Books for the Classroom
Edited by Anne Mazer
Welcome to America Street, where every story is as vital and unique as the friends, neighbors, and relatives we encounter every day. Here are fourteen stories about young people told by some of America's best storytellers.
Set in 1901, this is the exciting story of Liam, a fourteen-year-old, half-Irish, half-English boy who triumphs over a bully and a cycle of hatred through friendship and the love of a horse.
It’s summer in East Los Angeles, and Hector and his best amigo Mando are bored. But when they spend the weekend in Fresno with Uncle Julio, a freelance photographer, things heat up. When the two dumb thugs and the two quick-witted boys meet up, the results are hilarious.
Jessie De La Cruz is a role model for all– an ordinary person who became extraordinary by making change happen, not only for herself but for others.
Michael RunningWolf & Patricia Clark Smith
The Adventures of Glous’gap, embodiment of the Great Spirit, have been told by many Algonquin tribes. With their pipe smoking whales and irascible porcupines, the sixteen Micmac stories included here are wondrous and magical; they are also wise, as Glous’gap teaches his people what it means to be fully human in a fragile world.
Fourteen-year-old Lizzie and her older brother and sister were adopted as infants, a fact of life in the McLane household. But dry facts rarely encompass feelings, and what it feels like to be adopted is something Lizzie never dares openly discuss with her loving parents—or with outsiders, including her boyfriend. In this vivid, heartfelt tale, told entirely through her own poetry, Lizzie finds the courage to speak the secret of her identity.
It is 1901. Marisia and her family flee Poland ahead of the czar's soldiers. But at Ellis Island, her sister and parents are turned away. Now Marisia and her brother, Stefan, must find their way in the New World alone.