July 4, 2019

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Eleanor Roosevelt never wanted to be a president's wife.
A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt
C. Coco de Young

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt

By: C. Coco de Young
Recommended for grade(s): 4

Eleven-year-old Margo Bandini has never been afraid of anything. Her life in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with Mama and Papa and her little brother, Charlie, has always felt secure. But it's 1933, and the Great Depression is changing things for families all across America. One day the impossible happens: Papa cannot make the payments for their house, and the Sheriff Sale sign goes up on their door. They have two weeks to pay the bank, or leave their home forever. Now Margo is afraid-but she's also determined to find a way to help Papa save their home. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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The Kitchen God's Wife
Amy Tan

The Kitchen God's Wife

By: Amy Tan
Recommended for grade(s): 11, 12, College Plus

Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than fifty years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything. And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her daughter, Pearl, about the past—including the terible truth even Helen does not know. And so begins Winnie's story of her life on a small island outside Shanghai in the 1920s, and other places in China during World War II, and traces the happy and desperate events tha led to Winnie's coming to America in 1949. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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Madame President (How I Survived Middle School)
Nancy E. Krulik

Madame President (How I Survived Middle School)

By: Nancy E. Krulik
Recommended for grade(s): 6, 7

Jenny McAfee never thought of herself as a leader, but then again, Jenny had also never thought that her best friend, Addie Wilson, would ditch her for the Pops, the most popular kids in school. When Jenny's friends hear that Addie is running unopposed for sixth grade class president, they know they have to do something...and that means convincing Jenny to put her name on the ballot. If Jenny and her friends can't keep Addie from winning, the Pops will officially run the school. —from the Scholastic website

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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery
Russell Freedman

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery

By: Russell Freedman
Recommended for grade(s): 6, 7

The intriguing story of Eleanor Roosevelt traces the life of the former First Lady from her early childhood through the tumultuous years in the White House to her active role in the founding of the United Nations after World War II. 1997 Newbery Honor Book. --From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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