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Joseph's Big Ride

By Terry Farish
Illustrated by Ken Daley
Categories: Children's Fiction

A refugee boy’s determination to ride a bicycle leads to an unexpected friendship.

Joseph wants only one thing: to ride a bike. In the refugee camp where he lives, Joseph helps one of the older boys ...

Blue Gold

Coltan, or “blue gold,” is a rare mineral used in making cell phones and computers. Across continents, the lives of three teen girls are affected by the “blue gold” trade.

Sylvie’s family had ...

Not My Girl

Margaret can’t wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected.

Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders’ school. Now she has returned and can barely contain ...

The Nutmeg Princess

A powerful modern fable about friendship, faith, and the nature of beauty.

Best friends Aglo and Petal live on a small island in the Caribbean called the Isle of Spice (based on Grenada). When Petite ...

Kenta and the Big Wave

By Ruth Ohi
Categories: Children's Fiction

The tsunami has swept everything away—including Kenta’s most prized possession, his soccer ball. When tragedy strikes Kenta’s small village in Japan, he does all he can to hang on to the things ...

War Brothers

By Sharon E. McKay
Illustrated by Daniel Lafrance
Categories: Children's Fiction

The unforgettable novel about one child soldier’s struggle with friendship, courage, and resilience. Jacob is a 14-year-old Ugandan who is sent away to a boys’ school. Once there, he assures his friend ...

Birthday Suit

By Olive Senior
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Categories: Children's Fiction

Johnny loves nothing better than splashing in the ocean waves—naked.

But Mom says now that he’s four he’s too old to run around without clothes on. She even buys him a pair of overalls with genuine ...

Cry of the Giraffe

In the early 1980s, thousands of Ethiopian Jews fled the civil unrest, famine and religious persecution of their native land in the hopes of being reunited in Yerusalem, their spiritual homeland, with ...

Chanda's Secrets

Chanda’s mother is not herself, her younger sister is acting out, and her best friend needs help. A powerful story set amid the African HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In this sensitive, swiftly paced story, readers ...

Secrets in the Fire

It is the wise old woman of the village who teaches young Sofia about the secrets in the fire. Within the flames hide all things past and all things yet to be. But not even old Muazena can see the horrors ...