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A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman by David A. Adler
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Picture Book Biography

This is the biography of Harriet Tubman in a picture book format. It tells her life story, from birth to death. It explains how she was born into slavery but hated being a slave and was always getting into trouble. It also tells
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A Medieval Feast by Aliki
A Medieval Feast
by Aliki
read in November, 2011
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This illustrated informational book tells the story of a medieval feast, from the very beginning when the King announces his journey all the way through the first day of feasting. It explains how the lord of the manor that the King plans
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Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson
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This is the true story of a cat and a dog who lived in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. They are named Bobbi and Bob Cat because neither of them have a tail. Throughout the storm, they stay together through the winds and rain. Once
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Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith
Taste of Blackberries
by Doris Buchanan Smith
read in November, 2011
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Transitional Book

This is the touching story of a young boy and his best friend, Jamie. It begins with a scene of them tasting blackberries and discovering that they are not yet ripe, then shows the two of them playing together, wrestling, and explori
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And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz
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Biography

This is the biography of Paul Revere, and it tells about his life from his birth until he was an old man. It is very detailed, explaining how his life was before, after, and during the Revolutionary War. It describes his younger years, his m
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Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #1)
by Gennifer Choldenko (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2011
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This is the story of Moose Flanagan, a young boy who moves to Alcatraz at the beginning of the story. The reader quickly learns that he does not want to be there, but has been forced to move because his father got the job of prison guard and electric ...more
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Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco
Pink and Say
by Patricia Polacco
read in November, 2011
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Picture Book for Older Readers

"Pink and Say" is the touching story of two young men during the Civil War. Pinkus, Pink for short, is a young black man fighting for the Union. He finds Sheldon Curtis (Say) lying injured in a battle field. Pink takes S
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Always Remember Me by Marisabina Russo
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Multicultural Book

“Always Remember Me” is the story of a little girl named Rachel, and her Oma (her grandmother). Each Sunday, Oma shares stories with Rachel about her life, showing her two photo albums: one from her old life before she came to Ameri
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Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth
Old Black Fly
by Jim Aylesworth
read in September, 2011
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ABC Book

Jim Aylesworth's "Old Black Fly" is a rhyming alphabet book about a day in the life of a fly. Throughout the story, the fly "ate on the crust of the Apple pie" "lit on the List for the grocery store" and snoozed on the Quilt on Gramma's bed".
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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe
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Traditional Book

This is the traditional African story of a man named Mufaro and his two beautiful daughters, Nyasha and Manyara. Nyasha is nice to everyone and is always considerate, but Manyara is selfish and mean. When word comes that the king is l
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