Author
Kelkar, Supriya
Call Number
J F KELKAR
Summary
When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.
Author
Kelly, Erin E.
Call Number
J F KELLY
Summary
Twelve-year-old Lalani Sarita takes on the impossible task of traveling to the legendary Mount Isa, towering on an island to the north. Generations of men and boys have died on the same quest--how can a timid young girl in a tiny boat survive the epic tests of the archipelago?
Author
Khan, Hena
Call Number
J F KHAN
Summary
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community.
Author
Kim, Jessica
Call Number
J F KIM
Summary
When eleven-year-old Yumi Chung stumbles into a kids' comedy camp she is mistaken for another student, so she decides to play the part.
Author
Krishnaswami, Uma
Call Number
J F KRISHNASWAMI
Summary
Nine-year-old Maria Singh learns to play softball just like her heroes in the All-American Girls' League, while her parents and neighbors are struggling through World War II, working for India's independence, and trying to stay on their farmland.
Author
Lai, Thanhha
Call Number
J F LAI
Summary
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Author
Levine, Gail C.
Call Number
J F LEVINE
Summary
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
Author
Lezotte, Ann C
Call Number
J F LEZOTTE
Summary
It is 1805 and Mary Lambert has always felt safe among the deaf community of Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard where practically everyone communicates in a shared sign language, but recent events have shattered her life; her brother George has died, land disputes between English settlers and the Wampanoag people are becoming increasingly bitter, and a "scientist" determined to discover the origins of the islands' widespread deafness has decided she makes the perfect "live specimen"--and kidnapped her.
Author
Lin, Grace
Call Number
J F LIN
Summary
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River. (2011 Beehive Book Award winner)
Author
Marks, Janae
Call Number
J F MARKS
Summary
Avid baker Zoe Washington receives a letter on her twelfth birthday from her biological father, who is in prison for a terrible crime.
Author
Martin, Ann M
Call Number
J F MARTIN
Summary
Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
Author
McAnulty, Stacey
Call Number
J F MCANULTY
Summary
A lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius but, after years of homeschooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers.
Author
McDunn, Gillian
Call Number
J F MCDUNN
Summary
Since her father's death, Cat has taken care of her brother, Chicken, for their hardworking mother but while spending time with grandparents they never knew, Cat has the chance to be a child again.
Author
McManis, Charlene W
Call Number
J F MCMANIS
Summary
When Regina's Umpqua tribe is legally terminated and her family must relocate from Oregon to Los Angeles, she goes on a quest to understand her identity as an Indian despite being so far from home.
Author
Meriano, Anna
Call Number
J F MERIANO
Summary
Wanting to be a part of her family's Dia de los Muertos preparations, Leonora sneaks out of school to discover her mother, aunt, and older sisters have been keeping a secret.
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