Multcolib Kids Picks: 6-8th Grade--Great Graphics
Annotation:Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. She dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.
Annotation:While searching his Dutch grandmother's attic for yard sale items, Jeroen finds a scrapbook which leads Gran to tell of her experiences as a girl living in Amsterdam during the Holocaust, when her father was a Nazi sympathizer and Esther, her Jewish best friend, disappeared.
Annotation:Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members.
Annotation:Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.