Children try to overcome prejudice
Barb Szyszkiewicz | May 5 2016 | comment  
A story about a unique cultural exchange.

Growing Up: being Southern Black in the 1930’s
Susan Reibel Moore | Apr 27 2016 | comment  
9-year-old Cassie Logan is one of literature's most endearing heroines.

A friendship that crosses race barriers
Jennifer Minicus | Oct 10 2014 | comment  
Young Phillip overcomes racial prejudices.

A must-read for young and not-so-young adults
Jennifer Minicus | Jun 10 2014 | comment  
Nazi Germany seen from an original perspective.

A story that needs to be told
Jane Fagan | Feb 7 2014 | comment  
A rare account of a boy on Schindler's List.

Should young ladies know how to swim?
Jennifer Minicus | Dec 9 2013 | comment  
A must read for young women hoping to marry someday.

The Gift of Disability
Clare Cannon | May 31 2013 | comment  
If only we could see, as this author does, with the eyes of the heart.

Shooting Kabul
Jennifer Minicus | Apr 16 2012 | comment  
A wonderful story about family loyalty.

Small Acts of Amazing Courage
Clare Cannon | Jan 2 2012 | comment  
One of those little books that is well worth reading.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Clare Cannon | Jul 17 2011 | comment  
A lyrical portrait of friendship and young love set in World War II among Chinese and Japanese Americans which shows surprising depth from new author Jamie Ford.

Moon Over Manifest
Jennifer Minicus | May 6 2011 | comment  
This Newbery winner has all the makings of a modern classic.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Tim Golden | Sep 1 2010 | comment  
A moving look at the horrors of Auschwitz as seen through the eyes of the camp commandant's nine year old son.

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