• Return to Sender

    Return to Sender

    Alvarez, Julia

    After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.

    Format: Book - 2009 First edition

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  • Pickle: The (formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School

    Pickle: The (formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School

    Baker, Kimberly

    Using a bogus name, the League of Picklemakers, sixth-grader Ben and three recruits start a prank-pulling club and receive funding from their middle school's PTA.

    Format: Book - 2012 First edition

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  • El Deafo

    El Deafo

    Bell, Cece

    The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

    Format: Graphic Novel - 2014

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  • Stella by Starlight

    Stella by Starlight

    Draper, Sharon M.

    When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.

    Format: Book - 2015 First edition

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  • It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

    It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

    Dumas, Firoozeh

    "Eleven-year-old Zomorod, originally from Iran, tells her story of growing up Iranian in Southern California during the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis of the late 1970s"--

    Format: Book - 2016

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  • The Birchbark House

    The Birchbark House

    Erdrich, Louise

    Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. For as long as Omakayas can remember, she and her family have lived on the land her people call the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker. Although the chimookoman, white people, encroach more and more on their land, life continues much as it always has. Every summer the family builds a new birchbark house; every fall they go to ricing camp to harvest and feast; they move to the cedar log house before the first snows arrive, and celebrate the end of the long, cold winters at maple-sugaring camp. In between, Omakayas fights with her annoying little brother, Pinch, plays with the adorable baby, Neewo, and tries to be grown-up like her beautiful older sister, Angeline. But the satisfying rhythms of their lives are shattered when a visitor comes to their lodge one winter night, bringing with him an invisible enemy that will change things forever. Set on an island in Lake Superior in 1847, and filled with fascinating details of traditional Ojibwa life, The Birchbark House is a breathtaking novel by one of America's most gifted and original writers.

    Format: Book - 2002

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  • Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion Power

    Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion Power

    Frazier, Sundee Tucker

    Successful businesswoman Fortune A. Davies has announced a new website where "kidpreneurs" can upload ads for their businesses and Cleo and her friend Caylee are sure this is the their big break to get funding for their personalized barrettes, Passion Clips--but producing an internet ad using their classmates is proving difficult, and Cleo is further distracted by her desire to find her birth parents.

    Format: Book - 2017 First edition

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  • Inside Out & Back Again

    Inside Out & Back Again

    Lai, Thanhha

    Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

    Format: Book - 2011 First edition

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  • Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

    Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

    Look, Lenore

    When Alvin's father takes him camping to instill a love of nature, like that of their home-town hero Henry David Thoreau, Alvin makes a new friend and learns that he can be brave despite his fear of everything.

    Format: Book - 2009 First Yearling edition

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  • A Single Shard

    A Single Shard

    Park, Linda Sue

    Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself. (10/21/2020 5:54:50 PM)

    Format: Book - 2001

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