Lizzie and her brother Paul attend a new school built for freed slaves.
|Karr||Mama Went to Jail for the Vote|
Susan Elizabeth's mother pickets the White House for the right to vote.
|Rosen||This Is Our House|
A boy excludes others in a variation on the theme, "they came for me."
Twelve-year-old Anna helps rescue a girl being held against her will.
|Cameron||The Most Beautiful Place in the World|
A Guatemalan shoe-shine boy pursues his dearest wish: to go to school.
|Hoban||The Mouse and His Child|
Two mice overcome an evil, oppressive rat in the junkyard.
|Taylor||Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry|
This novel is first in a series depicting an African-American family's response to bigotry in Mississippi during the early twentieth century.
|Bandy||Grandaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box |
Michael watches his grandfather leave the farm for a day to take his rightful place as a voter.
During World War II, a young German girl's curiosity leads to a terrible discovery.
|J Illus. Innocente|
|Smith||Half Spoon of Rice: A Survival Story of the Cambodian Genocide|
Nine-year-old Nat and his family endure the Cambodian genocide.
|J Illus. Smith|
|Alvarez||Before We Were Free|
Describes life in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s.
|Y Alvarez pb|
|Choi||Year of Impossible Goodbyes|
A young Korean girl survives the oppressive Japanese and Russian occupation of North Korea and later escapes to freedom.
|Draper||Stella by Starlight|
When the Klan causes panic and fear in her small town, Stella must find the strength to demand change.
In this first book in a series, Eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so she can elude the Taliban and provide for her family.
|Farmer||House of the Scorpion|
Matt discovers he is a clone, bred to provide body parts.
|Naidoo||The Other Side of Truth|
Smuggled out of Nigeria after their mother's murder, Sade and her younger brother are set adrift when their uncle fails to meet them at the airport.
|Namioka||Ties That Bind|
Ailin defies Chinese tradition by refusing to have her feet bound.
Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen works as a domestic servant and then as a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s.
|Sheth||Boys Without Names|
Imprisoned in a sweatshop, Gopal must find a way to freedom.
After Koly is widowed at age thirteen and abandoned by her mother-in-law in a strange Indian city, she must find a way to survive on her own.
|Kochalka||Monkey vs. Robot|
Can Monkey's spirit prevail against the brute force of human technology?
|Y Comic KO|
Vladek's harrowing story of Holocaust survival is woven into the author's two-part account of his tortured relationship with his aging father.
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