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Sue Black rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk by Sid Fleischman
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A dybbuk, a spirit, enters the body of Freddie, who is a vantriloquist. The dybbuk, Avrom Amos, brings the story of his death and the other Jewish children during the Holocaust to life through Freddie's shows. Freddie becomes extremely popular, and m ...more
Sue Black rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Wing Nut by M.J. Auch
Wing Nut
by M.J. Auch
read in August, 2009
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Grady and his mother move around from place to place after Grady's father's accident which caused his death. No place feels like home until they end up with Charlie. Grady learns a lot about birds, cars, and most importantly how to trust and care abo ...more
Sue Black rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis
The Misadventures of Maude March
by Audrey Couloumbis (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2009
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What a great western with the perfect title! Maude and her sister certainly encounter many challenges as they try to find a better life. They survive the wild as they travel by foot and horse or mule to find an uncle, their only family member still a ...more
Sue Black rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
Into the Wild (Into the Wild, #1)
by Sarah Beth Durst (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2009
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Julie is a twelve year old who is normal in so many ways, but her family's past is a fairy tale. When the Wild gets "out", her town becomes a fairy tale land, Julie travels through fairly tales trying not to become the ending. Julie faces many challe ...more
Sue Black rated a book 5 of 5 stars
La Linea by Ann Jaramillo
La Linea
by Ann Jaramillo
read in July, 2009
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Miguel's parents left Mexico for California when he was six, and he has been dreaming of going to California to be with them ever since. When he turns fifteen, he receives notice from his father that it is time for him to join them.

His sister Elena
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Sue Black rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Gabriel's Horses by Alison Hart
Gabriel's Horses
by Alison Hart
read in July, 2009
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Gabriel's Horses ia a wonderful book which shares the story of a 12 year old slave, Gabriel, and his dreams of being a jockey. His father has modeled how to care for horses so they develop a trust for their trainer/jockey. Once his father enlists in ...more
Sue Black rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet by Sherri L. Smith
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Ana is the salutatorian of her 8th grade class and as she is about to give her speech, the water main breaks and causes flooding. She is not as disappointed about not being able to give her speech as she is that the school dance has been canceled due ...more
Sue Black rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Airball by L.D. Harkrader
Airball: My Life in Briefs
by L.D. Harkrader (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2009
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Airball is a cute and funny book with a very sweet ending. Kirby is motivated to be a good basketball player in an effort to get to meet who he believes is his father. The basketball team is not very good, so the coach comes up with the idea of a Ste ...more
Sue Black rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs
Go Big or Go Home
by Will Hobbs
read in June, 2009
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This is a great book in which the reader learns about the Black Hills plus learns about meteorites. It is fun to read about the adventures of Brady and his cousin Quinn who are independent teenagers exploring the Black Hills. After a rare meteorite c ...more
Sue Black rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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It seems as though I have found myself reading books that have had to do with adoption/foster care lately. I have not planned it that way, but it has just happened. Since my brother is an author of three books on helping adoptive families and a singl ...more
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