• Watsons go to Birmingham

    by Christopher Paul Curtis Year Published:

    The Watsons set out on a family road trip where their experiences give them a newfound courage to stand up for what is right and helps them grow stronger as a family in the process.

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  • Hatchet

    by Gary Paulsen Year Published: 1987

    Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.

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  • Number the Stars

    by Lois Lowry Year Published: 1989

     A work of historical fiction by American author Lois Lowry, about the escape of a Jewish family from Copenhagen during World War II.

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  • Freak the Mighty

    by Rodman Philbrick Year Published: 1993
    Two boys – a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces – forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force.  A wonderful story of triumph over imperfection, shame, and loss.
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  • The Thief Lord

    by Cornelia Funke Year Published: 2000
    Welcome to the magical underworld of Venice, Italy. Here, hidden canals and crumbling rooftops shelter runaways and children with incredible secrets....

    After escaping from their cruel aunt and uncle, orphans Prosper and Bo meet a mysterious boy who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Clever and charming, the Thief Lord leads a band of street children who enjoy making mischief.
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  • Tuck Everlasting

    by Natalie Babbitt Year Published: 1975
    Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem.
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