Those Shoes By Maribeth Boelts
Jeremy really wants the same shoes every other boy in school is wearing, but can only afford a pair too small for him at a thrift shop. However, when Jeremy’s friend, Antonio, has shoes that are falling apart, Jeremy realizes Antonio might need the shoes more than he does.
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beatty
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff