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Companion to The Rock and the River

Fire in the Streets by Kekla Magoon. Story of a young black girl in Chicago who dreams of being able to join the Black Panthers, to play her own part in their struggle for a better life for her community.

The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman  A girl born in the Year of the Horse is thought to be headstrong and stubborn. A girl born in the year of the Fire Horse, is doubly so.  This is an excellent story with a strong teen girl and lots of twists and turns.  Tucked in to the adventure, readers will learn quite a bit about Chinese-American immigrants and what it was like to come to a new land in the early 20th century.

Great Books for Teen Girls: Families With Children From China

Fire Horse Girl - When Jade Moon, born in the unlucky year of the Fire Horse, and her father immigrate to America in 1923 and are detained at Angel Island Immigration Station, Jade Moon is determined to find a way through and prove that she is not cursed.

Books worth reading

8 Best-Sellers Started During National Novel Writing Month

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The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable, Chicken House October 2012

An empowering  novel set in Jackson, MS.  Yes it is about racism and there is definitely some stereotyping - HOWEVER the characters are accessible and the message is powerful.

Book Club: Our Next Book Is…

The Last Dead Girl By Harry Dolan - Falling in love with a beautiful young law student after a chance encounter on a rainy April night, David is discouraged by a bruise on Jana’s cheek that she refuses to explain and is horrified when he is declared a prime suspect in her subsequent murder. Recommended by: Ed Goldberg, Head of Reference

THE LAST DEAD GIRL by Harry Dolan -- David Loogan’s dark past is revealed in this prequel to Bad Things Happen—the critically acclaimed mystery that Stephen King called a “great f***ing book.

The Enchanted Orchard by Kristin Maddock |

The Enchanted Orchards By Kristin Maddock / Genre: Young Adult, Romance / Rating: out of 5 stars When Fern’s sister died, she left more than a void—she

The Girls | Emma Cline | Available 6/14/16  4 Stars!  See my review!

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20 compelling books about mental illness.

20 Compelling Books About Mental Illness

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis  Fiction J CURTIS

The Mighty Miss Malone by Newbery author Christopher Paul Curtis. Set in Great Depression.

Someone Knows my Name by Lawrence Hill  This should be mandatory reading for high school and above.  Follows an 11 year girl from her abduction in Africa, to her time as a slave, to her eventual freedom.  A glimpse into that horrific regrettable time in our country's history.

Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom―and of the knowledge she needs to get home.

Property by Valerie Martin,

Valerie Martin’s Property delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery’s venomous effects on the owner and the owned. The year is the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon Gaudet, pretty, bitterly intelligent, and monstrously self-