Grandfather returns each year to the demilitarized zone, the barrier–and accidental nature preserve–that separates families that live in North and South Korea.
By that day, thirteen-year-old Yuming has lost hope that the note she stashed in the purse will ever be found. She may be stuck sewing in the pale pink factory outside of Beijing forever. Clara grows more and more convinced that she was meant to find Yuming’s note.
During the dark days of the Great Depression, eleven year old Evelina Lopez leaves Puerto Rico to live with an aunt in New York City. Evelina learns that one person can make a difference as she adjusts to life in her new home.
In a society based on trade, where everything can be bought and sold, the future rests on the secrets of a single document-and the lives of two children whose destiny it is to discover its secrets. In this spellbinding novel, newcomer David Whitley has imagined a nation at a crossroads: misshaped by materialism and facing a choice about its future.
Global Hot Spots fills in the facts behind the headlines, building students’ understanding of the historical context of the events they see on TV. It provides accounts of real-life experiences and explores ‘how history was made’ in these conflict zones.
The hardship and cruelty of life in the ghettos of Warsaw during the Nazi occupation of World War II is captured through the eyes of a young Jewish orphan who must use all his wits and courage to survive unimaginable events and circumstances.
Best friends Bernadette and Charlie begin seventh grade and help unravel the mysterious case of the Stocking Bandit.
While her mother is treated for a serious illness, Rosa stays with her aunt and cousin on a farm in the Black Forest.
Describes a trip through Mexico guided by Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, and celebrating each season of the year.