Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee