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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

by Sheinkin, Steve / Roaring Brook Press

"Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history." --The New York Times Book ReviewUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story--and more. It's an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it's the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.Jim Thorpe: Super athlete, Olympic gold…

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The Witch Boy

The Witch Boy

by Ostertag, Molly / Graphix

From the illustrator of the web comic "Strong Female Protagonist" comes a debut middle-grade graphic novel about family, identity, courageNand magic. Full…

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The Secret of Nightingale Wood

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

by Strange, Lucy / Chicken House

A debut author pens a beautifully tangled story of friendship, fairy tales, and family secrets set in 1919. "From the first page, I was entirely smitten and compelled to read on until I finished this mysterious and poignant story."NPam Muoz Ryan, author of the Newbery Honor Book…

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One Mixed-Up Night

One Mixed-Up Night

by Newman, Catherine / Random House Books for Young Readers

Best friends Frankie and Walter aren't really running away. Just like the kids in their favorite book, they are running to somewhere. Specifically, a massive furniture store. They've been obsessed with the IKEA catalog for years. So they make a plan, pack their backpacks, give their parents the sleepover switcherooEand they're off! 5 1/2 x 8…

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Lucky Broken Girl

Lucky Broken Girl

by Behar, Ruth / Nancy Paulsen Books

"A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds."--Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative--based on the author's childhood in the 1960s--a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed. Ruthie's plight will intrigue readers, and her powerful story of strength and resilience, full of color, light, and poignancy, will stay with them for a long time. Ruthie Mizrahi and her family recently emigrated from Castro's Cuba to New York City. Just when she's finally beginning to gain confidence in her mastery of English--and…

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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

by Cartaya, Pablo / Viking Books for Young Readers

"Sensational." --Matt de la Pena, New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of The Last Stop on Market Street Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL? For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. And maybe a few shifts as junior lunchtime dishwasher at Abuela's restaurant. Maybe. But this summer also includes Carmen, a poetry enthusiast who moves into Arturo's apartment complex and turns his stomach into a deep fryer. He almost doesn't notice the smarmy land developer…

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The Stars Beneath Our Feet

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

by Moore, David Barclay / Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother's death in this outstanding debut novel described as a "fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people" (Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline…

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The Adventurers Guild

The Adventurers Guild

by Clark, Zack Loran / Disney-Hyperion

Conscripted into the dangerous Adventurers Guild, best friends Zed and Brock must defend what is left of humanity against terrible monsters in this epic fantasy, the first in a thrilling new…

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Whichwood

Whichwood

by Mafi, Tuhereh / Dutton Books for Young Readers

Embark on a wondrous journey through the land of Whichwood in this stunning companion to Tahereh Mafi's acclaimed bestseller Furthermore. A Kirkus Best Book of the Year ★ "Deliciously descriptive prose. . . . Darkly fascinating." -Kirkus★ "Unforgettable heroine." -Booklist★ "Mafi's language choices create visually arresting moments." -Shelf Awareness Our story begins on a frosty night . . . Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way) and she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days scrubbing the skins and souls…

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The War I Finally Won

The War I Finally Won

by Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker / Dial Books

This sequel to Bradley's Newbery Honor-winning "The War that Saved My Life" continues Ada's World War II journey as new challenges force her to figure out who she really is now that she's…

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