Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
How do memories, family, and society shape who we are? Growing up in the 1960's during Jim Crow laws and the Civil Rights Movement, Jacqueline Woodson uses poetry to describe her experiences and her growing sense of self.
Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang
When is conformity good for society? When is it not? What was it like to live through the Cultural Revolution in China?
The Giver by Lois Lowry
What is your version of an ideal society? How would you meet the needs of both individuals and society as a whole? Is a perfect society possible?
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
What is justice? Can healing take place after a horrible crime?