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Esperanza Rising
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

October 01, 2012

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Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.
The Snowy Day (Picture Puffin Books Book 1)
by Ezra Jack Keats

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

November 05, 1962

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<b>Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!</b><br /><br /><br />No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.<br />The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.<br /><br /><br />"Keats's sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child."—<i>Barnes & Noble</i><br /><br />"Ezra Jack Keats's classic <i>The Snowy Day</i>, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow."—<i>Publisher's Weekly</i><br /><br />"The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to <i>Horn Book</i> magazine, <i>The Snowy Day</i> was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"—yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake."—Amazon.com<p><p> </p></p><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie

Language

English

Pages

251

Publication Date

January 10, 2012

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.<br /><br />Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.<br /><br />With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike. <br />
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series Book 1)
by Jacqueline Davies

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

May 04, 2009

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<P><I>For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day.</I> And I am the Lemonade King. </P><P>Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win—or even if their fight will ever end. Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and even math problems, this fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent. </P><P>Awards: 2009 Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2007 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, North Carolina Children’s Book Award 2011, 2011 Nutmeg Award (Connecticut) </P><P>Check out <B>www.lemonadewar.com</B> for more information on The Lemonade War Series, including sequels <I>The Lemonade Crime, The Bell Bandit, </I>and <I>The Candy Smash.</I>
First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
by Tamora Pierce

Language

English

Pages

234

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her adventure begins in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. </b><br /> <br /> Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortall—one that allows females to train for knighthood. After years in the Yamani Islands, she knows that women can be warriors, and now that she’s returned home, Kel is determined to achieve her goal. She believes she is ready for the traditional hazing and grueling schedule of a page. But standing in Kel’s way is Lord Wyldon. The training master is dead set against girls becoming knights. He says she must pass a one-year trial that no male page has ever had to endure. It’s just one more way to separate Kel from her fellow trainees. But she is not to be underestimated. She will fight to succeed, even when the test is unfair.<br /><br />More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure.<br /><br />"Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home."<br />—<b>SARAH J. MAAS</b>, #1<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author<br /><br />"Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace."<br />—<b>LEIGH BARDUGO</b>, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author
War: The True Reign Series, Book 3
by Jennifer Anne Davis

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

October 04, 2017

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When Rema chose to be crowned queen and join the rebel forces, she knew she'd face the fight of her life. What she didn't expect was to be kidnapped by an Emperion assassin and taken to the mainland to be executed in front of the emperor. How can she save Greenwood Island if she can't even save herself?<br /><br />Darmik knows he doesn't have much time to rescue Rema. He’s denounced his position as Commander and Prince in order to join the rebels. But now he must rely on his family name in order to go before the Emperor—his uncle—and beg for Rema’s life.<br /><br />If Rema and Darmik have any hope of being together and saving their kingdom, they must survive the greatest threat of all—Emperion.<br /><br />This is the heart-pounding conclusion to The True Reign Series.<br />
Yellow Star
by Jennifer Roy

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

May 15, 2012

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<p>"In 1945 the war ended. The Germans surrendered, and the ghetto was liberated. Out of over a quarter of a million people, about 800 walked out of the ghetto. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. I was one of the twelve." For more than fifty years after the war, Syvia, like many Holocaust survivors, did not talk about her experiences in the Lodz ghetto in Poland. She buried her past in order to move forward. But finally she decided it was time to share her story, and so she told it to her niece, who has re-told it here using free verse inspired by her aunt. This is the true story of Syvia Perlmutter—a story of courage, heartbreak, and finally survival despite the terrible circumstances in which she grew up. A timeline, historical notes, and an author's note are included.</p>
Goodnight Baseball (Fiction Picture Books)
by Michael Dahl

Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

March 01, 2013

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A sweet, nostalgic goodnight to the thrill of a baseball game. This hardcover edition is produced in reinforced library binding and in partership with Sports Illustrated KIDS.
War and Wind: TIDES Book 2
by Alex Lidell

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<b>A cowardly captain. An incompetent crew. A mission she can't fail.</b><span> <br /></span><div></div><div> <br />Nile and her small band of loyal midshipmen saved the ship, and Captain Rima might just kill them for it . . . one young officer at a time. No one and nothing on the Aurora is safe anymore, least of all Nile's explosive secrets or her connection with Domenic, which vibrates between them like a cutlass speared into the deck. </div><div><span> <br /></span>When the shifting tide of war suddenly turns Aurora's backwater outpost into a vital battleground, Nile faces an impossible choice between duty and freedom. In a cascade of violence, gunpowder, and lies, Nile will soon discover who has her back and who wants to stab a dagger in it. To save the ones she loves, Nile may have to sacrifice everything.<br /><span> <br /></span><br /><i>WAR AND WIND is the exciting sequel to AIR AND ASH, a seafaring adventure of duty, love, magic, and a princess's quest to protect her kingdom on her own terms. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and Naomi Novik.</i></div>
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! (The Other Side of the Stor...
by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Language

English

Pages

25

Publication Date

April 01, 2014

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OF COURSE you think I did a horrible thing by eating Little Red Riding Hood and her granny. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...

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