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A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field! Ten-year-old Katy Gordon loves baseball, and she's good at it, too. She tries out for the 1958 Little League season in the disguise of a boy, and she gets in easily. But when the coach finds out she's a girl, he forbids her from playing. "Since the beginning of baseball as an organized sport, it has always been the sole province of male athletes, and will remain so," says the Little League director. It's not fair, and Katy, who's also learning about the Civil Rights Movement in school, recognizes this as another societal injustice. As she sets out to prove that girls can play baseball, she meets some of the little-known women who already have been fighting against that barrier for decades. But will that be enough to overturn Little League's discriminatory rules so Katy can finally play ball?Show more
Sixth-grader Milo Neal plans to do a science project on "The Complete Life Cycle of a Link in the Food Chain." But when he brings his specimen-a baby chick-to class, everyone falls in love with the cute ball of fluff. Soon she has a name: Henrietta. Not only is Henrietta the class pet, she's even chosen as mascot for the school hockey team! How can Milo finish his project, which calls for frying up his specimen and serving it to the judges of the science fair? Each day, as Henrietta gets bigger, so does Milo's dilemma. And students are hatching plans to rescue their feathered friend. Gordon Korman, author of more than 20 books for middle school and young adult audiences, based this hilarious story on his own experiences while visiting a middle school classroom. Through the talented narrators' performances, Henrietta's adventures will have you cackling with laughter.Show more
Ellen Klages' debut novel, The Green Glass Sea, was lavished with praise, including the Scott O'Dell Award for historical fiction. This sequel continues the story of science enthusiast Dewey Kerrigan, now living with her friend Suze's family in Alamogordo, New Mexico, after her father's death. Against the backdrop of America's quest for the moon, Dewey tries to find her place in the world.Show more
This first novel from Nebula Award-winning short story writer Ellen Klages was picked as a Junior Library Guild selection and named a Book Sense #1 Children's Pick. It follows a young girl named Dewey, whose father is part of a super-secret project in 1943 Los Alamos. Dewey, a gifted scientist herself, slowly realizes the implications of "the gadget" her father is working on. She and Suze, another Los Alamos child, find comfort in each other's friendship. "An intense but accessible page-turner ... history and story are drawn together with confidence."-Horn Book Magazine, starred reviewShow more
George and Kate enter Whittaker Magnet School via the "Leave No High-Scoring Child Behind" program. They quickly learn that all Whittaker students do is practice taking tests. Higher scores bring more students-and more tax money! And as if Whittaker isn't strange enough, there may be a demon roaming the halls. Acclaimed author Edward Bloor's Story Time is a darkly hilarious spoof on modern education.Show more
National Book Award winner Gloria Whelan brilliantly recreates the final days of tsarist Russia. For young Katya Ivanova, playmate to the Grand Duchesses of Russia, St.Petersburg in 1914 is a magical place. But outside the palace, changes are sweeping through the country, threatening everything and everyone Katya loves.Show more
Dilly's mom, Elspeth Dillon Howell, died when Dilly was just six. She left her daughter an Adirondack farmhouse and a letter for when Dilly was "older." Now that Dilly's old enough, the letter's missing. As Dilly searches for it in the house's many hiding places, she makes a few discoveries about the mom she never really knew. Surprisingly, Elspeth's long ago life looks a lot like Dilly's today.Show more
Last year, Masie Potter was voted most outstanding seventh grade female athlete. She is a super basketball player. But last summer, she developed a crush on classmate Eric Delong. Now her priorities have changed. She will do anything to be near Eric-even join the wrestling team. From the first, Masie gets opposition and antagonism from all sides: friends, classmates, teachers. Soon, her place on the team isn't about Eric any more. It's about determination, discipline, and perseverance. As Masie struggles against opponents on the mat, she must also deal with cruel jeers and taunts in the halls. Can Masie be a champion? Jerry Spinelli has written many popular books for young readers, including Space Station Seventh Grade and Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush? With a solid talent for creating realistic characters and dialog, he is sure to have listeners cheering for the feisty Masie as she wrestles with some of the tougher issues of peer pressure.Show more
Christina Lattimore's family is wealthy and powerful. She attends the best private high school. Yet Christina feels trapped by her family's expectations. Frustrated and angry at her situation, she pays little attention when a strange car follows her home one night. Its headlights are the last thing she remembers until she wakes up in captivity. Christina is terrified when she realizes kidnappers are holding her for ransom. But after her rescue, she faces an even greater shock. Her family thinks she was an accomplice in her own kidnapping! Can she convince them of her innocence? Joan Lowery Nixon is called the grande dame of young adult mystery writers. Winner of four Edgar Awards, she captivates her fans with this suspenseful tale that explores issues of communication and trust. Narrator Julie Dretzin dramatically portrays Christina's thoughts as she struggles to clear her name.Show more
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