Book List in Order: 7 titles


  • Middle-schooler Marika is caught between two worlds. She and her friend Beth are passionate about women’s rights, and they plan to join a national rally to support the cause. But it’s 1970, and the equal rights movement has a lot of resis...



  • Twelve-year-old Ollie is struggling to get by as an orphan in 1871 Chicago. He finds work as a servant for the wealthy Burnham family, including caring for five-year-old Leo Burnham. But Ollie has a little sister of his own—Eliza. Ollie saves e...



  • Months after her adventure rescuing Estelle the Mermaid from the Bayside Aquarium, Soraya is still having trouble fitting in at school and home. But when her class goes on a new field trip to the Balabrook Caverns, Soraya soon learns that new adventu...



  • 11/16/2020Ten-year-old Soraya, whose name means “star” in Persian, is lonely: her father has left, her mother doesn’t understand her love of comics, and her “whole class thinks a weirdo.” On a school trip to an aquar...



  • In this historical fiction book, Mary Shelley and her husband Percy travel to meet Lord Byron at his home by Lake Geneva, Switzerland. When Lord Byron challenges his guests to write a ghost story, Mary's story is inspired by a dream she had. A dream ...



  • Although Emmi has lived in Chicago for two years, she finds it hard to love her adopted city. As a German immigrant n the early 1870s, she's often teased by her America-born peers. But when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, Emmi and her e...



  • The people of Austin, Texas, had a serious problem. Everywhere they went, the bats went, too. In this regional adaptation of the popular fairytale, the Pied Piper of Austin helps the city get its bat situation under control....