Joy Runs Deeper

“I kept asking myself, Was all my suffering worth it? Was it worth staying alive? Nobody was left—no family, no friends . . . Then I remembered that I had Josio and thanked God for that. We joined hands and started walking, ready to face the future."

As the Lilacs Bloomed

“The pen is shaking in my paralyzed hand as I write: I AM ALIVE! I am alive and it is May again. The lilacs are in bloom and I smell their sweet fragrance again. There was springtime last year as well, but we had no eyes for beauty. Our lips forgot how to smile, our hearts were shattered! And now I’m alive again!”

The First Principles of Dreaming

Mary-Eve Hamilton is a dutiful teenager whose life is ruled by her parents and their evangelical church. All this changes when she befriends Dee Eccles, the eighteen-year-old pagan goddess of their high school, and Mary-Eve’s initiation into the mysteries of cigarettes, sex, and otherworldly glory begins.

Severn and the Day She Silenced the World

Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s speech at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio caught the attention of the world. She and her friends raised money to travel to Rio, never imagining the effect they would have there. Severn's story is about the power of children, and how their voices can stand out above the politics and cynicism of adults.

Time Out

Necessary reading for any teacher or parent, this book showcases the lengths that teachers go to in order to help their students succeed in school, and in life.