This beautifully written books deals with the uncomfortable subjects of racial conflict, sibling rivalry, and marital discord. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson Ages 10up As the Revolutionary War begins, 13-year-old. Isabel and her 5-year-old sister Ruth are about to be freed from slavery by the. (sequel to The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party ) City of Orphans by Avi, Greg Ruth Ages 1014 Maks Geless, a 13-year-old Danish immigrant, makes 8 a day selling newspapers on the street corners of 1893. Soon Kit is way over her head, caught in a web of intrigue, love, betrayal, and murder. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman Ages 14up Its 1887 when Kate Thompsons father is killed by the Rose Riders, searching for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret. Notable Scene: In the following days, I was glad for the sparrows company, and I quickly got to depend on it. One morning, I came down the stairs chatting out loud with Tsippor, thinking the courtyard was empty. FTC Advisory: Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House provided me with a copy of Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene. No goody bags, sponsorships, material connections, or bribes were exchanged for my review.more. Jennifer L. Holm. (Random, 16.99) ISBN WHAT HAPPENED ON FOX STREET. Trisha Springstubb. Illustrated by Heather Ross. (HarperTeen/Balzer Bray, 15.99) ISBN WHITE CAT. Holly Black. Simon Schuster/McElderry, 17.99) ISBN WICKED GIRLS. Stephanie Hemphill. They have dreams, but must often give them up for the good of their family, which Mari ultimately ends up doing. It really is no surprise when the despicable life Mari is thrust into drives her ultimately to the point of madness. Forge. His fragile acceptance is threatened when his owner arrives. Readers will be anxious to read the final book in the trilogy to learn the fate of Curzon and Isabel. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party. Overall, her story is a depressing one, and most hope is lost that she will be able to recover. The few people that she could trust have been driven away from fear that she is just too much of a risk. Rita Williams-Garcia. (HarperCollins/Amistad, 15.99. ISBN OUT OF MY MIND. Sharon M. Draper. (Simon Schuster/Atheneum, 16.99) ISBN REVOLVER. Marcus Sedgwick (Roaring Brook, 16.99) ISBN SLEEPY, OH SO SLEEPY. Denise Fleming. (Holt, 16.99) ISBN THEY CALLED THEMSELVES THE KKK: THE BIRTH OF AN AMERICAN TERRORIST GROUP. Young Jack is rescued by a powerful Samurai who adopts him and trains him to join the warrior class. Since he is a foreigner, Jack is treated as an outcast at Samurai school and must use all his wit and skill to survive and succeed. Bobby is not comfortable around chocolate colored people or death, so the trip from Ohio to Florida is difficult for him. Interwoven with Bobbys narration is the story of a black family in Georgia, told from a variety of first-person viewpoints.