The Name Jar

The Name Jar The new kid in school needs a new name Or does she Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells

Too Many Tamales

Too Many Tamales Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria Snow had fallen and the streets glittered Maria s favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on he

American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese All Jin Wang wants is to fit in When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he s the only Chinese American student at his school Jocks and bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with an all American girl.

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson, one of today s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s

The Other Side

The Other Side Clover s mom says it isn t safe to cross the fence that segregates their African American side of town from the white side where Anna lives But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown ups rules by sitting on top of the fence together With the addition of a brand new author

Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street Winner of the 2016 Newbery MedalA 2016 Caldecott Honor BookA 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor BookA New York Times Book Review Notable Children s Book of 2015A Wall Street Journal Best Children s Book of 2015Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town But today,

Inside Out & Back Again

Inside Out & Back Again For all the ten years of her life, H has only known Saigon the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by But now the Vietnam War has reached her home H and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope In

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon Minli s mother, tired of their poor life, chides him for filling her head with nonse

Mixed Me!

Mixed Me! Mom and Dad say I m a blend of dark and light We mixed you perfectly, and got you just right Mike has awesome hair He has LOTS of energy His parents love him And Mike is a PERFECT blend of the two of them Still, Mike has to answer LOTS of questions about being mixed And he does, with LOTS of

Real Sisters Pretend

Real Sisters Pretend This warm, engaging story, which unfolds entirely through the conversation of two adopted sisters, was inspired by the author s own daughters, whom she overheard talking about how adoption made them real sisters even though they have different birth parents and do not look alike I liked how they to

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky

An Uninterrupted View of the Sky Modern history unearthed as a boy becomes an innocent victim of corruption in the underbelly of Bolivia s crime world, where the power of family is both a prison and the only means of survival It s 1999 in Bolivia and Francisco s life consists of school, soccer, and trying to find space for himself