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Audacity Jones To The Rescue

              Audacity Jones To the Rescue by Kirby Larson In 1910, Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan living a monotonous life at Miss Maisie’s School for Wayward Girls, and wondering why nothing exciting ever happens–but when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield whisks her away to Washington D.C., she finds herself involved in a sinister and ... Read More »

Cinnamon Moon

              Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilmo Irish-immigrant siblings Ailis and Quinn lose everything in the 1871 Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin. The orphaned pair move to Chicago where they begin building a new life in the face of discrimination against the Irish. When their new friend Nettie, a fellow orphan, goes missing they must solve ... Read More »

Bloom

              Bloom by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by David Small When the glass kingdom begins cracking, the king and queen fail in their quest to get help from the fairy Bloom, who can work great magic but was banished because of her muddy boots and messiness, so they send Genevieve, an ordinary girl who ... Read More »

Unbound

              Unbound: A Novel In Verse by Ann E. Burg The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she ... Read More »

Freedom Over Me

              Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought To Life by Ashley Bryan “Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away”– Provided by publisher. Read More »

One Crazy Summer

              One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia After travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, Delphine and her two sisters discover that their mother, a dedicated poet, wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp. Read More »