Fourteen-year-old Symone is taken on a surprise trip to Antarctica by her uncle Victor. In search of a legendary gateway to the interior of Earth, Victor's behavior teaches Sym about her troubled past and leads to her struggle for survival.
When four-year-old Young Ju Park first hears the words Mi Gook — Korean for "America" — she is sure that they mean "Heaven." But when her family moves to Southern California the following year, she finds the transition from life in Korea far from easy.
by Walter Dean Myers
Illustrated by Christopher Myers
Young, black 16-year-old Steve Harmon, an amateur filmmaker, is on trial for the murder of a Harlem drugstore owner and could face the death penalty. Steve copes by writing a movie script based on his trial.