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Home, James
by Emily Steele Jackson

Language

English

Pages

97

Publication Date

February 05, 2018

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<b>From debut author Emily Steele Jackson, <i>Home, James </i>is a fun and heartwarming story about finding yourself in a place you never thought you'd call home.</b><br /><br />Everyone else in thirteen-year-old James' family is thrilled to be moving back to the USA, but James doesn't see why their wonderful life in China needs to end. Even though his passport says he's American, James feels like he's arrived in a foreign country. He's sure eighth grade in this new place will be a disaster. With mysteries like cheese knives, drama llamas, and the Pledge of Allegiance, will Missoula, Montana ever feel like home?
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>
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 />
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics) (Logans Boo...
by Mildred D. Taylor

Language

English

Pages

276

Publication Date

April 12, 2004

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<b>Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. </b><br /><br />Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story—Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.<br /><br /><b>* "[A] vivid story.... Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence."—Booklist, starred review</b>
Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)
by E. B. White

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

March 17, 2015

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<p><strong>This beloved book by E. B. White, author of <em>Stuart Little</em> and <em>The Trumpet of the Swan</em>, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.</strong></p><p><em>Some Pig. Humble. Radiant.</em> These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.</p><p>E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's <em>Stuart Little</em> and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.</p>
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>
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...
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
by Linda Sue Park

Language

English

Pages

133

Publication Date

November 15, 2010

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<P>The<I> New York Times </I>bestseller<I> A Long Walk to Water</I> begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.
Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness series Book 1)
by Tamora Pierce

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

December 03, 2009

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<B>From Tamora Pierce, the first book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet, honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award.</B><BR><BR><I>“From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.”</I><BR> <BR>And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page. But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins—one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.
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.

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