Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick - Arn, 11, is walking through the countryside in Cambodia. His whole town is walking with him. They're walking into one of the most tragic moments of history: the Killing Fields, where over a million people were murdered by the Khmer Rouge regime.  Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond - a child of war who becomes a man of peace.

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick - Arn, 11, is walking through the countryside in Cambodia. His whole town is walking with him. They're walking into one of the most tragic moments of history: the Killing Fields, where over a million people were murdered by the Khmer Rouge regime. Based on the true story of Arn Chorn-Pond - a child of war who becomes a man of peace.

In darkness, I count my blessings like Manman taught me.One: I am alive. Two: there is no two. In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, a boy is trapped beneath the rubble of a ruined hospital, thirsty, terrified and alone. Shorty is a child of the slums, a teenage boy who has seen enough violence to last a lifetime, and who has been inexorably drawn into the world of the gangsters who rule Site Soley; men who dole out money with one hand and death with the other. But Shorty has a secret…

In darkness, I count my blessings like Manman taught me.One: I am alive. Two: there is no two. In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, a boy is trapped beneath the rubble of a ruined hospital, thirsty, terrified and alone. Shorty is a child of the slums, a teenage boy who has seen enough violence to last a lifetime, and who has been inexorably drawn into the world of the gangsters who rule Site Soley; men who dole out money with one hand and death with the other. But Shorty has a secret…

Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon by Kathy Magliato M.D., http://www.amazon.com/dp/0767930274/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_g2nNpb14212VK

Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon by Kathy Magliato M.D., http://www.amazon.com/dp/0767930274/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_g2nNpb14212VK

Up and up the wind drew him.Haoyou looked about him and saw the wholeworld beneath him. And it was his. He couldbreathe! Today Haoyou was...

Up and up the wind drew him.Haoyou looked about him and saw the wholeworld beneath him. And it was his. He couldbreathe! Today Haoyou was...

"Out of Bounds" by Beverley Naidoo. Grades 7 and up. Adams Book Company price: $11.04 for 10+ copies (35% off cover price).

"Out of Bounds" by Beverley Naidoo. Grades 7 and up. Adams Book Company price: $11.04 for 10+ copies (35% off cover price).

Over A Thousand Hills I Walk With You by Hanna Jansen - Before that fateful April day, Jeanne lived the life of a typical Rwandan girl. She bickered with her little sister, went to school, teased her brother. Then, in one horrifying night, everything changed. Political troubles unleashed a torrent of violence upon the Tutsi ethnic group.  Based on a true story, this is an incredible, moving tale of how one girl survived the genocide in Rwanda.

Over A Thousand Hills I Walk With You by Hanna Jansen - Before that fateful April day, Jeanne lived the life of a typical Rwandan girl. She bickered with her little sister, went to school, teased her brother. Then, in one horrifying night, everything changed. Political troubles unleashed a torrent of violence upon the Tutsi ethnic group. Based on a true story, this is an incredible, moving tale of how one girl survived the genocide in Rwanda.

First Girl by Gloria Whelan - When another girl is born to Chu Ju's mother, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. Chinese law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy. Fourteen-year-old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow her sister to be sent to an orphanage and so she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing never to return.

First Girl by Gloria Whelan - When another girl is born to Chu Ju's mother, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. Chinese law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy. Fourteen-year-old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow her sister to be sent to an orphanage and so she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing never to return.

Never Fall Down. Heard about this new YA book on NPR today. Sounds like a compelling read.

'Never Fall Down': Surviving The Killing Fields

Never Fall Down. Heard about this new YA book on NPR today. Sounds like a compelling read.

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