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...

Cynthia Occelli

LIFE by Cynthia Occelli

A Fine White Dust

How much do you have to give up to find yourself? When Pete first sets eyes on the Man, he's convinced he's an ax murderer.  But at the revival meeting, Pete discovers...

The Glass Forest: A Novel

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will...

Lifesmithing With Cynthia

LIFESMITHING WITH CYNTHIABy Cynthia BurleyLIFE TIPS TO GET A GRIPReal talk that gives you Tips on how to live your Catholic life boldly!We discuss everything that impacts your...

Rosetown

“Eloquent and resonant…poignantly underscores the significance of family, friendship, and home.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Gentle and...

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