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  • Year: 2002
  • An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962

    When James Meredith became the first black man to enter the University of Mississippi, he forced America to face the contradiction of second-class citizenship for multitudes of its black citizens, not with speeches, boycotts, or sit-ins, but on a battlefield. Doyle takes teens to two of those battlefields: a cerebral one where Meredith, President John Kennedy, and Governor Barnett grapple over politics; and a physical one, where federal troops and local mobs converge on the university campus.
  • Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self

    Born in 1969 to civil rights activists who defied convention, Walker was a movement child. But when the movement changed course, and her white father and black mother divorced, Walker found herself without an identity--a misfit: too black for some; not black enough for others. A poignant, sometimes angry recollection about racism, growing up, growing away, and finding oneself.
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds: A Drama in Two Acts

    • Play
    • ISBN: 9780553125481
    This play deals with a widow & her 2 daughters, one of whom finds fulfillment in a science project.
  • Freewill

    A teenager trying to recover from the tragic death of his father and stepmother believes himself to be responsible for the rash of teen suicides occurring in his town.
  • Gabriel's Story

    Upset when he has to leave Baltimore to join his mother and her new husband on a Kansas farm, 15-yearold African American Gabriel and his new friend, James, run away from their homes to join a group of mostly white cowboys herding cattle to Texas. Too late, they realize that their cowboy comrades are their worst enemies. A graphic, richly poetic view of frontier life during Reconstruction.
  • Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art

    A compilation of poems by Americans writing about American art in the twentieth century, including such writers as Nancy Willard, Jane Yolen, and X.J. Kennedy.
  • Kit's Law

    Kit lives in a ramshackle cottage with her mentally challenged mother, Josie, the town tramp, and her loving, protective grandmother, Lizzy. When Lizzy dies, Kit fights to keep her mother out of an asylum, but Josie's wild ways make it difficult. Speculations about the identity of Kit's father and Kit's first love add more texture to this earthy but charming first novel, which is set in Newfoundland.
  • Motherland

    Fifteen-year-old Maya must reconcile her Indian heritage with her life as a modern American teen when she goes to spend the summer with her grandmother in India. An accident and an unexpected illness are the catalysts for the revelation of a family secret that gives Maya a profoundly different view of her mother--and ultimately herself.
  • My Darling, My Hamburger

    Four high school seniors struggle with the responsibilities of growing up, particularly the problems of an intimate relationship.
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America

    Can you really survive on minimum wage? To find out, Ehrenreich left her middle-class life for a year to see what life is really like for America's working poor.
  • Peace like a River

    Set in a quiet 1960s Minnesota community, this magical debut novel centers around 11-year-old asthmatic Reuben Land and his family: his father, his brother, and his precocious younger sister. Life turns upside down when Davy, Reuben's older brother, kills two intruders who plan to harm the family. After Davy breaks out of jail, the Lands leave their home and set out to find him.
  • The Pigman

    A teenage boy and girl, high school sophomores from unhappy homes, tell of their bizarre relationship with an old man.
  • The Pigman & Me

    An account of Paul Zindel's teenage years on Staten Island, when his life was enriched by finding his own personal pigman, or mentor.
  • The Pigman's Legacy

    Haunted by the memory of a dead friend, two teenagers join an old man in a series of misadventures.
  • The Ropemaker

    When the magic that protects their Valley starts to fail, Tilja and her companions journey into the evil Empire to find the ancient magician Faheel, who originally cast those spells.
  • The Rover

    Four-feet-tall Wick, Third Level Librarian in the Vault of All Known Knowledge, is an imaginative Halfer who longs for the drama he reads about in books. He finally gets a chance to experience adventure when he's kidnapped by pirates, sold into slavery, rescued by thieves, and sent to rob a tomb. Lighthearted, exuberant, and fun.
  • A Step from Heaven

    America is no paradise.
  • True Believer

    Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it--an occasion to rise to.
  • The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife

    Kruger eagerly embraced her husband's assignment to a remote ranger station in South Africa, where her life revolved around temperamental hippos, rambunctious badgers, and three beautiful, willful daughters. What she didn't count on was the starving lion cub that her husband brought home.
  • Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

    A year after the plague strikes her village, Anna reflects on how the townsfolk handled their minister's request to remain in town to prevent the illness from spreading. Faith, then healing herbs and potions keep everyone going--until doubt creeps in, and witch-hunting, greed, and madness take over the villagers' lives.