Becoming Naomi Leon

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Becoming Naomi Leon

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Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545532329

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Book Summary: A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive author treatment and new cover art by Raul Colon. Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. And with Gram and her little brother, Owen, Naomi's life at Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho in California is happy and peaceful...until their mother reappears after seven years of being gone, stirring up all sorts of questions and challenging Naomi to discover and proclaim who she really is.


Paint the Wind

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Paint the Wind

Author: Pam Munoz Ryan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545281407

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Book Summary: A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey. Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life.


Echo

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Echo

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545576504

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 592

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Book Summary: Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan! Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, this impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.


Riding Freedom

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Riding Freedom

Author: Pam Munoz Ryan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545360293

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Book Summary: A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.


Mañanaland

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Mañanaland

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338157884

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Book Summary: Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.


Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

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Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545532345

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.


Yo, Naomi León (Becoming Naomi Leon)

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Yo, Naomi León (Becoming Naomi Leon)

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545944864

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Book Summary: Naomi Soledad León Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for a start. Then, there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. And with Gram and her little brother, Owen, life at Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho in California is happy and peaceful...until their mother reappears after seven years, stirring up all sorts of questions and challenging Naomi to discover who she really is. Naomi Soledad León Outlaw ha tenido que enfrentarse a mucho en su corta vida, empezando por su nombre. También está el problema de su ropa (hechas por su abuela en tela de poliéster), su timidez y la fama que tiene en la escuela de no ser nadie especial. Pero su vida, junto a su abuela y su pequeño hermano, Owen, en el parque de casas móviles Avocado Acres, es tranquila y feliz... hasta que su mamá aparece luego de siete años.


After Ever After

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After Ever After

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545292786

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Book Summary: An amazing sequel to the groundbreaking debut, DRUMS, GIRLS & DANGEROUS PIE. Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself." Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.


Unbecoming

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Unbecoming

Author: Jenny Downham

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545907322

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Book Summary: Three women. Three generations. Three secrets. Katie's life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she's a freak, her mother, Caroline, controls every aspect of her life, and her estranged grandmother, Mary, appears as if out of nowhere. Mary has dementia and needs lots of care, and when Katie starts putting together Mary's life story, secrets and lies are uncovered: Mary's illegitimate baby, her zest for life and freedom and men; the way she lived her life to the full yet suffered huge sacrifices along the way. As the relationship between Mary and Caroline is explored, Katie begins to understand her own mother's behavior, and from that insight, the terrors about her sexuality, her future, and her younger brother are all put into perspective. Funny, sad, honest, and wise, this powerful multigenerational novel from international bestseller Jenny Downham celebrates life like no book before.


Before We Were Free

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Before We Were Free

Author: Julia Alvarez

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 030743317X

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship. Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind. From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl’s struggle to be free.


Tony Baloney Yo Ho Ho, Halloween!

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Tony Baloney Yo Ho Ho, Halloween!

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545949351

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: Halloween is coming! This year, Tony Baloney wants to stand out in the crowd at the school Halloween parade. But can he keep his costume intact until the day of the parade? This hilarious story is great fun for anyone who's ever come up with a brilliant plan that doesn't go quite the way they envisioned...readers will delight in a treat ending-the Baloneys have a few tricks up their sleeves!


Tortilla Sun

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Tortilla Sun

Author: Jennifer Cervantes

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811879747

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: When twelve-year-old Izzy discovers a beat-up baseball marked with the words "Because magic" while unpacking in yet another new apartment, she is determined to figure out what it means. What secrets does this old ball have to tell? Her mom certainly isn't sharing anyespecially when it comes to Izzy's father, who died before Izzy was born. But when she spends the summer in her Nana's remote New Mexico village, Izzy discovers long-buried secrets that come alive in an enchanted landscape of watermelon mountains, whispering winds, and tortilla suns. Infused with the flavor of the southwest and sprinkled with just a pinch of magic, this heartfelt middle grade debut is as rich and satisfying as Nana's homemade enchiladas.


The Best Halloween Ever

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The Best Halloween Ever

Author: Barbara Robinson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062076949

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Book Summary: The Herdmans plus Halloween have always spelled disaster. Every year these six kids -- the worst in the history of Woodrow Wilson School, and possibly even the world -- wreak havoc on the whole town. They steal candy, spray-paint kids, and take anything that's not nailed down. Now the mayor has had it. He's decided to cancel Halloween. There won't be any Herdmans to contend with this year, but there won't be any candy, either. And what's Halloween without candy? And without trick-or-treating? The Herdmans manage to turn the worst Halloween ever into the best Halloween ever in this uproarious sequel to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.


Runaway Twin

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Runaway Twin

Author: Peg Kehret

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101564601

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Book Summary: Thirteen-year-old Sunny runs away from her current foster parent in search of her twin sister, from whom she was separated ten years earlier. On the way, she'll face a tornado, bullies, and a stray dog- and the fact that her sister may not be who Sunny hoped she would be.


Love, Ruby Lavender

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Love, Ruby Lavender

Author: Deborah Wiles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547351926

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

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Book Summary: Ruby Lavender used to have a good life. She and her grandmother, Miss Eula, were inseparable--they even drove the getaway car together for chickens rescued from the slaughterhouse! But this summer, Miss Eula will be in Hawaii, and Ruby's sure it'll be a lonely, empty, horrible season without her. What happens instead? Ruby makes a new friend, saves the school play, writes plenty of letters to her favorite (and only) grandmother . . . and finally stops blaming herself for her grandfather's death.


Sugar and Spice (Whatever After #10)

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Sugar and Spice (Whatever After #10)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545851084

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Book Summary: That's the way the cookie crumbles! Yum! Our magic mirror has dropped me and my brother, Jonah, into the story of Hansel and Gretel. If we're lucky, we may even get to taste the cake-house... But we didn't count on accidentally getting trapped. The real Hansel and Gretel are on the run, and Jonah and I have taken their place. And the witch is making a kid casserole for dinner... Now we have to: - Avoid being eaten - Pretend our dog is a cat - Learn to make kale smoothies - Befriend a talking duck Or we may never make it back to our home sweet home!


The Tequila Worm

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The Tequila Worm

Author: Viola Canales

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

ISBN: 030743401X

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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Book Summary: Sofia comes from a family of storytellers. Here are her tales of growing up in the barrio in McAllen, Texas, full of the magic and mystery of family traditions: making Easter cascarones, celebrating el Dia de los Muertos, preparing for quinceañera, rejoicing in the Christmas nacimiento, and curing homesickness by eating the tequila worm. When Sofia is singled out to receive a scholarship to boarding school, she longs to explore life beyond the barrio, even though it means leaving her family to navigate a strange world of rich, privileged kids. It’s a different mundo, but one where Sofia’s traditions take on new meaning and illuminate her path.


Elly: My True Story of the Holocaust

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Elly: My True Story of the Holocaust

Author: Elly Gross

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545231191

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Book Summary: Told in short, gripping chapters, this is an unforgettable true story of survival. The author was featured in Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. At just 15, her mother, and brother were taken from their Romanian town to the Auschwitz-II/Birkenau concentration camp. When they arrived at Auschwitz, a soldier waved Elly to the right; her mother and brother to the left. She never saw her family alive again. Thanks to a series of miracles, Elly survived the Holocaust. Today she is dedicated to keeping alive the stories of those who did not. Elly appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes for her involvement in bringing an important lawsuit against Volkswagen, whose German factory used her and other Jews as slave laborers.


The Teacher's Funeral

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The Teacher's Funeral

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101200480

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's latest novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Russell Culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas. To him, school has been nothing but a chain holding him back from his dreams. Maybe now that his teacher has passed on, they'll shut the school down entirely and leave him free to roam. No such luck. Russell has a particularly eventful season of schooling ahead of him, led by a teacher he never could have predicted-perhaps the only teacher equipped to control the likes of him: his sister Tansy. Despite stolen supplies, a privy fire, and more than any classroom's share of snakes, Tansy will manage to keep that school alive and maybe, just maybe, set her brother on a new, wiser course.


Armadillos Sleep in Dugouts

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Armadillos Sleep in Dugouts

Author: Pamela Munoz Ryan

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1623341884

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: Examines the different types of homes animals make, including those of river otters, peregrine falcons, and two-toed sloths. Full color.