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Children's Summer Reading
History and Biography


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The Sign of the Beaver
The Sign of the Beaver
by Elizabeth George Speare
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Although he faces his responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt is more than a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their newly built cabin in the wilderness. When a renegade white stranger steals his gun, Matt knows he has... (read more)

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The Story of Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad (Dell Yearling Biography)
The Story of Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad (Dell Yearling Biography)
by Kate Mcmullan
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From the time she was a small child, Harriet Tubman was forced to work in the fields and was treated badly by her owner. Finally, leaving her family behind, she ran away to the North, where she became a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad —... (read more)

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A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt
A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt
by C. Coco De Young
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The Great Depression hits close to home for 11-year-old Margo Bandini when the sheriff starts eviction procedures against her family. Her father has two weeks to pay the bank or they must leave their home forever. Margo is determined to find a way to... (read more)

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My Life in Dog Years
My Life in Dog Years
by Gary Paulsen
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Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs. In each chapter he tells of one special dog, among them Cookie, the sled dog who saved his life; Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting... (read more)

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War Comes to Willy Freeman (Arabus Family Saga #1)
War Comes to Willy Freeman (Arabus Family Saga #1)
by James Collier and Christopher Collier
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A free thirteen-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears.... (read more)

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Mr. Tucket (Tucket Adventures #01)
Mr. Tucket (Tucket Adventures #01)
by Gary Paulsen
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"A real knock 'em, sock 'em ripsnorter...Superb characterizations, splendidly evoked setting, and thrill-a-minute plot make this book a joy to gallop through." --Publishers Weekly... (read more)

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The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano
The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano
by Ann Cameron
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Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its... (read more)

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The Story of Sacajawea: Guide To Lewis and Clark (Dell Yearling Biography)
The Story of Sacajawea: Guide To Lewis and Clark (Dell Yearling Biography)
by Della Rowland
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As a young girl, Sacajawea was separated from her family when she was captured by a band of Minnetaree warriors and taken to be their slave. Several years later, she was bought by a French fur trader to be his wife. Then, in 1804, when she was only... (read more)

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