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Book Banning has existed in America since colonial times, when legislatures and royal governors enacted laws against blasphemy and seditious libel. Legislatures in the early American republic passed laws against obscenity. Though freedom of the press has grown significantly over the course of the twentieth century, book banning and related forms of censorship have persisted due to cyclical concerns about affronts to cultural, political, moral, and religious orthodoxy.

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California Digital Library
by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
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Publisher's green and red illustrated cloth over boards; illustrated endpapers. Plate detached
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Wizards
Universal Library
by Adolf Hitler
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favorite 396

comment 35

favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 35 reviews )
Books to Borrow
by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 32

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xi, 734 pages : 20 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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favorite 41

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223 pages ; 20 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards -- Juvenile fiction, Fantasy fiction, Wizards -- Fiction,...
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favorite 21

comment 0

viii, 341 p. : 24 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 23

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799 pages : 21 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
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by Alison Bechdel
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favorite 75

comment 0

Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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eye 49,763

favorite 147

comment 5

Special Collections copy 1 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold and black; upper board partially detached. Gift of Wilbur Jordan Smith. Printed and illustrated label, Paul Jordan Smith, on upper paste-down. 2 other printed labels on upper paste-down, indicating copy 1 is "second issue...with the frontispiece on verso of the half-title, and the first page of Contents printed on the verso of the leaf of Preface." Special Collections copy 2 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
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by Telgemeier, Raina, author
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comment 0

233 pages : 21 cm
Topics: Theater -- Comic books, strips, etc, Theater -- Juvenile fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Comic...
Project Gutenberg
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Ulysses Library of Congress Classification: PR Note: This eBook is based on the pre-1923 print editions. Note: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(novel)
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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eye 1,064

favorite 11

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xi, 734 pages : 24 cm
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946; Neill, John R. (John Rea), ill
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favorite 100

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Also includes ''The story of Topsy'' from Uncle Tom's Cabin
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Source: bplill
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by Rowling, J. K
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285 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary...
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favorite 12

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viii, 341 p. : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
California Digital Library
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favorite 56

comment 1

Spec. Coll. copy 1: Green cloth over boards, blocked in gold and black, in case. Ex libris Olive Percival. Gift of Jo Swerling
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
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by Silverstein, Charles; White, Edmund, 1940- joint author
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favorite 41

comment 0

Bibliography: p. 233-236
Topics: Male homosexuality, Sex instruction for gay men
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by Collins, Suzanne, author
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comment 0

390 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Everdeen, Katniss (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Mellark, Peeta (Fictitious character)...
Books to Borrow
by Smith, Jeff, 1960 Feb. 27-
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favorite 62

comment 0

Includes collections from Out of Boneville, The Great Cow Race, Eyes of the Storm, The Dragonslayer, Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border, Old Man's Cave, Ghost Circles, Treasure Hunters, Crown of Horns
Topic: Comic books, strips, etc
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by Lee, Harper
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favorite 7

comment 0

284 pages ; 18 cm
Topics: Race relations -- Fiction, Trials (Rape) -- Fiction, Girls -- Fiction, Girls, Race relations,...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 22

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541 pages : 21 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
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by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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favorite 17

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498 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Swan, Bella (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Cullen, Edward (Fictitious character) --...
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by Smith, Jeff, 1960 February 27-
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153 pages : 23 cm
Topics: Cousins -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction, Graphic novels -- Comic books, strips,...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 19

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viii, 341 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
Books to Borrow
by Rowling, J. K., author
texts

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favorite 40

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vi, 309 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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favorite 28

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398 pages ; 20 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Humorous stories, Science fiction, Children's stories, American, Captain Underpants (Fictitious...
New York Public Library
by Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932; Bransom, Paul, 1885- ill
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favorite 103

comment 2

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Animals
Books to Borrow
by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 13

comment 0

3 volumes ; 20 cm
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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favorite 119

comment 2

Bibliographical introduction: p. [7]-38
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Bible, genealogy
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by James, E. L
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favorite 3

comment 0

514 p. ; 21 cm
Topic: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 12

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vi, 312 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Keyes, Daniel
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favorite 63

comment 0

"A Harvest Book."
Topics: People with mental disabilities, Gifted persons, Brain
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by Orwell, George, 1903-1950
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favorite 32

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"1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 ..."--Back paperback cover
Topics: Orwell, George, 1903-1950, Totalitarianism, Cautionary tales and verse, Science fiction, English,...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
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Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers. But the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald's...
Topics: Traffic accidents, First loves, Rich people, Mistresses, Revenge
DocSouth
by Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904
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2 p. ., 303 p. 20 cm
Topics: Women, Man-woman relationships, Self-actualization (Psychology), Adultery
Books to Borrow
by Collins, Suzanne, author
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favorite 1

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1 volume ; 20 cm
Topic: Everdeen, Katniss (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Books to Borrow
by Rowling, J. K
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733 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Juvenile fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry...
Books to Borrow
by Hinton, S. E
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favorite 24

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Sixteen-year-old Mark and Bryon have been like brothers since childhood, but now, as their involvement with girls, gangs, and drugs increases, their relationship seems to gradually disintegrate
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Friendship, Social problems, Drug abuse
Books to Borrow
by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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Set in 21st century America, under post-feminist totalitarian rule, the story of Offred whose one purpose is to breed
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Dystopias, Misogyny, Women, Fiction in English Canadian writers, 1945- -...
Internet Archive Books
by Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880
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favorite 28

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xxiii, 368 p. ; 18 cm
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Kittel, Rudolf, 1853-1929; Beer, Georg, 1865-
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favorite 36

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Juvenile Historical Collection
by Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946
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favorite 49

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At head of title: The only authorized American edition
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Sambo (Fictitious character), Children
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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favorite 89

comment 0

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xx, 2414 p. : 24 cm
Title on spine: The Bishop's Bible
Source: folio
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texts

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favorite 49

comment 0

2752 p., 15 p. krt. 24 cm
Topics: Bijbel -- commentaren, Oude testament -- commentaren, Nieuwe testament -- commentaren
Books to Borrow
by Lois Duncan
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favorite 12

comment 0

Topic: Mystery and detective stories
Books to Borrow
by Rowling, J. K., author
texts

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favorite 21

comment 0

ix, 435 pages : 24 cm (hardback) 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Lee, Harper, author
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favorite 72

comment 1

1 volume ; 20 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Finch, Atticus (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Finch, Scout (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,...
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favorite 33

comment 0

Includes index to color maps
Topics: Biblical concordances & commentaries, Religion, Bibles, Bible - Study - General, Bibles - New...
Boston Public Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Rodker, John, 1894-1955, publisher; Darantière, Maurice, printer; Egoist Press, publisher
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favorite 57

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"This edition is limited to 2000 copies on handmade paper numbered from 1 to 2000"--Prelim. p. [9]
Topics: City and town life, Married people, Jewish men, Artists
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by Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997
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comment 0

Topic: Drug abuse
New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
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favorite 144

comment 0

A collection of tales taken from German folklore and immortalized by the brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
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by Collins, Suzanne
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favorite 11

comment 1

374 pages ; 21 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Andrae, A, Survival -- Juvenile fiction, Reality television programs -- Juvenile fiction,...
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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favorite 12

comment 0

Books to Borrow
texts

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favorite 117

comment 2

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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favorite 14

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563 pages ; 22, 21 cm
Topics: Vampires -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Young adult fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Werewolves...
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by Collins, Suzanne
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favorite 6

comment 0

374 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Survival -- Fiction, Television programs -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Contests...
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texts

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favorite 136

comment 0

Topic: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
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by Lowry, Lois
texts

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favorite 20

comment 0

Newbery Medal, 1994
Topic: Science fiction
Source: removedNEL
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by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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favorite 23

comment 0

629 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Vampires -- Fiction, Werewolves -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, High schools --...
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comment 0

An anthology of stories, poems, and essays by adolescent boys on issues that concern them
Topics: Adolescence, Youths' writings
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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eye 3,838

favorite 54

comment 1

vi, 309 pages : 24 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
Includes index
Topics: Bible, Study skills
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favorite 74

comment 0

223 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
Books to Borrow
by Lee, Harper
texts

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favorite 19

comment 0

323 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Race relations -- Fiction, Trials (Rape) -- Fiction, Girls --...
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by Lowry, Lois
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eye 6,288

favorite 113

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Lowry's unforgettable tale introduces 12-year-old Jonas, who is singled out by the Community to be trained by The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of true pain and pleasure. Now it's time for Jonas to receiver the truth
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Science fiction
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by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-1992; Zimmer, Dirk, illustrator
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favorite 45

comment 0

Reprint: Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, ©1984
Topics: Tales, Horror tales, Children's stories, Folklore, Horror stories, Ghosts, Short stories
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by Hopkins, Ellen
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favorite 72

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Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter, gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul - her life
Topics: Cocaine abuse, Drug abuse, High schools, Schools, Family problems, Pregnancy, Teenagers, Crank, Ice...
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by Morrison, Toni
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comment 0

379 p. (large print) ; 24 cm
Topics: African American women -- Fiction, Women slaves -- Fiction, Infanticide -- Fiction, Large type...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
texts

eye 1,817

favorite 21

comment 0

vi, 309 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Roald Dahl
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favorite 30

comment 1

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Witches -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction
California Digital Library
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favorite 1

comment 0

375 p. 21 cm
Books to Borrow
by Rowling, J. K., author
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xi, 734 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...