Soldier Boy

Title: Soldier Boy Author: Keely Hutton Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) Release Date: June 13, 2017 Pages: 336 “A searing, shocking book—part non-fiction, part novel—based on the true story of a child soldier in Uganda who survived war and enslavement and went on to create a haven for others who…

Amuma’s Long Run

Title: Auma's Long Run Author: Eucabeth A. Odhiambo Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Carolrhoda Books Release Date: 2017 Pages: 304 “As a strange new sickness called AIDS ravages her village in Kenya, thirteen-year-old Auma must decide whether to pursue a track scholarship that will let her attend high school or stay home to help her struggling…

Books and Bricks

Title: Books and Bricks Author: Sindiwe Magona Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Star Bright Books Release Date: April 15, 2017 Pages: 80 “Salmina Arenda’s school was a scary place. The fence had holes, the walls needed paint, and the yard was full of weeds and rubbish. But things started to look up when the school received…

How Dare the Sun Rise

Title: How Dare the Sun Rise Author: Sandra Uwiringiyimana, Abigail Pesta, Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Release Date: May 16, 2017 Pages: 288 [T]rue story of Sandra Uwiringyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame…

When Lions Roared

Title: When Lions Roared : How Brave Youd People Defied Apartheid Author: Manju Soni Genre: Non fiction / YA Publisher: Numa LLC. Release Date: December 1, 2016 Pages: 139 pp. On a winter’s day in 1968, in a town in South Africa, a nineteen-year-old medical student changed the course of his country’s history. Steve Biko’s…

Yosef’s Dream

Title: Jaekob, the Dreamer Author: Sylvia A. Rouss, Asher Naim, Genre: Jews Publisher: Apples & Honey Release Date: March 1, 2015 Pages: 40 “Now a young man in Israel, watching his brother become a Bar Mitzvah, Yosef remembers back to his own childhood in Ethiopia, and the dream he had, foreseeing the miraculous air rescue…