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To Come and Go Like Magic

By: Katie Pickard Fawcett

Twelve-year-old Chili Sue Mahoney has never been outside of her small Appalachian town. Mercy Hill, Kentucky, is home, with its meadows full of flowers, nights full of fireflies, grand mountains surrounding...

I Will Save You

By: Matt de la Peña

Kidd is running from his past and his future. No mom, no dad, and there’s nothing for him at the group home but therapy. He doesn’t belong at the beach where he works either, unless he finds...

Slumgirl Dreaming

By: Rubina Ali, in collaboration with Anne Berthod and Divya Dugar

My name is Rubina Ali. I don't know when my birthday is, and nor does my father, but I do know that I am nine years old.Young Rubina is a one-in-a-million star. Plucked from among five hundred slumkids...


What They Found

By: Walter Dean Myers

WALTER DEAN MYERS returns to the world of 145th Street: Short Stories to show how love can be found, and thrive, in the most unlikely places. Curtis finds love in Iraq as he struggles to stay alive in...

A Swift Pure Cry

By: Siobhan Dowd

Ireland 1984.After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness...

Taken

By: Edward Bloor

BY 2035 THE RICH have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer, and kidnapping has become a major growth industry in the United States. The children of privilege live in secure, gated communities and...


No Castles Here

By: A.C.E. Bauer

AUGIE BORETSKI KNOWS how to get by. If you're a scrawny loser in the destitute city of Camden, New Jersey, you keep your head down, avoid the drug dealers and thugs, and try your best to be invisible....