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... and now Miguel
Joseph Krumgold ; illustrated by Jean Charlot.
PZ7.K947 An 1953b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When you act like an adult but get treated like a child, what else can you do but keep your wishes secret and pray that they come true?
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1950s
Richard A. Schwartz.
E169.12 .S385 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles historical events and personalities of the 1950s in a year-by-year account, focusing primarily on the United States, and including firsthand accounts from diaries, speeches, letters, and newspaper articles.
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474 science activities for young children
Moira D. Green.
Q164 .G74 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Integrates 23 science units with whole language learning for teachers and parents of children aged 3 to 6. In addition to a host of science projects, each unit provides a fully rounded curriculum which includes math, language, art, music, movement, dramatic play and other activities. Desi...
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99 jumpstarts for kids' science research
Peggy J. Whitley and Susan Williams Goodwin.
Q182.3 .W52 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Provides assistance to students in grades three through eight on researching science topics, featuring ninety-nine jumpstarts in ten categories, each with a list of new words, a short introduction to the topic, suggestions for writing, and lists of print and Internet resources.
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A to Z, do you ever feel like me? : a guessing alphabet of feelings, words, and other cool stuff
text by Bonnie Hausman ; photographs by Sandi Fellman ; styling by Megan Krieman.
BF723.E6 H375 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
For each letter of the alphabet, presents an emotion, a situation in which the reader might feel that emotion, and objects beginning with the same letter.
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Abuela
by Arthur Dorros ; illustrated by Elisa Kleven.
PZ7.D7294 Ab 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City. In a fantastic daydream, Rosalba imagines that she and her grandmother take a journey over Manhattan. They fly high above the city among floc...
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Achievement gap
Karen Miller, book editor.
LB1062.6 .A33 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From Booklist: "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model-not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, the selections-by exp...
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Adaptation
Malinda Lo.
PZ7.L778786 Ad 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the aftermath of a series of plane crashes caused by birds, seventeen-year-old Reese and her debate-team partner, David, receive medical treatment at a secret government facility and become tangled in a conspiracy that is, according to Reese's friend Julian, connected with aliens and U...
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Addie on the inside
James Howe.
PZ7.5.H69 Ad 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Outspoken thirteen-year-old Addie Carle learns about love, loss, and staying true to herself as she navigates seventh grade, enjoys a visit from her grandmother, fights with her boyfriend, and endures gossip and meanness from her former best friend.
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Adelita : a Mexican Cinderella story
written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola.
PZ8.D437 Ad 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the death of her mother and father, Adelita is badly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters until she finds her own true love at a grand fiesta.
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Adelita : a Mexican Cinderella story
written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola.
PZ8.D437 Ad 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the death of her mother and father, Adelita is badly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters until she finds her own true love at a grand fiesta.
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Africa dream
by Eloise Greenfield ; illustrated by Carole Byard.
PZ7 .G845 Af Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A black child's dreams are filled with the images of the people and places of Africa.
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Afterlife
Gary Soto.
PZ7.S7242 Af 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A senior at East Fresno High School lives on as a ghost after his brutal murder in the restroom of a club where he had gone to dance.
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Alice Yazzie's year
by Ramona Maher ; illustrated by Shonto Begay.
PZ7.M2764 Al 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes each month of a year in the life of an eleven-year-old Navajo girl, Alice Yazzie, from January, Yas Nilt'ees, to December, Nilch'itsoh.
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Almost to freedom
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrations by Colin Bootman.
PZ7.N43773 Aj 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tells the story of a young girl's dramatic escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, from the perspective of her beloved rag doll.
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Always come home to me
Belle Yang.
PZ7.Y1925 Alw 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A pair of young twins, living with their parents in a small town in northern China, are devastated when the doves they love and care for are given to their uncle and determine to find a way to get them back.
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Amazing Grace
Mary Hoffman ; illustrated by Caroline Binch.
PZ7 .H67562 am 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The international bestseller in which Grace learns that she can be anything she wants.  
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Amber spyglass
Philip Pullman.
PZ7.P968 Am 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.
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American odyssey : the United States in the twentieth century
Gary B. Nash.
E741 .N36 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A history of the United States in the twentieth century, featuring sociological and cultural events, as well as strictly historical, and using many pertinent literary excerpts.
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Amos Fortune, free man
Elizabeth Yates ; illustrated by Nora S. Unwin.
E185.97.F73 Y3 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life of the eighteenth-century African prince who, after being captured by slave traders, was brought to Massachusetts where he was a slave until he was able to buy his freedom at the age of sixty.
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Angel child, dragon child
story by Michele Maria Surat ; pictures by Vo-Dinh Mai.
PZ7.S9656 A54 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ut, a Vietnamese girl attending school in the United States, lonely for her mother left behind in Vietnam, makes a new friend who presents her with a wonderful gift.
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Anne Frank : her life in words and pictures from the archives of the Anne Frank House
Menno Metselaar and Ruud van der Rol ; translated by Arnold J. Pomerans.
DS135.N6 F7349513 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Photos of the famous diary, school pictures, and the rooms in which she lived with her family while hiding from the Nazis for two years are compiled in this moving biography about the short life and enduring spirit of this young girl and talented writer.
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Annie John
Jamaica Kincaid.
PR9275.A583 K5634 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, il...
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Annie and the Old One. Illustrated by Peter Parnall.
PZ7.M5944 An Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Navajo girl unravels a day's weaving on a rug whose completion, she believes, will mean the death of her grandmother.
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Ansel Adams : America's photographer ; a biography for young people
Beverly Gherman.
TR140.A3 G54 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ansel Adams led a rich life inspired by the miracles of nature. This biography takes us from the earthquake that broke his nose to the valley that shaped his world, revealing the humorous, artistic, and thoughtful personality behind his legendary work.
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Patrick G. Guilfoile ; founding editor, I. Edward Alcamo ; foreword by David Heymann.
QR177 .G85 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Provides a comprehensive discussion of the types of antibiotics, the ways bacteria develop resistance to these drugs, and the countermeasures scientists are developing for the future"--P. [4] of cover.
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Antonio's card
story, Rigoberto González ; illustrations, Cecilia Concepción Alvarez = La tarjeta de Antonio / cuento, Rigoberto González ; ilustraciones, Cecilia Concepción Alvarez.
PZ73 .G59155 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
With Mother's Day coming, Antonio finds he has to decide about what is important to him when his classmates make fun of the unusual appearance of his mother's partner, Leslie.
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Apples from heaven : multicultural folktales about stories and storytellers
Naomi Baltuck.
GR69 .B35 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of international folktales about storytelling and the role of stories in transmitting information, history, and values.
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Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe
Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
PZ7.S1273 Ar 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
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Arrorró, mi niño : Latino lullabies and gentle games
selected and illustrated by Lulu Delacre ; musical arrangements by Cecilia Esquivel and Diana Sáez.
PZ74.3 .A77 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, finger play games, and lullabies from the major Latino groups living in the United States today.
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Ask me no questions
Marina Budhos.
PZ7.B8827 A84 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fourteen-year-old Nadira, her sister, and their parents leave Bangladesh for New York City, but the expiration of their visas and the events of September 11, 2001, bring frustration, sorrow, and terror for the whole family.
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Baba Yaga : a Russian folktale
retold by Eric A. Kimmel ; illustrated by Megan Lloyd.
PZ8.K527 Bab 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a terrible witch vows to eat her for supper, a little girl escapes with the help of a towel and comb given to her by the witch's cat. A girl survives an ordeal and proves that kindness is rewarded.
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Back to front and upside down!
Claire Alexander.
PZ7.A37666 Bac 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While the rest of the class makes birthday cards for the principal, Stanley struggles with his words and letters.
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Barrio streets, carnival dreams : three generations of Latino artistry
edited by Lori Marie Carlson.
PZ5 .B27 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of Latino literature, poetry, artwork, and commentary celebrating the contributions of three generations of twentieth century Americans of Mexican, Caribbean, and South American descent.
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Baseball in April and other stories
Gary Soto.
PZ7.S7242 Bas 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of eleven short stories focusing on the everyday adventures of Hispanic young people growing up in Fresno, California.
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Baseball saved us
written by Ken Mochizuki ; illustrated by Dom Lee.
PZ7.M71284 Bas 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.
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Battle of Jericho
Sharon M. Draper.
PZ7.D78325 Bat 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A high school junior and his cousin suffer the ramifications of joining what seems to be a "reputable" school club.
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Beautiful blackbird
Ashley Bryan.
PZ8.1.B838 Bg 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew."
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Beauty queens
Libba Bray.
PZ7.B7386 Be 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.
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Becoming Naomi León
Pam Muñoz Ryan.
PZ7.R9553 Be 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.
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Before John was a jazz giant : a song of John Coltrane
Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Sean Qualls.
ML3930.C535 W43 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This lyrical picture-book biography of John Coltrane focuses on his childhood and how he interpreted sounds before he made his music.
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Before we were free
Julia Alvarez.
PZ7.A48 Be 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.
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Benito's bizcochitos
by Ana Baca ; illustrations by Anthony Accardo ; Spanish translation by Julia Mercedes Castilla = Los bizcochitos de Benito / por Ana Baca ; ilustraciones por Anthony Accardo ; traducción al español por Julia Mercedes Castilla.
PZ73 .B243 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As they prepare to make the traditional Christmas cookies known as bizcochitos, Christina's grandmother tells her the story of how a magical butterfly first introduced these sweet treats to her great grandfather, a shepherd in the hills of New Mexico.
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Best of Latino heritage 1996-2002 : a guide to the best juvenile books about Latino people and cultures
Isabel Schon.
Z1609.C5 S34 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Provides bibliographic information about noteworthy books which provide information on the people, history, art, and culture, as well as the political, social, and economic problems of Latin America, Spain, and the United States.
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Big Momma makes the world
written by Phyllis Root ; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
PS3568.O6554 B55 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Big Mamma, with a baby on her hip and laundry piling up, makes the world and everything in it and, at the end of the sixth day, tells the people she has made that they must take care of her creation.
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Birthday surprises : ten great stories to unwrap
edited by Johanna Hurwitz.
PZ5 .B486 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of stories about birthdays.
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Black Indians : a hidden heritage
William Loren Katz.
E98.R28 K37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Traces the history of relations between blacks and American Indians, and the existence of black Indians, from the earliest foreign landings through pioneer days.
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Black books galore! : guide to great African American children's books
Donna Rand, Toni Trent Parker, Sheila Foster.
Z1361.N39 R33 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
These are exciting times for African American children's literature. Never before have there been so many titles available. Now the three mothers who founded Black Books Galore! --the nation's leading organizer of festivals of African American children's books-- share their expert advice ...
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Blizzard! : the storm that changed America
Jim Murphy.
F128.47 .M96 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents a history, based on personal accounts and newspaper articles, of the massive snow storm that hit the Northeast in 1888, focusing on the events in New York City.
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Blues singers : ten who rocked the world
Julius Lester ; illustrated by Lisa Cohen.
ML3929 .L47 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Highlights the careers of Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Muddy Waters, Billie Holiday, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Little Richard, James Brown, and Aretha Franklin.
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Book fiesta! : celebrate Children's Day/book day = Celebremos el día de los niños/el día de los libros
by Pat Mora ; illustrated by Rafael López.
PZ73 .M635 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Children read aloud in various settings to celebrate of El día de los niños, or Children's Day, in this bilingual story. Includes facts about Mexico's annual celebration of children and the book fiestas that are often included.
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Book of signs & symbols
Marina Warner.
AZ108 .W37 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Summary: A visual guide to the mysterious language of signs and symbols. Explains the origins and meanings of thousands of symbols from the horseshoe to the rose.
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Borreguita and the coyote : a tale from Ayutla, Mexico
retold by Verna Aardema ; illustrated by Petra Mathers.
PZ8.1.A213 Bo 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up.
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Boy who didn't want to be sad
written and illustrated by Rob Goldblatt.
PZ7.G56448 Bo 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A boy gets rid of everything that might make him sad and is sad anyway until he realizes that those things are also what makes him happy, and one emotion is impossible without the other.
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Boyfriends with girlfriends
Alex Sanchez.
PZ7.S19475 Bo 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Lance begins to date Sergio, who's bisexual, he's not sure that it'll work out, and when his best friend Allie, who has a boyfriend, meets Sergio's lesbian friend, she has unexpected feelings which she struggles to understand.
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Breaking through
Francisco Jiménez.
PZ7.J57525 Br 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Having come from Mexico to California ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Francisco is still working in the fields but fighting to improve his life and complete his education.
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Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Donna Diamond.
PZ7.P273 Br 1987x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
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Broken flute : the Native experience in books for children
edited by Doris Seale and Beverly Slapin.
E77.4 .B76 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Bronx masquerade
by Nikki Grimes.
PZ7.G88429 Br 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.
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Brothers torres
Coert Voorhees.
PZ7.V943 Tor 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sophomore Frankie finally finds the courage to ask his long-term friend, Julianne, to the Homecoming dance, which ultimately leads to a face-off between a tough senior whose family owns most of their small, New Mexico town, and Frankie's soccer-star older brother and his gang-member frien...
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Bud, not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis.
PZ7.C94137 Bu 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
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Build your own underwater robot and other wet projects
by Harry Bohm and Vickie Jensen ; illustrations: Nola Johnston.
VM150 .B63 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Buried onions
Gary Soto.
PZ7.S7242 Bu 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When nineteen-year-old Eddie drops out of college, he struggles to find a place for himself as a Mexican American living in a violence-infested neighborhood of Fresno, California.
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Call me Henri : a novel
by Lorraine M. López.
PZ7.L876363 Cal 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Faced with family problems, difficulty in school, and gangs in the barrio, Enrique dreams of some day reaching the "other America" depicted on television, while sympathetic teachers help him cope by supporting his fight to study French instead of ESL.
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Calling the doves = El canto de las palomas
story by Juan Felipe Herrera ; pictures by Elly Simmons.
PS3558.E74 Z464 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this bilingual autobiography, the Mexican American poet Juan Felipe Herrera describes his childhood in California as the son of migrant workers. The author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and son...
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Camino de Amelia
por Linda Jacobs Altman ; ilustrado por Enrique O. Sánchez ; traducido por Daniel Santacruz.
PZ73 .A4935 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tired of moving around so much, Amelia, the daughter of migrant farm workers, dreams of a stable home.
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Cat in the hat
by Dr. Seuss.
PZ8.3.G276 Cat 1957 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.
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Central coast missions in California
by June Behrens.
F868.P33 B44 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the historical, Spanish missions of the California's central coast.
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Certain October
Angela Johnson.
PZ7.J629 Cer 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Cesar Chavez
edited by Ilan Stavans.
HD6509.C48 C473 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Chance to dance for you
Gail Sidonie Sobat.
PZ7 .S685224 Cha 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ian is openly gay in his bigoted high school. He has been training in dance for a long time, and has plans to leave town and train to become a professional. Then he falls in love with Jess, the high school quarterback.
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Chanticleer and the fox
adapted and illustrated by Barbara Cooney.
PZ8.2.C47 Ch Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Charlotte's web
by E. B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams.
PZ7.W58277 Ch 1980 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
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Chato's kitchen
by Gary Soto ; illustrated by Susan Guevara.
PZ7.S7242 Ch 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
To get the "ratoncitos," little mice, who have moved into the barrio to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares all kinds of good food: fajitas, frijoles, salsa, enchiladas, and more.
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Child of the owl
by Laurence Yep.
PZ7.Y44 C5 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A twelve-year-old girl who knows little about her Chinese heritage is sent to live with her grandmother in San Francisco's Chinatown.
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Children of Asian America
the Asian American Coalition.
PZ5 .C43547 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of stories which reflect the experiences and feelings of young people from various Asian American ethnic communities.
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Children of the Dust Bowl : the true story of the school at Weedpatch Camp
Jerry Stanley ; illustrated with photographs.
LC5152.C2 S73 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the plight of the migrant workers who traveled from the Dust Bowl to California during the Depression and were forced to live in a federal labor camp and discusses the school that was built for their children.
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Children of the Great Depression
Russell Freedman.
HQ792.U5 F738 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Life was hard for children during the Great Depression: kids had to do without new clothes, shoes, or toys, and many couldn't attend school because they had to work. Even so, life still had its bright spots. Take a closer look at the lives of young Americans during this era.
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Children of the river
Linda Crew.
PZ7.C86815 Ch 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Having fled Cambodia four years earlier to escape the Khmer Rouge army, seventeen-year-old Sundara is torn between remaining faithful to her own people and enjoying life in her Oregon high school as a "regular" American.
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Children through the ages : a history of childhood
Barbara Kaye Greenleaf.
HQ781 .G67 1978 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A history of childhood from earliest times to today focusing on infancy, the middle years, and adolescence and discussing toys, games, food, diseases, discipline, clothing, health care, and education.
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Children's rights : a reference handbook
Beverly C. Edmonds, William R. Fernekes.
HQ789 .E35 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A reference handbook on the current status of children's rights throughout the world, containing an overview of the topic, a chronology, biographical sketches, a directory of organizations and agencies, annotated lists of print and nonprint resources, a glossary, and an index.
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Chili-chili-chin-chin
Belle Yang.
PZ7.Y1925 Ch 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chili-chili-chin-chin, a free-spirited donkey, tells of his love for the boy who named him after the sound his bells make.
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Chimpanzees I love : saving their world and ours
Jane Goodall.
QL737.P96 G5848 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a compelling, personal narrative, Dr. Goodall recounts the exciting adventure of her work with chimpanzees, now an endangered species.
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Christmas gift = El regalo de Navidad
Francisco Jiménez ; illustrated by Claire B. Cotts.
PZ7.J57525 Ch 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When his family has to move again a few days before Christmas in order to find work, Panchito worries that he will not get the ball he has been wanting.
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Chʻi-lin purse : a collection of ancient Chinese stories
retold by Linda Fang ; pictures by Jeanne M. Lee.
PZ8.1.F19 Ch 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Nine lively stories from China present unusual characters.
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Circle of wonder : a Native American Christmas story
N. Scott Momaday.
PZ7.M7355 Ci 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A mute Indian child has an extraordinary experience one Christmas when, following a figure who seems to be his beloved dead grandfather, he becomes part of a circle in which he, animals, nature, and all the world join in a moment of peace and good will.
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Clever boy and the terrible, dangerous animal = El muchachito listo y el terrible y peligroso animal
Idries Shah ; traducido por Rita Wirkala ; [illustrated by Rose Mary Santiago].
PZ8 .S47 C1 cl 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Sufi teaching tale of a boy who visits another village and helps the townspeople deal with their fear of something that they have mistaken for a terrible, dangerous animal.
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Color of me
Linda L. McDunn ; illustrated by Barbara Knutson.
PZ7.M4784465 Co 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When people start to argue about the color of God, a beautiful rainbow reveals that God is the color of everyone and everything that He created.
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Color of my words
Lynn Joseph.
PZ7.J77935 Co 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When life gets difficult for Ana Rosa, a twelve-year-old would-be writer living in a small village in the Dominican Republic, she can depend on her older brother to make her feel better--until the life-changing events on her thirteenth birthday.
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Coming on home soon
by Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
PZ7.W868 Co 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.
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Connecting cultures : a guide to multicultural literature for children
Rebecca L. Thomas.
PS509.M5 T465 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Corner of the universe
Ann M. Martin.
PZ7.M3567585 Cq 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie's small town.
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Cornered : 14 stories of bullying and defiance
edited by Rhoda Belleza ; foreword by Chris Crutcher.
PZ5 .C776 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
It does not necessarily take a fist to create a punch in the gut. This anthology delves into the experience of being bullied--socially, emotionally, physically, psychologically, and sexually.
Crazy horse's vision
by Joseph Bruchac ; illustrated by S.D. Nelson.
PZ7.B8882816 Cr 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A story based on the life of the dedicated young Lakota boy who grew up to be one of the bravest defenders of his people.
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Creation
Gerald McDermott.
BS1233 .M35 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A modern retelling of the biblical story shares the details of how light, water, earth, and living creatures came to be.
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Creative nonfiction : how to live it and write it
Lee Gutkind.
PN3377.5.R45 G88 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Through writing samples, anecdotes, and exercises, explains how to write nonfiction in an entertaining way.
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Crispin : the cross of lead
Avi.
PZ7.A953 Cr 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.
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Cuba 15 : a novel
by Nancy Osa.
PZ7.O785 Cu 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Violet Paz, a Chicago high school student, reluctantly prepares for her upcoming "quince," a Spanish nickname for the celebration of an Hispanic girl's fifteenth birthday.
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Dad and me in the morning
Patricia Lakin ; illustrated by Robert G. Steele.
PZ7.L1586 Dad 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A deaf boy and his father share a special time as they watch the sun rise at the beach.
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Daddy's roommate
by Michael Willhoite.
PZ7.W655485 Dad 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young boy discusses his divorced father's new living situation, in which the father and his gay roommate share eating, doing chores, playing, loving, and living.
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Daily life of Native Americans from post-Columbian through nineteenth-century America
Alice Nash and Christoph Strobel.
E77.4 .N36 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Organised by geographical region, this book examines the real history of Native Americans. How did Natives interact with European settlers? Did they really have pow-wows? Where did Indian children go
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Daniel's ride = El paseo de Daniel
Michael P. ; illustrated by = ilustrado por Lee Ballard.
PZ73.P47 Dan 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Riding in his big brother's classic 1963 Chevrolet Impala convertible is one of Daniel's favorite things to do, so when Hector promises to give Daniel the car when he graduates from high school, Daniel resolves to do just that. -- Pasear en el descapotable Chevy clásico de su hermano ma...
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Day of the dead : a Mexican-American celebration
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith ; photographs by Lawrence Migdale.
GT4995.A4 H69 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the activities associated with the Mexican holiday known as the Day of the Dead.
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Dear Mr. Henshaw
Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.
PZ7.C5792 De 1983 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.
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Degas and the dance : the painter and the petits rats, perfecting their art
Susan Goldman Rubin.
ND553.D3 R83 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Explores the life and work of the nineteenth-century French artist who devoted most of his artwork to the subject of ballet.
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Devil's arithmetic
by Jane Yolen.
PZ7.Y78 De 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a small Jewish village in Nazi-occupied Poland.
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Dia's story cloth
written by Dia Cha ; stitched by Chue and Nhia Thao Cha ; compendium by Joyce Herold.
DS509.5.H66 D53 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story cloth made for the author by her aunt and uncle chronicles the life of the Hmong people in their native Laos and their eventual emigration to the United States.
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Dicey's song
by Cynthia Voigt.
PZ7.V874 Di 1982 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Now that the four abandoned Tillerman children are settled in with their grandmother, Dicey finds that their new beginnings require love, trust, humor, and courage.
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Diego
[illustrations] by Jeanette Winter ; text by Jonah Winter ; translated from the English by Amy Prince.
ND259.R5 W48 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Discusses the childhood of Diego Rivera and how it influenced his art.
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Diego : bigger than life
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand ; illustrated by David Diaz.
ND259.R5 B47 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The life and work of the artist Diego Rivera is told through chronological poems that capture salient points in his life"--Provided by publisher.
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Difference between you and me
Madeleine George.
PZ7.G293346 Di 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
School outsider Jesse, a lesbian, is having secret trysts with Emily, the popular student council vice president, but when they find themselves on opposite sides of a major issue and Jesse becomes more involved with a student activist, they are forced to make a difficult decision.
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Different & alike
written by Nancy P. McConnell ; illustrated by Nancy Duell.
HV3011 .M26 1982 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Digging for bird-dinosaurs : an expedition to Madagascar
Nic Bishop.
QE862.D5 B525 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of Cathy Forster's experiences as a member of a team of paleontologists who went on an expedition to the island of Madagascar in 1998 to search for fossil birds.
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Dizzy
by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Sean Qualls.
ML3930.G47 W56 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After arriving in New York, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was soon playing with the famous Cab Calloway Band, but his clowning around got him fired. Dizzy kept trying out his new music which took over the world of jazz. He had invented "bebop!"
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Do you remember the color blue? : and other questions kids ask about blindness
Sally Hobart Alexander.
HV1598 .A38 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Children ask questions of an author who lost her vision at the age of twenty-seven, including "How did you become blind?" "How can you read?" and "Was it hard to be a parent when you couldn't see your kids?"
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Don't laugh at me
by Steve Seskin & Allen Shamblin ; illustrations by Glin Dibley.
PZ8.3.S4745 Do 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Illustrated version of a song pointing out that in spite of our differences, we are all the same in God's eyes.
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Donovan's big day
by Lesléa Newman ; illustrations by Mike Dutton.
PZ8.3.N4655 Don 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the moment Donovan wakes in the morning, he painstakingly prepares for his special role in the wedding ceremony of his two mothers.
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Double luck : memoirs of a Chinese orphan
by Lu Chi Fa with Becky White.
E184.C5 L75 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Down, down, down : a journey to the bottom of the sea
Steve Jenkins.
QL122.2 .J46 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Provides a top-to-bottom look at the ocean, from birds and waves to thermal vents and ooze.
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Dragon's gate
Laurence Yep.
PZ7.Y44 Dqr 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a fifteen-year-old Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1867. Sequel to "Mountain light."
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Draw 50 creepy crawlies
Lee J. Ames with Ray Burns.
NC783 .A44 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Step-by-step instructions for drawing fifty different insects, spiders, and other crawling or flying creatures.
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Drita, my homegirl
by Jenny Lombard.
PZ7.L83315 Dri 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When ten-year-old Drita and her family, refugees from Kosovo, move to New York, Drita is teased about not speaking English well, but after a popular student named Maxine is forced to learn about Kosovo as a punishment for teasing Drita, the two girls soon bond.
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Duffy and the devil : a Cornish tale retold
by Harve Zemach ; with pictures by Margot Zemach.
PZ8.1.Z38 Du3 1973 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The spinning and knitting the devil agrees to do for her win Duffy the Squire's name and a carefree life until it comes time for her to guess the devil's name.
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Egyptian Cinderella
by Shirley Climo ; illustrated by Ruth Heller.
PZ8.C56 Eg 1989x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Poor Rhodopis! She has nothing - no mother or father, and no friends. She is a slave, from the far-off country of Greece. Only the beautiful rose-red slippers her master gives her can make Rhodopis smile. So when a falcon swoops down and snatches one of the slippers away, Rhodopis is hear...
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Egyptian Cinderella
by Shirley Climo ; illustrated by Ruth Heller.
PZ8.C56 Eg 1989x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Poor Rhodopis! She has nothing - no mother or father, and no friends. She is a slave, from the far-off country of Greece. Only the beautiful rose-red slippers her master gives her can make Rhodopis smile. So when a falcon swoops down and snatches one of the slippers away, Rhodopis is hear...
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Eight mules from Monterey
by Patricia Beatty.
PZ7.B380544 Ei 1982 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
During the summer of 1916 thirteen-year-old Fayette and her brother accompany their widowed mother on a mule trip into the California mountains, where she is to establish library outposts in isolated communities.
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El Chino
Allen Say.
GV1108.E5 S39 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biography of Bill Wong, a Chinese American who became a famous bullfighter in Spain.
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Elijah of Buxton
Christopher Paul Curtis.
PZ7.C94137 El 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
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Elijah's tears : stories for the Jewish holidays
by Sydelle Pearl ; illustrated by Rossitza Skorthcheva Penney.
PZ7.P31656 El 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The prophet Elijah appears in five stories about special Jewish days, including Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Succot, Pesach, and shabbat.
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Elinda who danced in the sky : an Estonian folktale
adapted by Lynn Moroney ; illustrated by Veg Reisberg.
PZ8.1.M826 El 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Estonian folk tale about the sky goddess Elinda, who overcomes her disappointment at losing Prince Borealis by continuing her work of guiding the birds in their migrations.
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Ella Fitzgerald : the tale of a vocal virtuosa
by Andrea Davis Pinkney with Scat Cat Monroe ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
ML3930.F5 P56 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician in the voice of "Scat Cat Monroe."
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Empty pot
story and pictures by Demi.
PZ8.1.D38 Em 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.
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Enchantress from the stars
Sylvia Louise Engdahl ; foreword by Lois Lowry ; illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon.
PZ7.E6985 En 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When young Elana unexpectedly joins the team leaving the spaceship to study the planet Andrecia, she becomes an integral part of an adventure involving three very different civilizations, each one centered on the third planet from the star in its own solar system.
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Encounter
written by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by David Shannon.
PZ7.Y78 En 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Taino Indian boy on the island of San Salvador recounts the landing of Columbus and his men in 1492.
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Encounters in the New World : a history in documents
[edited by] Jill Lepore.
E59.F53 E53 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of documents illustrating encounters between Native American peoples and a variety of European newcomers from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Includes maps, journals, advertisements, and letters.
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Enormous crocodile
Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake.
PZ7.D1515 En 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The enormous crocodile devises secret plans and a few clever tricks to secure his lunch only to have them foiled by his neighbors.
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Esperanza rising
Pam Muñoz Ryan.
PZ7.R9553 Es 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
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Estrella's quinceañera
Malín Alegría.
PZ7 .A37338 Est 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Estrella's mother and aunt are planning a gaudy, traditional quinceañera for her, even though it is the last thing she wants. Estrella Alvarez is turning fifteen, and she's not happy about it. For as long as she can remember, her mother has been planning an elaborate quinceañera, comp...
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Everett Anderson's goodbye
by Lucille Clifton ; illustrated by Ann Grifalconi.
PZ8.3.C573 Evh 1988x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Everett Anderson has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies.
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Everything on a waffle
Polly Horvath.
PZ7.H79224 Ev 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.
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Exploring the Pacific states through literature
edited by Carol A. Doll ; state editiors Katherine L Spangler, Alaska ... [et al].
Z1251.P2 E95 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Extraordinary friends
Fred Rogers ; photographs by Jim Judkis.
HV888 .R63 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Focuses on people who are different, who might use equipment such as wheelchairs or special computers, who are more like you than you might think, and suggests ways to interact with them.
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Fables
written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.
PZ8.2.L6 Fab 1980 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of twenty original fables about and array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich.
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Face at the window
by Regina Hanson ; illustrated by Linda Saport.
PZ7.H1989 Fac 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Dora goes to take a mango from Miss Nella's tree, she is frightened by the woman's strange behavior. Dora learns to overcome her fears of a mentally ill woman who lives in her community in this gentle and compassionate story set in contemporary Jamaica, West Indies.
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Family pictures
paintings by Carmen Lomas Garza ; stories by Carmen Lomas Garza ; as told to Harriet Rohmer ; version in Spanish, Rosalma Zubizarreta = Cuadros de familia / cuadros de Carmen Lomas Garza ; relatos de Carmen Lomas Garza ; escritos por Har
E184.S75 L66 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in a Hispanic community in Texas.
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Farolitos for Abuelo
Rudolfo Anaya ; illustrated by Edward Gonzales.
PZ7.A5186 Fap 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Luz's beloved grandfather dies, she places luminaria around his grave on Christmas Eve as a way of remembering him.
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Farthest shore
Ursula K. Le Guin.
PZ7.L5215 Far 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young prince joins forces with a master wizard on a journey to discover a cause and remedy for the loss of magic in Earthsea. Darkness Threatens to overtake Earthsea. As the world and its wizards are losing their magic, Ged -- powerful Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord -- embarks on a sa...
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Feathers
Jacqueline Woodson.
PZ7.W868 Fe 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.
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Felita
by Nicholasa Mohr ; pictures by Ray Cruz.
PZ7.M7276 Fe 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The everyday experiences of an eight-year-old Puerto Rican girl growing up in a close-knit, urban community.
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Fernando's gift = El regalo de Fernando
Douglas Keister.
PZ73 .K43 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
One day young Fernando, who lives in the rain forest of Costa Rica with his family, goes with his friend Carmina to look for her favorite climbing tree only to find it cut down.
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Figli del pescatore = The fisherman's children : the account of a Monterey California family's journey through the decades
written and illustrated by Judith Rogers Swartz.
F868.M7 S83 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Fire in Oakland, California : billion-dollar blaze
Carmen Bredeson.
F869.O2 B74 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the devastating fire that swept through Oakland, California, in 1991 and the experiences of fire fighters, police officers, and ordinary citizens during this disaster.
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Fire in the streets
Kekla Magoon.
PZ7.M2739 Fir 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the aftermath of Dr. King's assassination in 1968, Chicago fourteen-year-old Maxie longs to join the Black Panthers, whether or not her brother Raheem, ex-boyfriend Sam, or her friends like it, and is soon caught up in the violence of anti-war and civil rights demonstrations.
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First crossing : stories about teen immigrants
edited by Donald R. Gallo.
PZ5 .F924 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Stories of recent Mexican, Venezuelan, Kazakh, Chinese, Romanian, Palestinian, Swedish, Korean, Haitian, and Cambodian immigrants reveal what it is like to face prejudice, language barriers, and homesickness along with common teenage feelings and needs.
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First day in grapes
by L. King Pérez ; illustrated by Robert Casilla.
PZ7.P4256 Fi 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Chico starts the third grade after his migrant worker family moves to begin harvesting California grapes, he finds that self confidence and math skills help him cope with the first day of school.
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Flash! Bang! Pop! Fizz! : exciting science for curious minds
Janet Parks Chahrour ; illustrated by Ann Humphrey Williams.
Q164 .C415 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents the procedures and concepts involved in twenty-five physical science experiments that can be done at home with readily available materials, exploring gases, density, fluid dynamics, gravity, and motion.
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Flotsam
David Wiesner.
PZ7.W6367 Fl 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a young boy discovers a camera on the beach and develops the film, he finds with his microscope many layers of pictures within the photographs.
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Forbidden schoolhouse : the true and dramatic story of Prudence Crandall and her students.
Suzanne Jurmain.
LA2317.C73 J87 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend the town church. Mysteriously, her schoolhouse was set on fire-by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put her on tr...
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Forged by fire
Sharon M. Draper.
PZ7.D78325 Fo 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved. When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His...
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Fossil fish found alive : discovering the coelacanth
Sally M. Walker.
QL638.L26 W36 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the 1938 discovery of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be extinct, and subsequent research about it.
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Freedom on the menu : the Greensboro sit-ins
by Carole Boston Weatherford ; paintings by Jerome Lagarrigue.
PZ7.W3535 Fr 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The 1960 civil rights sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, are seen through the eyes of a young Southern black girl.
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Freedom river
Doreen Rappaport ; pictures by Bryan Collier.
E450 .R23 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.
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Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott
Russell Freedman.
F334.M79 N43 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Covers the events surrounding and including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the end of segregation on buses.
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Freewill
Chris Lynch.
PZ7.L979739 Fr 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A teenager trying to recover from the tragic death of his father and stepmother believes himself to be responsible for the rash of teen suicides occurring in his town.
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Frida
by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Ana Juan.
ND259.K33 W56 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Discusses the childhood of Frida Kahlo and how it influenced her art.
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Friends from the other side = Amigos del otro lado
story by Gloria Anzaldúa ; pictures by Consuelo Méndez.
PZ73 .A59 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Joaquín, un niño mexicano que ha cruzado el Río Grande con su mamá recibe ayuda de su nueva amiga, Prietita.

Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquín receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican American gir...

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Friendship for today
by Patricia C. McKissack.
PZ7.M478693 F75 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1954, when desegregation comes to Kirkland, Missouri, ten-year-old Rosemary faces many changes and challenges at school and at home as her parents separate.
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From exiles to immigrants : the refugees from southeast Asia
Ronald Takaki ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff with Carol Takaki.
E184.I43 T35 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Discusses southeast Asian immigrants and the difficulties they must overcome.
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From the notebooks of Melanin Sun
Jacqueline Woodson.
PZ7.W868 Fr 1995bx Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fourteen-year-old Melanin Sun's comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals she has fallen in love with a woman.
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Funny little woman
retold by Arlene Mosel ; pictures by Blair Lent.
PZ8.1.M8346 Fu 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.
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Gale encyclopedia of multicultural America. Primary documents
edited by Jeffrey Lehman.
E184.A1 G15 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Primary documents, including letters, articles, cartoons, photos, and songs, illuminate the experience of culture groups in the U.S. from colonial times to the present.
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Garden of Abdul Gasazi
written and illustrated by Chris van Allsburg.
PZ7.V266 Gar Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog.
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Gathering of days : a New England girl's journal, 1830-32 : a novel
by Joan Blos.
PZ7.B6237 Gat 1979 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend. In the 1830s, a young teenager faces adjusting to a new stepmother. A fictional diary kept b...
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Gemini bites
Patrick Ryan.
PZ7 .R95534 Ge 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When their parents announce they are taking in a fellow student for a month, 16-year-old twins Kyle and Judy sit up and take notice. Kyle has just come out of the closet to his family and fears he'll never know what it is like to date a guy. Judy is pretending to be born-again to attract ...
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Genesis
art by Ed Young ; adapted from the King James Version.
BS1233 .Y68 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A visual interpretation of the story of Creation.
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Gentle Willow : a story for children about dying
written by Joyce C. Mills ; illustrated by Cary Pillo.
PZ7.M63977 Ge 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Amanda the squirrel is upset that she is going to lose her friend Gentle Willow, but the tree wizards give advice that help both her and Gentle Willow accept the change that comes with death.
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Getting near to baby
Audrey Couloumbis.
PZ7.C8305 Gg 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Although thirteen-year-old Willa Jo and her Aunt Patty seem to be constantly at odds, staying with her and Uncle Hob helps Willa Jo and her younger sister come to terms with the death of their family's baby.
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Gettysburg address
by Abraham Lincoln ; illustrated by Michael McCurdy ; foreword by Garry Wills.
E475.55 .L7 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Illustrates the power and force of Lincoln's speech.
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Girl overboard
Justina Chen Headley.
PZ7.H3424 Gir 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After a snowboarding accident, Syrah Cheng, a billionaire's daughter, must rehabilitate both her knee and her self-esteem while forging relationships with those who accept her for who she is.
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Girl who loved wild horses
story and illustrations by Paul Goble.
PZ8.G537 Gi 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free. "There was a girl in the village who loved horses... She led the horses to drink at the river. She spoke softly and they followed. People noticed that she understood horses in...
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Girl who married the Moon : tales from Native North America
told by Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross.
E98.F6 R68 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sixteen compelling stories that celebrate the passage from childhood to womanhood among these Indian women of North America.
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Give me liberty! : the story of the Declaration of Independence
Russell Freedman.
E221 .F84 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the origins, applications of, and challenges to the ten amendments to the United States Constitution that comprise the Bill of Rights.
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Giver
Lois Lowry.
PZ7.L9673 Gi 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
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Glorious flight : across the Channel with Louis Blériot, July 25, 1909
Alice and Martin Provensen.
TL721.B5 P76 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which in 1909 became the first heavier-than-air machine to fly the English Channel.
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Goats
Brock Cole.
PZ7.C67342 Go 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Stripped and marooned on a small island by their fellow campers, a boy and a girl form an uneasy bond that grows into a deep friendship when they decide to run away and disappear without a trace.
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Goin' someplace special
Patricia C. McKissack ; [illustrated by] Jerry Pinkney.
PZ7.M478693 Go 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
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Going North
Janice N. Harrington ; pictures by Jerome Lagarrigue.
PZ7.H23815 Go 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young African American girl and her family leave their home in Alabama and head for Lincoln, Nebraska, where they hope to escape segregation and find a better life.
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Going home
by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by David Diaz.
PZ7.B91527 Gne 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Although a Mexican family comes to the United States to work as farm laborers so that their children will have opportunities, the parents still consider Mexico their home.
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Going solo
Roald Dahl.
PR6054.A35 Z464 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, Roald Dahl recounts his adventures living in the jungle and later flying a fighter plane in World War II.
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Gold dust
Chris Lynch.
PZ7.L979739 Go 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1975, twelve-year-old Richard befriends Napoleon, a Caribbean newcomer to his Catholic school, hoping that Napoleon will learn to love baseball and the Red Sox, and will win acceptance in the racially polarized Boston school.
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Golden compass
Philip Pullman.
PZ7.P968 Go 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
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Gone wild : an endangered animal alphabet
David McLimans.
QL83 .M355 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Illustrated numbers from one to ten mimick the physical features of ten underwater animals and information is provided about the habitat, aquatic region, and endangerment status of each example.
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Gone, gone, gone
Hannah Moskowitz.
PZ7.M8495 Go 2012x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Struggling with the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and sniper shootings throughout the Washington, D.C. area, Craig and Lio consider a romantic relationship that is complicated by Craig's ex-boyfriend, Lio's broken family, and the death of Lio's brother.
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Good hunting, Blue Sky
by Peggy Parish ; pictures by James Watts.
PZ7.P219 Gm 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Blue Sky, a young Indian boy, goes hunting to bring food home only to have the food bring him home instead.
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Goodnight moon
by Margaret Wise Brown ; pictures by Clement Hurd.
PZ7.B8163 Go 1982 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The book tells the story of a young bunny who, at bedtime, says goodnight to everything in his room and all the stars and the moon.
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Gorilla walk
Ted & Betsy Lewin.
QL737.P96 L49 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes an expedition into the field in southern Uganda to observe mountain gorillas in their native habitat.
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Gracias
por Pat Mora ; ilustraciones por John Parra ; traducción por Adriana Domínguez = Thanks / by Pat Mora ; illustrations by John Parra ; translation by Adriana Domínguez.
PZ73 .M6363 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful.
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Grandfather's journey
written and illustrated by Allen Say.
PZ7.S2744 Gr 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.
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Grandma Fina and her wonderful umbrellas = La abuelita Fina y sus sombrillas maravillosas
Benjamin Alire Sáenz ; [illustrated by] Geronimo Garcia ; [Spanish translation by Pilar Herrera].
PZ73 .S247 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After her friends and family all notice that her favorite yellow umbrella is torn, Grandma Fina gets quite a surprise on her birthday.
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Great Depression : an eyewitness history
David F. Burg.
E806 .B9 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Compiles a history of the Great Depression, including the events that led up to it and the New Deal that followed, with chronologies, personal narratives, and documents.
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Great big book of families
by Mary Hoffman ; pictures by Ros Asquith.
HQ744 .H54 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Features illustrations and descriptions of different types of families and how their lives are similar and different.
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Grey king
by Susan Cooper ; illustrations by Michael Heslop.
PZ7.C7878 Gt 1975b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A strange boy and dog remind Will Stanton that he is an immortal, whose quest is to find the golden harp which will rouse others from a long slumber in the Welsh hills so they may prepare for the ultimate battle of Light versus Dark.
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Grouchy ladybug
Eric Carle.
PZ7.C21476 Gr 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The Grouchy ladybug: A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength. Bright beetle: Follows the life cycle of the small insects known as ladybugs, from egg through larva and pupa stages to fully developed adult. There's a ladybu...
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Guardian
Julius Lester.
PZ7.L5629 Gu 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a rural southern town in 1946, a white man and his son witness the lynching of an innocent black man. Includes historical note on lynching.
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Half and half : writers on growing up biracial and bicultural
edited and with an introduction by Claudine C. O'Hearn.
HQ777.9 .H34 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Eighteen biracial and bicultural writers address the difficulties and benefits of growing up different in the United States. As we approach the twenty-first century, biracialism and biculturalism are becoming increasingly common. Skin color and place of birth are no longer reliable signif...
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Hana's suitcase : a true story
by Karen Levine.
DS135.C97 B6655 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.
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Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America
by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; paintings by Brian Pinkney.
E185.86 .P56 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents the stories of ten African-American men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day.
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Handbook of Japanese mythology
Michael Ashkenazi.
BL2203 .A86 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Provides an introduction to the mythology of Japan, viewing the myths in their social, historical, and cultural context.
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Handmade alphabet
Laura Rankin.
HV2480 .R36 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Handmade counting book
Laura Rankin.
HV2477 .R363 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Shows how to count from one to twenty and twenty-five, fifty, seventy-five, and one hundred using American Sign Language.
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Hannah is my name
Belle Yang.
PZ7.Y1925 Han 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young Chinese girl and her parents immigrate to the United States and try their best to assimilate into their San Francisco neighborhood while anxiously awaiting the arrival of their green cards.
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Happy birthday to you!
by Dr. Seuss .
PZ8.3.G276 Hap Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes a birthday celebration in Katroo presided over by the Birthday Bird.
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Harlem's little blackbird
Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson.
ML3930.M63 W37 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tribute to lesser-known Harlem Renaissance performer Florence Mills includes coverage of her youth as a child of former slaves, her singing and dancing performances that inspired songs and entire plays, and the struggles with racism that prompted her advocacy of all-black theater and mu...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré.
PZ7.R79835 Haj 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré.
PZ7.R79835 Halm 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing the evil wizard and other new terr...
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Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré.
PZ7.R79835 Hal 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing str...
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Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
by J.K. Rowling.
PZ7.R79835 Ham 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.
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Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPré.
PZ7.R79835 Har 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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Harvest
George Ancona.
HD1525 .A63 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Text and photos explain how migrant workers pick many of the fruits and vegetables we eat every day.
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Harvesting hope : the story of Cesar Chavez
Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Yuyi Morales.
HD6509.C48 K78 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.
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Hawk, I'm your brother
by Byrd Baylor ; illustrated by Peter Parnall.
PZ7.B3435 Haw 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Determined to learn to fly, Rudy adopts a hawk hoping that their kinship will bring him closer to his goal.
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Heather has two mommies
written by Lesléa Newman ; illustrated by Diana Souza.
PZ7.N47988 He 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.
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Hector lives in the United States now : the story of a Mexican-American child
by Joan Hewett ; photographs by Richard Hewett.
E184.M5 H46 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Text and photographs document the day-to-day happenings and milestones in the life of a young Mexican boy whose family seeks amnesty in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
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Helen Keller : her life in pictures
George Sullivan ; foreword by Keller Johnson Thompson.
HV1624.K4 S853 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The fascinating life of one of the most popular historical figures is told through images -- most rarely, if ever, seen -- from the American Foundation for the Blind and The Perkins School for the Blind. The images trace Keller's life from birth, to childhood with Annie Sullivan in the co...
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Hello, amigos!
by Tricia Brown ; photographs by Fran Ortiz.
F869.S39 M537 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Follows a day, a birthday, in the life of a Mexican American child, who lives with his family in the Mission District of San Francisco.
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Henry hikes to Fitchburg
D.B. Johnson.
PZ7.J6316355 He 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While his friend works hard to earn the train fare to Fitchburg, a bear, modeled on a young Henry Thoreau, walks the thirty miles through woods and fields, enjoying nature and the time to think great thoughts. Includes biographical information about Thoreau.
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Here is my kingdom : Hispanic-American literature and art for young people
edited by Charles Sullivan ; foreword by Luis R. Cancel.
PS508.H57 H47 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Art.

Minority.

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Here's looking at me : how artists see themselves
Bob Raczka.
N7618 .R33 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fourteen famous artists' self-portraits illustrating their different styles and views of themselves.
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Hero and the crown
Robin McKinley.
PZ7.M1988 He 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the Blue Sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.
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Hey, Al
story by Arthur Yorinks ; pictures by Richard Egielski.
PZ7.Y819 He 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well. Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. The...
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Higher power of Lucky
by Susan Patron ; with illustrations by Matt Phelan.
PZ7.P27565 Hig 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.
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Hiroshima : a novella
by Laurence Yep.
PZ7.Y44 Hi 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, particularly as it affects Sachi, who becomes one of the Hiroshima Maidens.
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Hobbit, or, There and back again
by J.R.R. Tolkien.
PZ7.T5744 Ho 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
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Holes
Louis Sachar.
PZ7.S1185 Ho 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
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Home at last
written by Susan Middleton Elya ; illustrated by Felipe Dávalos.
PZ7.E562 Ho 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When she and her family move from Mexico to the United States, eight-year-old Ana helps her mother adjust to the new situation by encouraging her to learn English.
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Home of the brave
Katherine Applegate.
PZ7.A6485 Hom 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.
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Home to Medicine Mountain
written by Chiori Santiago ; illustrated by Judith Lowry.
E99.M18 S36 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two young Maidu Indian brothers sent to live at a government-run Indian residential school in California in the 1930s find a way to escape and return home for the summer.
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Homeboyz
by Alan Lawrence Sitomer.
PZ7.S6228 Ho 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Seventeen-year-old Teddy Anderson, who is known on the streets as T-Bear, decides to seek revenge on the person responsible for his little sister's death, which was caused by a stray bullet from a semiautomatic handgun.
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Homework machine
by Dan Gutman.
PZ7.G9846 Hnw 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Four fifth-grade students--a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker--as well as their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.
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Honoring our ancestors : stories and pictures by fourteen artists
edited by Harriet Rohmer.
N6537.5 .H66 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fourteen artists and picture book illustrators present paintings with descriptions of ancestors or other sources of inspiration that have inspired them.
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Hoot
by Carl Hiaasen.
PZ7.H52 Ho 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
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Hope was here
Joan Bauer.
PZ7.B32615 Ho 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When sixteen-year-old Hope and the aunt who has raised her move from Brooklyn to Mulhoney, Wisconsin, to work as waitress and cook in the Welcome Stairways diner, they become involved with the diner owner's political campaign to oust the town's corrupt mayor.
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House of the scorpion
Nancy Farmer.
PZ7.F23814 Mat 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
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How I learned geography
Uri Shulevitz.
PZ7.S5594 Ho 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.
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How many days to America? : a Thanksgiving story
by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Beth Peck.
PZ7.B91527 Ho 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Refugees from a Caribbean island embark on a dangerous boat trip to America where they have a special reason to celebrate Thanksgiving.
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Huckabuck family and how they raised popcorn in Nebraska and quit and came back
Carl Sandburg ; pictures by David Small.
PZ7.S1965 Hu 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the popcorn the Huckabucks had raised explodes in a fire and Pony Pony Huckabuck finds a silver buckle inside a squash, the family decides it is time for a change.
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Hunted mammals of the sea
Robert M. McClung ; ill. by William Downey.
QL713.2 .M3 1978 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Discusses the characteristics of whales, porpoises, polar bears, and other mammals of the sea, the human exploitation of these animals, and efforts to preserve and increase their numbers.
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Hunter : a Chinese folktale
retold by Mary Casanova ; illustrations by Ed Young.
PZ8.1.C22783 Hu 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After learning to understand the language of animals, Hai Li Bu the hunter sacrifices himself to save his village.
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Huntress
Malinda Lo.
PZ8.L773 Hun 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Seventeen-year-olds Kaede and Taisin are called to go on a dangerous and unprecedented journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen, in an effort to restore the balance of nature in the human world.
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I am J
by Cris Beam.
PZ7.B362 Iaj 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An emotional, heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring story of a transgender teen.  
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I am an American : a true story of Japanese internment
by Jerry Stanley.
D769.8.A6 S73 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Minority.

History.

Describes the experiences of one Japanese American citizen in the Japanese internment camps authorized by President Roosevelt on February 19, 1942 during World War II.

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I can sign my ABCs
Susan Gibbons Chaplin ; illustrated by Laura McCaul.
HV2476 .C46 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An introduction to the alphabet in sign language with the manual alphabet handshape, a picture, the name, and the sign of object beginning with that letter for each of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet.
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I face the wind
by Vicki Cobb ; illustrated by Julia Gorton.
QC931.4 .C63 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Introduces the characteristics and actions of the wind through simple hands-on activities.
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I look like a girl
Sheila Hamanaka.
PZ8.3.H17 Il 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In her imagination, a young girl assumes many shapes and forms, from dolphin and condor to wolf and jaguar.
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I see the rhythm
paintings by Michele Wood ; text by Toyomi Igus.
ML3556 .I48 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles and captures poetically the history, mood, and movement of African American music. A celebration of African American music and the far-reaching impact it has had on the world, "I See the Rhythm" traces the progression of black music from its traditional roots in Africa to conte...
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I speak English for my mom
Muriel Stanek ; illustrations by Judith Friedman.
PZ7.S78637 Ias 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Lupe, a young Mexican American, must translate for her mother who speaks only Spanish until Mrs. Gomez decides to learn English in order to get a better job.
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I thought my soul would rise and fly : the diary of Patsy, a freed girl
by Joyce Hansen.
PZ7.H1933 Iaj 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Twelve-year-old Patsy keeps a diary of the ripe but confusing time following the end of the Civil War and the granting of freedom to former slaves.
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I'm deaf, and it's okay
Lorraine Aseltine, Evelyn Mueller, Nancy Tait ; pictures by Helen Cogancherry.
HV2392 .A84 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young boy describes the frustrations caused by his deafness and the encouragement he receives from a deaf teenager that he can lead an active life.
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I'm the big sister now
Michelle Emmert ; illustrated by Gail Owens.
RJ496.C4 E46 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Nine-year-old Michelle describes the joys, loving times, difficulties, and other special situations involved in living with her older sister Amy Emmert, who was born severely disabled with cerebral palsy.
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I, Juan de Pareja
Elizabeth Borton de Treviño.
PZ7.T7327 I 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The slave of the 17th century Spanish painter Velazquez becomes a painter in his own right.
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Iggie's house
by Judy Blume.
PZ7.B6265 Ig Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When an African American family with three children moves into her white neighborhood, eleven-year-old Winnie learns the difference between being a good neighbor and being a good friend.
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In darkness
Nick Lake.
PZ7.L15857 In 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouvert...
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In my family
paintings and stories by Carmen Lomas Garza ; as told to Harriet Rohmer ; edited by David Schecter ; Spanish translation by Francisco X. Alarcón = En mi familia / cuadros y relatos de Carmen Lomas Garza ; contados a Harriet Rohmer ; edita
E184.S75 L67 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas.
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In our mothers' house
Patricia Polacco.
PZ7.P75186 Mv 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.
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In search of the spirit : the living national treasures of Japan
by Sheila Hamanaka and Ayano Ohmi ; illustrations by Sheila Hamanaka ; calligraphy by Ayano Ohmi.
NX584.A1 H34 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the creations of some of Japan's Living National Treasures, artists who are involved in various Japanese arts, including Yuzen dyeing, bamboo basket weaving, Bunraku puppetmaking, swordmaking, Noh theater, and neriage ceramics.
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Bette Bao Lord ; illustrations by Marc Simont.
PZ7.L8773 In 1984 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams. Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle-baseball-happens. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, ...
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In the days of the vaqueros : America's first true cowboys
by Russell Freedman.
F790.M5 F74 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Recounts the history of the vaqueros in the Spanish New World who mastered the art of cow herding and taught it to the inexperienced settlers of the American West three hundred years later.
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In the night kitchen
Maurice Sendak ; [lettering by Diana Blair].
PZ7.S47 In 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A little boy's dream-fantasy in which he helps three fat bakers get milk for their cake batter.
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In the time of the drums
Kim L. Siegelson ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
PZ7.S56657 In 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship.
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Indian chiefs
Russell Freedman.
E89 .F73 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Biographies of six Western Indian chiefs who led their people in a historic moment of crisis, when a decision had to be made about fighting or cooperating with the white pioneers encroaching on their grounds.
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Indian way : learning to communicate with Mother Earth
Gary McLain ; paintings by Gary McLain ; illustrations by Michael Taylor.
E98.S7 M27 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes how Native Americans viewed the environment, lived within it in harmony and respect, and how we today can learn from and practice Indian ways.
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Inside out & back again
Thanhha Lai.
PZ7.5.L35 In 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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.
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Investigating natural disasters through children's literature : an integrated approach
Anthony D. Fredericks.
GB5005 .F74 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tap into students' inherent awe of storms, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, avalanches, landslides, and tsunamis to open their minds to the wonders and power of the natural world. Using quality children's literature as a springboard to learning, this guide e...
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Invisible Princess
Faith Ringgold.
PZ7.R4726 In 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Mama and Papa Love have a child, the Invisible Princess, who saves them and the other plantation slaves from their cruel master so that they can all find happiness in the Invisible Village of Peace, Freedom, and Love.
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Invisible hunters : a legend from the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua = Los cazadores invisibles : una leyenda de los indios miskitos de Nicaragua
Harriet Rohmer, Octavio Chow, Morris Vidaure ; illustrations/ilustraciones, Joe Sam ; version in Spanish/vers
F1529.M9 R64 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This Miskito Indian legend set in seventeenth-century Nicaragua illustrates the impact of the first European traders on traditional life.
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Isabel Allende : recuerdos para un cuento
por Raquel Benatar ; ilustrado por Fernando Molinari ; traducido al inglés por Patricia Petersen = Isabel Allende : memories for a story / by Raquel Benatar ; illustrated by Fernando Molinari ; translated into
PQ8098.1.L54 Z55 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A simple description of the childhood and youth of the Chilean author Isabel Allende.
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Island like you : stories of the barrio
Judith Ortiz Cofer.
PZ7.O765 Is 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Twelve stories about young people caught between their Puerto Rican heritage and their American surroundings.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins.
PZ7.O237 Is Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The gripping story of young Karana, an Indian girl who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast. A quiet acceptance of fate characterizes her ordeal.
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It doesn't have to be this way : a barrio story
story by Luis J. Rodriguez ; illustrations by Daniel Galvez = No tiene que ser así : una historia del barrio / escrito por Luis J. Rodriguez ; ilustrado por Daniel Galvez.
PZ73 .R62925 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Reluctantly a young boy becomes more and more involved in the activities of a local gang, until a tragic event involving his cousin forces him to make a choice about the course of his life.
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Jacob have I loved
Katherine Paterson.
PZ7.P273 Jac 1980b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.
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Jambo means hello; Swahili alphabet book, by Muriel Feelings. Pictures by Tom Feelings.
PL8701 .F4 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents a word, with English translation, for each of the twenty-four letters in the Swahili alphabet. Brief explanation of each word introduces an East African custom.
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Jesse
by Gary Soto.
PZ7.S7242 Je 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Two Mexican American brothers hope that junior college will help them escape their heritage of tedious physical labor.
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Jessie De La Cruz : a profile of a United Farm Worker
Gary Soto.
HD6509.D4 S64 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Profiles the Mexican American woman who spent her early years as a migrant farm worker and later became the first female organizer for the United Farm Workers.
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Jingle dancer
Cynthia L. Smith ; illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu.
PZ7.S64464 Ji 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia.
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Joan of Arc
Josephine Poole ; illustrated by Angela Barrett ; research by Vincent Helyar.
DC103.5 .P66 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biography of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led a French army to victory against the English, witnessed the crowning of King Charles VII, and was later burned at the stake for witchcraft.
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Joseph had a little overcoat
Simms Taback.
PZ7.T1115 Jo 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.
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Journey : Japanese Americans, racism and renewal
painting and text by Sheila Hamanaka ; book design by Steve Frederick.
E184.J3 H35 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Text and photographed details of a mural depict the history of the Japanese people in America.
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Journey to Gold Mountain : the Chinese in 19th-century America
Ronald Takaki ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.
E184.C5 T35 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Julie of the wolves. Pictures by John Schoenherr.
PZ7.G2933 Ju Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.
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Jumping tree : a novel
René Saldaña, Jr.
PZ7.S149 Ju 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Rey, a Mexican American living with his close-knit family in a Texas town near the Mexican border, describes his transition from boy to young man. These lively stories follow Rey Castaneda from sixth through eighth grade in Nuevo Penitas, Texas. One side of Rey's family lives nearby in Me...
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Just a minute : a trickster tale and counting book
by Yuyi Morales.
PZ8.1.M7955 Ju 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.
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Just in case
Yuyi Morales.
PZ7.M7881927 Ju 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As Señor Calavera prepares for Grandma Beetle's birthday he finds an alphabetical assortment of unusual presents, but with the help of Zelmiro the Ghost, he finds the best gift of all.
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Just one flick of a finger
by Marybeth Lorbiecki ; illustrated by David Diaz.
PZ8.3.L865 Ju 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young boy takes a gun to school to scare off the bully who has been tormenting him, and the gun is accidentally fired during a scuffle.
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Just so stories, for little children
Rudyard Kipling ; with illustrations by the author ; edited with an introduction by Lisa Lewis.
PR4854 .J83 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Kaleidoscope : a multicultural booklist for grades K-8
Rudine Sims Bishop, editor ; and the Multicultural Booklist Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Z1361.E4 K34 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Keepers of life : discovering plants through Native American stories and earth activities for children
Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac ; foreword by Marilou Awiakta ; story illustrations by John Kahionhes Fadden and David Kanietakeron Fadden ; chap
E98.F6 C117 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of Native American stories that provide information about botany, plant ecology, and natural history, accompanied by activities for children.
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Keepers of the earth : native American stories and environmental activities for children
Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac ; foreword by N. Scott Momaday ; illustrations by John Kahionhes Fadden and Carol Wood.
E98.F6 C12 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A selection of traditional tales from various Indian peoples, each accompanied by instructions for related activities dealing with aspects of the environment.
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Kids explore America's Hispanic heritage
Westridge Young Writers Workshop.
E184.S75 K53 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents writings by students in grades three to seven on topics of Hispanic culture, including dance, cooking, games, history, art, songs, and role models.
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Kids explore America's Japanese American heritage
Westridge Young Writers Workshop.
E184.J3 K454 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents writings by students in grades three to seven on topics of Japanese American culture, including sports, cooking, history, and art.
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King & King
Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland.
PZ7.H11132 Ki 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When the queen insists that the prince get married and take over as king, the search for a suitable mate does not turn out as expected.
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Kira-kira
Cynthia Kadohata.
PZ7.K1166 Ki 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.
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Kit's wilderness
David Almond.
PZ7.A448 Ki 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather in the decaying coal mining town of Stoneygate, England, and finds both the old man and the town haunted by ghosts of the past.
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Kitten's first full moon
Kevin Henkes.
PZ7.H389 Ki 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.
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Koko-love! : conversations with a signing gorilla
by Francine Patterson ; photographs by Ronald H. Cohn.
QL795.G7 P38 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The real life experience of Koko, a gorilla in California who uses sign language.
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La Causa : the migrant farmworkers' story
by Dana Catharine de Ruiz and Richard Larios ; illustrations by Rudy Gutierrez.
HD6515.A292 U544 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the efforts in the 1960s of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta to organize migrant workers in California into a union which became the United Farm Workers.
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Land
Mildred D. Taylor.
PZ7.T21723 Lan 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the Civil War Paul, the son of a white father and a black mother, finds himself caught between the two worlds of colored folks and white folks as he pursues his dream of owning land of his own.
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Landmarks of African American history
James Oliver Horton.
E185 .H6444 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes a variety of landmarks and buildings that represent the experiences and accomplishments of African Americans throughout the history of the United States. In Landmarks of African American History, James Oliver Horton chooses thirteen historic sites to explore the struggles and tr...
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Langston Hughes reader.
PS3515.U274 A6 1958 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Latinos in the struggle for equal education
James D. Cockcroft.
LC2669 .C63 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the struggle of Hispanic Americans to get an equal education, with an emphasis on New York City and the Southwest.
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Leaving Yesler : a novel
by Peter Bacho.
PZ7.B132174 Le 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Bobby, a sensitive seventeen-year-old living in the projects of Seattle in 1968, copes with his mother's death from cancer and his brother's death in Vietnam, and tries to determine his own identity in the midst of many challenges.
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Leon's story
Leon Tillage, with pictures by Susan L. Roth.
F264.F86 T55 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The son of a North Carolina sharecropper recalls the hard times faced by his family and other African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century and the changes that the civil rights movement helped bring about.
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Less than half, more than whole
by Kathleen and Michael Lacapa ; illustrated by Michael Lacapa.
PZ7.L117 Le 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A child who is only part Native American is troubled by his mixed racial heritage.
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Let's talk about race
by Julius Lester ; illustrated by Karen Barbour.
E184.A1 L464 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's "story."
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Leyenda del pincel Indio
recontada e ilustrada por Tomie dePaola.
E78.G73 D418 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Little Gopher follows his destiny, as revealed in a Dream-Vision, of becoming an artist for his people and eventually is able to bring the colors of the sunset down to earth.
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Liberty
Lynn Curlee.
F128.64.L6 C87 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Discusses all the planning and efforts that went into the construction of one of the most famous symbols of the United States, the Statue of Liberty.
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Like it is : facts and feelings about handicaps from kids who know
by Barbara Adams ; photography by James Stanfield.
HV904 .A4 1979 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A group of handicapped youngsters discuss their disabilities and how they cope with them on a day-to-day basis.
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Lincoln: a photobiography, by Russell Freedman.
E457.905 F73 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Listen to the wind : the story of Dr. Greg and Three cups of tea
by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth ; collages by Susan L. Roth.
LC5148.P18 M67 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tells the true story of a man who became lost and delirious after an unsuccessful trek to the top of K2, was saved by the locals of a remote Himalayan village, and kept his vow to return one day to build them a new school as a gesture of sincere appreciation and gratitude for what they di...
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Literature-based science : children's books and activities to enrich the K-5 curriculum
Christine Roots Hefner and Kathryn Roots Lewis.
LB1585 .H44 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Little Gold Star : a Cinderella cuento = Estrellita de oro
retold in Spanish & English by Joe Hayes ; illustrated by Gloria Osuna Perez and Lucia Angela Perez.
PZ74 .H39 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this variation of the Cinderella story, coming from the Hispanic tradition in New Mexico, Arciá and her wicked stepsisters have different encounters with a magical hawk and are left physically changed in ways that will affect their meeting with the prince.
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Little weaver of Thái-Yên village = Cô bé thợ-dệt làng Thái-yên
written in Vietnamese by Trần-Khánh-Tuyết ; illustrated by Nancy Hom ; translated into English by Christopher N.H. Jenkins & Trần-Khánh-Tuyết.
PZ90.V5 T7 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young Vietnamese girl maintains her own cultural identity while struggling to adjust to the United States.
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Local news
Gary Soto.
PZ7.S7242 Lo 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of thirteen short stories about the everyday lives of Mexican American young people in California's Central Valley.
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Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China
translated and illustrated by Ed Young.
PZ8.1.Y84 Lo 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.
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Longitude prize
Joan Dash, pictures by Dusan Petricic.
QB107 .D28 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of John Harrison, inventor of watches and clocks, who spent forty years working on a time-machine which could be used to accurately determine longitude at sea.
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Los Angeles area missions
by Dianne M. MacMillan.
F869.L88 A238 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the historical, Spanish missions of the Los Angeles area.
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Lost garden
Laurence Yep.
PS3575.E6 Z47 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While describing her humorous adventures with a blacksnake, Betsy Byars recounts childhood anecdotes and explains how she writes a book.
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Luba : the angel of Bergen-Belsen
as told to Michelle R. McCann by Luba Tryszynska-Frederick ; illustrations by Ann Marshall.
D804.34 .M34 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biography of the Jewish heroine, Luba Tryszynska, who saved the lives of more than fifty Jewish children in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during the winter of 1944/45.
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Lupita Mañana
Patricia Beatty ; afterword by Lucas Guttentag.
PZ7.B380544 Lu 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
To help her poverty-stricken family, 13-year-old Lupita enters California as an illegal alien and starts to work while constantly on the watch for "la migra."
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M.C. Higgins, the great
Virginia Hamilton.
PZ7.H1828 Mac 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.
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Magic horse
written by Idries Shah ; illustrated by Julie Freeman.
PZ8.1.S47 Mag 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Sufi teaching tale in which two very different princes find their hearts' desires: one in a wondrous, mechanical fish, the other in a magical wooden horse.
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Magic horse
written by Idries Shah ; illustrated by Julie Freeman.
PZ8.1.S47 Mag 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Sufi teaching tale in which two very different princes find their hearts' desires: one in a wondrous, mechanical fish, the other in a magical wooden horse.
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Magic windows
cut-paper art and stories by Carmen Lomas Garz a ; as told to Harriet Rohmer ; edited by David Schecter ; Spanish translation by Francisco X. Alarcón = Ventanas mágicas / papel picado y relatos de Carmen Lomas Garza ; contados a Harrie
E184.M5 L59 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Spanish and English, Carmen Lomas Garza portrays her vamil's Mexican customs through cut out paperwork.
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Maldonado miracle
Theodore Taylor.
PZ7 .T2186 Mal 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A twelve-year-old Mexican crosses the border illegally to join his father in California.
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Mama and Papa have a store
story and pictures by Amelia Lau Carling.
PZ7.C216354 Mam 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A little girl describes what a day is like in her parents' Chinese store in Guatemala City.
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Mama does the mambo
story by Katherine Leiner ; illustrated by Edel Rodriguez.
PZ7.L5346 Mam 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Following the death of her Papa, Sophia fears that her Mama will never find another dancing partner for Carnival.
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Mama zooms
written and illustrated by Jane Cowen-Fletcher.
PZ7.C8358 Mam 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A boy's wonderful mama takes him zooming everywhere with her, because her wheelchair is a zooming machine.
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Mama, do you love me?
by Barbara M. Joosse ; illustrated by Barbara Lavallee.
PZ7.J7435 Mam 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother's love is unconditional.
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Mammoth magic : story
written by Shelley Gill and illustrated by Shannon Cartwright.
PZ7.G3994 Mam 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Story intertwining Eskimo legend and the magic of an Alaskan night. How a small boy overcomes his fear of the dark with the help of his grandfather and a pinch of Mammoth Magic. Suitable grades 4 and up.
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Man and the fox
by Idries Shah.
PZ8.1.S47 Mal 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Relates how a clever fox outwits the man who set a trap for him by promising him a chicken.
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Man who walked between the towers
Mordicai Gerstein.
GV551 .G47 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
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Man with bad manners
by Idries Shah ; [illustrated by Rose Mary Santiago].
PZ8.1.S47 Man 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A clever boy and other villagers devise a plan to improve the manners of one of their neighbors. Based on a folktale from Afghanistan.
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Maniac Magee : a novel
by Jerry Spinelli.
PZ7.S75663 Man 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee. He came into this world named Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. And Maniac Magee became a legend. Even today kids talk about how fast he could run; about how he hit an insid...
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Many moons
by James Thurber ; illustrated by Louis Slobodkin.
PZ7.T422 Man 1970 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Princess Lenore's wish for the moon.
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Marching for freedom : walk together, children, and don't you grow weary
Elizabeth Partridge.
E185.93.A3 P37 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This book recounts the three months of protest that took place before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery to promote equal rights and help African-Americans earn the right to vote.
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Mariquita malhumorada
Eric Carle ; [revised translation by Teresa Mlawer].
PZ73 .C368 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A grouchy ladybug who is looking for a fight challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength. Text in Spanish.
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Martin's Big words : the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Doreen Rappaport ; illustrations by Bryan Collier.
E185.97.K5 R36 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A brief biographical sketch of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest figures in the American civil rights movement.
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Mexican whiteboy
Matt de la Peña.
PZ7.P3725 Mex 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County, California.
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Mi hija, mi hijo, el aguila, la paloma : un canto Azteca
por Ana Castillo ; ilustrado por S. Guevara.
F1219.76.F65 C3718 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A time-honored tribute to a child on his or her way to adulthood, adapted from ancient Aztec chants.
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Middle Ages : an illustrated history
Barbara A. Hanawalt.
D117 .H26 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A history of the Middle Ages, including the merger of Roman, Christian, and Germanic cultures; the transformation of the Roman Empire; and social, economic, religious, and cultural aspects of medieval life.
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Midwife's apprentice
by Karen Cushman.
PZ7.C962 Mi 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.
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Miles to go for freedom : segregation & civil rights in the Jim Crow years
Linda Barrett Osborne.
E185.61 .O827 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Told through first-person accounts, photographs, and other primary sources, this book is an overview of racial segregation and early civil rights efforts in the United States from the 1890s to 1954, a period known as the Jim Crow years. Multiple perspectives are examined as the book looks...
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Ming Lo moves the mountain
written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.
PZ7.L7795 Mi 1982 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A wise man tells Ming Lo how to move the mountain away from his house.
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Miracle's boys
Jacqueline Woodson.
PZ7.W868 Mi 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Twelve-year-old Lafayette's close relationship with his older brother Charlie changes after Charlie is released from a detention home and blames Lafayette for the death of their mother.
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Mirette on the high wire
Emily Arnold McCully.
PZ7.M478415 Mi Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.
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Miseducation of Cameron Post
Emily M. Danforth.
PZ7.D2136 Mi 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.
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Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa
retold by Verna Aardema ; illustrated by Reynold Ruffins.
PZ8.1 .M665 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of twelve folktales from different parts of Africa. A fine collection of African tales, with each story preceded by a map showing its locale and a glossary of unfamiliar words. Annotation. Illustrated in full color. From Angola to Zanzibar, this treasury is as varied and boun...
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Missing May
by Cynthia Rylant.
PZ7.R982 Mj 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living. Twelve-year-old Summer, her classmate Cletus, and her grieving Uncle Ob set off across West Virginia in search of a ...
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Mission San Juan Bautista
Allison Stark Draper.
F869.S3947 D73 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Discusses the mission at San Juan Bautista from its founding in 1797 to the present day, including the reasons for Spanish colonization in California and the effects of colonization on the Mutsun (a tribe of the Costanoan) Indians.
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Mission Santa Cruz
Kim Ostrow.
F869.S48 O88 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The history of this California mission from its founding in 1791, through its development and use in serving the Ohlone Indians, and its secularization and function today.
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Missions of the Monterey Bay Area
Emily Abbink.
F868.M7 A23 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Charts the histories of the missions of Carmel, Santa Cruz, and San Juan Bautista, and briefly describes life among the Ohlone Indians before the arrival of the Spaniards.
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Monday is one day
by Arthur A. Levine ; illustrated by Julian Hector.
PZ8.3.L577 Mo 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A rhyming countdown of the days of the week as a father and child find ways to spend time together while waiting for the weekend.
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Money boy
Paul Yee.
PS8597 E3 M65 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Young immigrant Ray Liu is struggling to adjust to North American life. When his father discovers Ray has been cruising gay websites, the teen is kicked out of the family home. He heads to downtown Toronto, where the harsh reality of street life hits him.
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Money hungry
Sharon G. Flake.
PZ7.F59816 Mo 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again.
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Morning Girl
Michael Dorris.
PZ7.D7287 Mo 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America. In Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world.
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Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom
Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
E444.T82 W43 2006x Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.
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Mr. and Mrs. God in the Creation Kitchen
Nancy Wood ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering.
PZ7.W853 Mr 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a very special kitchen, Mr. and Mrs. God cook up the planet Earth and some creatures to live there.
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Mrs. Frisby and the rats of Nimh
Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Zena Bernstein.
PZ10.3.O19 Mi Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.
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Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale
John Steptoe.
PZ8.S585 Mu 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.
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Muhammad Ali, the man who could float like a butterfly and sting like a bee
story by Ntozake Shange ; illustrated by Edel Rodriguez.
GV1132.A44 S43 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An introduction to the legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, including his accomplishments as a fighter and his contributions to society.
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Multicultural children's literature : an annotated bibliography, grades K-8
Beth Beutler Lind.
PS 490 .L56 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Multicultural picture books : art for understanding others
by Sylvia and Kenneth Marantz.
Z1037 .M267 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Selection of picture books which reflect the art and culture of different countries and cultures.
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My brother Sam is dead
James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier.
PZ7.C678 My 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town.
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My buddy
by Audrey Osofsky ; illustrated by Ted Rand.
PZ7.O8347 My 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young boy with muscular dystrophy tells how he is teamed up with a dog trained to do things for him that he can't do for himself.
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My diary from here to there
story, Amada Irma Pérez ; illustration, Maya Christina Gonzalez = Mi diario de aquí hasta allá / cuento, Amada Irma Pérez ; ilustraciones, Maya Christina Gonzalez.
PZ73 .P4654 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young girl describes her feelings when her father decides to leave their home in Mexico to look for work in the United States.
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My dream of Martin Luther King
by Faith Ringgold.
E185.97.K5 R56 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
African-American writers tell folktales and stories from the past that feature the theme of dreams and accomplishments.
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My heartbeat
Garret Freymann-Weyr.
PZ7.W5395 My 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As she tries to understand the closeness between her older brother and his best friend, fourteen-year-old Ellen finds her relationship with each of them changing.
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My mixed-up berry blue summer
by Jennifer Gennari.
PZ7.G29174 My 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Twelve-year-old June Farrell spends the summer at her Vermont home getting used to the woman her mother is planning to marry and practicing her pie-baking skills, as she hopes to win the blue ribbon at the fair.
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My name is Celia : the life of Celia Cruz = Me llamo Celia : la vida de Celia Cruz
written by Monica Brown ; illustrated by Rafael López.
ML3930.C96 B76 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A bilingual portrait of the "Queen of Salsa" describes her childhood in Cuba, her musical career, and her move to the United States, and explains how her music brought her native Cuba to the world.
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My name is Yoon
Helen Recorvits ; pictures by Gabi Swiatkowska.
PZ7.R24435 My 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon, or "shining wisdom," refers to herself as "cat," "bird," and "cupcake," as a way to feel more comfortable in her new school and new country.
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My name is not easy
Debby Dahl Edwardson.
PZ7.E2657 My 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.
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My name was Hussein
Hristo Kyuchukov ; illustrated by Allan Eitzen.
PZ7.K798 Mn 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Although they have kept their Islamic traditions living in their Bulgarian village for many generations, when an army takes over their village, a Muslim boy and his family are forced to take Christian names.
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My two uncles
Judith Vigna.
PZ7.V67 Myt 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Elly's grandfather has trouble accepting the fact that his son is gay.
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My uncle's wedding
written by Eric Ross ; illustrated by Tracy K. Greene.
HQ1033 .R677 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Myths and hero tales : a cross-cultural guide to literature for children and young adults
Alethea K. Helbig and Agnes Regan Perkins.
BL313 .H45 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Nadia's hands
by Karen English ; illustrated by Jonathan Weiner.
PZ7.E7232 Nad 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Pakistani-American girl takes part in her aunt's traditional Pakistani wedding.
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Napping house
Audrey Wood ; illustrated by Don Wood.
PZ7.W846 Nap 1984 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Features a cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, and a snoozing. This title includes a CD that begins with a reading of the story and follows with six original songs.
Navajo long walk : the tragic story of a proud people's forced march from their homeland
by Joseph Bruchac ; with illustrations and captions by Shonto Begay.
E99.N3 B744 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes how, in the 1860s, U.S. soldiers forced thousands of Navajos to march to a desolate reservation four hundred miles from their homeland, only to have hundreds die along the way and the rest find unspeakable living conditions at their destination.
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Neverending story
Michael Ende ; translated by Ralph Manheim.
PZ7.E6964 Ne 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.
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Night Flying Woman : an Ojibway narrative
by Ignatia Broker ; illustrated by Steven Premo ; with a foreword by Paulette Fairbanks Molin.
E99.C6 B79 1983 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the accounts of the lives of several generations of Ojibway people in Minnesota is much information about their history and culture.
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Night catch
Brenda Ehrmantraut ; illustrated by Vicki Wehrman.
PZ7.E335 Nig 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a soldier's work takes him halfway around the world, he enlists the help of the North Star for a nightly game of catch with his son.
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Nightjohn
Gary Paulsen.
PZ7.P2843 Nj 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read. Sarny, a female slave at the Waller plantation, first sees Nightjohn when he is brought there with a rope around his neck, his body covered in scars. He h...
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Nilda : a novel
by Nicholasa Mohr ; with pictures by the author.
PZ7.M7276 Ni 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young girl growing up in Spanish Harlem in the 1940's watches the secure world of her childhood years slowly erode away.
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No laughter here
Rita Williams-Garcia.
PZ7.W6713 No 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Queens, New York, ten-year-old Akilah is determined to find out why her closest friend, Victoria, is silent and withdrawn after returning from a trip to her homeland, Nigeria.
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Noah's ark
illustrated by Peter Spier.
BS1238.N6 S64 1979 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood. The bee and the fox, the sheep and the ox--two of each kind trudged aboard Noah's famous vessel. Peter Spier uses his own translation of a seventeenth-century Dutch po...
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Number the stars
Lois Lowry.
PZ7.L9673 Nu 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
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Ocean ridges and trenches
Peter Aleshire ; foreword, Geoffrey H. Nash, geologist.
GC87 .A44 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Provides information about the formation of ocean ridges and trenches. Includes ten examples of ridges and trenches from around the world.
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October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard
Lesléa Newman.
PZ7.5.N49 Oct 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.
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Odd boy out : young Albert Einstein
by Don Brown.
QC16.E5 B76 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An introduction to the work and early life of the twentieth-century physicist whose theory of relativity revolutionized scientific thinking.
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Of thee I sing : a letter to my daughters
Barack Obama ; illustrated by Loren Long.
BJ1631 .O23 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Wa...
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Ohlone of California
Jack S. Williams.
E99.O32 W56 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the culture, government, arts, and religion of the Ohlone people of the central California coastal region, through over one thousand years of their history.
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Once upon a heroine : 450 books for girls to love
Alison Cooper-Mullin and Jennifer Marmaduke Coye.
Z1037 .C77 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Contains over 450 entries that describe books that have female heroines; includes publishing information, a short overview of the plot, and recollections from famous women about what their favorite book was as a child.
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Once upon a heroine : 450 books for girls to love
Alison Cooper-Mullin and Jennifer Marmaduke Coye.
Z1037 .C77 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Contains over 450 entries that describe books that have female heroines; includes publishing information, a short overview of the plot, and recollections from famous women about what their favorite book was as a child.
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One and only Ivan
Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao.
PZ7.A6483 On 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
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One fine day
by Nonny Hogrogian.
PZ7.H6844 On 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the old woman cuts off his tail when he steals her milk, the fox must go through a long series of transactions before she will sew it back on again.
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One grain of rice : a mathematical folktale
Demi.
PZ8.1.D38 On 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.
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Onion John. Illustrated by Symeon Shimin.
PZ7.K946 On Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Only passing through : the story of Sojourner Truth
by Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
E185.97.T8 R63 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Biography of Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery, freed in 1827, and became famous for her courage, quick wit, and ready challenge as she campaigned for abolition and women's rights in New York and the Midwestern States.
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Out of the dust
Karen Hesse.
PZ7.H4364 Ou 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression. Exquisitely written, this Newbery Medal-winner is a poetic, compelling, and often melancholy novel of a young girl growing ...
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Owen & Mzee : the true story of a remarkable friendship
told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu ; photographs by Peter Greste.
QL737.U57 H38 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A one-year-old hippo calf christened Owen was found alone and dehydrated by wildlife rangers near the Indian Ocean at Malindi, Kenya, in the days after the Asian Tsunami. He was placed in an enclosure
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Owl moon
by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by John Schoenherr.
PZ7.Y78 Ow 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
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Ox-cart man
by Donald Hall ; pictures by Barbara Cooney.
PZ7.H14115 Ox 1979 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the day-to-day life throughout the changing seasons of an early 19th-century New England family.
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Pablo's tree
by Pat Mora ; illustrated by Cecily Lang.
PZ7.M78819 Pab 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Each year on his birthday, a young Mexican American boy looks forward to seeing how his grandfather has decorated the tree he planted on the day the boy was adopted. Ever since his daughter adopted young Pablo, grandfather decorates a tree on the anniversary of the boy's arrival.
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Paper crane
Molly Bang.
PZ7.B2217 Pap 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances.
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Parrot in the oven : mi vida : a novel
by Victor Martinez.
PZ7.M36718 Par 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Manny relates his coming of age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle.
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Passage to freedom : the Sugihara story
written by Ken Mochizuki ; illustrated by Dom Lee ; afterword by Hiroki Sugihara.
D804.3 .M63 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Tells the true story of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat stationed in Lithuania in 1940 who risked the safety of his own family members and put his job on the line by issuing visas to as many as 10,000 Jews who were facing death at the hands of the Nazis.
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Paul Robeson, hero before his time
Rebecca Larsen.
E185.97.R63 L37 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Surveys the personal life and career of the singer, actor, and political activist.
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People shall continue
written by Simon Ortiz ; illustrated by Sharol Graves.
E77.4 .O77 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Traces the progress of the Indians of North America from the time of the Creation to the present.
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Pepita talks twice = Pepita habla dos veces
by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman ; illustrated by Alex Pardo DeLange.
PZ73 .L23 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Pepita, a little girl who can converse in Spanish and English, decides not to "speak twice" until unanticipated problems cause her to think twice about her decision.
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Perfect
Ellen Hopkins.
PZ7.5.H67 Per 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Northern Nevada teenagers Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre, tell in their own voices of their very different paths toward perfection and how their goals change when tragedy strikes.
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Perilous journey of the Donner Party
by Marian Calabro.
F868.N5 C33 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Uses materials from letters and diaries written by survivors of the Donner Party to relate the experiences of that ill-fated group as they endured horrific circumstances on their way to California in 1846-47. On April 14, 1846, the Donner Party set out from Springfield, Illinois, in searc...
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Pictures of Hollis Woods
Patricia Reilly Giff.
PZ7.G3626 Pk 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
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Pie-Biter = Pʻai wang A-hai = Comepasteles
written by Ruthanne Lum McCunn ; illustrated by You-shan Tang ; Chinese translation by Ellen Lai-shan Yeung ; Spanish translation by Teresa Mlawer.
PZ7.M478416 Pi 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the nineteenth century, a young Chinese comes to the United States to work on the railroad and develops a fondness for pies that becomes legendary.
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Pink
Lili Wilkinson.
PZ7.W652 Pin 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sixteen-year-old Ava does not know who she is or where she belongs, but when she tries out a new personality--and sexual orientation--at a different school, her edgy girlfriend, potential boyfriend, and others are hurt by her lack of honesty.
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Pinocchio
Carlo Collodi ; illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi ; translated by E. Harden.
PZ8 .C7 Pi 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie.
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Planting the trees of Kenya : the story of Wangari Maathai
Claire A. Nivola.
SB63.M22 N58 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"This is the story of Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari came home from college to find the streams dry, the people malnourished, and the trees gone. How could she alone bring back the trees and restore the gardens and the...
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Polar Express
written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg.
PZ7.V266 Po 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
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Politics in George Orwell's Animal farm
Dedria Bryfonski, book editor.
PR6029.R8 A763 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Several essays discuss social themes, politics, and contemporary issues found in George Orwell's Animal farm.
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Postcards from no man's land
Aidan Chambers.
PZ7.C3557 Po 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Alternates between two stories--contemporarily, seventeen-year-old Jacob visits a daunting Amsterdam at the request of his English grandmother--and historically, nineteen-year-old Geertrui relates her experience of British soldiers's attempts to liberate Holland from its German occupation...
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Pot that Juan Built
by Nancy Andrews-Goebel ; pictures by David Diaz.
NK4210.Q49 A87 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A cumulative rhyme summarizes the life's work of renowned Mexican potter, Juan Quezada. Additional information describes the process he uses to create his pots after the style of the Casas Grandes people.
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Princess Smartypants
by Babette Cole.
PZ8.C667 Pr 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Princess Smartypants discovers that it is easier to capture evildoers and rule the kingdom of Totaloonia than to control one small baby.
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Proud of our feelings
written and illustrated by Lindsay Leghorn.
BF723.E6 L44 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Priscilla introduces her friends, each of whom is feeling and expressing a different emotion.
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Pueblo girls : growing up in two worlds
Marcia Keegan.
E99.T35 K44 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Text and photographs depict the home, school, and cultural life of two young Indian girls growing up on the San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico.
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Puente hasta Terabithia
Katherine Paterson ; traducción de Barbara McShane y Javier Alfaya ; ilustraciones de Donna Diamond.
PZ7.P273 Pu 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
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Purely Rosie Pearl
Patricia A. Cochrane.
PZ7.C63973 Pu 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1936 twelve-year-old Rosie Pearl Bush and her family of migrants endure the hardships of the Great Depression as they find work picking fruit in the California Valley.
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Putting makeup on the fat boy
Bil Wright.
PZ7.W9335 Pu 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate.
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Queer : the ultimate LGBT guide for teens
Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke.
HQ76.27.Y68 B45 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Teen life is hard enough with all of the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), it's even harder. When do you decide to come out? Will your friends
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Quilted landscape : conversations with young immigrants
Yale Strom.
E184.A1 S896 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Twenty-six young people of different ages and nationalities describe their experience of leaving their countries and immigrating to the United States.
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Radio Man = Don Radio : a story in English and Spanish
Arthur Dorros ; translation by Sandra Dorros.
PZ7.D7294 Rad 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Diego y su familia son trabajadores migratorios que se trasladan de un estado a otro de acuerdo con el tiempo de las cosechas. Pero, no importa donde Diego vaya, él siempre lleva su radio.

As he travels with his family of migrant farmworkers, Diego relies on his radio to provide him w...

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Rainbow family collections : selecting and using children's books with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer content
Jamie Campbell Naidoo.
Z1037 .N24 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As one of the only highly praised resources on this important topic, this thoughtfully compiled book examines and suggests picture books and chapter books presenting LGBTQ content to children under
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Rainbow tulip
by Pat Mora ; illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles.
PZ7.M78819 Rai 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Mexican-American first-grader experiences the difficulties and pleasures of being different when she wears a tulip costume with all the colors of the rainbow for the school May Day parade.
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Rap a tap tap : here's Bojangles think of that!
Leo & Diane Dillon.
PZ8.3.D585 Rap 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In illustrations and rhyme describes the dancing of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of the most famous tap dancers of all time.
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Reaching out
Francisco Jiménez.
PS3560.I55 R43 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Leaving his home in a migrant community, Francisco sets off for college, carrying memories of years of poverty and prejudice.
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Red comb
by Fernando Picó ; illustrated by María Antonia Ordóñez ; [translation and adaptation by Argentina Palacios].
PZ7.P5529 Re 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In mid-nineteenth-century Puerto Rico, an old woman and a young village girl conspire to prevent the capture of a runaway African slave.
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Red rose box
Brenda Woods.
PZ7.W86335 Re 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1953, Leah Hopper dreams of leaving the poverty and segregation of her home in Sulphur, Louisiana, and when Aunt Olivia sends train tickets to Los Angeles as part of her tenth birthday present, Leah gets a first taste of freedom.
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Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution
Ji-li Jiang ; foreword by David Henry Hwang.
DS778.7 .J53 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A twelve year old girl's memoir of her struggles and sacrifices during the Cultural Revolution in China and of her loyalty and love for her family.
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Redwall
Brian Jacques.
PR6060.A36 R43 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.
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Return to sender
Julia Alvarez.
PZ7.A48 Re 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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.
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Road to Paris
Nikki Grimes.
PZ7.G88429 Ro 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Inconsolable at being separated from her older brother, eight-year-old Paris is apprehensive about her new foster family but just as she learns to trust them, she faces a life-changing decision.
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Rock and the river
Kekla Magoon.
PZ7.M2739 Ro 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.
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Roll of Thunder, hear my cry
Mildred D. Taylor ; frontiscpiece by Jerry Pinkney.
PZ7.T21723 Ro Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Romina's rangoli
by Malathi Michelle Iyengar ; illustrated by Jennifer Wanardi.
PZ7.I9575 Rom 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When her teacher asks each student to bring in something reflecting his or her heritage to display at an open house, Romina struggles over how to represent both her father's Indian culture and her mother's Mexican one.
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Ropemaker
Peter Dickinson.
PZ7.D562 Ro 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When the magic that protects their Valley starts to fail, Tilja and her companions journey into the evil Empire to find the ancient magician Faheel, who originally cast those spells.
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Run for your life
Marilyn Levy.
PZ7.L58325 Ru 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While living in a housing project in Oakland, California, thirteen-year-old Kisha joins a track team which helps her discover that she can be a winner. Thirteen-year-old Kisha tries to escape the Oakland projects & her parents' crumbling marriage by joining a track team that has been star...
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Sachiko means happiness
written by Kimiko Sakai ; illustrated by Tomie Arai.
PZ7.S14394 Sac 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Although at first five-year-old Sachiko is upset when her grandmother no longer recognizes her, she grows to understand that they can still be happy together.
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Sacred leaf
by Deborah Ellis.
PZ7.E469 Sac 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Twelve year old Diego escapes from slavery at an illegal cocaine operation and is taken in by the Ricardos, coca farmers.
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Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
by Eleanor Coerr ; paintings by Ronald Himler.
RJ416.L4 C63 1979 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
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Saint George and the dragon : a golden legend
adapted by Margaret Hodges from Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.
PZ8.1.H69 Sai 1984 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Celebrating the silver anniversary of a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book with a bold new look!  
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Saladin
A.R. Azzam.
DS38.4.S2 A93 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Saladin is the greatest hero of the Middle East, a legendary figure admired and revered to this day. This is the first serious biography in over 20 years and the first ever by a non-western scholar
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Samir and Yonatan
by Daniella Carmi ; translated by Yael Lotan.
PZ7.C21723 Sam 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Samir, a Palestinian boy, is sent for surgery to an Israeli hospital where he has two otherworldly experiences, making friends with an Israeli boy, Yonatan, and traveling with him to Mars where Samir finds peace over his younger brother's death in the war.
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Sarah, plain and tall
Patricia MacLachlan.
PZ7.M2225 Sar 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
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Sarny, a life remembered
Gary Paulsen.
PZ7.P2843 Sar 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Continues the adventures of Sarny, the slave girl Nightjohn taught to read, through the aftermath of the Civil War during which time she taught other Blacks and lived a full life until age ninety-four.
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Seashore life on rocky coasts
Judith Connor.
QL122.2 .C655 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Secret code
by Dana Meachen Rau ; illustrated by Bari Weissman.
PZ7.R193975 Sh 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Oscar, who is blind, teaches Lucy how to read his Braille book.
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Secret garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett ; illustrated by Tasha Tudor.
PZ7.B934 Se 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ten-year old Mary come to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and mysteries of a locked garden.
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Security guards
Mary Firestone ; consultatn, Greg Endres.
Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A simple introduction to the work security guards do, the tool they use, the people who help them, and the contribution they make to the community they serve.
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See the ocean
by Estelle Condra ; illustrated by Linda Crockett-Blassingame.
PZ7.C75916 Se 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Driving through mountain fog to the beach, two young brothers compete to see who will catch the first glimpse of the ocean, but it is their blind sister Nellie who senses it first.
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Sequoyah : the Cherokee man who gave his people writing
by James Rumford.
E99.C5 S3875 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While walking through a forest of sequoias, a father tells his family the story of the tree's namesake. Sequoyah was a Cherokee man who invented a system of writing for his people. His neighbors feared the symbols he wrote and burned down his home. All of his work was lost, but, still det...
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Seven spools of thread : a Kwanzaa story
by Angela Shelf Medearis ; illustrated by Daniel Minter.
PZ7.M51274 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When they are given the seemingly impossible task of turning thread into gold, the seven Ashanti brothers put aside their differences, learn to get along, and embody the principles of Kwanzaa. Includes information on Kwanzaa, West African cloth weaving, and instructions for making a belt.
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Shadow of a bull. Drawings by Alvin Smith.
PZ7.W8182 Sh 1964 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Shattered : stories of children and war
edited by Jennifer Armstrong.
PZ5 .S5147 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Stories explore the ways in which children are affected by war, from two Native American soldiers fighting in the Civil War, to an Afghan girl whose village is destroyed by the Soviets.
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She loves you, she loves you not-- : a novel
by Julie Anne Peters.
PZ7.P44158 Sh 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A compelling new love story from National Book Award Finalist Julie Anne Peters.  
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Shiloh
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
PZ7.N24 Sg 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.
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Shine
Lauren Myracle.
PZ7.M9955 Sh 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When her best friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover the culprits in her small North Carolina town.
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Should character be taught in school?
Noel Merino, book editor.
LC268 .S464 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts...
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Show way
Jacqueline Woodson ; illustrated by Hudson Talbott.
PZ7.W868 Sh 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.
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Silent music : a story of Baghdad
James Rumford.
PZ7.R8878 Si 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As bombs and missiles fall on Baghdad in 2003, a young boy uses the art of calligraphy to distance himself from the horror of war.
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Silver balloon : story and pictures
by Susan Bonners.
PZ7.B64253 Si 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When fourth-grader Gregory releases a helium-filled balloon into the sky with his name and address attached, it leads to an unusual friendship and an exchange of mystery gifts.
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Single shard
Linda Sue Park.
PZ7.P22115 Si 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: Tree-ear, an orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday...
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Sir Walter Ralegh and the quest for El Dorado
Marc Aronson.
DA86.22.R2 A76 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Recounts the adventurous life of the English explorer and courtier who spelled his name "Ralegh" and led many expeditions to the New World.
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Sílbale a Willie
Ezra Jack Keats.
PZ73 .K354 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Willie longs to be able to whistle for his dog and makes many ingenious attempts.
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Skin again
written by Bell Hooks ; illustrated by Chris Raschka.
PZ7.H762 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. The skin I'm in is just a covering. If you want to know who I am you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide. Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, Skin Again offers new ways to talk about race and ide...
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Slave dancer : a novel
by Paula Fox ; with illustrations by Eros Keith.
PZ7.F838 Sl 1973 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Smoky night
written by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by David Diaz.
PZ7.B91527 Sl 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Daniel and his mother look out of their window at the smoky night below. There are looters on the street, fires in the distance. Daniel clutches his cat, Jasmine. But later, when they're forced to leave the apartment building, Jasmine can't be found. Mrs. Kim's cat is missing too. Where a...
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Snapshots from the wedding
Gary Soto ; illustrated by Stephanie Garcia.
PZ7.S7242 Sn 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Maya, the flower girl, describes a Mexican American wedding through snapshots of the day's events, beginning with the procession to the altar and ending with her sleeping after the dance.
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Snowflake Bentley
Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian.
QC858.B46 M37 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biography of a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations.
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Snowy day.
PZ7.K2253 Sn Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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So you want to be president?
by Judith St. George ; illustrated by David Small.
E176.1 .S699 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.
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Sofi Mendoza's guide to getting lost in Mexico
by Malín Alegría.
PZ7.A37338 Sof 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Southern California high school senior Sofi Mendoza lies to her parents and crosses the border for a weekend party, she has no idea that she will get stuck in a Mexican village with family she has never met before, unable to return to the United States and the easy life she knew.
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Sold
Patricia McCormick.
PZ7.5 .M43 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking that she is to work in the city as a maid only to find that she has been sold into the sex slave trade in India and that there is no hope of escape.
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Somebody, please tell me who I am
Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis.
PZ7.M47397 Sns 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother.
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Sometimes I feel like a mouse : a book about feelings
by Jeanne Modesitt ; illustrated by Robin Spowart.
PZ7.M715 So 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A child imagines becoming a variety of animals while experiencing different feelings, a howling wolf for sad, a soaring eagle for proud, a stomping elephant for bold, and others.
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Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon Coloring Book.
ND2399 .B86 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A coloring book uses traditional nursery rhymes told in a new way to illustrate changing gender roles.
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Song and dance man
by Karen Ackerman ; illustrated by Stephen Gammell.
PZ7.A1824 So 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer.
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Song of the sea otter
by Edith Thacher Hurd ; pictures by Jennifer Dewey.
QL737.C25 H87 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Traces the early life of a sea otter, from birth to the moment he realizes he has lost his mother's protection.
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Song of the swallows
by Leo Politi.
PZ7 .P753 So 1990z Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sad when the swallows leave for the winter, young Juan prepares to welcome them back to the old California Mission at Capistrano on St. Joseph's Day the next spring.
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Sounder, by William H. Armstrong. Illus. by James Barkley.
PZ7.A73394 So Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sparks : the epic, completely true blue, (almost) holy quest of Debbie
S.J. Adams.
PZ7.A21765 Sp 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Since sixth grade, Debbie Woodlawn has nursed a secret crush for her best friend, Lisa. But Debbie's never really been a fan of abstinence rallies, and all those years of pretending go down the drain
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Speak
Laurie Halse Anderson.
PZ7.A54385 Sp 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.
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Speaking out : LGBTQ youth stand up
edited by Steve Berman.
PZ7 .B45423 Sp 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Stories of overcoming adversity and experiencing life after coming out.
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Star fisher
Laurence Yep.
PZ7.Y44 St 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fifteen-year-old Joan Lee and her family find the adjustment hard when they move from Ohio to West Virginia in the 1920s.
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Stars in the darkness
by Barbara Joosse ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
PZ7.J7435 St 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A small boy joins with his mother to find a creative way to save his older brother from the dangers of gang violence. Includes a list of organizations and websites dealing with gang prevention.
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Step from heaven
An Na.
PZ7.N1243 St 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young Korean girl and her family find it difficult to learn English and adjust to life in America.
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Stick
Andrew Smith.
PZ7.S64257 Sti 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Thirteen-year-old Stark "Stick" McClellan's brother has always defended him against those who tease him for his thinness and facial deformity, so when Bosten, having admitted he is gay, must leave home and their abusive parents, Stick sets out to find him.
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Stone goddess
Minfong Ho.
PZ7.H633 Gat 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the Communists take over Cambodia and her family is torn from their city life, twelve-year-old Nakri and her older sister attempt to maintain their hope as well as their classical dancing skills in the midst of their struggle to survive.
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Story of Babar : the little elephant
Jean de Brunhoff ; translated from the French by Merle Haas.
PZ7.B828428 St 1961 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with an old lady who gives him everything he wants, but eventually returns to the forest where he is crowned king of the elephants.
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Story of Jumping Mouse : a native American legend
retold and illustrated by John Steptoe.
E78.G73 S78 1984 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The gifts of Magic Frog and his own hopeful and unselfish spirit bring Jumping Mouse finally to the Far-Off Land where no mouse goes hungry.
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Story of the Creation
Jane Rey.
BS1233 .R39 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Story, a story : an African tale
retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley.
PZ8.1.H139 St 1971 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Strangers at the gates again : Asian American immigration after 1965
Ronald Takaki.
JV6455 .T34 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
With the passage of the Immigration Act of 1965, many Asian Americans came to the United States to make their fortunes and made many contributions to American society.
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Stray dog : from a true story by Reiko Sassa
retold and illustrated by Marc Simont.
PZ7.S6058 St 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A family befriends a stray dog, names him Willy, and decides to keep him.
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Subtle knife
Philip Pullman.
PZ7.P968 Su 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.
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Summer of the swans
Betsy Byars ; illustrated by Ted CoConis.
PZ7.B98396 Su 1970 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally retarded brother gets lost.
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Super Cilantro Girl
story, Juan Felipe Herrera ; illustrations, Honorio Robledo Tapia = La Superniña del Cilantro / cuento, Juan Felipe Herrera ; iulstraciones, Honorio Robledo Tapia.
PZ73 .H46 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Eight-year-old Esmeralda is transformed into a superhero and flies off to rescue her mother, who visited Mexico without her green-card and is not being permitted to return to the United States.
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Surviving the Applewhites
by Stephanie S. Tolan.
PZ7.T5735 Su 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jake, a budding juvenile delinquent, is sent for home schooling to the arty and eccentric Applewhite family's Creative Academy, where he discovers talents and interests he never knew he had.
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Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt
by Deborah Hopkinson ; paintings by James Ransome.
PZ7.H778125 Sw 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North.
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Sylvester and the magic pebble
by William Steig.
PZ 7.S8177 S9 1980 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a moment of fright, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.
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Taking sides
Gary Soto.
PZ7.S7242 Ta 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fourteen-year-old Lincoln Mendoza, an aspiring basketball player, must come to terms with his divided loyalties when he moves from the Hispanic inner city to a white suburban neighborhood.
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Tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread
Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering.
PZ8.D525 Tal 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
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Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter ; illustrated by Cyndy Szekeres.
PZ10.3.P47 Tap 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.
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Tales from Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin.
PZ7.L5215 Tal 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Explores further the magical world of Earthsea through five tales of events which occur before or after the time of the original novels, as well as an essay on the people, languages, history and magic of the place.
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Talkin' about Bessie : the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman
by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
TL540.C646 G75 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.
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Tasting the sky : a Palestinian childhood
Ibtisam Barakat
DS119.7 .B2845 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says. "It hides inside us . . . Just forget!" But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember. In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it i...
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Team Moon : how 400,000 people landed Apollo 11 on the moon
by Catherine Thimmesh.
TL789.8.U6 A582546 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Culled from direct quotes from the people behind the scenes, NASA transcripts, national archives and NASA photos, the whole story of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing emerges.
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Tell me a picture
Quentin Blake.
N7440 .B53 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Provides guidance for studying paintings and illustrations from the National Gallery in London to find the story within each.
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Tequila worm
Viola Canales.
PZ7.C161643 Te 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sofia grows up in the close-knit community of the barrio in McAllen, Texas, then finds that her experiences as a scholarship student at an Episcopal boarding school in Austin only strengthen her ties to family and her "comadres."
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Tessa Masterson will go to prom
Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin.
PZ7.F8583 Te 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fresh, funny story that gives "falling in love with your best friend" a complete makeover  
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Thank you, Mr. Falker
Patricia Polacco.
PZ7.P75186 Tf 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.
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They dance in the sky : Native American star myths
[compiled by] Jean Guard Monroe and Ray A. Williamson ; illustrations by Edgar Stewart.
E98.F6 M66 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of legends about the stars from various North American Indian cultures, including explanations of the Milky Way and constellations such as the Big Dipper.
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This is not my hat
Jon Klassen.
PZ7.K6781446 Th 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A little fish thinks he can get away with stealing a hat.
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This land is my land
George Littlechild.
E99.C88 L575 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Using text and his own paintings, the author describes the experiences of Indians of North America in general as well as his experiences growing up as a Plains Cree Indian in Canada.
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This land is our land : a guide to multicultural literature for children and young adults
Alethea K. Helbig and Agnes Regan Perkins.
PS509.M5 H48 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Three pigs
David Wiesner.
PZ7.W6367 Th 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.
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Through Indian eyes : the native experience in books for children
edited by Beverly Slapin and Doris Seale.
E77.4 .T63 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Contains, from a Native American perspective, essays, poetry, critical book reviews of more than 100 children's books by and about Indian peoples, a guide to evaluating children's books for anti-Indian bias, a recommended bibliography, and a directory of Native publishers and organization...
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Through my eyes
Ruby Bridges ; articles and interviews compiled and edited by Margo Lundell.
F379.N59 N435 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.
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Thunder Rose
Jerdine Nolen ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
PZ7.N723 Th 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Unusual from the day she is born, Thunder Rose performs all sorts of amazing feats, including building fences, taming a stampeding herd of steers, capturing a gang of rustlers, and turning aside a tornado.
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Tikki Tikki Tembo
retold by Arlene Mosel ; illustrated by Blair Lent.
PZ8.1.M8346 Ti 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names.
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To fly : the story of the Wright brothers
by Wendie Old ; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker.
TL540.W7 O42 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Traces the work that the two Wright brothers did together to develop the first machine-powered aircraft.
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To the mountaintop : my journey through the civil rights movement
Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
PN4874.H83 A3 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Starting with the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009 and working back to the early 1960s, Hunter-Gault covers many of the significant moments in the civil rights movement, including her own pivotal role in desegregating the University of Georgia. Includes many photographs.
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Tomás and the library lady
Pat Mora ; illustrated by Raúl Colón.
PZ7.M78819 To 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomás finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library.
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Too many tamales
Gary Soto ; illustrated by Ed Martinez.
PZ7.S7242 To 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.
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Tortillitas para mamá and other nursery rhymes : Spanish and English
selected and translated by Margot C. Griego ... [et al.] ; illustrated by Barbara Cooney.
PQ6267.E4 N87 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of nursery rhymes, each in both English and Spanish, collected from the Spanish community in the Americas, many with instructions for accompanying finger plays or other activities.
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Tree of cranes
written and illustrated by Allen Say.
PZ7.S2744 Tr 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Japanese boy learns of Christmas when his mother decorates a pine tree with paper cranes.
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Trino's choice
Diane Gonzales Bertrand.
PZ7.B46357 Tr 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Frustrated by his poor financial situation and hoping to impress a smart girl, seventh grader Trino falls in with a bad crowd led by an older teen with a vicious streak.
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Trout are made of trees
April Pulley Sayre ; illustrated by Kate Endle.
QH541.5.S7 S29 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Leaves and bacteria, insects and fish, bears and people, too--we're all part of one big circle of growing and eating and living"--Inside front flap.
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True believer
Virginia Euwer Wolff.
PZ7.W8185545 Tr 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it--an occasion to rise to.
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True north : a novel of the Underground Railroad
Kathryn Lasky.
PZ7.L3274 Tr 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Because of the strong influence which her grandfather, an abolitionist, has in her life, fourteen-year-old Lucy assists a fugitive slave girl in her escape. Lucy, a 14-year-old girl living in Boston in 1858, & an escaped slave named Afrika travel north to Canada via the Underground Railro...
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Truth is a bright star
by Joan Price.
PZ7.P9304 Tr 1982 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Understanding and finally friendship develop between a twelve-year-old Hopi Indian boy and the fur trapper who bought him from Spanish soldiers in 1832.
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Tuck everlasting
Natalie Babbitt.
PZ7.B1135 Tu 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.
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Tuesday
David Wiesner.
PZ7.W6367 Tu 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.
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Tyrell
Coe Booth.
PZ7.B64632 Ty 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.
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Umbrella
by Tarō Yashima.
PZ7.Y212 Um 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On her third birthday, Momo (whose name means "Peach" in her parents' native Japan) receives rubber boots and an umbrella. Impatiently she waits for a rainy day so she can try out her new apparel.
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Uncle Rain Cloud
by Tony Johnston ; illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck.
PZ7.J6478 Un 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Carlos tries to help his uncle, who is frustrated and angry at his inability to speak English, adjust to their new home in Los Angeles.
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Under our skin : kids talk about race
by Debbie Holsclaw Birdseye and Tom Birdseye ; photographs by Robert Crum.
E184.A1 B5525 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Six young people discuss their feelings about their own ethnic backgrounds and about their experiences with people of different races.
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Understanding American history through children's literature : instructional units and activities for grades K-8
by María A. Pérez-Stable and Mary Hurlbut Cordier.
LB1582.U6 P47 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Students connect with Americans of the past through quality works of fiction, nonfiction, biography, folktale, and legend. American history ceases to be remote and unfamiliar and becomes the story of real individuals--colonists, pioneers, Native Americans, immigrants--with diverse cultura...
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Understanding comics
[writing and art by Scott McCloud].
PN6710 .M335 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Presented in comic strip form, explores the history, symbolism, technique and content of the comic strip genre.
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Uptown
Bryan Collier.
PZ7.C67759 Up 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A tour of the sights of Harlem, including the Metro-North train, brownstones, shopping on 125th street, a barbershop, summer basketball, the Harlem Boys Choir, and sunset over the Hudson River.
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Velveteen rabbit : or, how toys become real
by Margery Williams ; illustrations by William Nicholson.
PZ7.B4713 V441 1975 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.
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Very hungry caterpillar
by Eric Carle.
PZ7.C21476 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.
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View from Saturday
E.L. Konigsburg.
PZ7.K8352 Vi 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition. Mrs. Eva Marie Olinski always gave good answers. Whenever she was aske...
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Voice that challenged a nation : Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights
by Russell Freedman.
ML3930.A5 F73 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the mid-1930s, Marian Anderson was a famed vocalist who had been applauded by European royalty and welcomed at the White House. But, because of her race, she was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. This is the story of her resulting involvement in the civi...
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Voices from the fields : children of migrant farmworkers tell their stories
interviews and photographs by S. Beth Atkin.
HV741 .A87 1993b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Photographs, poems, and interviews with children reveal the hardships and hopes of Mexican American migrant farm workers and their families. Oral histories from 9 children. Each interview demonstrates a strong sense of family devotion & provides a reminder that education is the key to esc...
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Vote!
Eileen Christelow.
JK1978 .C48 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate's speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.
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Walk two moons
by Sharon Creech.
PZ7.C8615 Wal 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
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Wanderer
by Sharon Creech ; drawings by David Diaz.
PZ7.C8615 Wan 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.
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Water buffalo days : growing up in Vietnam
by Huynh Quang Nhuong; pictures by Jean and Mou-sien Tseng.
SF401.W34 H88 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The author describes his close relationship to two water buffalo that were part of his family when he was growing up in a village in the central highlands of Vietnam.
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Way I feel
written and illustrated by Janan Cain.
BF723.E6 C34 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Illustrations and rhyming text portray children experiencing a range of emotions, including frustration, shyness, jealousy, and pride.
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Way to go
Tom Ryan.
PZ7.R9576 Way 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Danny is pretty sure he's gay, but he spends his summer trying to prove otherwise.
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We can work it out : conflict resolution for children
Barbara K. Polland ; photographs by Craig DeRoy.
HM1126 .P67 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Text and photographs designed to create opportunities for children to talk about their experiences of conflict and the varieties of ways to resolve them.
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We've got a job : the 1963 Birmingham Children's March
written by Cynthia Levinson.
F334.B69 N4476 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

By May 1963, African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama, had had enough of segregation and police brutality. But with their lives and jobs at stake, most adults were hesita...

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Westing game
by Ellen Raskin.
PZ7.R1817 We 1978 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
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Whale rider
Witi Ihimaera.
PZ7.I273 Wh 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor.
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What Charlie heard
Mordicai Gerstein.
ML3930.I94 G47 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the life of American composer Charles Ives, who wrote music which expressed all the sounds he heard in the world, but which was not well received during his lifetime.
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What Jamie saw
Carolyn Coman.
PZ7.C729 Wh 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Having fled to a family friend's hillside trailer after his mother's boyfriend tried to throw his baby sister against a wall, nine-year-old Jamie finds himself living an existence full of uncertainty and fear.
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When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson : the voice of a century
libretto [i.e. text] by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; staging [i.e. illustrations] by Brian Selznick.
ML3930.A5 R93 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.
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When you reach me
Rebecca Stead.
PZ7.S80857 Wh 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
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Where do you think you're going, Christopher Columbus?
Jean Fritz ; pictures by Margot Tomes.
E111 .F79 1980 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Discusses the voyages of Christopher Columbus who determined to beat everyone in the race to the Indies.
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Where puddles go : investigating science with kids
Michael Strauss ; with illustrations by Lynn Jeffery.
QC26 .S77 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Contains a variety of experiments that illustrate such basic principles of physical change as condensation, evaporation, melting and freezing, and crystallization.
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Whipping boy
by Sid Fleischman ; illustrations by Peter Sis.
PZ7.F5992 Wh 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.
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Whistle for Willie.
PZ7.K2253 Wh 1964 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A little boy wishes so much that he could whistle.
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White Kikuyu, Louis S. B. Leakey
by Anne Malatesta and Ronald Friedland.
GN21.L37 M34 1978 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biography of the anthropologist who made important discoveries in eastern Africa concerning man's origins.
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Who belongs here? : an American story
Margy Burns Knight ; illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien.
E184.K45 K55 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Describes the new life of Nary, a Cambodian refugee, in America, as well as his encounters with prejudice. Includes some general history of U.S. immigration.
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Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears : a West African tale
retold by Verna Aardema ; pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon.
PZ8.1.A213 Wh Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit. A mosquito annoyed the iguana, who frightened the python, who scared the rabbit ... and now the whole jungle is in an uproar because the sun won't rise. The animals discuss the situa...
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Wilma unlimited : how Wilma Rudolph became the world's fastest woman
Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by David Diaz.
GV1061.15.R83 K78 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.
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Wind in the willows
Kenneth Grahame ; illustrated by Michael Hague.
PZ7.G759 Wi 1980 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.
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Window
by Jeanette Ingold.
PZ7.I533 Wi 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While staying with relatives in Texas, a newly blinded girl time travels to discover secrets about her family. Annotation. A girl, blinded by the auto accident that killed her mother, comes to terms with her disability--and her new life. This is a sensitive and well-told story, inhabited ...
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With or without you
Brian Farrey.
PZ7.F24614 Wi 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When eighteen-year-old best friends Evan and Davis of Madison, Wisconsin, join a community center group called "chasers" to gain acceptance and knowledge of gay history, there may be fatal consequences.
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Woman who outshone the sun : the legend of Lucia Zenteno = La mujer que brillaba aún más que el sol : la leyenda de Lucía Zenteno
from a poem by/basado en el poema de Alejandro Cruz Martinez ; pictures by/ilustrado por Fernando Olivera ; story by/
F1221.Z3 C78 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Retells the Zapotec legend of Lucia Zenteno, a beautiful woman with magical powers who is exiled from a mountain village and takes its water away in punishment. Based on a poem by Alejandro Cruz Martinez.
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Words by heart
Ouida Sebestyen.
PZ7.S444 Wo 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young black girl struggles to fulfill her papa's dream of a better future for their family in the southwestern town where, in 1910, they are the only blacks.
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World in 1492
by Jean Fritz ... [et al.] ; with illustrations by Stefano Vitale.
D203 .W67 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Introduces the history, customs, beliefs, and accomplishments of people living in Europe, Asia, Africa, Polynesia, and the Americas during the fifteenth century.
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Year down yonder
Richard Peck.
PZ7.P338 Yh 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In 1937, during the Depression, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice, initially apprehensive about leaving Chicago to spend a year with her fearsome, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois, gradually begins to better understand and admire her grandmother's unusual qualities.
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Year of our revolution : new and selected stories and poems
Judith Ortiz Cofer.
PZ7.O765 Yg 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of poems, short stories, and essays address the theme of straddling two cultures as do the offspring of Hispanic parents living in the United States.
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Yesterday I had the blues
by Jeron Ashford Frame ; illustrations by R. Gregory Christie.
PZ7.F8445 Ye 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young boy ponders a variety of emotions and how different members of his family experience them, from his own blues to his father's grays and his grandmother's yellows.
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Your move
Eve Bunting ; illustrated by James Ransome.
PZ7.B91527 Yo 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When ten-year-old James' gang initiation endangers his six-year-old brother Isaac, they find the courage to say, "Thanks, but no thanks."
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Zero to sixty : the motorcycle journey of a lifetime
Gary Paulsen.
PS3566.A834 Z475 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Exploring the country and the heart, the author buys a Harley Davidson and takes the ride of his life.