Grief Girl : my true story by Erin Vincent
Call Number: SN 155.9 VIN
Publication Date: 2007
It's just another October day until Erin’s parents are hit by a speeding tow truck. Mom dies instantly. Dad dies one month later, after doctors assure Erin he’s going to make it. Now Erin and her sister are left to raise their baby brother—and each other. This gripping memoir focuses on Erin and her sibling’s transition in to a new phase in their lives where they go from being naive children in a happy family to orphans burdened with the responsibility of coping on their own and dealing with the grief of losing their parents.
Ender’s Game by Scott Orson Card
Call Number: F CAR (Yellow Dot)
Publication Date: 1977 (this edition 2011)
Set in Earth's future, the novel presents an imperiled mankind after two conflicts with the ‘buggers’, an insectoid alien species. In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novel's protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are trained from a very young age through increasingly difficult games including some in zero gravity, where Ender's tactical genius is revealed.