by Padma Venkatraman Year Published: 2019
Younger sister Viji, encourages her older yet mentally challenged sister Rukku to leave home in the middle of the night after their last incident with their abusive father. The girls go form the country of India to the Inner city where they are thrust into a life of survival, but yet feel more free than they did in their abusive home. She meets boys Mukku and Arul on the bridge where they take shelter and adventure, love and a new family begins.
by Ta-Nehisi Coates Year Published: 2018
Author and narrator Ta-Nehisi Coates chronicles his upbringing Baltimore.
by Jon Walter Year Published:
Samuel is his name... not Friday. Free-born Samuel is sold into slavery in Mississippi during the Civil War. While held captive, he is determined to make his mistress see the humanity in he and his fellow field hands. While kidnapped he never forgets about the younger brother he left from the orphanage and intellegently plans a way to return to reunite with his brother. The turn of events that occur on the way to freedom slow him down and reshape his world, but they do not deter him.
by Rita Williams Garcia Year Published: 2013
Eleven year old Delphine is a bright young lady who has developed new thoughts and ideas after returning from a summer with her mother in Oakland, California. As she begins her sixth grade year in NYC she has developed an interest in literature, boys and womanhood. While her and her younger sisters write letters to their mother, she is constanty encouraged to be "Be Eleven".