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Goodbye, Mr. Spalding

Written by Jennifer Robin Barr Have you ever wanted something so bad, you would do anything to get it? Jimmy has. He lives in Philadelphia just across the street from Shibe Ballpark. From his roof, you can watch a baseball game of the Philadelphia A’s. His family supplements their income by charging for tickets to …

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My Tiny Pet

Written and Illustrated by Jessie Hartland What do you do when your parents decide to downsize and don’t want to have any more pets? Especially if you really want a pet? One little girl discovered a unique solution in her science class. She found a pet her parents would let her have. It’s called a …

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Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry

Written by Dan Wetzel, Illustrated by Zeke Peña What does it take to become an NBA superstar? Stephen Curry’s life is one way to get there. In this book, Dan Wetzel explains the path he took to become a champion in the basketball world. From growing up with a basketball superstar for a dad and …

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Solving for M

Written by Jennifer Swender, Illustrated by Jennifer Naalchigar Mika just started 5th grade in middle school. Her life is changing rapidly, but surprisingly, her math class is what keeps her grounded. Her mom has a mole removed that is cancerous and the journey of this story is about how she quietly suffers through the stress …

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Orange for the Sunsets

Written by Tina Athaide Asha and Yesofu are best friends living in Uganda. There’s just one problem: Uganda’s new president has decided to expel all Indians from his country and Asha and her family are Indian. Native Ugandans want their country back. As a native Ugandan, Yesofu is confused about how he should feel. He …

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