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I Am A Star : Child of the Holocaust

Inge Auerbacher

The author's reminiscences about her childhood in Germany, years of which were spent in a Nazi concentration camp. Includes several of her original poems.
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October '45: Childhood Memories of War

Jean-Louis Besson

Recounts the World War II experiences of a seven to twelve-year-old French boy from a middle-class Catholic family, describing how he reacted to the changing circumstances
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Through My Eyes

Ruby Bridges · Scholastic Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

On November 14, 1960, a tiny six-year-old black child, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. From where she sat in the office, Ruby Bridges could see parents marching through the halls and taking their children out of classrooms....
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Boy: Tales of Childhood

Roald Dahl

In Boy, Roald Dahl recounts his days as a child growing up in England. From his years as a prankster at boarding school to his envious position as a chocolate tester for Cadbury's, Roald Dahl's boyhood was as full of excitement and the unexpected as are his world-famous, best-sell
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Here We All Are (A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book)

Tomie dePaola

In a wonderfully warm and funny sequel to 26 Fairmount Avenue, Tomie takes us back into his childhood home as he helps the family get ready for the new baby. Along the way are funny school experiences such as "revenge" at not getting to play Peter Rabbit in the school play because he talks...
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Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story

Lila Perl

The twentieth-anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan's acclaimed Holocaust memoir features new material by the author, a reading group guide, a map, and additional photographs. "The writing is direct, devastating, with no rhetoric or exploitation. The truth is in w
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My Life in Dog Years

Gary Paulsen · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 144

Gary Paulsen has owned dozens of unforgettable and amazing dogs, and here are his favorites--one to a chapter. Among them are Snowball, the puppy he owned as a boy in the Philippines; Ike, his mysterious hunting companion; Electric Fred and his best friend, Pig; Dirk, the grim protector;...
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Best Wishes

Cynthia Rylant
Format: Book

Children's author Cynthia Rylant describes her life and writing process and how they are interwoven.
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Behind the Secret Window

Nelly S Toll

For 13 months during World War II, the author and her mother were hidden from the Nazis in the house of a Gentile couple in Lwow, Poland. Eight-year-old Nelly began keeping a diary and producing brightly colored paintings that transformed her grim reality into an enchanting fantas
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Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's LiteratureA New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South...
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Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Malala's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them.As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning....
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