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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Theodore Taylor
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On board pages
Topics: Alphabet, Stories in rhyme, Toy and movable books
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
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by Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
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Topics: United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Intelligence officers, Assassins, World politics
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by Konigsburg, E. L
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Published by arrangement with Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, Friendship, Schools, Contests, People with disabilities,...
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by Ben Carson
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by Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
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A novel of Israel
Topics: Exodus 1947 (Ship), Jews, Holocaust survivors, Jewish refugees, Juifs
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by Neil Strauss
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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Topics: French language, English language
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Topics: Composers, Compositeurs, Komponist, Biographie
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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by Deveraux, Jude
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by Morrison, Toni
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Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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by The Reader's Digest Association
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A man called Peter, by C. Marshall.--The sea around us, by R.L. Carson.--The crime of the century, by J.E. Hoover.--Cheaper by the dozen, by F.B. Gilbreth, Jr., and E.G. Carey.--The will to live, by A.A. Hutschnecker.--Yankee from Olympus, by C.D. Bowen.--Step right up! By D. Mannix.--Wind, sand and stars, by A. de Saint Exupéry.--Little Britches, by R. Moody.--I leap over the wall, by M. Baldwin.--Life of an American workman, by W.P. Chrysler.--Kon-Tiki, by T. Heyerdahl.--The long, long...
Topics: Literature, Modern, American literature
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A Junior Library Guild selection
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Topics: Middle schools, Schools, Families, Diaries, Middle schools, Schools, Family life, Diaries, Humorous...
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by Krentz, Jayne Ann
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Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2008
Topics: Psychic ability, Psychic ability
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by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Williams, Garth
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"First Scholastic printing, Feb. 1993"--P. [32]
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Includes index
Topics: Accounting, Accounting
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by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Charlip, Remy, ill; Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990, donor. DLC
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When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave
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Topics: Death, Death
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by Simone Elkeles
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Isaacson, Walter
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 805-904)
Topics: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, Statesmen, Scientists, Inventors, Printers, Large type books
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by Scarry, Richard
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"Preschool-grade 1"--Cover
Topics: Pirates, Animals, Pirates, Animals
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 6"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character), Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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by Jeffries, Sabrina; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"At eighteen, Charlotte Page made a life-altering mistake. She wronged a man in an impulsive act that she came to deeply regret, though it led her to her present life as Mrs. Charlotte Harris, owner of Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies. Unbeknownst to her, that man is now her anonymous benefactor, the mysterious 'Cousin Michael.' His masquerade began as preparation for a devastating revenge, but became a labor of love. Now Charlotte desperately needs his help. Can he save her from...
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Private schools
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by Achebe, Chinua; Innes, Catherine Lynette
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A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Topics: Short stories, African (English), Short stories, African, Manners and customs, Short stories,...
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by Overstreet, H. A. (Harry Allen), 1875-1970
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Part one: Introductory techniques. I. The key problem: capturing the attention -- II. The appeal to wants -- III. The problem of vividness -- IV. The psychology of effective speaking -- V. The psychology of effective writing -- VI. Crossing the interest dead-line -- VII. Making ideas stick
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Psychology, Applied, Gedrag, Interpersoonlijke beïnvloeding
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by MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
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Topic: American poetry
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by James Baldwin
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Topic: Reading Level-Adult
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by Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959
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"Originally published as The Raymond Chandler omnibus"--T.p. verso
Topics: Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character), Detective and mystery stories, American
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by Toni Morrison
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Auel, Jean M
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Ayla (Fictitious character), Glacial epoch
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by Camus, Albert, 1913-1960; Gilbert, Stuart, tr
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Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran
Topics: Plague, Plague
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by Stephen King
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Presents the names of animal babies, parents, and groups, for example, a baby kangaroo is a joey, its mother is a flyer, its father is a boomer, and a group of kangaroos is a troop, mob, or herd
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Topic: Animals
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-381) and index
Topics: Object-oriented programming (Computer science), Computer software, Software patterns, Computacao...
Source: binns
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by Chevallier, Andrew
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322) and indexes
Topics: Materia medica, Vegetable, Medicinal plants, Herbs
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by Hagee, John; Hagee, Diana. What every woman wants in a man
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Texts bound back-to-back and inverted
Topics: Marriage, Spouses
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by Cooper, William David; Helfrick, Albert D
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Electric measurements, Electric meters, Electronic measurements, Electronic instruments
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by Coon, Carleton S. (Carleton Stevens), 1904-1981
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Bibliography: p. [685]-710
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Topics: Human evolution, Prehistoric peoples, Race, Anthropology, Ethnology, Evolution, Homme,...
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by John Green (1977- )
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Mead, Richelle
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Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots
Topics: Vampires, High schools, Magic, Social classes, Vampires, High schools, Schools, Magic, Social...
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by McCully, Emily Arnold
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"First Scholastic printing, September 1993"--T.p. verso
Topics: Tightrope walking, Tightrope walking
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by Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim
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With a new preface by the author
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-229) and index
Topic: Motivation (Psychology)
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by Patricia Mccormick
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Topics: Social Issues - Sexual Abuse, Social Issues - General, General, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books...
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe
Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Islands, Humorous stories
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by Podendorf, Illa; Borja, Robert
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One hundred and one experiments that answer student's questions concerning basic scientific concepts
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Topics: Science, Science, Experiments
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by Bushnell, Candace
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A chronicle of the mating habits and rituals of America's cultural elite offers a look at topics including sex clubs, suburban sexuality, and celebrity affairs
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Dating (Social customs), Sex customs
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by Guterson, David
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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar...
Topics: Japanese Americans, Trials (Murder), Journalists
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by Haldeman, Joe W
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Topics: Space warfare, Space and time, Aging
Source: binns
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by Card, Orson Scott
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Sequel: Ender's Shadow
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Halley, Henry Hampton, 1874-1965, compiler
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First ed. published in 1924
Topics: Bible, Church history
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Reprint. Previously published: A beautiful mind : a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, 1994. 1st Touchstone ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999
Topics: Nash, John F., 1928-, Mathematicians, Mentally ill, Schizophrenics, Schizophrenia, Mathematics
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by Higashino, Keigo, 1958-; Smith, Alexander O
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Topic: Fiction
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Originally published: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1992
Topic: Horror tales
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Step-by-step instructions for drawing people and animals using a minimum of line and circle combinations
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Topics: Drawing, Orange (Color) in art, Drawing
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky
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Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
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by Deveraux, Jude
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In eighteenth-century Virginia, despite her poverty Leah Simmons struggles to achieve her dream of marriage to Wesley Stanford
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Urrea, Luis Alberto
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Includes index
Topics: Human smuggling, Illegal aliens
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by Timoshenko, Stephen, 1878-1972; Young, D. H. (Donovan Harold), 1904- joint author
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Includes problems with answers
Topic: Dynamics
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by Niven, Larry
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by Gavin De Becker
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Topics: Violence -- Psychological aspects, Victims of violent crimes -- Psychology, Women -- Crimes...
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by Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974
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"An Atlantic monthly press book."
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by Hitchens, Christopher
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"In the book that he quite possibly was born to write, provocateur and bestselling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person pitched at an angle of passionate disagreement against the lazy consensus than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways?" "This book explores the entire range of "contrary...
Topics: Conformity, Dissenters, Radicalism, Maatschappijkritiek, Dissenters
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by Den Hartog, J...P. aut
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Bibliografija: str. 433-436
Topic: strojnistvo mehanika nihanje ucbenik za visje in visoke sole
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Sequel: Yo!
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
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Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century
Topics: Einwanderer, Ragtime
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by Marsden, Jerrold E; Tromba, Anthony J; Weinstein, Alan
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Includes index
Topics: Integrals, Calculus
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by Suzanne Collins
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Kurt Vonnegut
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by Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007
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Rand al'Thor is the Dragon Reborn - able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it. Rand knows only that he must face the Dark One in a battle to the death. Ahead of him lies the next great test for...the Dragon Reborn.
Topics: Fiction - Fantasy, Fantasy, Fantasy - Epic, Fantasy - Series, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Rand...
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by Boegehold, Betty Virginia Doyle; Borgo, Deborah Colvin, ill; Berk, Bernice
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When her parents decide to get a divorce, Casey is very unhappy, wonders if it is her fault, and tries a plan to get them back together
Topics: Divorce, Divorce