- CRRL Staff
I hope you enjoy reading some of these books:
Doppelganger / Pete Hautman and Mary Logue.
Summary: High school newspaper reporter Roni finds an age-progressed
photograph on a missing children's website of a boy that looks just like
her sidekick Brian, throwing the pair into an investigation of Brian's
past and family heritage.
Good enough / Paula Yoo.
Summary: A Korean American teenager tries to please her parents by
getting into an Ivy League college, but a new guy in school and her love
of the violin tempt her in new directions.
That was then-- a novel / by Melody Carlson.
Summary: Kim faces many changes her senior year in high school,
including Nat's hasty wedding, childbirth, and ultimate decision about
the baby, the first holidays without her mother, new problems for cousin
Maya, and a significant surprise from her past.
Kira-Kira / Cynthia Kadohata.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Summary: Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American
sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early
1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.
Esperanza rising / Pam Muñoz Ryan.
Summary: Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of
wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern
California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing
Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.