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Two Tickets to Freedom: The True Story of Ellen and William Craft, Fugitive Slaves

Two Tickets to Freedom: The True Story of Ellen and William Craft, Fugitive Slaves

By Florence B. Freedman

Ellen and William Craft, the two fugitive slaves who escaped from slavery in the South of Georgia. In the first part of the story, there's are mini biographies of Ellen and William. Their masters, unlike any other masters were very kind. Ellen, who is Black but light-skinned, could pass for a White. Ellen, herself disguised as a white man of Mr. Johnson, her disguise name by the idea of her husband, William. Their escape was long, difficult but also very intense. I would recommend anyone who loves history! - Happy Reading!

The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire, Book 1)

The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire, Book 1)

By Tui T. Sutherland

CleverGirl

This is my favorite book series EVER! I really wish they'd make a movie of the books. (Not anyone but Universal, otherwise they'd mutilate it) It has betrayal, battles, war, queens, friendship, romance, action, jokes, Hunger Games-style arena warfare, prophecies, secrets, and characters you love (Hello, DoD, and you too, Jade Winglet. Also Darkstalker, Deathbringer, and Riptide. 'Cuz they're too awesome) and characters you'll hate. (coughcough Scarlet, Morrowseer, Blister, and Burn cough) I can not believe that Warriors is more popular than this. I mean, Warriors is okay, but it kind of "lost the magic," by the time the second series rolled around. This one is still going strong. And it has DRAGONS! Not to mention, when I reread Warriors, I thought "I read this in the second grade?" (When I was in 2nd grade, I was OBSESSED with Warriors. I don't really recall why.) Long story short: 2nd grade. Bedtime. Couldn't get to sleep. Pulled out A Dangerous Path. Mom made a 'no Warriors at bedtime' rule after that. (What? Those dogs were scary as heck.) Now, this does have some violence. (Mostly in the first book, because, hey, when much of the plot revolves around an arena where dragons fight to the death, not everyone's gonna make it out alive) But unlike Warriors, you usually won't be lying awake at night because you're afraid to go to sleep. (Though I did have a couple of nightmares about these once.) All in all, this series is five stars out of five!!!!! (For age rating, I would read this to a MATURE 3rd grader and up. Don't read it to younger kids unless you know them well and they are very hardy. I mean, like, 2nd grade. Don't read these to kindergartners. They probably wouldn't get it anyway.)

The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire, Book 2)

The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire, Book 2)

By Tui T. Sutherland

Tsunami one of the dragonets of the prophecy who are destined to stop the war that has been going on for eighteen years. After the dragonets escape from Queen Scarlets Palace Tsunami finds out that she is the SeaWing queen's daughter. The Dragonets decide to go to the Kingdom of the Sea so that Tsunami can meet her mother, Queen Coral. They can meet Blister, one of the rival SandWing princesses who started the whole war by competing for the throne. Tsunami gets attacked and they find out that someone has been killing eggs. They find out that Orca a daughter of Queen Coral who died, had enchanted a statue to kill the eggs, the last one hatches, and they call it Auklet. But when they want to leave to see Blaze, Blister and Queen Coral Put them in jail. Then Anemone another daughter of Queen Coral has animus powers. She acks a horn to go and get the person that attacked Tsunami, and they find out that it was someone. READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT THE REST.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins

By Scott O'Dell

Island of the Blue Dolphins is about a girl named Karana who got left on her island to live alone. While she was gathering roots with her brother Ramo, she saw the Aleut ship and watched it carefully. Her brother thought it was a cloud, then a whale ,then a canoe. Ramo was quick to make things up. Karana kept digging roots but her hands were trembling with excitement. When she filled the basket with roots, the Aleut ship had almost docked. She crouched in the toyon bushes, trying to hide herself. She saw six men with long oars they had broad faces and their hair fell over their faces. At the back of the boat stood a man with a yellow beard. She had never seen a Russian before and wondered why he looked so angry. Then, the man spoke. He said, "I come in peace and wish to parley." Her father came up to him, thrust his spear into the ground and told this man his name. His true name. This startled Karana for they only give their real names to people whom they trust the most. The next morning had little wind. The Russian's name was Captain Orlov. He tried to bargain with Karana's father. He said the parts of the island shall be equal. They said more but Karana did not here because she was so excited she dropped a rock wich fell off the cliff she was on. Everyone looked up. Silently, she left the Toyon bushes and ran to the mesa. I highly recommend this book it is entertaining and suspensive.

Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book)

Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book)

By Jacqueline Woodson

This book is full of poems. Jacqueline is born on February 18, 1963, in the city of Columbus, Ohio, and named after her father, Jack. While Jackie’s first year is spent in the North, several trips are made to the South for Mary Ann (her mother) to visit her parents, Grandpa Gunnar and Grandma Georgiana, who live in the Nicholtown area of Greenville, South Carolina. The region is segregated and Jackie doesn't understand why she always goes. Her parents' very different feelings about the South causes arguments between them. Eventually, Jack and Mary Ann split up, and Mary Ann and her three children, Hope, Odella, and Jackie, move south to live with Grandpa Gunnar and Grandma Georgiana. Jackie comes to love Greenville. While racism and segregation exist there, the place is still home to her and her grandparents. They believe in peaceful marches for civil rights. They know that God will bless them for doing the right thing. Despite the widespread animosity, there are white people in Greenville who are respectful and treat Jackie and her family like actual human beings, rather than dirt. One such woman is the owner of the local laundromat store, who has known Grandma Georgiana for years. Mary Ann, however, wants to move back North. So, she travels to New York City to get settled. Jackie and her siblings stay on with their grandparents, relishing the time they have with them until Mary Ann comes to retrieve her children, with a brand new baby boy named Roman in tow. They move in with Mary Ann's sister Caroline Irby (Aunt Kay), but Aunt Kay dies and the family of five is left alone. In New York, Jackie becomes best friends with a girl from Puerto Rico named Maria. She also decides that she wants to become a writer after encouragement from her teacher. Each summer, Jackie and her siblings return to South Carolina to visit their grandparents. However, each time they find Grandpa Gunnar, a heavy smoker, sicker and sicker. Mary Ann's brother gets sent to prison after getting in trouble with the police, during which time he converts to Islam. About the same time, Jackie and Maria start to love Angela Davis of the Black Panther movement. They imitate Angela, though they have no real idea about the revolution in which she is involved. Not long after, Grandpa Gunnar dies of cancer, and Grandma Georgiana moves up to New York to be with Mary Ann and the grandchildren.

Hilda and the Troll (Hildafolk)

Hilda and the Troll (Hildafolk)

By Luke Pearson

I LOVE this book so much!!! It is about a girl named Hilda and a deerfox that had an adventure with trolls and other creatures.I recommennd it.

The Last Comics on Earth

The Last Comics on Earth

By Brallier, Max, Pruett, Joshua

I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! SO I THINK I’LL LIKE THIS BOOK!!!

The Girl Who Looked Beyond The Stars (Sheena Meyer)

The Girl Who Looked Beyond The Stars (Sheena Meyer)

By L. B. Anne

this book was amazing! i really recommend because i really loved the plot twists and the whole secrecy i also recommend reading the other books in the series

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5)

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5)

By Dav Pilkey

I love Dog Man. I started reading the books in 4th grade when I was introduced to it. I was given a free paper dog man book with 33 pages. Anyways, I loved it. I bought two hardcover books for a total of $20. I read them both in one hour. My brother's school had a book fair and he bought to for $20, as well. Same thing happened with him, he read them both in one hour. I love these books, but that's just too much money for, 1. something (I know it purposely looks like that) that does not look like it took too much time to make, 2. something that takes you 30 minutes to read, 3 something that does not have many pages. Dog Man is the best, and I have read this one, it's about the adventures with his cat friends. I would definitely recommend that if you have not yet read the other books, I think you should before you read this one because you can get a better understanding of everything. I also have some pros and cons about the books for younger children, one of the cons is that they don't use "proper" language, but a pro about this book for younger children is that it does not take long to read, it's humorous, and it does not use a lot of big words, only one or two a book. Closing, I just don't think that this book is worth $10 dollars just for you to read it in 30 minutes. I am not trying to hate on Dog Man, y'all!! This review was thought out, and took time to be written, so please respect that. Follow me to get the inside scoop about books!! Bye y'all!! ☺

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