Book List:18 titles
  • A mystical soft sci-fi for older teens and adults. At an unspecified time in the future a spiritual group of Earthlings establish their utopian society on a small Goldilocks planet at the edge of the known universe. It is here on Aquarius that Lily R...


  • For all of her thirteen years, Mary Kineery has had a near-perfect life in the sweetest town on Earth, Hershey, PA, with her mom and dad, good friends and good times. Then the bottom drops out. Mom is dead, Dad turns into a stranger, Mary's favorite ...



  • Best known for her award-winning children's books, Ruth White has penned her first novel for adults based on her own mother’s early years in the Virginia mountains. After spending a bitter childhood on an isolated mountaintop, Lorelei Starr sets he...


  • When Ruby Jolene Hurley sees the shadow of her dead pet goat Jethro dancing on his grave, that's the first hint that something strange is going on in Way Down Deep. Then on Halloween night, Miss Arbutus senses an evil wind blowing into town, and bad ...


  • Ted Wyatt and Kelly Trent make choices that determine the direction their lives will take. Ted wants to marry and start a family; Kelly wants to leave ranch life behind. They seem to have complementary needs-but do they? Or are they headed for frustr...


  • When Garnet's mother decides it's time for a change, she drops off her daughter at her aunt June's house in Black Rock, Virginia, while she goes to Florida to find a job. Garnet has never met her Aunt June, so she feels angry and abandoned. But Aunt...


  • While Meggie and David Blue are from another planet, they're a lot like Earth kids, with similar hopes and dreams, and can't wait to grow up. BUT they also have GROSSLY UNIQUE qualities, such as blue streaks in their hair that pop up randomly and lan...


  • By the author of the Newbery Honor book Belle Prater's BoyIt is the mid-1950s, and Lyrics familys dream is finally coming true - they are moving from the backwoods of southwest Virginia to Flint, Michigan, where her father hopes to get an assembly-li...







  • How much does one s color matter Are we the color we see when regarding ourselves in the mirror the color others see when they look at us or the color assigned to us by our circumstances of birth Ally a slave has to answer these questions and ultimat...


  • """What else would you wish for?" Daddy says. "If you could have anything in the world, what would you wish for?" I shrug. "Oh, I don't know. Maybe . . ." "Maybe what?" "For us to live better than we do." He does not say anything. "" ""In 1948, award...


  • Although Ruby seemed to just appear out of thin air on the steps of the courthouse on the first day of summer in 1944, no one in Way Down Deep, West Virginia, ever worried too much about where the toddler came from. They figured that if Ruby's people...


  • The sequel to the beloved Newbery Honor Book, Belle Prater's Boy Since Belle Prater inexplicably disappeared about a year ago, her son, Woodrow, and his cousin Gypsy have been searching for answers. Then, on the stroke of midnight on Woodrow's bi...


  • Piper Berry is ten years old and living a carefree life in Buttermilk Hill, North Carolina -- until Mama realizes she's sick of being a housewife, and Daddy decides he wants to raise a family of sons. Now that the ugly word DIVORCE is suddenly a real...


  • When Belle Prater disappears, Belle's boy, Woodrow, comes to live with his grandparents in Coal Station, Virginia. Woodrow's cousin Gypsy lives next door and is as curious as the rest of the town about his mother's disappearance: Woodrow is cross-eye...


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    Spanning six years in Ginny Shortt's life, this is a remarkable novel about growing up in a small mining town in Appalachia. A "novel of aspiring proportions. This is a haunting story, well written." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksA "tri...