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Amal unbound by Saeed, Aisha 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2018)

BTSB #: 774514 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-13   
AR: 4.2 MG RC: 4.4 3-5 Lexile: 600 HL

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Indentured servants - Fiction Family life - Pakistan - Fiction Courage - Fiction Conduct of life - Fiction Pakistan - Fiction

Summary: In Pakistan, Amal holds on to her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan family.

Amina's voice by Khan, Hena 

BTSB Prebound(Salaam Reads, 2017)

BTSB #: 516469 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5 MG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 800

Genres: Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Muslims - Fiction Pakistani Americans - Fiction Friendship - Fiction

Summary: A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community.

Bluecrowne : a Greenglass House story [Greenglass House]by Milford, Kate 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2018)

BTSB #: 643362 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-12   
AR: 5.9 MG RC: 5.5 6-8 Lexile: 840 F&P: X

Genres: Adventure Fiction Fantasy Fiction

Subjects: Siblings - Fiction Stepmothers - Fiction Thieves - Fiction Fireworks - Fiction Chinese Americans - Fiction Supernatural - Fiction

Summary: In 1810, Lucy Bluecrowne, twelve, is bored living ashore with her stepmother and half brother until two nefarious strangers identify her little brother as the pyrotechnical prodigy they need for their evil plan.

22.08 *

Boy at the back of the class by Rauf, Onjali Q. 

BTSB Prebound(Yearling, 2020)

BTSB #: 740514 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.4 MG RC: 7.3 3-5 Lexile: 940

Genres: Multicultural

Subjects: Refugees - Fiction School stories Friendship - Fiction Syrians - England - London - Fiction London (England) - Fiction England - Fiction

Summary: When quiet, nine-year-old Ahmet arrives in their classroom, a boy and his friends fail to draw him out but try a new plan after learning he is a Syrian refugee.

15.84 *

Bridge home by Venkatraman, Padma 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2019)

BTSB #: 907367 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.4 MG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 680

Genres: Multicultural

Subjects: Homeless persons - Fiction Runaway children - Fiction Chennai (India) - Fiction India - Fiction

Summary: Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.

Chaos curse [Kiranmala and the kingdom beyond Volume: Book 3]by DasGupta, Sayantani 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 258836 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.8 MG Lexile: 820

Genres: Fantasy Fiction Adventure Fiction

Subjects: East Indian Americans - Fiction Princesses - Fiction Adventure fiction Fantasy fiction

Summary: Prince Lal has been spirited away to, of all places, Parsippany, so Kiranmala must leave the Kingdom Beyond and return home to rescue him; but reality seems to be wavering around her because something is causing a dangerous disruption in the multiverse, and she must face the disturbing prophecy about her own role in the approaching conflict between good and evil--not to mention her own growing feelings for Prince Neel.

22.08 *

Count me in by Bajaj, Varsha 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2019)

BTSB #: 081984 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.4 MG Lexile: 680 F&P: X

Genres: Multicultural

Subjects: Racism - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Violence - Fiction Social media - Fiction Grandfathers - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Family life - Texas - Houston - Fiction Houston (Tex.) - Fiction

Summary: Told from two viewpoints, sixth-graders Karina and Chris use social media to stand up to racism in Houston, Texas, after an attack puts Karina's Indian American grandfather in the hospital.

Darius the Great is not okay by Khorram, Adib 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 517040 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.7 UG RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 710 HL

Genres: Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Grandparents - Fiction Depression (Psychology) - Fiction Iranian Americans - Fiction Americans - Iran - Fiction Iran - Fiction

Summary: Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.

Elephant in the room by Sloan, Holly Goldberg 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 824643 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.1 MG F&P: V

Genres: Animals Family Life

Subjects: Friendship - Fiction Elephants - Fiction Separation (Psychology) - Fiction Immigration and emigration - Fiction Turkish Americans - Fiction

Summary: Missing her mother who has returned to Turkey to resolve an immigration problem, sixth-grader Sila welcomes a very large distraction in her life when she helps a surprising new friend rescue a circus elephant.

22.08 *

Green bicycle by Al-Mansour, Haifaa 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015)

BTSB #: 047611 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.6 MG RC: 5.2 6-8 Lexile: 790

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Gender role - Fiction Bildungsromans Bicycles and bicycling - Fiction Saudi Arabia - Fiction

Summary: Since girls do not ride bikes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, eleven year old Wadjda has to scheme to get her own.

Grenade by Gratz, Alan 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2018)

BTSB #: 393477 Available

Dewey: FAges: 11-14   
AR: 5.2 MG RC: 4.6 6-8 Lexile: 760

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Japan - Okinawa Island - Fiction Marines - Fiction Survival skills - Fiction Okinawa-shi (Japan) - History|y20th century - Fiction

Summary: On April 1, 1945 with the battle of Okinawa beginning, fourteen-year-old native Okinawan Hideki, drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps, is handed two grenades and told to go kill American soldiers; small for his age Hideki does not really want to kill anyone, he just wants to find his family, and his struggle across the island will finally bring him face-to-face with Ray, a marine in his very first battle--and the choice he makes then will change his life forever.

22.08 *

Gymnastics comeback [Jake Maddox JV girls]by Maddox, Jake 

BTSB Prebound(Stone Arch, 2021)

BTSB #: 851324 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 4.2 MG Lexile: 610

Genres: Sports

Subjects: Gymnastics - Fiction Sports injuries - Fiction Chinese Americans - Fiction

Summary: As an eighth grader, Suzy has just joined the high school gymnastics team, so she is crushed when she gets injured and can't practice. Meanwhile her mother wishes she wouldn't participate in gymnastics and would instead focus her efforts on playing the piano. Facing pressures from her team, her coach, and her mother, Suzy has to take charge of her own destiny. Can she make a comeback in time to help her team defeat its biggest rival?

22.22 *

House that Lou built by Respicio, Mae 

BTSB Prebound(Wendy Lamb Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 770616 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.2 MG RC: 3.8 3-5 Lexile: 660 F&P: V

Genres: Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Bildungsromans Home - Fiction Family life - California - Fiction Filipino Americans - Fiction Building - Fiction Moving - Fiction California - Fiction

Summary: Longing for an escape from her extended Filipino family, Lou plans to build a tiny house on land she inherited from her father, but difficulties quickly arise.

21.38 *

Inside out & back again by Lai, Thanhha 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2011)

BTSB #: 537364 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.8 MG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 800 F&P: U

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: Novels in verse Vietnamese Americans - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Vietnam - History|y1971-1980 - Fiction Alabama - History|y1951- - Fiction

Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

21.38 *

Long pitch home by Lorenzi, Natalie Dias 

BTSB Prebound(Charlesbridge, 2016)

BTSB #: 587700 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 4.6 MG RC: 4.5 3-5 Lexile: 740 F&P: V

Genres: Sports Family Life

Subjects: Pakistanis - United States - Fiction Pakistani Americans - Fiction Muslims - Fiction Family life - Fiction Culture shock - Fiction Cousins - Fiction Father-son relationship - Fiction Baseball - Fiction

Summary: When Bilal's family suddenly moves to America, his father stays in Pakistan, and Bilal embraces baseball, an unexpected friend, and a new language. But this new way of life does not feel so special without Baba--will he ever get to America to see Bilal pitch a game?

21.36 *

Max Einstein : rebels with a cause [Max Einstein Volume: bk. 2]by Patterson, James 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2019)

BTSB #: 703882 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5 MG RC: 4.3 3-5 Lexile: 700

Genres: Adventure Fiction

Subjects: Adventure fiction Water - Pollution - Fiction Science - Experiments - Fiction Problem solving - Fiction Creative ability - Fiction Genius - Fiction India - Fiction

Summary: When twelve-year-old Max's friend Vihaan asks her help for a village in India with a water crisis, Max risks her safety to try to save the day.

19.98 *

Night diary by Hiranandani, Veera 

BTSB Prebound(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 446558 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.5 MG RC: 4.3 6-8 Lexile: 700

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Refugees - Fiction Diaries - Fiction Family life - India - Fiction Hindus - Fiction Muslims - Fiction India - History|y1947 Partition - Fiction

Summary: Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary.

Other words for home by Warga, Jasmine 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2019)

BTSB #: 920454 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.3 MG RC: 6.6 6-8 Lexile: 930

Genres: Family Life

Subjects: Immigration and emigration - Fiction Syrians - United States - Fiction Novels in verse Cincinnati (Ohio) - Fiction

Summary: Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.

Poison is not polite [Wells & Wong mystery Volume: 2]by Stevens, Robin 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016)

BTSB #: 800677 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.2 MG RC: 4.7 6-8 Lexile: 780

Genres: Mystery Fiction

Subjects: Mystery fiction Friendship - Fiction Homicide - Fiction Chinese - England - Fiction Great Britain - History|yGeorge V, 1910-1936 - Fiction

Summary: Number 2--In 1930s England, schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home for the holidays when someone falls seriously, mysteriously ill at a family party, but no one present is what they seem--and everyone has a secret or two--so the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences.

6.50 *

Serpent's secret [Kiranmala and the kingdom beyond Volume: Book 1]by DasGupta, Sayantani 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2018)

BTSB #: 258839 In Bindery

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.2 MG RC: 4.5 3-5 Lexile: 730 F&P: Y

Genres: Fantasy Fiction Adventure Fiction

Subjects: Fantasy fiction Missing persons - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Princesses - Fiction Magic - Fiction Adventure fiction

Summary: [Book 1] Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader in Parsippany, New Jersey, but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen, and soon she is swept into another dimension, full of magic, winged horses, talking birds (very annoying), and cute princes--and somehow Kiranmala needs to sort it all out, find her parents, and basically save the world.

16.11 *

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