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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,...


Stella by Starlight

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 06, 2015)

When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era “novel that soars” (The New York...


Witch Child

by Celia Rees Bloomsbury Publishing (May 03, 2010)

When Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink....


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

by Gwen Molnar Dundurn (September 23, 2014)

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.


The Partials Sequence Complete Collection

by Dan Wells Balzer + Bray (July 08, 2014)

For fans of The Hunger Games, Battlestar Galactica, and Blade Runner comes the Partials Sequence, a fast-paced, action-packed, and riveting sci-fi teen series, by acclaimed author Dan Wells. This collection...


Gone Crazy in Alabama

by Rita Williams-Garcia Amistad (April 21, 2015)

Coretta Scott King Award winner * ALA Notable Book * School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year * ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year...


Zom-B Circus

by Darren Shan Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 09, 2014)

This horrifying exclusive eNovella is a thrilling companion to bestselling author Darren Shan's Zom-B series!

Cat Ward believes that the world punishes the weak. As a high school teacher, she has witnessed the...


Infinite Sky

by C. J. Flood Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 20, 2014)

True love is never lost—but how much loss can it endure? Iris confronts the complexities of family and prejudice in this exquisite and searing debut novel whose “understated, gently embellished prose cuts...


Call Me By My Name

by John Ed Bradley Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2014)

From former football star and bestselling author John Ed Bradley comes a searing look at love, life, and football in the face of racial adversity. “Heartbreaking,” says Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak...


Camo Girl

by Kekla Magoon Aladdin (January 04, 2011)

Set in the modern-day suburbs of Las Vegas, a young girl finds herself caught between two worlds. She is drawn to the popular new boy—the only other black student in the school—but also loyal to her BFF,...


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...


Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (January 28, 2014)

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs.

Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After...


The Secret of the Sealed Room

by Bailey MacDonald Aladdin (October 05, 2010)

The play’s the thing . . .

To the outside world, Tom Pryne is an orphan traveling Elizabethan England with his uncle’s theater troupe. In actuality, “Tom” is Viola, in disguise because her parents’...


Weedflower

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2008)

Twelve-year-old Sumiko feels her life has been made up of two parts: before Pearl Harbor and after it. The good part and the bad part. Raised on a flower farm in California, Sumiko is used to being the only...


Beautiful

by Amy Reed Simon Pulse (October 06, 2009)

When thirteen-year-old Cassie moves to a suburb of Seattle, she is determined to leave her boring, good-girl existence behind. She chooses some dangerous new friends and is quickly caught up in their fast-paced...


The Rock and the River

by Kekla Magoon Aladdin (January 06, 2009)

Winner of the ALA Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe New Talent Award, The Rock and the River was described in a Booklist starred review as a “taut, eloquent first novel [that] will make readers feel what it...


The Legend of Buddy Bush

by Shelia P. Moses Margaret K. McElderry Books (November 12, 2013)

Celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Shelia P. Moses’s National Book Award finalist and Coretta Scott King Honoree, The Legend of Buddy Bush, with this new edition of a classic novel that’s more relevant...


Sunday You Learn How to Box

by Bil Wright Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 27, 2013)

Strength and resilience fuel an urban teen’s fight for survival in this acclaimed novel from Bil Wright that “delivers a knock-out punch” (Venus Magazine).

Fourteen-year-old Louis Bowman lives in a boxing...


Angry Management

by Chris Crutcher Greenwillow Books (September 07, 2010)

Every kid in this group wants to fly. Every kid in this group has too much ballast.

Mr. Nak's Angry Management group is a place for misfits. A place for stories. And, man, does this crew have stories.

There's...


A Moment Comes

by Jennifer Bradbury Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 25, 2013)

“Historical fiction that brings its history to bloody, poignant life: rare and notable.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Before India was divided, three teens, each from wildly different backgrounds, cross...


No Turning Back: A Novel of South Africa

by Beverley Naidoo HarperCollins (June 08, 2010)

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 HarperTeen (March 09, 2010)

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 Greenwillow Books (September 22, 2009)

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 HarperCollins (June 16, 2009)

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...


Sugar

by Jewell Parker Rhodes Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 07, 2013)

From Jewell Parker Rhodes, the author of Towers Falling and Ninth Ward (a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a Today show Al's Book Club for Kids pick) comes a tale of a strong, spirited young girl who rises...


The Liberty Circle

by Phil Campagna Napoleon and Co (May 01, 2000)

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 Napoleon and Co (November 01, 1998)

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...


Hate Cell: A Casey Templeton Mystery

by Gwen Molnar Dundurn (January 11, 2009)

When 14-year-old Casey Templeton discovers that his new town of Richford is harbouring a vicious cell of white racists who are targeting anyone they deem "alien" and that his science teacher, Mr. Deverell, is...


Different Days

by Vicki Berger Erwin Sky Pony (October 17, 2017)

Twelve-year-old Rosie is fiercely proud to be an American, and has a happy life with her family in their comfortable home in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii.

Then, on the morning of December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor is bombed...


Refugee 87

by Ele Fountain Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 04, 2019)

A young refugee crosses continents in this timely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting novel of survival.

Shif has a happy life, unfamiliar with the horrors of his country's regime. He is one of the smartest...


Maximillian Fly

by Angie Sage Katherine Tegen Books (June 11, 2019)

The bestselling author of the Septimus Heap series, Angie Sage, delivers a gripping and darkly humorous tale of Maximillian Fly—a human with cockroach features—whose quiet life is upended when he aids two...


Fire in the Streets

by Kekla Magoon Aladdin (August 28, 2012)

What means more, shared values or shared blood? Maxie’s choice changes everything in this acclaimed companion to The Rock and the River.

Bad things happen in the heat, they say.

Maxie knows all about how fire...


Gaither Sisters Trilogy Collection

by Rita Williams-Garcia HarperCollins (October 02, 2018)

All three books in the Coretta Scott King Award-winning series by New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia are now available in one ebook collection!

Each humorous, unforgettable story follows...


The Usual Suspects

by Maurice Broaddus Katherine Tegen Books (May 21, 2019)

Fans of Jason Reynolds and Sharon M. Draper will love this oh-so-honest middle grade novel from writer and educator Maurice Broaddus.

Thelonius Mitchell is tired of being labeled. He’s in special ed, separated...


A Good Kind of Trouble

by Lisa Moore Ramée Balzer + Bray (March 12, 2019)

From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give...


Las Soldaderas

by Elena Poniatowska Cinco Puntos Press (January 01, 2014)

The photographs of Las Soldaderas and Elena Poniatowska’s remarkable commentary rescue the women of the Mexican Revolution from the dust and oblivion of history. These are the Adelitas and Valentinas celebrated...


A Dangerous Crossing

by Jane Mitchell Little Island Books (February 23, 2017)

Ghalib doesn't want to leave his home. But Syria has become too dangerous, and his family has no choice but to flee. Together they start out on a terrible journey that leads them through dark and dangerous places....


Growing Up with Aloha: A Nanea Classic 1

by Kirby Larson American Girl (August 21, 2017)

Nine-year-old Nanea may be the youngest in her family, but she still wants to "dip her paddle in" and be useful. She knows she's grown-up enough to help in her grandparents' market. But before she can prove...


Hula for the Home Front: A Nanea Classic 2

by Kirby Larson American Girl (August 21, 2017)

Nanea had hoped that going back to school would make life seem normal again. But everything has changed since the war, including Miss Smith's wonderful classroom. Nanea's dear friend Donna is gone, and now there's...


White Lies

by Mark O'Sullivan Little Island Books (March 18, 2010)

Nance, a young black girl, is trying to piece together the true story of her adoption, beginning with a newly-discovered photograph of herself as a baby. OD, her boyfriend, is struggling to cope with his crumbling...


Balaclava Boy

by Jenny Robson Little Island Books (July 01, 2014)

Why is the new boy at school wearing a balaclava? The other kids are intrigued and come up with all sorts of theories, but every single one is wrong. As their curiosity grows, Tommy’s new friends think of...


Copper Sun

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 19, 2012)

Stolen from her village, sold to the highest bidder,

fifteen-year-old Amari has only one thing left of her own -- hope.

Amari's life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her...


Ghost Boys

by Jewell Parker Rhodes Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 17, 2018)

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better....


President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code

by Sherri Winston Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 06, 2018)

Go-getter Brianna Justice is back and on assignment with her local newspaper in the third book in the popular President series!

When budding middle school journalist Brianna Justice learns that Yavonka Steele,...


Uncle Tom’s Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe Dancing Unicorn Books (June 05, 2017)

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War. The sentimental novel...


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (December 06, 2015)

Unlock the more straightforward side of To Kill a Mockingbird with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a book about...


Jabber

by Marcus Youssef & Dennis Foon Talonbooks (October 19, 2015)

Like many outgoing young women, Fatima feels rebellious against parents she sees as strict. It just so happens that she is Egyptian-born and wears a hijab. When anti-Muslim graffiti appears on the walls of her...


Stealing Indians

by John Smelcer Leapfrog Press (July 18, 2016)

"A poignant story of colonization and assimilation, something I know a little bit about. A masterpiece."—Chinua Achebe

"One of our most brilliant writers tells a harsh truth about American history."—Roxanne...


Walk Across the Sea

by Susan Fletcher Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 18, 2011)

The first time Eliza sees Wah Chung, he is squatting beside some rocks on the pathway to her island. Eliza's island is the one on which the lighthouse -- operated and maintained by her father -- stands, sending...


Slant

by Laura E. Williams Milkweed Editions (September 01, 2008)

Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean American adoptee, is best friends with the prettiest — and tallest — girl in the school, Julie, who has an endless amount of confidence. Lauren, on the other hand, has been...