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The Upstairs Room
Series/Author: Johanna

Paperback The Upstairs Room (The Upstairs Room #1) by Johanna Reiss (Goodreads Author) In the part of the marketplace where flowers had been sold twice a week--tulips in the spring, roses in the summer--stood German tanks and German soldiers. Annie de Leeuw was eight-years-old in 1940 when the Germans attacked Holland and marched into the town of Winterswijk where she lived. Annie was ten when, because she was Jewish and in great danger of being captured by the invaders, she and her sister Sini had to leave their father, mother, and older sister Rachel to go into hiding in the upstairs room of a remote farmhouse. Learn More

A Year Down Yonder
Series/Author: #2LongWa

Hardcover Richard Peck A Year Down Yonder (#2A Lond Way from Chicago) Young Reader Historical Fiction Mary Alice remembers childhood summers packed with drama. At fifteen, she faces a whole long year with Grandma Dowdel, well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else. All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. Move to Awards: New York Times Bestseller An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Booklist Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Learn More

The Righteous Revenge Of
Series/Author: Walter

Paperback The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner by Walter Dean Myers Wanted: One low-lifed, sniveling scoundrel Artemis Bonner wants to set the record straight. He's just arrived in Tombstone, Arizona, to avenge the murder of his uncle Ugly Ned Bonner. And if he happens to stumble across the gold mine his uncle described on his deathbed, then would be just fine, too. The murderous scalawag Catfish Grimes and his equally odious campaignion Lucy Featherdip are on the loose. They're desperate to find the gold mine and claim it for themselves as Artemis and his sidekick, Frolic, chase the pair from Mexico to the Alaskan Territory and back again. Artemis and Catfish are headed for a showdown in front of the Bird Cage Saloon...the exact spot where Uncle Ugly met his Untimely Demise. Here's the whole story -- and the Truth as well. Learn More

When I Dream Of Heaven
Series/Author: Jamestowns

Paperback - Fair When I Dream of Heaven: Angelina's Story (Jamestown's American Portraits) by Steven Kroll It is September 1895 in New York City. Six years have passed since Tony Petrosino, a 14-year-old Italian immigrant, seized the opportunity to become a photographer. Now, his sister Angelina is 14. She would like more eductation, but Papa has insisted she work full-time.Always her mother's helper, Gina starts sewing garments at Sidowski's sweatshop. The work is hard, but when her friend Rosie joins her in the shop and they become friends with Louisa and Judy, the lure of freedom becomes impossible to resist. Wearing stylish clothes and going out to dance halls is not only fun, but a way of seperating from her parent's Old World ways. br>How this conflict is resolved for Gina-and the part Clarissa dale of the Jamestown Dales plays in it-makes for a story both poignant and dramatic. br>Jamestown’s American Portraits explores the growth of different generations and cultures through the lives of young boys and girls. These titles are told from a diverse group of boys and girls, coming from different and unique backgrounds that represent America’s own diverse population, spanning from the Jamestown Settlement to the Civil Rights Movement. Titles in this series: • This Generation of Americans: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement, by Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr. • The Road to Freedom: A Story of the Reconstruction, by Jabari Asim • All For Texas: A Story of Texas Liberation, by G. Clifton Wisler • The Worst of Times: A Story of the Great Depression, by James Lincoln Collier • Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War, by Laurie Lawlor • When I Dream of Heaven: Angelina’s Story, by Steven Kroll (1895 Italian Immigrant in NYC) • An Eye for an Eye: A Story of the Revolutionary War, by Peter and Connie Roop • Sweet America: An Immigrant’s Story, by Steven Kroll • The Corn Raid: A Story of the Jamestown Settlem Learn More

Hopes Crossing
Series/Author: Joan

Paperback - Great Hope's Crossing by Joan Elizabeth Goodman During the Revolutionary War, 13-year-old Hope, seized by a band of Tories who attack her Connecticut home, finds herself enslaved in a Tory Household on Long Island. Learn More

The Witch Of Blackbird
Series/Author: Elizabeth

Mass Paperback - Like New The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare After her grandfather’s death Kit leaves Barbados for New England. She is shocked by the gray, damp landscape and the Puritanical lifestyle of her uncle’s household. Fitting in is not easy, and her only friend is believed to be a witch. Kit must choose: either abandon Hannah, or stand by her and risk losing everything. Boasting a stunning new cover and an introduction by Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman, this classic tale will capture the hearts and minds of today’s readers. Learn More

The Seventh Most Importan
Series/Author: Shelley

Paperback - Like New The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall (Goodreads Author) This “luminescent” (Kirkus Reviews) story of anger and art, loss and redemption will appeal to fans of Lisa Graff’s Lost in the Sun and Vince Vawter’s Paperboy. Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge—he is ready to send Arthur to juvie forever. Amazingly, it’s the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service . . . working for him. Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things: glass bottles, foil, cardboard, pieces of wood, lightbulbs, coffee cans, and mirrors. He can’t believe it—is he really supposed to rummage through people’s trash? But it isn’t long before Arthur realizes there’s more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the “trash” he’s collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine. . . . Inspired by the work of folk artist James Hampton, Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness. “A moving exploration of how there is often so much more than meets the eye.” —Booklist, starred review “There are so many things to love about this book. Remarkable. - The Christian Science Monitor Learn More

At The Edge Of The World
Series/Author: #2Crispin

Paperback - Like New At the Edge of the World (Crispin #2) by Avi The more I came to know of the world, the more I knew I knew it not. He was a nameless orphan, marked for death by his masters for an unknown crime. Discovering his name -- Crispin -- only intensified the mystery. Then Crispin met Bear, who helped him learn the secret of his full identity. And in Bear -- the enormous, red-bearded juggler, sometime spy, and everyday philosopher -- Crispin also found a new father and a new world. Now Crispin and Bear have set off to live their lives as free men. But they don't get far before their past catches up with them: To find freedom and safety, they may have to travel to the edge of the world -- even if it means confronting death itself. In this riveting sequel to the Newbery-Award winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead -- the second book in a planned trilogy -- Avi explores themes of war, religion, and family as he continues the adventures of Crispin and Bear. Learn More

Jennies War
Series/Author: 23 Sisters

Paperback - Great Jennie's War: The Home Front in World War 2 (Sisters in Time #23) by Bonnie Hinman Time Period: July 1943 - June 1944 Ten-year-old Jennie Fleming is doing what she can to help win a war-she's hoeing weeds in her Victory Garden. In 1944, with the United States battling both Germany and Japan in a worldwide conflict, everyone must play a part in the overall war effort. Jennie's War uses actual historical events to tell the intriguing fictional story of a young girl on the home front-and her suspicions that a new man in the neighborhood might be a spy. The compelling reading makes it a favorite of eight- to twelve-year-old girls. Learn More

Babe And Me
Series/Author: #3Baseba

Paperback - Great Babe & Me (Baseball Card Adventures #3) by Dan Gutman On October 1, 1932, during Game Three of the Chicago Cubs -- New York Yankees World Series, Babe Ruth belted a long home run to straightaway centerfield. According to legend, just before he hit, Babe pointed to the bleachers and boldly predicted he would slam the next pitch there. Did he call the shot or didn't he? Witnesses never agreed. Like other baseball fans, Joe Stoshack wants to know the truth. But unlike other fans, Joe has the astonishing ability to travel through time and solve one of baseball's greatest puzzles.... Learn More

Parks Quest
Series/Author: Katherine

Paperback - Like New Park's Quest by Katherine Paterson Written by Newbery Medalist, National Book Award winner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal recipient Katherine Paterson Park can't figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vietnam. Park has no memory of him. But he is determined to find out the answers to his questions. When Park's search finally takes him to his gradfather's farm in rural Virginia, he meets obstacles beyond his imagining. Instead of being welcomed as the long lost heir, he is taunted by a young Vietnamese girl. Who is she, and what is she doing on the family farm? And will Park be able to accept the ultimate truth he has sought? Learn More

Hannahs Winter Of Hope
Series/Author: 3 Pioneer

Paperback - Great Hannah's Winter of Hope (Pioneer Daughter #3) by Jean Van Leeuwen, Donna Diamond, Harry Bliss (Goodreads Author) (Illustrations) The third book in the Pioneer Daughter seriesIt's the winter of 1780, and Hannah's family has been living in a one-room shed since the British burned down their house. When news comes that Hannah's brother Ben, a soldier, has been captured by the British, Hannah tries to keep busy making candles and helping to rebuild their home. But she can't help worrying about Ben...until suddenly a stranger arrives bringing unexpected news. Learn More