bird

by Kyoko Mori Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (July 29, 2014)

I try to see him among a migrating flock--he will take the loneliness of my room on his long journey; each whistling note he makes will be a little of my sadness falling over the ocean, to be swallowed in the...


The Prince of Venice Beach

by Blake Nelson Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 03, 2014)

Robert "'Cali" Callahan is a teen runaway, living on the streets of Venice Beach, California. He's got a pretty sweet life: a treehouse to sleep in, a gang of surf bros, a regular basketball game...even a girl...


Girl in Reverse

by Barbara Stuber Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 13, 2014)

Being adopted isn’t easy—especially when you’re seen as a national enemy. A teen seeks the roots of her identity in this stirring novel from the acclaimed author of Crossing the Tracks.

When Lily was three,...


The Genius Files #5: License to Thrill

by Dan Gutman HarperCollins (January 27, 2015)

The most exciting road trip in history has reached its final destination! In this fifth book in the thrilling, New York Times bestselling adventure series, Coke and Pepsi McDonald make it back home to the West...


Stonecutter

by Jon J Muth & John Kuramoto Feiwel & Friends (May 13, 2014)

This adaptation of a Chinese folktale begins with a man's dissatisfaction with his life. Weary of being a stonecutter, he becomes many things in his quest for authority, each time finding that greater power...


The Mystery of the Stolen Painting

by Harper Paris & Marcos Calo Little Simon (May 06, 2014)

Excited to be in Paris, Ethan and Ella are on the hunt for a secret bakery and a stolen painting in the third book of Greetings from Somewhere, a chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

Ethan...


Touching Snow

by M. Sindy Felin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 22, 2011)

M. Sindy Felin’s National Book Award finalist is in paperback for the first time. Karina has plenty to worry about on the last day of seventh grade: finding three Ds and a C on her report card again, getting...


Subway Girl

by P. J. Converse HarperTeen (March 15, 2011)

He is shy. Unassuming. Inexperienced.

She is Subway Girl. Cool. Unattainable.

From the moment he sees her on a Hong Kong subway, Simon is intrigued by Amy, but he doesn't have the nerve to talk to her. When he...


Zero Fade

by Chris L Terry Curbside Splendor Publishing (September 16, 2013)

Inner-city teenager Kevin Phifer is grounded and battles with girls, bullies, so-called friends, his gay uncle, and wack haircuts.


Gabrielle's Land Too

by Mark Nicholas & Kahla Nicholas Barely Lit Spaces Publications (March 11, 2014)

Gabrielle's night time journey begins as she prepares for bed. Traveling through the United States, narrated loosely by the iconic lyrics of Woody Guthrie's song This Land is Your Land, little Gabrielle discovers...


Steal Away Home

by Lois Ruby Aladdin (March 11, 2014)

When Dana uncovers a skeleton hidden in the wall of her home, she also uncovers a dark secret that stretches back years.

When twelve-year-old Dana Shannon starts to strip away wallpaper in her family’s old...


Haters

by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 04, 2006)

From the first day at her new Southern California high school, Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta ("Paski") learns that the popular students may be diverse in ethnicity but are alike in their cruelty. While...


I Lived on Butterfly Hill

by Marjorie Agosin & Lee White Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 04, 2014)

An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste...


Betrayed!

by Patricia Calvert Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 15, 2011)

Some men aren't meant for safe pastures.

Home cooking, a warm bed, family -- all these things Tyler's father, Black Jack Bohannon, gave up for an unknown destiny. Now, at fourteen, Tyler is following in his father's...


Indie Girl

by Kavita Daswani Simon Pulse (June 30, 2008)

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD INDIE KONKIPUDDI HAS ALWAYS DREAMED OF BECOMING A FASHION REPORTER. She'd do anything to land an internship with glamorous Celebrity Style magazine -- even babysit publisher Aaralyn Taylor's...


Blood Ninja II

by Nick Lake Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (December 07, 2010)

Now that the vile Lord Oda is dead, Taro and his friends are safe in the mountain lair of the ninjas. Or so they think. When a homing pigeon arrives with news of Taro's mother's whereabouts, Taro sets out for...


Muslim Child

by Rukhsana Khan & Patty Gallinger Napoleon and Co (November 01, 2001)

Muslim Child is a collection of short stories, poems and prose that examines the world through the eyes of Muslim children. Each story represents a tenet of Islam in a way which is both entertaining and enlightening....


Toronto ABC

by Paul Covello HarperCollins (October 14, 2014)

A is for Annex, B is for Blue Jays …

Explore Toronto’s best known landmarks and neighbourhoods in this eye-catching book for the very young. From Casa Loma to High Park to the CN Tower, this alphabetical...


Mac in the City of Light

by Christopher Ward Dundurn (January 07, 2013)

14-year-old California girl Mackenzie, known as Mac, goes on a school trip to Paris where finds herself in league with a crew of crazy cabbies and their friends. She encounters sinister, shadowy characters who...


The Big Wander

by Will Hobbs Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 08, 2008)

A Summer To Remember

Fourteen-year-old Clay Lancaster has been dreaming for years of the adventure he calls The Big Wander -- a summer in the Southwest with his older brother, Mike, searching for their uncle...


Saving Kabul Corner

by N. H. Senzai Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 04, 2014)

From Afghanistan to America, family matters most in this “empowering mystery” (Publishers Weekly), a companion to Shooting Kabul, which Kirkus Reviews called a “story with much to offer.”

A rough and...


Split Ends

by Jacquelin Thomas Pocket Books (March 09, 2010)

Divine AND FRIENDS

These girlfriends get through bad hair days together --

and anything else that life in L.A. throws at them!

Kylie Sanderson isn't looking for a handout or anyone's charity -- what she needs,...


Bird

by Crystal Chan Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 28, 2014)

Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits, and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut that School Library Journal calls “a powerful story about loss and moving on.”...


Red Wolf

by Jennifer Dance Dundurn (January 20, 2014)

This novel tells the story of Red Wolf, a young First Nations boy forced to move into a residential school and assume a new identity. Paralleling his story is that of Crooked Ear, an orphaned wolf pup he has...


The Indian How Book

by Arthur C. Parker Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

Enhanced by 51 illustrations, this eye-opening work tells how Native Americans made fire, teepees, canoes, war bonnets, fishhooks, arrowheads, wampum, plus how they courted, treated women, bathed, cut their...


Kira-Kira

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2008)

kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining

Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time....


Letters From a Slave Girl

by Mary E. Lyons Simon Pulse (June 25, 2008)

Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery; it's the only life she has ever known. Now, with the death of her mistress, there is a chance she will be given her freedom, and for the first time Harriet feels hopeful....


My Brother, My Sister, and I

by Yoko Kawashima Watkins Simon Pulse (June 23, 2008)

The author of the critically acclaimed SO FAR FROM THE BAMBOO GROVE continues her autobiography, describing the hardships, poverty, tragedies, and struggles of life for her and her two older siblings, living...


The Mystery of the Mosaic

by Harper Paris & Marcos Calo Little Simon (January 07, 2014)

After arriving in Venice, Ethan and Ella embark on a high-speed gondola chase in the second book of this chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

When Ethan and Ella first land in Venice, they...