But her madre's new American husband gets yanked home, due to unrest in Caracas.
Amina does not want to leave her home in Guanta. She does not want to leave her Tomas.
Arriving in Houston is like arriving on another planet. Amina is shocked by the size of the city, the number of cars on the road, and the way shops are open all day and all night.
How will she survive? In Guanta, the rain is warm, always warm. In Houston, the rain is cold.
And there is no Tomas . . . .
Originally published by Candlewick in: First Crossing.
Tonight, he's receiving the prestigious Tabor Award. Mellisa is so proud of him. She could never get up on stage and talk. He makes it look easy.
As the school auditorium fills, Mellisa begins to panic. Where is Andy? Why hasn't he shown up for the award presentation?
Andy's friend, Jackson, grabs her, and they rush out to search for him.
What Mellisa finds at home—and what Andy expects his sister to do—is simply . . . beyond words.
Originally published in 1998 by Viking in: Dirty Laundry.
When Cora listens to music, she sees colors and shapes. She learned early on that other kids do not share her unique experience, so it's best not to speak of it to anyone—except her grandmother, who now is gone.
Then a boy named Jesse shows up, distraught over the loss of Cora's grandmother. Who is this boy? And how does he know her grandmother?
Originally published by Knopf/Random House in: What a Song Can Do.
But Kene, a local boy, has promised her a kitten. There are 3 orange and white ones—and another, separate from the others. He is black and already capable of hissing—although not at Raven.
In spite of Kene's warning about the odd kit being a witch's cat, Raven is drawn to it. He is the one she chooses. She names him Crow.
The slow realization that Kene was right about Crow being bewitched terrifies Raven. She must act—to protect herself, Kene, and the unsuspecting villagers.
But what if it's too late?
Two beautiful maidens—twin sisters-—fall under a witch's curse—centuries earlier. Now they are trapped in their cottage, watching the world outside change year after year while the witch, Mullag, feeds off them.
She is ancient, yet her skin is as dewy as Rini's and her flowing auburn hair as lush and silky as Kylla's.
But now a boy has caught Rini's eye. What will happen if Rini defies the witch--for love?