Book List:14 titles
  • In 1960s Czechoslovakia, Patrik participates in and rebels against the communist regime, knowing that anyone could become an enemy in the blink of an eye. Fourteen-year-old Patrik rebels against the communist regime in small ways whenever he gets ...


  • Nouri and his cousin Talib can only vaguely remember a time before tanks rumbled over the streets of their Baghdad neighborhood—when books, not bombs, ruled Mutanabbi Street. War has been the backdrop of their young lives. And now Iraq isn't just a...


  • An ancient calendar comes to an end in 2012 -- and many predict the world will end with it. Can one Mayan girl make a difference? Rosalba is a nine-year-old Mayan girl living in rural Mexico. Like her mother and grandmother, she weaves stories of...


  • Hopes of adoption test the friendship of two girls -- one biracial -- in a lyrical novel touching on themes of identity and the meaning of home. Pina and Susanna. Susanna and Pina. For as long as they've lived at the Istituto di Gesu Bambino ...


  • Set in the volatile Rhodesia of the 1960s, this dramatic story, narrated from alternating viewpoints, tells of an interracial friendship tested.Like his best friend, Blessing — a Shona boy whose father is his church’s pastor — twelve-year-old E...


  • After a storm engulfs his village, a Vietnamese boy has glimmers of a new calling in this. . . . middle-grade novel written with authenticity and grace.Every day, Tinh�heads out to sea with his father to catch fish for their family and the�...


  • "A quiet, lyrical story that sensitively explores issues of friendship and being true to oneself." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL When Mina, a self-professed "girlie-girl," discovers that she excels at track, her friends are as surprised as she is, especiall...


  • Eleven-year-old Gregory and his family had to leave the Navajo reservation at Bird Springsthe only home they've ever knownand move to a motel in Tucson, Arizona. Gregory misses his absent father, but he likes school, particularly art class with the k...


  • When a Vietnamese girl receives a visit from her half-American aunt, brimming curiosity and cultural misperceptions come to the fore.Every day nine-year-old Binh sells fruit and sodas to the girls whose families can afford to send them to school, and...






  • A Chinese-American girl longs for friendship with a classmate adopted from China in this subtle, insightful middle-grade novel.Ginny is sure the new girl in her second-grade class will be her best friend. After all, Stephanie is Chinese, just like Gi...


  • Like THE GOLD-THREADED DRESS, Carolyn Marsden’s acclaimed first novel, this sensitive and finely crafted sequel explores what it takes to be a true friend, and still be true to yourself.Oy lives in America now, but she loves to go to the back room ...


  • "A fine novel for early independent readers that conveys lots of information - about Thailand and making friends." - NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW In Thailand she was named Oy, but here in America the teachers call her Olivia. Other things are not so ea...


  • With spare, sure strokes evoking the customs and language of Thailand, the acclaimed author of THE GOLD-THREADED DRESS tells the graceful tale of a young artist's coming of age. "Your trembling is good, Noi," said Kun Ya. "That's the way the butterfl...