Chinese New Year

Part of the nonfiction Orca Origins series, Chinese New Year is illustrated with color photographs throughout. Readers will learn how a simple gathering of family and friends grew into a weeklong, worldwide festival.

Tornado

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, sixteen-year-old Cam must find his way home to save his little brother when a tornado hits.

Pickpocket

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, 17-year-old Jean-Luc is sent away to live with his uncle in a small town on the coast of France.

Sticks and Stones

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Jujube takes on her tormentors and helps a group of girls win back their self-esteem.

Chick: Lister

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, fourteen-year-old Chick struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and his father’s expectations.

Once Upon an Hour

Illustrated By: Soyeon Kim

A child is told a bedtime tale about how the 12 animals of the Korean zodiac came together to save a young character on their quest for a plant known to have healing properties in this gorgeously illustrated picture book.

Heart Sister

After his twin sister's death, a teenage filmmaker tries to track down the recipients of her organs in hopes that it will help his parents move on from the loss of their daughter.

Dreaming in Color

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, a young teen is thrilled when she gets into art school but shocked to learn that some students feel she doesn’t belong there.

Pia's Plans

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Pia has been desperately trying to make sure everything is perfect ever since her parents separated.

Stranded

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, after a string of bad luck, a teenage boy takes a woman up on her generous offer of free room and board. But he soon learns that things are not as they seem.

Grandmother School

Illustrated By: Ellen Rooney

This brilliantly illustrated picture book tells the story of the Aajibaichi Shala, the Grandmother School, that was opened in Phangane, India, in 2016 to teach local grandmothers how to read and write.

Powwow

Part of the nonfiction Orca Origins series for middle readers. Illustrated with photographs, Powwow is a guide to the dance, music and culture of this Indigenous celebration.

90 Days of Different

In this novel for teens, Sophie graduates from high school, her boyfriend breaks up with her because she's boring, and her best friend challenges her to try 90 different things.

One Earth

This nonfiction book for teens profiles 20 environmental defenders of color from around the world. Their individual stories show that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset to protecting our planet. Illustrated with photos of each of the people profiled.