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In June 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived and thrived on these treeless, windswept lands. Within days of the first attack, the entire native population living west of Unimak Island was gathered up and evacuated to relocation centers in the dense forests of Alaska's Southeast. With resilience, compassion, and humor, the Aleuts responded to the sorrows of upheaval and dislocation. This is the story of Vera, a young Aleut caught up in the turmoil of war. It chronicles her struggles to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environment.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2010-05-11
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 143913183X

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"Works examined include Out of the Dust, The Music of Dolphins, Letters from Rifka, A Light in the Storm, The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, and A Time of Angels. Each book involves issues of family; challenges and decisions; difficulties of life; strong, independent female characters; differences in people; and writing and the use of language. Teachers, librarians and teen readers will find this an intriguing look into the writing of Karen Hesse."--Jacket.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Rosemary Oliphant-Ingham
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release: 2005
File: 95 Pages
ISBN-13: 0810853914

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A fictionalized journal relates the experiences of a young stowaway from 1768 to 1771 aboard the Endeavor which sailed around the world under Captain James Cook.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2000-11-01
File: 319 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780689839870

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Traditionally in the West, children were expected to “know their place,” but what does this comprise in a contemporary, globalized world? Does it mean to continue to accept subordination to those larger and more powerful? Does it mean to espouse unthinkingly a notion of national identity? Or is it about gaining an awareness of the ways in which identity is derived from a sense of place? Where individuals are situated matters as much if not more than it ever has. In children’s literature, the physical places and psychological spaces inhabited by children and young adults are also key elements in the developing identity formation of characters and, through engagement, of readers too. The contributors to this collection map a broad range of historical and present-day workings of this process: exploring indigeneity and place, tracing the intertwining of place and identity in diasporic literature, analyzing the relationship of the child to the natural world, and studying the role of fantastic spaces in children’s construction of the self. They address fresh topics and texts, ranging from the indigenization of the Gothic by Canadian mixed-blood Anishinabe writer Drew Hayden Taylor to the lesser-known children’s books of George Mackay Brown, to eco-feminist analysis of contemporary verse novels. The essays on more canonical texts, such as Peter Pan and the Harry Potter series, provide new angles from which to revision them. Readers of this collection will gain understanding of the complex interactions of place, space, and identity in children’s literature. Essays in this book will appeal to those interested in Children’s Literature, Aboriginal Studies, Environmentalism and literature, and Fantasy literature.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Terri Doughty
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release: 2011-12-14
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781443836197

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Examining more than 120 titles, this book discusses the history of verse novels, analyzes key works, and considers how this increasingly popular sub-genre of young adult fiction can grapple with content that distinguishes it from traditional fiction for teens.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Brenna Friesner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2016-11-16
File: 234 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442272453

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Realizing that her father's lack of work has endangered her family, nine-year-old Juice Faulstich decides that she must return to school and learn to read in order to help their chances of surviving and keeping their house. Reprint.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release: 1999-11
File: 138 Pages
ISBN-13: 0590033832

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Genre: Beneficial insects
Author:
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Release: 1911
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCR:31210020135180

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Leanora Sutter. Esther Hirsh. Merlin Van Tornhout. Johnny Reeves . . . These characters are among the unforgettable cast inhabiting a small Vermont town in 1924. A town that turns against its own when the Ku Klux Klan moves in. No one is safe, especially the two youngest, twelve-year-old Leanora, an African-American girl, and six-year-old Esther, who is Jewish. In this story of a community on the brink of disaster, told through the haunting and impassioned voices of its inhabitants, Newbery Award winner Karen Hesse takes readers into the hearts and minds of those who bear witness.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release: 2013-03-01
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780545345941

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A girl raised by dolphins must choose between two worlds in this critically acclaimed novel about what it means to be a human being.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Karen Hesse
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release: 2016-08-30
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781338113556

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1910. Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a “doffers” on their mothers’ looms in the mill. Grace’s mother is the best worker, fast and powerful, and Grace desperately wants to help her. But she’s left handed and doffing is a right-handed job. Grace’s every mistake costs her mother, and the family. She only feels capable on Sundays, when she and Arthur receive special lessons from their teacher. Together they write a secret letter to the Child Labor Board about underage children working in Pownal. A few weeks later a man with a camera shows up. It is the famous reformer Lewis Hine, undercover, collecting evidence for the Child Labor Board. Grace’s brief acquaintance with Hine and the photos he takes of her are a gift that changes her sense of herself, her future, and her family’s future. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Elizabeth Winthrop
Publisher: Yearling
Release: 2008-12-18
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307518224

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