After being adopted by Michael's family and moving from Mexico to Dallas, Javier tries to adapt to life in the United States but realizes he misses his old life in Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Sixth-grader Patrick tries desperately to keep a secret from his parents, teachers, and friends--that he is unable to read.
After his dad leaves, Matt Delaney rebels. Can a cooking class, a new friend, and a vice-principal improve his attitude?
Sasha tries to adjust to his new life in the United States, but his thoughts keep returning to the deepening troubles in his home country, Latvia, as Hitler's bombs fall on Riga in June of 1941.
After having left Russia to live in freedom in Latvia, Sasha finds his adopted country increasing under threat of invasion from Hitler's growing war machine.
David travels back in time to 1906 San Francisco to try to save the lives of Antonio Giovanni and his family who were victims of the devastating earthquake.
David and his family travel back in time to 1880 to experience life in the American South as the Reconstruction era following the Civil War came to an end.
David and his family use his grandfather's time travel machine to go back in time to the Chicago World's Fair in 1893.
David and his family use his grandfather's time travel machine to travel to 1853 Ohio, where they assist runaway slaves on their journey north on the Underground Railroad.
While studying migrant farm workers of the 1960's, Kenneth and Aleesa travel back in time and meet Cesar Chavez during the farmworkers' strike for fair treatment and better pay. Can they protect Chavez and his dream for his people from sabotage?
In 1941, when an American pilot with the British Royal Air Force parachutes into the woods near her French village, fourteen-year-old Jeanne tries to keep him safe from the Nazis.
When Matt has to do a science project about recycling, he talks to his neighbor, Mr. Pizooti, an Italian immigrant called the "King of Recycling" because he is always coming up with new ways to reuse discarded objects.
To escape his troubled life in 1717 Dublin, Richard Ellis is sent to live with relatives in the American colonies, but once the ship makes landfall in Massachusetts, he is sold as an indentured servant to pay his passage.
After his father becomes injured fighting off a robber, ten-year-old Josh takes his place in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush of 1893.
Arriving in Texas on an "orphan train," Hannah Green is taken in by a husband and wife who need help on their ranch, and Hannah begins to learn the skills necessary to be a veterinarian.
Sent west on an "orphan train" when their mother can no longer care for them, Emily and her brother, James, are separated in Omaha, but Emily is befriended by a hobo who helps her find her way back to Omaha to look for James.
A boy must find something special to write about for his class project. When he finally learns the history behind his grandfather's stories of WWII, what else will he learn about one of his new classmates?
Brady wants to do something to help the war effort after his brother is killed during the Japanese attach on Pearl Harbor.
During World War II, Jack and his friends believe that his neighbor, Mr. Schmidt, is a German spy.
In May 1942, Hiroshi and his family are forced from their homes in California by the U.S. government.
Adam is determined to be just like the other boys at camp even though he is deaf.
After his father is killed in the Civil War, Alex travels on an orphan train and is chosen by a young couple, the O'Learys. He later learns that Mr. O'Leary paid to have someone else fight for him during the war.
Relates the building of the transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, in the mid-nineteenth century through the story of three Irish workers who laid tracks for the Central Pacific Railroad.
Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.
While on an airplane en route from his home in Nigeria to New Orleans, Louisiana, to start a new life with his father, Kofi dreams he is a slave in nineteenth-century America.