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3 Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth-grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

4 In Anchorage, Alaska, two lonely boys make a connection—a brown bear injured just after his mother sends him out on his own, and a human whose father is a new keeper at the Alaska Zoo and whose mother and sister are still in Minnesota.

5 Illustrations and simple text chronicle the forced march of thousands of Navajos from their homelands to Bosque Redondo in January, 1864.

6 Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father— the renowned bandleader H. E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

7 A fictionalized account of the Pakistani child who escaped from bondage in a carpet factory and went on to help liberate other children like him before being gunned down at the age of thirteen.

8 Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.

9 Brendan Buckley, a biracial ten-year-old, applies his scientific problem solving ability and newfound interest in rocks and minerals to connect with his white grandfather, the president of Puyallup Rock Club, and to learn why he and Brendan’s mother are estranged.

10 In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family’s farm, until another “third” convinces him that the government is wrong.

11 Travis and his sister Corey decide to boost business at their grandmother’s Vermont inn by staging a few “hauntings” that soon draw tourists from across the country, but when their antics awaken a dark force, they must find a way to put to rest the ghosts they have disturbed.

12 After getting caught lying on the school project about who his grandfather was, fourteen-year-old Joseph Calderno is forced to redo the assignment and learns more about his adopted Italian- American family and Korean heritage than he ever thought possible.

13 Recounts the adventures of Mibs Beaumont, whose thirteenth birthday has revealed her “savvy”– a magical power unique to each member of her family—just as her father is injured in a terrible accident.

14 Frustrated at life with her autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a boy who is paraplegic and her desire to befriend the new girl next door.

15 In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

16 Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof.

17 When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called “Runt” becomes separated from his colony during migration, he must grow in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.

18 In her Bangladesh village, ten-year-old Naimi excels at painting designs called alpanas, but to help her impoverished family financially she would have to be a boy—or disguise herself as one.

19 A graphic novel which follows the activities of a group of animal school kids as they spend the summer pursuing music, art, and the mystery of the monster that lives in the town pond.

20 Twelve-year-old Gratuity “Tip” Tucci is left to fend for herself after Earth is colonized by aliens and her mother is abducted. She must try to stop another alien invasion with only the help of a cat named Pig and an alien named J. Lo.

21 A young African-American girl named Hallelujah lives through the great Chicago fire with courage and resourcefulness.

22 Chronicles Toussaint L’Overture’s efforts to lead the African slaves of St. Domingue, now the island of Haiti, to freedom.

23 When Naomi’s absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.

24 Eleven Boy Scouts, their leaders, and some new friends camping at Halape, Hawaii in 1975 find their survival skills put to the test when a massive earthquake strikes, followed by a tsunami.

25 A collection of eleven short stories focusing on the everyday adventures of Hispanic young people growing up in Fresno, California.

26 After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe.

27 Through letters to his little sister, who is living in a different foster home, sixth-grader Lonnie, also known as “Locomotion”, keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.


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