It's the middle of World War II in Amsterdam and Hanneka smuggles items such a meat, sugar and other items that are hard to find during the war to sell to her neighbors. When one of her customers asks her to find a Jewish girl who she had been hiding in her house but who mysteriously disappeared, Hanneka finds herself confronting her past, the realities of war and what it means to be brave. This historical fiction mystery will touch your heart and keep you turning pages!
During World War II, American citizens of Japanese descent were forced to live in internment camps because they were seen as a threat to the United States despite being innocent citizens. Yuki and his friend Shig were teens forced to leave their homes and transported to an internment camp. They both decide to enlist in the US Army to fight in World War II but they were only allowed to serve with other Japanese American soldiers in the 442nd Regimental Combat team. By the end of the war, the 442nd ended up receiving more Purple Hearts than any other regiment of its size.
If you like realistic depictions of World War II combat and stories of friendship and heroism, try Four Four Two!
Since being defeated by an alien race over 100 years ago, earth, and all humans on it are a colony of the alien race. Donovan Reyes, like most humans , has been implanted with an exocel, a piece of alien technology that makes humans more powerful . Donovan's father is an official in the alien government and Donovan is following in his footsteps as a rising star in the military. When Donovan is captured by an anti-government group called Sapience, he learns things about the aliens and his family that will change everything.
If you liked the book Legend, or like science fiction, you should try Exo!
Nick and Eryn's mother has recently remarried and they soon find out that their new step-dad has two kids their own age, but their mom and step dad tell them that they will never get to meet them. Intrigued by this, Nick and Eryn set out to find out who these kids are and what their parents are trying to hide! Suspenseful read by the author of Among the Hidden!
A simple assignment to write to a pen pal in another country introduces Caitlin, a middle schooler from Pennsylvania to Martin, a student in Zimbabwe. What follows the next few years is an amazing friendship that develops between the two of them , and changes both of their lives forever.
This book will make you look at your own life in a different way!
Daniel tries to fit in as a regular middle school kid. He is the backup kicker on his football team, and has a crush on a girl named. He just hopes no one finds out that he's crazy. He has an obsession with numbers and his nightly routine takes hours to complete and includes flipping his light switch dozens of times and . He hopes to keep it all a secret until one day he gets a note that says, "I need your help" signed "A Fellow Star Child". Who would know about Daniel and what kind of help do they need?
Lina's mother recently passed away. Following her mothers final wishes, Lina travels to Italy to get to know her father who she barely knows. In Italy, Lina meets Ren who shows her the sights of Italy. As the friendship between Ren and Lina progresses, Lina stumbles upon information about her mother, her father and learns things about her own past that will changer her forever.
A romantic travel novel!
This is a true story!!!
Ever since she went on her first trail ride Victoria was obsessed with horses. She starts working at a barn and taking lessons but does not have the money to buy one of the fancy dressage horses that are used to compete. She comes across Moonshine, an ex-racehorse who is headed for the slaughterhouse if no one buys him. Despite the fact that Moonshine is not totally suited to the challenges of dressage and is a difficult horse to ride, she persists and with patience and learned skill, Victoria and Moonshine accomplish more than anyone ever thought possible.
If you like horse stories or stories about the connection between humans and animals, you might love Tale of the Dancing Slaughterhorse!
If you have never heard of or seen dressage, check out this video for an example...
Mrs. Allard's reads!
Here's what I've been reading lately! All of these books are available in the Memorial Middle School Library!