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Chandra Kabelo, a teenaged African girl, must save her younger siblings after they are kidnapped and forced to serve as child soldiers in General Mandiki's rebel army.

Chandra Kabelo, a teenaged African girl, must save her younger siblings after they are kidnapped and forced to serve as child soldiers in General Mandiki's rebel army.

As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Gestapo behind false walls in their top-floor apartment and arrange for their safe transport out of the c

Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army (Paperback)

As a young adult in wartime Vienna, Georg Rauch helped his mother hide dozens of Jews from the Gestapo behind false walls in their top-floor apartment and arrange for their safe transport out of the c

Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury. An English Festival book in 2009.

Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury. An English Festival book in 2009.

Fifteen-year-old Ian must complete community volunteer service to pass social studies. Choosing to work at “The Club” sounds like fun, until he arrives at what turns out to be a soup kitchen for the homeless. It is here that he meets Sarge. His real name is Jacques, and he was a soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces as a peacekeeper stationed in Rwanda, an African nation Ian knows little about. What he learns will change Ian’s view of the world—and may just help Jacques, too.

Fifteen-year-old Ian must complete community volunteer service to pass social studies. Choosing to work at “The Club” sounds like fun, until he arrives at what turns out to be a soup kitchen for the homeless. It is here that he meets Sarge. His real name is Jacques, and he was a soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces as a peacekeeper stationed in Rwanda, an African nation Ian knows little about. What he learns will change Ian’s view of the world—and may just help Jacques, too.

Required reading: Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton  "The message about overcoming ignorance and shame and confronting the facts is ever-present, but the tense story and the realistic characters . . . will keep kids reading and break the silence about the tragedy." -- Booklist (starred review)  Image courtesy of Perfection Learning

Required reading: Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton "The message about overcoming ignorance and shame and confronting the facts is ever-present, but the tense story and the realistic characters . . . will keep kids reading and break the silence about the tragedy." -- Booklist (starred review) Image courtesy of Perfection Learning

A Fractured Light - Jocelyn Davies

Promise My Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens - Rex and Jade Wedding Novella)

After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.

After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.

The Pretty Nifty (YA) Reader Review of When We Wake

{Review} When We Wake by Karen Healey

My review for Between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys. The story of Lina, a Lithuanian girl who is deported to Siberia. #books

Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys ****

My review for Between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys. The story of Lina, a Lithuanian girl who is deported to Siberia. #books

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