Twelve-year-old Moraline is about to run away from her problems—again.
Since moving from New York to California, Moraline has been pushing against a hot dry wind whenever trouble happens. But a chance encounter with a mysterious Lakota spirit puts Moraline on the path toward understanding the power she holds in fighting injustice.
She feels helpless by herself, but she starts to gain new friendships with Serenity, a girl mourning the loss of her mother, Amani, an immigrant from the Congo, and Edmundo, a boy of Mexican heritage struggling with the injustices of child labor. Together, they face some of the bigges tissues of their time head-on.
Moraline is an impactful story for social justice education, environmental awareness, and racial literacy