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Spare Parts

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Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream By Joshua Davis Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374534981
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Published: FSG Originals - December 2nd, 2014

It's a feel-good story- inner-city high school students learn to build robots and in a national competition on a shoestring budget, defeating teams from Caltech and MIT -- with a twist: most of the students are undocumented immigrants from Mexico, living in a time of increasing deportations, and their undocumented status means that college, jobs, and the other elements of a happy ending are just out of each.


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The Perfect Place

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The Perfect Place By Teresa E. Harris Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547255194
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Published: Clarion Books - November 4th, 2014

It can't be a coincidence that Great-Aunt Grace's initials spell GAG. Treasure knows it's the beginning of a disaster when her mother leaves her in Black Lake, Virginia for the summer. She'll be happy to move on as soon as her parents find a new place to live. But somehow, despite everything from Vacation Bible School catastrophes to cleaning every inch of GAG's candy store, Black Lake turns out to be hard to hate -- and it just might be the perfect place for Treasure's family after all.

Sarah


Serving Victoria

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Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household By Kate Hubbard Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062269928
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 22nd, 2014

From equerries and ladies-in-waiting to grooms and scullery maids, it took thousands of people to keep Queen Victoria's palaces running. Most kept quiet about royal secrets during Victoria's reign, but their letters and diaries reveal everything from the mundane to the scandalous.Sarah


Nightingales

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Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale By Gillian Gill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345451880
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 13th, 2005

Gill goes beyond a simple biography of Florence Nightingale to take in the whole extended family, part of the wealthy community of reformers that drove England in the 19th century. The story itself is great, but if you're a fan of detail, read to the end: the notes are almost better than the narrative.

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Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

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The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish By Linda Przybyszewski Cover Image
$28.99
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ISBN: 9780465036714
Published: Basic Books - April 29th, 2014

Even if you've never touched a sewing machine, you'll be planning a trip to the fabric store by the time you finish this history of American clothing. Dress isn't just a matter of fashion here: it's politics, domestic science, economics, and a barometer of women's roles in an evolving world.

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