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  • Alchemy and Meggy Swann [downloadable ebook]

    Alchemy and Meggy Swann2010

    by Karen Cushman

    (2,342)

    Summary: In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.

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  • Uncle Jed's barbershop

    Uncle Jed's barbershop1993

    by Margaree King Mitchell

    (956)

    Summary: Despite serious obstacles and setbacks Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county, pursues his dream of saving enough money to open his own barbershop.

    BOOK

    Call #: E MITCHELL

    Location: Picture Books

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  • The patchwork bike

    The patchwork bike2018

    by Maxine Beneba Clarke

    (637)

    Summary: "When you live at the edge of the no-go desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: E CLARKE

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Five little Peppers and how they grew

    Five little Peppers and how they grew2000

    by Margaret Sidney

    Series: Classic Starts Series

    (23,440)

    Summary: In New England in the late nineteenth century, a fatherless family, happy in spite of its impoverished condition, is befriended by a very rich gentleman and his young son.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F SIDNEY

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

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  • The mighty Miss Malone

    The mighty Miss Malone2012

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (14,306)

    Summary: With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F CURTIS

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

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  • Someplace to call home

    Someplace to call home2019

    by Sandra Dallas

    (352)

    Summary: In 1933, when twelve-year-old Hallie Turner and her brothers, Tom and Benny, take to the road seeking whatever work they can get, they find kindness in small-town Kansas.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F DALLAS

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

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  • Very rich

    Very rich2018

    by Polly Horvath

    (277)

    Summary: Ten-year-old Rupert, from a very large, very poor family, accidentally becomes part of an eccentric rich family's life beginning at Christmas, and soon sees that wealth is not everything.

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    Call #: J F HORVATH

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

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  • Home in the woods

    Home in the woods2019

    by Eliza Wheeler , illustrator

    (1,009)

    Summary: During the Great Depression six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mother find a tar-paper shack in the woods and, over the course of a year, turn it into a home. Based on the author's grandmother's childhood; includes historical notes.

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    Call #: E WHEELER

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Adrian Simcox does not have a horse

    Adrian Simcox does not have a horse2018

    by Marcy Campbell

    (904)

    Summary: "Adrian Simcox brags about owning a horse, and Chloe just knows he's making stuff up ... until she learns an important lesson in empathy." -- Provided by publisher

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    Call #: E CAMPBELL

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Those shoes

    Those shoes2007

    by Maribeth Boelts

    (2,918)

    Summary: Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

    BOOK

    Call #: E BOELTS

    Location: Picture Books

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  • Papa's pastries

    Papa's pastries2010

    by Charles Toscano

    (43)

    Summary: Miguel sees the results of his father's faith and generosity when, although his own family is facing the oncoming winter with threadbare clothing, a leaky roof, and no firewood, Papa gives away the pastries he has baked.

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    Call #: E TOSCANO

    Location: Picture Books

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  • What is given from the heart

    What is given from the heart2019

    by Pat McKissack

    (816)

    Summary: Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.

    BOOK

    Call #: E MCKISSACK

    Location: Picture Books

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