Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath (Grades 7 & up). Based on actual events, this novel in verse relates the tale of siblings Sosi, Shahen, and Mariam who survive the Armenian genocide of 1915 by escaping from Turkey alone over the mountains.
In a ceiling fan fell on Su Meck’s head, instantly wiping clean her entire memory. In this gripping and inspiring memoir, Meck talks honestly about her injury and the process of putting a life back together. Now on my list of books to read!
Ava & I are reading this book. Small as an Elephant- DCF Abandoned by his mother in an Acadia National Park campground, Jack tries to make his way back to Boston before anyone figures out what is going on, with only a small toy elephant for company.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie - Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.