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Boston Public Library Jordan Collection

Alice Jordan was the first Supervisor of Children’s Services in the Boston Public Library. Historic, contemporary, and international titles are included with the complete works of authors and illustrators represented as well as various editions of fairy tales and old and new classics. The collection contains picture books, fiction, non-fiction, toy and moveable books from the infant to the teen level from the 19th century to the present day. Foreign language material from 80 countries is represe...



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xliv, 947 pages ; 26 cm
Topics: Troubles mentaux -- diagnostic, Troubles mentaux -- classification, Klassifikation,...
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by Alison Bechdel
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Yang, Gene Luen; Pien, Lark, ill
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Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
Topics: Graphic novels, Chinese Americans, Identity, Schools, Cartoons and comics
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by Hinds, Gareth, 1971-; Homer. Odyssey
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Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War
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Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Classics by Age, Children's Books -- Literature -- Science...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239)
Topic: Authorship
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by Saidiya Hartman
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by Ende, Michael; Quadflieg, Roswitha
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Translation of: Die unendliche Geschichte
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by Chin, Frank, 1940-
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On the eve of the Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown, twelve-year-old Donald Duk attempts to deal with his comical name and his feelings for his cultural heritage
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Topics: Chinese Americans, Chinese Americans
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by Whitten, Kenneth W
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System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Windows 98, NT 4, ME, 2000; Macintosh OS8.5.1 or Higher, Power Mac
Topics: Chemistry - General, Science, Science/Mathematics, Chemistry
Source: removedNEL
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by Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400
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xlvii, 1327 p. : 26 cm
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by Hubbell, Will
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In the course of one year, a jack-o-lantern, discarded after Halloween, decomposes in the backyard and eventually grows new pumpkins from its seeds
Topics: Preschool Picture Story Books, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction, Children:...
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by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-; Zimmer, Dirk, ill
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Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries
Topics: Tales, Horror tales, Children's stories, Folklore, Horror stories, Ghosts, Short stories
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by Doty, Jean Slaughter, 1924-
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A young girl and her pony become involved in the horse show circuit when she gets a job helping out at a nearby stable and riding school
Topics: Ponies, Ponies, Horse shows
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
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Topic: Fantasy
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by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- edt aui; Atwan, Robert. edt
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-590)
Topics: American essays, Essays
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by Rutkoski, Marie, author
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405 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Secrets -- Juvenile fiction, Fantasy -- Fiction, Secrets -- Fiction, Love -- Fiction
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by Doty, Jean Slaughter, 1924-
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Her pony's accident provides Cassie with an introduction to show horses
Topic: Horses
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by Jeter, K. W
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Topics: Interplanetary voyages, Space ships
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by Cliff, Michelle
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"First Plume printing, September, 1995"--T.p. verso
Topic: Feminism
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by L'Engle, Madeleine
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Newbery Award, 1963
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
Source: removedNEL
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by Niane, Djibril Tamsir
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xxiv, 96 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Keita, Soundiata, -1255 -- Legends, Keita, Soundiata, -1255, Legends -- Mali, Mandingo (African...
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Topic: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Having long indulged himself in daydreams more exciting than his mundane life as a carpet merchant, Abdullah unexpectedly purchases a magic carpet and his life changes dramatically as his daydreams come true and dangerous adventures become daily fare
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Fantasy, Fantasy
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by Collicott, Sharleen
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House dreams -- Garden dreams -- Mouse dreams
Topics: Houses, Mice, Family - New Baby, Juvenile Easy Readers, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 4-8...
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by Lenburg, Jeff
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 562) and index
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Topics: Animated films, Animated films
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by O'Connell, Jennifer Barrett
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A witch tries to scare ten ghosts out of the haunted house where they live, but in the end, they play a trick on her
Topics: Witches, Ghosts, Haunted houses, Counting, Halloween
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by Davis, Natalie Zemon, 1928-; Guerre, Martin, fl. 1539-1560; Du Tilh, Arnault, d. 1560
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Tells the story of a sixteenth-century French imposter who convinced a peasant woman and her family that he was her missing husband
Topics: Du Tilh, Arnault, d. 1560, Du Tilh, Arnaud, d. 1560, Trials (Impostors and imposture), Impostors...
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by LeSieg, Theo., 1904-1991; Booth, George, 1926- ill
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Drawings and verse point out the many things that are wrong one wacky Wednesday
Topics: Counting, Stories in rhyme, Counting
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by Niane, Djibril Tamsir; Chappell, David W., 1940-2004; Jones, Jim, 1953-
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Translated from the french
Topics: History: World, History, Literature - Classics / Criticism, Textbooks, General, Literary Criticism...
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by Mo Willems
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Topics: Pigeons -- Juvenile fiction, Bus drivers -- Juvenile fiction
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xlvi, 1263 pages : 29 cm
Topics: Biology, Biology, biology, Biology, Biologi, biologi, lærebøker, cellebiologi, genetikk,...
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by Katsu, Kokichi, 1802-1850
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176)
Topics: Katsu, Kokichi, 1802-1850, Samurai, Manners and customs, Samouraïs, Manners and customs, Samurai,...
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by Lenore Look
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Topics: Fear -- Fiction, Self-confidence -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Chinese Americans -- Fiction,...
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves...
Topics: Mothers and daughters, Teenage girls, Coming of age
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by Lucas, George, 1944- Star wars; Glut, Donald F. Empire strikes back; Kahn, James. Return of the Jedi
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"A Del Rey book."
Topics: Fiction, Fiction - Science Fiction, Media Tie-In - General, Science Fiction - Star Wars, Fiction /...
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by Huff, Darrell
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Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to fool rather than inform
Topics: Statistics, Statistiek, Statistieken, Statistische betrouwbaarheid, Estatística
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by Achebe, Chinua
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[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ...Uniquely ...African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover
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Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
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by Newman, Lesléa, author
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xi, 111 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Wyoming -- Laramie, Laramie, Wyo. -- Fiction, Gay men -- Fiction, Laramie (Wyo.) -- Juvenile...
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by Dixon, Franklin W.
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The Hardy brothers try to find out who is behind a rash of automobile thefts that are occurring on Shore Road just outside of Bayport
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Topic: Detective and mystery stories
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by Allard, Harry, 1928-; Marshall, James, 1942-1992
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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute
Topics: Schools, Courtesy, Blind, School stories
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by Dahl, Roald
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1 online resource (161 pages :
Topics: Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Chocolate -- Juvenile fiction, Behavior -- Fiction, Humorous...
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by Levine, Ellen
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40 unnumbered pages : 29 cm
Topics: Brown, Henry Box, 1815 or 1816- -- Juvenile fiction, Brown, Henry Box, 1815 or 1816- -- Fiction,...
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by Pierce, Tamora
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When she is sent as part of the delegation from Tortall to negotiate a peace treaty with Carthak, fifteen-year-old Daine must use her powers to communicate with animals for more than healing the Carthak emperor's dying birds
Topics: Fantasy, Human-animal communication, Supernatural
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by L'Engle, Madeleine
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Topic: Science fiction
Source: removedNEL
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by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: Mohawk Indians, Indians of North America, Brothers and sisters, Twins, Twins, Mohawk Indians
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by Clare, Cassandra
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485 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Horror fiction, Paranormal fiction, Demonology -- Juvenile fiction, Supernatural -- Fiction,...
Source: removedNEL
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"Young Scott books."
Topics: Fiction, Humorous Stories, Classics, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction, Children:...
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Gordon Korman
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Topics: Academic Literacy, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading...
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by Condé, Maryse
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Translation of: Moi, Tituba, sorcière
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Topics: Tituba, Trials (Witchcraft), Women, Black
Source: removedNEL
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by Buyea, Rob
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Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, Interpersonal relations, Teachers, Schools, Families, Family life,...
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by Dahl, Roald; Blake, Quentin, ill
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by Khanduri, Kamini; Hancock, David; Cleaver, Ian
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Originally published: London : Usborne Publishing, 1995
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Topics: World history, Puzzles
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by Dorros, Arthur; Kleven, Elisa, ill
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While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City. In a fantastic daydream, Rosalba imagines that she and her grandmother take a journey over Manhattan. They fly high above the city among flocks of birds and observe the city's parks, rivers, landmarks, and streets. Splendid collages transform the city into a rich mosaic of buildings, people, and places
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Topics: Imagination, Flight, Hispanic Americans, Grandmothers, Flight
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by Pierce, Tamora
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"A Jean Karl book."
Topics: Fantasy, Alanna (Fictitious character : Pierce)
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by Schaefer, Valorie Lee; Bendell, Norm, ill
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"American girl library."
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Topics: Girls, Grooming for girls, Girls, Grooming
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by Hannah Arendt
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Topics: Eichmann, Adolf, -- 1906-1962., Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), War crime trials -- Jerusalem.
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Includes index
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Topics: Internet & communications, Reference works, Encyclopedias, Juvenile, History - General,...
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by Silverstein, Shel
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A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return
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Topics: Trees, Trees
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by Wiley, Melissa; Andreasen, Dan, ill
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Living with her family in Roxbury, Massachusetts, five-year-old Charlotte Tucker, who would grow up to become the grandmother of Laura Ingalls Wilder, feels the effects of the War of 1812
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Topics: Tucker, Charlotte, Tucker, Charlotte, Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1867-1957, Family life
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by Aeschylus; Foley, Helene P., 1942-; Meineck, Peter, 1967-
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Includes bibliographical references(p. 161-166)
Topics: Aeschylus Translations into English, Agamemnon (Greek mythology) Drama, Electra (Greek mythology)...
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by Mondale, Sarah, editor; Patton, Sarah B., editor; Streep, Meryl, writer of foreword; Tyack, David, writer of introduction; Anderson, James D., writer of introduction; Cuban, Larry, writer of introduction; Kaestle, Carl F., writer of introduction; Ravitch, Diane, writer of introduction; Bernard, Sheila Curran
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Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I : 1770-1900 : Common school ; introduction / Carl F. Kaestle -- Educated citizen -- Part II : 1900-1950 : As American as public school ; introduction / Diane Ravitch -- You are an American -- Part III : 1950-1980 : Separate and unequal ; introduction / James D. Anderson -- Why don't you go to school with us? -- Part IV : 1980-2000 : Bottom line ; introduction / Larry Cuban -- Nation at risk?
Topics: Education, Public schools, Geschichte, Öffentliche Schule, Geschichte, Öffentliche Schule
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by Sharon Creech
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Topic: Poetry -- Juvenile fiction
Source: removedNEL
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by David, Peter (Peter Allen)
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Topics: Star Trek fiction, Science fiction
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by Van Allsburg, Chris
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A witch's worn-out broom serves a widow well, until her neighbors decide the thing is wicked and dangerous
Topics: Brooms and brushes, Magic
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by Pike, Christopher
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An Archway paperback
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Eric Carle
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Topics: Spiders -- Juvenile fiction, Spider webs -- Juvenile fiction, Domestic animals -- Juvenile fiction,...
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by Ellenberger, Henri F. (Henri Frédéric), 1905-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry, Psiquiatria, Psychanalyse, Psychiatrie, Psychiatrie, Psychiatry
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by Lorde, Audre
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Poetry, Feminism, Lesbianism, Afro-American women
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Famines, Famines, Famines, Famines, Imperialism, Economic development
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by Tan, Shaun
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A Junior Library Guild selection
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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117 pages : 22 cm
Topics: New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction, New York (State) -- New York, African Americans -- Juvenile...
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by Doreen Cronin
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Topics: Picture books, Typewriters, Domestic animals, Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction, Juvenile Fiction,...
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by Gibson, William, 1948-
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Hugo award book, 1985; Nebula award ; Philip K. Dick award
Topics: Computer hackers, Business intelligence, Information superhighway, Nervous system, Conspiracies
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by P.D. Eastman
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