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    1. Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the
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    2. Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized
    $13.60
    3. Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon
    $23.07
    4. Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's
    $10.85
    5. Flags of Our Fathers : Heroes
    $23.70
    6. Famous People - Steve Irwin (Famous
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    7. Boy: Tales of Childhood
    $6.50
    8. Chinese Cinderella: The True Story
    $12.37
    9. The Pot That Juan Built (Pura
    $10.85
    10. Alex and the Amazing Lemonade
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    11. A Wreath for Emmett Till (Boston
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    12. Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life
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    13. Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the
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    14. A World of Knowing: A Story About
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    15. Sadako and the thousand paper
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    16. The Journal of Jesse Smoke : A
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    17. Breaking Through
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    18. My Life in Dog Years
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    19. The Man Watching: A Biography
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    20. The Secret Soldier: The Story

    1. Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
    by HarperTrophy
    Paperback (31 October, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0064462080
    Sales Rank: 25497
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely captivating and brilliant!
    When I first heard about the book, it was because a friend recomended it. She said it was one of the best books she ever read, and after reading it myself I completely agree. It is about a girl growing up in the Chinese Cultural Revolution and facing the challenge of growing up in a family with a bad reputation according to the government. I liked this book because it really made me think about how kids are living. Also, because I like books about people with a realistic life, not a fairytale. I would reccomend it to any of my friends!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Stinks
    Don't like it at all. Don't even waste your time reading it. i was forced to read it!!! Two thumbs DOWN :-(!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Depth of Mankind...
    This is not the first and probably not the last 'Cultural Revolution Memoir' that I have read.I must admit feeling a bit numb to the stories and account of this tragic point in Chinese history.It has been over a year since that last 'memoir' that I have read, and a friend passed the book on for me to check out.It was time to be reminded of the pain that so many around me have faced in their lives.What is remarkable about Ji Li Jiang's story is not the uniqueness, but rather the commonness of her experience among millions of others.This in no way should negate her or others struggles, yet rather serve to deepen compassion for the many who have experienced destruction at the hands fellow humans.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography - Historical    2. Biography & Autobiography - Political    3. Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography    4. Children's Books/Young Adult Biography    5. Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)    6. China    7. Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969    8. History    9. History - Asia    10. Jiang, Ji-li    11. Juvenile Nonfiction    12. Juvenile literature    13. People & Places - Asia    14. Personal narratives    15. Human geography / peoples of the world    16. Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Political    17. Politics & government   


    2. Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography
    by HarperCollins
    Hardcover (07 May, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0060007192
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Umm..........
    What a life that Lemony Snicket has. I loved the format of this book. It was like a newspaper artical at first.I didn't think it was that interesting. I mean peoples lives are interesting its just i couldn't get into it. I love all of this other books just not this one. This book tell about the life of Lemony Snicket.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Every sentence hides a secret!
    Seriously, after about five pages into this book, you'll feel like you're reading a coded message from one spy to another. Like a previous reviewer said, it's best to read this after reading a lot of the other books (I would try up to Hostile Hospital) so you can understand it.I began to read this after Austere Academy and I regretted buying it.Then, after reading the other books, I gave this a shot, and it was so much more easy to read!!So much is revealed, but also so many more questions are raised.I have the paperback edition, but I think I'll get the hardcover, cause that reversable cover sound GREAT!!!! If you are a fan of A Series of Unfortunate Events, pick this up!

    5-0 out of 5 stars You really don't want to read this....
    i know some people have said that you shouldnt read this until further on it the series but keep in mind that this book was published before a lot of the series. so read it WHILE you're reading the series and you'll catch on to all the little clues and hints. i can't wait until the book with the letters from beatrice comes out, she is more important than just the dedication lines. Keep in mind, Lemony has a lot up his sleeves for the last book...
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    3. Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes
    by Gulliver Books
    Hardcover (01 October, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0152019839
    Sales Rank: 7988
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent service.
    The book arrived in a timely manner and in excellent condition as promised.Thank you.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Things to do with children
    A nice book full of pictures and stories about the various festivals.There are craft items to make and food to cook.A good idea for those who are trying to incorporate chinese culture into their family life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy Multiculturism
    Very pretty book for those of us visual learners.Concrete and abstract examples of Chinese culture, good for children of different ages. ... Read more

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    4. Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen by the One and Only Dr. Seuss
    by Random House Books for Young Readers
    Hardcover (12 October, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0375810617
    Sales Rank: 5504
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Baby's Favorite Book
    This is a wonderful collection of Dr. Seuss stories. My kid loves to read and re-read the classics such as 'The Grinch' and the more offbeat stories like 'Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book'. The essays are also fun to read while looking at the original artwork.
    4-0 out of 5 stars nice collection
    This book is marketed for children, but it's better suited to adults who want a collection of stories without buying all the individual books, and who like the accompanying essays (they are fun!). It's less suited for children due to its unwieldly size, including the difficulty of opening the book flat. It would work fairly well for reading to one or two children sitting next to the reader, but for reading to a group, where showing the pages is vital, this volume is too awkward to handle. I'm a little disappointed that it doesn't include Fox in Sox and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Ok for review..
    It is great to have all these stories in one place. I almost forgot how fun they were to read, but it was something I wanted to have for Grandmothering...
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    5. Flags of Our Fathers : Heroes of Iwo Jima
    by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
    Hardcover (08 May, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0385729324
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    In the winter of 1945, on the tiny island of Iwo Jima, a ferocious, epic battle was fought, resultingin the loss of more than 48,000 lives and producing what was to become one of the most recognizablesymbols of World War II: a photograph of six soldiers raising an American flag on the peak of MountSuribachi. One of the six, Navy corpsman John Bradley, came away from this historical moment with a deepand mysterious silence about his role in the flag raising. Even his wife heard him speak of it only once intheir 47-year marriage. After Bradley's death, his son James began to piece together the facts of his father'sheroism, as well as that of the other five men, all of whom became reluctant heroes because of their presenceduring that fateful instant when the shutter clicked and created a wartime icon.Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for American History!
    I can't wait to see the movie. Somebody gave me this book as a gift. I read it with curiousity but I was not excited about it so much because it didn't interest me at first but once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. The author is the son of the one of the flag raisers at Iwo Jima. He was on today's Imus radio show talking about how many rejections that this book received before it got published. No interest in World War II, I doubt it. It became a best seller because it's one of the most fascinating books out there on our shelves. I gave my copy to my school for it's library. Now that it is being made into a movie by American icon Clint Eastwood, I think we can say that those publishers didn't know what they were doing in the first place when they rejected Bradley's heartbreaking and beautifully written book about his father's experience. He doesn't forget the many others who were involved in the flag-raising. He writes about each of them as if he was their son too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An.McCracken is a fake. REPORT THIS

    5-0 out of 5 stars A compassionate and tragic memoir of men who became heroes
    Note: the clown above my review is an author I gave a 1-star review to, and now he follows me around and does that.
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    6. Famous People - Steve Irwin (Famous People)
    by KidHaven Press
    Library Binding (17 October, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0737718900
    Sales Rank: 169454
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    Subjects:  1. Australia    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography - General    4. Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology    5. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Biography    6. Children: Grades 4-6    7. Herpetologists    8. Irwin, Steve    9. Juvenile Nonfiction    10. Juvenile literature    11. Science & Nature - Zoology    12. Television personalities    13. Juvenile Nonfiction / General   


    7. Boy: Tales of Childhood
    by Puffin
    Paperback (01 February, 1999)
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    Sales Rank: 11065
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Okay stories
    Good book about growing up and some of the great stories you're expect from your grandfather. Could have used less information on the beatings headmasters used to give students.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleaseant. Perhaps this is why I have remembered them so vividly. All are true.
    So says Roald Dahl in the introduction to his autobiogrophy,BOY. The book is a collection of his childhood memories, from the magical summers in Norway to the dreary days at St.Peters boarding school. As in all of Dahl's works the characters are quirky and memorable,but more fascinating here because they really existed. The auther recounts the adventures of his childhood with tenderness and dry humor.
    5-0 out of 5 stars delightful melodrama
    I'm a Dahl fan, a writerfor both adults and children. I think the key to his success as writer for children is that he doesn't think children are stupid or don't understand what they see. From my own experience, and now as a father, I know that children see, hear, think and make conclusions with their experiences.
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    8. Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Laurel-Leaf Books)
    by Laurel Leaf
    Mass Market Paperback (13 March, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0440228654
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended autobiography
    Chinese Cinderella is a heart-wrenching and sorrowful tale of a young girl growing up in a classic Cinderella setting. Treated harshly by her step-mother and ignored by her father, Adeline's life seems doomed to perpetual sadness. Every time something arrives to lighten up her life, it is taken away from her. She has to deal with loneliness and despair, but throughout the story she never gives up hope, that someday, somehow, things will get better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Book I've Ever Read!!!
    I first read this book when I was in the 3rd grade. It was a fantastic true story (I'm mostly all about fantasy) that I enjoyed reading. I have read that book at least once a year every year since it was published. Each time I'm drawn into her world and remember how blessed my life is.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great memoir
    Adeline theoretically should have everything she wants in life- her father is very wealthy, she is able to attend prestigious college schools and afford an education, and she is extremely intelligent, remaining at the top of her class through the years of her youth.While she presents the fa?ade of having a happy family life, however, she is the despised child of a large family.Her mother passed away as a result of her birth, causing her father and four older siblings to blame her for their mother's death, considering her unlucky and barely a member of the family.When Adeline's father remarries, life continues to deteriorate- she, as well as the rest of her siblings, are scorned by their step-mother, who favors her own two children highly.Adeline struggles first to find acceptance in her family, and later to at least escape her family by putting her brilliant mind to work, immersing herself in her schoolwork so she will one day be able to support herself and her aunt, who is her only faithful friend.
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    9. The Pot That Juan Built (Pura Belpre Honor Book. Illustrator (Awards))
    by Lee & Low Books
    Hardcover (May, 2002)
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    Isbn: 1584300388
    Sales Rank: 83499
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Could have been Better for Those in the Know
    For those in the know, the book suffers for want of careful editing. It is flawed, for example, by illustrator David Diaz' arrogance in placing his own designs on Quezada's pottery. Had this book been about van Gogh, Picasso or any other well-known artist, it is unlikely he would have portrayed their art with no concern for what it looked like in reality. This puts down Juan Quezada. Diaz also carelessly depicts Quezada building a pot by the continuous-coil method of the Indians of the American Southwest rather than by the distinctive method that he innovated and for which he is known. Better editing would have caught these problems with the illustrations as well as a multitude of minor inaccuracies that occur in the text, nearly one to a page. For example, in speaking of using a bean to burnish pottery, the author comments, "Of course dried beans can be found in any kitchen in the village." The bean in question is an inedible wild bean, the chilicote-not the kind that would normally be found in anyone's kitchen. Such editorial problems do not, however, detract from this production as a children's book. They are the sort that only one in the know would see.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My kid is obsessed with this book
    The absorbing subject matter of this book, presented through catchy rhymes and alliteration and strong, colorful illustrations, has completely captured the imagination of my four-year-old.For three days now, he's been "Juan" almost exclusively, following ants to a vein of "the very best clay, all squishy and white," pretending to make vessels for every conceivable purpose, and peppering me with questions about Mexico, pottery-making, and Juan himself.I've had to draw the line at cutting my hair for paintbrushes and gathering the "dried cow manure" left by the neighborhood dogs."The Pot That Juan Built" appeals to pre-schoolers' burgeoning interest in rhyme and other aspects of language; making things out of simple materials; and the world around them generally.I give it my highest recommendation!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Beautiful Book!
    I'm appalled at the lack of love for this book!I am a teacher of a 3rd grade classroom in California where my children are learing about how humans use the world around them to create their life and build their culture.This book is a perfect tie-in to this concept.The illustrations are beautiful and I found the rhymes to be intelligent and descriptive.Two thumbs up from me, and 48 thumbs up from my class!! ... Read more

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    10. Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand
    by Paje Publishing Co.
    Hardcover (May, 2004)
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    Sales Rank: 178251
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A demonstration of the good just one person can do
    This is the story of an extraordinary little girl. Alexandra Scott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer, when she was one year old. When she was four, she decided to build a lemonade stand and donate the proceeds to the hospital where she was treated. News of Alex and her goals spread, so that others decided to help her raise money. Now there is a foundation (Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation) dedicated to continuing her work.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Story!
    This is one of my new ALL TIME favorite books!I first came to know Alex on the TODAY show with Matt Lauer.She inspired me so much that I bought lemonade from every stand I could find that summer!I was so sorry that her little life was cut so short, but so thrilled that her spunk and determination and vision live on!EVERY child should be exposed to and read this book!There is no excuse for every library to not have it, and for every parent to not read it!Open a lemonade stand, and continue Alex' dream!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Childrens Book
    This is an outstanding book about a brave and big hearted little girl that gave her all to the world right up to the very end of her life. It teaches children the importance of how one person can make a lifetime legacy... ... Read more

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    11. A Wreath for Emmett Till (Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors (Awards))
    by Houghton Mifflin
    Hardcover (04 April, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0618397523
    Sales Rank: 45130
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Form Over Content
    A fellow teacher is doing a unit on African-American lit and the Civil Rights Movement as a lead-in to Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird"."A Wreath for Emmett Till" was one of the books she shared with the class.I have perused it myself, still unsure whether I should actually purchase it or not.Two things other reviewers have mentioned that I too find appealing about the book are:1)The sheer complexity of constructing a heroic crown of sonnets and 2)the historical backdrop of the events described.Unfortunately, these aspects have very little to do with the content of the poems themselves.Most of the information about Till is contained in the preface and afterword, not in the poems themselves.Likewise, others reviewers, like I, praise Nelson for giving a tour-de-force in making a heroic crown of sonnets (and her commentaries about the sonnets were enlightening), but to be honest, the poems themselves were not particularly outstanding.I would buy the book more as an example of the structure and form of poetry rather than as an example of good poetry (If that makes sense).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Poem
    This book is in the form of a Heroic Sonnet is a brilliantly written book. It is about giving a wreath to Emmett Till, a young child who was lynched after whistling at a white woman. Till, who normally lived in Chicago, was spending the time at his uncle for the summer. After whistling at a white woman, Briant, Milan and a third person kidnapped Emmett Till. Soon after the kidapping, they lynched him. Later in the Trial, Briant and Milan were found not guilty, though later, it was proven they were guilty. This book was brilliantly written into a heroic sonnet, each of the first lines stating: R.I.P. EMMETT L. TILL. It got me emotionally connected, displeased by the racism people had back then (i.e. allowing Briant and Millan the right to be not guilty just because Till was Black). This book was brilliantly written through the use of similies. It allowed you to invision the racism back then. The only comment I have against it is the World Trade Center reference, mentioning 9/11 hadn't happened yet. Other than that, A Wreath for Emmet Till by Marilyn Nelsen was an excellent work of poetry.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Ambitious but highly disapointing
    This ambitious poetry book is based on a little known poetic style known as a crown of sonnets, used historically to honor great kings.In this unique book, author Marilyn Nelson tries to apply it to an ordinary kid named Emmett Till whose name became household when he was brutally lynched, and outrage over his murder fueled the early flames of the black civil rights movement.
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    12. Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos
    by Little, Brown Young Readers
    Paperback (30 April, 1988)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Tongue-in-Cheek Classic
    Somehow Lawson takes a figure who is already rather easy to relate to in Franklin and makes him all that much more approachable through the absurd suggestion that a little mouse had as much to do with the great man as anyone.It's pretty easy to imagine how some of these things might just have happened the way Amos describes them and to imagine that fur hat everywhere in Philadelphia and Paris.Of course, the existence of real Parisian medals depicting Franklin in said hat helps....

    3-0 out of 5 stars Fairly good book
    This book was pretty good but its not an attention grabber. I had to read this for a school assignment and it wasn't a book that I would normally read. It was boring but educational.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Why isn't the movie version available?
    It's easy to love sweet little Amos, the Mouse in Colonial American who befriended Ben Franklin and through him delivered the world its greatest inventions, including electricity.
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    13. Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl
    by Scholastic Paperbacks
    Paperback (01 October, 1993)
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    Sales Rank: 19138
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great!!
    I am a Kindergarten teacher and this is a great book to read to them.It has excellent pictures.The words can be difficult for Kindergarteners to understand, however, with a little preparation, they will grasp the concept of the book.This book shows the daily lives of a Pilgrim girl.Samuel Eaton's Day compliments this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I share it with every teacher
    We originally bought this book at Plimoth Village. My children love it. Having photos of people in actual period dress makes it so much easier to understand that they were real people and they lived differently from us. I share our copy of the book with my children's teachers every fall and they all love it and beg for our copy. Tonight, I'm buying them their own!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sarah Morton's Day Beautiful Photos
    Live photos. Great story. The notes in the back on history of the Plimoth Plantation and who Sarah Norton really are cool. Sarah Morton was really a girl who lived in a house with dirt floor in 1627. There's even a glossary in the back. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 17th century    2. Biography & Autobiography - Historical    3. Children    4. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    5. History    6. History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary    7. Juvenile literature    8. Massachusetts    9. Pictorial works    10. Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)    11. Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / General   


    14. A World of Knowing: A Story About Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (A Carolrhoda Cretive Minds Book)
    by Carolrhoda Books
    Paperback (November, 1995)
    list price: $6.95 -- our price: $6.95
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    Isbn: 0876149549
    Sales Rank: 260408
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Marvelous Bio. About the Creator of American Sign Language
    Born in 1787, young Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was unlike other children his age, for he possessed a condition that made it hard for him to have fun and play with the other kids. His eyes were always watering, and his chest was always aching when he overexerted himself, so he was used to being left behind. However, this, in turn, helped Thomas with his studies, and got him accepted into Yale College at the age of fourteen. Thomas loved learning, and made a pact with himself that he would change the world in some way, he just didn't know how. That is, until he met Alice Cogswell, a deaf girl who couldn't communicate with the other children her age. Thomas soon headed to Europe to learn all about sign language, and brought it back to America, where he developed American Sign Language, and taught many children how to communicate with the outside world, and leave their isolation behind. This is his story.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A World of Knowing:A Story About Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
    This is a very informative book about an interesting man with an interesting story!!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars it was terrible
    I think it is was a stupid book!! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography - Historical    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    5. Juvenile literature    6. School & Education    7. Teachers    8. Teachers of the deaf    9. United States   


    15. Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
    by Putnam Juvenile
    Paperback (01 December, 1999)
    list price: $5.99 -- our price: $5.99
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    Isbn: 0698118022
    Sales Rank: 10142
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars So apropos for today
    This is a story of war and how it affects the innocents who are caught in it.The story is sad, but not so sad children shouldn't be reading it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
    This book, though very short, is powerful, and once read, it will never be forgotten by the reader.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
    I thought Sadako was a very sad book. First Sadako gets Leukemia and has to go to the hospital for a few weeks, Then Kenji dies and Sadako dies at the very end of the book. Thats why I think Sadako is a very sad book ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1943-1955    2. Atomic bomb    3. Biography & Autobiography - Historical    4. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    5. Children: Grades 4-6    6. Girls & Women    7. History - Military & Wars    8. Juvenile Fiction    9. Juvenile literature    10. Leukemia    11. Leukemia in children    12. Physiological effect    13. Sasaki, Sadako,    14. Social Issues - Death & Dying    15. Fairy tales, folk tales, fables, magical tales & traditional stories    16. Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women    17. Sasaki, Sadako   


    16. The Journal of Jesse Smoke : A Cherokee Boy, Trail of Tears, 1838 (My Name Is America)
    by Scholastic Inc.
    Hardcover (01 June, 2001)
    list price: $10.95 -- our price: $9.31
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    Isbn: 0439121973
    Sales Rank: 101861
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Jesse Smoke was a real boy.
    Through the eyes of a young man, we were able to see the tragedy that the Andrew Jackson administration orchestrated in behalf of the Cherokee nation as well as many other Southeastern Indian tribes. We were able to feel the hurt and know the injustice of a peaceful people uprooted and driven, in the dead of winter, to a reservation in what is now Oklahoma. We were able to feel the hopes and dreams of a boy and a people shattered by greed, politics and military might. This is a classic which should be in every school library in the country. Yes, I have that drop ofblood in my veins that makes me a bona fide Cherokee. I am proud that the legend of a proud, industrious, creative people still remains in our hearts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Journal of Jesse Smoke
    The Journal of Jesse Smoke5-0 out of 5 stars Jesse Smoke's Journal
    If you like historical fiction, then I think you should read The Journal of Jesse Smoke because it was very exciting.It was exciting when the soldiers came to take all the Cherokee and Creeke Indians.I thought that was interesting because then a white man came trying to steal the house when a soilder beat up.Then, they went to a lot of forts.Many died.The Cherokee and Creeke Indians called that journey the Trail of Tears.Read more

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    17. Breaking Through
    by Houghton Mifflin
    Paperback (01 October, 2002)
    list price: $6.95 -- our price: $6.95
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    Isbn: 0618342486
    Sales Rank: 29703
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Stories and Good Message
    I bought this book after I'd read The Circuit because I needed to find out what happened to the family.I was intrigued by both books, found them fairly easy reading, and believe that they open up opportunities for discussion with teens.Thought provoking, well-written, very descriptive, somewhat depressing although I found the characters' spirit amazing and inspiring, and all together a very good read.Great for young adults as well as adults...highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What's Happening?
    Francisco's family gets sent to Mexico, because they were in California illegally. When they get to come back legally the family gets a little split up, due to work and such. Roberto has to return to their barrack because of his janitor job. Papa can not work because of his back so the rest of the family goes to visit family and get Papa's back checked. Will Papa get better? Roberto gets replaced on his janitor job. Will Roberto get a job? What can the family do without the little money they must earn in long hard hours? That would be something to think about.
    3-0 out of 5 stars breaking through
    I recommend this novel Breaking Through because it is a good novel.It has excellent word choice.The characters in the novel are believable the setting are believable.The setting is good it is not great because the setting is a little foggy because the people are move a little fast.The novel has a good starting and ending.
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    18. My Life in Dog Years
    by Yearling
    Paperback (08 June, 1999)
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    Isbn: 0440414717
    Sales Rank: 18162
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars My Life in Dog Years
    This is an autobiography about Gary Paulsen. He talks about nine different dogs in this book. He talks about them, because they have helped him threw hard times when he was kid and still now as an adult. He picks them up off the street and from the pounds. He is an animal lover because of his younger experiences with animals.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
    I read this book as a diversion from my usual reading, and consumed it in one sitting at a Starbucks. This was a great book about the life of a man and his friends. Paulsen love for dogs and animals seems to be rooted in his isolation as a young boy, as he moved from place to place, not fitting in new communities, and living with highly dysfunctional, neglectful parents. As a child and teen, he bonded with the dogs that became a part of his life and his friends. As an adult his affection for his childhood friends never left him and he seeks to befriend those that befriended him in his early life. My Life in Dog Years will make you laugh and cry, and remind you that friendships can be made and found in the most unlikely times and places. Read and enjoy! Excellent job, Mr. Paulsen.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Could not put the book down til I finished it!
    I burst out in laughter at times with this book!I have owned many pets in my life too, I can relate to some of the stories rather well.I'm 39 years old and loved every bit of the book.My daughter will enjoy it too.Thank you for a great book! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Anecdotes    3. Animals - Dogs    4. Animals - Pets    5. Authors, American    6. Biography    7. Biography & Autobiography - Literary    8. Children's 9-12 - Animals/Pets    9. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction    10. Children: Grades 4-6    11. Dog owners    12. Dogs    13. Juvenile Nonfiction    14. Juvenile literature    15. United States    16. Juvenile Fiction / Biographical / United States   


    19. The Man Watching: A Biography of Anson Dorrance, the Unlikely Architect of the Greatest College Sports Dynasty Ever
    by Sports Media Group
    Hardcover (30 September, 2006)
    list price: $26.95 -- our price: $17.79
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    Isbn: 158726434X
    Sales Rank: 10699
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A great read -- more than a sports book
    I picked up this book expecting to read a sports biography and discovered alot more.It profiles Anson Dorrance, the most famous women's soccer coach in the world and arguably the originator of the whole women's soccer phenomenon. The book also offers insight into what it takes to be a leader, how leadership is born, how it is developed and maintained over time.The author reveals, through anecdotes and direct quotes, what drives Dorrance and what has made him so successful.The book is a primer and a workbook on how to coach any sport at any level as well as a leadership guide.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
    This book is a must-read for anyone who wishes to be inspired.In detailed prose, through literary excerpts, game-day speeches, letters, quotes, and humorous anecdotes, Tim Crothers has unlocked the hidden treasures of Anson Dorrance's extraordinary coaching and its force in directing young lives to greatness.More than a simple biography, THE MAN WATCHING brings the dramatic and riveting story of Dorrance building the UNC women's soccer legacy to life.This real-life story reads like a novel but it is all the more compelling because it is true--phenomenal! ... Read more

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    20. The Secret Soldier: The Story Of Deborah Sampson (Scholastic Biography)
    by Scholastic Paperbacks
    Mass Market Paperback (01 June, 1990)
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    Isbn: 0590430521
    Sales Rank: 114128
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A girl who wants to go to war
    1. This book is about a girl who wants to go to war. she became a scool teacher. Then she dressed up liek a guy and goes home to see if her mother reconizes her. then she goes to sign up for the army and makes it in.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A girl that go to War at Revolutionary time
    (1) This book is about a mother who had to give he children away. Thier was a girl with the name of Deborah Sampson. Her mom had to give her away because she got sick and Deborah's father had left to go to sail the seas in search of adventure. Then he was dead because of the shipwrecd at sea. Her mom give them to her cousin Fuller. Then her cousin became ill, then she dead three days later. Deborah Sampson made herself look like a man and she join the army.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Mystery
    1The Locker is about a girl named Marlee who moves to this new school and her belonged to this missing girl named Sullen Downing.When she first opens the locker this horrible smell comes out and she faints.Then alot of other things happen to her over the next few days. She connects with the missing girl and sees what she saw.2I felt sorry for what happened to Sullen because she was a new girl too.3My favorite part was when Tyler and Marlee were in the tree together and they were talking about what happened.4I rated this book 5 stars because It just kept getting better and better.And I couldn't put it down. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1760-1827    2. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction    3. Gannett, Deborah Sampson,    4. General    5. Juvenile literature    6. Soldiers    7. Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General   


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