Together, but forge a path of friendship, they not only clear boxes of past mementos from Vivian’s attic, forgiveness, and new beginnings. This young readers’ edition of christina baker kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel Orphan Train follows a twelve-year-old foster girl who forms an unlikely bond with a ninety-one-year-old woman.
Orphan Train Girl #ad - Adapted and condensed for a young audience, Orphan Train Girl includes an author’s note and archival photos from the orphan train era. This book is especially perfect for mother/daughter reading groups. Molly ayer has been in foster care since she was eight years old. Most of the time, molly knows it’s her attitude that’s the problem, but after being shipped from one family to another, she’s had her fair share of adults treating her like an inconvenience.
So when molly’s forced to help an a wealthy elderly woman clean out her attic for community service, Molly is wary. But from the moment they meet, Molly realizes that Vivian isn’t like any of the adults she’s encountered before.
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Orphan Train: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Beautiful. Ann packerbetween 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, vivian daly was one such child, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?As a young Irish immigrant, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away.
Moving between contemporary maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship. . Seventeen-year-old molly ayer knows that a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall.
But as molly helps vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. Returning east later in life, vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. A penobscot indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, and she, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, too, has unanswered questions about the past.
Orphan Train: A Novel #ad - The #1 new york times bestsellernow featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017. Christina baker kline’s #1 new york times bestselling novel—the captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to long-buried questions…now with an extended scene that addresses the number one question readers ask, and an excerpt from Kline’s upcoming novel A Piece of the World.
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Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from SlaveryAlgonquin Young Readers #ad - In 1848, five of her siblings, thirteen-year-old Emily Edmonson, and seventy other enslaved people boarded the Pearl under cover of night in Washington, D. C. Hoping to sail north to freedom. Through emily edmonson’s journey from enslaved person to teacher at a school for African American young women, Conkling illuminates the daily lives of enslaved people, the often changing laws affecting them, and the high cost of a failed escape.
Clearly written, and reproductions of photographs and engravings, sidebars, well-documented, and chock full of maps, the fascinating volume covers a lot of history in a short space. A fine and harrowing true story. Kirkus reviews “passenger on the Pearl covers information about slavery that is often not found in other volumes.
Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery #ad - . Within a day, the schooner was captured, and the Edmonsons were sent to New Orleans to be sold into even crueler conditions. A strong and well-sourced resource. School library Journal “Conkling is a fine narrator. Now in paperback! the page-turning, heart-wrenching true story of one young woman willing to risk her safety and even her life for a chance at freedom in the largest slave escape attempt in American history.
Conkling uses the tools of a novelist to immerse readers in Emily’s experiences.
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The Sword in the Tree Trophy Chapter BookHarperCollins #ad - He met noble knights in plumed helmets, and eventually he even made a trip to high-towered Camelot. Paul galdone's vigorous illustrations are as evocative as the text. In the days of king Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle. His story is filled with the pageantry and color of England in King Arthur's time.
The result is another delightful book for his wide audience of young readers. The days that followed were filled with adventures that tried the courage of the young boy. Shan was surprised by bearded robbers in the woods. Peace reigned in the castle until the fearsome night when Lionel, longlost brother of Lord Weldon, returned to cause trouble and unhappiness.
The Sword in the Tree Trophy Chapter Book #ad - It was then that shan, the son of Lord Weldon, took on the duties of a knight and hid the sword in the hollow of the giant oak. Bulla captures the spirit of those romantic days in a straightforward, exciting manner. It creates a vivid picture of the Knights of the Round Table and the wisdom of King Arthur himself.
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The Doughnut FixSourcebooks Jabberwocky #ad - And so begins the only thing that could make life in Petersville worth living: getting the recipe, making the doughnuts, and bringing them back to the town through his very own doughnut stand. But tristan will soon discover that when starting a business, it helps to be both Gifted and Talented, and It's possible he's bitten off more than he can chew.
. Tristan isn't gifted or talented like his sister Jeanine, and he's always been okay with that because he can make a perfect chocolate chip cookie and he lives in the greatest city in the world. An amazon best book of the month!superfudge meets The Lemonade War in this funny, heartwarming series debut about change, adventure, family, and of course, doughnuts.
The Doughnut Fix #ad - It's like suddenly they're supposed to be this other family, one that can survive without bagels and movie theaters. His suspicions about his new town are confirmed when he's tricked into believing the local general store has life-changing chocolate cream doughnuts, when in fact the owner hasn't made them in years.
But his life takes a turn for the worse when his parents decide to move to middle-of-nowhere Petersville—a town with one street and no restaurants.
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The Way Life Should Be: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - Working at a local coffeehouse, in the process, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, realizes there’s really no such thing as the way life should be. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine—a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it.
On a hope and a chance, angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food. But her new home isn’t quite matching up with the fantasy. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of orphan train, risk, interviews, and self-discovery—includes a special PS section featuring insights, comes a novel of love, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand, and more.
The Way Life Should Be: A Novel #ad - Angela can feel the clock ticking. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. She is single in new york city, stuck in a job she doesn’t want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened. She inherited a flair for italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it—these days, her oven holds only sweaters.
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From the Files of Madison Finn Books 1–10Open Road Media Teen & Tween #ad - Only the lonely: summer seems to be going by way too fast as Madison worries about starting seventh grade. Give and take: will maddie’s Christmas break be a total bust when her dad cancels a father-daughter ski trip? Twelve-year-old madison finn has found the perfect outlet for her worries about school and friendships and her mom and dad’s divorce: She’s started an online journal on her beloved orange laptop.
Just visiting: maddie has the red, white, and blues this Fourth of July when she learns she’ll be spending the holiday away from her friends, at her grandmother’s house on Lake Michigan. Thanks for nothing: on her first Thanksgiving since her parents’ divorce, Maddie finds gratitude helping animals at a shelter.
From the Files of Madison Finn Books 1–10 #ad - Save the date: the far hills junior high war of the sexes is on—and Madison is teamed up with her nemesis, Poison Ivy. Meet a spunky preteen who uses her online journal to cope with her feelings—from junior high friendship drama to her parents’ divorce to her first crush. For a girl who claims she’s allergic to change, this digital diary is the perfect way to sort out her feelings .
. . Lost and found: on a snow day, Madison digs up some old—and surprising—memories. Picture-perfect: madison and her friends are going to see their favorite singer in concert—but her friend Aimee is having a hard time.
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Mrs. Ravenbach's Way: A Novel The Amazing Escapades of Toby Wilcox Book 1Regan Arts. #ad - A wickedly funny first novel about a dictatorial teacher and the irrepressible boy who stands up to her. Being a new student at the mckegway school for Clever and Gifted Children is crummy enough, but when Toby Wilcox is stuck in the fourth grade homeroom of Mrs. Ravenbach, a vainglorious german tyrant who worships "the order and the discipline, " he faces a much bigger challenge—fight back or be ground to goo in the gears of Teutonic efficiency.
Toby upends Mrs. Ravenbach’s way is the first book in the series: The Amazing Escapades of Toby Wilcox. Ravenbach's perfectly ordered universe and risks everything to strike a blow for free-thinkers everywhere! Mrs.
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Wild WingsAtheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - Set against the dramatic landscapes of scotland and West Africa, this is a story of unlikely friendships, the wonders of the wild—and the everyday leaps of faith that set our souls to flight. This “vividly imagined and well-written novel” booklist, starred review tells a gripping story about a boy from Scotland and a girl from West Africa who join together to save a migrating Osprey—and end up saving each other.
When callum spots crazy iona mcNair on his family’s sprawling property, she’s catching a fish with her bare hands. Poachers, and wild weather are just some of the threats, egg thieves, so Iona and Callum vow to keep track of the bird and check her migratory progress using the code a preservationist tagged on her ankle, no matter what.
Wild Wings #ad - But when one of them can no longer keep the promise, it’s up to the other to do it for them both. No matter what. She won’t share the fish, but does share something else: a secret. She’s discovered a rare endangered bird, and it’s clear to both her and Callum that if anyone finds out about the bird, it, an Osprey, and its species, is likely doomed.
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SlackerScholastic Press #ad - . Until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him. The guy who never cared about anything is now at the center of everything. Cameron boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it.
. Oops. It's time for some serious damage control--so Cameron and his friends invent a fake school club that will make it seem like they're doing good deeds instead of slacking off. Along the way, he makes some new friends--and some powerful new enemies. And it's going to take all his slacker skills to win this round.
Slacker #ad - The problem? some kids think the club is real--and Cameron is stuck being president. Soon cameron is part of a mission to save a beaver named Elvis from certain extinction.
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One Crazy Summer Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers Book 1HarperCollins #ad - This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare. Eleven-year-old delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. Be eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like they imagined.
While the girls hope to go to disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Maria russo, in a new york times list of "great kids' books with diverse characters, " called it "witty and original. Brightly, in olugbemisola rhuday-perkovich's article "Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality".
One Crazy Summer Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers Book 1 #ad - Readers who enjoy christopher paul curtis's the Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in One Crazy Summer. This novel was the first featured title for Marley D’s Reading Party, launched after the success of #1000BlackGirlBooks. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California.
In this newbery honor novel, california, new york times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. Unexpectedly, their country, and Fern learn much about their family, Vonetta, Delphine, and themselves during one truly crazy summer.
This moving, funny novel won the scott o'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist.
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