Contributed by Laura Fitzgibbon

Voigt, Cynthia. Homecoming - The Tillerman family was already without a father but now their mother has abandoned them too. Join the Tillerman children in their journey to stay together as a family and to find a home.

Cadnum, Michael. Rundown - Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Thayer reports that she was attacked in the park while jogging one evening. However, her fictitious report was part of her plan to gain more attention. Jennifer finds out how difficult it is to live with a lie.

Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust - This is a book in journal style that invites us into the life of a courageous young girl who lives in Oklahoma during the dust storms and the depression of the 1930's. This book exemplifies how the human spirit can survive despite life's challenges.

Paulsen, Gary. The Tent - A father and son team set out to make money by preaching the Word of God. They become successful financially but learn what is truly important to them.

Peck, Robert Newton. A Day No Pigs Would Die - This story is about a twelve-year-old Shaker boy and his pet pig growing up on a farm in Vermont. It illustrates the value of family, a passage into manhood, and the hardships of farm life.

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