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FRANNIE AND TRU

Frannie and Tru
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hattrup
Author's First Name: 
Karen
Publisher: 
Harper
Publication Date: 
2016

 Frannie idolizes her cousin Tru for his charm, wit and charisma. He's come to spend the summer and Frannie sees this as her chance to impress him and break out of her naive good girl image. As Frannie gets swept up in Tru's world she discovers there's more to him than meets the eye. This powerful coming-of-age story brings the characters and the city of Baltimore to life.

THE HIRED GIRL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Schlitz
Author's First Name: 
Laura Amy
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2015

 Joan's thoughtful confessions in her diary reveal the struggles of a young farm girl working for a well-off household and her encounters with religion, romance, and friendship. A warm coming-of-age-story, often funny, and filled with historical details of 1911 Baltimore.

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