Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
"Alek wants every girl on the planet to know, 'You are beautiful. It's okay to be quirky, it's fine to be shy. You don't have to go with the crowd."
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
by Adele Griffin
“I love that I never know who I'm going to meet next in New York. Sometimes I imagine all these millions of kids who have come here like jeweled doorknobs marked “turn me.” It's an Alice-in-Wonderland kind of city.”
Women Who Love Books Too Much: Bibliophiles, Bluestockings & Prolific Pens from the Algonquin Hotel to the YA-YA Sisterhood
by Brenda Knight and Vicki León
"When the pace of life seems only to increase, the opportunity to take quiet time to savor a book and then to meet with friends to talk about it is a welcome retreat for many."
Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals
by Dinah Fried
"Many of my most vivid memories from books are of the meals the characters eat. I read Heidi more than twenty years ago, but I can still taste the golden, cheesy toast that her grandfather serves her, and I can still feel the anticipation and comfort she experiences as she watches him prepare it over the open fire."
First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants
by Donald R. Gallo
"What I have can never -- and should never be -- copyrighted. What has been passed on to me is harder than any hardware, softer than any software. A series of words, a sequence of movements -- a story, a dance, these things Grandma passed on to me, these things that are almost sacred in their simplicity. And they are mine, yet they belong to me only as much as the flame of a candle belongs to its wick. When the candle is melted away, the flame is passed on -- that's all."