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Elijah of Buxton
Elijah of Buxton (2007)
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Christopher Paul Curtus
Eleven-year-old Elijas will tell you that his greatest claim to fame is that he once threw up all over Frederick Douglas. Oh, yeah, he's also the first child of the Buxton family to be born with absolute…
 
Gourmet: The Magazine of Good Living
Gourmet: The Magazine of Good Living
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Pratt holds back issues of this title in paper from 1941 to 1990 and from 1993 to November 2009 (Gourmet's last issue).  Pratt holds this title on microfilm from 1989 to 1994.  Full-text of some back issues is…
 
The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book (2008)
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Neil Gaiman
Nobody Owens, Bod for short, lives in a graveyard. Yes, you read correctly, a graveyard. He lives among tombstones and the ghosts that inhabit the underneath of those stones. He is raised by a lovely elderly…
 
The Mirror and the Mask
The Mirror and the Mask (2009)
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Ellen Hart
Minneapolis restaurateur and part-time investigator Jane Lawless agrees to help Annie Archer’s lost stepfather, not knowing that doing so will uncover all kinds of dangerous secrets.
 
We Are the Ship: the story of Negro League Baseball
We Are the Ship: the story of Negro League Baseball (2005)
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Kadir  Nelson
Kadir Nelson introduces young audiences to the little known Negro National League in the 1920's. Combining his award winning illustrations with well-written history, Nelson tells the story of how African-Americans…
 

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