Book List in Order: 42 titles

  • An uplifting tale of love, kinship, and gifts, passed down through generations. There are moments in each person's life that we take great care to remember: the pride of a young girl standing up for herself for the first time; the heartbreak of le...


  • HOT ICE Taboo to the touch A fire in the cold That was us Welcome to a stage, where a soaring painting takes shape before your eyes, a big-booty poet stands at the mike, and there's a seat right in front, just for you. This is a place where w...


  • A young teenager deals with her family's disintegration with the help of a teacher who gives her a summer job working in his garden. Haley's excited about turning 13, but her teenage years start off with a thud when, shortly after her birthday, her...


  • In the final book of Corey's Diary, Corey Birdsong and his family are living a full life in Canada, on their own farm, but they cannot forget about friends left behind, still in the grips of slavery.In "Message in the Sky", Corey begins attending sch...


  • In this sequel to My America: Freedom's Wings, Corey Birdsong and his family have escaped slavery and the South and found refuge in Canada. This book is part of the re-launch of the My America series.In Sharon Dennis Wyeth's sequel to My America: Fre...


  • "Daughter--that's my name.  Daughter McGuire--I'm eleven."When Daughter McGuire, her mother, and her younger brothers, Satchel and Jerry Lee, move next door to her grandparents, she's faced with starting over in a new school, making new friends, an...


  • In her debut for the My America series, Sharon Dennis Wyeth introduces readers to Birdsong, an amazingly literate young slave boy in antebellum Kentucky.This is the family's tryng escape from bondage.March 1858Mama and me ran. Our turn to fly. We wil...


  • Everyday a young girl is disheartened by the things in her neighborhood: the trash on the streets, the graffiti on the walls, and the homeless woman that sleeps in a box.  When she learns the word "beautiful" at school, she sets out to find "someth...


  • It is 1760. Monday de Groot and her mother, Lesley, a midwife, sail from their home in Madagascar to New York, to testify on behalf of Lesley's brother Frederick, who has been falsely imprisoned and taken as a slave. Because Lesley has the only paper...






  • In this lyrical sequel to Too Many Houses, Ginger Brown, while visiting her grandparents' farm, befriends a sad little boy who calls himself "Nobody." And as the summer days drift by, Ginger, the Nobody Boy, and their grandparents learn what friendsh...


  • Kristy is growing up and now she has her first crush on a boy! As she feels more and more embarrassed by her developing body, she joins the school play so she has a reason to miss swim practice. Anything to avoid putting on her bathing suit helps. Th...


  • Introducing American Gold, a new series published in time for the '96 Atlanta Games featuring the two most popular Olympic sports for girls--swimming and gymnastics.American Gold Swimmers: Kirk and Kristen Adams, Florida's up-and-coming powerhouse sw...


  • After her parents separate, Ginger Brown does a lot of moving.  The lyrical first-person narrative relates a different experience for each month of Ginger's difficult but revealing first year as a suitcase kid.  A sensitive and reassuring book fo...



  • Beware of conjurers and voodoo queens!  In their wake, strange things happen.  Witches shrink to the size of peas, and children are transformed into bugs or birds.  But if fear hides in the folds of the voodoo queen's cloak, so does power.  C...



  • On the Alma Stevens Girls' School campus to write an article about life at an all-girls school, Pewter School for boys student reporter Fen Hudson takes the campus by storm, arriving on a motorcycle and capturing Shanon's heart...


  • Vacationing at a coed summer camp, the Pen Pals experience love, rivalry, fear, and success as Max begins a romance with Paul, Amy begins an all-out battle of the sexes with Nikos, Palmer tries out for the camp play, and Shanon faces her fear of the ...


  • With spring in the air and the Foxes of Suite 3-D acting strangely, the girls find themselves at each other's throats over a gorgeous and rich new pen pal, Paul Grant, and it is up to Shanon to get them back together again...






  • At her singing audition for a local rock band, Amy falls for the band's leader, Emmett, but her blossoming relationship with the young rocker soon has her breaking school rules, and the other girls from Suite 3D are understandably concerned...





  • Nine-year-old playwright Annie K. gathers all her friends to put on a Halloween play called "The Ghost Show" for the neighborhood, in a story accompanied by a play for readers to perform and tips on costumes and props...


  • When Maxie Schloss joins Suite 3-D, the other girls place an ad in the local paper to help her find a pen pal, but when a mystery boy begins writing letters to her, Shanon, Amy, and Palmer are determined to find out who he is...




  • WHAT IS LISA HIDING? Lisa just hasn't been the same lately. She snaps at everyone. She doesn't answer her pen pal's letters -- basically she's a grump. Shanon knows something must be really bothering her roommate. And when Lisa won't talk about it, ...









  • Amy and Lisa both win roles in the rock musical that their school and Ardsley Academy are putting on, but Lisa is envious of Amy's decidedly meatier role and furious that Amy's romantic leading man will be Lisa's pen pal, Rob...


  • EXCITING NEWS--A CLASS TRIP TO ENGLAND! Lisa, Palmer, and Shanon can't wait. And Amy is most excited of all. She and her pen pal John have written a song together, and one of the Ardsley boys has arranged for her to sing it in a club in Stratford-upo...




  • Palmer's involvement in the Alma-Ardsley tennis tournament places her at odds with her cute but competitive pen pal Simmie, a situation that leads her to consider throwing the match to retain his favor...


  • Flushed with their letter-writing success with the boys from a nearby school, the literary courtships of Lisa and Palmer take a turn for the worse when the two argue over whose pen pal is more trustworthy...


  • WHOSE PEN PAL IS HE, ANYWAY? Amy thinks her pen pal, Simmie Randolph III, is the cutest guy at Ardsley Academy -- and her roommate Palmer agrees! In fact, Palmer wants Simmie for herself, and she'll do anything to get him -- even if it means breakin...


  • Made heady by the intoxicating proximity of boys at a nearby school, Lisa, Shannon, Amy, and Palmer--boy-crazy seventh-graders in an all-girls school--decide to place an ad for pen pals in the boys' school newspaper....






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  • Rebecca Thompson has a major crush on her twin brother's best friend, Josh Kramer. He's a star athlete, incredibly cute, and an all-around nice guy. But Rebecca thinks of herself as a plain-Jane, and besides, she's completely tongue-tied whenever Jos...


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    When eight-year-old Georgia gets a short hair cut, the kids at her new school don't know what to make of her. Her tomboy trouble has just begun as she is repeatedly mistaken for a boy. What's a tomboy to do? With the help of a friend, Georgia proves ...