The Hope Chest

Gender & Sexism
Social Justice
Karen Schwabach
Age Group:
Gender & Sexism
Social Justice

Eleven-year-old Violet has one goal in mind when she runs away from home: to find her sister, Chloe. Chloe has moved to Tennessee where she's fighting for the right of women to vote. As Violet's journey grows longer, her pursuit to reunite with her sister changes. Before long she is standing side-by-side with her new friends—suffragists, socialists and black people—the type of people whom her parents would not approve. The book depicts the very end of the women's suffrage battle in America.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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