- Kit’s Wilderness (1999) FICTION
- Before We Were Free (2002) FICTION
- Thura’s Diary: My Life in Wartime Iraq (2004) NON-FICTION
- Candy (2005) FICTION
- Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2001) FICTION
- A Girl Named Disaster (1996) FICTION
- The Bite of the Mango (2008) NON-FICTION
- Lipstick Jihad (2005) NON-FICTION
- Shizuko’s Daughter (1993) FICTION
by David Almond (England)
When thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather, he finds both the old man and his town haunted by ghosts.
by Julia Alvarez (Dominican Republic)
In the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita discovers that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of a dictator.
by Thura Al-Windawi (Iraq)
Experience the true struggles of nineteen-year-old Thura in a war-torn Baghdad.
by Kevin Brooks (England)
On the streets of London, fifteen-year-old Joe falls for Candy, a troubled, addicted teen, and risks everything to help her.
by Sijie Da. Translated from the French by Ina Rilke. (China)
During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the lives of two city boys take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and happen upon a forbidden stash of Western books.
by Nancy Farmer (Mozambique)
On a dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe, Nhamo struggles to escape drowning and starvation and encounters a world of African spirits.
by Mariatu Kamara, with Susan McLelland (Sierra Leone)
When Mariatu set out for a neighborhood village in Sierra Leone, she was kidnapped and tortured, and both of her hands cut off. She turned to begging to survive. This heart-rending memoir is a testament to her courage and resilience. Today she is a UNICEF Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.
by Azadeh Moaveni (Iran)
As far back as she can remember, Azadeh Moaveni has felt at odds with her tangled identity as an Iranian-American. In suburban America, Azadeh lived in two worlds. At home, she was the daughter of the Iranian exile community, serving tea, clinging to tradition, and dreaming of Tehran. Outside, she was a California girl who practiced yoga and listened to Madonna. For years, she ignored the tense standoff between her two cultures. But college magnified the clash between Iran and America, and after graduating, she moved to Iran as a journalist. This is the story of her search for identity, between two cultures cleaved apart by a violent history.
by Kyoko Mori (Japan)
After her mother’s suicide, twelve-year-old Yuki goes to live with her distant father and his resentful new wife and relies on her own inner strength to cope with the tragedy.