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Boys without Names 
by Kashmira Sheth 

Gopal, an 11-year old boy, becomes enslaved when his family arrives in the City of Mumbai to find work. After endless mistreatment and devastation, Gopal must convince the other boys to escape the city sweatshop. This story of child labor is intriguing and mystifying and will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Published by: Balzer & Bray
Recommended by: Dr. Cari Bernadowski



A Long Walk to Water
by Linda Sue Park

This true story takes place in Sudan in 1985 when an explosion rips through a school house forcing a young boy, to leave everything he knows and leaves behind a life on the run. Salva documents his journey to refugee camps throughout Africa and eventually comes to America. This story of the will genuinely touch your heart and leave an imprint on your soul.

Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Recommended by: Dr. Cari Bernadowski



Out of My Mind
by Sharon Draper

A New York Times bestseller. It tells the story of Arnold Spirit, who leaves his familiar Indian reservation in Spokane, WA to attend public school. The only other Indian at the school is the school mascot. Throughout the book, Arnold wonders what constitutes community, identity and tribe. The story is based on the experiences of the author, Sherman Alexie.

Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Recommended by: Dr. Susan Parker