Island of the Blue Dolphin
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This amazing book is based on a true story. When Karana is left alone on an island, she has to learn how to fend for herself and overcome many years of hardship, danger, and isolation.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
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This book is like nothing you have seen before - the story is told half in pictures, half in words. The drawings are amazing! The adventures of Hugo, an orphan who lives in a train station, will tug at your heart.
Color Dance
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Three dancers dressed in red, yellow, and blue are all set to stir up the rainbow. Watch them create a living kaleidoscope. This book uses great illustrations to teach about mixing primary colors.
The Last Promise
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In America, Eliana's story was that of a fairy tale. But in Italy, in the small, rustic village nestled in the Chianti countryside, Eliana found her husband to be a very different man. Over time he distances himself from her, leaving Eliana to care for their young son, struggling with the asthma that threatens to take his life. Although she longs for the romance she'd known in America, Eliana is happy as a mother and with the time she spends with her child; yet when fellow American, Ross Story, a deeply thoughtful man with a mysterious passion for art, arrives at the same villa, a chance encounter causes Eliana and Ross to look at their lives anew. And with their discovery that individuals change and grow, they can never forget that the bonds of family last forever.
Lost December
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When Luke Crisp graduates from business school, his father, CEO and co-founder of Fortune 500 Crisp's Copy Centers, is ready to share some good news: he wants to turn the family business over to his son. but Luke has other plans. Taking control of his trust fund, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of reckless indulgence. But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Humbled, alone, and too ashamed to ask his father for help, Luke secretly takes a lowly job at one of his father's copy centers. There he falls in love with a struggling single mother and begins to understand the source of personal joy.
Parenthood
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A family tree with Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Camille Braverman (Bonnie Bedelia) serving as the patriarch and matriarch. After forty-six years of marriage, they've managed to keep their foundation intact by burying their problems underneath the surface for the sake of their now-adult children. Each family will face their own challenges, but how they propose to deal with them is what will keep them together or tear them apart.
Gilmore Girls Season 1
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A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells - taken without her knowledge -became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years.
Look Again
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Just as her life is coming together, a young woman experiences a terrible tragedy when her boyfriend is murdered by an intruder from whom the woman herself barely escapes. The police capture a man they believe to be the killer, but the young woman, still unsettled, has her doubts. Things take a frightening turn when she meets her friend's new boyfriend and suspects him to be the killer.