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Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath’s writing and extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill’s interpretation of Plath’s life from infancy to her death by suicide at age 30. The poems...

A Boy Called Dickens

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: John Hendrix

For years Dickens kept the story of his own childhood a secret. Yet it is a story worth telling. For it helps us remember how much we all might lose when a child's dreams don't come true . . . As a child,...

Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

On a bleak February day in 1963 a young American poet died by her own hand, and passed into a myth that has since imprinted itself on the hearts and minds of millions. She was and is Sylvia Plath and Your...

Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

Now in Laurel-Leaf, Virginia Hamilton's powerful true account of the sensational trial of a fugitive slave.The year is 1854, and Anthony Burns, a 20-year-old Virginia slave, has escaped to Boston. But...

Dog on Board

By: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Jeffrey Young
illustrated by: William Munoz

Have you ever met a dog who could ride the bus all by herself? Eclipse can, and her story went viral, catapulting her to national stardom. Now see the world through her eyes in this delightful photographic...

Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: Charlotte Voake

Published in time for the 150th anniversary of her birth, this story stars a young Beatrix Potter, creator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and many other classic children’s books.   Master of the...

The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire

By: Dan Howell and Phil Lester

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom YouTube sensations Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) comes a laugh-out-loud look into the world created by two awkward guys who share...

Meet George Washington

By: Joan Heilbroner

This valiant story of how young George Washington was drawn into his country's struggle for independence gives readers a vivid perspective on a crucial era in American history--and on the life of a revolutionary...

Thanks a LOT, Emily Post!

By: Jennifer LaRue Huget
illustrated by: Alexandra Boiger

A hilarious look at good (and bad) behavior!Based on Emily Post’s bestselling etiquette book, published in 1922, here’s an uproarious picture book that takes rules about behavior and turns...


Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

Anthony Burns:
The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
Virginia Hamilton
Grades 7-10
Anthony Burns may be considered an obscure person in American history,...

Your Own, Sylvia

By: Stephanie Hemphill

Pull back the curtain on the very private thoughts of Sylvia and her family and friends. This beautifully written poetry collection covers it all, from the hopes and fears of...