As doug struggles to be more than the “skinny thug” that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer—a fiery young lady who “smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain. In lil, forever scarred, doug finds the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a whole town, and the return of his oldest brother, from Vietnam.
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The Wednesday WarsClarion Books #ad - In this newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. The wednesday wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967–68 school year. Meet holling hoodhood, who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, Mrs.
Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. But how can holling stay out of trouble when he has so much to contend with? a bully demanding cream puffs; angry rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the very same night Holling has to appear in a play in yellow tights! As fate sneaks up on him again and again, Holling finds Motivation—the Big M—in the most unexpected places and musters up the courage to embrace his destiny, in spite of himself.
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Handpicked by amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading. Bestselling author Gary D. Sparkling with humor, this insightful and compassionate story will resonate with readers who have confronted secrets of their own. Carter jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep - one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken.
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Orbiting JupiterClarion Books #ad - In this riveting novel, two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, who has never seen his daughter, a father at thirteen, Jupiter. Depth - 7. 65. Width - 5. 15. Here joseph, meets twelve-year-old Jack, damaged and withdrawn, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost.
After spending time in a juvenile facility, he’s placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Clarion Books. Grades - 5, 8, 6, 7, 9. Weight - 052. The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D.
Dragon's Gate Golden Mountain Chronicles, 1867HarperCollins #ad - Depth - 7. 65. Width - 5. 15. Grades - 5, 7, 6, 8, 9. Weight - 052. In spite of the presence of family, Otter is a stranger among the other Chinese in this new land. There he will join his father and uncle. In 1867, otter travels from three willows Village in China to California -- the Land of the Golden Mountain. Clarion Books.
But otter's dream is to learn all he can, take the technology back to the Middle Kingdom, and free China from the Manchu invaders. Otter and the others board a machine that will change his life -- a train for which he would open the Dragon's Gate. And where he expected to see a land of goldfields, he sees only vast, cold whiteness.
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No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one. Clarion Books. Grades - 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Weight - 052. Width - 5. 15. Houghton Mifflin. Depth - 7. 65. This sensitively written historical novel, based on the true story of a community's destruction, highlights a unique friendship during a time of change.
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