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PAX

PAX
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pennybacker
Author's First Name: 
Sara
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jon
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Klassen
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray)
Publication Date: 
2016

 A boy is made to abandon his pet fox when his father goes off to war. Both the boy and the fox must learn about survival and responsibility as they travel in new directions and forge new communities.

DROWNED CITY: HURRICANE KATRINA & NEW ORLEANS

Drowned City
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Don
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 With monstrous winds and water, Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed New Orleans, flooding the whole city. Don Brown's realistic art captures the story of panic and incompetence but also of courage and heroism as it happens.

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holmes
Author's First Name: 
Kathryn
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Harper Teen)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Hallelujah (Hallie) reluctantly attends a church-sponsored spring camp where Luke, the pastor’s son is a bullying liar. When Hallie and fellow campers are separated from the group and must find their way to safety in the wilderness their attention turns to survival.

UNBROKEN [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hillenbrand
Author's First Name: 
Laura
Narrator's First Name: 
Edward
Narrator's Last Name: 
Herrmann
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2014

Former Olympian Louis Zamperini’s fortitude and sheer willpower were lifesaving during his Japanese POW experiences. Hermann conveys with unsentimental gravitas Zamperini’s heroism as he endures torture and deprivation at the hands of a vicious Japanese commandant.

CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rundell
Author's First Name: 
Katherine
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Month: 
August
Publication Date: 
2014

Vivid prose renders Wilhelmina “Wildcat” Silver as fierce and true as the vast beauty of the Zimbabwe farm where she lives with her father. Tragedy and removal to a “land of commonsense” force her to find the strength to cartwheel "into the wind."

IF YOU FIND ME

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Murdoch
Author's First Name: 
Emily
Publisher: 
St. Martin's
Publication Date: 
2013

Abducted Carey and Janessa hide from the world trying to cope during their mother’s absences. After a social worker discovers them and returns them to their father, the lies Carey’s mother told her about their father continue to haunt her.

 

CHICKADEE

Chickadee
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Erdrich
Author's First Name: 
Louise
Illustrator's First Name: 
Louise
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Erdrich
Publisher: 
Harper
Publication Date: 
2012

Kidnapped by a pair of rascals and taken from Minnesota to Plains country in 1866, 8-year-old Chickadee works his way back to his grieving Ojibwe family. Like others in the Birchbark House series, Erdrich’s pencil drawings enliven this adventure.

THE DROWNED CITIES

The Drowned Cities
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bacigalupi
Author's First Name: 
Paolo
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2012

A boy, girl, and fierce half-man struggle against child soldiers in this companion to Shipbreaker featuring political chaos and the repercussions of global warming. Their hellish war-torn jungle surrounds former Washington, DC.

TITANIC: VOICES FROM THE DISASTER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hopkinson
Author's First Name: 
Deborah
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2012

This gripping, meticulously researched, compassionate recounting of the night the Titantic, a supposedly unsinkable luxury liner, met with disaster includes eyewitness accounts, primary sources, diagrams, and archival photographs. Mark Bramhall's and Peter Altschuler’s audio narration effectively heighten the emotion and drama of this terrible event.

BEAUTY QUEENS [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bray
Author's First Name: 
Libba
Narrator's First Name: 
Libba
Narrator's Last Name: 
Bray
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2011
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