In 1833, Prudence Crandall opened a school for African-American girls because she believed in their right to an education. But when this angers her neighbors, will she have to fight for her students' education?
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?
The stories in Victor Villasenor's Walking Stars are about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Villasenor shows that every story, and every family, is filled with magic, if we look hard enough.
African Americans did not have equal rights in the United States and were denied the right to vote. Schools, restaurants and even drinking fountains were segregated until people from all over the country united to fight racism.
When the United States and its allies bombed Iraq on March 20, 2003, life changed overnight for 19-year-old Thura Al-Windawi. As the bombs continued to explode all around, she kept a diary to record the horrifying events.
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.
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?
In 1941, the Wakatsuki family and all other Japanese Americans were forced to live inside a prison camp. Will they survive the prison camp, and if they do, will their lives ever be the same?
Down Garrapata Road is a collection of stories about four Mexican American families who endure poverty, WWII, and responsibilities that affect them all. But they deal with their struggles with the help of family and their community
Mawi Asgedom was a shy refugee from Ethiopia who discovered a way to take control of his life. Asgedom asks challenging questions and shows readers how to build a better future for themselves too.
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?
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?
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?
Okonkwo is a respected leader of the Ibo tribe. When the British colonize his West African village by erecting a church, Okonkwo watches as the beliefs and traditions of his tribe begin to fall apart.
Columbia has been at war for over forty years, but some courageous young Columbians try to restore peace to their country. Their efforts in the Children's Movement for Peace build hope for Columbia's future generations.
Kii Yazhi's whole life changes when he is sent to a church school and taught to be ashamed of his Navajo culture. But many years later, when the U.S. Marines need him for a special mission during W.W. II., will he forget the past and help the United States win the war?