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The Education of Little Tree, Forrest Carter
The Education of Little Tree by
Call Number: J Car
ISBN: 0826312330, 216 pages
Publication Date: 1990-07-01
A boy, who is orphaned very young, is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalchian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression. “Little Tree” as his grandparents call him, is shown how to hunt and survive in the mountains and to respect nature in the Cherokee way - taking only what is needed, leaving the rest for nature to run its course.
Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper
Out of My Mind by
Call Number: J Dra
ISBN: 9781416971719, 320 pages
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient, young girl with cerebral palsy discovers a way for her to speak for the first time.
The Night Diary, by Veera Hiranandani
The Night Diary by
Call Number: J Hir
ISBN: 9780735228528, 288 pages
Publication Date: 2019-04-23
It’s 1947, and India, newly freed from British rule, has been divided into two countries: Pakistan and India. Hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders as the tensions between Muslins and Hindus flare. Nisha and her family become refugees, but Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together.
Song for a Whale, by Lynne Kelly
Song for a Whale by
Call Number: J Kel
ISBN: 9781524770266, 304 pages
Publication Date: 2019-12-31
Twelve-year-old Iris and her grandmother, both deaf, drive from Texas to Alaska armed with Iris's plan to help Blue-55, a whale unable to communicate with other whales.
Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhhà Lai
Inside Out and Back Again by
Call Number: J Lai
ISBN: 9780061962790, 288 pages
Publication Date: 2013-01-02
For all the ten years of her life, Ha has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by, and the beauty of her very own papaya tree. But now the Vietnam War has reacher home, and everything must change.
Nowhere Boy, by Katherine Marsh
Nowhere Boy by
Call Number: J Mar
ISBN: 9781250307576, 368 pages
Publication Date: 2018-08-07
A story of second chances as thirteen-year-old American expat Max, living abroad in Belgium with his family, discovers a fourteen-year-old Syrian refugee hiding in his basement.
Wonder, by R. J. Palacio
ISBN: 9780375869020, 315 pages
Publication Date: 2012-02-14
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is, Auggie is just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he is just like them, despite appearances?
A Good Kind of Trouble, by Lisa Moore Ramée
A Good Kind of Trouble by
Call Number: J Ram
ISBN: 9780062836694, 384 pages
Publication Date: 2020-06-16
After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity.
Short, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Call Number: J Slo
ISBN: 9780399186226, 336 pages
Publication Date: 2018-01-09
Very short for her age, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a Munchkin in a summer regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz.