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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Nine to Twelve

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Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811857499
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Published: Chronicle Books - January 18th, 2012

Experience the exploits of Nate Love, an African American cowboy whose expert roping and cattle- driving skills were admired by his fellow buckaroos. Lively illustrations. (9-12)


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The Case of the Deadly Desperados Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399256332
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Published: Putnam Publishing Group - February 16th, 2012

Twelve-year-old P. K. Pinkerton could become the richest person in a Wild West silver-mining town, but a vicious outlaw is in pursuit. (9-12)


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Dear America: Behind The Masks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545304375
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 1st, 2012

Angeline knows her father has not been murdered, but finding his empty casket only leads her into more mystery and adventure in a California mining town in 1880. (8-12)


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Catla and the Vikings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781459800571
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 1st, 2012

Twelve-year-old Catla witnesses Vikings invading her village and capturing the population. Can she reach a nearby settlement before the enemy does? (10–12)


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Chickadee (Birchbark House #4) Cover Image
By Louise Erdrich, Louise Erdrich (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060577902
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Published: HarperCollins - August 21st, 2012

Ojibwe twins Chickadee and Makoons are inseparable until Chickadee is kidnapped. Will they be reunited? (8-12)


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A Diamond in the Desert Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670012923
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2012

During the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II, thirteen- year-old Tetsu uses baseball to combat the harshness of camp life. (10-13)


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Glory Be Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545331807
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 1st, 2012

In Mississippi in1964, eleven-year-old Glory must learn some hard lessons about civil rights, friendship, and growing up. (9-12)


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The Lions of Little Rock Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399256448
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2012

Twelve-year-old Marlee finds friendship and courage when combating racism in the schools in 1958 Arkansas. (9-14)

 


 


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May B. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781582463933
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 10th, 2012

Hired servant May Betterly faces the ravages of a prairie winter when she finds herself abruptly alone and abandoned. Written in blank verse. (8-12)


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Michael at the Invasion of France, 1943 (Boys of Wartime #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803737242
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Published: Dial Books - February 16th, 2012

With France occupied by the Nazis, thirteen-year-old Michael joins the Resistance to help Jewish families hide and leads downed Allied pilots to safety. (9-12)


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Precious Bones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385742191
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - May 8th, 2012

In a small Florida community sixty years ago, Bones and her best friend Little Man explore the surrounding swamp which is teeming with wildlife. (9-12)


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Sailing to Freedom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805092387
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 3rd, 2012

In 1852 twelve-year-old Ray sets sail on his uncle’s ship and discovers he is part of the Underground Railroad. (9-12)


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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442414419
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 25th, 2012

In British-occupied New York, Sophia vows to revenge her Patriot brother’s death by foiling the plot of a dashing officer and an infamous American traitor. (8-12)


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A Thunderous Whisper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375869297
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2012

In Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, Ani and Mathias form a special friendship as they become spies against the Franco regime. (10-14)


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Tracks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442420137
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 3rd, 2012

Despite mistrust and prejudice, an Irish boy and a Chinese boy become friends while working on the Transcontinental Railroad in 1866. (10-13)


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Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545399975
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Published: Scholastic Press - November 1st, 2012

Pencil drawings on charcoal paper depict the dramatic story of a girl who discovers a runaway slave on the family farm and helps him escape. A wordless book with an afterward by the artist. (8-11)


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A Voice for Kanzas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781610670449
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Published: Kane Miller Book Publishers - January 1st, 2012

In 1855 when an antislavery family moves to Kansas to support a free state, thirteen-year-old Lucy must make courageous choices. (9-12)


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The Wild Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547581316
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 20th, 2012

Growing up in postrevolutionary Cuba, dyslexic Fefa learns to read—and is able to save her family— through writing words in a notebook. Written in blank verse. (9-13)