House Arrest by K.A. Holt
Timothy is under house arrest for the next year. He must check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, and keep a journal. And mostly, he has to stay out of trouble. But when he must take drastic measures to help his struggling family, staying out of trouble proves more difficult than Timothy ever thought it would be.
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder.
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle
BIOGRAPHY JNF ENGLE
Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother's tropical island country, but most of the time she lives in Los Angeles. Then a revolution breaks out in Cuba. Margarita fears for her far-away family. When the hostility between Cuba and the United States erupts at the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Margarita's worlds collide in the worst way possible.