For the dreamer
by Leif Enger
Publisher's description: A remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district.
by R.J. Palacio
Publisher's description: August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting fifth grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid — but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face ... a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
Sometimes You Fly
by Katherine Applegate
Publisher's description: An inspirational tribute to the universal struggles and achievements of childhood.