A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
A follow-up to Chickadee finds Makoons and his twin training to become buffalo hunters on the Great Plains of the mid-19th-century Dakota Territory before a vision warns them of imminent challenges. By the National Book Award-winning author of The Round House.
Returning to his village after a long absence in order to apprentice under one of his people's greatest crafters, 13-year-old Uwohali is worried by his father's obsession with making markings that cause tribe members to suspect him of witchcraft, in a reimagining of the creation of the Cherokee alphabet.
Arriving at the manor of a grandfather they barely know in the stormy spring of 1929, William and Maxine are whisked away to New York City, where they receive help from a tenacious girl in the wake of their grandfather's disappearance as they find themselves targeted by gangsters and assassins.
Moving to the Alaskan frontier in the 1930s when the mill in her small Wisconsin town closes, Trip revels in her new home's pioneer environment and starts a library with her friends before aspiring to raise money for a piano to cheer up her unhappy mother. By the author of The Year We Were Famous.
A return to the world of the Newbery Honor-winning Turtle in Paradise finds Turtle's cousin, Beans, confronted by the unexpected consequences of a large-scale plan he implements in his Depression-era community in response to high unemployment and his negative perceptions about grownups.
A companion to Black Radishes finds 12-year-old Jewish youth Gustave arriving in 1942 America, where his unfamiliarity with the local culture, fears for his best friend back in France, and period racism all challenge his ability to adapt and make friends.
In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, which was newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.
Witnessing the harrowing events of the Civil War from the Pennsylvania sidelines, 11-year-old Henry endures the most grueling challenges of his life throughout a hot July week when he becomes inadvertently involved in the historic battle.
The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma: Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner and now the school will almost certainly be closed and the girls sent home—unless these seven very proper young ladies can hide the murders and convince their neighbors that nothing is wrong.
Twelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812.
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters
Growing up in the segregated South where they accept the disparities in how they are treated, Stella and her little brother witness a terrible event that compels them to fight back and trigger fundamental changes. By the Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Out of My Mind.
A tale based on a true story follows the experiences of a young Jewish boy in Brooklyn who befriends new neighbor and baseball icon Jackie Robinson before a well-intentioned mistake helps bridge disparate religious and cultural gaps. Simultaneous eBook.
Growing up in a rural Pennsylvania town in the aftermath of two world wars, 12-year-old Annabelle confronts a bullying newcomer and must defend a traumatized but gentle World War I veteran who is wrongly implicated in the bully's disappearance. Simultaneous eBook.