Watch Hollow is the story of Oliver and Lucy Tinker. A man named Mr. Quigley asks Charles Tinker (Oliver and Lucy's father) to fix a broken clock at a house he bought called Blackford House, which is located in Watch Hollow. The Tinkers accept.
When they come to Blackford House, they find that the lot on which the house is built is surrounded by an unusual forest called the Shadow Woods. Upon coming into the house (which is in awful condition) they spot a huge, unmoving clock that has animal-shaped holes where the numbers were supposed to be.
It’s the year 1861. Joe Wood is a fourteen-year-old in the village of Wiscasset, Maine. With his big dreams of becoming a newspaperman, he has started writing his own newspaper, the Wiscasset Herald, by borrowing sixty-five dollars from Mr. Shuttersworth. With the help of his assistant Owen, Joe tries to raise the sixty-dollars he owes him. But with the Revolutionary War just around the corner and Owen struggling with being made fun of for being black in a white community, he doesn’t know if he’ll be able to save his newspaper business.
This book is the second in a series. The first book in the series is Gilded Cage. Gilded Cage is about the Hadley Family who lives in Great Britain and they are starting their slave days. Everyone who wants to become a full citizen is required to do 10 years of slave labor.
Looking for an attention-grabbing story? Maybe some adventure as well? Look no further! In this story, Thomas is a young Chinese Yankee who works his way into the Union Army to battle in the Civil War. However, for a Chinese teenager, war is not the only conflict. Thomas must fight against the teases and prejudices of the other soldiers, while at the same time fighting against his own negative feelings and doubt. Will he be able to get freedom, not just for the slaves, but for himself?
This Is Our Constitution by Khizr Khan is a well-written book that explains the Preamble, Articles, and Sections of the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments. It highlights the history behind why the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were written and describes how devoted our founding fathers were to create them. It explains several Supreme Court rulings and why they are important to our history.