"This is a book I will recommend when young readers ask for a book about "real kids." Plucky , endearing Merci Suarez navigates challenges at school and at home that many pre-teens might encounter. Meg Medina makes the story of Merci and..."
"The Poet X, beautifully written in verse, is an engaging coming-of- age story about high school student Xiamora Batista who is a talented poet. Xiamora’s struggles with the social and artistic limitations imposed by her strict mother are handled w..."
A nine-year-old Jewish girl, helped by Irena Sendler and the Zegota organization, is smuggled out of the Warsaw ghetto, given a new identity, and sent to live in the countryside for the duration of the World War II.