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ISBN: 9780399237492
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2005

Follow the history of one family through the trials, adventures and mostly by the courage of the women that founded it. Woodson takes the reader on a journey starting with her slave ancestors; her own mother and aunt in the 20th century and even her own daughter in the 21st century. She shows the hardships endured and their amazing abilities to survive. Beautiful illustrations remarkably capture the spirit, feeling and emotions of the equally fantastic text. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

A Stone in My Hand

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ISBN: 9780763647728
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Published: Candlewick - February 9th, 2010

Eleven-year-old Malaak and her family live with the violence of Gaza between Jews and Palestinians every day. Rich language details the dangers of just everyday living and the loyalty Malaak family has to their beliefs and the strength that it takes to survive. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

When My Name Was Keoko

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ISBN: 9780547722399
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Published: Clarion Books - April 17th, 2012

This is a thoughtful look at a little known piece of World War II history. The alternating stories of Keoko and her brother show the dangerous struggle of maintaining their Korean identities under Japanese rule. Park shows how strong these people had to be to survive. Despite these challenges, the characters, with courage and love, show how strong they can be and what it means to be a survivor. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Belle Prater's Boy

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ISBN: 9780440413721
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Published: Yearling - January 12th, 1998

One day Belle Prater disappears, leaving her family without any clues to what might have happened. Her so, Woodrow, is sent to live with his grandparents. His next door neighbor, new best friend and cousin is Gypsy. Gypsy and Woodrow have to deal with the whispers of their neighbors, and soon some answers are found. A beautiful story of love, lost and friendship is created. Readers are going to fall in love with these characters and White's other novels. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

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ISBN: 9781250005601
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Published: Square Fish - May 22nd, 2012


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ISBN: 9780440419792
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Published: Yearling - December 14th, 2004

In Kentucky in 1955, Serilda Collins, the mother of four loud girls learns that her nephew is being abused by his guardians. In the process of helping Tadpole the family learn about themselves, the meaning of family and what it means to be free. Told in a powerful and poetic voice, the author has created a fabulous story that will stick with the reader long after the final page has been turned. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Pagan's Crusade: Book One of the Pagan Chronicles

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ISBN: 9780763625849
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Published: Candlewick - August 3rd, 2004

Reflective, funny and informative look at Pagan and his adventures with the Templar Knights. For fans of history, humor, adventure, or a good story. For strong readers aged 10 and up. Continue the adventures of this strong hero in the other four books of the series, Pagan in Exile, Pagan's Vows, and Pagan's Scribe. This is a fantastic telling of an old story in a new way. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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