Outside Beauty

There's only one way Shelby and her sisters can describe their mother: she's a sexpot. She collects men (and loans, spending money, and gifts of all kinds) from all over the...

Checked

From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata comes a brilliantly realized sports novel about a hockey player who must discover who he is without the sport that defines him.Hockey is...

A Place To Belong

"Narrator Jennifer Ikeda perfectly captures the confusion of a girl displaced by war and hardship. . . . Ikeda takes great care to pronounce the Japanese vocabulary...

A Million Shades Of Gray

DISCUSSION QUESTIONSDiscuss Y’Tin’s attitude toward school. Why is his mother so determined that he complete his education? Cite evidence that Y’Tin is...

Half A World Away

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal...

The Thing About Luck

There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck—which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this winner of the National Book Award by Newbery Medalist...