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Turtle in paradise
Jennifer L. Holm
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
Virgie goes to school with us boys
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
In the post-Civil War South, a young African American girl is determined to prove that she can go to school just like her older brothers.
The tenth good thing about Barney
Judith Viorst, Erik Blegvad
In an attempt to overcome his grief, a boy tries to think of the ten best things about his dead cat.
Please ignore Vera Dietz
A. S. King, Alfred A. Knopf
When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with secrets that could help clear his name.
Finland, 1910: Fifteen-year-old Sig is shocked to see a hole in the frozen lake outside his family’s cabin and to find his father’s corpse nearby. Why did Einar steer his dog sled across the lake instead of taking the safer land route? Sig’s sister and stepmother go for help, leaving Sig alone with Einar’s body in the cabin. Soon after, an armed stranger barges in, demanding a share of Einar’s stolen gold from when the two men knew each other during the Alaska Gold Rush.
When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.
I’ll always love you
A child’s sadness at the death of a beloved dog is tempered by the remembrance of saying to it every nignt, “I’ll always love you.”
Here comes the garbage barge!
In the spring of 1987, the town of Islip, New York, with no place for its 3,168 tons of garbage, loads it on a barge that sets out on a 162-day journey along the east coast, around the Gulf of Mexico, down to Belize, and back again, in search of a place willing to accept and dispose of its very smelly cargo.
Now let me fly: the story of a slave family
A fictionalized account of the life of Minna, kidnapped as a girl in Africa, as she endures the harsh life of a slave on a Southern plantation in the 1800s and tries to help her family survive.
Eve Bunting & Irving Toddy
In the late 1880’s, a Cheyenne boy named Young Bull is taken to a boarding school to learn the white man’s ways.
When Sophie gets angry—really, really angry—
A young girl is upset and doesn’t know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.
A house is a house for me
Mary Ann Hoberman & Betty Fraser
Lists in rhyme the dwellings of various animals and things.
Felipa and the Day of the Dead
Birte Müller & Marianne Martens
In the Andes Mountains, Felipa misses her grandmother Abuelita, and goes in search of her soul, only to find the celebrations of the Day of the Dead to be the perfect way to feel close to Abuelita again.
At daddy’s on Saturdays
Linda Walvoord & Judith Friedman
Although her parents’ divorce causes her to feel anger, concern, and sadness, Katie discovers that she can keep a loving relationship with her father even though he lives apart from her.
Explains how the hair style of cornrows, a symbol in Africa since ancient times, can today in this country symbolize the courage of outstanding African Americans.
Hondo & Fabian
Hondo the dog gets to go to the beach and play with his friend Fred, while Fabian the cat spends the day at home.
Goin’ someplace special
Pat McKissack & Jerry Pinkney
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
The patchwork quilt
Valerie Flournoy & Jerry Pinkney
Using scraps cut from the family’s old clothing, Tanya helps her grandmother and mother make a beautiful quilt that tells the story of her family’s life.
Zora and me
Victoria Bond & T. R. Simon
A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.
During the turbulent 1960s, sixth-grader Mary Clare makes a deal with God: she will try to become a saint if He provides for her large, cash-strapped family.
Crispin: the cross of lead
Newberry 2003 c.2
Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.
In their own voices, four young people, Muriel, Frank, Emma, and Ollie, tell of their experiences during the first World War, as the boys enlist and are sent overseas, Emma finishes school, and Muriel fights for peace and women’s suffrage.
In the time of the drums
Kim L. Siegelson & J. Brian Pinkney
Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship.
The outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
E. L. Konigsburg
Upon leaving an oppressive summer camp, twelve-year-old Margaret Rose Kane spearheads a campaign to preserve three unique towers her great-uncles have been building in their backyard for more than forty years.
Chains: seeds of America
Laurie Halse Anderson
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
The tiger rising
Rob, who passes the time in his rural Florida community by wood carving, is drawn by his spunky but angry friend Sistine into a plan to free a caged tiger.
In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.
A young boy is depicted doing a variety of naughty things for which he is repeatedly admonished, but finally he gets a hug.
The spider and the fly
Mary Botham Howitt & Tony DiTerlizzi
An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.
Postcards from no man’s land
Alternates between two stories–contemporarily, seventeen-year-old Jacob visits a daunting Amsterdam at the request of his English grandmother–and historically, nineteen-year-old Geertrui relates her experience of British soldiers’s attempts to liberate Holland from its German occupation.
Robie H. Harris & Jan Ormerod
A boy grieves for his dead pet Mousie, helps to bury him, and begins to come to terms with his loss.
David Ezra Stein
Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.