Rose Justice is a young American ATA pilot, delivering planes and taxiing pilots for the RAF in the UK during the summer of 1944. A budding poet who feels vividly alive while flying, she is forced to confront the hidden atrocities of war, and the most fearsome - Ravensbruck concentration camp.
When a nonprofit organization called Save the Girls pairs a fifteen-year-old Sudanese refugee with an American teenager from Richmond, Virginia, the pen pals teach each other compassion and share a bond that bridges two continents.
When Kite’s best friend commits suicide, Kite is overwhelmed by grief. She goes to spend the summer in the countryside, hoping to heal her broken spirit. A local boy seems to understand her pain and help her untangle her emotions.
In the real world, Zac wouldn’t be friends with Mia. But in hospital together, a friendship develops.You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. Or maybe they both need each other, always.
Alva Jane lives in a walled Mormon community with her father, his seven wives, and her twenty-eight siblings. But when she is caught kissing her crush, Joseph, she is beaten by her family and forced into marriage with a much older man.
Gemma is kidnapped and taken somewhere in the middle of the Australian desert. Her captor is young, attractive, but frightening - what are his intentions? Over the next few weeks, her feelings towards her captor twist and turn.
Thirteen year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking she is going to work as a maid in the city. However, she has been sold into the sex slave industry in India and she struggles to survive as her hopes of escape fade away.
Alex loves his baby sister, Mia and his sport – water polo - where he is respected and valued on the team. But to his Dad and brother Ethan, water polo is a sport for “losers. Even his girlfriend, Tilly, does not seem to bring him much relief from the constant criticizing and bullying that he suffers at the hands of his dad and Ethan, and one of his school teachers. When something unspeakably terrible happens, Alex gets the blame, and his life seems pointless.
Billie is a fighter, a danger to family and friends; Rob is big, strong, can look after himself; Chris is struggling at school – each have a story to tell, but there are two sides to every story. Who do you believe?
Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge. This story tells the horror of the Killing Fields, how children were forced to fight with the Khmer Rouge against the Vietnamese, and how Arn and others managed to escape across the border into Thailand.