While most of his classmates are at Hebrew school or catechism, 7th grader Holling is -- ugh -- kept after school to read the complete works of William Shakespeare with his English teacher. A funny book with an unforgettable main character.
When Early Pearl's father goes missing, everyone thinks he abandoned his family, causing them to lose their apartment and end up living in a shelter. Early knows her father would never do that. She searches for her dad and fights to keep her family together in this beautiful book about poetry, love, and strength in the face of adversity.
Emma's dad, a successful lawyer, is unsupportive of his daughter's desire to follow in his footsteps and of his son's dream of being a dancer. Emma decides that if the grown ups aren't going to change, it's up to kids to make the difference -- and she is just the girl to organize her 7th grade class.
12-year-old Michael dreams of playing in the Little League World Series, but his immigration status and his fears that family services will take him away if they realize he is being raised by his teenage brother seem like insurmountable obstacles. This is an inspiring story from one of the best sports writers.
This book, part of the Tillerman Cycle, is a young adult classic. After being abandoned by her mother, Dicey Tillerman and her three younger siblings went on an epic journey to find the grandmother they had never known. Now, after taking care of her family for so long, Dicey struggles to adjust to her new life and to let go of the past.