Abelove, Joan. Go and come back.
In a story of mutual culture shock, Alicia, a young girl in a remoter area of Peru, is as fascinated by the American anthropologists as they are with the ways of her people.
Allison, Dorothy. Bastard out of Carolina.
Bone confronts illegitimacy, poverty, the troubled marriage of her mother and stepfather, and the stigma of being considered "white trash" as she comes of age in South Carolina.
ALLISON [On Mezzanine]
Alvarez, Julia. In the time of the butterflies.
The four Mirabel sisters were called the Mariposas (butterflies). Dede tells the story of courage that helps liberate the Dominican Republic from the dictator Trujillo.
ALVAREZ [On Mezzanine]
Chambers, Aidan. Postcards from no man's land.
17 is an age of self discovery and Jacob is in Amsterdam to explore his life.
Chevalier, Tracy. Girl with a pearl earring.
16 year-old Griet is hired as a maid in the household of Delft painter Johannes Vermeer, where she becomes an assistant and muse to the famous artist.
CHEVALIER [On Mezzanine] [also available as a Book on CD]
Cisneros, Sandra. Caramelo.
LaLa learns the stories of her Awful Grandmother and weaves them into a colorful family history. The "caramelo," a striped shawl begun by her great-grandmother, symbolizes their traditions.
CISNEROS [On Mezzanine]
Danticat, Edwidge. The farming of bones.
A Caribbean holocaust story, when ethnic hatred turns island neighbors into executioners. Amid the terror Annabelle and Sebastian hold on to love - and struggle to survive.
DANTICAT [On Mezzanine] [also available as a Book on Cassette]
Frank, E.R. Life is funny.
Growing up in New York can be agonizing, humorous, and always a challenge for these teens who tell their stories.
Geras, Adele. Troy.
A city under siege, epic battles and heroes, powerful supernatural forces-it's the story of the Trojan war seen through the eyes of its women in one of our oldest stories of the cruelty of war.
Glancy, Diane. Stone heart: a novel of Sacagawea.
You are there on the epic journey of Lewis and Clark that opened the west to the call of manifest destiny.
GLANCY [On Mezzanine]
Goldberg, Myla. Bee season.
Eliza's extraordinary gift for spelling leads her to understand the sounds of the alphabet in a way that echoes the teachings of the mystical Kabbalah.
GOLDBERG [On Mezzanine]
Myers, Walter Dean. Monster.
Steve Harmon is accused of being an accomplice to murder. He creates a screenplay of his wrenching experiences at the crime scene in jail, and on trial.
Power, Susan. The grass dancer.
Ending in the 1980s with the love story of Charlene Thunder and grass dancer Harley Wind Soldier, this multigenerational tale of a Sioux family is told in the voices of the living and the dead.
POWER [On Mezzanine]
Shaara, Michael. Killer angels.
Officers and foot soldiers from both the Union and Confederacy steel themselves for the bloody Battle of Gettysburg.
SHAARA [On Mezzanine]
Smith, Zadie. White teeth.
Archie and Samad, two, unlikely friends, are brought together by bizarre twists of fate and near death experiences in this epic novel.
SMITH [On Mezzanine]
Steinbeck, John. The grapes of wrath.
An Oklahoma farmer and his family leave the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression to go to the promised land of California.
STEINBECK [On Mezzanine]
Vreeland, Susan. The passion of Artemisia.
This eloquent rendering of the story of Artemisia Gentileschi evokes appreciation of both her magnificent art and her struggles to succeed as an artist, a story that mirrors the experiences of young women today.
VREELAND [On Mezzanine]
Watson, Larry. Montana 1948.
The summer he is 12, David watches as his family and small town are shattered by scandal and tragedy.
WATSON [On Mezzanine]
Yolen, Jane. Briar Rose.
Disturbed by her grandmother Gemma's unique version of Sleeping Beauty, Rebecca seeks the truth behind the fairy tale.