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Big Fish
by Annie Liu
In a mountaintop village, an unusual boy witnesses an accident. Will he get involved or watch from the sidelines?
  • Reading Level: 3.9
  • Interest Level: Middle School
Chinese School
by J.J. Gow
He's resented Chinese School for as long as he can remember, but when attending becomes his decision, the choice isn't quite so clear.
  • Reading Level: 4.3
  • Interest Level: All Ages
Conch Tales
by Shanea Strachan
The mystery of disappearing conchs leads 12-year-old Corine on an undersea adventure.
  • Reading Level: 4.8
  • Interest Level: Middle School
Darius Quinton Coleman: Boy Genius
by Kelly Winters
Darius is a young mechanical genius, but are his talents enough to solve a real-life crime?
  • Reading Level: 2.9
  • Interest Level: Late Elementary, Middle School
Deaf Like Pluto
by Maya Bhattiprolu
Pluto is different from other planets... kind of like Kaira is different from other people. She's all too familiar with how it feels to not fit in, but maybe things are about to change.
  • Reading Level: 3.0
  • Interest Level: Middle School
Discos or Dumplings
by Emily Sun
Emma is already under pressure from her family to plan the perfect Chinese New Year party. What will they think when she wants to have a Chinese-American version of the holiday?
  • Reading Level: 4.2
  • Interest Level: Middle School, High School
Erin and the Indian Bride
by Javeria Kausar
Erin dreads moving to India from her native London. She feels shy and helpless at her new school until she meets smart, capable Vennela. Their friendship ends up being a lifeline for both of them.
  • Reading Level: 3.5
  • Interest Level: Middle School
Room for Company
by A.A. Gardner
Aunt Delly has always told Noelle that naughty children get taken away. When Noelle comes to find herself "stolen" by the roaders, it's nothing like what she'd been told.
  • Reading Level: 1.9
  • Interest Level: Middle School
by Susan Solomon
Susan's Friday night plans had looked so different before her parents force her to attend her grandparents' Sabbath dinner. Ugh.
  • Reading Level: 3.8
  • Interest Level: High School
The Message
by Emily Sherwood
Sienna's parents are arrested after being caught stealing from an art museum. Can a series of messages and some unlikely friends help her navigate her life's new normal?
  • Reading Level: 1.5
  • Interest Level: Late Elementary