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Mills, Lauren A.

Summary: In the poverty of the Appalachian coal country in 1908, eight-year-old Minna's life gets even more difficult after her father dies of black lung, and that winter she cannot go to school because she does not have a coat--until the quilting mothers make her a coat using pieces of cloth from their own lives, each with a special story behind it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MIL

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: Sixth-grader Marty and his family try to help their rough neighbor, Judd Travers, change his mean ways, even though their West Virginia community continues to expect the worst of him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1997

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Nay

Dooley, Sarah.

Summary: After their trailer home and all their belongings are burned, twelve-year-old Ember and her Wiccan family move to a lakeside campground where Ember's anguish over losing her dog, as well as her friendship with the boy she fears started the fire, stops her from making new friends and moving on.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Dooley, Sarah

Summary: "After her brother dies in a fire, Sasha Harless has no one left and nowhere to turn, but soon discovers family she didn't know she had, and begins to heal through poetry"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DOO

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: "Marty and his best friend, Shiloh are on another adventure. Marty learns when a secret is too dangerous to keep, and that hate can spread like fire"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION NAY

Rylant, Cynthia.

Summary: After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living. Twelve-year-old Summer, her classmate Cletus, and her grieving Uncle Ob set off across West Virginia in search of a "Small Medium at Large" in fond hopes of reaching Aunt May beyond the grave. Their journey is heartening,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2003

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Rylan

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: Sixth-grader Marty and his family try to help their rough neighbor, Judd Travers, change his mean ways, even though their West Virginia community continues to expect the worst of him.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD NAY

Fields, Jan

Summary: Gabe and the other monster hunters arrive in a wildlife management area in West Virginia to investigate reports of a monster called the Mothman--but mostly what they see are owls, until something much larger attacks them in the night.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2016

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC FIE

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: When mean and angry Judd, who has never known kindness, takes to drinking and mistreats his dogs, Marty discovers how deep a hurt can go and how long it takes to heal.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD NAY

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 1992

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD NAY

Rand, Johnathan.

Summary: When Brandon accidentally breaks a window with his softball, he doesn't realize he's in for more than just a little bit of trouble. For the home with the broken window belongs to none other than Dr. Joseph Wentmeyer, the crazy mad scientist and inventor. He and his friend, Kara, agree to work off the cost of the window by cleaning up his laboratory. What they don't realize is that the doctor...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AudioCraft 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC RAN

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC RAN

White, Ruth

Summary: In the West Virginia town of Way Down Deep in the 1950s, a foundling called Ruby June is happily living with Miss Arbutus at the local boarding house when suddenly, after the arrival of a family of outsiders, the mystery of Ruby's past begins to unravel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC White

Yolen, Jane.

Summary: Recasts the tale of Snow White, setting it in West Virginia in the 1940s with a stepmother who is a snake-handler.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2011

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

Porter, Tracey.

Summary: In 1905, ten-year-old Billy is taken from an orphanage to live with an aunt and an uncle of whose existence he was previously unaware. He enjoys his first taste of family life until his work in a coal mine and his involvement with a union bring trouble. He then joins a circus in hopes of finding his father.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD Fiction Porter 2007