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Ten to Fourteen, 2007 List

Anjali
Banerjee
Wendy Lamb
9780385746571
$15.95
2006

Distressed by his grandfather Bapu’s death after 9/11, eight-year-old Anu makes several humorous attempts from shaving his head to consulting a magician in his effort to contact Bapu spiritually.

Ann
Bausum
National Geographic Society
9780792241737
$18.95
2006

This moving biography shows how two young men, one African American and one white, braved intense opposition from both society and family to defend their powerful dreams of equal rights. Archival photographs reveal the violence of this era in American history.

Marina
Budhos
Ginee Seo
9781416903512
$16.95
2006

In a timely, realistic story, fourteen-year-old Nadira strives to keep her illegal immigrant family from Bangladesh together after 9/11 when Muslim registration laws led to her father's incarceration and their near deportation.

Elisa Lynn
Carbone
Viking
9780670060603
$16.99
2006

Seamlessly integrating primary sources with fast-paced adventure, this riveting novel reveals the early history of Jamestown through the eyes of Samuel Collier, Captain John Smith’s page.

Sid
Fleischman
Greenwillow
9780060850944
$18.99
2006

The author, a former magician, brings wry humor and personal insight to this account of Houdini’s egomaniacal quest to become the greatest of all magicians. Houdini’s remarkable showmanship kept the public focused on his feats and will keep young readers equally spellbound.

Judith Bloom
Fradin
Dennis Brindell
Fradin
National Geographic Society
9780792278856
$19.95
2006

To escape slavery in 1848, Ellen Craft disguised herself as an ailing but wealthy young white man traveling to Philadelphia by train and steamboat with a personal slave (her husband William). Primary sources and period photographs document this engrossing story.

Yankev
Glatscheyn
Jeffrey
Shandler (translator)
Roaring Brook
9781596431195
$17.95
2006

Two nine-year-old boys, one Jewish, one not, survive in an increasingly volatile Vienna as the Nazis gain power. First published in Yiddish in 1940, the Polish author’s powerful story underscores for today’s children the prevalence of persecution in Europe.

Alan
Gratz
Dial
9780803730755
$17.99
2006

In Tokyo during the 1890s, sixteen-year-old Toyo struggles with the clash between western influences and the traditional bushido (samurai) values of his country and his father. Eventually, baseball and bushido help him connect the ancient values of Japan with the modern world.

Shannon
Hale
Bloomsbury
9781582349015
$17.95
2006

Readers of The Goose Girl and Enna Burning will happily revisit the richly detailed magical world of these books as they follow the adventures of the diminutive Razo—soldier, spy, and diplomat.