The Thing About Luck

The winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata. There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own...

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...

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...

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...