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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780385382946
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement. When the Watson family—ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron—sets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don’t realize that they’re heading toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history. The Watsons’ journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything. "A modern classic." —NPR “Marvelous . . . both comic and deeply moving.” —The New York Times "One of the best novels EVER." —Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming

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    The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963: An Instructional Guide for Literature
  • Author : Suzanne I. Barchers
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN : 9781425889890
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Education
  • Looking for ways to add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature? Students will be engaged as they analyze this Newbery Honor Book set in 1960's Birmingham. The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963: An Instructional Guide for Literature provides engaging activities that incorporate the following research-based literacy skills: close reading tasks; text-based vocabulary practice; cross-curricular activities; text-dependent questions; reader response writing prompts; leveled comprehension questions; story elements comprehension tasks; diverse and relevant assessments. Strengthen your students' literacy skills by implementing this high-interest resource in your classroom!

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    The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780307243171
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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    The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1432850318
  • Reader Reviews : 114
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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    The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963: 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780593306499
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement. This special edition makes a perfect gift and includes bonus content. When the Watson family—ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron—sets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don’t realize that they’re heading toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history. The Watsons’ journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything. "A modern classic." —NPR “Marvelous . . . both comic and deeply moving.” —The New York Times "One of the best novels EVER." —Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming Bonus Content • New foreword and afterword from the author • Map of the Watsons’ journey • Original manuscript pages and letter from the Newbery committee • Personal essays celebrating the book’s legacy by award-winning authors Jacqueline Woodson, Varian Johnson, and Kate DiCamillo

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A Guide for Using The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 in the Classroom
  • Author : Debra J. Housel
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9780743931557
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages perforated for removal and reproduction.

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    Bombingham
  • Author : Anthony Grooms
  • Publisher : One World
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780345452931
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In his barracks, Walter Burke is trying to write a letter to the parents of a fallen soldier, an Alabama man who died in a muddy rice paddy. But all he can think of is his childhood friend Lamar, the friend with whom he first experienced the fury of violence, on the streets of Birmingham, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The juxtaposition is so powerful—between war-torn Vietnam and terror-filled “Bombingham”—that he is drawn back to the summer that would see his transition from childish wonder at the world to his certain knowledge of his place in it. Walter and Lamar were always aware of the terms of segregation—the horrendous rules and stifling reality. Their paper route never took them to the white areas of town. But that year, everything exploded. And so did Walter’s family. As the great movement swelled around them, the Burkes faced tremendous obstacles of their own. From a tortured past lingered questions of faith, and a terrible family crisis found its climax as the city did the same. In the streets of Birmingham, ordinary citizens risked their lives to change America. And for Walter, the war was just beginning.

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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 Madman of Piney Woods
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9780545633765
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Bestselling Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis delivers a powerful companion to his multiple award-winning ELIJAH OF BUXTON. Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real? In a tale brimming with intrigue and adventure, Christopher Paul Curtis returns to the vibrant world he brought to life in Elijah of Buxton. Here is another novel that will break your heart -- and expand it, too.

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    Copyboy
  • Author : Vince Vawter
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781684460205
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning novel Paperboy, Victor Vollmer sets off to fulfill a final request of Mr. Spiro, the aging neighbor who became his friend and mentor. Now a few years older and working as a newspaper copyboy, Victor plans to spread Mr. Spiros ashes at the mouth of the Mississippi River as the former merchant marine wished. But the journey will not be a simple one. Victor will confront a strange and threatening world, and when his abilities and confidence get put to the test, hell lean on a fascinating girl named Philomene for help. Together theyll venture toward the place where river meets sea, and theyll race to evade Hurricane Betsy as it bears down.

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    Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780440229223
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Steven and his best friend Russell are back! When Russell's dog, Rodney Rodent, jumps into a mural to chase a demonic-looking gnome and disappears, the Flint Future Detectives are on the case. With the secret password (Bow-wow-wow yippee yo yippee yay!) Steven, Richelle, and Russell enter the mural too, only to find the mysterious Mr. Chickee on the other side. To find a way out, the detectives must complete a mission—finding Rodney Rodent. And that means they're in some wild adventure! As Steven says, "I second that emotion."

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    Los Watson Van a Birmingham -- 1963 (the Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963)
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 060639933X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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    The Watsons Go to Birmingham Novel Units Teacher Guide
  • Author : Lori Mammen
  • Publisher : Novel Units
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : PSU:000043888474
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children
  • Describes suggested activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963.

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    Long Lost
  • Author : Jacqueline West
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780062691774
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • “Perfect to be read late into the night.”—Stefan Bachmann, internationally bestselling author of The Peculiar “A spooky sisterhood mystery that is sure to be a hit with readers.”—School Library Journal (starred review) “Grab a flashlight and stay up late with this one.”—Kirkus Reviews Once there were two sisters who did everything together. But only one of them disappeared. New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline West’s Long Lost is an atmospheric, eerie mystery brimming with suspense. Fans of Katherine Arden’s Small Spaces and Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts series will lose themselves in this mesmerizing and century-spanning tale. Eleven-year-old Fiona has just read a book that doesn’t exist. When Fiona’s family moves to a new town to be closer to her older sister’s figure skating club—and far from Fiona’s close-knit group of friends—nobody seems to notice Fiona’s unhappiness. Alone and out of place, Fiona ventures to the town’s library, a rambling mansion donated by a long-dead heiress. And there she finds a gripping mystery novel about a small town, family secrets, and a tragic disappearance. Soon Fiona begins to notice strange similarities that blur the lines between the novel and her new town. With a little help from a few odd Lost Lake locals, Fiona uncovers the book’s strange history. Lost Lake is a town of restless spirits, and Fiona will learn that both help and danger come from unexpected places—maybe even from the sister she thinks doesn’t care about her anymore. New York Times–bestselling and acclaimed author Jacqueline West weaves a heart-pounding, intense, and imaginative mystery that builds anticipation on every page, while centering on the strong and often tumultuous bond between sisters. Laced with suspense, Long Lost will fascinate readers of Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Secret Keepers and fans of ghost stories.

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    A Reading Guide to
  • Author : Amy Griffin,Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 0439298024
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Discusses the writing, characters, plot and themes of this 1996 Newbery Honor Book. Includes discussion questions and activities.

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    Lila and Hadley
  • Author : Kody Keplinger
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9781338306118
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Can a lost girl save a found dog? Find out in this unforgettable story about discovering true friendship, finding home, and the possibilities of forgiveness. Hadley is angry about a lot of things: Her mom going to jail. Having to move to another state to live with her older sister, Beth, even though they haven't spoken in five years. Leaving her friends and her school behind. And going blind. But then Hadley meets Lila. Lila is an abandoned dog who spends her days just quietly lying around at the local dog rescue where Beth works. She doesn't listen to directions or play with the other dogs or show any interest in people. So when Lila comes and sits by Hadley (which is hardly anything, but it's more than she's done with others), Beth thinks maybe Hadley can help Lila. She tells Hadley they'll bring Lila home as a foster dog and Hadley can teach her to follow commands, walk on a leash, and be more of a people dog so she's ready to be adopted. Only working with Lila is harder than Hadley thought, and so is the mobility training she starts taking to help with her failing vision. It feels like Lila is too stubborn to train and that learning to use a cane is impossible. But unless Hadley can help Lila, she'll never be adopted into a home. If Hadley could just let go of her anger, she might be able to save Lila ... and herself. New York Times bestselling author Kody Keplinger weaves an unforgettable story about discovering true friendship, finding home, and the possibilities of forgiveness.

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    I Will Save You
  • Author : Matt de la Peña
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780385738286
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña’s I Will Save You is a "heartwarming, root-for-the-underdog novel." [SLJ] Kidd is running from his past and his future. No mom, no dad, and there’s nothing for him at the group home but therapy. He doesn’t belong at the beach where he works either, unless he finds a reason to stay. Olivia is blond hair, blue eyes, rich dad. The prettiest girl in Cardiff. She’s hiding something from Kidd—but could they ever be together anyway? Devon is mean, mysterious, and driven by a death wish. A best friend and worst enemy. He followed Kidd all the way to the beach and he’s not leaving until he teaches him a few lessons about life. And Olivia. "A taut psychological novel...[with] intriguing, well-developed characters...[that] will stay with readers."-Booklist "De la Peña skillfully captures the slippery sides of a schizophrenic personality in this heartwarming, root-for-the-underdog novel."-SLJ An Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalist ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Readers An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick A Junior Library Guild Selection

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    The Dead Emcee Scrolls
  • Author : Saul Williams
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781416523048
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Poetry
  • In the underground labyrinths of New York City's subway system, beneath the third rail of a long forgotten line, Saul Williams discovered scrolls of aged yellowish-brown paper rolled tightly into a can of spray paint. His quest to decipher this mystical ancient text resulted in a primal understanding of the power hip-hop has to teach us about ourselves and the universe around us. Now, for the first time, Saul Williams shares with the world the wonder revealed to him by the Dead Emcee Scrolls. I have paraded as a poet for years now. In the proc ess of parading I may have actually become one, but that's another story, another book. This book is a book that I have been waiting to finish since 1995. This is the book that finished me. The story I am about to tell may sound fantastic. It may anger some of you who have followed my work. You may feel that you have come to know me over the years, and in some cases you have, but in others...well, this is a confession.

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    Fighting Words
  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781984815699
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • *Newbery Honor Book* *Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor* A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by two-time Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of The War that Saved My Life Kirkus Prize Finalist Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Booklist Best Book of the Year Kirkus Best Book of the Year BookPage Best Book of the Year New York Public Library Best Book of the Year Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year Golden Kite Honor Book Rise: Feminist Book Project Selection ALSC Notable Book Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices Selection Junior Library Guild Selection "Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults--a total triumph in all ways." —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s Ten-year-old Della has always had her older sister, Suki: When their mom went to prison, Della had Suki. When their mom's boyfriend took them in, Della had Suki. When that same boyfriend did something so awful they had to run fast, Della had Suki. Suki is Della's own wolf--her protector. But who has been protecting Suki? Della might get told off for swearing at school, but she has always known how to keep quiet where it counts. Then Suki tries to kill herself, and Della's world turns so far upside down, it feels like it's shaking her by the ankles. Maybe she's been quiet about the wrong things. Maybe it's time to be loud. In this powerful novel that explodes the stigma around child sexual abuse and leavens an intense tale with compassion and humor, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley tells a story about two sisters, linked by love and trauma, who must find their own voices before they can find their way back to each other. "Della’s matter-of-fact narration manages to be as funny and charming as it is devastatingly sad. . . . This is a novel about trauma and the scars it leaves on bodies, minds and hearts. But more than that, it’s a book about resilience, strength and healing." —New York Times Book Review "One of the most important books ever written for kids."—Colby Sharp of Nerdy Book Club "One for the history books....One of the best of the year."—Betsy Bird for A Fuse #8 Production/SLJ "Gripping. Life-changing...I am awe-struck."—Donna Gephart, author of Lily and Dunkin "Compassionate, truthful, and beautiful."—Elana K. Arnold, author of Damsel "I am blown away. [This] may be Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's best work yet."—Barbara Dee, author of Maybe He Just Likes You "A book that lets [kids] know they have never been alone. And never will be."—Kat Yeh, author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie "Meets the criteria of great children's literature that [will] resonate with adults too."—Bitch Media * "At once heartbreaking and hopeful."—Kirkus (starred review) * "Honest [and] empowering...An important book for readers of all ages."—SLJ (starred review) * "Sensitive[,] deft, and vivid."—BCCB (starred review) * "Prepare to read furiously."—Booklist (starred review) * "An essential, powerful mirror and window for any reader."—PW (starred review) * "Enlightening, empowering and--yes--uplifting."—BookPage (starred review) * "Unforgettable."—The Horn Book (starred review)

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    Crash
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 9780553536645
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Take a look behind the bully in this modern classic from Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli that packs a punch. And don't miss the highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday. Cocky seventh-grade super-jock Crash Coogan got his nickname the day he used his first football helmet to knock his cousin Bridget flat on her backside. And he has been running over people ever since, especially Penn Webb, the dweeby, vegetarian Quaker kid who lives down the block. Through the eyes of Crash, readers get a rare glimpse into the life of a bully in this unforgettable and beloved story about stereotypes and the surprises life can bring. "Readers will devour this humorous glimpse of what jocks are made of." --School Library Journal, starred review

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    The Lloyds of Birmingham, with some account of the founding of Lloyd's bank
  • Author : Samuel Lloyd
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590610112
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Banks and banking
  • Read and download full book The Lloyds of Birmingham, with some account of the founding of Lloyd's bank

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    The Watsons
  • Author : Jane Austen
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9788726606799
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Do you love Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice? How about Persuasion and Emma? Then you will love her unfinished novel "The Watsons". The story revolves around the life and misfortunes of Emma Watson after the death of her aunt. She moves to live with her distant father and his family, only to find out that there are family issues lurking deep beneath the surface that threaten to destroy her ambitions and desires. "The Watsons" is an entertaining and sympathetic portrayal of family life, and will leave the reader wanting more. Jane Austen (1775-1817) is one of the most beloved British writers of all time. During her short life she published six novels: ́Sense and Sensibility ́, ́Pride and Prejudice ́, ́Mansfield Park ́, ́Emma ́, ́Northanger Abbey ́ and ́Persuasion ́, that are all considered as literary classics today. Her writing is full of sharp observations on the society in which she evolved, as well as ripe with timeless irony, and a solid dose of humour. She has created immortal characters that have inspired countless authors, novels, and movies such as Bridget Jones and Clueless. The most notable film adapted from a Jane Austen novel is Pride and Prejudice from 2005 starring Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Matthew Macfadyen.

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    Gravesend Light
  • Author : David Payne
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : UVA:X004879241
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Young anthropologist Joe Madden retreats to Little Roanoke on North Carolina's Outer Banks to conduct an ethnographic study of the fishermen and their families and embarks on a passionate love affair with a feminist doctor.

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    Young Adult Literature
  • Author : Katherine Toth Bucher,KaaVonia Hinton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0133451194
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young adult literature
  • Pre- and in-service teachers get what they need to connect with adolescent students-and to help them connect with good literature-in this engaging, balanced look at the world of young adult literature. Here readers get foundational knowledge combined with a look at the pathways leading to the literature itself, to begin to open the door to exploring young adult literature. Brief enough to give readers the opportunity to read the books themselves, yet comprehensive enough to ensure that teachers truly understand adolescents, their literature, and how to connect the two, Young Adult Literature by Bucher and Hinton provides what's needed to ensure a rich educational experience for adolescents, while nourishing their love of reading.

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    Prairie Summer
  • Author : Bonnie Geisert
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 0618212930
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A young girl demonstrates the maturity gained from her experiences growing up with three sisters on a farm in South Dakota.

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    Until Justice Rolls Down
  • Author : Frank Sikora
  • Publisher : Fire Ant Books
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9780817352684
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • It was a time when Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders rallied black youth and adults to march for their civil rights, a time when the Ku Klux Klan was active in cities and throughout the countryside of the Deep South, employing 19th-century tactics to intimidate blacks to stay “in their place.” It was also the year that the worst act of terrorism in the entire civil rights movement occurred just as Birmingham, Alabama, was coming under close national scrutiny. This book tells the story of one grim Sunday in September 1963 when an intentionally planted cache of dynamite ripped through the walls of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and ended the dreams and the lives of four young black girls. Their deaths spurred the Kennedy administration to send an army of FBI agents to Alabama and led directly to the passage of the Civil Rights Act. When the Justice Department was unable to bring anyone to trial for this heinous crime, a young Alabama attorney general named Bill Baxley began his own investigation to find the perpetrators. In 1977, 14 years after the bombing, Baxley brought one Klansman to trial and, in a courtroom only blocks from the bombed church (now a memorial to the victims), persuaded a jury to return a guilty verdict. More than 20 years later two other perpetrators were tried for the bombing, found guilty, and remanded to prison. Frank Sikora has used the court records, FBI reports, oral interviews, and newspaper accounts to weave a story of spellbinding proportions. A reporter by profession, Sikora tells this story compellingly, explaining why the civil rights movement had to be successful and how Birmingham had to change.

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    Never Take a Shark to the Dentist
  • Author : Judi Barrett
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9781416907244
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A list of things one should not do with various animals, such as "hold hands with a lobster."

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    The Watson Go to Birmingham 1963
  • Author : Barbara M. Linde
  • Publisher : Teachers Pet Publications Incorporated
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 1602492697
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Education
  • Essentially a complete teacher's manual for the novel, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible resource materials for The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. It includes: Daily Lessons, Short answer study questions, Multiple choice quiz questions, Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment, 3 detailed writing assignments, Individual and group activities, Critical thinking discussion questions, 5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced), Evaluation forms, Review puzzles & games, Bulletin board ideas, Reproducible student materials, and more!

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    Leepike Ridge
  • Author : N. D. Wilson
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780375838743
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Before he wrote the bestselling 100 Cupboards trilogy and Ashtown Burials series, N. D. Wilson delighted readers with his first unforgettable action-adventure story of survival. . . . Thomas Hammond has always lived next to Leepike Ridge, but he never imagined he might end up lost beneath it! The night Tom’s schoolteacher comes to dinner and asks Tom’s mother to marry him, Tom slips out of the house and escapes down a nearby stream on a floating slab of packing foam. The night and stars lull Tom to sleep, and when he wakes, he has ridden his foam raft all the way to the ridge, where the stream dives underground. Flung over rapids and tossed through chasms, Tom finally hits shore, sore but alive. What Tom finds under Leepike Ridge—a dog, a flashlight, a castaway, a tomb, and buried treasure—will answer questions he hadn’t known to ask, and change his life forever. Now, if only he can find his way home again. . . . In the grand tradition of Robinson Crusoe, Hatchet, and Tom Sawyer, N. D. Wilson’s first book for young readers is a remarkable adventure, a journey through the dark and back into the light. A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing “This is a ripping good adventure yarn. . . . Here’s the perfect remedy for any summer that’s been disappointingly short on thrills.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred “Wilson’s debut is a literate, sometimes humorous page-turner in the classic tradition. Well-read adventure lovers are in for a treat looking for echoes of The Odyssey and Tom Sawyer.”—Kirkus Reviews “Tom’s adventures have several literary ancestors, including Tom and Huck in the cave, and the inventive Swiss Family Robinson, but this is solidly set in the present, standing on its own with well-crafted suspense and fascinating survival detail. . . . [M]iddle-grade readers will also relish the physicality of the journey: underwater swims, tight passages, and rock climbing. . . . [An] appealing and easy-to-booktalk package.”—Booklist “Wilson sets the scene vividly, from Tom’s home to the labyrinth of tunnels and caverns under the mountain, and the central characters’ emotional lives develop both naturally and affectingly. [Readers] will appreciate both the fast-paced adventure and Tom’s determination to make the impossible journey back home.”—The Horn Book Magazine “Wilson’s rich imagination and his quirky characters are a true delight.”—School Library Journal

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    The Lions of Little Rock
  • Author : Kristin Levine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780142424353
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weighty—this authentic piece of work has got soul."—The New York Times Book Review As twelve-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is everything Marlee wishes she could be: she's brave, brash and always knows the right thing to say. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, the rumor is that Liz was caught passing for white. Marlee decides that doesn't matter. She just wants her friend back. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are even willing to take on segregation and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families. Winner of the New-York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

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    Christopher Paul Curtis 3-Book Boxed Set: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963; Bud, Not Buddy; The Mighty Miss Malone
  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780593487198
  • 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 in a boxed set! 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.