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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
California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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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...
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
Universal Library
by Adolf Hitler
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comment 36

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by Rowling, J. K
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xvi, 759 pages : 20 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 66

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759 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
School of Theology Boston University
by British and Foreign Bible Society; Unwin Brothers (Firm); Massachusetts Bible Society
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Gilt lettering on spine
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Topic: Persian language
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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251 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
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by Rowling, J. K
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favorite 13

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636 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards --...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 35

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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 Rowling, J. K
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285 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary...
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946; Neill, John R. (John Rea), ill
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Also includes ''The story of Topsy'' from Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Source: bplill
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by Collins, Suzanne
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374 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Survival -- Fiction, Television programs -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Contests...
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by Alison Bechdel
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favorite 109

comment 0

Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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799 pages : 21 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
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by Rowling, J. K
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768 pages ; 18 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character), Hogwarts...
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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
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by Telgemeier, Raina, author
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favorite 64

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233 pages : 21 cm
favorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Theater -- Comic books, strips, etc, Theater -- Juvenile fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Comic...
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favorite 73

comment 0

2752 p., 15 p. krt. 24 cm
Topics: Bijbel -- commentaren, Oude testament -- commentaren, Nieuwe testament -- commentaren
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 35

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vi, 309 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Rowling, J. K
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favorite 15

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636 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards --...
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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ix, 435 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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favorite 39

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by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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favorite 35

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498 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Swan, Bella (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Cullen, Edward (Fictitious character) --...
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by Rowling, J. K
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vi, 309 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
Project Gutenberg
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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Book from Project Gutenberg: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Library of Congress Classification: PZ Library of Congress Classification: PS Note: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_of_Huckleberry_Finn
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by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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756 p. ; 22 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Vampires -- Fiction, Werewolves -- Fiction, Supernatural -- Fiction, Marriage -- Fiction
New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
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A collection of tales taken from German folklore and immortalized by the brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
California Digital Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947
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favorite 10

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2 p. 22 cm
School of Theology Boston University
by British and Foreign Bible Society. Calcutta Auxiliary; Baptist Mission Press (Calcutta,India); Massachusetts Bible Society
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favorite 10

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Spine title: Holy Bible Bengali
Topic: Bengali language
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 43

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3 volumes ; 20 cm
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
Boston Public Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Rodker, John, 1894-1955, publisher; Darantière, Maurice, printer; Egoist Press, publisher
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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 Rowling, J. K., author
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3 volumes ; 20 cm
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by James, E. L
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favorite 10

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514 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: College students -- Fiction, Businessmen -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Adultery...
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by Satrapi, Marjane, 1969- author, illustrator
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153 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Satrapi, Marjane, 1969- -- Comic books, strips, etc, Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-, Women -- Iran --...
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by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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628 pages ; 23 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Vampires -- Fiction, Werewolves -- Juvenile fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction,...
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1, 2140 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Bible. English -- Versions -- Authorized, Bible -- Study and teaching, Bible, Education
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by Tyndale House Publishers
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Includes indexes
Topic: Bible
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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541 pages : 21 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930; Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930, signer
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536 p. ; 24 cm
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by James, E. L
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favorite 18

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514 p. ; 21 cm
Topic: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 25

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ix, 435 pages : 24 cm (hardback) 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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favorite 18

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Topics: Rabies, Dogs
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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favorite 61

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vi, 309 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Hopkins, Ellen
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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 Rowling, J. K
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286 pages : 20 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character),...
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
Printed in Roman characters
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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"With four equal-sized columns on each page -- two of text and two of notes and comments, self-pronouncing text, and a complete concordance and cyclopedia index."
Topic: Bible
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by Rowling, J. K., author
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759 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Granger, Hermione (Fictitious character)...
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by Alice Walker
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Topics: African American women -- Fiction., Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Fiction., Abused wives --...
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by Meyer, Stephenie 1973-
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1 online resource (434 Seiten)
Topics: Vampires -- Fiction, High schools Fiction, Schools Fiction, Vampires Fiction, Washington (State)...
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by Hosseini, Khaled
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favorite 12

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An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption....
Topics: Male friendship, Social classes, Betrayal, Boys, Large type books, Bildungsromans
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121 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Captain Underpants (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction, Heroes -- Juvenile fiction, Captain...
Getty Research Institute
by London, Jack, 1876-1916; Goodwin, Philip R; Bull, Charles Livingston, 1874-1932; Hooper, Charles Edward, 1867- illustrator; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Printer statement from title page verso
Topics: Animal welfare, Feral dogs, Pet theft, Sled dogs, Dogs
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by Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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629 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Vampires -- Fiction, Werewolves -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, High schools --...
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by Silverstein, Charles; White, Edmund, 1940- joint author
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Bibliography: p. 233-236
Topics: Male homosexuality, Sex instruction for gay men
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by Rowling, J. K
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x, 652 pages : 21 cm
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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favorite 87

comment 0

311 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Theocracy -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Dystopias -- Fiction, Pregnancy -- Social aspects --...
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texts

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favorite 39

comment 1

251 pages ; 20 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Wizards --...
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Includes index
Topics: Sex instruction for children, Sex instruction for teenagers, Hygiene, Sexual
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by Heller, Joseph
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"A Laurel Book"--T.p. verso
Topic: World War, 1939-1945
California Digital Library
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favorite 70

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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 Morrison, Toni, author
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275 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: African American women -- Fiction, Women slaves -- Fiction, Infanticide -- Fiction, African...
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favorite 45

comment 0

Includes index to color maps
Topics: Biblical concordances & commentaries, Religion, Bibles, Bible - Study - General, Bibles - New...
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by Collins, Suzanne
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favorite 4

comment 0

374 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: Survival -- Fiction, Television programs -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Contests...
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by Roald Dahl
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favorite 39

comment 1

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Witches -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
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by Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997
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Topic: Drug abuse
Title on spine: The Bishop's Bible
Source: folio
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by Morrison, Toni
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After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful,...
Topics: African American women, Women slaves, Infanticide
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by Hosseini, Khaled
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An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Kites -- Competitions -- Afghanistan -- Fiction, Teenage boys -- Afghanistan -- Fiction, Social...