Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

“I genuinely believe that Reynolds has magical powers. One of my students (a self-proclaimed “hater” of reading) read this book for book club, finished it in one night and came in the next day to tell us how good it was. As an English teacher, this is the kind of thing I dream about!”

The Legend of Fire Horse Woman by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

“the United States government long concentrated populations of American Indians on reservations, prisoners of the Civil War, and incarcerated Japanese Americans in camps.”