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Bayard, Louis

Summary: With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister-- and the family gas station. To keep a competitor at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father-- fast. When a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she convince the town that Hiram is her long...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BAY

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Summary: In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down. Includes historical notes about the period.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PIN

Powell, Patricia Hruby

Summary: Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA FIC POW

Paterson, Katherine.

1 hold on 9 copies

Summary: The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm. All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to win. But his victory was stolen by a newcomer, by a girl,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1977

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAT

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PAT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PAT
1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC PAT

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Patterson 1977

Yolen, Jane.

Summary: Recasts the tale of Snow White, setting it in West Virginia in the 1940s with a stepmother who is a snake-handler.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Yolen 2011

Talley, Robin

Summary: In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent's daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Teen 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC TAL

Mills, Lauren A.

Summary: In the poverty of the Appalachian coal country in 1908, eight-year-old Minna's life gets even more difficult after her father dies of black lung, and that winter she cannot go to school because she does not have a coat--until the quilting mothers make her a coat using pieces of cloth from their own lives, each with a special story behind it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MIL