Under A Painted Sky by Stacey LeeRead about another book on the list.
Under A Painted Sky chronicles the journey of two teenagers during the start of the Gold Rush, one an escaped slave and the other a runaway Chinese girl who longs to become a musician. On the run from law enforcement, the two head West, along the way meeting a fascinating cast of characters. Under A Painted Sky is a historical, a western, a coming of age novel, and a story of friendship all rolled into one.
Under a Painted Sky is among Sarah Skilton's top six YA books featuring cross-cultural friendships and Dahlia Adler's seven top YA novels about best friendship.
My Book, The Movie: Under a Painted Sky.