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When his family comes to live on his grandfather's farm in Pennsylvania while his father is out of work, eleven-year-old Will must deal with his father's distant behavior, his grandfather's heart attack, and caring for a goose he has shot.
In many ways, Natalie O'Reilly is a typical fourteen year old girl. But a routine visit to the eye doctor produces devastating news: Natalie will lose her sight within a few short months. Suddenly her world is turned upside down. Natalie is sent to a school for the blind to learn skills such as Braille and how to use a cane. Outwardly, she does as she's told; inwardly, she hopes for a miracle that will free her from a dreaded life of blindness. But the miracle does not come, and Natalie ultimately must confront every blind person's dilemma. Will she go home to live scared? Or will she embrace the skills she needs to make it in a world without sight?
From the Book Jacket: What is that awful green and purple gunk bubbling up in the normally blue waters of the Chesapeake Bay? Chadwick the Crab and his friends call it garplegrungen; people call it pollution. Whatever its name, Chadwick decides he has to get rid of it. Dr. Mallard (that old quack) tells him it's no use. But with the help of old and new friends, such as stately Baron von Heron and Belly Jeans, the shy flounder, Chadwick finds a way to save the Bay. Priscilla Cummings is a writer who lives in Annapolis with her husband and young son. A.R. Cohen is an artist/ illustrator working in Baltimore. The two collaborated earlier on Chadwick the Crab. Other books about Chadwick are also available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
From the Book Jacket: Chadwick the Crab and Bernie the Sea Gull are worried they're going to lose a good friend forever. Hester, the Delmarva fox squirrel, has discovered a book telling her she's on the endangered species list. Not only that, there's a mysterious monster lurking around Shady Creek. And all this happens just when Chadwick and Esmerelda are getting ready to welcome their big little family home. Priscilla Cummings is a writer who lives in Annapolis with her husband, John, and their two children, William and Hannah. A. R. Cohen is a Baltimore artist/illustrator who also teaches in Howard County. Chadwick Forever is the fourth book in a series about Chadwick the Crab. Other books by Cummings and Cohen include Oswald and the Timberdoodles and Sid and Sal's Famous Channel Marker Diner. Other books about Chadwick are available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
From the Book Jacket: Chadwick is a happy Chesapeake Bay blue crab who enjoys a wide circle of friends-quiet Orville Oyster, Matilda (a fussy, near-sighted egret), Toulouse the French Canada Goose, Bernie the Sea Gull, and especially Esmerelda, the prettiest girl crab in the entire bay. But Chadwick yearns for adventure and decides that more than anything else he wants to be a star at the aquarium in Baltimore. This is the story of how one little crab realizes a very big dream. Other books about Chadwick are also available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Twelve-year-old Kelley is afraid she'll never be part of the "normal" world again, for a terrible car accident has left her face, leg, and hand badly burned. Waking up in the hospital disoriented and in agony, she can't remember the details of the accident. But the details of recovery soon become painfully clear to her -- skin-graft operations, uncomfortable dressings, torturous hand exercises, and debridement. But worst of all is having to wear a plastic mask for at least a year so her facial skin won't grow back puffy and hard. How will she ever face the world again and make people, as her physical therapist says, "see a face first, then a mask?" In this riveting story of a young girl's struggle to recover from catastrophic burns, Kelley discovers many things about herself, including a talent she never knew she had. Most important, she learns that although a face is the first thing one sees, a second impression can make all the difference. The author of the highly acclaimed "Autumn Journey" takes us on another life-changing journey -- one of determination, courage, and survival.
Escaped and on the run, can Digger find redemption? His bold escape from a juvenile detention facility nearly kills him, but soon an angry fourteen-year-old Digger is on the run, hijacking a tractor trailer, "borrowing" a bicycle, and stealing a canoe. When injuries stop him, Digger hides at a riverside campground, where he befriends a young boy and a girl his own age. New friends, a job caring for rescued horses, and risking his life to save another make Digger realize that the journey back is not just about getting home, it's about discovering what he's really running from, and how to come to terms with his troubled past.
Living near the water on Maryland's Eastern Shore, thirteen-year-old Brady and his best friends J.T. and Digger become entangled in a tragedy that tests their friendship and their ideas about right and wrong.
When Grace's family is evicted from their Washington, D.C, apartment just before Christmas 1932, and she and her younger brothers are sent to a mission, Grace wonders what will become of her brothers, her pregnant mother, and her out-of-work father.
Three seventh-grade girls accuse their music teacher of having touched them inappropriately and sexually.
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