Book List:32 titles

  • Even before they immigrate to America, Hanna and her family dream of the new life they will have there. "You will see, Hanna," Papa said. "There are streets of gold." But when they arrive, they find life very different from what they had imagined. Th...


  • A summer in paradise. That's all Marne wants. That's all she can think of when she asks her parents permission to spend the summer in Hawaii with Aunt Carole and her family. But Marne quickly realizes her visit isn't going to be just about learnin...


  • As son of the Compassionate Director of the Dominion of the Americas, Will, along with his twin brother Berk, has been groomed for leadership in a society that values genetic fitness, but he encounters information which causes him to question that so...


  • Told from various perspectives, a powerful novel revisits the Nazi occupation of Copenhagen as Julie, along with her family, places her faith in Niels, a member of the Danish resistance who has learned of a Nazi plot to imprison all of Copenhagen's J...


  • In 1860, fourteen-year-old Clem Fontayne learns from fellow travelers about important topics of the day, including the Mormon migration, slavery, and the Pony express, as he journeys from Missouri to California in search of his father....



  • While traveling in Israel for the summer, seventeen-year-old Mitch decides to stay and pursue a life of Jewish orthodoxy, forcing him to make some important decisions about the family and life he is leaving in southern California....


  • Deviant. Rebellious. Abnormal. The Elders say Gemm 16884 is all these things, and that he is a threat to the utopian society in which he lives. The Elders give him one chance to save himself: He must undergo the mysterious and painful “cure,” or ...







  • "Time will help. Time will heal." That's what people promised. But for Laura, nothing is helping or healing. Her mother's death has left a void in her. It's made Laura realize she hardly knew her mother, and that can never be fixed. So Laura lies ...




  • Laurel Wang knows that the ghost of her beloved great-grandfather lives in the oak tree outside her house. But now her grandparents are arriving from China, and the family must move to a bigger place, leaving the protective spirit behind.Twelve-year-...



  • The Exodus story forms the backdrop for this carefully researched novel in which Jesse, a Hebrew slave, is torn between his family's wishes and his passion for the half-Egyptian, half-Syrian Jennat. By the author of Journey to America. ...






  • Fifteen-year-old Desta belongs to a small, isolated mountain community of Ethiopian Jews. She and her brother and sister leave their aunt and uncle and set out on the long and dangerous trip to freedom -- an airlift from the Sudan to Israel, the Prom...


  • Ken and Cassidy both know the rules for success, but the rules of the game are changed by their discovery of the body of a classmate and the decision of whether or not inform the police and become involved in a murder...



  • Hot-air balloonist Gus McMurphy and his mother counsel Inky, a young girl shocked and confused by the discovery that her handsome father has been repeatedly unfaithful to her resigned and unhappy mother...




  • A high school senior, concerned about the fight for women's rights, finds herself suspended from school and the focus of community debate following a confrontation at a swim meet during which she removed her shirt....