Children of the River Laurel-Leaf Contemporary Fiction

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Laurel Leaf #ad - Sundara fled cambodia with her aunt's family to escape the Khmer Rouge army when she was thirteen, leaving behind her parents, her brother and sister, and the boy she had loved since she was a child. Now, four years later, she struggles to fit in at her Oregon high school and to be "a good Cambodian girl" at home.

Yet sundara and jonathan, an extraordinary American boy, are powerfully drawn to each other. At the same time she wonders, are her hopes for happiness and new life in America disloyal to her past and her people? Laurel Leaf. Haunted by grief for her lost family and for the life left behind, Sundara longs to be with him.

Children of the River Laurel-Leaf Contemporary Fiction #ad - . A good cambodian girl never dates; she waits for her family to arrange her marriage to a Cambodian boy.

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Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna

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National Geographic Children's Books 9780792272977 #ad - Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy. Joseph lemasolai lekuton gives american kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle.

. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, boarding school escapades, soccer success, coming-of-age initiation, and journey to America for college. Readers share lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition.

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Bad Boy: A Memoir

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Amistad #ad - He aspired to be a writer and he eventually succeeded. But as his hope for a successful future diminished, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, the values he had been taught at home, and he turned to the streets and to his books for comfort. Here, in his own words, is the story of one of the most important voices of our time.

Amistad Press. New york times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers traveled back to his roots in this memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable. Don’t miss this memoir by a former national Ambassador of Books for Young People!As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight.

Bad Boy: A Memoir #ad - He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing.

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Pacific Crossing

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Young Readers Paperback #ad - Amistad Press. Yet with the help of his japanese brother, share passions much like his own--for baseball, Lincoln sees that people everywhere, Mitsuo, family traditions, whether friend or kempo opponent, and new friendships. In japan for the summer to practice the martial art of kempo, Lincoln sometimes feels like little more than a brown boy in a white gi.

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Light Reading Essentials in Science

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Perfection Learning #ad - Amistad Press. Examine the properties of light energy, and learn about various sources of light, tools that use this form of energy, and how light helps us to see.

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Heat Reading Essentials in Science

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Perfection Learning #ad - Amistad Press. Warm up to the concept of heat energy with this discussion of its sources, properties, effects, and applications.

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My Father's Daughter

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - Is she really caroline? is she an imposter? or is she something far more complicated than either? And does she hold the key that could unlock the door to Winston's prison? Amistad Press. But with overprotective parents and a sense of responsibility for his younger sister, Heidi, Winston sometimes feels more as if he's living in a prison than a dream.

Then one day a woman appears at the front door claiming to be Caroline -- Winston's half sister, who was kidnapped and presumed dead long before he and Heidi were born. Poor little rich boy winston carmichael has it all: a big house, vacations in Palm Beach, servants, and a fancy private school.

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Walk Two Moons

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HarperCollins #ad - Amistad Press. HarperTrophy. In her own singularly beautiful style, one funny, loss, and utterly moving story of love, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, compelling, and the complexity of human emotion. Thirteen-year-old salamanca tree hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood, " travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents.

. Along the way, who met a "potential lunatic, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, " and whose mother disappeared. As sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.

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Electricity And Magnetism Reading Essentials in Science

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Perfection Learning #ad - HarperTrophy. Used book in Good Condition. Amistad Press. Learn the "shocking" truth about electricity and magnetism and the relationship between these two powerful energy sources.

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Parallel Journeys

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Aladdin #ad - But their lives took radically different courses: Helen’s to the Auschwitz concentration camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their parallel journey through World War II. Amistad Press. HarperTrophy. Helen waterford and alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland.

The riveting stories of these two remarkable people must stand as a powerful lesson to us all. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. Used book in Good Condition. While helen was hiding in Amsterdam, Alfons was a fanatic believer in Hitler’s “master race. While she was crammed in a cattle car bound for the death camp Auschwitz, he was a teenage commander of frontline troops, ready to fight and die for the glory of Hitler and the Fatherland.

Parallel Journeys #ad - She was a young German Jew. This book tells both of their stories, side-by-side, in an overwhelming account of the nightmare that was World War II.

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Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - And she is not alone. The job is dangerous and thankless, but with her wits and will, Nan has managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again. Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a new life—saving each other in the process. Lyrically told by one of today's most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heartrending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and wonder.

. Orphaned and alone, nan sparrow had no other choice but to work for a ruthless chimney sweep named Wilkie Crudd. HarperTrophy. Amistad Press. A 2019 sydney taylor book award Winner! It's been five years since the Sweep disappeared. Instead, she wakes to find herself unharmed in an abandoned attic. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature—a golem—made from soot and ash.

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster #ad - She spends her days sweeping out chimneys. When nan gets stuck in a chimney fire, she fears the end has come. Used book in Good Condition.

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