Manny Hernandez's life at home is very difficult, and his friends at school believe gangs are the best teachers. But is this really the education Manny wants?
Frederick Douglass was born a slave in 1817, but he never stopped dreaming of his freedom. How did he use education to get his freedom?
Three brothers are raising themselves after they lose both their parents and they are struggling against pretty large odds, can they survive if they stick together?
There is not enough food for a group of Athabascan Native Americans to survive the harsh Alaskan winter, and the chief must decide to leave two old women behind. Can the women survive alone, or will they die before the winter is over?
El Gato grew to become soccer's greatest player. Who could believe that El Gato's trainer was a ghost?
Jack Gantos dreamed of becoming a famous writer. He wanted a writer's life of adventure and excitement. But instead of traveling around the world, Jack went to prison for smuggling drugs.
Hercules must prove his loyalty and legendary strength to his cousin, King Eurystheus. But is he stronger and more clever than an angry goddess?
For hundreds of years, smallpox killed millions of people around the world, and those who survived were left with terrible scars. But in the 1700s, Edward Jenner made a discovery that would change all of that.
A Zuni boy and a Navajo boy disappear mysteriously, and Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police who must find them is being followed by a masked creature. Should Joe Leaphorn continue searching and risk his own life?
Young Francisco "Panchito" Jimenez had to work hard as a migrant farm worker to earn money for his family, but he was a good student and wanted a better life? Was Panchito able to please his family without giving up his future?
In 1957, Melba Pattillo became one of the nine African American students chosen to attend an all-white high school and endured daily hateful attacks. Years later, Melba reconstructs the events of that year with diary entries and newspaper stories.
It is the future, and society as we know it has been destroyed and replaced by one in which there are no individuals. As Equality 7-2521 seeks knowledge, can he survive in a society that considers individual thought and creativity a crime?
The Younger family is very poor until Mama inherits $10,000. Will the money make all of their dreams come true, or will it tear the family apart?
After ten long years of war against the Trojans, the Greek soldier Odysseus has a secret to plan to win the war. Will Odysseus's daring plan works?
A new Cambodian government takes control of the country and punishes anyone who dances. How can Nakri and Teeda survive when everything they love is at risk?
Ponyboy and his brothers have a rough life, but they have their gang "the greasers" to protect them. When the gang's rivals, the Socials attack Ponyboy and Johnny one day, the rivalry becomes much worse.
Farah Ahmedi has a happy life with her family in Afghanistan until war destroyed everything and she had to move to the United States for a better life. How did she adjust, and what did she have to do to build a new life?
Chuy's life ends suddenly. While floating around as a ghost, he learns more about himself. Which should he fear more, losing the life he left behind or his next unknown journey?
When the World Trade center was attacked on September 11, 2001, life in the United States changed forever. The stories of the New Yorkers who lived through the events are heartbreaking and frightening, but they show how tragedy can change everyday people into heroes.
Romiette and Julio are from different worlds, but they care only about each other. When gang members want to destroy their love, will Romiette and Julio survive?
In 1917 in Japan, Hana's family finds a Japanese man in the United States for her to marry. But is a picture and few letters enough to start a marriage?