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Search for the Shadowman

By: Joan Lowery Nixon

Twelve-year-old Andy Bonner isn't thrilled with his teacher's assignment to explore family history. When he starts asking questions about his ancestors, he is startled to discover a black sheep in the...

Who Will I Be Lord?

By: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
illustrated by: Sean Quallls

A lyrical story about how looking back is helpful when you start looking forward. . . .A young girl thoughtfully considers her family tree and the vibrant ancestors who populate it. As each family member’s...

Lucy and the Green Man

By: Linda Newbery

Lucy knew Lob was there, from the way she felt inside. There was a sparking of mischief in her head, a tingle of energy in her arms and legs. She wanted to run, jump, climb, be everywhere at once. You...


Boys Rock!

By: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Wally Hatford dreams of long lazy days far away from school and Caroline Malloy. But Wally, the best speller among the Hatford brothers, gets roped into helping them with a summer newspaper project that...

Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family

By: Lensey Namioka

Yingmei Yang has changed her name to Mary now that she's learning how to be American. It's hard since her family sticks to their Chinese customs, which can be embarrassing in public. Still, Mary wants...

Ties That Bind, Ties That Break

By: Lensey Namioka

Third Sister in the Tao family, Ailin has watched her two older sisters go through the painful process of having their feet bound. In China in 1911, all the women of good families follow this ancient tradition....


Half and Half

By: Lensey Namioka

FIONA CHENG IS half and half: Her father is Chinese and her mother is Scottish. Fiona looks more like her father than her mother, so people always expect her to be more interested in her Chinese half than...

Donovan's Big Day

By: by Leslea Newman
illustrations by: Mike Dutton

Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do. Any boy or girl with same-sex parents—or who knows...

Nightmare

By: Joan Lowery Nixon

Emily has never fit in her overachieving family. Instead of getting straight As, she sits in the back row and hides behind her hair. As a result, her parents have enrolled her at Camp Excel—an academic...


Resources

Alligator Bayou

By: Donna Jo Napoli

Talullah, Louisiana. 1899.

Calogero, his uncles, and cousins are six Sicilian men living in the small town of Tallulah, Louisiana. They work hard, growing vegetables and selling them at their...

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Faith, Hope, and Ivy June

By: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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Emily and Jackson Hiding Out

By: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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Emily and Jackson have finally arrived at Emily’s Aunt Hilda’s farm where they plan to live a quiet life away from child-catching men and Emily’s mean Uncle Victor.  Emily and Jackson...


The Witch’s Revenge

By: D. A. Nelson

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Welcome to Marnoch Mor, a magical kingdom that is kept secret from the human world by the Eye of Lornish.  Morag is a human allowed to live among the magical folks because she has already...