The Golden Compass Pullman, Philip FIC PUL Young orphan, Lyra ’ s carefree world changes forever as she becomes involved in a dangerous game that involves missing children, discovers a mysterious woman and travels to the frozen north with her Daemon partner.
The Hobbit Tolkien, J.R.R. FIC TOL Bilbo Baggens is wished away by the great wizard Gandolf on an adventure to recover their stolen treasure.
Watership Down Adams, Richard FIC ADA A tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures as they run from the invasion of man in search of a perfect society.
Gathering Blue Lowery, Lois FIC LOW In a society that shuns the weak or physically flawed, Kira ’ s, whose crippled leg makes her future uncertain. Gifted with special talents, she is saved by the council, but for what purpose?
Stardust Gaiman, Neil FIC GAI Young Tristan makes a promise to his love and ventures past the wall into a wold full of adventure and discovery.
The Bellmaker Jacques, Brian FIC JAC Follows Rab on his quest to rescue his king and queen. Another “ Redwall ” book.
ERAGON Paolino, Christropher FIC PAO A young farm boy discovers a dragon ’ s egg. Overnight his destiny changes with magic and power.
Across the Wall Nix, Garth FIC NIX Nicolas will do anything to return to his kingdom, across the wall facing many obstacles.
Angela’s Ashes McCourt, Frank 921 McC Born to Irish immigrants and raised in poverty, Frank tells the story of his mother ’ s attempts to keep the family together.
The Color of Water McBride, James 305.896 McB James grows up in an interracial family and writes this tribute to his inspirational mother.
Farewell to Manzanar Watasuki Houston, Jeanne 921 HOU The true story of one spirited American family ’ s life in a Japanese internment camp in the 1940 ’ s.
Esperanza Rising Munoz Ryan, Pam FIC RYA Having to leave her privileged life in Mexico after her father is murdered, Esparanza and her mother flee to California and a life of harsh migrant camp work.
Children of the River Crew, Linda FIC CRE Sundara, a Cambodian refugee, longs to fit into high school in Oregon and stay loyal to her heritage.
The Tequila Worm Canales, Viola FIC CAN Sophia ’ s stories of growing up in a barrio full of mystery and magic.
Cuba 15 Osa, Nancy FIC OSA Violet learns of her Cuba ancestry as her grandmother plans her quincenero.
Behind the Eyes Stork, Francisco X. FIC STO Hector has spent 16 years unnoticed until the violent death of his brother. Now he must escape the gang members that are after him.
Buried Onions Soto, Gary FIC SOT Nineteen year old Eddie drops out of college and struggles to find himself as a Mexican American.
By the Lake of Sleeping Children Urrea, Luis Alberto 306 URR The simple joys and horrors of people trapped between the two worlds of Mexico and the United States.
Chandra ’ s Secrets Stratton, Alan FIC STR How HIV/AIDS threatens a young girl ’ s family I Sub- Sahara Africa.
Crossing Martinez, Manuel Luis FIC MAR 16 year old Luis uses a “ coyote ” to come to the United States to seek his fortune and hopes to survive the journey.
The House on Mango Street Cisneros, Sandra FIC CIS Esparanza tells of all the interesting people she and her sister meet in their neighborhood.
Ask Me No Questions Budhos, Marina Tamar FIC BUD Living in New York City after 9/11 becomes impossible for Nadira and her family when their illegal status is discovered and they are thrown into a world of red tape.
Estrella ’ s Quinceanera Alegria, Malin FIC ALE About to turn 15, Estrella is dreading her special birthday celebration, not sure if her new friends at the exclusive school will understand.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a boy soldier Beah, Ishmael 921 BEA Trained at 13 to become a soldier in Sierra Leon, Ishmael somehow has the strength to survive and start a new life in America.
The Cage Sender, Ruth 940.53 SEN A young girl, after losing both parents, keeps her family together in the Lodz ghetto and finally Auschwitz.
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: a novel of war and survival Murphy, Louise FIC MUR Two children are left alone to wander the woods where a “ witch ” is determined to keep them safe from the German soldiers.
The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank Feldman, Ellen FIC FEL This is the story of what might have happened had Peter survived the holocaust and started a new life in a new county.
If I Should Die Before I Wake Nolan, Han FIC NOL Hilary, a Neo-Nazi initiate, lies in a coma and is transported back to Poland at the beginning of WWII as a young Jewish girl.
Night Wiesel, Elie 950.53 WIE At the age of 15 a Jewish boy, Wiesel, is sent with his family to a German concentration camp. He narrates the horrors he witnesses during his incarceration.
In the Mouth of the Wolf Zar, Rose 940.53 ZAR Using false papers, Rose flees Poland and is hired to wrok for an S.S. officer and his family.
Schindler ’ s List Keneally, Thomas FIC KEN Oskar Schindler ’ s remarkable story of saving thousands of Jews by harboring them in his factory during the war.
Anne Frank Remembered Gies, Miep 921 GIE Miep ’ s story of hiding the Frank family in the Annex. A supplement to Anne ’ s diary.
Briar Rose Yolen, Jane FIC YOL The “ sleeping beauty ” fairy tale is linked to the Holocaust, as a young girl travels to Europe to discover her grandmother ’ s past.
Zusak, Markus FIC ZUS An amazing story about the ability of books to feed the soul of a young girl and her neighbors in Germany during WWII. The Book Thief
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Boyne, John FIC BOY Bruno, the young son of a German officer, is living in “ Out-With ” where he becomes friendly with a young boy on the other side of the fence.
Milkweed: a novel Spinelli, Jerry FIC SPI Mischa, a young orphan surviving any way he can on the streets of Warsaw during WWII.
The Hiding Place TenBoom, Corrie 921 TEN Working with the Dutch underground, Corrie and her family hide their neighboring Jewish friends until they are all arrested and sent to a concentration camp.
The Lost Childhood Nir, Yehuda 940.53 NIR Yehuda, with his mother and sister have escaped the round up with false papers. Now they must hide in the open for the next four years disguised as Catholics.