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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 Casey Fitts Hawley
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by Debbie Macomber.
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by Simon Johnson
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by Slavnikova, Olga; Schwartz, Marian
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In the year 2017 in Russia--exactly 100 years after the revolution--poets and writers are obsolete, class distinctions are painfully sharp, and spirits intervene in the lives of humans from their home high in the mythical Riphean Mountains
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by J. Kirk Boyd
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Jones, Brian, 1942-1969, Hendrix, Jimi, Joplin, Janis, Morrison, Jim, 1943-1971, Cobain, Kurt,...
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by Carter, Ernessa
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"The deftly wry, deeply romantic story of Davie Jones -- an "ugly duckling" from small-town Mississippi with a voice like Tina Turner, who escapes to Los Angeles to try to make it big, and risks losing her soul along the way to finding her fairy tale ending"--Provided by publisher
Topic: Women singers
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Includes index
Topics: Quick and easy cooking, Entertaining
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by Fornatale, Pete, 1945-2012; Corbett, Bernard; Fornatale, Peter Thomas, 1972-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-272)
Topics: Rolling Stones, Rolling Stones, Rock musicians, Rock groups
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by Child, Lee
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Originally published: New York : Delacorte Press, ©2009
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Topics: Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character), Retired military personnel, Witnesses, Assassins, Winter...
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by Williams, Karen Lynn; Cooper, Floyd, ill
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When his father tells him not to leave the lion he is drawing on the beach, a little boy starts making a very, very long tail--and a trail to follow back
Topics: Beaches, Drawing, Fathers and sons
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by Schraff, Anne E
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When Kevin Walker transfers to Tubman High after the death of his mother, he decides to keep his painful past a secret and remain a loner to avoid the scrutiny of others. But his star turn on the track team brings him attention and friends who may betray his trust
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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by Antwone Quenton Fisher
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by Winkler, Henry, 1945-; Oliver, Lin; Jesse Joshua Watson
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As he is preparing to attend middle school, Hank, who has learning differences and academic difficulties, gets an unexpected opportunity to audition for a performing arts school where his creativity and humor will be appreciated and nurtured
Topics: Individuality, Learning disabilities, Schools, Humorous stories
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by Smallman, Phyllis
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John Ray Leenders, the brutal man who tried to rape Sherri Travis when she was thirteen, is back in Jacaranda, living with the single mother of a teenage daughter. Sherri does not want to get involved and tries hard to ignore what she sees happening to Lacey, but it's impossible to look away. Then Sherri's father, Tully Jenkins, also reappears in her life, dragging Sherri deep into the swamp in search of alligator poachers
Topics: Bars (Drinking establishments), Fathers and daughters, Stepfathers, Child sexual abuse, Family...
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by Phillips, Richard, 1956-; Talty, Stephan
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Tells the dramatic life-and-death tale of the Vermont native who, in April of 2009, was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shores
Topics: Phillips, Richard, 1956-, Maersk Alabama (Ship), Hijacking of ships, Merchant mariners, Ship...
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by Crawford, Isis
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Originally published: New York : Kensington Books, c2009
Topics: Simmons, Bernie (Fictitious character : Crawford), Simmons, Libby (Fictitious character), Caterers...
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by Brunstetter, Wanda E
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Includes discussion questions and recipes
Topics: Deaf, Amish
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by Straub, Peter, 1943-
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The incomparable master of horror and suspense returns with a powerful, brilliantly terrifying novel that redefines the genre in original and unexpected ways.The charismatic and cunning Spenser Mallon is a campus guru in the 1960s, attracting the devotion and demanding sexual favors of his young acolytes. After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were...
Topics: High school students, Psychic trauma, Rites and ceremonies, Good and evil, Nineteen sixties, High...
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by Theroux, Paul
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When Jerry Delfont, a travel writer with writer's block, receives a letter from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger, with news of a scandal involving an Indian friend of her son's, he is sufficiently intrigued to pursue the story. Who is the dead boy found on the floor of a cheap hotel room, how and why did he die?
Topics: Travel writers, Americans, Americans, Travel writers
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by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
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"An Otto Penzler book."
Topics: Teenage girls, Rich people, Suspense fiction
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by Sutton, Roger; Parravano, Martha V
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Topics: Children's literature, Children, Young adults, Reading
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by Leal, Ann Haywood
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As their mother's manic-depression grows worse, eleven-year-old Esther and her sister Ruth visit various churches hoping to find their father, a preacher named Ezekiel who left them seven years before in 1966
Topics: Sisters, Manic-depressive illness, Mental illness, Family problems, Single-parent families, Missing...
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by Moore, Lorrie
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Topic: Large type books
Source: removedNEL
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by Treasure Hernandez
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Topics: African Americans, Street life, Fiction
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by Nikki Grimes
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by Mark Griffin
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Roanoke Colony, Roanoke Island (N.C.) -- History
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by Camp, Candace; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes an excerpt from A Gentleman Always Remembers
Topics: Sisters, Americans, Upper class, Mate selection, Family secrets, Aristocracy (Social class)
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by Enoch, Suzanne
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"Theresa Weller understands the rules of decorum, and is appalled when Colonel Bartholomew James disrupts a perfectly civilized dinner. This rude, insensitive man is the complete opposite of everything a gentleman should be--but with one searing kiss, Tess can think of no one else. . . . Aggravated beyond bearing by a man who speaks his mind, Tess wishes there was a guide to men like Bartholomew. Surely, with such an assortment of handsome, polite suitors to choose from, Tess should not...
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Lawton, John, 1949-
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A novel set before, during, and after World War II follows the loosely parallel lives of an Austrian cellist, Meret Voytek, whose orchestra becomes part of the Hitler Youth, and Hungarian physist Karel Szabo, who is recruited by the Americans to help build the atomic bomb
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Violoncellists, Physicists, Murder, World War, 1939-1945, Violoncellists,...
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by Hamilton, Barbara, 1951-
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An Abigail Adams mystery
Topics: Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818, Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818, Sons of Liberty, Sons of Liberty, Lawyers'...
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by Mary Balogh
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by Franklin, Ariana
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Series from jacket
Topics: Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189, Aguilar, Adelia (Fictitious character), Women physicians
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Ages 8-12
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Topics: Mason, Joseph, 1807-1883, Audubon, John James, 1785-1851, Mice, Human-animal relationships,...
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by Gallo, Lisa; Thomas, Laura (Laura Dianna), ill
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"Strawberry Shortcake"--Cover
Topics: Hiking, Picnics
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by Lescroart, John T
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Originally published: New York : Dutton, 2009
Topics: Hardy, Dismas (Fictitious character), Glitsky, Abe (Fictitious character), Hardy, Dismas (Fictional...
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Topics: Amish, Families, Life change events, Pregnant women, Childbirth
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by Bateman, Tracey Victoria
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"9 historical Christmas romances from America's great plains."
Topics: Christmas stories, American, Christian fiction, American, Christian fiction, American, Christmas...
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by Leon, Donna
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Maps on endpapers
Topics: Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character), Police
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by Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013
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Amelia and Emerson follow an expedition searching for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem. Besides suspecting the leader of the expedition of inept excavation practices, they believe him to be secretly working for German intelligence
Topics: Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character), Women archaeologists, Peabody, Amelia, Emerson, Radcliffe,...
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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The passionate story of a maid of honor at Queen Victoria's court who is forced to wed the royal spy who seduced her--by mistake
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Romance -- Authors, A-Z -- ( L ) --...
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by Rohde, David, 1967-; Mulvihill, Kristen
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-352) and index
Topics: Rohde, David, 1967-, Mulvihill, Kristen, Taliban, Hostages, Journalists, Afghan War, 2001-
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Includes bibliographical references (page 128) and index
Topic: Christian saints
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by Authors mixed
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Topics: City and town life -- Fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Kansas -- Fiction
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by Mary Balogh
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by Rosnay, Tatiana de, 1961-
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It's been thirty years since Antonie's and Melanie's mother died. But when a visit to the sea at Noirmoutier Island triggers painful memories of their haunting childhood--and Melanie lies in the hospital recovering from a near fatal accident--Antoine must confront his past and also his troubled relationships with his own children
Topics: Brothers and sisters, Family secrets
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by Stead, Philip Christian; Stead, Erin E., ill
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"A Neal Porter book."
Topics: Zoo keepers, Zoo animals
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In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two members of the local newspaper staff set out to investigate the crime. Together, these very different Scots harbor deep and troubling secrets underneath their polished and respectable veneers
Topics: Boys, Journalists, City and town life, Mystery
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by Brenda Woods
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Topics: High schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction
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by Barnard, Robert
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Subtitle from dust jacket
Topics: Abduction, Mothers and sons, Jewish children, Jewish refugees
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by Lynn Kurland
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by Wilson, Leah; Harris, Charlaine. Sookie Stackhouse southern vampire mystery
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"Completely unauthorized"--Cover
Topics: True blood (Television program), Stackhouse, Sookie (Fictitious character), Vampires on television,...
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by Lelic, Simon
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First published as Rupture by Picador, London, 2010
Topics: School shootings, Teachers, Murder, Women detectives
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by Bondoux, Anne-Laure; Maudet, Y
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In the early 1990s, a boy with a mysterious past and the woman who cares for him endure a five-year journey across the war-torn Caucasus and Europe, weathering hardships and welcoming unforgettable encounters with other refugees searching for a better life
Topics: Refugees, War, Secrets, Survival
Truth or lies -- Three friends -- Coming to America -- Shah Raft : the revolution -- The invincible Imam -- A funeral and a wedding -- Evin prison -- Commitments -- The prayer -- Code name: Wally -- Tricks of the trade -- Training for espionage -- A spy returns home -- Brothers in arms -- Hope and peril -- Hejab -- The torch is passed -- The radical -- Suspicions -- Another martyr -- Too close to home -- Far from home -- God's house -- Brother, my brother -- Leaving home -- Back into the cold...
Topics: Kahlili, Reza, Kahlili, Reza, Kahlili, Reza, United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Sipāh-i...
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First published: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2008
Topics: Wood, Julian (Fictitious character), Dunn, Mara (Fictitious character), Women interior decorators,...
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by Jerkins, Grant
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Topics: Married people, Mentally ill, People with mental disabilities, Murder, Family secrets
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by Kaminsky, Stuart M
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Topics: Rostnikov, Porfiry Petrovich (Fictitious character), Police, Serial murders, Police, Rostnikov,...
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by Alt, Madelyn
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Topics: Witches, City and town life
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When Denis Lipman returns to the East End of London with his new American wife, she declares each year's trip has to be enjoyed. Against his will our expat becomes a tourist in his homeland renting quaint cottages, visiting outrageous relatives, meeting quirky locals, and discovering the English countryside isn't so bad after all
Topics: TRAVEL, Manners and customs, Travel
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by McFadyen, Cody
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Reprint. Originally published: c2009
Topics: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Barrett, Smoky (Fictitious character), Murder for...
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by Pogue, David, 1963-
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After eleven-year-old Abby discovers that she has a completely useless magical power, she finds herself at a magic camp where her hope of finding others like herself is realized, but when a select group is taken to a different camp, a sinister plot comes to light
Topics: Magic, Camps, Ability, Family life
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by Barnholdt, Lauren
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Young Adult
Topics: Honesty, Poker, Gambling, High schools, Schools, Honesty, Poker, Gambling, High schools, Schools,...
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by Lynch, Janet Nichols, 1952-
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Ages 15 up
Topics: Love, Wrestling, High schools, Schools, Mexican Americans
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by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
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Topics: Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction, Cats -- Fiction, Science fiction, Humorous stories
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by [translated by Michael Brunelle and Beatriz Cortabarria].
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The possibility of crazy -- The gift that kept on talking -- How to get a job while still a minor -- Radio men and a steek! -- Birth of an old fart -- Better five years late than one day early -- The instant family plus Star trek nirvana -- Moving forward? not exactly -- A little terrorist in the best damn chapter -- To the stars and back times infinity -- Is this a hockey arena?
Topics: Dunham, Jeff, 1962-, Comedians, Ventriloquists, Ventriloquism
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by Anna Jarzab
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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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Topics: Teenage girls, Vampires, Witches
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When second-grader Alvin Ho is invited to a birthday party given by a girl, his fear of everything causes him to dread going
Topics: Fear, Self-confidence, Parties, Interpersonal relations, Schools, Chinese Americans
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by Fox, Michael J.
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Topics: Biographies & Memoirs -- Arts & Literature -- Entertainers, Biographies & Memoirs --...
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by Wilson, K. (Kevin), 1958-; Wauson, Jennifer; American Management Association
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Commercial correspondence, Business writing, English language
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by Flynn, Vince, 1966-2013
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Follow Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first explosive counterterrorism assignment
Topics: Rapp, Mitch (Fictitious character), Terrorism, Intelligence officers, Rapp, Mitch (Fictitious...
The host of "Way Too Early with Willie Geist" skewers America's ongoing parade of giant pop culture personalities, including Sarah Palin, Bernie Madoff, Rod Blagojevich, Miley Cyrus, Jon and Kate Gosselin, and the "Balloon Boy."
Topics: Celebrities, Popular culture, Celebrities, Celebrities, Popular culture