Picture Books (JE)

Author Title Call Number
Cline-RansomeFreedom's School
Lizzie and her brother Paul attend a new school built for freed slaves.
JE Cline-Ransome
KarrMama Went to Jail for the Vote
Susan Elizabeth's mother pickets the White House for the right to vote.
JE Karr
RosenThis Is Our House
A boy excludes others in a variation on the theme, "they came for me."
JE Rosen

Children’s Fiction (J)

Author Title Call Number
BauerTell Me
Twelve-year-old Anna helps rescue a girl being held against her will.
Y Bauer
CameronThe Most Beautiful Place in the World
A Guatemalan shoe-shine boy pursues his dearest wish: to go to school.
J Cameron
HobanThe Mouse and His Child
Two mice overcome an evil, oppressive rat in the junkyard.
J Hoban
TaylorRoll 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.
Y Taylor

Children’s Illustrated Fiction (J Illus.)

Author Title Call Number
BandyGrandaddy'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.
InnocenteRose Blanche
During World War II, a young German girl's curiosity leads to a terrible discovery.
J Illus. Innocente
SmithHalf Spoon of Rice: A Survival Story of the Cambodian Genocide
Nine-year-old Nat and his family endure the Cambodian genocide.
J Illus. Smith

Junior High Fiction (Y)

Author Title Call Number
AlvarezBefore We Were Free
Describes life in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s.
Y Alvarez pb
ChoiYear of Impossible Goodbyes
A young Korean girl survives the oppressive Japanese and Russian occupation of North Korea and later escapes to freedom.
Y Choi
DraperStella by Starlight
When the Klan causes panic and fear in her small town, Stella must find the strength to demand change.
EllisThe Breadwinner
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.
Y Ellis
FarmerHouse of the Scorpion
Matt discovers he is a clone, bred to provide body parts.
Y Farmer
NaidooThe 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.
Y Naidoo
NamiokaTies That Bind
Ailin defies Chinese tradition by refusing to have her feet bound.
Y Namioka
Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen works as a domestic servant and then as a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s.
Y Paterson
ShethBoys Without Names
Imprisoned in a sweatshop, Gopal must find a way to freedom.
Y Sheth
WhelanHomeless Bird
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.
Y Whelan

Comics & Graphic Novels

Author Title Call Number
KochalkaMonkey 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.
940.5318 SPI

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