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Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Chinese Cinderella #1)
 
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A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate...
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World War II, October 21, 1942. A B-17 bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean, sending a desperate SOS into the air. The crew is carrying America's greatest living war hero on a secret mission deep into the battle zone. But the plane is lost, burning through its final gallons...
Out of the Dust
 
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This gripping story, written in sparse first-person, free-verse poems, is the compelling tale of Billie Jo's struggle to survive during the dust bowl years of the Depression. With stoic courage, she learns to cope with the loss of her mother and her grieving father's slow deterioration. There is hope...
Novio Boy: A Play
 
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Ninth grader Rudy has a date with eleventh grader Patricia. Now he has to come up with the money, the poise, and the conversation to carry it off. This one-act play, by turns heartwarming and heart-wrenching, follows Rudy from his desperate search for guidance through the hilarious date itself--all the...
Lincoln's Spymaster
 
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From Samantha Seiple, the award winning author of Ghosts in the Fog, comes the first book for young adults to tell the story of Allan Pinkerton, America's first private eye. Lincoln's Spymaster tells the dangerous and action-packed adventures of Allan Pinkerton, America's first private eye and Lincoln's most trusted spymaster....
Lincoln's Grave Robbers
 
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A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon...
I Am Albert Einstein
 
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Includes biographical references (p. 104-107) and index. A biography of Jewish physicist Albert Einstein, his contributions to science and his role as a pacifist.
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
 
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Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who's afraid of the dark, spiders, swimming, and dogs. When her family spends the summer in Tarrytown, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not...
Biomimicry Inventions Inspired by Nature
 
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Biomimicry examines the extraordinary innovations of the natural world and the human inventions they have inspired. Readers will learn about marvels such as high-performance swimsuits modeled after sharkskin and the sleek front ends of Japanese bullet trains based on the long, streamlined beak of the kingfisher. There's also plenty about...
Destined to Live: A True Story of a Child in the Holocaust
 
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Pretty, carefree Aurelia Gamser (known today as Ruth Gruener) had an idyllic life in 1930s Poland -- until violent acts of anti-Semitism and the deportation of Jewish families to concentration camps changed everything in her world. Hiding out with a gentile family, her very life at risk every day, Ruth...
I Am Sacagawea
 
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-125) and index. A biography of Shoshoni Indian Sacagawea, known for guiding the Lewis and Clark expedition across the western half of the United States from 1804 to 1806, discussing her childhood and kidnapping by the Hidatsa tribe, her marriage to Toussaint Charbonneau, and the mystery...
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
 
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Everyone knows about Paul Revere's midnight ride. But not everyone knows the harrowing details and narrow escapes that occurred along the way. This timeless and witty book highlights little-known facts about patriot Paul Revere.
Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13
 
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From remembering their own life experience or to watching their own children grow, most people recognize that the preteen years, ages nine to thirteen, can be one of the most awkward times in life-a period of tremendous physical and emotional change. At this age, youngsters are eager to leave the...
Love That Dog (Jack #1)
 
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JACK Room 105--Miss Stretchberry SEPTEMBER 13 I don't want to because boys don't write potery. Girls do. SEPTEMBER 21 I tried. Can't do it. Brain's empty. This is the story of Jack who finds his voice with the help of paper pencil teacher and dog.
Sugared & Spiced 100 Monologues for Girls
 
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Whether you are looking for a monologue that is sweet and funny, or serious and thought provoking, Sugared and Spiced has it all. Colorful characters and inventive situations make these monologues fun to read and a blast to perform.
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