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A Name on the Quilt: A Story of Remembrance

Lauren and her family reminisce as they work together creating a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt in honor of her Uncle Ron.

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And Tango Makes Three

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins parent an egg and start a family.

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Antonio's Card = La Tarjeta de Antonio

A boy overcomes teasing from his classmates to truly appreciate his unique family.

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Christian, the Hugging Lion

Based on a popular YouTube video, this book tells the story of John and Ace and their pet lion, Christian, from their first meeting at Harrods department store through the adventures of raising a growing lion in a London apartment and ending with Christian's return to the wild in Africa.

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Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Girl loves dog, dog loves girl, and they both love ballet. Will the unlikely ballerina ever get his moment on the stage?

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Donovan's Big Day

It's a very BIG day for young Donovan-get ready, get dressed in his best with a bow tie and be the ring bearer when Mommy and Mama get married!

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Fabulous!: A Portrait of Andy Warhol

Focusing on the first half of Warhol's life, author and illustrator Bonnie Christensen shows how the lonely outsider in Pittsburgh became a successful artist in New York City in the 1960s.

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Families

Children from a diverse selection of American families share their insights.

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Home at Last

Lester finds a loving home with Daddy Rich and Daddy Albert and their big, fluffy dog.

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I am Jazz

Jazz says she “has a girl brain in a boy body.” Based on the life of Jazz Jennings, this picture book talks about her experiences growing up as a transkid.

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In Our Mothers' House

Although Marmee , Meema, and their three kids have a happy home life with many similarities to their neighbor's experiences -- dinnertime, fooling around, getting ready for parties -- some in their community can see only the differences.

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Jane and the Dragon

Despite being laughed at, Jane persists in her mission to become a knight. When the prince is kidnapped by a dragon, Jane dons a borrowed suit of armor, goes to his rescue, and the adventure begins ...

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King & King

When a weary queen wants to retire, she demands that the prince get married so that he can become king ... but the results are not your typical fairy tale ending.

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Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero

Mary Walker broke barriers by championing women’s rights, bravely serving in the Civil War, and being the only woman to earn the Medal of Honor — and she wore pants!

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Mini Mia and Her Darling Uncle

A mischievious little girl comes to terms with having to share her favorite uncle with his new partner.

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Morris wears a beautiful orange dress that reminds him of his mother’s hair and tigers, but his classmates say that dresses are for girls. One night, Morris has a dream that changes everything.

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Not Every Princess

Anyone can be a princess, a pirate, a mermaid, or a superhero. Demonstrated through rhyming text and whimsical illustrations, whatever you can imagine, you can become.

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Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

Courageous and resourceful Sarah Edmonds enlisted as "Frank Thompson" in the Union Army during the Civil War, serving as a soldier, nurse, and ultimately a spy behind enemy lines.

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Rough, Tough Charley

Author Verla Kay uses rhyme to chronicle the adventures of Charley Parkhurst, the legendary stage coach driver whose secret identity was revealed upon his death.

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Rufus the Scrub Does Not Wear a Tutu

Rufus, the biggest guy in his class, plays football but is rather clumsy. His mom suggests ballet lessons. But while his teammates tease him about prancing around in a tutu, his new abilities make a big difference on the football field.

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Say Something

A girl remains silent while others around her are bullied or teased. But one day she finds herself the target of jokes and no one speaks up for her.

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The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister

An illustrated diary-like account of things that India McAllister loves like her dog Tofu, her best friend, Colby, and other things... well, she's not so sure about, like Amanda the Rodent and Richard, her dad's boyfriend.

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The Daddy Machine

Two kids with lesbian moms wonder what it would be like to have a dad. So they build a daddy machine, turn it on, and a dad pops out. Then comes another, and another, and another ...

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The Paper Bag Princess

After a dragon burns down her castle and kidnaps Prince Ronald, her intended, Princess Elizabeth dons a paper bag and rescues him. Ronald, however, is put off by her unprincess-like appearance, so Elizabeth heads off alone into the sunset.

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The Sissy Duckling

Duckling Elmer is called a sissy by his father and the other ducklings when he fails at sports and prefers less "manly" activities. So he runs away and creates his own home in a hollow tree. When his father is shot by hunters as the ducks migrate south, Elmer nurses him back to health during the long, cold winter.

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This Day in June

This Day In June welcomes young readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united.

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Tomboy Trouble

When eight-year-old Georgia gets a short haircut and plays baseball, the kids at her new school don't know what to make of her.

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Tutus Aren't My Style

Tomboy Emma is dismayed when she receives a gift from her favorite uncle and opens it to discover a frilly pink tutu. Ultimately, she discovers that there are lots of different ways to be a ballerina and that her uncle really does know her after all.

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Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit With Andy Warhol

Seven-year-old James and his family make a surprise visit to Grandma and Uncle Andy at their Manhattan townhouse. But when your uncle is Andy Warhol, you're in for lots of surprises yourself!

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Who Was Sally Ride?

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was a scientist and university professor, with a passion for interesting girls in studying science.

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Worm Loves Worm

Worm loves worm, and now they want to get married. But which worm is the bride and which is the groom? And does it matter?

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