Young People's Fiction
Tar Beachby Ringgold, Faith
Cassie's family has raised her to be a strong black girl, able to stand up for her humanity. But one year's events turns her world upside down.
Ten-year-old Justin thinks housework is for women, until he's invited to his grandfather's ranch.
A Native American boy relates his encounters with wild creatures in three episodes: "Morning," "Noon" and "Night."
A collection of twenty Chinese folktales that were passed on by word of mouth for generations, as told by some old-timers newly settled in the United States.
The Friendsby Yumoto, Kazumi
A personal look at the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s in a provocative and engrossing book that is filled with passionate stories and important information.
Twenty-six young people of different ages and nationalities describe their experience of leaving their countries and immigrating to the the United States.
Poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of African American children.
From the Bellybutton of the Moon, and Other Summer Poems/Del Ombligo de la Luna, y Otros Poemas de Veranoby Alarcon, Francisco X. and Gonzalez, Maya Christina
Maples in the Mist: Poems for Children from the Tang Dynastyby Ho, Minfong and Jean and Tseng, Mou-Sien
The Tree Is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems and Stories From Mexico with Paintings By Mexican Artistsby Nye, Naomi Shihab
A wonderful collection of poems and stories, this book contains works by Paz, Morelos, Castellanos as well as many other well-known Mexican authors. The works are presented in the original Spanish & translated on the following page.
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