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    Close to famous

    Bauer, Joan, 1951-

    Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.

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    Fiction  - JH & HSFiction - JH & HS

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    Just Juice

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    Just Juice

    Hesse, Karen.

    Realizing that her father's lack of work has endangered her family, nine-year-old Juice decides that she must return to school and learn to read in order to help their chances of surviving and keeping their house.

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    A picture of Freedom

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    A picture of Freedom : the diary of Clotee, a slave girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    In 1859 twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.

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    Words in the dust

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    Words in the dust

    Reedy, Trent.

    Zulaikha, a thirteen-year-old girl in Afghanistan, faces a series of frightening but exhilarating changes in her life as she defies her father and secretly meets with an old woman who teaches her to read, her older sister gets married, and American troops offer her surgery to fix her disfiguring cleft lip.

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    The shadows of Ghadames

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    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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    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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    Wolf

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    Wolf

    Bloom, Becky.

    A wolf learns to read in order to impress a group of farmyard animals he has met.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Mr. George Baker

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    Mr. George Baker

    Hest, Amy.

    Harry sits on the porch with Mr. George Baker, an African American who is one hundred years old but can still dance and play the drums, waiting for the school bus that will take them both to the class where they are learning to read.

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    Hog-eye

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    Hog-eye

    Meddaugh, Susan.

    A young pig uses her ability to read to outwit an illiterate wolf that intends to eat her.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Amadi's snowman

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    Amadi's snowman

    Saint-Lot, Katia Novet, 1963-

    As a young Igbo man, Amadi does not understand why his mother insists he learn to read, since he already knows his numbers and will be a businessman one day, but an older boy teaches him the value of learning about the world through books.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Raising Sweetness

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    Raising Sweetness

    Stanley, Diane.

    Sweetness, one of eight orphans living with a man who is an unconventional housekeeper, learns to read and writes an important letter to improve their situation.

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