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Crossing the Farak River by
Publication Date: 2020-04-07
Fourteen-year-old Hasina is forced to flee everything she knows in this gripping account of the refugee crisis in Myanmar. Grade 6-9 ILexile: 710)
Each Tiny Spark by
Publication Date: 2019-08-06
Sixth-grader Emilia Torres struggles with ADHD, her controlling abuela, her mother's work commitments, her father's distance after returning from deployment, evolving friendships, and a conflict over school redistricting. Grade 5-8 (Lexile:680)
The Ghost Collector by
Publication Date: 2019-09-10
Ghosts aren't meant to stick around forever...
Shelly and her grandmother catch ghosts. In their hair.
Just like all the women in their family, they can see souls who haven't transitioned yet; it's their job to help the ghosts along their journey. When Shelly's mom dies suddenly, Shelly's relationship to ghosts--and death--changes. Instead of helping spirits move on, Shelly starts hoarding them. But no matter how many ghost cats, dogs, or people she hides in her room, Shelly can't ignore the one ghost that's missing. Why hasn't her mom's ghost come home yet?
Rooted in a Cree worldview and inspired by stories about the author's great-grandmother's life, The Ghost Collector delves into questions of grief and loss. Grade 5+
Girl of the Southern Sea by
Publication Date: 2019-05-02
A girl from the slums of Jakarta dreams of an education and the chance at a better life. But first she must battle the dangers of local superstition and thwart her father's plans for her. Grade 4-7 (Lexile: 660)
House Without Walls by
Publication Date: 2019-06-18
Told in Verse. Eleven-year-old Lam, her brothers, and other ethnic Chinese flee Vietnam in 1979, embarking on a long and perilous journey toward a refugee camp, where Lam finds new hope and happiness. Includes historical notes, glossary, and pronunciation guide. Grade 5-8 (Lexile: 750)
The Light at the Bottom of the World by
Publication Date: 2019
Teenaged Leyla McQueen, who lives beneath the ruins of a submerged London in 2099, joins a prestigious submersible race in the hope of clearing her father's name before encountering government corruption and a hidden world. Grade 7-11
Orange for the Sunsets by
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
In alternating voices, friends Asha and Yesofu, one Indian and one African, find their world turned upside-down when Idi Amin decides to expel Asian Indians from Uganda in 1972. Grade 4-7 (Lexile 600)
Other Words for Home by
Publication Date: 2019-05-28
Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises. Told in verse format. Grade 4-8 (Lexile: 930)
When the Ground Is Hard by
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
At Swaziland's Keziah Christian Academy, where the wealth and color of one's father determines one's station, once-popular Adele bonds with poor Lottie over a shared copy of "Jane Eyre" and a series of disasters. Grade 7+ (Lexile: 830)