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The War that Saved My Life
The War that Saved My Life | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A Newbery Honor BookWinner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School)Wall Street JournalBest Children's Books of 2015New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and SharingAn exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jeffersons Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Adas twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesnt waste a minuteshe sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susanand Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identitya classic in the making.From the Hardcover edition.
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4thhouseontheleft
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The library is so quiet and peaceful today!

Maya is stocking up on Battle of the Books reads, and I picked up a stack of #WinterGames reading, one of which is the December selection for my book club. I don‘t usually read this genre, so we‘ll see how I like them. I signed up for @Clwojick ‘s #WinterGames, but as a #renegade and didn‘t join a team, to keep it super low pressure. 🤣

Clwojick If you change your mind about the teams, let me know. There‘s no pressure at all. And we‘ll have some Hanukkah games as well! ❄️♥️ 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick if there‘s space, you can add me to a team! I‘m feeling more holiday-y than I usually do. 🤣 2w
Clwojick Sounds perfect! 2w
Kimberlone I loved doing Battle of the Books when I was in school! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Kimberlone She did elementary BoB for two years; this is her first year on a middle school team! 2w
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kradebaugh
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This Newberry Honor book by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. I have to admit made me cry at first. This is a historical fiction book is set in the onset of World War II and the main character Ada is truly struggling she has a physical disability and she being horribly abused by her mother but thanks to the War she able to escape her mother. This story is a how little girl survived and was able to make a difference. #ucflae3414f19

kradebaugh For my UDL's I chose 2.2 clarify syntax and structure and 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge. For ESOL I would monitor comprehension and check with questions, I would also simplify text if needed 1mo
haleyklein Thank you for sharing!! 1mo
maciforster Can‘t believe it made you cry!! Now I must read it if it was so good. 1mo
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Mwinship Sounds like a great read, especially if it made you cry! Seems like a good book to incorporate into a history lesson. 1mo
TristanPool If it made you cry, it‘s a great book! Sounds like this novel would pair well with a history lesson. 1mo
ccipriati This sounds like an amazing book. I will definitely look for it! 1mo
YvetteE I'm reading this right now! This is a book that will let children know life is not always easy, but faith and resilience will prevail. I love the background of Dr. Spalding's face:)
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YesseniaN I love how you could use this book in many subjects, not just reading but history as well! 1mo
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Louise
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What a beautiful, heart-warming #audiobook! A young girl with a club foot is evacuated from London to the English countryside with her little brother at the start of WWII. Having suffered physical and emotional abuse at the hand of their mother, young Ada and little Jamie begin to blossom under the loving care of their guardian Sarah. Sarah, too, comes back to life with renewed fervor. Highly recommended!

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this book 👍 2mo
Bookwormjillk A favorite of mine. 2mo
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royallyregan93
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YA historical fiction for my school‘s reading challenge.

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MelindaOtt
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I read a fair number of middle grade books, but usually just to see what my daughter is reading. This is the first MG book I‘ve read before my daughter and I will be handing it off to her as soon as I return from discussing it at my book club. A wonderful historical about a girl who is evacuated during WWII and learns her own value and how to trust others. Definitely a book for everyone, not just middle graders!

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DezireeLara
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This HF Newbery Honor is a great book for IR. I read it on my own this semester and couldn‘t put it down. The story of young Ada and her brother in a time of war tugs at your heart strings. I think it‘s perfect for your strong readers in 3rd grade and up. http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-the-war-that-saved-my-life/hickleberrypunchfi... this link shares a study guide of the book so the teacher can have a understanding of what is going on throughout the text

DezireeLara UDL: 7.1, 7.3 5mo
DezireeLara ESOL: 3, 1, 6 #ucflae3414su19 5mo
Macker11 I have never heard of this book prior to now and I really want to go check it out! Sounds like a great read to introduce war into the classroom through literacy! 5mo
Dylanburgett Man this a great book! Can‘t wait to read it. 5mo
DrSpalding I am so excited you read this book. A recent award winner and obviously an excellent title to use while teaching social studies. 4mo
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Lauren Cahill
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Amazing
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Read it now
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MrsBabki I loved this book! Grab the second one - you will not be disappointed! 5mo
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Wow! This was one of those young adult/children‘s books that is so well written it could be an adult‘s book. It deals with tough subjects like disability, generational abuse, war, adoption, and poverty in nuanced ways. Well-written and hopeful, yet, I wouldn‘t recommend to a child without someone to help them make sense of the tough stuff. So glad I picked this one up on #modernmrsdarcy ‘s recommendation.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Oana7
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“I wanted to say a lot of things, but, as usual, I didn't have the words for the thoughts inside my head.”

rretzler I loved this book! Did you know it has a sequel? 6mo
Oana7 I had no idea.. Thanks! I will definitely search for it and read it 😊 6mo
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Becker
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Nice story. A really great way for middle grade children to begin learning about WWII.

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I just finished this wonderful duology. I can see why it was a #Newbery honor book. It's great for fans of Anne of Green Gables, or history lovers. #WW2 #middlegradeMay is off to an amazing start, these two will be hard to beat.
@megnews Have you read these?

megnews I have not but The War that Saved My Life is on my tbr. 7mo
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R.L.Walker
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So far I am loving this read with my students! Helps them understand ww2 and what it was like for kids.

Bookwormjillk My son loved those books. 7mo
TracyReadsBooks This book is very popular with students and parents at our school. I think it‘s a great read! 7mo
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tpixie Looks great! I placed a hold at the library!! I'm now reading! 8mo
EadieB @tpixie Nice! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this book! 8mo
Readingismyescape I loved this one too. 8mo
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heidisreads
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My current #audiobook and also one of the books kids will be reading for Battle of the Books this summer! #summerreading #historicalfiction #kidlit #tweenlit #librariansoflitsy

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Aurora_Marie
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This book is about a little girl named Ada that has a clubbed foot and a little brother named Jamie. Ada has never need outside, her mam wouldn‘t let her because she was too “ugly” and she didn‘t want to be seen with that “ugly thing.” One day a war came, Ada‘s mam was going to leave her at home but she learned how to walk and took her moms ticket. This book was AMAZING, joyful, and sad. Read the book to find out more

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The War that Saved My Life is a HF book written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and have won the Newbery award. I think this book would a great way to combine history and literature together. I think this book would do well in a LC setting. I feel like this book would do well in a third grade class to about fifth or sixth grade. #LAE3414sp19

LaGasseSam1996 UDL 3.1 is needed when reading this book. This book takes place during WWII students need to have some background knowledge to be able to fully get the understanding of this story. I think this book would be a good book to use in the middle or end of a WWII lesson. 8mo
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ESOL 20 I think is a strategy I would use with this book. Listing important words for the student will make their understanding of the book easier and allow them to get the full context of the story. Leaving these words on the board where the ESOL student can refer back to them is also a good idea.
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LaGasseSam1996 http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/reading-informati... this is a lesson plan from Read Write Think. In this lesson plan it will have students using the 3-2-1 strategy. Where they have to find three things they learned, two things they found interesting and one question they still have . I would change it slightly. Instead of using a magazine I would use the book chapters instead. 8mo
DrSpalding This has been on my stack to read for a while now. This strategy, is something that could be used with many books and/or supplemental text like magazines. 8mo
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Beccacraft
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What a great book for adults and children alike! I love how the main character, Ada, must sort through and learn to deal with her emotions of anxiety, frustration, anger, and love.

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The book “The War That Saved Me” is a HF book that would be beneficial as a SR with students around middle school. (Schneider Family Book Award & Newberry Honor Award) The main character, Ada, has never been out of her house before due to her twisted foot. When her brother gets shipped to London to escape the war, she follows. Ada‘s brother and Ada get close to a woman in London that takes them in.

taywise393 The war slowly pushes them apart but they refuse to go back to their cruel mother. This worksheet would be great to use while reading through the book. https://images.app.goo.gl/LWwSgt9YoABTr4ku8 The UDL that matches with this is 5.1 & 2.1. The ESOL for this book re very important because this book is a novel, I would use 8 & 20. This is good to show the struggling students what is harder and how to help. #lae3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding Minor errors. Be sure to thoroughly explain English learner and universal design principles as they align to your strategies/resources. 8mo
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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I was not expecting to be as moved as I was at this book. I thought it was a great description of Ada's big feelings of anxiety at new changes, frustration at her own ignorance of the world, and resentment at her mother confirming what she already knew: her mother didn't care about her. Juxtaposing all this against WW2 England just made the conflict-and it's resolution-even more vivid.

#PopSugar Reading Challenge 2019: book set in wartime (2017)

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""I don't know what to say...I don't want to tell you a lie, and I don't know the truth."
It was maybe the most honest thing anyone had ever said to me."

Would that we could all be so honest with children.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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I‘ve read and loved and would recommend these books that deal with different forms of disability.

#literaryluck #disabilityreads

Tamra Tear jerkers! 😭 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
JennyM Sooo many good picks! 9mo
vkois88 Nice picks 9mo
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UnabridgedPod
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I loved this so much! Bradley weaves an amazingly empathetic story of Ada, who was born with a club foot, and her little brother Jamie. At the beginning of the novel, they live with Mam, who is ashamed of Ada and holds her captive inside their small apartment in World War II-era London. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod When the government starts evacuating children in anticipation of the German invasion, Ada and Jamie find themselves in the country, placed involuntarily with Susan Smith, an unmarried woman who is grieving the death of her friend and roommate. The coming of age tale that follows, which focuses on Ada learning to trust and figuring out who she can be, is moving and so, so relatable. 10mo
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JapnoorManku
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I just started the book and it is so amazing. It‘s such a moving start for me. Such an astonishing book. Must read.

MrsBabki I totally agree. As a mom it ripped my heart out! 12mo
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abbielistenstobooks
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Great kids' book. Good intro to WW2, disability representation. Warning: child abuse.

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suvata
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Definitely a 5-star read. Now, I have to get the second book in the series so I can find out what happens to Ada.

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BookNAround
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I read very few middle grade books but this one about a young girl with a club foot and an abusive mother who is evacuated from London at the beginning of WWII is really good. Full review at http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2018/07/review-war-that-saved-my-life-by.html

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this :) 1y
MelissaSue81 I liked this. Trying to get my daughter to read it! 1y
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Ash-to-the-er
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Finished this one last night. Such a quick read, and I really loved the kids and how they had to learn how to let others love them.

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Abby2
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So good. Wonderful story of disabled girl in wartime London. Love conquers all

abbylibrarian The sequel is awesome, too! 1y
Abby2 I‘m Abby and a librarian too. I just started the sequel. 1y
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MelissaSue81
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What a great story. Loved all the characters. My only complaint is the pacing of the story. I felt like it dragged a bit on in the middle and then a whole lot happened in the last 30 pages or so, but the ending gave me all the feels. Will definitely read the sequel.

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MelissaSue81
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Next up on my middle grade/YA reading spree. This definitely seems geared toward younger audiences but I‘ve heard great things from adults about it too! Can‘t wait to get into it.

4thhouseontheleft This one is on my radar, so I look forward to seeing what you think! 1y
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MelissaSue81
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Just raided the YA section at work. I always forget that we have some treasures in there.

BookNAround I just read the tagged book. It was really good. 2y
TracyReadsBooks All three of these books are very popular with our middle school students. All the readers have strong opinions about We Were Liars. And the bottom one, The War That Saved My Life, is one that both students & parents love—I‘m a huge fan myself! 2y
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OneLitChick
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When your son offers to read a book with you after his next round of Fortnite...

#StopDropAndRead #AlternatingChapters #BoyMom #RaisingAGamerThatAlsoReads

auntie_jenn i bought this for my nephew and he passed it back to me with 👍🏻👍🏻. it‘s in my pile 2y
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BookNAround
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Yes, I got distracted while working on my books (seen in my previous post) so those of you who predicted that were absolutely correct! I found this one in the stacks and thought I should read it so I can pass it along to my 13 year old niece when I see her later this month. Gatsby agrees as she‘s trapped me on the couch by snuggling into my legs. Guess I‘ll finish the book sorting tomorrow.

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An extremely well done WWII novel told from the viewpoint of an 8 year old disabled evacuee. The story captured her fear of all things as well as her voice. I loved how Ada‘s voice changed as she grew and learned. And her observations of life during wartime. Looking forward to book 2.

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ravenlee
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I really enjoyed this, and managed to get through it in two days. A few Americanisms bothered me (canned v tinned, scarf v muffler) but nothing major. I loved how Ada developed her confidence and independence, and I liked how Susan had some issues of her own to overcome. I think the author handled Susan's background very subtly and I loved it. Can't wait to track down the sequel!

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ravenlee
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I'm enjoying this so far, but one thing bugs me. The writer is trying to get all the aspects of British life and speech, but they're eating canned beans? Not tinned? Sticks out a bit, clearly marking the writer as American.

introvertedbooks I loved how sweet this story was but I never noticed the canned/tinned thing. Guess my American is showing lo l 😶😂 2y
ladym30 Kitty is so pretty! 2y
ravenlee @ladym30 Thank you! Boris is my good reading buddy. He actually comes to sit on the armrest when my daughter is having her reading lesson. (edited) 2y
ReadZenRites Awww Boris, so cute😻😻 He‘d know better than to eat food from a can. Lol 2y
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ravenlee
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"Miss Smith was either bathing him or slaughtering him; either was fine by me." Hello, sibling relationships. Right?

jwashreads Sounds right to me 😂 2y
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This HF novel I would use for a LC is a story about Ada living in 1939 during WWII who is forbidden to leave the house. To escape the war, Ada and her brother leave London to the countryside without their mothers knowledge where they stay with a woman Susan. Ada struggles with a twisted club foot as well as many thing. During her journey she learns a lot even teaching herself how to walk. #UCFLAE3414SP18

WendyV It‘s an advanced book I would use with upper grade level students for an LC which would allow for fostering collaboration and community (UDL 8.3). I would encourage students to take notes while reading this book while creating timelines and T-lists as a reading strategy (EL 9). Check out the book trailer! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=stbW0MjYeEI 2y
WendyV This book received the 2016 Newbery honor award, 2016 Schneider Family Book award, and is a New York Times Best Seller. 2y
SadiqaH This book is a great choice and I will definitely read this book . 2y
NanaBurf Excellent book should be required reading. 2y
DrSpalding Another wonderful book to enhance social studies curriculum. I have read adult versions regarding the London Blitz. My mother lived through this and had to attend school, wearing a little red gas mask. Scary times. Thanks for sharing the book trailer. 2y
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AvacadoandGlitter
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This was a great book. Shout out to my good friends Lilp and CatConstellations

AvacadoandGlitter Also wise girl 448 2y
CatConstellations Hi Skylar watch a doing? 2y
CatConstellations Sorry I meant to say hi Skylar what are u doing 2y
AvacadoandGlitter You mean Skyla 2y
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Addi is enjoying the last few days of her Spring break.
This book is our latest #mommydaughterbuddyread pick. She's almost done, I haven't even started.

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I got this book thinking I would add it to my daughter‘s history curriculum since the setting was during WW2. It was not at all what I expected. While it is set in WW2 the plot is not focused on the war but on Ada and her life with a club foot. What an amazing story. So beautiful. I highly recommend.

Eggs Loved this-there's a sequel 🤗🤗 2y
Lwiesman @EggsI know! Unfortunately my library doesn‘t have it. Have you read it? 2y
Eggs Not yet 2y
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Spent the morning at the Library. Addi was excited to find Mark Twain Award Winner display!
Until Litsy and @MrBook , I didn't know librarians wanted us to check books out from their displays!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
sammisho @MrBook I always thought they were only for decoration! I didn't want to mess up the pretty displays! 😂 2y
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WWII is taking many lives but it might just save Ada and Jamie‘s. When these two neglected kids get sent from London to the country, they just might find a home. Sweet and sad.

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I'm loving this book so much! @ness I had to stop reading at work because I could feel the tears 😭😭😭

ness I WARNED YOU 😭😭😭 2y
Allkat Wish I could read at work!😩 2y
DezaraeOsborne @Allkat One of the perks of working overnight! I get to listen to audiobooks when shelving and doing other non-desk activities at the library! 2y
Allkat I would love that. It sounds peaceful. 2y
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I‘m coaching a 5th Grade Battle of the Books team, and this was one of the books on our list. The storytelling is superb, and I have such affection for Ada, Jamie, and the friends they make along the way.

JessClark78 🐱❤️ 2y
Zelma Beautiful kitty! 😻 2y
ladym30 Gorgeous face! 2y
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SincerelyStacie
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My 15th and last book for the month of January. Such a great book! Perfect for historical fiction fans young and old and everything in between!

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Can‘t wait to start this book for ABC tomorrow!!📚📖