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George
(Gino, Alex)
Recommended for Grades 3-7. "When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all" -- provided by publisher
Genre(s):
Gender identity -- Juvenile fiction
Middle school students -- Juvenile fiction
Bullying -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction

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195 p.

Kit Level: Kids

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Girl waits with gun
(Stewart, Amy)
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters from city to country fifteen years ago. When a powerful, ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out Constance has a knack for outwitting (and disarming) the criminal element which might just take her back out into the world and onto a new path in life. Quick-witted and full of madcap escapades, Girl Waits with Gun is a story about one woman rallying the courage to stand up for and grow into herself--with a little help from sisters and sheriffs along the way.
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Sheriffs New Jersey Paterson -- Fiction
Policewomen New Jersey Hackensack -- Fiction
Silk Workers' Strike, Paterson, N.J., 1913 -- Fiction
Organized crime New Jersey -- Fiction

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404 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Girl who wrote in silk, The
(Estes, Kelli)
Inara Erickson's discovery of an elaborately stitched piece of fabric in her deceased aunt's island estate leads her to the century-old story of Mei Lien, and a difficult truth about her about her family
Genre(s):
Fiction - Chinese American Women
Families
Immigrants

Pages:
390

Kit Level: Adult

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Gown,The: a novel of the royal wedding
(Robson, Jennifer)
London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation's recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth's wedding gown.
Genre(s):
Wedding costume -- Fiction
Women dressmakers -- Fiction
FICTION / Historical

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371 p.

Kit Level: Adult

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Great alone, The
(Hannah, Kristin)
Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.
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Teenage girls -- Fiction
Abusive men -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction

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440 p

Kit Level: Adult

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