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The Lost Garden
The Lost Garden
by Laurence Yep
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Laurence Yep is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books for young people and a winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. His illustrious list of novels includes the Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate; The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San... (read more)

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Enrique's Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother
Enrique's Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother
by Sonia Nazario
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“A heart-wrenching account . . . a must-read,” says Kirkus Reviews about this young adult edition of Enrique’s Journey, based on Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario’s highly praised adult work.   Enrique is a teenager from... (read more)

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Farewell to Manzanar
Farewell to Manzanar
by Jeanne Houston
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Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured... (read more)

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Martin's Dream (Ready-To-Read - Level 1)
Martin's Dream (Ready-To-Read - Level 1)
by Jane Kurtz
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Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children, includingandlt;iandgt; Thatand#8217;s What Iand#8217;d Doandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Sweet Dreams andlt;/iandgt;by Jewel; andlt;iandgt;Waiting for the Magic andlt;/iandgt;by Patricia McLachlan... (read more)

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Brown Girl Dreaming
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson
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A National Book Award Finalist Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she... (read more)

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The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
by Leon Leyson
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Even in the darkest of times—especially in the darkest of times—there is room for strength and bravery. A remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list. Leon... (read more)

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Sacajawea: Her True Story (All Aboard Reading: Level 2)
Sacajawea: Her True Story (All Aboard Reading: Level 2)
by Joyce Milton
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More than 200 years ago, explorers went on a journey to the Pacific Ocean. With the help of a young American Indian girl, the trip was a success. Her name was Sacajawea.... (read more)

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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
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Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been read by tens of millions of people all over the world. It remains a beloved and deeply admired testament to... (read more)

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
by Mordicai Gerstein
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When the Lusitania was attacked in 1915, the American composer and New Yorker Charles Ives transformed the experience of this heartbreaking news into a musical piece. It begins with a jumble of traffic noises, then the hurdy-gurdy swells into the lovely... (read more)

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Riding Freedom (Scholastic Signature)
Riding Freedom (Scholastic Signature)
by Pam Munoz Ryan
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A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage... (read more)

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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
by Malala Yousafzai
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What is a hero? Using the metaphor of a hiking trail, bestselling author T. A. Barron discusses the great variety of heroes and brings them to life through their own stories: Some are well known, like Wilma Rudolph, Anne Frank, and Stephen Hawking. Yet... (read more)

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Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
by Jeanne W Houston
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“What Is Pearl Harbor?” On that first weekend in December there must have been twenty or twenty-five boats getting ready to leave. I had just turned seven. I remember it was Sunday because I was out of school, which meant I could go down to... (read more)

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A Girl from Yamhill
A Girl from Yamhill
by Beverly Cleary
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Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors. Born in McMinnville, Oregon, she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six and then moved to Portland. After college, as the children's librarian in Yakima, Washington, she was challenged to... (read more)

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Who Was J. R. R. Tolkien? (Who Was...?)
Who Was J. R. R. Tolkien? (Who Was...?)
by Pam Pollack
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Best known for his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien was born in British-occupied South Africa. His early life was full of action and adventure. Tolkien spent his childhood roaming the British countryside with... (read more)

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Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event
Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event
by Rebecca Bond
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"In this haunting story about a 1914 incident from the childhood of Bond's grandfather, four-year-old Antonio Willie Giroux lives in the lakeside hotel his mother runs in Gowganda, Ontario. Antonio spends his days helping staffers and walking in the... (read more)

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The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq
by Jeanette Winter
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A hopeful and inspiring true story about a librarian in Basra, Iraq.... (read more)

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
by William Kamkwamba
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Journey to the wave-battered coast of the Pacific Northwest toand#160;meet some of the engineers and scientistsand#160;working to harness the punishing force of our oceans, one of the natureand#8217;s powerful and renewable energy sources. With an array... (read more)

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Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice
by Anonymous
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January 24th After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs.... It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable... (read more)

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Who Was Beatrix Potter? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Beatrix Potter? (Who Was...?)
by Sarah Fabiny
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Born into wealth in 1860s London, Beatrix Potter always had a vivid imagination. Her early interests included natural history and archaeology, and Potter delighted in sketching fossils and fungi. After briefly illustrating Christmas cards with her... (read more)

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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
by Jessie Hartland
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Jessie Hartland is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed graphic biography Bon Appétit: The Delicious Life of Julia Child, which the New York Times described as “bursting with exuberant urban-naïf gouache paintings and a... (read more)

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