Silver Rain

Elsie's father has gone to search for work as the Depression wears on, and the family is desperate for money. But is a dance marathon any way to solve a family's problems?

The Gnome's Eye

When Theresa and her family immigrate to Canada after World War II, she confronts her many fears with the help of a talisman given to her by a friend in Austria.

After the Fire

When Melissa spends the summer at a wilderness lake with her single-parent mother and bratty younger brother, she makes friends with Alice, a mysterious girl with a strange fantasy life.

Dunces Anonymous

Josh forms a club to help kids whose parents have unrealistic expectation of them, and in the process learns what it really means to be a leader.

Walking Backward

After his mother dies in a phobia-related car crash, twelve-year-old Josh tries to make sense of his grief while he looks after his little brother and watches his father retreat into a fantasy world.

First and Ten

Matt makes the South Side football team, while having to deal with the return of his father and a teammate's abusive home-life.

High and Inside

Twelve-year-old Matt must learn to face a high and inside pitch while dealing with allegiances to friends and doing the right thing.