Book #12 Silver People: A Tale from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle. Novel in verse uses voices from animals, trees, and laborers to tell the story of the building of the Panama Canal. #ResolveToRead #2014
When fourteen-year-olds Wren and Darra meet at a Michigan summer camp, both are overwhelmed by memories from six years earlier when Darra's father stole a car, unaware that Wren was hiding in the back.
Evan, a mixed-race teenager, decides to persuade high-school officials to remove offensive Indian mascots. He assumes a struggle that spirals him onto a soul-searching journey and exposes him to a barrage of bullying, taunting, and escalating violence.