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JE BUNPOP'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.
Eve BuntingK-3
JE FLEBOXES 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.
Candace FlemingK-3
JE SAYGRANDFATHER'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.
Allen Say3-5
J AVICITY 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.
Avi5-8
J AVIHARD 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.
Avi4-6
J CHOAL 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.
Gennifer Choldenko7-10
J CURTHE 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 Curtis5-8
J DEATHE DOOR IN THE WALL
A crippled boy in the fourteenth-century England proves his courage and earns recognition from the King.
Marguerite De Angeli3-5
J GIPOLD 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.
Fred Gipson5-7
J ERDTHE BIRCHBARK HOUSE
Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.
Louise Erdrich5-8
J HESOUT 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.
Karen Hesse6-8
J HOLTURTLE 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.
Jennifer Holm3-6
J KADKIRA-KIRA
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.
Cynthia Kadohata5-9
J KEIRIFLES FOR WATIE
The struggles and hardships faced by Jeff Bussey on his 300-mile escape route during the Civil War.
Harold Keith5-8
J LAIINSIDE 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.
Thanhha Lai3-5
J LISBLACK DUCK
Years afterwards, Ruben Hart tells the story of how, in 1929 Newport, Rhode Island, his family and his best friend's family were caught up in the violent competition among groups trying to control the local rum-smuggling trade.
Janet Taylor Lisle5-8
J LOWNUMBER THE STARS
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
Lois Lowry3-5
J PARA 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 Park6-8
J RYAESPERANZA 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 Ryan5-8
J STGTHE 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. George4-6
J WELLINCOLN AND HIS BOYS
Brothers Willie and Taddie share stories about their father, Abraham Lincoln, from 1859 to 1865.
Rosemary Wells3-7
J WILONE 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.
Rita Williams-Garcia3-5
J WHEONCE 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.
Gloria Whelan5-8
J YELBREAKING 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.
Eugene Yelchin5-8