Book List in Order: 13 titles


  • When Dede sees a notice offering land to black people in Kansas, her family decides to give up their life of sharecropping to become homesteading pioneers in the Midwest. Inspired by the true story of Nicodemus, Kansas, a town founded in the late 187...



  • Bartholomew Botts loves pets -- but his teacher, Mr. Patanoose, says No Frogs in School! So what will happen when Bartholomew’s beloved creatures meet up with Mr. Patanoose’s rules? Lots of FUN! Hoppy pets, hairy pets, scaly pets: Bartholomew...



  • "[This] account of a freed slave boy''s search for his mother is distinguished by a vivid narrative voice and page-turning suspense.""- Publishers Weekly 2012 Skipping Stone Honor Book Young Gabe''s is a story of heartache and jubilation. He''s a ch...



  • Born into a family with artistry in their fingers, Lyza laments that her only talent is carving letters into wood. That is until her life is turned upside down when her mother succumbs to the influenza pandemic of 1918, which is devastating their sma...



  • Ever since Nissa Bergen's father Ivar remarried, Nissa has felt like a stranger in her own home, clinging to her memories of her free-spirited mother, Heirah Rae, who moved to Chicago to escape the conformity of small-town Louisiana. To make matters ...



  • Stella Reid is fighting to save the home she loves. After her father is killed and her mother succumbs to yellow fever, it's up to Stella to run Oak Grove, her family's plantation. Unlike most Southerners, Stella sees herself as equal to the African ...



  • Kyna likes her friends, her purple hair, and taking photographs. But there's something she definitely doesn't like: the water. Every time she comes near it, she feels the sinister pull of the depths trying to draw her down to a watery grave. Even the...



  • Eleven-year-old Nissa’s life has never been perfect. Living in the small town of Harper, Louisiana, with a mama like hers, circa 1933, has led to lots of mean rumors. But now Mama is gone, and all the townsfolk talk about is who she might have run ...



  • "Inside me, in a new place, sore with growth, I felt the solid weight of strength holding me up, pushing me forward to face what was sure to come next."Nissa Bergen is growing up...and finding that she's growing apart from childhood friends and facin...







  • Before the accident Nathaniel's life seemed pretty good. His help around the farm made his father proud. But now, with a busted leg, Nathaniel can't do farmwork anymore, so his father adopts another son through the Orphan Train. Feeling replaced and ...





  • Raleia doesn't feel like she belongs in the modern world. And she doesn't feel like she belongs with her hippie parents, either. So when her family moves to Tidal, Maine, Raleia is excited to be in town with some history -- especially one that was de...



  • Katherine Lunden, determined to make a life for herself, leaves the woods of Wisconsin for New York City, where the phantom owner of the abandoned suitcase she brought with her becomes a symbol of the woman Katherine wants to be....