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The Mighty Miss Malone
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780440422143
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But it's 1936 and the Great Depression has hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother, Jimmie, go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. Jimmie's beautiful voice inspires him to leave the camp to be a performer, while Deza and Mother find a new home, and cling to the hope that they will find Father. The twists and turns of their story reveal the devastation of the Depression and prove that Deza truly is the Mighty Miss Malone.

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    The Mighty Miss Malone
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780385734912
  • Reader Reviews : 33
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Bud, Not Buddy, Bud met a girl named Deza Malone in a Hooverville. This is her story. “We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression has hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother Jimmie go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. Jimmie's beautiful voice inspires him to leave the camp to be a performer, while Deza and Mother find a new home, and cling to the hope that they will find Father. The twists and turns of their story reveal the devastation of the Depression and prove that Deza truly is the Mighty Miss Malone. “Witty and moving.” —The Wall Street Journal “The fluidity of the writing, the strong sense of place and time combined with well-drawn characters will captivate and delight. . . . a fitting literary companion to Bud Caldwell.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “Curtis threads important bits of African-American history throughout the narrative. . . . Some readers will feel they are due a bit of happiness; others will be struck by how little has changed in 75 years for the nation’s have-nots.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred

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    The Mighty Miss Malone
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780375897368
  • Reader Reviews : 33
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Bud, Not Buddy, Bud met a girl named Deza Malone in a Hooverville. This is her story. “We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression has hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother Jimmie go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. Jimmie's beautiful voice inspires him to leave the camp to be a performer, while Deza and Mother find a new home, and cling to the hope that they will find Father. The twists and turns of their story reveal the devastation of the Depression and prove that Deza truly is the Mighty Miss Malone. “Witty and moving.” —The Wall Street Journal “The fluidity of the writing, the strong sense of place and time combined with well-drawn characters will captivate and delight. . . . a fitting literary companion to Bud Caldwell.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “Curtis threads important bits of African-American history throughout the narrative. . . . Some readers will feel they are due a bit of happiness; others will be struck by how little has changed in 75 years for the nation’s have-nots.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred

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    Christopher Paul Curtis 3-Book eomni
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN : 9780593487235
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the Newberry Medal and Corretta Scott King Award winning author, three bestselling novels that have been called “a modern classic” by NPR and “marvelous” by The New York Times are now available for the first time in one ebook collection! Included in this set are three cherished and unforgettable books about Black family life, important moments in history, and dealing with tough situations with determination and humor: The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 features Kenny and his family on a road trip during the civil rights era; Bud, Not Buddy, a motherless boy on the run during the Depression (both books include special bonus content), plus The Mighty Miss Malone, which stars a character from Bud, Deza Malone, who is looking to get her family back together.

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    Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold)
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9780545281195
  • Reader Reviews : 52
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor and unique narrative voice, is now part of the Scholastic Gold line! Elijah of Buxton, recipient of the Newbery Honor and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. This edition includes exclusive bonus content!Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. Elijah's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that -- not to mention for being the best at chunking rocks and catching fish. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scared of snakes and tends to talk too much. But everything changes when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Now it's up to Elijah to track down the thief -- and his dangerous journey just might make a hero out of him, if only he can find the courage to get back home.

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    25 Roses
  • Author : Stephanie Faris
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781481424202
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Feeling invisible in a social world dominated by her perfect older sister and a popular school clique, Mia accidentally ends up in charge of the Student Council chocolate rose sale and uses her inside perspective to play matchmaker. By the author of 30 Days of No Gossip. Simultaneous.

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    Bud, Not Buddy
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN : 9781101934265
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

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    Bucking the Sarge
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780307567253
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend Sparky says, “Flint’s nothing but the Titanic.” And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, “Take my advice and stay off the sucker path.” The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luther’s just one of the many people trapped in the Sarge’s Evil Empire—but he’s about to bust out. If Luther wins the science fair this year, he’ll be on track for college and a future as America’s best-known and best-loved philosopher. All he’s got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flint’s finest undertaker—and the love of Luther’s life. Sparky’s escape plans involve a pit bull named Poofy and the world’s scariest rat. Oh, and Luther. Add to the mix Chester X., Luther’s mysterious roommate; Dontay Gaddy, a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE’M ALL; and Darnell Dixon, the Sarge’s go-to guy who knows how to break all the rules. Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award–winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way. Praise for The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963: “An exceptional first novel.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred “Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child’s view of the world will make this book an instant hit.”—School Library Journal, Starred Praise for Bud, Not Buddy: “Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud.” —School Library Journal, Starred

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    The Journey of Little Charlie
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9781338164008
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to the story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils. The National Book Award finalist by Christopher Paul Curtis!Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His sharecropper father just died and Cap'n Buck -- the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina -- has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap'n Buck and agrees to track down some folks accused of stealing from the cap'n and his boss. It's not too bad of a bargain for Charlie... until he comes face-to-face with the fugitives and discovers their true identities. Torn between his guilty conscience and his survival instinct, Charlie needs to figure out his next move -- and soon. It's only a matter of time before Cap'n Buck catches on.Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to this story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils.

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    Mr. Chickee's Funny Money
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780307488459
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives 9-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with 15 zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill? Could it be real? Well, Agent Fondoo of the U.S. Treasury Department and his team of Secret Government Agents are determined to get that money back! But Steven and his best friends, Russell and Zoopy the giant dog, are more than a match for the Feds. After all, Steven is the president of the Flint Future Detectives Club, and the inventor of fantastic spying and detecting equipment such as the Snoopeeze 9000!

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    Newbery Medal Winners Three-Book Collection
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis,Clare Vanderpool,Rebecca Stead
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN : 9780593375242
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Three Newbery Medal winners—Christopher Paul Curtis’s Bud, Not Buddy, Clare Vanderpool’s Moon Over Manifest, and Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me—come together in this collection that’s perfect for catching up on old favorites and discovering new ones. Whether you’re looking for an escape or eager to catch up on some summer reading, the three award-winning titles in this collection will stay with you. Titles featured include: · Bud, Not Buddy: It’s 1936, in Flint, Michigan, and a motherless boy named Bud decides to hit the road to find his father in this Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963. · Moon Over Manifest: Armed only with a few possessions, Abilene Tucker jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. What she discovers sends her and some new friends on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt. · When You Reach Me: Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes that seem to predict the future. If that's the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it. Turn to this three-book collection for the classics you remember and the stories you’ll never forget.

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    Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1442035366
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Flint Future Detective Club members Steven Carter and his friends Russell and Richelle follow Russell's dog, Rodney Rodent, into a mural to chase a demonic-looking gnome, only to find the mysterious Mr. Chickee on the other side.

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    Thief of Dreams
  • Author : Adrian Cole
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9781497621794
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Vicious aliens, human gladiators, and elemental gods populate the realms of the Star Requiem series in the second novel following Mother of Storms. Adrian Cole’s acclaimed Star Requiem series welcomes readers to Innasmorn, a planet where the elements are worshipped as gods . . . and where mankind is considered the enemy. In the impenetrable West of Innasmorn lies the forbidden city of Shung Hang—a mystical place shrouded in legend . . . and guarded by the winged warriors of the last goddess, the Aviatrix. Pursued by the relentless death machine of the corrupt prime consul Zellorian, the last remnants of an exterminated mortal race make their way across a perilous, devastated land. For only by harnessing an ancient power secreted in the Deathless City can the intrepid human survivors hope to hold the enemy at bay—and forestall the bloodthirsty alien Csendook’s planned genocide of humankind. Don’t miss the entire Star Requiem quartet: Mother of Storms, Thief of Dreams, Warlord of Heaven, and Labyrinth of Worlds.

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    The Prophet's Wife
  • Author : Libbie Grant
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780063070998
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A sweeping, lyrical tale of historical fiction that tells the unbelievable story of the early days of the Mormon church through the eyes of the woman who saw it all—Emma, the first wife of the prophet Joseph Smith. In 1825, in rural Pennsylvania, Emma Hale marries an itinerant treasure-digger, a man who has nothing but a peep-stone in his pocket and a conviction that he can speak directly to God. His name is Joseph Smith and in a few short years, he will found his own religion, gather zealous adherents by the tens of thousands, and fracture Emma’s life and faith While the Mormon religion finds its feet and runs beyond the grasp of its founder, Emma struggles to maintain her place in Joseph’s heart—and in the religion that has become her world. The Mormons make themselves outcasts everywhere they go. Joseph can only maintain his authority by issuing ever-stranger commandments on God’s behalf, culminating in an edict that men should marry as many women as they please. The Mormons’ adoption of polygamy only sets them further apart, and soon their communities are ravaged by violence at the hands of their outraged fellow Americans. For Emma, things take a more personal toll as Joseph brings in a new wife—a woman whom Emma considers a sister. As Emma’s family grows along with Joseph’s infamy, she knows there will never be peace until Joseph faces the law. But on the half-wild edge of the frontier, he’s more likely to find death at the hands of a vigilante posse than a fair trial. For the sake of her people—and her soul—Emma must convince the Prophet of God to surrender... and perhaps to sacrifice his life.

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    Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath
  • Author : Jacob Sager Weinstein
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780399553202
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The hilarious first book in a middle-grade fantasy trilogy about the magical rivers that run through the sewers of London and shape history in ways you'd never learn in school. Magic is real. History is a big, fat lie. Before Hyacinth Hayward moves from Illinois to London, she reads up on the city’s history. Too bad for her. Because the books are wrong. The truth is, London was built on magical rivers, and all the major events in its past have been about people trying to control the magic. Hyacinth discovers this when her mom is kidnapped. In the chase to get her back, Hyacinth encounters a giant intelligent pig in a bathing suit, a boy with amnesia, an adorable tosher (whatever that is), a sarcastic old lady, and a very sketchy unicorn. Somehow Hyacinth has to figure out who to trust, so she can save her mom and, oh yeah, not cause a second Great Fire of London.

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    The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780385382953
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about a hilarious family on a road-trip at one of the most important times in America's history. This special edition makes a perfect gift and includes bonus content! Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent." When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they'll be in Birmingham during one of the darkest moments in America's history. "Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963." --NPR "One of the best novels EVER." --Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming

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    Congressional Record
  • Author : United States. Congress
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1430
  • ISBN : IND:30000126168719
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Law
  • Read and download full book Congressional Record

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    Nothing to Fear
  • Author : Jackie French Koller
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0152575820
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When his father moves away to find work and his mother becomes ill, Danny struggles to help his family during the Great Depression.

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    Summer of the Gypsy Moths
  • Author : Sara Pennypacker
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780062114518
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From Clementine author Sara Pennypacker, this is a poignant middle-grade novel about two foster children who must find a way to work together in order to survive. Eleven-year-old Stella misses her (unreliable) mom, but she loves it at great-aunt Louise’s house. Louise lives on Cape Cod, where Stella hopes her mom will someday come and settle down. The only problem? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. The two girls live together but there’s no way they’ll ever be friends. Then Louise suddenly passes away one morning—and Stella and Angel decide not to tell anyone. Now they have to depend on each other for survival. Now they are forced to trust each other with the biggest secret ever. With great empathy and humor, Sara Pennypacker tells the story of two very different girls who unexpectedly become each other’s true family.

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    Memories of Summer
  • Author : Ruth White
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN : 9781429936583
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • By the author of the Newbery Honor book Belle Prater's Boy It is the mid-1950s, and Lyrics familys dream is finally coming true -- they are moving from the backwoods of southwest Virginia to Flint, Michigan, where her father hopes to get an assembly-line job for a car manufacturer. Thirteen-year-old Lyric has always been close to and admired her older sister, Summer, who is pretty and popular. But in their new hometown, Summer unexpectedly and drastically changes. She becomes remote, speaks gibberish, stops taking care of her appearance, wont go to high school, and then seems to have hallucinations. Lyric and her father try to cope with the devastating effects of Summers mental illness, but, sadly, there is no bringing the old Summer back. Ruth White has written a heart-wrenching novel which, despite the sad and serious subject matter, offers readers humor and hope and most of all love.

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    Lightning Lit and Comp
  • Author : Elizabeth Kamath
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1578962404
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Lightning Lit and Comp

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    Catherine, Called Birdy
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781447294092
  • Reader Reviews : 39
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Shaggy Beard wishes to take me to wife! What a monstrous joke. That dog assassin whose breath smells like the mouth of Hell, who makes wind like others make music, who is so ugly and old! Catherine's in trouble. Caught between a mother who is determined to turn her into the perfect medieval lady and a father who wants her to marry her off to much older and utterly repulsive suitor. Luckily, Catherine has a plan. She has experience outwitting suitors and is ready to take matters into her own hands. A fun and vibrant coming-of-age novel about a 14-year-old girl's fight for freedom and right to self-determination.

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    Somewhere in the Darkness
  • Author : Walter Dean Myers
  • Publisher : Scholastic
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0439523567
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A teenage boy accompanies his father, who has recently escaped from prison, on a trip that turns out to be a time of often painful discovery for them both.

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    Every Human Has Rights
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 1426305109
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Based on the thirty rights listed in the "United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights," explores the basic freedoms of human beings, especially children, with examples of how these rights have been implemented around the world.

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    Guys Read: "What? You Think You Got It Rough?"
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis,Jon Scieszka
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780062111548
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Kids. They think they got it so rough these days. But nobody has it worse than Papa Red did when he was a kid. And you better listen up when he talks. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

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    Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1)
  • Author : Kate Messner
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780545639163
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Meet Ranger! He's a time-traveling golden retriever who has a nose for trouble . . . and always saves the day! Ranger has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog, but can't officially pass the test because he's always getting distracted by squirrels during exercises. One day, he finds a mysterious first aid kit in the garden and is transported to the year 1850, where he meets a young boy named Sam Abbott. Sam's family is migrating west on the Oregon Trail, and soon after Ranger arrives he helps the boy save his little sister. Ranger thinks his job is done, but the Oregon Trail can be dangerous, and the Abbotts need Ranger's help more than they realize!

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    Children of the Great Depression
  • Author : Russell Freedman
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 0618446303
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Through memoirs, diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts, illuminates the lives of the American children affected by the economic and social changes of the Great Depression, including middle-class urban youth, migrant farm laborers, boxcar kids, and others.

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    The Train of Small Mercies
  • Author : David Rowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781101547946
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this stunning debut, David Rowell depicts disparate lives united in the extraordinary days that followed an American tragedy. On June 8, 1968, as the train carrying Robert F. Kennedy’s body travels from New York City to Washington D.C., the nation mourns the loss of a dream. As citizens congregate along the tracks to pay their respects, Michael Colvert, a New Jersey sixth grader, sets out to see his first dead body. Delores King creates a tangle of lies to sneak away from her controlling husband. Just arrived in the nation’s capitol to interview for a nanny position with the Kennedy family, Maeve McDerdon must reconcile herself to an unknown future. Edwin Rupp’s inaugural pool party takes a backseat to the somber proceedings. Jamie West, a Vietnam vet barely out of high school, awaits a newspaper interview meant to restore his damaged self-esteem. And Lionel Chase arrives at Penn Station for his first day of work—a staggering assignment as a porter aboard RFK’s funeral train.

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    When You Reach Me
  • Author : Rebecca Stead
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780375892691
  • Reader Reviews : 309
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times) and "superb" (The Wall Street Journal) will appeal to readers of all types, especially those who are looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist. Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone. It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it. Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book Five Starred Reviews A Junior Library Guild Selection "Absorbing." —People "Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward." —The Wall Street Journal "Lovely and almost impossibly clever." —The Philadelphia Inquirer "It's easy to imagine readers studying Miranda's story as many times as she's read L'Engle's, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises." —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

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    The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.
  • Author : Kate Messner
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9780802721730
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Gianna has to complete her leaf project soon if she wants to compete in the upcoming cross-country sectionals, but procrastination, disorganization, and her grandmother's declining health seem destined to keep her from finishing.

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    One Crazy Summer
  • Author : Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780060760885
  • Reader Reviews : 920
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Eleven-year-old Delphine has it together. Even though her mother, Cecile, abandoned her and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, seven years ago. Even though her father and Big Ma will send them from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to stay with Cecile for the summer. And even though Delphine will have to take care of her sisters, as usual, and learn the truth about the missing pieces of the past. When the girls arrive in Oakland in the summer of 1968, Cecile wants nothing to do with them. She makes them eat Chinese takeout dinners, forbids them to enter her kitchen, and never explains the strange visitors with Afros and black berets who knock on her door. Rather than spend time with them, Cecile sends Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern to a summer camp sponsored by a revolutionary group, the Black Panthers, where the girls get a radical new education. Set during one of the most tumultuous years in recent American history, one crazy summer is the heartbreaking, funny tale of three girls in search of the mother who abandoned them—an unforgettable story told by a distinguished author of books for children and teens, Rita Williams-Garcia.

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    Gaither Sisters Trilogy Collection
  • Author : Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN : 9780062891112
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • All three books in the Coretta Scott King Award-winning series by New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia are now available in one ebook collection! Each humorous, unforgettable story follows the Gaither sisters as they grow up during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent American history, the 1960s. Read the adventures of eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, as they visit their kin all over the rapidly changing nation—and as they discover that the bonds of family, and their own strength, run deeper than they ever knew possible. This collection includes One Crazy Summer, a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award; P.S. Be Eleven; and Gone Crazy in Alabama, all of which will make the perfect addition to a young reader’s growing library. “A beloved middle grade series.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Funny, wise, poignant, and thought-provoking.” —Horn Book (starred review) “The Gaither sisters are an irresistible trio. Williams-Garcia excels at conveying defining moments of American society from their point of view.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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    Chu Ju's House
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780061975806
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • One girl too many . . . When a girl is born to Chu Ju's family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy. To make room for one, this girl will have to go. Fourteen-year-old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow this to happen to her sister. Understanding that one girl must leave, she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing not to return. With luminescent detail, National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan transports readers to China, where law conspires with tradition, tearing a young woman from her family, sending her on a remarkable journey to find a home of her own.

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    The Rocky Road Trip of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang (The Popularity Papers #4)
  • Author : Amy Ignatow
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781613123119
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It’s summertime, and Lydia and Julie are going on a road trip! After all the ups and downs of their first year in junior high, they’re looking forward to seeing the sights and getting some new perspective on their quest for popularity. Papa Dad and Daddy will provide the transportation, and Lydia and Julie will provide the entertainment. At first they use their Powers of Observation to catalog the traditions and oddities of each new location they visit, but soon their attention turns to parents and negotiating sensitive family dynamics. By the time the duo hits familiar streets again, they may have to accept some uncomfortable truths, but their journey is infused with the humor, heart, and truthfulness that Amy Ignatow is known for.

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    The Beast of Talesend
  • Author : Kyle Robert Shultz
  • Publisher : Beaumont and Beasley
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1983032921
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Private eye Nick Beasley lives in a world where fairy tales ended a long time ago - where zeppelins now soar the skies instead of dragons, and where the first automobiles have taken the place of flying carpets. He's made a name for himself across the Afterlands by debunking fake magicians and exposing fraudulent monsters. This is the modern age, after all. Magic and monsters are long gone.At least, that's what Nick believes. Until he gets magically transformed into a monster, that is.The only person who may be able to help Nick is Lady Cordelia Beaumont, one of the last enchantresses in the Afterlands. But in order for her to cure him, they'll have to retrieve a powerful artifact from a ruthless crime lord - who is also Cordelia's father.The fate of the Afterlands lies in the hands of a runaway enchantress and a monstrous ex-detective. What could possibly go wrong?Perfect for fans of Doctor Who, Once Upon A Time, Indiana Jones, or The Dresden Files, the Beaumont and Beasley series features high adventure in a world where fairy tales are history.

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    Lucky Beans
  • Author : Becky Birtha
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780807594605
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Like so many people during the Great Depression of the 1930s, Marshall Loman's dad has lost his job. There's little money, but there are plenty of beans—in fact, Ma cooks them for supper every single night! Beans start looking better when Marshall sees the contest posted in the furniture store window. HOW MANY BEANS ARE IN THE JAR? WIN THIS BRAND NEW SEWING MACHINE! Ma needs that sewing machine—but how can Marshall possibly guess right? Then Marshall remembers something he learned in arithmetic class. Becky Birtha's engaging story, based on her grandmother's memories of Depression years in the African American community, is illustrated by Nicole Tadgell's expressive paintings.

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    Wanderlost
  • Author : Jen Malone
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780062380166
  • Reader Reviews : 110
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Not all those who wander are lost, but Aubree Sadler most definitely is on this novel’s whirlwind trip through Europe. A romantic and charming YA debut perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Jenny Han. Aubree can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe. Aubree doesn’t even make it to the first stop in Amsterdam before their perfect plan unravels, leaving her with no phone, no carefully prepared binder full of helpful facts, and an unexpected guest: the tour company owner’s son, Sam. Considering she’s pretending to be Elizabeth, she absolutely shouldn’t fall for him, but she can’t help it, especially with the most romantic European cities as the backdrop for their love story. But her relationship with Sam is threatening to ruin her relationship with her sister, and she feels like she’s letting both of them down. Aubree knows this trip may show her who she really is—she just hopes she likes where she ends up.

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    For the Best Teacher in the World
  • Author : Summersdale
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1849536198
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  • Genre : Books
  • 'Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.' Japanese proverb The best teachers inspire us with their advice, wisdom and friendship. This charming collection of quotations celebrates everything that's great about the people who teach us, and will make every teacher see how much they are appreciated and valued. ALL TITLES IN THIS SERIES: 9781849536745 For the Best Grandparent in the World 9781849535267 For the Best Mum in the World 9781849535670 For the Best Dad in the World 9781849536691 For the Best Daughter in the World 9781849536684 For the Best Sister in the World 9781849536196 For the Best Teacher in the World