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Green, Tim

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Summary: Danny Owens is dedicating his seventh-grade football season to his recently-deceased father, an NFL legend, but the pressure to succeed is magnified by his inability to read.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Dean, Carolee.

Summary: After violating his parole, seventeen-year-old, semi-literate Dylan Dawson drives from California to Texas to try to see his father on death row in an attempt to figure out how his own life has gone so terribly awry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC DEA

Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie.

Summary: Ruby wants to be a teacher, but after her father's death in a logging accident she must quit school to care for her ten brothers and sisters, until a chance meeting with a lonely old blind woman transforms her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2002

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McKissack, Pat

Summary: In 1859 twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1997

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MCK

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MCK

Underwood, Deborah

Summary: In this version of Sleeping Beauty, told in verse, the Princess is threatened with a curse which will start with a paper cut; devastated that all her books have been taken away, she sets out with her dog, Prince, to find the fairy who cast the curse and make her reverse it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Bauer, Joan

Summary: Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Childrens Books 2011

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: J FIC BAU

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Bauer 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BAU

Stanley, Diane.

Summary: Sweetness, one of eight orphans living with a man who is an unconventional housekeeper, learns to read and writes an important letter to improve their situation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam's 1999

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE STA

Thomas, Shelley Moore.

Summary: The three little dragons have agreed to take care of the old wizard's cats while he is away, but their inability to read his instructions causes problems until their friend, the Good Knight, saves the day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2006

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Lowry, Lois.

Summary: Four-year-old Sam's appearance as a zookeeper at his nursery school's Future Job Day leads him to a number of exciting activities and discoveries, including reading.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1999

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Lowry

Hest, Amy.

Summary: Harry sits on the porch with Mr. Joe Baker, an African American who is one hundred years old but can still dance and play the drums, waiting for the school bus that will take them both to the class where they are learning to read.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2004

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Haseley, Dennis.

Summary: A young bear who is fascinated by the mysterious marks he sees on paper finds a friend when a kind woman reads to him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Silver Whistle/Harcourt 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC Haseley

Paterson, Katherine

Summary: Katherine Paterson is back - A new novel from the author of Bridge to Terabithia - based on a completely true historical event. A historical novel about a young Cuban teenager who volunteers for Fidel Castro's national literacy campaign that taught those throughout the impoverished countryside to read.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PAT

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Patterson 2017

Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: Aunt Chip saves the town of Triple Creek, where everyone has forgotten how to read because of the invasion of television.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 1996

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE POL

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Dias, Marley (Marley Emerson)

Summary: The young organizer of the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign explores the power of activism, drawing on her personal experiences to counsel readers on how they can work together to make positive changes in their communities in the areas of literacy and diversity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DIA