|JE BUN||POP'S BRIDGE|
Robert and his friend Charlie are proud of their fathers, who are working on the construction of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
|JE FLE||BOXES FOR KATJE|
After a young Dutch girl writes to her new American friend in thanks for the care package sent after World War II, she begins to receive increasingly larger boxes.
|JE SAY||GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY|
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.
|J AVI||CITY OF ORPHANS|
In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Includes historical notes.
|J AVI||HARD GOLD|
When his Uncle Jesse heads to the Pike's Peak region of the Rocky Mountains to look for gold, Early Wittcomb follows in hopes of raising enough money to save the family farm, but the journey west is full of hardships.
|J CHO||AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS|
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
|J CUR||THE WATSON'S GO TO BIRMINGHAM|
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
|Christopher Paul Curtis||5-8|
|J GIP||OLD YELLER|
Travis is left to care for the farm in the Texas hill country when his father leaves on a cattle drive. He copes with many hardships with the help of his big, yellow dog, Old Yeller.
|J HES||OUT OF THE DUST|
In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.
|J HOL||TURTLE IN PARADISE|
In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.
|J KEI||RIFLES FOR WATIE|
The struggles and hardships faced by Jeff Bussey on his 300-mile escape route during the Civil War.
|J LAI||INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN|
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
|J PAR||A LONG WALK TO WATER|
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven.
|Linda Sue Park||6-8|
|J RYA||ESPERANZA RISING|
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
|Pam Munoz Ryan||5-8|
|J STG||THE GHOST, THE WHITE HOUSE, AND ME|
When eleven-year-old KayKay Granger learns that the White House is haunted and uses that knowledge to play a prank on her family, she lands in big trouble with her mother, the United States President.
|Judith St. George||4-6|
|J WEL||LINCOLN AND HIS BOYS|
Brothers Willie and Taddie share stories about their father, Abraham Lincoln, from 1859 to 1865.
|J WIL||ONE CRAZY SUMMER|
In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome.
|J WHE||ONCE ON THIS ISLAND|
Twelve-year-old Mary and her older brother and sister tend the family farm on Michigan's Mackinac Island while their father is away fighting the British in the War of 1812.
|J YEL||BREAKING STALIN'S NOSE|
In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.
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