Summary: Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the...
Roll of thunder, hear my cry
- Taylor, Mildred D,
Summary: A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.
- Alexander, Kwame.
Summary: Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
The stars beneath our feet
- Moore, David Barclay,
Summary: Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a...
Brown girl dreaming
- Woodson, Jacqueline.
Summary: "Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each...
- Craft, Jerry,
Summary: After his parents send him to a prestigious private school known for its academics, Jordan Banks finds himself torn between two worlds.
One crazy summer
- Williams-Garcia, Rita.
Summary: In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a...
- Stone, Nic,
Summary: "For the life of him, William "Scoob" Lamar can't seem to stay out of trouble--and now the run-ins at school have led to lockdown at home. So when G'ma, Scoob's favorite person on Earth, asks him...
The usual suspects
- Broaddus, Maurice,
Summary: Thelonius Mitchell, a special education student known for his pranks and tired of being labeled, is falsely accused of hiding a gun at a neighborhood hangout and tries to clear his name with the...
- Woodson, Jacqueline,
Summary: "When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the...