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A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket by Deborah Hopkinson Grades 4 & up After an unfortunate incident in their small town in Italy, Rocco’s parents sell him to a Padrone, a man who will bring him to … Continue reading

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Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain by Russell Freedman Grades 4 & up Angel Island, off the coast of San Francisco, was known as the Ellis Island of the West Coast. Primarily serving immigrants from Asia, it has a much … Continue reading

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Landed

Landed by Milly Lee Grades 3-5 This is an excellent book for 4th graders studying Chinese immigration to America! When Sun turns 12, his father starts the preparations to bring him to America like his brothers. Sun’s father is a … Continue reading

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Zombie Baseball Beatdown

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi I am not a fan of zombie literature, and I was pleasantly surprised with the depth of the story line in this book. While it does have the requisite zombie fight scenes, there are … Continue reading

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