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2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead (know your lineage)

VERDICT: Trash

Sally’s Rating: 2.5/5

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi is an underwhelming adventure tale about a young orphan boy that must flee his tiny village when accused of a crime he did not commit. 287 more words

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2002: A Single Shard (the pottery club: a family affair)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3.5/5

Linda Sue Park’s A Single Shard is surprisingly riveting for a story about one boy’s dream to learn how to craft pottery in twelfth-century Korea. 252 more words

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2001: A Year Down Yonder (Grandmother Knows Best)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 4.5/5

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck is a wonderful read, filled with quirky small town characters, fun adventures and just the right amount of sentimentality. 239 more words

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1996: The Midwife's Apprentice (guide to surviving a medieval childbirth)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 3.5/5

Karen Cushman’s The Midwife’s Apprentice doesn’t shy away from the nitty-gritty details of day-to-day life in medieval times. When a homeless girl takes on the thankless task of being a midwife’s apprentice, she gains new knowledge and confidence of what she wants in life. 265 more words

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2001: A Year Down Yonder (Shotguns and Glue)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 4.5/5

A Year Down Yonder, the sequel to A Long Way From Chicago, is narrated by Mary Alice. When she is 15, her father loses her job. 449 more words

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2000: Bud, Not Buddy (everybody's got daddy issues)

VERDICT: Treasure

Sally’s Rating: 4/5

Bud, Not Buddy drops you right in the middle of the Great Depression as it follows a young boy who runs away from his foster home in search of a father he has never met. 374 more words

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2000: Bud, Not Buddy (Save Your Random Possessions)

VERDICT: Treasure?

Laurinda’s Rating: 3/5

The 2000 Newbery Medal Winner, Bud, Not Buddy is the story of an orphan kid trying to find his father. Bud is growing up in a Home in Flint, MI during the Great Depression. 486 more words

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