THE GLASS SENTANCE by S.E. Grove -- “Not since Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book.”—Megan Whalen Turner, New York Times best-selling author of A Conspiracy of Kings
Willow by Tonya Cherie Hegamin [Candlewick Press] - On one side of the Mason-Dixon Line lives fifteen-year-old Willow, her master's favorite servant. She's been taught to read and has learned to write. She believes her master is good to her and fears the rebel slave runaways. On the other side of the line is seventeen-year-old Cato, a black man, free born. It's his personal mission to sneak as many fugitive slaves to freedom as he can.
Invasion | Walter Dean Myers | In May of 1944 Josiah Wedgewood, a recruit for the US Army, sees in the "colored" regimen a black man he thinks he knows. Closer inspection shows the man to be his friend, Marcus Perry, and the two are glad to meet each other again in the fight against the Nazis. However, as the war heats up the future of these two young men is far from certain as they learn what it really means to fight.