Out of Left Field The Gordon Family Saga

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Puffin Books #ad - It is a boy's game and always has been. Inspired by what she's learning about civil rights in school, she sets out to prove that she's not the only girl who plays baseball. With the help of friendly librarians and some tenacious research skills, Katy discovers the forgotten history of female ball players.

Why does no one know about them? where are they now? and how can one ten-year-old change people’s minds about what girls can do?   Set in 1957—the world of Sputnik and Leave It to Beaver, saddle shoes and "Heartbreak Hotel"—Out of Left Field is both a detailed picture of a fascinating historic period and a timelessly inspiring story about standing up for equality at any age.

Out of Left Field The Gordon Family Saga #ad - . A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field!Every boy in the neighborhood knows Katy Gordon is their best pitcher, even though she's a girl. It's not fair, and Katy's going to fight back. Girls are not eligible, period. But when she tries out for Little League, it's a whole different story.

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Just Dance

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Margaret K. McElderry Books #ad - Sylvie can take over her husband sheriff Ludolf’s column in the newspaper for the summer, reporting on all the important events that happen in their small Wyoming town. Have she and her brother nate been holding her mother back? And when her mother’s old duet partner James Grayson writes that he’s coming to perform nearby, will she be tempted to return to the stage, without them?

Ludolf has the perfect idea. Luckily, sylvie’s teacher Mrs. At least nothing like the things her mother saw when she traveled the world as a famous opera singer. A memorable story. Publishers weekly starred review from newbery award–winning author Patricia MacLachlan comes a “quiet tale about finding your own voice” Kirkus Reviews while learning to understand the people you love the most.

Just Dance #ad - Sylvie bloom wants to find something new and exciting this summer—at least more exciting than the cows, goats, and chickens on her family’s farm that she’s become accustomed to. Sylvie can’t figure out why her mother would give up singing in front of thousands of people. Sylvie is thrilled to have a new challenge, but she’s not sure she’ll actually see anything amazing.

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Paper Wishes

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Square Fish #ad - It isn't until she finds a way to let go of her guilt that Manami can reclaim the piece of herself that she left behind and accept all that has happened to her family. A moving debut middle-grade novel about a girl whose family is relocated to a Japanese internment camp during World War II―and the dog she has to leave behind.

Ten-year-old manami did not realize how peaceful her family's life on Bainbridge Island was until the day it all changed. It's 1942, after the attack on pearl harbor, and manami and her family are Japanese American, which means that the government says they must leave their home by the sea and join other Japanese Americans at a prison camp in the desert.

Manami is sad to go, yujiin, but even worse is that they are going to have to give her and her grandfather's dog, to a neighbor to take care of. Manami decides to sneak yujiin under her coat and gets as far as the mainland before she is caught and forced to abandon Yujiin. Paper wishes by lois sepahban is a heartrending middle-grade novel and piece of historical fiction set during World War II about love, longing, and a girl who finally finds her voice.

Paper Wishes #ad - It’s a novel that stays, making clear that scars will be left behind not only for the children whose families were incarcerated, bravely, in that place of pain, but also for the generations that follow. She and her grandfather are devastated, but Manami clings to the hope that somehow Yujiin will find his way to the camp and make her family whole again.

And yet, although the tone is sober and sad, it’s also a ­novel in which a mute child finds her voice, ­at last.

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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

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Amistad #ad - National book award finalist * kirkus best books of 2017 * horn book best books of 2017 * publishers weekly best books of 2017 * School Library Journal Best Books of 2017 * NAACP Image Awards Youth/Teens Winner * Chicago Public Library Best Books * Boston Globe Best Books of 2017"This slim novel strikes a strong chord.

Publishers weekly starred review"This complex tale of family and forgiveness has heart. School library journal starred review"Strong characterizations and vivid musical scenes add layers to this warm family story. Kirkus reviews starred review“An appealing, realistic story with frequent elegant turns of phrase.

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground #ad - The horn book starred review"Garcia-Williams skillfully finds melody in words. Booklist starred review Square Fish. But then the unthinkable happens. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him. And clayton knows that’s no way to live.

Armed with his grandfather’s brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. Cool papa byrd dies, and Clayton’s mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. From beloved newbery honor winner and three-time coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia comes a powerful and heartfelt novel about loss, family, and love that will appeal to fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander.

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Edge of Extinction #1: The Ark Plan

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HarperCollins #ad - . Five years ago, sky mundy’s father vanished from North Compound without a trace. Harpercollins. Now she has just stumbled on a clue that not only suggests his disappearance is just the tip of an even larger mystery, but also points directly to the surface. The only way to survive was to move into underground compounds.

Jurassic world meets dawn of the planet of the Apes in this epic new middle grade series full of heart-pounding action and breathtaking chills! "Amazing adventures!" raves Brightly. Com as they recommend Edge of Extinction as a Holiday Gift for Tween Readers. One hundred and fifty years ago, the first dinosaurs were cloned.

Edge of Extinction #1: The Ark Plan #ad - . Square Fish. Soon after, they replaced humans at the top of the food chain. To find her dad—and possibly even save the world—Sky and her best friend, Shawn, must break out of their underground home and venture topside to a land reclaimed by nature and ruled by dinosaurs. Perfect for fans of brandon mull, lisa mcmann, and rick riordan, this exhilarating debut novel follows two courageous friends who must survive in a lost world that’s as dangerous as they’ve always feared but also unlike anything they could ever have imagined.

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The Wizards of Once The Wizards of Once 1

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - The instant new york times and #1 international bestseller! The thrilling and enchanting first adventure of the new series by the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon, where the warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide. Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Square Fish.

The Wizards of Once The Wizards of Once 1 #ad - . When stars collide, xar and wish must forget their differences if they are ever going to make it to the hidden dungeons at Warrior fort--where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring. With cressida cowell's trademark wit, heart, adventure, and the same stunning combination of action, humor, and incredible artwork that made How to Train Your Dragon a beloved modern classic, The Wizards of Once will transport and enchant readers.

Harpercollins. Until the Warriors came. Xar is a wizard boy who has no Magic and will do anything to get it. Wish is a warrior girl, but she owns something forbidden, something magical, and she will do anything to conceal it.

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Stef Soto, Taco Queen

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - It's no fun being known as the "Taco Queen" at school. A heartwarming middle grade about family, and finding your voice plus, friendship, tacos!. Seventh grader estefania "stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla, her family's taco truck. She wants nothing more than for her dad to get a normal job and for Tia Perla to be put out to pasture.

Harpercollins. Square Fish. In this fun and multicultural middle grade novel, Stef will embrace her identity and discover what matters most. But just when new city regulations are proposed, and her family's livelihood is threatened, she will have to become the truck's unlikely champion.

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Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Featuring line art and simplified back matter, Malala teaches a new audience the value of speaking out against intolerance and hate: an inspiring message of hope in Malala's own words. Square Fish. Malala's memoir of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school is now abridged and adapted for chapter book readers.

In this edition, malala tells her story in clear, accessible language perfect for children who are too old for Malala's Magic Pencil and too young for her middle-grade memoir. Raised in a changing pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes.

Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights #ad - Harpercollins. A chapter book edition of nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's bestselling story of courageously standing up for girls' education. Her story of bravery and determination in the face of extremism is more timely than ever.

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Riding Freedom

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Scholastic Paperbacks #ad - A reissue of pam munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, becomes a famous stage-coach driver performing brave feats and outwitting bandits, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and inspiring story, courageous, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood.

Riding Freedom #ad - Scholastic. Harpercollins. Square Fish. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.

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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

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Square Fish #ad - Square Fish. But he is determined not to let that happen. In this antic yet poignant new novel, jack gantos has perfect pitch in capturing the humor, the off-the-wall intensity, and the serious challenges that life presents to a kid dealing with hyper-activity and related disorders. Harpercollins. This title has Common Core connections.

Joey pigza swallowed the key is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. He learns the hard way that he shouldn't stick his finger in the pencil sharpener, or swallow his house key, or run with scissors. Square Fish. As joey knows, if he keeps making bad choices, he could just fall between the cracks for good.

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key #ad - They say i'm wired bad, or wired sad, but there's no doubt about it―I'm wired. Joey pigza's got heart, and he's got "dud meds, he's got a mom who loves him, " which is what he calls the Ritalin pills that are supposed to even out his wild mood swings. Sometimes Joey makes bad choices. Joey ends up bouncing around a lot - and eventually he bounces himself all the way downtown, into the district special-ed program, which could be the end of the line.

Scholastic.

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Fablehaven 1

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Aladdin #ad - Square Fish. However, when the rules get broken -- seth is a bit too curious and reckless for his own good -- powerful forces of evil are unleashed, and Kendra and her brother face the greatest challenge of their lives. Inside the gated woods, mischievous satyrs, ancient laws keep relative order among greedy trolls, spiteful imps, plotting witches, and jealous fairies.

Fablehaven 1 #ad - Kendra and her brother, Seth, have no idea that their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Harpercollins. For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. Safe? well, actually, quite the opposite. Scholastic. Enchanting? Absolutely.

The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Exciting? You bet. Square Fish. Aladdin. To save their family, and perhaps even the world, Fablehaven, Kendra and Seth must find the courage to do what they fear most.

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