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Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing.
By Jacqueline Woodson
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
By Gennifer Choldenko