Summary: Frustrated by a life in the slums of Chicago, Esperanza tries to escape her neighborhood and invent her own future.
Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1994
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 Cis SPANISH
Summary: The story of a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings.
Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1991
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CIS
Summary: Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.
Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ALI
Summary: How did two teenagers brutally murder an innocent child ... and why? And how did their brilliant lawyer save them from the death penalty in 1920s Chicago? Written by a prolific master of narrative nonfiction, this is a compulsively readable true-crime story based on an event dubbed the "crime of the century." In 1924, eighteen-year-old college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb made a...
Publisher / Publication Date: Anne Schwartz Books 2022
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 364.152 FLE
Summary: "Gaby Dupont knows some men shouldn't be trusted. Ever. Especially not high-profile lawyer Nicholas Chandler. How can she trust the man who might be helping one of her horrible relatives weasel out of the consequences for their bad behavior? To get the inside scoop on Nicholas' dealings - and protect herself and her beloved grand-mère - Gaby must take a job with the devil himself. Of course,...
Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2021
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC PAL
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in New Fiction, Call number: LP FIC PAL
Summary: Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including...
Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015