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    Born to rock

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    Born to rock

    Korman, Gordon.

    High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.

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    Solo

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    Solo

    Alexander, Kwame.

    Seventeen-year-old Blade, who endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past to navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father's addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret that threatens his own identity.

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    Travel team

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    Travel team

    Lupica, Mike.

    After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the same team that his father once led to national prominence--for being too small, twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of castoffs that might have a shot at victory.

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    Storm warriors

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    Storm warriors

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    In 1895, after his mother's death, twelve-year-old Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to Pea Island off the coast of North Carolina, where he hopes to join the all-black crew at the nearby lifesaving station, despite his father's objections.

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    The janitor's boy

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    The janitor's boy

    Clements, Andrew, 1949-

    Fifth grader Jack finds himself the target of ridicule at school when it becomes known that his father is one of the janitors, and he turns his anger onto his father.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Artemis Fowl

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    Artemis Fowl : the Arctic incident #2

    Colfer, Eoin.

    Thirteen-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl must join forces with his nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police, in order to save his father--one of the few people in the world Artemis loves--who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya.

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    Artemis Fowl

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    Artemis Fowl : the eternity code #3

    Colfer, Eoin.

    Artemis Fowl creates an extraordinarily powerful computer with stolen fairy technology, but his business deal hopes go sour when a Chicago businessman steals his invention and mortally wounds Artemis's loyal bodyguard.

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    Absolutely normal chaos

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    Absolutely normal chaos

    Creech, Sharon.

    Thirteen-year-old Mary Lou grows up considerably during the summer while learning about romance, homesickness, death, and her cousin's search for his biological father.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Racing the past

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    Racing the past

    Deans, Sis Boulos.

    After the death of his abusive father, eleven-year-old Ricky tries to help his younger brother deal with his residual fears and discovers that running helps him deal with his own anger and the taunts of a bullying classmate.

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    The absolute value of Mike

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    The absolute value of Mike

    Erskine, Kathryn.

    Mike, a fourteen-year-old boy with a math learning disability, is sent to rural Pennsylvania for the summer to work on an engineering project, and while his plans to impress his mathematician father fall flat when Mike discovers the project has nothing to do with engineering, he learns much more valuable lessons while working with his eccentric, elderly aunt, a homeless man, and a punk rock girl as part of a town-wide effort to adopt a Romanian orphan.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Baseball great

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    Baseball great

    Green, Tim, 1963-

    All twelve-year-old Josh wants to do is play baseball but when his father, a minor league pitcher, signs him up for a youth championship team, Josh finds himself embroiled in a situation with potentially illegal consequences.

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    The big time

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    The big time : a football genius novel

    Green, Tim, 1963-

    Agents and lawyers come knocking after Troy leads his football team, the Atlanta Falcons, to the Georgia State Championship, but his life gets complicated when one of the lawyers turns out to be the father he never knew.

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    Kid owner

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    Kid owner

    Green, Tim, 1963-

    "When Ryan learns his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys in his will, it is all Ryan can do to keep his dad's other son from snatching the team away"--Provided by publisher.

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    Rivals

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    Rivals

    Green, Tim, 1963-

    Twelve-year-old Josh looks forward to facing a true rival in the Baseball Hall of Fame tournament, but first he and his friends Jaden and Benji put themselves at great risk trying to expose the truth about a conspiracy to bribe the head umpire.

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    Garvey's choice

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    Garvey's choice

    Grimes, Nikki.

    Preferring science and reading to the sports his father wants him to play, Garvey comforts himself with food and endures bullying before joining the school chorus, where he learns how to accept himself and bond with his father.

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    Babe and me

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    Babe and me : a baseball card adventure

    Gutman, Dan.

    With their ability to travel through time using vintage baseball cards, Joe and his father have the opportunity to find out whether Babe Ruth really did call his shot when he hit that home run in the third game of the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Squirm

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    Squirm

    Hiaasen, Carl.

    "Billy Dickens discovers that his mysterious father lives in Montana, so this summer Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, and save his own father"--OCLC.

    Due 08/30/19

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    A killing in Plymouth Colony

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    A killing in Plymouth Colony

    Hurst, Carol Otis.

    In Plymouth Colony in the 1630s, John continually disappoints his father, Governor William Bradford, during a difficult time as the colony faces its first murder and subsequent trial.

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    Out standing in my field

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    Out standing in my field

    Jennings, Patrick.

    Fifth-grader Ty Cutter, named after baseball great Ty Cobb, has lots of enthusiasm for the game but very little talent, which makes life difficult for him and his father who is coach of Ty's team.

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    Riding Chance

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    Riding Chance

    Kendall, Christine.

    Since his mother died thirteen-year-old Troy has been skipping school and hanging out with the wrong crowd, and now he and his friend Foster have been sentenced to work in the local Philadelphia stables; at first he is apprehensive around the horses, but soon he bonds with a mare named Chance, and discovers the sport of polo--but also makes some new enemies.

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    The big field

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    The big field

    Lupica, Mike.

    When fourteen-year-old baseball player Hutch feels threatened by the arrival of a new teammate named Darryl, he tries to work through his insecurities about both Darryl and his remote and silent father, who was once a great ballplayer too.

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    Game changers

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    Game changers

    Lupica, Mike.

    When the coach's son, Shawn O'Brien, is chosen to play quarterback, eleven-year-old Ben McBain is not surprised--but when he tries to be a good teammate and help the inconsistent Shawn, he is startled to learn that his new friend does not really want the position.

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    Hero

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    Hero

    Lupica, Mike.

    Fourteen-year-old Zach learns he has the same special abilities as his father, who was the president's globe-trotting troubleshooter until "the Bads" killed him, and now Zach must decide whether to use his powers in the same way at the risk of his own life.

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    Hot hand

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    Hot hand

    Lupica, Mike.

    In the wake of his parents' separation, ten-year-old Billy seems to have continual conflicts with his father, who is also his basketball coach, but his quiet, younger brother Ben, a piano prodigy, is having even more trouble adjusting, and only Billy seems to notice.

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    QB 1

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    QB 1

    Lupica, Mike.

    Jake Cullen, fourteen, lives in the shadows of his father and older brother until he becomes the starting quarterback for the high school football team and finally has his chance to shine.

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    Travel team

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    Travel team

    Lupica, Mike.

    After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the very same team that his father once led to national prominence--twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Space taxi

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    Space taxi : Archie takes flight

    Mass, Wendy, 1967-

    On "Take Your Kid to Work Day," eight-year-old Archie discovers that his father drives a space taxi that shuttles aliens from one area of the universe to another.

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    Jump into the sky

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    Jump into the sky

    Pearsall, Shelley.

    In 1945, thirteen-year-old Levi is sent to find the father he has not seen in three years, going from Chicago, to segregated North Carolina, and finally to Pendleton, Oregon,where he learns that his father's unit, the all-Black 555th paratrooper battalion, will never see combat but finally has a mission. Includes historical notes.

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    A place in the sun

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    A place in the sun

    Rubalcaba, Jill.

    In ancient Egypt, the gifted young son of a sculptor is taken into slavery when he attempts to save his father's life, and is himself almost killed before his exceptional talent leads Pharoah to name him Royal Sculptor.

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    Tales for very picky eaters

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    Tales for very picky eaters

    Schneider, Josh, 1980-

    A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like.

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family.

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    Space race

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    Space race

    Waugh, Sylvia.

    When he learns that he and his father must soon leave Earth, eleven-year-old Thomas Derwent is upset, but a terrible accident that separates the two of them makes Thomas's situation much worse.

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    Stanford Wong flunks big-time

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    Stanford Wong flunks big-time

    Yee, Lisa.

    After flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford Wong must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a secret from his friends, and satisfy his academically demanding father.

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    Breaking Stalin's nose

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    Breaking Stalin's nose

    Yelchin, Eugene.

    In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.

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    The dragon's child

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    The dragon's child : a story of Angel Island

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    Ten-year-old Gim Lew Yep immigrates from China to America with his father, whom Gim barely knows, and fears he will be a disappointment to his family when he arrives at Angel Island.

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    Benno's bear

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    Benno's bear

    Zucker, Naomi Flink.

    After he and his father are arrested as pickpockets, Benno is separated from the bear he had raised and come to love when the bear is sent to a zoo and Benno is taken in by a kindly policeman and his wife.

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    The night worker

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    The night worker

    Banks, Kate, 1960-

    Alex wants to be a "night worker" like his father who goes to work at a construction site after Alex goes to bed.

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    Papa's mark

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    Papa's mark

    Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn.

    After his son helps him learn to write his name, Samuel T. Blow goes to the courthouse in his Southern town to cast his ballot on the first election day ever on which African-Americans were allowed to vote.

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    Dad and the dinosaur

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    Dad and the dinosaur

    Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957-

    "A boy keeps a toy dinosaur in his pocket to help him be brave like his dad--but when the dinosaur goes missing, Dad knows just what to do"--Provided by publisher.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Rory the dinosaur

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    Rory the dinosaur : me and my dad

    Climo, Liz.

    Rory lives with his father on an island and one day, when his father needs some quiet time, Rory decides to go on an adventure by himself for the first time, unaware that his father is following behind to help.

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    Fishing in the air

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    Fishing in the air

    Creech, Sharon.

    A young boy and his father go on a fishing trip and discover the power of imagination.

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    Papá and me

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    Papá and me

    Dorros, Arthur.

    A bilingual boy and his father, who only speaks Spanish, spend a day together.

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    A cloak for the dreamer

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    A cloak for the dreamer

    Friedman, Aileen.

    When a tailor asks each of his three sons to make a cloak for the archduke, the third son's design reveals his desire to travel the world rather than follow in his father's footsteps.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Angel City

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    Angel City

    Johnston, Tony, 1942-

    Joseph, an old African-American man, finds a Mexican baby abandoned in a Dumpster and raises him in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood to know both African-American and Mexican American ways.

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    Up

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    Up

    LaMarche, Jim.

    Tired of being called Mouse and staying home while his brother helps on their father's fishing boat, Daniel proves himself when a problem arises that he can solve using his newly-developed, extraordinary talent.

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    Froggy bakes a cake

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    Froggy bakes a cake

    London, Jonathan, 1947-

    Froggy, insisting on doing things his own way, makes a big mess trying to help his father prepare to celebrate his mother's birthday.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Froggy's day with Dad

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    Froggy's day with Dad

    London, Jonathan, 1947-

    Froggy and his dad celebrate Father's Day with a game of miniature golf, among other things.

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    My father's arms are a boat

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    My father's arms are a boat

    Lunde, Stein Erik, 1953-

    Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father's arms and asks about birds, foxes, and whether his mother will ever awaken, then under a starry sky, the father provides clear answers and assurances.

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    Enemy pie

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    Enemy pie

    Munson, Derek.

    Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.

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    Marvin one too many

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    Marvin one too many

    Paterson, Katherine.

    When Marvin refuses to go back to his new school because he is the only one in his class who cannot read, his father decides to help him learn by reading with him.

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    A different pond

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    A different pond

    Phi, Bao, 1975-

    "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Henry and Mudge and the forever sea

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    Henry and Mudge and the forever sea : the sixth book of their adventures

    Rylant, Cynthia.

    Follows the seaside adventures of Henry, Henry's father, and Henry's big dog, Mudge.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The lost lake

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    The lost lake

    Say, Allen.

    A young boy and his father become closer friends during a camping trip in the mountains.

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    The magic box

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    The magic box : when parents can't be there to tuck you in

    Sederman, Marty.

    Casey and his father find a special way to share their love when his father has to go away on business. Includes a note to caregivers.

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    Bippity bop barbershop

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    Bippity bop barbershop

    Tarpley, Natasha.

    A story celebrating a young African-American boy's first trip to the barbershop.

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    Atomic Ace

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    Atomic Ace : (he's just my dad)

    Weigel, Jeff, 1958-

    In this rhyming story told in comic book format, a boy considers his family normal, though his superhero dad, Atomic Ace, does amazing feats, even battling the evil Insect King.

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    Tuki and Moka

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    Tuki and Moka : a tale of two tamarins

    Young, Judy.

    Like his ancestors before him, ten-year-old Eduardo enjoys going into Ecuador's rain forest to collect Brazil nuts with his father, but when the wild tamarins that always accompany them disappear Eduardo is determined to find them.

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