Kai - A Mission for Her Village, Africa 1440
Kai isn't like the other girls in her Yoruba village of Ife. The boys tease her because she can run faster than they can. Even her best friend, Aisha, can't understand Kai's desire to learn how to make the beautiful terra cotta masks and bronze figures for which Yoruba craftsmen are celebrated, an art women in Ife are forbidden to learn.
Shannon - A Chinatown Adventure, San Francisco 1880
At last! The long journey from Ireland and across the entire United States is over, and Shannon and her mother and younger brothers have joined her father in San Francisco. Everything is strange and unfamiliar to Shannon, and her parents tell her she must learn to accept the different ways of her new home.
Marie - An Invitation to Dance, Paris 1775
Marie lives to dance. She dreams of becoming a ballerina, but without a sponsor, she knows she will grow up and raise a family, just like her mother. Why can’t she be as excited about this future as her friend Joelle?
Juliet - A Dream Takes Flight, England 1339
It’s the worst day of Juliet’s life. For years Marguerite, the young daughter for whom Juliet’s father works, has been her best friend. But Marguerite is going away, to be a lady-in-waiting at court, leaving Juliet behind.
Isabella - A Wish for Miguel, Peru 1820
Since Isabella’s mother died, the sparkle has disappeared from her father’s eyes.
There are no more parties filled with dancing and laughter at the hacienda.
Worst of all, the music that was her mother’s legacy has abandoned Isabella – she no longer has the heart to play the guitar.