Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor’s home.Aunt Eleanor is an ornery nun who lives in the midst of a peach orchard on Paradise Ranch.
He almost doesn’t notice the smarmy land developer who rolls into town and threatens to change it.
Arturo refuses to let his family and community go down without a fight, and as he schemes with Carmen, Arturo discovers the power of poetry and protest through untold family stories and the work of José Martí.”12.
When his parents sign him up for Opportunity Busing to a white school in the Hollywood Hills, all he wants to know is “What time in the morning will my alarm clock have the to ring? Barnum, of course) has grown up at the world’s wackiest! Three of the best are his grandpa, the great architect; his dad, the great vintage car customizer,; and his uncle Paul, who is just plain great. Abandoned and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, Crow’s only companions are Osh, the man who rescued and raised her, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar.
” When these two land at the same desk, it’s the Rules Boy next to the Rebel, a boy who lost a brother elbow-to-elbow with a boy who longs for one.”4. When word gets out that the hottest teen idols in Hollywood (plus current You Tube sensation Kevin the Monkey! Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn’t until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart.
Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel’s spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace twenty-three hours a day.
The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips.Beach Party Surf Monkey by Chris Grabenstein *“There’s always something wacky happening when you live in a motel, and P. Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger.”7.Braced by Alyson Gerber *“Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year.Summer is here, and what better time for middle grade readers (and adults) to discover their next favorite book!This list was hard to compile, not because I couldn’t think of one hundred books, but because there were so many great ones.The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya“For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees.And maybe a few shifts as junior lunchtime dishwasher at Abuela’s restaurant. But this summer also includes Carmen, a cute poetry enthusiast who moves into Arturo’s apartment complex and turns his stomach into a deep fryer.Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more “American.” Does Amina need to start changing too? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized.”3. Frank *“Charlie isn’t looking forward to sixth grade.If he starts sixth grade, chances are he’ll finish it.The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish“Ethan had been many things. Before his family moved from Boston to the small town of Palm Knot, Georgia.He was always ready for adventure and always willing to accept a dare, especially from his best friend, Kacey. Palm Knot may be tiny, but it’s the home of possibility and second chances.