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Pax
(Pennypacker, Sara)
Recommended for grades 3-5. "After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back"-- Provided by publisher
Genre(s):
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Foxes
Foxes as pets -- Juvenile fiction

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276 p

Kit Level: Kids

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Peak
(Roland Smith)
Young Adult Fiction (246 pages) Recommended for Grades 6-10. A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest. [Kit added 3/2010]
Genre(s):
Fiction

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246 p

Kit Level: Teen

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Philomena: a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search
(Sixsmith, Martin.)
When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena’s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping exposé told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation.
Genre(s):
Nonfiction, Biography


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Pioneers, The: the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal West
(McCullough, David G.)
Best-selling author David McCullough tells the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals. As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam.
Genre(s):
Nonfiction
Pioneers Ohio River Valley -- Biography
Ohio River Valley History To 1795

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331 p.

Kit Level: Adult

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Poppy
(Avi)
Junior Fiction (176 pages) Recommended for Grades 4-6. Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas. [Kit added 10/2011]
Genre(s):
Fiction

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176 p

Kit Level: Kids

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Power of myth, The
(Campbell, Joseph, )
The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture
Genre(s):
Nonfiction

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293 p.

Kit Level: Adult

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