Biracial 7th grader Quijiana, caught between the Anglo and Guatemalan sides of her family, worries her parents are keeping unsettling family secrets. A poignant, poetic, and beautiful book about family and forgiveness. Recommended by Caitlin Savage.
As the world is finally giving Harriet Tubman her due, here's the story of another brave female fugitive slave. This young readers edition of the title nominated for the National Book Award title is a compelling page-turner that will appeal to nonfiction readers and action-adventure fans, too. Recommended by Mandy O'Brien.
I did not expect to like this cyberpunk children's fantasy, but I did! Behind the Dickensian robot adventure is a sweet story about family and fighting for what's important. Recommended by Caitlin Savage.
I love books that are tell a story in letters! These two girls are at the same camp but email each other instead of interacting face to face. You'll have to read it to find out why. Recommended by Shelley Sutherland.
Simon is terrified of aliens (just like I was when I was 12) and becomes convinced he's been abducted when he disappears during a camping trip and has no memory of where he's been. An eerie, but also sweet and searching book. Recommended by Caitlin Savage.