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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Twelve to Fourteen
A Bag of Marbles Cover Image
By Joseph Joffo, Vincent Bailly (Illustrator)
$33.72
ISBN: 9781467707008
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Published: Graphic Universe - October 1st, 2013

Ten-year-old Joseph and his older brother Maurice flee occupied Paris after they are beaten up because they are Jewish.  Can they make it safely to the free zone?


Beauty's Daughter: The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544108622
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - October 8th, 2013

Did Paris take beautiful Helen from Menelaus, or did she go willingly?  Did her departure start the Trojan War?  Find out as you accompany Hermione, Helen's daughter, through Ancient Greece, people by gods, demigods, and mortals.


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By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator), Lark Pien (Inked or Colored by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781596436893
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

A rebel leader's and a Chinese Christian's opposing views of the Boxer Rebellion convey the emotions of an impossible conflict.  Told in two volumes.


Boxers Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Inked or Colored by), Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596433595
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

A rebel leader's and a Chinese Christian's opposing views of the Boxer Rebellion convey the emotions of an impossible conflict.  Told in two volumes.


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Hero on a Bicycle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763660376
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 23rd, 2013

In 1944 in Florence, Italy, thirteen-year-old Paolo, his mother, and his sister struggle to survive and barely aid the Partisans during the Second World War.

 


The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547807430
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - March 19th, 2013

This fictionalized history of Cuba's great abolitionist and feminist poet, Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a.k.a. Tula, is told in simple, powerful verse.


The Lost Kingdom Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545274265
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 27th, 2013

Billy Bartram joins his botanist father, John, in an expedition in a giant airship to search for the Welsh prince, Madoc, in the colonial wilderness.


Prisoner B-3087 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545459013
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013

After the Nazis deport his family from Krakow, Yanek Gruener spends his adolescence in ten concentration camps and on two death marches, fighting to survive against the odds.


Golden Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399161124
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Published: Putnam Publishing Group - June 27th, 2013

Habo, a despised African albino, must flee from his family when a talisman hunter threatens his life and the family's safety.

 


Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385743181
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 9th, 2013

Dr. Farmer began by working in a remote Haitian village and wound up founding one of the world's most effective healthcare organizations dedicated to serving the poor.

 


Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761354833
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Published: Twenty-First Century Books (CT) - October 1st, 2013

Gandhi's nonviolent civil disobedience helped a divided India achieve independence and, even after his death at the hands of radical Hindu nationalists, influenced the fight for freedom worldwide.


My Basmati Bat Mitzvah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419708060
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Published: Amulet Books - October 1st, 2013

Living in a bicultural world as a "Hin-Jew", Tara wrestles with her identity, her relationships, and her religious beliefs as she prepares for that special day.