Family Fiction

Patron Saints of Nothing

Written by Randy Ribay Click here to read this book in Granite’s Sora When 17-year-old Filipino-American Jay gets news of his cousin Jun’s death, he is shocked. He has a hard time believing his cousin could’ve died because of drugs. Heading to the Philippines to visit family and secretly investigate his cousin’s death, will he …

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Stella Díaz Never Gives Up

Written and Illustrated by Angela Dominguez In this adventure, Stella Díaz is excited to go to summer camp, and the fact that it is a marine camp makes it more exciting! However, what could be more thrilling than a summer camp? Stella’s mom has a surprise… a vacation to Mexico! Stella has not been to …

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Strike Zone

Written by Mike Lupica Nick has two best buddies that are as close as family to him: Ben and Diego. Baseball is what they love to do together the most. They are in the Little League Championship. They win game after game, even when Nick has a bad night and can’t pitch his best. There …

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Other Words for Home

I still smile at everyone in the street.Not everyone smiles back, though.When they don’t,I want to say,‘You don’t have to worry about me.I am just a girl who likes movies.’ –Jude, in Jasmine Warga’s Other Words for Home Written by Jasmine Warga This is the engaging story of Jude, a girl who lives in a …

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The Girl Who Sailed the Stars

Written by Matilda Woods In the village of a thousand ships a fortune teller’s prediction will change a girl’s life. Oona was meant to be a boy according to the famous fortune teller who visited her village ten years ago. Unwanted and unloved by every member of her family, Oona looks forward to her birthday …

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Pie in the Sky

Written and Illustrated by Remy Lai How many lessons can be learned from a cake? Jingwen’s family moves from China to Australia, leaving behind his grandparents and friends. Jingwen feels like he moved to Mars. His inability to speak “martian” makes him isolated. His only companion is his annoying “booger” little brother, Yanghao, because the …

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Captain Rosalie

Written by Timothée de Fombelle, Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, Translated by Sam Gordon Captain Rosalie, translated from French to English, is an endearing, creative, insightful, and powerful story that tears at your heart. Rosalie’s father is fighting in the war and her mother works to help the war effort from sunrise until sunset. Rosalie is …

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