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    The green bicycle

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    The green bicycle

    Al-Mansour, Haifaa, 1974- author.

    "Since girls do not ride bikes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, eleven year old Wadjda has to scheme to get her own"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The power

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    The power : a novel

    Alderman, Naomi, author.

    'All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically. Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman's THE POWER at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways." -- Provided by publisher.

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    Anna of Byzantium

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    Anna of Byzantium

    Barrett, Tracy, 1955-

    In the eleventh century the teenage princess Anna Comnena fights for her birthright, the throne to the Byzantine Empire, which she fears will be taken from her by her younger brother John because he is a boy.

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    These shallow graves

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    These shallow graves

    Donnelly, Jennifer, author.

    A young woman in nineteenth-century New York City must struggle against gender and class boundaries when her father is found dead of a supposed suicide, and she believes there is more than meets the eye, so in order to uncover the truth she will have to decide how much she is willing to risk and lose.

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    Far and beyon'

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    Far and beyon'

    Dow, Unity.

    A Tswana mother, grieving the loss of two sons to AIDS, embraces traditional magic, while her remaining son and daughter increasingly reject her beliefs.

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    Symptoms of being human

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    Symptoms of being human

    Garvin, Jeff, author.

    "A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The yellow wallpaper

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    The yellow wallpaper

    Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935.

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    Eon

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    Eon : Dragoneye reborn

    Goodman, Alison.

    Sixteen-year-old Eon hopes to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune and learn to be its main interpreter, but to do so will require much, including keeping secret that she is a girl.

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    Just Ella

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    Just Ella

    Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

    In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.

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    The lie tree

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    The lie tree

    Hardinge, Frances, author.

    On an island off the south coast of Victorian England, fourteen-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father, who was involved in a scandal, and discovers a tree that feeds upon lies and gives those who eat its fruit visions of truth.

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    Our secret, Siri Aang

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    Our secret, Siri Aang

    Kessler, Cristina.

    Namelok, a Masai girl, tries to persuade her traditionalist father to delay her initiation and marriage because they will restrict her freedom and keep her from the black rhino mother and baby she is protecting from poachers.

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    Bloody Jack

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    Bloody Jack : being an account of the curious adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy

    Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942-

    Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

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    Curse of the blue tattoo

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    Curse of the blue tattoo : being an account of the misadventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman and fine lady

    Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942-

    In 1803, after being exposed as a girl and forced to leave her ship, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she battles her snobbish classmates, roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.

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    Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

    In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well.

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    Daughter of Venice

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    Daughter of Venice

    Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

    Frustrated with the restrictions her gender imposes on her life, fourteen-year-old Donata, disguised as a boy, sneaks out of her noble family's house to roam the streets of late sixteenth-century Venice and then must confront the repercussions of her actions.

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    Noteworthy

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    Noteworthy

    Redgate, Riley, author.

    After learning that her deep voice is keeping her from being cast in plays at her exclusive performing arts school, Jordan Sun, junior, auditions for an all-male octet hoping for a chance to perform internationally.

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    Fever Crumb

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    Fever Crumb

    Reeve, Philip.

    Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.

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    Anahita's woven riddle

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    Anahita's woven riddle

    Sayres, Meghan Nuttall.

    In Iran, more than 100 years ago, a young girl with three suitors gets permission from her father and a holy man to weave into her wedding rug a riddle to be solved by her future husband, which will ensure that he has wit to match hers.

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    The hired girl

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    The hired girl

    Schlitz, Laura Amy.

    "Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself--because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of--a woman with a future."--Front jacket flap.

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    Crane

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    Crane

    Stone, Jeff.

    In China in the mid-seventeenth century, twelve-year-old Hok, disguised as a boy for most of her life, must now assume her proper identity as a girl and try to save her brothers' lives by entering the notorious Jinan City Fight Club.

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    Golden boy

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    Golden boy : a novel

    Tarttelin, Abigail, 1987-

    The Walker family seems to be the perfect family, but they are hiding a secret about their son Max.

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    See you down the road

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    See you down the road

    Whitney, Kim Ablon.

    Sixteen-year-old Bridget, member of an Irish Traveller community in the United States, questions the traditions of her family's nomadic and criminal way of life and begins to wonder if she wants to continue living it.

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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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    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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    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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    Neela

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    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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    The breadwinner

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    The breadwinner

    Ellis, Deborah, 1960-

    Conscious of the strict limitations imposed by the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to earn money so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

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    Nobody's princess

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    Nobody's princess

    Friesner, Esther M.

    Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure throughout the Mediterranean world.

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    Nobody's prize

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    Nobody's prize

    Friesner, Esther M.

    Still longing for adventure, Princess Helen of Sparta maintains her disguise as a boy to join her unsuspecting brothers as part of the crew of the Argo, the ship commanded by Prince Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece.

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    Mickey & me

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    Mickey & me : a baseball card adventure

    Gutman, Dan.

    When Joe travels back to 1944, he meets the Milwaukee Chicks, one of the only all-female professional baseball teams in the history of the game.

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    Princess Academy / Palace of Stone / #2

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    Princess Academy / Palace of Stone / #2

    Hale, Shannon.

    Miri returns to Asland and calls upon all of her knowledge of rhetoric and other useful lessons learned at the Princess Academy when she and the other girls face strong opposition while working for a new, fair charter.

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    Minuk

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    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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    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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    The trouble with May Amelia

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    The trouble with May Amelia

    Holm, Jennifer L.

    May Amelia Jackson has grown up a tomboy thanks to her seven brothers and a father who claims girls are useless, so when her father needs May to translate for a gentleman interested in buying their farm, she jumps at the chance to earn his respect.

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    Hour of the Olympics / #16

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    Hour of the Olympics / #16

    Osborne, Mary Pope.

    Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to retrieve a lost story in ancient Greece, where they witness the original Olympic games and are surprised to find what girls of the time were not allowed to do.

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    Rickshaw girl

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    Rickshaw girl

    Perkins, Mitali.

    In her Bangladesh village, ten-year-old Naimi excels at painting designs called alpanas, but to help her impoverished family financially she would have to be a boy--or disguise herself as one.

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    First test #1

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    First test #1

    Pierce, Tamora.

    Ten-year-old Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is ever to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight.

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    Page #2

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    Page #2

    Pierce, Tamora.

    Keladry of Mindelan continues her training to become a squire with the aid of a new maid, the support of her friends, interference from some other pages, and some serious, even dangerous opposition.

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    Squire #3

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    Squire #3

    Pierce, Tamora.

    Fourteen-year-old Kel of Mindelan, a squire in training for knighthood, begins four years of preparation for her final test, the Ordeal--a psychological challenge that is breaking more squires in the land of Tortall than ever before.

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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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    Sondok

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    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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    Nzingha, warrior queen of Matamba

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    Nzingha, warrior queen of Matamba

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Fictional diary of thirteen-year-old Nzingha, a sixteenth-century West African princess who loves to hunt and hopes to lead her kingdom one day against the invasion of the Portuguese slave traders.

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    Quiver

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    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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    Bella at midnight

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    Bella at midnight

    Stanley, Diane.

    Bella's peasant life is changed when her real father, a knight who abandoned her when she was a baby, comes and reclaims her, moving her to his home where she lives with a resentful stepmother and two horrible stepsisters and learns about a plot to kill her friend, Prince Julian.

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    Haveli

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    Haveli

    Staples, Suzanne Fisher.

    Having relented to the ways of her people in Pakistan and married the rich older man to whom she was pledged against her will, Shabanu is now the victim of his family's blood feud and the malice of his other wives. Sequel to "Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind."

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    The house of djinn

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    The house of djinn

    Staples, Suzanne Fisher.

    An unexpected death brings Shabanu's daughter, Mumtaz, and nephew, Jameel, both aged fifteen, to the forefront of an attempt to modernize Pakistan, but the teens must both sacrifice their own dreams if they are to meet family and tribal expectations.

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    Shabanu

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    Shabanu : daughter of the wind

    Staples, Suzanne Fisher.

    When eleven-year old Shabanu, the daughter of a nomad in the Cholistan Desert of present-day Pakistan, is pledged in marriage to an older man whose money will bring prestige to the family, she must either accept the decision, as is the custom, or risk the consequences of defying her father's wishes.

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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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    Justin and the best biscuits in the world

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    Justin and the best biscuits in the world

    Walter, Mildred Pitts.

    Suffering in a family full of females, ten-year-old Justin feels that cleaning and keeping house are women's work until he spends time on his beloved grandfather's ranch.

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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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    Morris Micklewhite and the tangerine dress

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    Morris Micklewhite and the tangerine dress

    Baldacchino, Christine, 1977-

    A young boy faces adversity from classmates when he wears a tangerine colored dress to school.

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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.

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    Oliver Button is a sissy

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    Oliver Button is a sissy

    dePaola, Tomie

    His classmates' taunts don't stop Oliver Button from doing what he likes best--tap dancing.

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    The sissy duckling

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    The sissy duckling

    Fierstein, Harvey, 1954-

    Elmer the duck is teased because he is different, but he proves himself by not only surviving the winter, but also saving his Papa.

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    Punxsutawney Phyllis

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    Punxsutawney Phyllis

    Hill, Susanna Leonard.

    Although she can predict the weather much better than the boys in her family, no one thinks that Phyllis the groundhog has a chance of replacing the aging Punxsutawney Phil when Groundhog Day's official groundhog retires.

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    Jacob's new dress

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    Jacob's new dress

    Hoffman, Sarah.

    Jacob, who likes to wear dresses at home, convinces his parents to let him wear a dress to school, too.

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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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    Just like Josh Gibson

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    Just like Josh Gibson

    Johnson, Angela, 1961-

    A young girl's grandmother tells her of her love for baseball and the day they let her play in the game even though she was a girl.

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    Grace the pirate

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    Grace the pirate

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    Grace O'Malley finds excitement and danger when she defies Irish tradition and goes off to sea with her father, a trader and pirate.

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    Beautiful warrior

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    Beautiful warrior : the legend of the Nun's kung fu

    McCully, Emily Arnold.

    Tells the story of two unlikely kung fu masters and how their skill in martial arts saves them both.

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    Madam President

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    Madam President

    Smith, Lane.

    A little girl imagines what her day would be like if she were President of the United States.

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    Interstellar Cinderella

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    Interstellar Cinderella

    Underwood, Deborah, author.

    In this outer space adaptation of the fairy tale in rhyme, Cinderella dreams of becoming a spaceship mechanic.

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    The yellow wallpaper

    Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935.

    BBC dramatization of the author's autobiographical story of a woman driven to madness by her own mundane existence.

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