This series about a 10 yr girl is wonderful. Amy lives in a multi-generational household, was homeschooled before her family's recent move, and is multi-racial (Korean, Japanese, Irish and African American). The books feature nice bits on Asian culture which provide a springboard for further research and exploration. The plots are pretty typical but they are complex. For example in one book, two plots are unwinding simultaneously which is unusual in a reader for this age group. These are out of print now but can easily be purchased used online.