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The Last Mission

By: Harry Mazer

In 1944, as World War II is  raging across Europe, fifteen-year-old Jack Raab  dreams of being a hero. Leaving New York City, his  family, and his boyhood behind, Jack uses...

Sky High

By: Marissa Moss

When I was little, something special happened every Sunday. Other families went to baseball games or the movies, but not mine . . . We went to watch the airplanes. . . . Maggie dreamed of flying--just...

Hoops

By: Walter Dean Myers
Based on an original screenplay by: John Ballard

An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young AdultsNew Bonus Content:-Q&A with Walter Dean Myers-Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard-Teaser chapter from On a Clear Day-Excerpt from 145th StreetAll...


Journey of Hope

By: Lurlene McDaniel

HEATHER BARLOW HAS always been idealistic, and now that she has finished high school, she’s ready to make a difference in the world. After graduation she joins a mission group on a hospital mercy...

Miami Jackson Makes the Play

By: Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
illustrated by: Michael Chesworth

AT LAST IT’S summer. Miami is more than ready for two weeks of baseball camp. No homework. No annoying sister. Best of all, no Destinee Tate. But Miami can’t escape Destinee. Turns out his...

Darnell Rock Reporting

By: Walter Dean Myers

DARNELL ROCK IS not the kind of kid who volunteers to write for the newspaper—it sounds too much like homework. But this is Darnell’s last chance to pull himself together and make a positive...


Mirandy and Brother Wind

By: Patricia McKissack
Illustrated by: Jerry Pinkney

Illus. in full color."Mirandy is sure she'll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise. This gets a high score for plot, pace,...

The Passover Lamb

By: Linda Elovitz Marshall
illustrated by: Tatjana Mai-Wyss

When a sheep on her family's farm starts acting strangely, Miriam is worried. Spring lambing season is over, so what could be wrong with Snowball? Then—surprise—the sheep gives birth to triplets!...

Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns...


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Along the River

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CC suffers a head injury and drifts in and out of consciousness.  There is a reoccurring dream that haunts her and under hypnosis, she becomes Mei-Lan, a girl who lived 800 years ago during...

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

By: Al Marrin

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Have you ever wondered why we have fire drills in school? What about the lighted EXIT signs over school doors, fire extinguishers in every classroom, and panic bars on exit doors?...

Never Forgotten

By: Patricia C. McKissack

A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane...

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