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    The scarlet letter

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    The scarlet letter

    Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.

    Presents a recording of the novel which is set in the harsh Puritan environment of 17th century Boston. The scarlet letter describes the plight of Hester Prynne, an independent-minded woman who stands alone against society. Having given birth to a child after an illicit affair she refuses to name the father and is forced to wear the letter A for adultress embroidered on her dress.

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    Beloved

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    Beloved

    Morrison, Toni.

    Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio, takes in a strange girl named Beloved, and finds that she must face her unthinkable past in order to own her present and future.

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    Slaughterhouse-five or the Children's crusade

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    Slaughterhouse-five or the Children's crusade a duty dance with death

    Vonnegut, Kurt.

    Billy Pilgrim is a loner cast adrift in time and space, a victim of fate, who is shuttled back and forth between the starkly contrasting worlds of a zoo on another planet, where he is a specimen, and nightmarish Nazi Germany during the fire-bombing of Dresden.

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    Wandering warrior

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    Wandering warrior

    Chen, Da.

    Eleven-year-old Luka, destined to become the future emperor of China, is trained in the ways of the kung fu wandering warriors by the wise monk Atami.

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    Memoirs of a geisha

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    Prisoner B-3087

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    Prisoner B-3087

    Gratz, Alan, 1972-

    Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.

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    Steeplejack

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    Steeplejack

    Hartley, A. J. (Andrew James), author.

    A teenage woman steeplejack is asked to investigate the murder of her apprentice amongst a community of varied cultures and political stances.

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    Soulcatcher and other stories

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    Soulcatcher and other stories

    Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948-

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    Orphan monster spy

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    Orphan monster spy

    Killeen, Matt, author.

    Blonde, blue-eyed and Jewish, 15-year-old Sarah becomes a spy in a WWII Nazi boarding school.

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    The God of the hive

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    The God of the hive : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    King, Laurie R.

    Maintaining tenuous contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes with her husband, Sherlock Holmes, and with Holmes' young granddaughter in her safekeeping, Russell will have to call on instincts she didn't know she had as the famous husband and wife sleuths are pursued by a killer immune from the sting of justice.

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    Death cloud

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    Death cloud

    Lane, Andy.

    In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously "unwell," fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murder and a diabolical villain.

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    Bessie Smith and the night riders

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    Bessie Smith and the night riders

    Stauffacher, Sue, 1961-

    African-American blues singer Bessie Smith single-handedly scares off Ku Klux Klan members who are trying to disrupt her show one hot July night in Concord, North Carolina.

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    Hidden

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    Hidden : a child's story of the Holocaust

    Dauvillier, Loïc, 1971-

    Dounia shares with her granddaughter her story of childhood in Paris during the Holocaust and how she was hidden in order to save her life.

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    The three Musketeers

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    The three Musketeers

    Pipe, Jim, 1966-

    Alexandre Dumas's classic tale written in graphic novel format about a young Frenchman who comes to Paris in order to join the King's elite fighting force.

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    Crossing Bok Chitto

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    Crossing Bok Chitto : a Choctaw tale of friendship & freedom

    Tingle, Tim.

    In the 1800s, a Choctaw girl becomes friends with a slave boy from a plantation across the great river, and when she learns that his family is in trouble, she helps them cross to freedom.

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    Addy's surprise

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    Addy's surprise : a Christmas story

    Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-

    Addy and her mother forgo their Christmas plans to help the newly freed slaves arriving in Philadelphia during the Civil War.

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    Message in a Bottle : A Julie Mystery

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    Message in a Bottle : A Julie Mystery

    Reiss, Kathryn, author.

    "When Julie visits Gold Moon Ranch, a farming commune in California's gold rush country, the back-to-the-land lifestyle seems idyllic at first. But peculiar problems keep cropping up, almost as if someone was trying to shut down the commune! Then, on a secret trip to an abandoned gold mine, Julie stumbles on a mysterious message that hints at long-lost treasure. Julie is desperate to find it, before danger closes in on Gold Moon Ranch."--Publisher.

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    Meet Kaya

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    Meet Kaya : an American girl

    Shaw, Janet Beeler, 1937-

    In 1764, when Kaya and her family reunite with other Nez PercŽ Indians to fish for the red salmon, she learns that bragging, even about her swift horse, can lead to trouble. Includes historical notes on the Nez PercŽ Indians.

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    Changes for Felicity

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    Changes for Felicity : a winter story

    Tripp, Valerie, 1951-

    The outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775 brings drastic changes to Felicity's life in Williamsburg, affecting both her family and her friendship with Elizabeth.

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    Felicity saves the day

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    Felicity saves the day : a summer story

    Tripp, Valerie, 1951-

    During a visit to her grandfather's plantation in Virginia during the summer of 1775, Felicity's loyalty is torn between her father and Ben, her father's apprentice who needs her help as he runs away to join George Washington's army of Patriots.

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    Josefina saves the day

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    Josefina saves the day : a summer story

    Tripp, Valerie, 1951-

    In 1825 when Josefina trusts a trader in Santa Fe with an important deal, she makes a surprising discovery about this young American who leaves town without paying her.

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    Meet Josefina

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    Meet Josefina : an American girl

    Tripp, Valerie, 1951-

    Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.

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    Molly learns a lesson

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    One-handed catch

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    One-handed catch

    Auch, Mary Jane.

    After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.

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    Morning Girl

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    Morning Girl

    Dorris, Michael.

    Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America. In Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world.

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    Our only May Amelia

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    Our only May Amelia

    Holm, Jennifer L.

    As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.

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    Bud, not Buddy

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    Bud, not Buddy

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader H. E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

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    Elijah of Buxton

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    Elijah of Buxton

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South in 1859, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

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    Morning Girl

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    Morning Girl

    Dorris, Michael.

    Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America. In Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world.

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    The game of silence

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    The game of silence

    Erdrich, Louise.

    Nine-year-old Omakayas and her family, members of the Ojibwa tribe, are forced to leave their island on Lake Superior in 1850 when white settlers move into the territory, and comes to realize that the things most important to her are home and her way of life.

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    Number the stars

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    Number the stars

    Lowry, Lois.

    Ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis during the German occupation of Denmark in 1943.

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    The kite rider

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    The kite rider

    McCaughrean, Geraldine.

    In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.

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    Beethoven lives upstairs

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    Beethoven lives upstairs

    Nichol, Barbara.

    Letters exchanged by ten-year-old Christoph and his uncle show how the boy's feelings for Mr. Beethoven, the eccentric boarder that shares his house, change from anger and embarrassment to compassion and admiration. Background music includes over two dozen excerpts from Beethoven's works.

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    The fifth of March

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    The fifth of March [a story of the Boston Massacre]

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh, an indentured servant in the Boston household of John and Abigail Adams, is caught up in the colonists' unrest that eventually escalates into the massacre of March 5, 1770.

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    Belle Prater's boy

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    Belle Prater's boy

    White, Ruth, 1942-

    Woodrow, a misfit boy whose mother has disappeared, and his beautiful cousin, Gypsy, whose father has died, share secrets and help each other cope with loss after he moves in with his grandparents in 1950s Virginia.

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    Farmer boy

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    Farmer boy

    Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957.

    The life of Almanzo Wilder in New York State in the 1860's, before he went west with his family to homestead land and to meet his future wife, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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    The book without words

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    The book without words : a fable of medieval magic

    Avi, 1937-

    Thorston, an alchemist who has spent his life trying to decipher the secret to immortality contained in the Book Without Words, is on the brink of realizing his dream when he drops dead, leaving Odo, a talking raven, and Sybil, a servant who was about to be sacrificed to Thorston's plan, to reap the rewards of his work.

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    City of orphans

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    City of orphans

    Avi, 1937-

    In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Includes historical notes.

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    Crispin

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    Crispin : at the edge of the world

    Avi, 1937-

    Branded as traitors by the king's authorities, Crispin and his guardian, Bear, flee to coastal towns in fourteenth-century England, where they perform a musical juggling act and bond as a family after befriending a disfigured girl.

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    Crispin

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    Crispin : the cross of lead

    Avi, 1937-

    Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.

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    Crispin

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    Crispin : the end of time

    Avi, 1937-

    Crispin and Troth, wandering the French countryside following the death of their beloved mentor, Bear, find refuge at a convent, and when Troth decides to stay, Crispin continues on alone, joining a band of traveling musicians who he soon realizes are murderous thieves.

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    The mayor of Central Park

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    The mayor of Central Park

    Avi, 1937-

    Oscar Westerwit, a squirrel who loves baseball and Broadway musicals, fights back when a gangster rat named Big Daddy Duds and his thugs move uptown in the year 1900, invade Central Park, and evict Oscar and his animal friends from their homes.

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    Midnight magic

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    Midnight magic

    Avi, 1937-

    In Italy in 1491, Mangus the magician and his apprentice are summoned to the castle of Duke Claudio to determine if his daughter is indeed being haunted by a ghost.

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    Murder at midnight

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    Murder at midnight

    Avi, 1937-

    Falsely accused of plotting to overthrow King Claudio, scholarly Mangus the magician, along with his street-smart servant boy, Fabrizio, face deadly consequences unless they can track down the real traitor by the stroke of midnight.

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    Night journeys

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    Night journeys

    Avi, 1937-

    Orphan Peter York, taken in by the taciturn Quaker Mr. Shinn in 1768, is confused by the mixed signals he receives from his guardian and decides he must take matters into his own hands when the community is roused to search for two young indentured servants who have escaped.

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    The secret school

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    The secret school

    Avi, 1937-

    In 1925, fourteen-year-old Ida Bidson secretly takes over as the teacher when the one-room schoolhouse in her remote Colorado area closes unexpectedly.

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    Sophia's war

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    Sophia's war : a tale of the Revolution

    Avi, 1937-

    In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.

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    Handel, who knew what he liked

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    Handel, who knew what he liked

    Anderson, Matthew T.

    A man who would later compose some of the world's most beautiful music is shown as a stubborn little boy with a mind of his own.

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    How the Amazon queen fought the prince of Egypt

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    How the Amazon queen fought the prince of Egypt

    Bower, Tamara.

    Serpot, ruler of a land where women live free, without men, leads her Amazon warriors in battle against Prince Pedikhons of Egypt, who has come to see for himself if women can equal men, even in battle. Includes notes about Assyrian and Egyptian culture and hieroglyphics.

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    Little Cricket

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    Little Cricket

    Brown, Jackie.

    After the upheaval of the Vietnam War reaches them, twelve-year-old Kia and her Hmong family flee from the mountains of Laos to a refugee camp in Thailand and eventually to the alien world of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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    Enemy in the fort

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    Enemy in the fort

    Buckey, Sarah Masters, 1955-

    In 1754, with her own parents taken captive, twelve-year-old Rebecca must confront her fear and hatred of the Abenaki when a boy raised by members of that tribe is brought to the fort at Charleston, New Hampshire, just before a series of thefts occurs.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Virginia bound

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    Virginia bound

    Butler, Amy, 1968-

    Thirteen-year-old orphaned beggar Rob Brackett is kidnapped from the streets of London and taken to the New World for a cruel tobacco farmer master, who also owns a Pamunkey Native American girl named Mattoume.

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    Keeper of the doves

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    Keeper of the doves

    Byars, Betsy Cromer.

    In the late 1800s in Kentucky, Amie McBee and her four sisters both fear and torment the reclusive and seemingly sinister Mr. Tominski, but their father continues to provide for his needs.

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    Blood on the river

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    Blood on the river : James Town 1607

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe.

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    Stealing freedom

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    Stealing freedom

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    A novel based on the events in the life of a young slave girl from Maryland who endures all kinds of mistreatment and cruelty, including being separated from her family, but who eventually escapes to freedom in Canada.

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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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    Sweetgrass basket

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    Sweetgrass basket

    Carvell, Marlene.

    In alternating passages, two Mohawk sisters describe their lives at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, established in 1879 to educate Native Americans, as they try to assimilate into white culture and one of them is falsely accused of stealing.

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    Chinese dragons

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    Chinese dragons

    Montgomery, R. A.

    Asks the reader to choose the plot paths in a story in which a young orphan in seventh-century China, who farms with his uncle and longs for a more exciting life, is given several options after barbarians raid the village in which he lives.

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    The hunchback of Notre-Dame

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    The hunchback of Notre-Dame

    McFadden, Deanna.

    An abridged retelling of the tale, set in medieval Paris, of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and his struggles to save the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmaralda from being unjustly executed.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Treasure Island

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    Treasure Island

    Tait, Chris.

    Presents a retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson's original classic about young Jim Hawkins who embarks on an incredible journey to find a pirate treasure. Includes review questions.

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    Will in scarlet

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    Will in scarlet

    Cody, Matthew.

    In the late 1100s, thirteen-year-old Will, the future Lord of Shackley, is exiled to Sherwood Forest, where he meets Robin Hood and the Merry Men and bands with them to try retake Shackley Castle.

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    Mister doctor

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    Mister doctor : Janusz Korczak & the orphans of the Warsaw Ghetto

    Cohen-Janca, Iréne, 1954-

    A story about Doctor Janusz Korczak who showed respect and kindness to Jewish children who were orphans and forced to live in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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    A nest for Celeste

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    A nest for Celeste : a story about art, inspiration, and the meaning of home

    Cole, Henry, 1955-

    Celeste, a mouse longing for a real home, becomes a source of inspiration to teenaged Joseph, assistant to the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, at a New Orleans, Louisiana, plantation in 1821.

    Due 09/16/19

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    Shadows on Society Hill

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    Shadows on Society Hill : an Addy mystery

    Coleman, Evelyn, 1948-

    When her family moves to Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood in 1866, Addy, a former slave, discovers that her new home holds dangerous secrets--including one connected to the North Carolina plantation she escaped from only two years earlier. Includes an educational section on Reconstruction.

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    The corn raid

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    The corn raid : a story of the Jamestown Settlement

    Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-

    Richard Ayre travels to America to become an indentured servant in the Jamestown Colony, where he befriends an Native American boy who teaches him an important lesson about friendship.

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    Goddess of yesterday

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    Goddess of yesterday

    Cooney, Caroline B.

    Anaxandra, daughter of the king of a small Greek island, becomes caught up in the events of the siege of Troy when, after spending most of her life as a hostage, she is taken into the palace of King Menalaus and ends up traveling to Troy as protector of Helen's infant son.

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    Ghost Hawk

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    Ghost Hawk

    Cooper, Susan, 1935-

    At the end of a winter-long journey into manhood, Little Hawk returns to find his village decimated by a white man's plague and soon, despite a fresh start, Little Hawk dies violently but his spirit remains trapped, seeing how his world changes.

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    Elijah of Buxton

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    Elijah of Buxton

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South in 1859, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

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    The mighty Miss Malone

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    The mighty Miss Malone

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Deza Malone, the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, accompanies her mother and older brother on a trip to find her father, an African American man who left to find work after the Great Depression hit. They end up in a Hooverville outside of Flint, Michigan, and her brother attempts to be a performer while Deza and her mother search for a home.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Matilda Bone

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    Matilda Bone

    Cushman, Karen.

    Fourteen-year-old Matilda, an apprentice bonesetter and practitioner of medicine in a village in medieval England, tries to reconcile the various aspects of her life, both spiritual and practical.

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    The story of Jonas

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    DAH

    The story of Jonas

    Dahlberg, Maurine F., 1951-

    In the mid-1800s, a slave boy dreams of escaping to freedom while on a journey from Missouri to the gold fields of Kansas Territory with his master's n'er-do-well son.

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    I walk in dread

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    DEA

    I walk in dread : the diary of Deliverance Trembley, witness to the Salem witch trials

    Fraustino, Lisa Rowe.

    Twelve-year-old Deliverance Trembley writes in her diary about the fears and doubts that arise during the 1692 witch hunt and trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts, especially when her pious friend, Goody Corey, is condemned as a witch.

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    Our strange new land

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    DEA

    Our strange new land

    Hermes, Patricia.

    Nine-year-old Elizabeth keeps a journal of her experiences in the New World as she encounters Indians, suffers hunger and the death of friends, and helps her father build their first home.

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    The starving time

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    DEA

    The starving time

    Hermes, Patricia.

    Nine-year-old Elizabeth keeps a journal of her experiences in the New World as she encounters Indians, suffers hunger and the death of friends, and helps her father build their first home.

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    Survival in the storm

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    DEA

    Survival in the storm : the Dust Bowl diary of Grace Edwards

    Janke, Katelan.

    A twelve-year-old girl keeps a journal of her family's and friends' difficult experiences in the Texas panhandle, part of the "Dust Bowl," during the Great Depression. Includes a historical note about life in America in 1935.

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    The journal of Biddy Owens

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    DEA

    The journal of Biddy Owens : the Negro leagues

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Teenager Biddy Owens' 1948 journal about working for the Birmingham Black Barons includes the games and the players, racism the team faces from New Orleans to Chicago, and his family's resistance to his becoming a professional baseball player. Includes a historical note about the evolution of the Negro Leagues.

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    The journal of Scott Pendleton Collins

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    DEA

    The journal of Scott Pendleton Collins : a World War II soldier

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.

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    My brother's keeper

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    DEA

    My brother's keeper

    Osborne, Mary Pope.

    In 1863, as the Civil War approaches her quiet town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, nine-year-old Virginia records in a journal the horrible things she witnesses before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

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    Love thy neighbor

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    DEA

    Love thy neighbor : the Tory diary of Prudence Emerson

    Turner, Ann Warren.

    In Green Marsh, Massachusetts, in 1774, thirteen-year-old Prudence keeps a diary of the troubles she and her family face as Tories surrounded by American patriots at the start of the American Revolution.

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    The Cheshire Cheese cat

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    DEE

    The Cheshire Cheese cat : a Dickens of a tale

    Deedy, Carmen Agra.

    A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unlikely alliance at London's Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance.

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    The yellow star

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    DEE

    The yellow star : the legend of King Christian X of Denmark

    Deedy, Carmen Agra.

    Retells the story of King Christian X and the Danish resistance to the Nazis during World War II.

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    Giles and Metacom

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    DEL

    Giles and Metacom : a story of Plimoth and the Wampanoag

    Dell, Pamela.

    In 1621, eleven-year-old Giles becomes suspicious of a Wampanoag who keeps slipping in and out of Plimoth Colony's storehouse and determines to follow him to discover why.

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    Neela

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    DIV

    Neela : victory song

    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956-

    In 1939, twelve-year-old Neela meets a young freedom fighter at her sister's wedding and soon after must rely on his help when her father fails to return home from a march in Calcutta against British occupation.

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    Stella by starlight

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    DRA

    Stella by starlight

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.

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    The sacrifice

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    DUB

    The sacrifice

    Duble, Kathleen Benner.

    Two sisters, aged ten and twelve, are accused of witchcraft in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1692 and await trial in a miserable prison while their mother desperately searches for some way to obtain their freedom.

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    The city of Ember #1

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    DUP

    The city of Ember #1

    DuPrau, Jeanne.

    In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The walls of Cartagena

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    DUR

    The walls of Cartagena

    Durango, Julia, 1967-

    Thirteen-year-old Calepino, an African slave in the seventeenth-century Caribbean city of Cartagena, works as a translator for a Jesuit priest who tends to newly-arrived slaves and, after working for a Jewish doctor in a leper colony and helping an Angolan boy and his mother escape, he realizes his true calling.

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    Twelve minutes to midnight

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    EDG

    Twelve minutes to midnight

    Edge, Christopher.

    Thirteen-year-old Penelope, the secret author of macabre tales in "The Penny Dreadful," Victorian London's bestselling magazine, investigates the mystery of a strange phenomenon occurring in the local insane asylum.

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    Africa is my home

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    EDI

    Africa is my home : a child of the Amistad

    Edinger, Monica, 1952-

    Presents a tale of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad describing her capture, her witness to a mutiny, and the Supreme Court trial that prompts her return to Africa.

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    Chickadee

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    ERD

    Chickadee

    Erdrich, Louise.

    In 1866, Omakayas's son Chickadee is kidnapped by two ne'er-do-well brothers from his own tribe and must make a daring escape, forge unlikely friendships, and set out on an exciting and dangerous journey to get back home.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The game of silence

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    ERD

    The game of silence

    Erdrich, Louise.

    Nine-year-old Omakayas and her family, members of the Ojibwa tribe, are forced to leave their island on Lake Superior in 1850 when white settlers move into the territory, and comes to realize that the things most important to her are her home and way of life.

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    The porcupine year

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    ERD

    The porcupine year

    Erdrich, Louise.

    Twelve-year-old Omakayas, an Ojibwe girl, draws strength from the land and spirits as she and her family endure numerous hardships in their search for a new home in northern Minnesota in 1852.

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    The badger knight

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    ERS

    The badger knight

    Erskine, Kathryn.

    In England in 1346, Adrian has three problems: he is small for his twelve years, he is an albino, so people are suspicious of him, and his father wants him to be a scribe, while he wants to be an archer--but when he runs away to join his friend in the fight against the invading Scots, he learns that war can be a lot more complicated then he imagined.

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    Unstoppable Octobia May

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    FLA

    Unstoppable Octobia May

    Flake, Sharon.

    In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.

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    Nobody's boy

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    FLE

    Nobody's boy

    Fleischner, Jennifer.

    A fictional story featuring historical figures, in which George, a slave boy in 1850s St. Louis, gains his freedom with his mother, future White House dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly, and decides to use his liberty to help others escape.

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    90 miles to Havana

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    FLO

    90 miles to Havana

    Flores-Galbis, Enrique.

    Julian's parents, hoping to protect him from the dangers of the turmoil in Cuba, send him to the United States in 1961 as part of Operation Pedro Pan, not realizing that life in a Miami refugee camp holds its own perils.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Darby

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    FUQ

    Darby

    Fuqua, Jonathon Scott.

    In 1926, nine-year-old Darby Carmichael stirs up trouble in Marlboro County, South Carolina, when she writes a story for the local newspaper promoting racial equality.

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    I, Coriander

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    GAR

    I, Coriander

    Gardner, Sally.

    In 17th century London, Coriander, a girl who has inherited magic from her mother, must find a way to use this magic in order to save both herself and an inhabitant of the fairy world where her mother was born.

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    Willow Run

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    GIF

    Willow Run

    Giff, Patricia Reilly.

    Eleven-year-old Meggie Dillon shares her feelings and experiences on the homefront during World War II after her family moves from Rockaway, New York to Willow Run, Michigan.

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    Bridge to America

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    GLA

    Bridge to America

    Glaser, Linda.

    Eight-year-old Fivel narrates the story of his family's Atlantic Ocean crossing to reunite with their father in the United States, from its desperate beginning in a shtetl in Poland in 1920 to his stirrings of identity as an American boy.

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    Chase

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    HAA

    Chase

    Haas, Jessie.

    Phin Chase, an orphaned stable boy in Pennsylvania in the aftermath of the Civil War, must go on the run to save his life after accidentally witnessing the murder of a mine boss by a secret society of Irishmen known as the Sleepers.

    Due 09/02/19

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    Unbroken

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    HAA

    Unbroken

    Haas, Jessie.

    Following her mother's death in the early 1900s, thirteen-year-old Harry lives on Aunt Sarah's farm where an accident with her spirited colt leaves her a changed young woman.

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    The ghost of Crutchfield Hall

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    HAH

    The ghost of Crutchfield Hall

    Hahn, Mary Downing.

    In the nineteenth century, ten-year-old Florence Crutchfield leaves a London orphanage to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but she soon realizes the home has another resident, who means to do her and James harm.

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    The truth about sparrows

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    HAL

    The truth about sparrows

    Hale, Marian.

    Twelve-year-old Sadie promises that she will always be Wilma's best friend when their families leaves drought-stricken Missouri in 1933, but once in Texas, Sadie learns that she must try to make a new home--and new friends, too.

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    Which way freedom?

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    HAN

    Which way freedom?

    Hansen, Joyce.

    Obi escapes from slavery during the Civil War, joins a black Union regiment and soon becomes involved in the bloody fighting at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.

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    Missy Violet & me

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    HAT

    Missy Violet & me

    Hathaway, Barbara, 1944-

    During the early 1900s, eleven-year-old Viney spends her summer working for the local midwife and learns firsthand about birth, death, and "catchin' babies."

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    Salem witch

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    HER

    Salem witch

    Hermes, Patricia.

    Contains two stories in which George Corwin and Elizabeth Putnam, young friends living during the Salem witch trials, share their individual perspectives on the events.

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    Brooklyn Bridge

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    HES

    Brooklyn Bridge : a novel

    Hesse, Karen.

    Fourteen-year-old Joseph Michtom's life takes a dramatic turn when, in 1903 Brooklyn, his parents turn their apartment into a factory for making teddy bears; and Joseph wonders whether he will ever see the glitter of Coney Island.

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    The cats in Krasinski Square

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    HES

    The cats in Krasinski Square

    Hesse, Karen.

    Two Jewish sisters, escapees of the infamous Warsaw ghetto, devise a plan to thwart an attempt by the Gestapo to intercept food bound for starving people behind the dark Wall.

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    Minuk

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    HIL

    Minuk : ashes in the pathway

    Hill, Kirkpatrick.

    Twelve-year-old Minuk's traditional Eskimo way of life is changed forever in 1892 with the arrival of Christian missionaries.

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    Maggie & Oliver, or, A bone of one's own

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    HOB

    Maggie & Oliver, or, A bone of one's own

    Hobbs, Valerie.

    A dog whose beloved owner has died and an orphaned ten-year-old girl find each other while enduring poverty and homelessness in early twentieth-century Boston.

    Due 08/30/19

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    I am David

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    HOL

    I am David

    Holm, Anne, 1922-

    After escaping from an Eastern European concentration camp where he has spent most of his life, a twelve-year-old boy struggles to cope with an entirely strange world as he flees northward to freedom in Denmark.

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    Our only May Amelia

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    HOL

    Our only May Amelia

    Holm, Jennifer L.

    As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.

    Due 08/30/19

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    A killing in Plymouth Colony

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    HUR

    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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    The dragonfly pool

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    IBB

    The dragonfly pool

    Ibbotson, Eva.

    Tally and her friends at Dalderton Boarding School form a dance troupe and travel to Bergania, where she befriends Karil, the crown prince, and helps him flee the Nazis after his father is assassinated.

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    Journey to the river sea

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    IBB

    Journey to the river sea

    Ibbotson, Eva.

    Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in exotic Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many hardships before fulfilling her dream of exploring the Amazon River.

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    The Star of Kazan

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    IBB

    The Star of Kazan

    Ibbotson, Eva.

    Annika, a twelve-year-old foundling in late nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, and soon afterwards a woman claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Weedflower

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    KAD

    Weedflower

    Kadohata, Cynthia.

    After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.

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    Worlds apart

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    KAR

    Worlds apart

    Karr, Kathleen.

    In 1670, soon after arriving in the Carolinas with a group of colonists from England, fifteen-year-old Christopher West befriends a young Sewee Indian, Asha-po, and learns some hard lessons about survival, slavery, and friendship.

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    Seaman

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    KAR

    Seaman : the dog who explored the West with Lewis & Clark

    Karwoski, Gail, 1949-

    Seaman, a Newfoundland, proves his value as a hunter, navigator, and protector while serving with the Corps of Discovery when it explores the West under the leadership of Lewis and Clark.

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    The evolution of Calpurnia Tate

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    KEL

    The evolution of Calpurnia Tate

    Kelly, Jacqueline.

    In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Victoria

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    KIR

    Victoria : May blossom of Britannia

    Kirwan, Anna.

    In 1829, nine-year-old Victoria begins a journal chronicling her life as an English princess. Includes information on the reign, marriage, and family life of Queen Victoria and English civilization during that period.

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    Unsinkable

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    KOR

    Unsinkable

    Korman, Gordon.

    The lives of four young passengers aboard the maiden voyage of the RMS "Titanic" become linked, and while Paddy stows away, Sophie and her mother are delivered to the ship by the police, Juliana watches as her father's wealth barely conceals his madness, and Alphie harbors a great secret.

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    My Lady Pocahontas

    J
    KUD

    My Lady Pocahontas : a novel

    Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

    Nuttagwon, daughter of a minor Pamunkey chief, is still a girl when Pocahontas's vision of peace between their people and the newly-arrived English colonists bonds the two in a lifelong friendship as they work together to make the vision a reality.

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    Dancing through fire

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    LAS

    Dancing through fire

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    A story inspired by Edgar Degas's famous 1878 painting "L'Étoile," or "Dancer on the Stage," in which Sylvie Bertrand, an ambitious young pupil at the Paris Opera Ballet, struggles to keep herself and her dreams alive when the Franco-Prussian War breaks out.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Hawksmaid

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    LAS

    Hawksmaid : the untold story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    In twelfth-century England, Matty grows up to be a master falconer, able to communicate with the devoted birds who later help her and Fynn, also known as Robin Hood, to foil Prince John's plot to steal the crown.

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    Leaving Gee's Bend

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    LAT

    Leaving Gee's Bend

    Latham, Irene.

    Ludelphia Bennett, a determined, ten-year-old African American girl in 1932 Gee's Bend, Alabama, leaves home in an effort to find medical help for her sick mother, and she recounts her ensuing adventures in a quilt she is making.

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    The pirates of Pompeii

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    LAW

    The pirates of Pompeii

    Lawrence, Caroline.

    At a refugee camp following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius which buried Pompeii, Flavia and her friends discover that children are disappearing and a very powerful citizen might be involved.

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    The thieves of Ostia

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    LAW

    The thieves of Ostia : a Roman mystery

    Lawrence, Caroline.

    In Rome in the year 79 A.D., a group of children from very different backgrounds work together to discover who beheaded a pet dog -- and why.

    Due 09/11/19

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    When the sergeant came marching home

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    LEM

    When the sergeant came marching home

    Lemna, Don, 1936-

    When his father returns from the war in 1946, a ten year old boy and his family move from their home in a Montana town to an old, run-down farm in the middle of nowhere where they work hard trying to make ends meet.

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    The Old African

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    LES

    The Old African

    Lester, Julius.

    An elderly slave uses the power of his mind to ease the suffering of other slaves and eventually leads them back to Africa.

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    No place like Holmes

    J
    LET

    No place like Holmes

    Lethcoe, Jason.

    Griffin, excited to spend the summer with his uncle who lives at 221 Baker Street, is let down when he realizes he lives in the flat next door to Sherlock Holmes and is not the well-known detective, but instead an eccentric inventor, but his feelings about the trip begin to change when he is faced with a strange mystery and uses the man's inventions to crack the case.

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    Journey to Cahokia

    J
    LOR

    Journey to Cahokia : a boy's visit to the great mound city

    Lorenz, Albert, 1941-

    In ca. 1300, Little Hawk and his family take a trip to trade with the Indians of Cahokia, the great city along the Mississippi River.

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    The fall of the Amazing Zalindas

    J
    MAC

    The fall of the Amazing Zalindas

    Mack, Tracy.

    The ragamuffin boys known as the Baker Street Irregulars help Sherlock Holmes solve the mysterious deaths of a family of circus tightrope walkers.

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    The final meeting

    J
    MAC

    The final meeting

    Mack, Tracy.

    Sherlock Holmes forms a complex plan to take apart the criminal network of Professor Moriarty, and as the Baker Street Irregulars follows Holmes across Europe in an attempt to lend assistance, Moriarty's henchmen try to remove the Irregulars from the equation.

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    Here today

    J
    MAR

    Here today

    Martin, Ann M., 1955-

    In 1963, when her flamboyant mother abandons the family to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, eleven-year-old Ellie Dingman takes charge of her younger siblings, while also trying to deal with her outcast status in school and frightening acts of prejudice toward the "misfits" that live on her street.

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    A boy at war

    J
    MAZ

    A boy at war : a novel of Pearl Harbor

    Mazer, Harry.

    While fishing with his friends off Honolulu on December 7, 1941, teenaged Adam is caught in the midst of the Japanese attack and through the chaos of the subsequent days tries to find his father, a naval officer who was serving on the U.S.S. Arizona when the bombs fell.

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    A boy no more

    J
    MAZ

    A boy no more

    Mazer, Harry.

    After his father is killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Adam, his mother, and sister are evacuated from Hawaii to California, where he must deal with his feelings about the war, Japanese internment camps, his father, and his own identity.

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    The kite rider

    J
    MCC

    The kite rider : a novel

    McCaughrean, Geraldine.

    In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.

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    Away west

    J
    MCK

    Away west

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    In 1879, thirteen-year-old Everett Turner leaves a life of struggle on his family's farm and runs away to St. Louis, where he works in a livery stable before heading to the all-Black town of Nicodemus, Kansas.

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    The home-run king

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    The home-run king

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Eleven-year-old Tank and his older brother Jimbo, who both love baseball, can't believe their good fortune when Josh Gibson, home-run king of the Homestead Grays, stays at their house during a series in Nashville.

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    A song for Harlem

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    A song for Harlem

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    In the summer of 1928, Lilly Belle Turner of Smyrna, Tennessee, participates in a young author's writing program, taught by Zora Neale Hurston and hosted by A'Lelia Walker in her Harlem teahouse at the height of the Harlem Renaissance.

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    Beware, Princess Elizabeth

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    MEY

    Beware, Princess Elizabeth

    Meyer, Carolyn, 1935-

    After the death of her father, King Henry VIII, in 1547, thirteen-year-old Elizabeth must endure the political intrigues and dangers of the reigns of her half-brother Edward and her half-sister Mary before finally becoming Queen of England eleven years later.

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    Doomed Queen Anne

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    MEY

    Doomed Queen Anne

    Meyer, Carolyn, 1935-

    In 1520, thirteen-year-old Anne Boleyn, jealous of her older sister's beauty and position at court, declares that she will one day be queen of England, and that her sister will kneel at her feet.

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    Patience, Princess Catherine

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    MEY

    Patience, Princess Catherine

    Meyer, Carolyn, 1935-

    In 1501 fifteen-year-old Catharine of Aragon arrives in England to marry Arthur, the eldest son of King Henry VII, but soon finds her expectations of a happy settled life radically changed when Arthur unexpectedly dies and her future becomes the subject of a bitter dispute between the kingdoms of England and Spain.

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    Kaspar the Titanic cat

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    MOR

    Kaspar the Titanic cat

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    Fourteen-year-old Johnny Trott, a bell-boy at London's Savoy Hotel in 1912, becomes caregiver to Kaspar Kandinsky, the Prince of Cats, and soon the two are stowing away on the Titanic, where they are befriended by the Stanton family of New York.

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    War horse

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    MOR

    War horse

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master.

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    The legend of the king #10

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    The legend of the king #10

    Morris, Gerald, 1963-

    Sir Dinadan and his friend Sir Palomides, Sir Gaheris, Sir Terence, and other knights of the Round Table and their associates try to stop Mordred and his White Horsemen from ending King Arthur's rule of Great Britain.

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    Parsifal's page #4

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    MOR

    Parsifal's page #4

    Morris, Gerald, 1963-

    In medieval England, eleven-year-old Piers' dream comes true when he becomes page to Parsifal, a peasant whose quest for knighthood reveals important secrets about both of their families.

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    The squire, his knight, & his lady #2

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    MOR

    The squire, his knight, & his lady #2

    Morris, Gerald, 1963-

    After several years at King Arthur's court, Terence, as Sir Gawain's squire and friend, accompanies him on a perilous quest that tests all their skills and whose successful completion could mean certain death for Gawain.

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    Galen

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    MOS

    Galen : my life in imperial Rome

    Moss, Marissa.

    Twelve-year-old Galen describes his life as a slave in Rome under the Emperor Augustus. Features hand-printed text, drawings, and marginal notes.

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    Operation Red Jericho

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    Operation Red Jericho

    Mowll, Joshua.

    The posthumous papers of Rebecca MacKenzie document her adventures, along with her brother Doug, in 1920s China as the teenaged siblings are sent to live aboard their uncle's ship where they become involved in the dangerous activities of a mysterious secret society called the Honourable Guild of Specialists.

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    Black angels

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    Black angels

    Murphy, Rita.

    The summer of 1961 brings change to eleven-year-old Celli and her town of Mystic, Georgia, when her beloved Sophie becomes involved in the Civil Rights Movement and Celli learns a secret about the father who left her and her family long ago.

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    Patrol

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    MYE

    Patrol : an American soldier in Vietnam

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    A frightened American soldier faces combat in the lush forests of Vietnam.

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    The king of Mulberry Street

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    NAP

    The king of Mulberry Street

    Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

    Dom, a nine-year old stowaway from Naples, Italy, arrives in New York and must learn to survive the perils of street life in the big city.

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    Hachiko waits

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    Hachiko waits

    Newman, LeslŽa.

    Professor Ueno's loyal Akita, Hachiko, waits for him at the train station every afternoon, and even after the professor has a fatal heart attack while at work, Hachiko faithfully continues to await his return until the day the dog dies. Based on a true story.

    Due 09/03/19

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    Mella and the N'anga

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    NYO

    Mella and the N'anga : an African tale

    Nyoka, Gail.

    Mella undertakes a dangerous journey to save her father the king as well as the kingdom, when the Great N'anga tells her that the only way to restore her father's health is to seek help from the Python Healer.

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    When my name was Keoko

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    PAR

    When my name was Keoko

    Park, Linda Sue.

    With national pride and occasional fear, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by Japan during World War II, which threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.

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    Woods runner

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    PAU

    Woods runner

    Paulsen, Gary.

    From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Native Americans who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.

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    Spirit Walker / #2

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    PAV

    Spirit Walker / #2

    Paver, Michelle.

    When a deadly illness begins to afflict the clans, twelve-year-old Torak, with help from Renn and Wolf, embarks on a journey to find a cure.

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    Wolf brother / #1

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    PAV

    Wolf brother / #1

    Paver, Michelle.

    Twelve-year-old Tarak and his guide, a wolf cub, set out on a dangerous journey to fulfill an oath the boy made to his dying father--to travel to the Mountain of the World Spirit seeking a way to destroy a demon-possessed bear that threatens all the clans.

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    Jump into the sky

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    PEA

    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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    Trouble don't last

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    PEA

    Trouble don't last

    Pearsall, Shelley.

    Samuel, an eleven-year-old Kentucky slave, and Harrison, the elderly slave who helped raise him, attempt to escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad.

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    Fair weather

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    PEC

    Fair weather : a novel

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    In 1893, thirteen-year-old Rosie and members of her family travel from their Illinois farm to Chicago to visit Aunt Euterpe and attend the World's Columbian Exposition which, along with an encounter with Buffalo Bill and Lillian Russell, turns out to be a life-changing experience for everyone.

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    A season of gifts

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    PEC

    A season of gifts

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    Relates the surprising gifts bestowed on twelve-year-old Bob Barnhart and his family, who have recently moved to a small Illinois town in 1958, by their larger-than-life neighbor, Mrs. Dowdel.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The teacher's funeral

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    PEC

    The teacher's funeral : a comedy in three parts

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    In rural Indiana in 1904, fifteen-year-old Russell's dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies."

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    The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg

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    The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg

    Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

    Homer P. Figg escapes from his wretched foster home in Pine Swamp, Maine, and sets out to find his beloved older brother, Harold, who has been illegally sold into the Union Army.

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    Silent thunder

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    PIN

    Silent thunder : a Civil War story

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    In 1862 eleven-year-old Summer and her thirteen-year-old brother Rosco take turns describing how life on the quiet Virginia plantation where they are slaves is affected by the Civil War.

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    The old man mad about drawing

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    PLA

    The old man mad about drawing : a tale of Hokusai

    Place, Franois.

    Tojiro, a young seller of rice cakes in the Japanese capital of Edo, later known as Tokyo, is amazed to discover that the grumpy and shabby old man who buys his cakes is a famous artist renowned for his sketches, prints, and paintings of flowers, animals, and landscapes.

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    January's sparrow

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    POL

    January's sparrow

    Polacco, Patricia.

    After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation, traveling north through the Underground Railroad in search of freedom.

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    Stolen man

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    POL

    Stolen man : the story of the Amistad Rebellion

    Polisar, Barry Louis.

    Presents the story of Sengbe Pieh, a West African man of the Mende tribe who, in 1839 was imprisoned on the Portuguese slave ship "Tecora" on its way to Cuba; and tells of the rebellion aboard ship and the trial of Sengbe and fellow captives.

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    West of the moon

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    PRE

    West of the moon

    Preus, Margi.

    In nineteenth-century Norway, fourteen-year-old Astri, whose aunt has sold her to a mean goatherder, dreams of joining her father in America.

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    The wedding

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    REE

    The wedding : an encounter with Jan van Eyck

    Rees, Elizabeth M.

    In 1433, fourteen-year-old Giovanna Cenami falls in love with a mysterious stranger employed by Flemish painter Jan van Eyck, but when she defies her father, refuses to marry a wealthy family friend, and elopes with her love, herreputation, her family's honor, and her very life are at stake.

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    Here lies Arthur

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    REE

    Here lies Arthur

    Reeve, Philip.

    Gwyna is forced to flee her village, but when she is discovered hiding in the woods by Myrddin, a bard, he swears to protect her as long as she agrees to bind herself to his service while he transforms young Arthur into a heroic king.

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    Cast two shadows

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    RIN

    Cast two shadows : the American revolution in the South

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    In South Carolina in 1780, fourteen-year-old Caroline sees the Revolutionary War take a terrible toll among her family and friends and comes to understand the true nature of war.

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    The color of fire

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    RIN

    The color of fire : a novel

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Phoebe, a slave in the Philipse household in colonial New York, must decide on the right course of action when her friend Cuffee is implicated in a reputed slave uprising.

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    The fifth of March

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    RIN

    The fifth of March [a story of the Boston Massacre]

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh, an indentured servant in the Boston household of John and Abigail Adams, is caught up in the colonists' unrest that eventually escalates into the massacre of March 5, 1770.

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    Nine days a queen

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    RIN

    Nine days a queen : the short life and reign of Lady Jane Grey

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Presents a fictional autobiography of Lady Jane Grey in which she tells the story of her life, from age nine to sixteen when she was executed after being queen of England for only nine days.

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    Numbering all the bones

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    RIN

    Numbering all the bones

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Thirteen-year-old Eulinda, a house slave on a Georgia plantation in 1864, turns to Clara Barton, the eventual founder of the American Red Cross, for help in finding her brother Neddy who ran away to join the Northern war effort and is rumored to be at Andersonville Prison.

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    Or give me death

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    RIN

    Or give me death : a novel of Patrick Henry's family

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    With their father away most of the time advocating independence for the American colonies, the children of Patrick Henry try to raise themselves, manage the family plantation, and care for their mentally ill mother.

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    The redheaded princess

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    RIN

    The redheaded princess : a novel

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    In 1542, nine-year-old Lady Elizabeth lives on an estate near London, striving to get back into the good graces of her father, King Henry VIII, and as the years pass she faces his death and those of other close relatives until she finds herself next in line to ascend the throne of England in 1558.

    Due 08/30/19

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    An unlikely friendship

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    RIN

    An unlikely friendship : a novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Relates the lives of Mary Todd Lincoln, raised in a wealthy Virginia family, and Lizzy Keckley, a dressmaker born a slave, as they grow up separately then become best friends when Mary's childhood dream of living in the White House comes true.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Yankee girl

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    ROD

    Yankee girl

    Rodman, Mary Ann.

    When her FBI-agent father is transferred to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964, eleven-year-old Alice wants to be popular but also wants to reach out to the one black girl in her class in a newly-integrated school.

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    London, 1850

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    London, 1850

    Rook, Sebastian.

    Jack Harkett meets Benedict Cole, a stowaway on a mysterious ship that sails into a London port, and they find themselves on the same side of deadly battle.

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    Elisabeth

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    ROY

    Elisabeth : the princess bride

    Denenberg, Barry.

    Presents the fictionalized diary of Princess Elisabeth in which she describes her unexpected engagement and marriage to her cousin Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria in 1853-54. Includes historical notes concerning her life as Empress.

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    Cleopatra VII, daughter of the Nile

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    ROY

    Cleopatra VII, daughter of the Nile

    Gregory, Kristiana.

    While her father is in hiding after attempts on his life, twelve-year-old Cleopatra records in her diary how she fears for her own safety and hopes to survive to become Queen of Egypt some day.

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    Eleanor

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    ROY

    Eleanor : crown jewel of Aquitaine

    Gregory, Kristiana.

    The diary of Eleanor, first daughter of the duke of Aquitaine, from 1136 until 1137, when at age fifteen she becomes queen of France. Includes historical notes on her later life.

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    Sondok

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    ROY

    Sondok : princess of the moon and stars

    Holman, Sheri.

    In a series of messages placed in her grandmother's ancestral jar, a seventh century princess and future ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla vents her frustration at not being permitted to study astronomy because she is a girl.

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    Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles

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    ROY

    Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles

    Lasky, Kathryn

    In 1769, thirteen-year-old Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa, begins a ournal chronicling her life at the Austrian court and her preparation for her future role as queen of France.

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    Elizabeth I, red rose of the House of Tudor

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    ROY

    Elizabeth I, red rose of the House of Tudor

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    In a series of diary entries, Princess Elizabeth, the eleven-year-old daughter of King Henry VIII, celebrates holidays and birthdays, relives her mother's execution, revels in her studies, and agonizes over her father's health.

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    Jahanara

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    ROY

    Jahanara : princess of princesses

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Mogul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life. Includes historical notes on Jahanara's later life and on the Mogul Empire.

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    Mary, Queen of Scots, queen without a country

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    Mary, Queen of Scots, queen without a country

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    Mary, the young Scottish queen, writes in her diary about her experiences living at the court of France's King Henry II as she awaits her marriage to Henry's son, Francis.

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    Kristina

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    ROY

    Kristina : the girl king

    Meyer, Carolyn.

    Presents the fictionalized diary of the highly unconventional Kristina who became queen of Sweden in the seventeenth century.

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    Yellow star

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    ROY

    Yellow star

    Roy, Jennifer Rozines, 1967-

    From 1939, when Syvia is four and a half years old, to 1945 when she has just turned ten, a Jewish girl and her family struggle to survive in Poland's Lodz ghetto during the Nazi occupation.

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    Weetamoo, heart of the Pocassets

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    ROY

    Weetamoo, heart of the Pocassets

    Smith, Patricia Clark.

    The 1653-1654 diary of a fourteen-year-old Pocasset Indian girl, destined to become a leader of her tribe, describes how her life changes with the seasons, after a ritual fast she undertakes, and with her tribe's interaction with the English "Coat-men" of the nearby Plymouth Colony.

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    Weetamoo, heart of the Pocassets

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    ROY

    Weetamoo, heart of the Pocassets

    Smith, Patricia Clark.

    The 1653-1654 diary of a fourteen-year-old Pocasset Indian girl, destined to become a leader of her tribe, describes how her life changes with the seasons, after a ritual fast she undertakes, and with her tribe's interaction with the English "Coat-men" of the nearby Plymouth Colony.

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    Lady of Ch'iao Kuo

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    ROY

    Lady of Ch'iao Kuo : warrior of the South

    Yep, Laurence.

    In 531 A.D., a fifteen-year-old princess of the Hsien tribe in southern China keeps a diary which describes her role as liaison between her own people and the local Chinese colonists, in times of both peace and war.

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    The wadjet eye

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    RUB

    The wadjet eye

    Rubalcaba, Jill.

    After his mother dies, Damon, a young medical student living in Alexandria, Egypt, in 45 B.C., makes a perilous journey to Spain to locate his father who is serving in the Roman army led by Julius Caesar.

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    Journey to Jamestown

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    RUB

    Journey to Jamestown

    Ruby, Lois.

    Elias comes to the new world, apprenticed to a barber-surgeon in Jamestown Colony, and when he arrives he meets Sacahocan, a Pamunkee Indian in training to be a medicine woman. Includes two stories, one from each character's perspective.

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    Shanghai shadows

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    RUB

    Shanghai shadows

    Ruby, Lois.

    From 1939 to 1945, a Jewish family struggles to survive in occupied China; young Ilse by remaining optimistic, her older brother by joining a resistance movement, her mother by maintaining connections to the past, and her father by playing the violin that had been his livelihood.

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    House of the red fish

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    SAL

    House of the red fish

    Salisbury, Graham.

    Over a year after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the arrest of Tomi's father and grandfather, Tomi and his friends, battling anti-Japanese-American sentiment in Hawaii, try to find a way to salvage his father's sunken fishing boat.

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    A drowned maiden's hair

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    SCH

    A drowned maiden's hair : a melodrama

    Schlitz, Laura Amy.

    In the early twentieth century, young orphan Maud Flynn hopes to finally be loved when she is adopted by the elderly Hawthorne sisters, but she is instead roped into the family's crooked séance business.

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    The white stallion

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    SHU

    The white stallion

    Shub, Elizabeth.

    Carried away from her wagon train in Texas in 1845 by the old mare she is riding, a little girl is befriended by a white stallion.

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    The travels of Benjamin of Tudela

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    SHU

    The travels of Benjamin of Tudela : through three continents in the twelfth century

    Shulevitz, Uri, 1935-

    A fictionalized account of the travels of Benjamin, a Jewish man from Tudela, Spain, who, in 1159, set out on a fourteen-year-long journey that took him to Italy, Greece, Palestine, Persia, China, Egypt, and Sicily.

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    Calico captive

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    SPE

    Calico captive

    Speare, Elizabeth George.

    An Englishwoman, Miriam Willard, becomes a captive during the French and Indian War in 1754. After a harrowing march north to Montreal she discovers a city filled with the intrigue of war.

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    Quiver

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    SPI

    Quiver

    Spinner, Stephanie.

    Sixteen-year-old Atalanta, abandoned as an infant, has grown to become a renowned archer and swiftest mortal alive due to the intervention of Artemis, goddess of the hunt, so when the father who forsook her so many years before issues an ultimatum that Atalanta marry and produce an heir, she counters with the condition that the man she weds must be able to best her in a footrace or die.

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    The princess in the tower

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    STE

    The princess in the tower

    Stewart, Sharon (Sharon Roberta), 1944-

    Based upon the true story of Marie Therese, the young princess wonders about her own fate after her father is sent to the guillotine, her mother is taken away, and she is imprisoned in the Tower of the Temple.

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    The shadows of Ghadames

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    STO

    The shadows of Ghadames

    Stolz, Jo‘lle.

    At the end of the nineteenth century in Libya, eleven-year-old Malika simultaneously enjoys and feels constricted by the narrow world of women, but an injured stranger enters her home and disrupts the traditional order of things.

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    Dragon

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    Dragon

    Stone, Jeff.

    Thirteen-year-old Long, a dragon-style kung fu master and the oldest of the five survivors of the destroyed Cangzhen, must get to the Forbidden City before Tonglong declares himself emperor.

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    Mouse

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    Mouse

    Stone, Jeff.

    Street urchin ShaoSu is befriended by Hok and Ying and feels he has finally found a new family, until he learns his new friends are two of China's most wanted criminals and their actions will place ShaoSu's life, and the future of China, in danger.

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    The battle of Gettysburg, 1863

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    The battle of Gettysburg, 1863

    Tarshis, Lauren.

    In 1863, child slave Thomas and his sister Birdie journey north and meet up with Union soldiers who have orders to fight at Gettysburg.

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    The bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

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    The bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

    Tarshis, Lauren.

    Eleven-year-old Danny Crane witnesses the bombing of Pearl Harbor and must find his way home in the midst of the terror, smoke, and chaos of the attack.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The Great Chicago Fire, 1871

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    The Great Chicago Fire, 1871

    Tarshis, Lauren.

    Oscar Starling tries to survive during the Great Chicago Fire.

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    The Nazi invasion, 1944

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    The Nazi invasion, 1944

    Tarshis, Lauren.

    In 1944, Max and Zena Rosen escape from their Polish ghetto and the Nazis and join up with Jewish resistance fighters.

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    The San Francisco earthquake, 1906

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    The San Francisco earthquake, 1906

    Tarshis, Lauren.

    Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco--but early one spring morning in 1906 Leo's world is shaken, when he finds himself stranded in the middle of San Francisco as it crumbles and burns to the ground.

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    The sinking of the Titanic, 1912

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    The sinking of the Titanic, 1912

    Tarshis, Lauren.

    Ten-year-old George Calder's life changes forever as he, his little sister, Phoebe, and their Aunt Daisy set out across the ocean on the "Titanic" in 1912.

    Due 09/02/19

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    Mississippi bridge

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    Mississippi bridge

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    During a heavy rainstorm in 1930s rural Mississippi, a ten-year-old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengers off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers and then set off across the raging Rosa Lee River.

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    The doom machine

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    The doom machine : a novel

    Teague, Mark.

    When a spaceship lands in the small town of Vern Hollow in 1956, juvenile delinquent Jack Creedle and prim, studious Isadora Shumway form an unexpected alliance as they try to keep a group of extraterrestrials from stealing eccentric Uncle Bud's space travel machine.

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    A faraway island

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    A faraway island

    Thor, Annika.

    In 1939 Sweden, two Jewish sisters wait for their parents to flee the Nazis in Austria, but while eight-year-old Nellie settles in quickly, twelve-year-old Stephie feels stranded at the end of the world, with a foster mother who is as cold and unforgiving as the island on which they live.

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    Seaward born

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    Seaward born

    Wait, Lea.

    In 1805, a thirteen-year-old slave and his friend make a dangerous escape from Charleston, S.C. and stowaway to head north toward freedom.

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    Ghosts in the gallery

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    Ghosts in the gallery

    Wallace, Barbara Brooks, 1922-

    When eleven-year-old Jenny arrives at her grandfather's house but is not recognized as one of the family because of a servant's intrigue, the young orphan endures a difficult fate.

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    Kizzy Ann Stamps

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    Kizzy Ann Stamps

    Watts, Jeri Hanel, 1957-

    Kizzie Ann Stamps is nervous about starting at a new school that was just integrated, and wonders if she and her dog Shag will be allowed to compete in a herding competition because she is African-American.

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    Lincoln and his boys

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    Lincoln and his boys

    Wells, Rosemary.

    Brothers Willie and Taddie share stories about their father, Abraham Lincoln, focusing on the years they lived in the White House.

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    My Havana

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    WEL

    My Havana

    Wells, Rosemary.

    Relates events in the childhood of architect Secundino Fernandez, who left his beloved Havana, Cuba, with his parents, first to spend a year in Spain, and later to move to New York City.

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    Little Audrey

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    Little Audrey

    White, Ruth, 1942-

    In 1948, eleven-year-old Audrey lives with her father, mother, and three younger sisters in Jewell Valley, a coal mining camp in Southwest Virginia, where her mother still mourns the death of a baby, her father goes on drinking binges on paydays, and Audrey tries to recover from the scarlet fever that has left her skinny and needing to wear glasses.

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    Someone named Eva

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    Someone named Eva

    Wolf, Joan M., 1966-

    From her home in Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in 1942, eleven-year-old Milada is taken with other blond, blue-eyed children to a school in Poland to be trained as "proper Germans" for adoption by German families, but all the while she remembers her true name and history.

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    Crow

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    Crow

    Wright, Barbara, 1951-

    Moses Thomas's summer vacation in 1898 does not go as planned, and while he deals with family problems and fickle friends, Moses comes to be more aware of the escalating tension between the African American and white communities of Wilmington, North Carolina.

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    Blood and iron

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    Blood and iron : building the railway

    Yee, Paul.

    Fourteen-year-old Lee Heen-gwong records his thoughts and experiences in his journal after his family's gambling debts force him to travel from China to Canada to work on building the railway there in the 1880s.

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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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    The traitor

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    The traitor : Golden Mountain chronicles, 1885

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    In 1885, a lonely illegitimate American boy and a lonely Chinese American boy develop an unlikely friendship in the midst of prejudices and racial tension in their coal mining town of Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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    Spring Pearl

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    Spring Pearl : the last flower

    Yep, Laurence.

    Called boyish by her new family for being able to read and write, twelve-year old orphaned Spring Pearl's "odd ways" help save the family during the 1857 Opium War in Canton, China.

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    When the circus came to town

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    When the circus came to town

    Yep, Laurence.

    An Asian cook and a Chinese New Year celebration help a ten-year-old girl at a Montana stage coach station to regain her confidence after smallpox scars her face.

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    Dear Papa

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    Dear Papa

    Ylvisaker, Anne.

    In September of 1943, one year after her father's death, nine-year-old Isabelle begins writing him letters, which are interspersed with letters to other members of her family, relating important events in her life and how she feels about them.

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    Girl in a cage

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    YOL

    Girl in a cage

    Yolen, Jane.

    As English armies invade Scotland in 1306, eleven-year-old Princess Marjorie, daughter of the newly crowned Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, is captured by England's King Edward Longshanks and held in a cage on public display.

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    Queen's own fool

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    YOL

    Queen's own fool : a novel of Mary Queen of Scots

    Yolen, Jane.

    When twelve-year-old Nicola leaves Troupe Brufort and serves as the fool for Mary, Queen of Scots, she experiences the political and religious upheavals in both France and Scotland.

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    Jemmy Button

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    Jemmy Button

    Barzelay, Alix.

    Provides a fictionalized account of Jemmy Button, a native boy from Tierra del Fuego who was brought to London to be educated and then returned home to his island.

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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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    Li'l Dan, the drummer boy

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    Li'l Dan, the drummer boy : a Civil War story

    Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988.

    L'il Dan, informed by a company of Union solders that he is no longer a slave, follows them and uses his beloved drum to save them from attack. Includes a reading by Maya Angelou on CD.

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    Ruby's wish

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    Ruby's wish

    Bridges, Shirin Yim.

    In China, at a time when few girls are taught to read or write, Ruby dreams of going to the university with her brothers and male cousins.

    Due 09/17/19

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    Heroes of the surf

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    Heroes of the surf : a rescue story based on true events

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    When the huge steamship on which they are traveling runs aground off the New Jersey coast in 1882, two boys and their families are among the passengers dramatically rescued by members of the U.S. Life Saving Service. Includes notes about the event on which the story is based.

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    Just as good

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    CRO

    Just as good : how Larry Doby changed America's game

    Crowe, Chris.

    An African American family in Cleveland, Ohio, listens on their new radio to the first game of the 1948 World Series, in which Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, won the game for the Cleveland Indians.

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    The whispering town

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    The whispering town

    Elvgren, Jennifer Riesmeyer.

    In Denmark during World War II, young Annet, her parents, and their neighbors help a Jewish family hide from Nazi soldiers until it is safe for them to leave Annet's basement.

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    Boxes for Katje

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    Boxes for Katje

    Fleming, Candace.

    After a young Dutch girl writes to her new American friend in thanks for the care package sent after World War II, she begins to receive increasingly larger boxes.

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    The buffalo soldier

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    GAR

    The buffalo soldier

    Garland, Sherry.

    Realizing that his future lies in owning land, not just being free, a young man raised as a slave becomes a buffalo soldier--a member of an all-black cavalry regiment formed to protect white settlers from Indians, bandits, and outlaws, and that later fought in the Spanish American War. Includes historical note.

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    Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie

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    Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie : a story about Edna Lewis

    Gourley, Robbin.

    Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes five recipes and facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Henry and the kite dragon

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    Henry and the kite dragon

    Hall, Bruce Edward.

    In New York City in the 1920s, the children from Chinatown go after the children from Little Italy for throwing rocks at the beautiful kites Grandfather Chin makes, not realizing that they have a reason for doing so.

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    Most loved in all the world

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    Most loved in all the world

    Hegamin, Tonya.

    Even though Mama is an agent on the Underground Railroad, in order to help others she must remain a slave, but she teaches her daughter the value of freedom through a gift of love and sacrifice.

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    A boy called Dickens

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    A boy called Dickens

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    Narrates the tale of twelve-year-old Charles Dickens who, despite poverty and long hours of factory work, still has time to discover and share the stories of other residents of 1824 London. Includes author's note about Dickens' life and some of the books he wrote.

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    From slave to soldier

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    From slave to soldier : based on a true Civil War story

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    A boy who hates being a slave joins the Union Army to fight for freedom, and proves himself brave and capable of handling a mule team when the need arises.

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    Girl wonder

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    HOP

    Girl wonder : a baseball story in nine innings

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    In the early 1900s, Alta Weiss, a young woman who knows from an early age that she loves baseball, finds a way to show that she can play, even though she is a girl.

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    Saving Strawberry Farm

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    Saving Strawberry Farm

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    During the Great Depression, Davey learns that a neighbor's property is about to be auctioned, and he rallies his friends, neighbors, and family to help save Strawberry Farm.

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    Virgie goes to school with us boys

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    Virgie goes to school with us boys

    Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald.

    In the post-Civil War South, a young African American girl is determined to prove that she can go to school just like her older brothers.

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    All different now

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    All different now : Juneteenth, the first day of freedom

    Johnson, Angela, 1961-

    In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.

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    A sweet smell of roses

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    A sweet smell of roses

    Johnson, Angela, 1961-

    Two young girls participate in a freedom march and listen to Dr. Martin Luther King speak during the Civil Rights movement.

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    Henry's freedom box

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    Henry's freedom box

    Levine, Ellen.

    A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

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    Jackie's bat

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    Jackie's bat

    Lorbiecki, Marybeth.

    Joey, the batboy for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, learns a hard lesson about respect for people of different races after Jackie Robinson joins the team.

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    The escape of Oney Judge

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    The escape of Oney Judge : Martha Washington's slave finds freedom

    McCully, Emily Arnold.

    Young Oney Judge risks everything to escape a life of slavery in the household of George and Martha Washington and to make her own way as a free black woman.

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    Molly Bannaky

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    Molly Bannaky

    McGill, Alice.

    Relates how Benjamin Banneker's grandmother journeyed from England to Maryland in the late seventeenth century, worked as an indentured servant, began a farm of her own, and married a freed slave.

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    The all-I'll-ever-want Christmas doll

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    MCK

    The all-I'll-ever-want Christmas doll

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    During the Depression, three young sisters get one baby doll for Christmas and must find a way to share.

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    New shoes

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    MEY

    New shoes

    Meyer, Susan, 1960-

    "In this historical fiction picture book, Ella Mae and her cousin Charlotte, both African American, start their own shoe store when they learn that they cannot try on shoes at the shoe store"--Provided by publisher.

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    Across the alley

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    MIC

    Across the alley

    Michelson, Richard.

    Jewish Abe's grandfather wants him to be a violinist while African-American Wille's father plans for him to be a great baseball pitcher, but it turns out that the two boys are more talented when they switch hobbies.

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    Big Jabe

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    NOL

    Big Jabe

    Nolen, Jerdine.

    Momma Mary tells stories about a special young man who does wondrous things, especially for the slaves on the Plenty Plantation.

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    The firekeeper's son

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    PAR

    The firekeeper's son

    Park, Linda Sue.

    In eighteenth-century Korea, after Sang-hee's father injures his ankle, Sang-hee attempts to take over the task of lighting the evening fire which signals to the palace that all is well. Includes historical notes.

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    Night boat to freedom

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    Night boat to freedom

    Raven, Margot Theis.

    At the request of his fellow slave Granny Judith, Christmas John risks his life to take runaways across a river from Kentucky to Ohio. Based on slave narratives recorded in the 1930s.

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    Pappy's handkerchief

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    Pappy's handkerchief

    Scillian, Devin.

    Young Moses and his family sell everything they own and leave their Baltimore, Maryland, home in 1889 to join many other settlers in a race to claim land in the newly-opened territory of Oklahoma.

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    The gardener

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    The gardener

    Stewart, Sarah, 1939-

    A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.

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    Alec's primer

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    Alec's primer

    Walter, Mildred Pitts.

    A young slave's journey to freedom begins when a plantation owner's granddaughter teaches him how to read. Based on the childhood of Alec Turner (1845-1923) who escaped from slavery by joining the Union Army during the Civil War and later became a landowner in Vermont.

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    Friend on freedom river

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    Friend on freedom river

    Whelan, Gloria.

    The Winter of 1850 finds young Louis alone with his mother when his father heads north for work, but when runaway slaves ask Louis for help being ferryed across the Detroit River he wonders what his father would do.

    Available

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    The listeners

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    The listeners

    Whelan, Gloria.

    After a day of picking cotton in late 1860, Ella May, a young slave, joins her friends Bobby and Sue at their second job of listening outside the windows of their master's house for useful information.

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