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A hopeful story set in a financially devastating time period, The Mighty Miss Malone is filled with both optimism and despair. Although Deza and her brother both possess strong self-confidence, it is clear that prejudice and segregation will hinder their ability to fulfill their dreams. At its best, historical fiction teaches the reader something not only new but also fascinating about the past. The author successfully ties the past to the present with a message that there is still so much work to be done for the social and economic equality of the races.

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When you first walk into a room in a house, or into a stable, they have a way of telling you they know you're there. But I'd got into this stable so quiet and sneakish that nothing knowed I'd cracked open the door, held my breath, and took a step inside. Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His dad just died, the share crops are dry, and Cap'n Buck - the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina - has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap'n Buck and agrees to track down some thieves.

It's not too bad of a bargain for Charlie Torn between his guilty conscience and his survival instinct, Charlie needs to figure out his next move - and soon. Stella lives in the segregated South - in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it.

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Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can't.


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Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn't bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they're never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination.

Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl in Aguascalientes, Mexico could want. But a sudden tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There they confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. Pam Munoz Ryan eloquently portrays the Mexican workers' plight in this abundant and passionate novel. Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.

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Number one: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.

Number two: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr.

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Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed. Number three: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language? Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town.

But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real? Poignant and humorous, this award-winning story of Shirley's adventures as a Chinese immigrant learning the ropes in post-war America is a treasure. The world can be a difficult place to navigate for kids.

Between academic pressures, changing friendships, and a turbulent world, the need for mindfulness is especially important. Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now , and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town.

When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life. Written in rich, free-verse poems, this moving tale follows a young Vietnamese girl as she leaves her war-torn homeland for America in Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecil, who abandoned their family years earlier.

But even when Cecil gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance. A California girl born and raised, Mai can't wait to spend her vacation at the beach. With his distinctive style of storytelling that seamlessly presents the hardships and finds the humor in tough circumstances, Curtis forges the link between characters and readers.

The fluidity of the writing, the strong sense of place and time combined with well-drawn characters will captivate and delight. Deza is one great heroine in her own right, a fitting literary companion to Bud Caldwell. Historical fiction. There was a problem adding your email address.

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