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    Bastard out of Carolina

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    Bastard out of Carolina

    Allison, Dorothy.

    Bone, an illegitimate child in a family of social outcasts, sees her mother's happiness with her new husband and will not tell when the stepfather begins abusing her in the 1950s.

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    Bastard out of Carolina

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    Bastard out of Carolina

    Allison, Dorothy.

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    Ten cents a dance

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    Ten cents a dance

    Fletcher, Christine, 1964-

    In 1940s Chicago, fifteen-year-old Ruby hopes to escape poverty by becoming a taxi dancer in a nightclub, but the work has unforeseen dangers and hiding the truth from her family and friends becomes increasingly difficult.

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    Thursday's child

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    Thursday's child

    Hartnett, Sonya.

    A young woman, looking back on her childhood, recounts her farm family's poverty, her father's cowardice, and her younger brother's obsession for digging tunnels and living underground.

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    Flight behavior

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    Flight behavior : a novel

    Kingsolver, Barbara.

    Tired of living on a failing farm and suffering oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbox, on the way to meet a potential lover, is detoured by a miraculoous event on the Apalachian mountainside that ignites a media and religious firestorm, changing her life forever.

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    Private Peaceful

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    Private Peaceful

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    When Thomas Peaceful's older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, and himself.

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    Sounder

    Armstrong, William Howard, 1914-

    Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder.

    Due 09/12/19

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

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    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.

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    Those shoes

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    Those shoes

    Boelts, Maribeth, 1964-

    Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Armando and the blue tarp school

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    Armando and the blue tarp school

    Fine, Edith Hope.

    Armando and his father are trash-pickers in Tijuana, Mexico, but when SeƱor David brings his "school"--a blue tarp set down near the garbage dump--to their neighborhood, Armando's father decides that he must attend classes and learn.

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    A raisin in the sun

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    A raisin in the sun

    In the 1950s, an African-American family on Chicago's south side is torn by different dreams for the future when they receive an insurance settlement: son Walter Lee wants to open a liquor store; daughter Beneatha wants to go to medical school; and the matriarch, Lena, wants to buy a home in a white suburb.

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