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Aislin
Grace
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Elan
A Lakota boy in the late 19th century, Elan is stolen away from his home and family and placed in an government boarding school, where he endures years of abuse.

After an escape attempt ends in disaster, all hope seems lost. Until a mysterious red door leads him to another world...
 
Maddie
Being a black girl in the 1990s United States comes with its share of challenges, but thanks to a loving mother and tight-knight commmunity, Maddie lives a mostly happy life.

Until a stranger shows up at her door, forcing her to confront uncomfortable questions about her identity...
 
Hatu
In 15th century Ayiti, Hatu has everything he could ever want: good friends, a caring family, and a thriving community.

Until a sinister presence from a distant land threatens to destroy everything he loves...
 
Aislin
Growing up as a child of immigrants, Aislin learns early what it's like to be different. But thanks to some new friends, she starts to feel a sense of belonging.

Until sharp gazes and harsh whispers force her to choose between her own happiness and what's best for her family...
 
Grace
Growing up on a plantation in French Louisiana, Grace wrestles with a complicated heritage, of both slaver and enslaved. Her lighter complexion and the doting of her father entitles her to a higher standard of living than most.

Until a new member of the family reminds her of her true place in the social order...
 
Khiêm
An orphan of the American War in Vietnam, Khiêm was brought to the United States, and adopted by a family in Houston.

After years of struggling to fit in, he finally starts to understand his place. Until everyone else's expectations for who he should be come into conflict with what he knows about himself...
 
Poguri
One of the monsters. Just not a very good one. Although his body is made for violence, Poguri's heart wrenches at the sight of it.

Until revelations of a greater purpose hurl him right into the center of the conflict...