2014 Global Reading Challenge Titles

The Calder Game by Blue BalliettThe Calder Game
Balliett, Blue
ISBN: 9780439852074
Call Number: J BALL
2008
When seventh-grader Calder Pillay disappears from a remote English village--along with an Alexander Calder sculpture to which he has felt strangely drawn--his friends Petra Andalee and Tommy Segovia fly from Chicago to help his father find him.
Free Baseball by Sue CorbettFree Baseball
Corbett, Sue
ISBN: 9780525471202
Call Number: *J CORB
2006
Angry with his mother for having too little time for him, eleven-year-old Felix takes advantage of an opportunity to become bat boy for a minor league baseball team, hoping to someday be like his father, a famous Cuban outfielder. Includes glossaries of baseball terms and Spanish words and phrases.
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher CurtisBud, Not Buddy
Curtis, Christopher
ISBN: 9780385323062
Call Number: J CURT
2000
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
Out of My Mind by Sharon DraperOut of My Mind
Draper, Sharon
ISBN: 9781416971702
Call Number: J DRAP
1996
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamilloBecause of Winn-Dixie
DiCamillo, Kate
ISBN: 9780763607760
Call Number: J DICA
2000
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
The Liberation of Gabriel King by K.  GoingThe Liberation of Gabriel King
Going, K.
ISBN: 9780399239915
Call Number: J GOIN
2005
In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade.
Same Sun Here by Silas HouseSame Sun Here
House, Silas
ISBN: 9780763656843
Call Number: J HOUS
2012
A twelve-year-old Indian immigrant in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration, and racism.
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha LaiInside Out & Back Again
Lai, Thanhha
ISBN: 9780061962783
Call Number: J LAI
2011
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'ConnorHow to Steal a Dog
O'Connor, Barbara
ISBN: 9780374334970
Call Number: J OCON
2007
Living in the family car in their small North Carolina town after their father leaves them virtually penniless, Georgina, desperate to improve their situation and unwilling to accept her overworked mother's calls for patience, persuades her younger brother to help her in an elaborate scheme to get money by stealing a dog and then claiming the reward that the owners are bound to offer.
The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira WoodruffThe Orphan of Ellis Island
Woodruff, Elvira
ISBN: 9780590482455
Call Number: J WOOD
1997
During a school trip to Ellis Island, Dominick Avaro, a ten-year-old foster child, travels back in time to 1908 Italy and accompanies two young emigrants to America.