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Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release: 2010-02-01
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 0545229782

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While fleeing from Mozambique to Zimbabwe to escape an unwanted marriage, Nhamo, an eleven-year-old Shona girl, struggles to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close to the luminous world of the African spirits.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release: 1996
File: 309 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780531095393

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Eleven-year-old Nhamo flees her impending marriage to a wicked man and embarks on a canoe trip to find her father, in a journey that takes her into the heart of Lake Cabora Bassa in Mozambique.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Orchard Books (NY)
Release: 1996
File: 309 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015040638051

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An insightful and uplifting memoir about a young Haitian girl in post-earthquake Haiti, and the profound, life-changing effect she had on one journalist's life. In January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people and paralyzing the country. Catherine Porter, a newly minted international reporter, was on the ground in the immediate aftermath. Moments after she arrived in Haiti, Catherine found her first story. A ragtag group of volunteers told her about a “miracle child”—a two-year-old girl who had survived six days under the rubble and emerged virtually unscathed. Catherine found the girl the next day. Her family was a mystery; her future uncertain. Her name was Lovely. She seemed a symbol of Haiti—both hopeful and despairing. When Catherine learned that Lovely had been reunited with her family, she did what any journalist would do and followed the story. The cardinal rule of journalism is to remain objective and not become personally involved in the stories you report. But Catherine broke that rule on the last day of her second trip to Haiti. That day, Catherine made the simple decision to enroll Lovely in school, and to pay for it with money she and her readers donated. Over the next five years, Catherine would visit Lovely and her family seventeen times, while also reporting on the country’s struggles to harness the international rush of aid. Each trip, Catherine's relationship with Lovely and her family became more involved and more complicated. Trying to balance her instincts as a mother and a journalist, and increasingly conscious of the costs involved, Catherine found herself struggling to align her worldview with the realities of Haiti after the earthquake. Although her dual roles as donor and journalist were constantly at odds, as one piled up expectations and the other documented failures, a third role had emerged and quietly become the most important: that of a friend. A Girl Named Lovely is about the reverberations of a single decision—in Lovely’s life and in Catherine’s. It recounts a journalist’s voyage into the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, hit by the greatest natural disaster in modern history, and the fraught, messy realities of international aid. It is about hope, kindness, heartbreak, and the modest but meaningful difference one person can make.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Catherine Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2019-02-26
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501168116

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Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-08-01
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781471120381

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In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

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Genre: Blacks
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release: 1994
File: 311 Pages
ISBN-13: 0531068293

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In 2137, 14-year-old Matt is stunned to learn that, as the clone of old El Patron, he is expected to take over as leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, where there is also a hidden cure for the ecological devastation facing the rest of the world.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-09-03
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442482548

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After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2015-06-30
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781481443081

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Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2012-11-27
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476719078

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Author: Farmer Nancy
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Release: 1998-06-12
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 8888839097

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