Wise Woman or Man
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Elirio Malaria, Lupe Impala, and El Chavo Flapjack only want to get better jobs and do what they love in life: work on the most awesome cars in the galaxy. When a car competition comes to town, they have a chance to change their lives for the better.  Can they beat the odds and win the car competition?  Join them on this whirlwind adventure to find out!

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There were well over half a dozen main characters, but probably the two most closely followed by the author were Carrie—a ten year old girl who has to move to Nevada from New Jersey because of a divorce, and Milla—mother-less daughter of Devon, who takes care of wild horses after they are rounded up. Carrie and Milla become friends as the story takes a magical turn involving the Calico Mountains, quilts, meditation, Calico Horses, and these random squares of calico that seemingly fall from the sky.

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What makes a “bad girl” a bad girl?  Is it the shoes?  The acts of murder?  The self-defensive stances taken?  Is it the way she ruled a kingdom, or the way she sacrificed all that she cared about for the cause of her choice?  Are all “bad girls” really bad, or are some just misunderstood?
These are the questions this book finds answers to.

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Lynne is facing a lot of disappointments in the world of ballet. She's short on money, and she's losing her friends. Lynne has no one to lean on. This isn't the life she expected. 

Artistic director of the ballet studio, Damien Black, suggests she helps fellow dancers. Getting an opportunity to perform across France during the summer rests on how well that goes and her attitude. Damien even asks her to present his new ballet, An American in Paris, in France. But the cost of the trip is more than she can afford. However, Uncle Leo might be able to help. 

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There is a legend that when the red moon rises over Okefenokee swamp, the mysterious alligator, Munch, comes out to grant good luck to any soul foolish enough to face him. One night when two foolish souls come out to meet Munch, the luck must be split, with one person receiving a good fate and the other person receiving a terrible fate.

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Jessie Kettle is at Quicksand Pond for a surpise (though not necessarily happy) summer vacation. She must deal with her too-quickly maturing older sister and insect-loving younger brother. To escape the drama and tension that the vacation creates, Jessie escapes to the pond, finding solace on the pond...and on the raft.

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Digging in the Stars is an exciting young adult novel that follows the story of Carter, a sixteen-year-old Archeology of Outer Space major, as she and her class journey to the mysterious planet Thror. An excellent student, she is her professor's TA and put in charge of making reservations for the class’s expedition to the planet Magnus for an archeology apprenticeship.

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In this story we follow two sisters, Angeline and Adelaide Hanson, in their journey across the United States. The setting is the summer of 1916 when women are still treated as if they could not do the same things as men. The two sisters were determined to show that women are just as capable as men. Their chance came up when someone said that they should have women as motorcycle dispatch riders for the war. They jumped at the chance to prove themselves.

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