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Life Is Fine

By: Allison Whittenberg

Life is not fine for Samara Tuttle, but she’s coping. Her overworked mother is distant and cold, and her mother’s boyfriend, Q, attacks Samara when she tries to clean up after his lazy, Funyun-loving...

Something Beautiful

By: Sharon Dennis Wyeth

A little girl longs to see beyond the scary sights on the sidewalk and the angry scribbling in the halls of her building. When her teacher writes the word beautiful on the blackboard, the girl decides...

Something Beautiful

By: Sharon Dennis Wyeth
illustrated by: Chris K. Soentpiet

For readers of Newbery Winner Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña.Everyday a young girl is disheartened by the things in her neighborhood: the trash on the streets, the graffiti on the...


The Other Half of Life

By: Kim Ablon Whitney

A heartbreaking novel based on the true story of a World War II voyage.In May of 1939, the SS St. Francis sets sail from Germany, carrying German Jews and other refugees away from Hitler’s regime....



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The Other Half of Life

By: Kim Ablon Whitney

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Counting on Grace

By: Elizabeth Winthrop

1910. Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a “doffers” on their mothers’ looms in the mill. Grace’s mother is the best worker,...

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