As a Boy

Boys are often given an education and choices that girls are not, their needs put above those of girls. But boys are also given special burdens by being expected to "be a man", to work, and to fight. Amazing photographs and simple text convey that boys want the girls and women in their lives to have the same freedoms that they have been granted.

I Am Not a Number

When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from. When she goes home for the summer, her parents decide never to send her and her brothers away again. But what will happen when they disobey the law?

The Mask That Sang

When Cass learns she had a grandmother who has just died and left her and her mother the first house they could call their own, she is full of questions. Who was this relative? And what is the unusual mask, forgotten in a drawer, trying to tell her? Strange dreams, strange voices, and strange incidents all lead Cass closer to solving the mystery.

Inside the Walls

An idealist and a dreamer, orphaned Icchok Klein comes under the protective wing of those in charge of the Lodz ghetto, including the powerful Mordechai Rumkowski.

Stronger Together

In the fall of 1941, as the situation for Jews worsens across Europe, Ibolya (Ibi) Grossman learns she is pregnant. She is scared and confused—a baby during wartime?

Delicate

A YA novel that deals frankly with the land mines and pitfalls of teen relationships and sexuality through the lives of two complex but relatable characters.

Transferral

A YA speculative fiction novel set in an alternate universe where sick people are made healthy by transferring their illnesses to criminals.

A Tattle-tell Tale

Illustrated By: Qin Leng

Joseph doesn’t want to tattle, but a lunchroom bully won’t leave him alone. With the help of his principal, he learns the difference between tattling and telling.

Sign Up Here

Illustrated By: Qin Leng

It seems like every kid in Dee-Dee’s class has joined a club but her. Dee-Dee knows that good friends shouldn’t leave each other out, so she comes up with a plan to start a club that everyone can join.

Being Me

Illustrated By: Yvonne Cathcart

Rosie the Red knows that you don’t have to be an adult to make a difference in your community. In Being Me, Rosie finds a way to volunteer at the local food bank and tries to make her classmate Sam feel less embarrassed about the fact that his family uses it.