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Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan

Whelan, Gloria. Homeless Bird. 212p. Harper Collins. 2000. ISBN:  978-0-06-440819-6. Homeless Bird, a National Book Award winner,  is a beautifully written story about a 13-year-old Hindu girl, Koly, living in India.  As is the custom, her marriage is arranged for … Continue reading

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The Watson’s Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Curtis, Christopher Paul.  The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963.  210 p.  Delacorte Press.  1995.  ISBN 978-0-385-32175-4. Have you ever read a book that you just know is going to stay with you for a long, long time? The Watsons Go to … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Alexie, Sherman.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.  229p.  Little, Brown.  2007.  ISBN 978-0-316-01368-0.Arnold Spirit, Jr., nicknamed Junior, is an American Indian living on a Spokane, Washington reservation.  He was born with encephalitis (water on the brain), and … Continue reading

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Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

Perkins, Mitali.  Illustrated by Jamie Hogan. Rickshaw Girl.  91 p.  Charlesbridge.  2007.  ISBN 978-1-58089-308-4. Imagine if you were forbidden to do something because you were a boy or a girl.  Imagine if you were a girl that wanted to help her … Continue reading

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