Books for Boys: Grades 6-8
When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot of people want boys — not foster boys that ain't babies."
In 1838, a seventeen-year-old slave boy named Stephen Bishop was trained to be a tour guide for Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Adventurous and bold, Stephen explored the cave in his time off and made many discoveries that attracted more and more people to the famous cave.
This biography profiles the life of Henry VIII, second monarch of the House of Tudor, who was married six times, unified Wales and England, and was known for executing people with beheadings, including two of his wives.
Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family's escape from Cuba, Michael's only family is his seventeen-year-old brother Carlos.