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Contains the keyword Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2009

McCully EA. Manjiro : the boy who risked his life for two countries. Vol 1st. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux; 2008. Abstract

ages 8-12; book level 4.9; historical fiction

Henson H, Small D. That Book Woman. Vol 1st. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 2008. Abstract

Lexile measure 920; Ages 6-11; Book level 4.3; Historical fiction

Pearson M. The adoration of Jenna Fox. Vol 1st. New York: Henry Holt; 2008. Abstract

Lexile measure 570; ages 14-18; book level 3.8; science fiction and fantasy

Bryant J. Ringside, nineteen twenty-five. Vol 1st. New York: Alfred A. Knopf; 2008. Abstract

Ages 12-up; Book level 6.6; Historical fiction

Kuklin S. No choirboy: Murder, violence, and teenagers on death row. Vol 1st. New York: Henry Holt and Co.; 2008. Abstract

"Until recently, only eight countries in the world still sentenced people younger than eighteen to death for their crimes -- Iran, China, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, and the United States of America. No Choirboy takes readers into American prisons and allows inmates sentenced to death as teenagers to speak for themselves. In their own voices - raw and uncensored - they talk about their lives in prison and share their thoughts and feelings about how they ended up there. Susan Kuklin also gets inside the system, exploring capital punishment itself and the intricacies and inequities of criminal justice in the United States. This is a searing, unforgettable read, one that could change the way we think about crime and punishment." Lexile measure 690; ages 14-up; book level 5.2; nonfiction

Zenatti V, Hunter A. A bottle in the Gaza Sea. Vol 1st U.S. New York, N.Y.: Bloomsbury; 2008. Abstract

ages 13-18; book level 5.8

Fletcher C. Ten cents a dance. Vol 1st U.S. New York: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan; 2008. Abstract

Lexile measure 630; book level 4.2

Volponi P. Hurricane song. New York: Viking; 2008. Abstract

Lexile measure 850

Colman P. Thanksgiving: The true story. Vol 1st. New York: Henry Holt; 2008. Abstract

"Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal. But what is the origin of this tradition? Did it really begin when the Pilgrims and Native Americans got together in 1621 in Plymouth,Massachusetts? In her signature narrative nonfiction style, Penny Colman paints a fascinating picture of this cherished American holiday. She examines numerous Thanksgiving claims which were antecedents to the national holiday we celebrate today, raises the turkey question - does everyone eat turkey on Thanksgiving? - and shows Sarah Josepha Hale's instrumental role in establishing the holiday. Get ready to delve into the rich past of Thanksgiving in an enlightening history that uncovers the true story."; ages 9-12; book level 6.8