Life becomes more interesting for Ananka Fishbein when, at the age of twelve, she discovers an underground room in the park across from her New York City apartment and meets a mysterious girl called Kiki Strike who claims that she too wants to explore the subterranean world.
Describes the lives of two young Chinese Americans and their customs and conditions at home in New York City’s Chinatown.
With his father in the Army Air Corps and his mother diagnosed with tuberculosis, thirteen-year-old Gus sets out to incubate a nest of orphaned duck eggs on his grandparents’ farm in Vermont.
A resource for boys who are preparing for their own ceremonies or wondering what the ceremony feels like–provides the historic background of the bar mitzvah itself, describes its ceremonial objects and rituals, and recounts real-life stories.
Two fifteen-year-old girls — one a slave and the other an indentured servant — escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.
At the annual celebration of Las Posadas in old Santa Fe, the husband and wife slated to play Mary and Joseph are delayed by car trouble, but a mysterious couple seems perfect for the part.
This sequel to The Flags of War continues the adventures of two cousins, Walt and Nate McGregor, and of Sunday, the former slave on Nate’s father’s plantation. They have survived the carnage at Shiloh.
These original nonsense poems about a miscellany of odd beasts comprised of a mixture of two species, such as a Rhinocerostrich, a Bumblebeaver, a Kangarooster, and a Camelelephant, are clever and funny.
This book portrays a gritty game of street basketball being played literally around the world, from New York to Australia to China, and elsewhere, and then back to New York.