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The Babe & I

David A Adler

It's 1932 and hard times are everywhere. But life isn't all bad. America still loves baseball, and Babe Ruth is the star of the game. And two boys are about to discover that with some creativity, hard work, and a little help from the Babe himself, they can do their part to help ou
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Train to Somewhere

Eve Bunting · Clarion Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Marianne, heading west with fourteen other children on an Orphan Train, is sure her mother will show up at one of the stations along the way. When her mother left Marianne at the orphanage, hadn't she promised she'd come for her after making a new life in the West? Stop after stop...
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Our House: The Stories of Levittown

Pam Conrad · Scholastic
Pages: 65
Format: Library Binding

A history of Levittown, which was founded by William Levitt after World War II, is told from the perspectives of six children, highlighting one from each decade from the forties through the nineties.
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Full of Beans

Jennifer L Holm · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award Five Starred Reviews A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 Grown-ups lie. That's one truth Beans knows for sure. He and his gang know how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs (that means "locals")...
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Faraway Summer

Johanna Hurwitz · Morrow Junior Books
Pages: 155
Format: Print book

Two weeks seems like forever to Dossi Rabinowitz, a poor Jewish orphan from New York City who is sent by the Fresh Air Fund to a small Vermont town during the summer of 1910. With her journal as her closest companion, Dossi reflects on her struggle to understand her Christian host family...
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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

Jacqueline Kelly · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 106
Format: Hardcover

From Newbery honor author Jacqueline Kelly comes a new illustrated chapter book series for younger readers featuring the beloved characters from The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. In Calpurnia Tate, Animal Doctor in Training, Callie Vee, Travis, and Dr. Pritzker help animals big and small.When...
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The Bobbin Girl

Emily Arnold MacCully
Format: Hardcover

Rebecca Putney is a bobbin girl who helps support her struggling family by working all day in a hot, noisy cotton mill. Working conditions at the mill are poor, and there is talk of lowering the workers' wages. Rebecca's friend Judith wants to protest the pay cut--but troublemaker
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Pink and Say

Patricia Polacco · Philomel Books
Pages: 48
Format: Audio CD

When Sheldon Russell Curtis told this story to his daughter, Rosa, she kept every word in her heart and was to retell it many times. I will tell it in Sheldon's own words as nearly as I can.He was wounded in a fierce battle and left for dead in a pasture somewhere in Georgia when...
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