Instead of spending her teen years at parties and balls, Annie, an idealistic, poetry-loving Confederate, finds herself nursing soldiers, hiding valuables, and running the household as the Civil War rages around her family's Virginia home.
Two guys grew up in the same town and became pilots during World War II, but they never met because the army was rigidly segregated--only in the air were black and white American fliers allowed to mix. Fifty years later they finally met, learned each other’s stories and became good friends.
Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must learn to distinguish between friend and foe.
Aidan and Meg Falconer are their parents' only hope. The Falconers are facing life in prison -- unless Aidan and Meg can follow a trail of clues to prove their innocence. The problem? Right now they're trapped in a juvenile detention center. Until they escape one night...
In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a neighbor family's freedom.
When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her mostly African-American sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.
Libraries are my passion in life. Before I became mayor, I used to sneak out here during lunch time...and I'd go to a corner and take a book -- any book almost -- and read it for a while, and then feel rejuvenated.