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Twelve-year-old Tommy Gallagher, the bravest and toughest football player on the field, faces his biggest battle ever when his father, a Boston firefighter, is fatally injured while rescuing a child.

“Hoping to win a cash prize in a pizza eating contest after racking up a tab on his mother’s credit card, David must juggle his competitive eating training with the responsibility of looking after his autistic younger brother”–OCLC.

“In his first journal, middle schooler Rowley Jefferson, Greg Heffley’s sidekick, records his experiences and misguided decision to write a biography of Greg, who, in his own mind, is destined to become rich and famous”–OCLC.

“Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life, the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. Ebo’s epic quest takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family”–Back cover

In 1863, child slave Thomas and his sister Birdie journey north and meet up with Union soldiers who have orders to fight at Gettysburg.

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SORA eBooks

Looking for more reading options at home?  Use the SORA app in Clever to explore the Vancouver School District’s newest eBook and Audiobook collection. If you have a public library card, you can also use SORA to check out digital materials from the Fort Vancouver Regional Library.

Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen  The live, weekly webcast events might be over … but you can watch the replays, download the weekly chapters to read on your own, and even participate in a few Kahoot! quizzes.

Aiden Tyler is your typical middle school student. Rides the bus. Likes comic books. Tolerates his sister. But, his life is about to be turned upside down by the Coronavirus. Yes, you heard that correctly. Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen is a new and original middle-grade serial written and read in real time (March 24 – June 2, 2020) by author Rex Ogle (Free Lunch). That means as YOU experience things, Aiden will be experiencing them too. Join us every Tuesday, as Rex shares Aiden’s story that’s full of laughs, facts, hearts, and farts. Target audience is grades 4-8 but all are welcome!

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