Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Like Water on Stone, by Dana Walrath

Summary:  Inspired by a true story, this relates the tale of siblings Sosi, Shahen, and Mariam who survive the Armenian genocide of 1915 by escaping from Turkey alone over the mountains.

Delacorte

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Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Turtle of Oman, by Naomi Shihab Nye

Summary: When Aref, a third-grader who lives in Muscat, Oman, refuses to pack his suitcase and prepare to move to Michigan, his mother asks for help from his grandfather, his Siddi, who takes Aref around the country, storing up memories he can carry with him to a new home.

Greenwillow

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Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

The Glass Sentence, by S. E. Grove

Summary: In 1891, in a world transformed by 1799’s Great Disruption–when all of the continents were flung into different time periods–thirteen-year-old Sophia Tims and her friend Theo go in search of Sophia’s uncle, Shadrack Elli, Boston’s foremost cartologer, who has been kidnapped.

Viking

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The Red Pencil, by Andrea Pinkney

Summary:  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.

Little, Brown and Company

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Arcady’s Goal, by Eugene Yelchin

Summary:  When twelve-year-old Arcady is sent to a children’s home after his parents are declared enemies of the state in Soviet Russia, soccer becomes a way to secure extra rations, respect, and protection but it may also be his way out if he can believe in and love another person–and himself.

Henry Holt

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Centaur Rising, by Jane Yolen

Summary:  In 1965, a year after Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family’s horse farm, a baby centaur is born and the family, already under scrutiny because Arianne’s six-year-old brother has birth defects, struggles to keep the colt a secret.

Henry Holt

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