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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Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly

A disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, bullying behavior is put in its place, and friendship blooms.

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