When Naomi, a refugee child from Nazi-occupied Paris who acts 'crazy,' moves into Alan Silverman's building in New York, he does his best to avoid her. They slowly develop a deep and touching friendship.<P><P> Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book
Fifteen-year-old Anthony falls for Kelly, the mysterious girl whom he meets singing in Central Park and joins to perform street music all over New York, but their romance is threatened by their very different backgrounds.
Fourteen-year-old Lisa, a talented amateur photographer, becomes involved in a bittersweet relationship with an emotionally disturbed boy when she does a photo essay on his run-down home up in the hills.
A street-punk poet and an old painter form a friendship and confront their fears.
Three very different high school classmates find their friendship severely tested by the pressures of growing up.
Cathy Dunn knew that if shed did not give her penny to the witch, the old lady would turn her into a lizard, or a goat, or a spider so small Cathy's mother would step on her. But one day Cathy decided that she would not give up her penny, and that was the day she came down with a fever.
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