Canadian Katy hates spending summer in Los Angeles with "Rat," her estranged drummer Dad. Children of Rat's friends find Katy uninteresting but help her uncover her own hippie heritage as well as her father's punk rock fame.
Set in upscale Manhattan after September 11, 2001, this first-person account finds eighteen-year-old James curious about another man while his strained relationships with his parents create a counterpoint filled with longing and despair.
As the anesthesia wears off in the middle of a routine endoscopy, Robert inadvertently discovers his insides are not normal or even human. This edge-of-the-seat thriller combines Robert’s search for identity with nonstop action and a thought-provoking conclusion.
In plain but inspiring prose, this heart-rending account of a boy soldier's life during the civil war in Sierra Leone is distinguished by a matter-of-fact approach to horrific circumstances which makes the events powerfully real.
To avoid the hopelessness endemic to his tribe and family, Arnold (aka Junior) makes a tough choice to attend high school off the “rez.” Cartoons that he draws in his diary reveal his struggle with both racist white classmates and angry Indian friends.
When sixteen-year old Australian-Palestinian Amal decides to wear the traditional Muslim head scarf, she faces many emotional, practical, and social issues. Humorous and unpreachy, this contemporary story is full of music, fashion and chatter.