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A Face in Every Window, Nolan, Han
1 A Face in Every Window Nolan, Han
New. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 2nd printing 1999 Harcourt. Superclean; no marks; never read. Gift-giving condition. 264pp. Language: English. Grades 9-up. 15-yr-old boy struggles w/ mentally challenged dad, irresponsible mom. Young Adult level. 'A teenager's resistance to change drives this meaty tale about people who are reinventing themselves, or reaffirming who they are. The death of JP's Grandma Mary not only sends his frail mother to the hospital and his mentally retarded father out into the yard to dig holes with a spoon, it also brings an end to the harmonious, neatly ordered household in which he grew up. Changes are rolling over him like ocean waves as he and his parents move to a big old farmhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania, along with a gay ex-druggie, a gaggle of budding young poets and musicians, and Bobbi, a teenager fleeing her father's beatings. Alternating fits of outrage with awkward, sincere efforts to fit in, JP sees his mother take up with a too-friendly doctor and Bobbi with a man ominously like her father, tracks changes in other members of what becomes an extended family, falls in and out of love, and ultimately regains senses of place and self. '--Kirkus Reviews. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Afghanistan (Modern Nations of the World series), Corona, Laurel
2 Afghanistan (Modern Nations of the World series) Corona, Laurel
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover 2002 Lucent Books. Former library book with a few ID markings (inkstamps on top page edge and on 1st blank page; label on 1st blank page, number series on Table of Contents); no card pocket. Text is clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; only light wear. Glossy picture cover -- no dustjacket. Great reading / research copy. 111 pages; Index; Notes; Glossary; Chronology; Bibliography; black-and-white photos; maps. Language: English. For ages ca. 12-up. 'A thorough introduction to the history, religion, and culture of Afghanistan. The information is current, including a discussion of the Taliban and its repressive practices, as well as life in this country since the regime was ousted. The text explains how its geography has strongly influenced the country's development and its people, and also how many invaders have attempted to conquer this territory.'--Marion F. Gallivan, School Library Journal, 2002. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Against the Storm, Hicyilmaz, Gaye
3 Against the Storm Hicyilmaz, Gaye
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 2nd printing 1992 Little, Brown. REMAINDER MARK at top edge. Abraded area inside front cover. Jacket shelfwear. Very clean; unread. 200pp, Glossary. Language: English. Powerful coming-of-age story set in Turkey. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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All About Hockey, Sullivan, George
4 All About Hockey Sullivan, George
Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 1998 Putnam. Superclean; no marks or creases; only light wear. 159pp, Index, Resources, B/W photos, List of All-Time Records. Language: English. For ages 9-12. Explains the game's terms, equipment, rules, tactics, and skills, in clear, easy-to-follow text, diagrams, and dramatic photos. Describes the history of the sport and the organization of its professional leagues and international competitions. Profiles 6 of the all-time greatest players. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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5 AMOS FORTUNE: FREE MAN Yates, Elizabeth; Unwin, Nora S. (illustrator)
Good. 
Hardcover. NY: Aladdin Books, 1950, stated 2nd printing, hardcover with dustjacket, 181pp, B/W drawings. Language: English. Good condition: Text clean and unmarked. Signed by author: 'Elizabeth Yates' is penned in faded blue ink on front free endpaper. Noticeable average wear overall; a few pages are creased. Jacket is in Good-minus condition: chunks missing at top and bottom of spine; several small holes. Gold foil Newbery Medal sticker on front is peeled off around the edges. Biography of Fortune (1710-1801), who was born the son of an African king, captured by slave traders, brought to America, and sold at auction. After 45 years of slavery he bought his freedom, and became a tanner and leading citizen of New Hampshire. A Newbery Honor Book. No ISBN. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Ancient China (A Young Historian Book), Spencer, Cornelia; Hammond, Elizabeth (illustrator)
6 Ancient China (A Young Historian Book) Spencer, Cornelia; Hammond, Elizabeth (illustrator)
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket ca. 1969 John Day Co. 3 small rips to back jacket. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. 112 pages; Index; Bibliography; Chronology; maps; black-and-white drawings and photos. Language: English. Teen level. Lively, informative overview of one of the world's oldest civilizations. Keywords: history, Chinese, Asia, Asian, educational, juvenile, young adult, older readers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 As I Saw It: Women Who Lived the American Adventure Hoople, Cheryl G. (illustrator)
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1978 Dial. Clean and unmarked; pages bright. Heavy wear to jacket: edge-crumpling; small repaired rips; faded spine. 187pp, Bibliography, B/W photos. Language: English. Excerpts from women's diaries, letters, and journals which provide glimpses of U.S. history and social conditions 1600-1900. Contributors include frontier doctor Bethenia Owens-Adair, Union spy S. Emma Edmonds, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Clara Barton, early feminists, Native Americans, African Americans, pioneers, and adventurers. Young Adult/Juvenile level. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Breaking Free, Gaeddert, Louann
8 Breaking Free Gaeddert, Louann
0689318839 / 9780689318832 Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket, published 1994 by Atheneum. Only light edgewear to jacket; faint age-spotting to outer edges of pages. Otherwise very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 136 pages. Language: English. Cover art by Bob Crofut. For ages ca. 8 - 12. 'In 1800, shortly before his twelfth birthday, Richard is sent to live with his uncle on a farm in upper New York State, where he teaches a young slave to read and encourages her dream of freedom.' -- from publisher. Keywords: Young Adult novel, YA, fiction, upstate NY, Columbia County, slavery, literacy, farm life, early 19th century. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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But Can the Phoenix Sing?, Laird, Christa
9 But Can the Phoenix Sing? Laird, Christa
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 2nd printing hardcover with dustjacket 1995 Greenwillow Books. Remainder mark at bottom page edge. Otherwise very clean; text unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; jacket crisp; appears unread. 230pp. Language: English. For young adult readers. 'Thrilling action and complex moral issues combine in a Holocaust survivor story, a sequel to Shadow of the Wall (1990). Misha Edelman, now settled in England, remembers his teenage experience after he escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto: first he was a partisan fighter in the Polish forest in 1942; then he returned to Warsaw as an underground courier for the resistance; he spent several months as a prisoner of the Germans (always hiding his Jewish identity); finally he came to England. Misha tells his story in a long letter to his stepson, Richard, and Richard's occasional notes to his girlfriend add a contemporary commentary; but the framework becomes too heavy, especially when Richard reveals his involvement in a recent anti-Semitic high-school prank. What's splendid about this story is the account of the partisans. The writing is intense as Misha remembers the courage and terror of the forest action and then his loneliness and grief, his guilt at having survived his family and the young woman he loved. Teens will be held by Misha's haunting discovery that cruelty and tenderness can co-exist not just in one culture or country . . . but in one person even.'--Hazel Rochman, Booklist. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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10 Clarence Darrow: Defense Attorney Noble, Iris
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover 1958 Julian Messner. NO DUSTJACKET. Durham Central School inkstamp occasionally on pages. Average wear to corners. Text very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Good reading / research copy. Blue/green cloth-covered boards with publisher logo on front, black titles on spine. 192 pages; Index; Bibliography. Language: English. Young Adult reading level. Keywords: biography, biographies, lawyer, defense, attorney, trial, jury, Scopes, Monkey, evolution, Tennessee, union, labor, United States, American, juvenile. No ISBN. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Crazy Weather, McNichols, Charles L.
11 Crazy Weather McNichols, Charles L.
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover 1944 MacMillan. NO DUSTJACKET. No additional printings indicated. Light age-tanning to pages. Text very clean; no marks; binding tight. 195 pages. Language: English. Rust-color cloth-covered boards with faded gold title on spine. 'In four days of glory-hunting with an Indian comrade, South Boy, who is white, realizes that he must choose between two cultures.'--card catalog description of later edition. For ages ca. 12-adult. Keywords: Southwest, Colorado River, Mojave, Native American. No ISBN. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Dodger and Me, Sonnenblick, Jordan
12 Dodger and Me Sonnenblick, Jordan
0312377932 / 9780312377939 Like New. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket published 2008 by Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan. Publisher's bookplate with AUTHOR'S SIGNATURE is affixed to first blank page. Only light shelfwear. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Gift-giving condition. 171 pages. Language: English. Cover art by Anita Kunz. For ages ca. 9-12. 'He knows he's not supposed to take the shortcut through the woods. But after letting down his baseball team once again, Willie (a.k.a. Wimpy) disobeys his overprotective mother's warnings and veers off down the forbidden path. There he finds, emerging genie-like from a magic lamp, a large blue chimpanzee named Dodger, who vows to be his new best friend. As Willie begins to use the three wishes he is granted, he grows more wary and more aware of what really matters to him. Like many a hero given the traditional wishes, Willie doesn't always make good choices, but he picks up some useful skills and even a bit of wisdom along the way. Mercifully, as narrator, he doesn't feel the need to spell out the lessons learned. The humor will draw kids- especially Dodger's off-the-wall dialogue and the outlandish predicaments that result when he decides to help. The story grows increasingly engaging as Willie starts moving toward what he really wants. Grades 4-6.' --Carolyn Phelan, Booklist. Keywords: children's books, juvenile. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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First the Lightning, Knight, Ruth Adams
13 First the Lightning Knight, Ruth Adams
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1955 Doubleday. Jacket has edgewear: crumpling; small rips; rubbing. Book is Near Fine. very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Small bookstore label at bottom of first free endpaper: Lauriat's Books, Boston and Chestnut Hill. Language: English. 'A novel of teen-age adventure in postwar Italy.' Giovanni fights for survival in poverty-stricken Florence. Keywords: juvenile, young adult, 1950s, Fifties, Italian, fiction. No ISBN. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Francisco Pizarro: Conqueror of the Incas (Signature Lives: Renaissance Era series), Somervill, Barbara A.
14 Francisco Pizarro: Conqueror of the Incas (Signature Lives: Renaissance Era series) Somervill, Barbara A.
0756510619 / 9780756510619 Paperback. Very Good. 
Softcover published 2005 by Compass Point Books. Only light wear to covers. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 112 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography; Glossary; Timeline; maps; color and black-and-white photos. Language: English. Heavily illustrated profile of the Spanish explorer and his devastating effect on the Incan empire. Young Adult reading level, for older children and up. Keywords: history, Peru, South America, biography, conquistador, New World. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist Editor, Russell, Sharman Apt
15 Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist Editor Russell, Sharman Apt
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover Grolier edition 1988. Superclean; no marks; appears unread. Glossy picture cover-- no dustjacket. Introductory essay: Coretta Scott King. 110pp, Index, Chronology, Further Reading, many B/W photos. Language: English. Notable Black Americans of Achievement series. Young Adult level. Ages 9-up. A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the anti-slavery movement of the early nineteenth century. Keywords: African-American, people of color, William Lloyd Garrison. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Healer, Dickinson, Peter
16 Healer Dickinson, Peter
New. 
Paperback. 1st mass-market paperback printing 1987 Laurel-Leaf Suspense / Dell. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; appears unread. 184pp. Language: English. Young adult level. Psychological suspense/action adventure. 'Although grudgingly aware that 10-year-old Pinkie has extraordinary powers to heal, 16-year-old Barry becomes increasingly convinced that she is an unwilling participant at the healing sessions run by her enterprising stepfather.'--from the publisher. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler, Lewin, Ted
17 I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler Lewin, Ted
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 1993 Scholastic. Average wear. Clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. 128 pages; photos and illustrations. Language: English. Includes Glossary of wrestling tems. For readers ages ca. 10-14. 'Ted Lewin, the well-known illustrator, and his two brothers joined the professional wrestling circuit as young adults. Lewin's autobiography focuses more on the eccentric, colorful personalities of his fellow wrestlers than on his own experiences within the ring. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, as well as Lewin's sketches and terrific color paintings.'--The Horn Book, 1993. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Just Like David, De Angeli, Marguerite
18 Just Like David De Angeli, Marguerite
Good. 
Hardcover. Later printing hardcover with dustjacket 1951 Doubleday. Edgewear to jacket: several small archivally-repaired rips; crumpling. Price clipped from jacket flap. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 122 pages; black-and-white drawings; illustrated endpapers; color frontispiece (same image as on jacket). Language: English. For ages ca. 5-7. Taupe cloth-covered boards with green and black decoration of boys in tree on front. 'More than anything else, Jeffrey wanted to be just like his older brother, David... But the next thing Jeffrey knew, the family was on its way to a new home... Packing and saying goodby was exciting, but the long drive over the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Ohio was even more exciting.'--from jacket flap. Popular, Newberry Medal-winning author Marguerite de Angeli based the story on 3 of her grandchildren. Keywords: juvenile, children, fiction, Hatboro, Cincinnati, local history, vintage, retro, Fifties, 1950s. No ISBN. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Make It Special: Cards, Decorations, and Party Favors for Holidays and Other Celebrations, Hautzig, Esther; Weston, Martha (illustrator)
19 Make It Special: Cards, Decorations, and Party Favors for Holidays and Other Celebrations Hautzig, Esther; Weston, Martha (illustrator)
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 3rd printing hardcover with dustjacket 1986 Macmillan. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 86 pages, black-and-white illustrations. For ages ca. 9-12. Language: English. More than 50 craft projects for celebrating important occasions, including centerpieces, bookmarks, greeting cards, vases, faux flowers, gift baskets, much more. 'Provides suggestions and instructions for making cards, decorations, party favors, and small gifts for holidays, birthdays, and other special family celebrations.'--from the publisher. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Marian Anderson, Tedards, Anne
20 Marian Anderson Tedards, Anne
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover Grolier edition 1988. Stray pen marks on 1st blank page; otherwise very clean. Light-to-average wear. Pages bright; binding tight. Glossy picture cover--no dustjacket. Introduction: Matina S. Horner. 110 pages; Index; Chronology; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Notable Black Americans of Achievement series. Biography of the opera and concert singer who, among other achievements, was the first black soloist to perform with the Metropolitan Opera Company. Keywords: educational, young adult, juvenile, history, African American, woman, women, music, vocal artist, Lincoln Memorial, DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution, controversy, Voice of the American Soul. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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