by Avi Year Published: Historical fiction
In 1832, a prissy thirteen year old Charlotte is set to sail home to Providence, RI from boarding school in England, but finds she is the only passenger on a ship with a motley crew bent on mutiny. A wonderful story of friendship and finding your true identity and place in the world.
by Jewell Parker Rhodes Year Published: realistic fiction
A homeless fifth grade girl whose father is struggling with post-traumatic stress from 9/11 is determined to learn about what happened to the Twin Towers and her father on that fateful day. Helping her are her new friends, a Muslim girl and a boy form Texas whose dad is a soldier.