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Kyra is Christy's best friend from the youth center. Matt and Julie are Christy's best friends on her block. When Kyra's African-American family moves into Christy's white neighborhood, Christy learns a hard lesson about prejudice.
A young girl shares her feelings and frustrations about her alcoholic father's behavior.
When Paul's family moves to a new city, his older sister, Tina, gets involved with a group of kids who drink and take drugs. Watching Tina withdraw from him and from their family is hard on Paul.
When a mother discovers her small daughter and son have built a shelter to protect themselves from nuclear attact, she explains that grownups all over the world are working hard to make the world safe for children to grow up in.<P><P> Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winner
When Clare's daddy dies in a car accident, Clare experiences a whole range of emotions without even being sure of just what "dying" means. She is afraid when her mother cries, worried that something will also happen to her mother and grandfather, lonely for her father, and angry because Daddy didn't tell her goodbye.
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.