Sam, white, and Asha, Indian American, both autistic, are best friends until Sam is accepted to Castleton Academy for seventh grade. At Castleton, Sam is bullied until popular girl Prestyn takes a sudden interest in him.
A bilingual (English/Chinese) counting book follows little Mia and her Uncle Eddie on a walk through Chinatown. They are headed to the Big Wok restaurant for dim sum.
Cress Watercress is a young rabbit whose family is on the move. Papa didn’t come home from his last foraging trip; Mama is now supporting Cress and her baby brother, Kip, on her own.
Claire and her brother, Timbo, each make winter-themed dioramas for a school project. Timbo’s is cotton balls of snow and glitter; Claire’s is about migration—their home, the Big Island of Hawaiʿi, is a winter refuge for many birds.
Do colors have histories? Brew-Hammond reveals that blue most certainly does. Although people have always been able to see the color blue in the sky, lakes, and oceans, recreating blue is another matter.
Zhanna Arshanskaya and her sister, Frina, are two talented musicians growing up in Ukraine in the 1930s.
Next to the synagogue, in the building that houses the mikvah (ritual bath), Aviva lives with her mother, Ema, and a dybbuk—visible only to Aviva—who delights in wreaking minor havoc.
An inspired biography uses poems and prose to explore the life of groundbreaking African American speculative and science fiction writer Octavia Butler.
“Mina lived in her own little world where nothing ever bothered her. Except for one thing.”
Peruvian American sisters Lulu and Milagro aren’t exactly close and certainly weren’t planning to spend spring break together.