Book List in Order:8 titles

  • Chartreuse “Charlie” Pippin just can't seem to keep out of trouble. At school, she finds herself at odds with the principal when her entrepreneurial skills lead her to break the rules. At home, her father Oscar, a Vietnam veteran, is outraged by ...


  • Jessie soon discovers the difficulties of studying acting at Oakland Performing Arts Middle School, as she copes with a full schedule, the need to keep up her grades, a prejudiced teacher, and an eloquent rival. By the author of Chevrolet Saturdays. ...


  • In a collection of poetry celebrating fatherhood, children offer a heartwarming, poignant appeal to their fathers to support them as they cope with school, changes in personal relationships, grief, dreams, and growing up....


  • Last year, Joey was the best science student in Miss Alder's fourth-grade class. But last year, he didn't have to deal with a teacher who didn't like him, a class bully, or a new stepfather. Mr. johnson seems to be a good man, adn Joey's mother loves...


  • The first volume of a new series follows the adventures of four girls at their first year at a performing arts junior high school, during which Jessie, a spirited young African-American girl, explores racial differences and hides a painful secret. Or...




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    "You call this a family?" When Mattie's father was alive, everything seemed perfect. But her world changed when he died. Her mother is always angry and never smiles. Her twin brother seems quiet and withdrawn. And Mattie doesn’t know what to do. S...