>Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

To be released on April 8, 2014

One journey changed her life forever...

On the treeless shores of Itta, Greenland, as far north as humans can settle, 16-year-old Inuit Billy Bah spots a ship far out among the icebergs on the bay—a sight both welcome and feared. Explorers have already left their indelible mark on her land and its people, and a ship full of white men can mean trouble. More

Mysterious Bones

Mysterious Bones: The Story of Kennewick Man

When two young men accidentally uncovered a skeleton along the banks of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, they had no idea of the impact of their discovery. The bones were those of one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever recovered in this country. Scientists were eager to measure him and perform tests. Who was this man? How did he die? How long ago did he live? Scientists hoped that by studying this man, they could gain much information about the people who lived in the Americas thousands of years ago. More

Snow Baby

A Circle of Friends: Remembering Madeleine L’Engle

Millions of readers know Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) as the author of internationally acclaimed books that ignited our imagination and affirmed our place in the universe, from A Wrinkle in Time to her memoirs, The Crosswicks Journal series. Some people were also privileged to have known Madeleine as a writing mentor, friend, or both. To these lucky people, Madeleine poured out her many gifts: her philosophies for living and writing, her generosity of spirit, her deeply held spiritual beliefs. More

Snow Baby

The Snow Baby

News of Marie Ahnighito Peary’ birth on an icy bay in northern Greenland spread around the globe, shocking Victorian society. The daughter of prominent American parents had been born in a tarred lodge at the edge of the known world! Even the Inuit who visited the blonde, blue-eyed baby were amazed. They called her “Snow Baby.” More

Keeping the Good Light

Keeping the Good Light

For sixteen-year-old Eliza Brown, life seems hopelessly dreary. It’s 1903, and the turn of the century is bringing new ideas and dramatic changes. But at Stepping Stones lighthouse, the chores are endless and the company gloomy. Eliza feels isolated on the rocky island with her sullen brother Sam, her taciturn father, and her critical mother. Her happiest moments come when she travels to school on City Island by rowboat. If only she could find a way to escape her claustrophobic home. More

Troubles Daughter

Trouble’s Daughter:
The Story of Susanna Hutchinson, Indian Captive

Susanna Hutchinson is nine years old in 1643, when her mother, Anne Hutchinson, has a vision that leads the family to settle in the wilderness where the Dutch and the Native tribes are at war. Anne Hutchinson is infamous throughout the Colonies for her religious freethinking, and her visions have brought the family in and out of trouble. More

Redcoats and Petticoats

Redcoats and Petticoats

When the American Revolution arrives in Thomas Strong’s sleepy Long Island village, his life is turned upside down. His church becomes a fort for the British, and a company of Redcoats are quartered in his family’s home. But worst of all, his father is arrested as a traitor and taken away. It’s no wonder that Thomas’s mother seems to have been affected in the head. She washes and rewashes handkerchiefs and petticoats so that her clothesline is continually full of laundry. The errands on which she sends Thomas are not only peculiar but dangerous, since they take him right past a Redcoat encampment. At first Thomas doesn’t know what to make of his mother’s behavior, but as he keeps his eyes and ears open, he begins to suspect that things are not necessarily as they seem. More

Voyage of the Continental

Voyage of the Continental

After three years at a Lowell, Massachusetts mill, sixteen-year-old Emeline McCullough can no longer stand the grueling work. But in 1865, an orphan has few choices. So when Asa Mercer announces his plan to resettle Civil War orphans and widows in the new settlement of Seattle, Washington, Emeline is one of the first to sign up. More

Escape Across the Wide Sea

Escape Across the Wide Sea

On a fall day in 1686, nine-year-old Daniel Bonnet’s comfortable life is shattered when the king’s soldiers destroy his family’s weaving shop and threaten to murder his father. Now, because they are Huguenots, Protestants who refuse to convert to King Louis XIV’s religion, the Bonnets must flee France. In the ensuing violence, Daniel is left permanently maimed. Wounded and in severe pain, he embarks on an uncertain and courageous journey that will last more than two years and take him to Africa and the Caribbean on a slave ship, and finally to the colony of New York. More