This Thing Called the Future by Powers, J. L.
School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-Khosi, a 14-year-old living in post-apartheid South Africa, is torn between her grandmother's superstitious beliefs in witches and sangomas (healers) and her mother's Western belief in science and medicine. She lives in a shantytown in Pietermaritzburg with Gogo and her younger sister while their mother works in another city and comes home on the weekends. At school, Khosi earns top marks in biology, but she wonders how she c...More
Migrant by Maxine Trottier
Book list In a migrant-family story rarely told, this touching picture book stays true to a young child's viewpoint. Anna travels north to Canada from Mexico every year with her German Mennonite family, who make their living by picking crops. Simple lyrical words and uncluttered, childlike, mixed-media illustrations portray Anna and her parents in the fields, their backs bent under the hot sun, while her older brothers and sisters dip and rise, dip and rise over...More