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Ten to Fourteen

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FANNIE NEVER FLINCHED: ONE WOMAN'S COURAGE IN THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN LABOR UNION RIGHTS

Cover Image for Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for A
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Farrell
Author's First Name: 
Mary Cronk
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2016

 American Union organizer Frannie Sellins' biography is presented in episodic chapters, each focusing on a key moment in American labor history or on a community she helped organize. Primary sources do much of the storytelling and substantial back matter includes a timeline of select events in the American Labor Struggle between 1877-1935.

TEN DAYS A MADWOMAN

Ten Days a Madwoman
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Noyes
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Publisher: 
Penguin (Viking)
Publication Date: 
2016

 This biography of Nellie Bly takes its title from her undercover stay an insane asylum for ten days in one of her most well-known exploits in her career in investigative journalism. Sidebars along with photos and articles from the time period give a complete and entertaining picture of Nellie Bly's life and times.

AS BRAVE AS YOU

Jason, Ernie and birds exploding from the yellow house
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Reynolds
Author's First Name: 
Jason
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Caitlin Dlouhy/Atheneum)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Genie and his older brother discover a world of differences from their life in Brooklyn while spending summer in rural Virginia with their grandparents. This modern classic is filled with humor, a tangible sense of place and rich characterization.

THE INQUISITOR'S TALE: OR, THE THREE MAGICAL CHILDREN AND THEIR HOLY DOG

Three children and a dog with a halo
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gidwitz
Author's First Name: 
Adam
Illustrator's First Name: 
Hatem
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Aly
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dutton)
Publication Month: 
September
Publication Date: 
2016

 Three unusual children and a saintly dog experience prejudice against Muslims, Jews and peasants in this funny and serious set of tales of spiritual and earthly adventure, all wrapped up in the guise of an illuminated manuscript. A great introduction to the Canterbury Tales.

VIETNAM: A HISTORY OF THE WAR

Photo of GI and Vietnamese baby
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Freedman
Author's First Name: 
Russell
Publisher: 
Holiday House
Publication Date: 
2016

 The complex history of the conflict is clearly laid out for any age reader. Freedman includes details on the soldiers from both sides, the history of the country and on the anti-war movement and the difficult exit. It has a useful timeline and well-chosen photos, some disturbing, along with a hopeful epilog.

LILY AND DUNKIN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gephart
Author's First Name: 
Donna
Publisher: 
Penguin (Delacorte /Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

A chance encounter, coffee, and a beloved tree bring together Lily (born Timothy) and Dunkin (Lily’s nickname for new-in-town Norman), both grappling with inner struggles their exteriors belie. A tender introduction to mental health struggles and transgender identity, this dual narrative tackles weighty issues with humor and heart. The strong audio rendition holds much appeal as an alternate format for this sensitive story.

SAVE ME A SEAT

SAVE ME A SEAT
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Weeks
Author's First Name: 
Sarah
Second Author's First Name: 
Gita
Second Author's Last Name: 
Varadarajan
Publisher: 
Scholastic Press
Publication Month: 
May
Publication Date: 
2016

 Ravi, new to the United States from India, has always been the top student in class while Joe has always lived in the same town and has learning problems. Their lives intersect in the first week of 5th grade when they are brought together by a common enemy—the biggest bully in class—and find friendship in their differences.

GHOST

GHOST
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Reynolds
Author's First Name: 
Jason
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Caitlin Dlouhy/Atheneum)
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2016

 Ghost’s natural speed helps him overtake a cocky, seasoned sprinter, so Coach convinces Ghost to give the track team a try. Ghost is insightful yet immature, and haunted by unhealed trauma from his family's past, he keeps running into trouble. Reynolds’ honest, accessible writing shines in the first of a series.

TOWERS FALLING

TOWERS FALLING
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rhodes
Author's First Name: 
Jewell Parker
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2016

 Fifth grader Deja lives in a homeless shelter with her sick father, overworked mother and two siblings. In her new school, she and her classmates learn about 911 (which happened before they were born), how it changed the world, and its continuing affect on many, including Deja’s father.

FULL OF BEANS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holm
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer L.
Publisher: 
Penguin (Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Beans Curry, an enterprising 10-year-old and leader of the Keepsies (the best marble playing gang in Depression-era Key West), invents various schemes to earn money for his struggling family.  Meanwhile "New Dealers" from Washington, D.C. come to transform Key West into a tourist destination.  A companion title to Turtle in Paradise.

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