A dystopian society, Indian culture, and feminist commentary combine to make this a unique read.
Recommended grade level: 7-10
Pages: 244 (for ISBN 9780385391535)
Genre(s) and keywords: dystopian, verse, diverse, Asia (India, fictionalized)
Tone/Style: bleak, determined
A classic-style Western for a new generation.
Recommended grade level: 4-8
Pages: 234 (for ISBN 9780545665773)
Genre(s) and keywords: adventure, Western, historical fiction
Tone/Style: determined, folksy
Topics: human/animal relationships, the Wild West, friendship
Themes: loyalty to family, grief, doing the right thing, never giving up
Summary: Joseph Johnson has lost just about everyone he’s ever loved. He lost his pa in an accident. He lost his ma and his little sister to sickness. And now, he’s lost his pony-fast, fierce, beautiful Sarah, taken away by a man who had no right to take her. Continue reading
A light read about a seventh grade girl who hopes to turn her skill in makeup artistry into a business that can save her family’s pharmacy.
Recommended grade level: 4-7
Pages: 272 (for ISBN 9780810983526)
Genre(s) and keywords: realistic fiction, chick lit