Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, better known as Frederick Douglass, was born a slave in the United States. Ever since he was a small child, he knew the horrors of the practice of slavery. All throughout Frederick’s life, he fought for the downfall of slavery. As an escaped slave himself, he preached to the people about his story. Large crowds would gather to hear the story of a man who grew up to work for his owners, and Frederick was happy to tell.
In this classic tale, Dorothy and her dog Toto are swept up in a tornado and taken from their home. They awake to find themselves in the magical world called Oz, where monkeys have wings and unlikely creatures can talk. Dorothy is determined to get home, back to her aunt and uncle and their Kansas farm. But to do that, she must find the Wizard of Oz and ask him to take her back home. On her journey, she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, all in search of something that only the Wizard of Oz can give them.
The Cirque has always been Sasha’s favorite place. With its circus-like performances, the Cirque always gave her a magical sense of wonder – a feeling that made her never want to leave its tents. But now that Sasha has reached 5th grade, she is being sent to school with the ordinary children who live on her island, and they just don’t understand. The bullying that Sasha receives at school just for being part of the Cirque is making her start to question everything. Is the Cirque even magical at all?
In a time of hardship, World War II began. Fathers and sons were being called to assist their country in its time of need, and the women of America were told to stay in their homes, feed their children, and pray for the country. But the women would not stand for that. They wanted to help their country not only survive the war but win it.
Guinevere has never known a “normal” life thanks to her mother, Vienna, who can’t remember anything past the age of thirteen thanks to an incident that occurred when Guinevere was young that no one seems to want to talk about. Nevertheless, Jed St.
Alberto is a lonely old man living in the town of Allora as the town’s only coffin maker. He is given the bodies of Allora’s dead so that he can build them their coffins and place them into their graves. One day, a bird Alberto has never seen before flutters into his home. This bird is soon followed by Tito – a lonely little boy whose existence was never known to Alberto. Alberto finds Tito to be great company, but no matter what, Alberto cannot get Tito to open up to him. Tito is scared and very cautious, but of what? Alberto is not sure.