A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.
The Invention of Wings - based on the real person, Sarah Grimke, the first abolitionist and women's rights advocate. Fascinating and lovely weaving of slavery and women's rights. Beautifully done, Sue Monk Kidd. Have read all her books.
The Red Umbrella: Christina Gonzalez - the moving tale of a girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan—an organized exodus of more than unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them away to escape Fidel Castro's revolution.