Everyone at school hates Melinda Sordino because of something that happened during the summer, but nobody knows the truth. Melinda wants to erase that memory from her mind, but then something happens that makes her end her silence and speak.
Iago has become fiercely jealous of Othello's success as a respected general in the King's army, and lies to make him doubt his wife's faithfulness. Will Othello discover the truth, or lose everything because of a lie?
Chan Kim enjoys playing soccer, until his family has to move to a small town where nobody plays the sport. He has a hard time fitting in, and then a tragic accident forces him to face the toughest challenge of all.
Monster is what the prosecutor called 16-year-old Steve Harmon. Is he really a monster, or was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time?
In the spring of 1942, Hannelore Wolff left school to join her family in a Jewish concentration camp. But amidst the suffering, she found the will to survive.
William and Arthur have the potential to go to the NBA, but living in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America could mean trouble for their hopes. Will basketball be their ticket to a better life?
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?
On May 13, 2003, nineteen immigrants were found dead inside a truck traveling from Mexico to Houston. How could this tragedy have happened, and will the whole truth ever be known?
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
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?
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.
The animals in Manor Farm kick out their human master and take over management of the land. All animals are now equal, but soon the the pigs succumb to the temptations of privilege and power.
The stories in this book are are about the experiences of the poor, migrant farmworker. They depict the cruelty of the life, but also the ability of a community to come together to help one another survive.
Mona Ruiz grew up in a gang lifestyle, but she always wanted to become a police officer. Would Mona get the chance to change her future, or would the gangs decide for her?
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.
In an experiment about power and discipline, students form a group called The Wave which quickly turns into a nightmare, threatening students who refuse to join. Will anyone see how dangerous The Wave has become?
Gregor Samsa awoke one morning to find himself turned into a giant insect, and his life turned into a nightmare. Nobody appreciated Gregor before, but now that he is an insect will things get worse?
Thomas and his family move to a huge historic house that people say is haunted. Will the family discover the secrets of the house, or will they be too scared to stay.
Ticey is a slave girl who takes the name Jane when she is freed. But as she tastes freedom, she also learns how unjust society can be toward freed slaves.
Shawn McDaniel has cerebral palsy. He is trapped inside his own body, unable to communicate with those he loves, and who love him. But if he can't communicate, how do they really know him?
Spike Lee wanted to make movies that exposed racial inequality in ways no other filmmaker had done. Though it nearly cost him his career, Lee created films abut African Americans that inspired all races, by any means necessary.