Amina, a Pakistani American Muslim, has entered middle school. She is happy hanging with her friend Soojin, a Korean American, but things have started changing, especially when Soojin starts hanging out with popular Emily. When Soojin says she might change her name to something more American, Amina starts to wonder if she will have to change to fit in, too. However, when her local mosque is vandalized, Amina realizes that it is better to be herself....
Explores the history and causes of the bubonic plague and the 1900 scare when an infected man was found in San Francisco's Chinatown. Chronicles the successful efforts of early twentieth-century doctors who tracked and suppressed the plague from spreading in the United States.
Thirteen-year-old Felix Yz chronicles the final month before an experimental procedure meant to separate him from the fourth-dimensional creature, Zyx, with whom he was accidentally fused as a young child.
When basketball player Castle Cranshaw--nicknamed Ghost--challenges an elite sprinter to a race and wins, he finds himself on the radar of an Olympic medalist track coach who wants to nurture his raw talent. But Ghost's anger and determination to outrun his past, could stand in the way of him making good use of his natural ability.
When Chet "the Bull" Bullens pulls an unthinkable prank on shy, misunderstood Virgil, which also affects Gulliver--Virgil's pet hamster--Valencia Somerset and Kaori Tanaka find their lives and Virgil's and Chet's colliding in surprising ways.
"Kidnapped by alien pirates, Holly Farb must face bounty hunters, giant worms, perky holograms, and more as she tries to find the real princess and get home before her big test"--Provided by publisher.
Moving to a hotel that caters to such unusual clientele as big-feet, vampires, mermaids and even dragons, Stephen and his single-parent dad become embroiled in a monstrous mystery with potentially dire consequences.
In a world devastated by an invasion of giant alien blobs that devour electrical devices wherever they find them, Strata and her brother live with their family in a roving caravan of digital rescuers, searching for robots and technology wherever they can find them. When Strata finds a special robot pony, she and her brother get separated from the caravan and have to escape both the aliens and human outlaws.
Follows the stories of three refugee children from different eras. Josef is a young Jewish boy escaping from the threat of concentration camps in the 1938; Isabel escapes the violence in Castro's Cuba in 1994; and Mahmoud is a Syrian boy sneaking into Europe in 2015. Follows each of their journeys and the harrowing, dangerous obstacles that stand in their way as they search for better lives.
Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life?
Twelve-year-old Harper Raine suspects her house is haunted. And when her four-year-old brother begins acting strangely, she gets a strange sense of dâejáa vu and realizes she must unlock certain memories to understand and stop the dangerous sensations in the house.
Presents a biography of Perry Wallace, the first African American to play college basketball in the all-white Southeastern Conference at Vanderbilt University, chronicling his success as a student and athlete, his involvement with civil rights activism, and his experiences with racism.
Dani is the biracial granddaughter of black scholar and writer Ruth Beans, a former civil rights activist who is now succumbing to Alzheimer's. Dani's friend Mac is the white grandson of Ruth's estranged friend and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Avadelle Richardson. When Dani's grandmother gives her a mysterious envelope and a key, the middle-school friends set off on a quest to unravel the mystery of what drove a wedge between their grandmothers...
When rogue packs of soldiers threaten the peace between Earth and Luna, Iko the android takes it upon herself to hunt down the enemy's leader. But when she meets a handsome royal guard, she begins to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and humanity.