Better Than Weird

When Aaron's long-absent father returns, Aaron must cope with bullying at school, his grandmother's illness and his father's pregnant new wife.

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.