Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

Hopkinson, Deborah, A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket.

Gutsy eleven year old Italian immigrant Rocco  arrives in NYC in the spring of 1887 without a penny to his name. Forced  to work for an unscrupulous padron, Rocco decides to strike out on his own than succumb to daily abuse.  In his struggle for a better life he faces many misadventures and makes a new friend or two along the way.

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The Land of Forgotten Girls

Kelly, Erin Entrada. The Land of Forgotten Girls.

Two Filipino sisters navigate life in Louisiana with their evil stepmother using the lively imaginations they inherited from their deceased mother.

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Save Me a Seat

Weeks, Sarah, and Gita Varadarajan.​ Save Me a Seat.

A new boy from India and a New Jersey kid find they have much more in common then they first imagined as they navigate their first week of fifth grade.  This humorous and touching story told through the alternating perspectives of Ravi and Joe tell the story of how misperceptions, school bullies and doting Moms are the perfect recipe for the most unexpected friendships.

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