Paper Butterflies is a riveting book about a young girl named June and the abuse she suffers at the hands of her stepmother. June wishes she could speak up and tell someone, anyone, about her cruel stepmother, but how could she when her own father doesn't believe her? Everything changes, though, when June meets a young boy named Blister. June can escape her stepmother, if only for a few hours, when she spends time with Blister at their secret place. But one night everything is ruined. Can June tell Blister the truth about how bad things really are at home?
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.
Dragons in a Bag starts with Jaxon and his mother being evicted from their apartment, thus requiring Jaxon to stay with a woman he thinks is his grandmother. But as he looks around, he starts to become suspicious.
Blended is a story about an eleven-year-old girl who goes through complications with her identity and her family. In the book, Isabella's parents go through a divorce. Her time is split between Mom and Dad, but she also feels lost, not sure where she fits in culturally, as her dad is black and her mom is white. And then things go horribly wrong when a phone is mistaken as a gun.
Memoirs of a Play-White by Helene Louiesa Mynhardt is an in-depth look into the life of the author through the lens of a changing society and the history that created it. The memoir begins with Louiesa's grandmother's story and slowly evolves into the early life of Louiesa.