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Farmer boy / by Wilder, Laura Ingalls,1867-1957.; Williams, Garth,illustrator.;
At the end of the nineteenth century, nine-year-old Almanzo lives with his family on a big farm in New York State where he raises his own two calves, helps cut ice and shear sheep, and longs for the day he can have his own colt.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Wilder, Almanzo; Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957; Farm life; Families; Family life;
© 1971, 1981., HarperTrophy,
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Lost boy / by Jeffs, Brent W.; Szalavitz, Maia.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-241).Former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints member Brent Jeffs reveals both the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his prophet's compound--and the harsh exile existence that so many boys face once they have been expelled by the sect.
Subjects: Jeffs, Brent W.; Polygamy; Mormons; Child sexual abuse; Mormon fundamentalism; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.;
© 2009., Broadway Books,
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Lawn boy [electronic resource]. by Evison, Jonathan.; Ochlan, P.J..;
Narrator: P.J. Ochlan.For Mike Muñoz, a young Chicano living in Washington State, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work-and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew-he knows that he's got to be the one to shake things up if he's ever going to change his life. But how? In this funny, angry, touching, and ultimately deeply inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man on a journey to discover himself, a search to find the secret to achieving the American dream of happiness and prosperity. That's the birthright for all Americans, isn't it? If so, then what is Mike Muñoz's problem? Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can't seem to get a break. But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it. And it's looking really good. Lawn Boy is an important, entertaining, and completely winning novel about social class distinctions, about overcoming cultural discrimination, and about standing up for oneself.Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2018., HighBridge Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=3942816 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth / by Wright, Richard,1908-1960.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-419).Southern night -- The horror and the glory.The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other side by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common law. This is the author's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is an unashamed confession and a profound indictment, a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.
Subjects: Wright, Richard, 1908-1960; Wright, Richard, 1908-1960; African Americans; Authors, American; Authors, American; African American authors;
© 2006., HarperPerennial ModernClassics,
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Farmer Boy : [electronic resource] : Little House series, book 3. by Wilder, Laura Ingalls.; Jones, Cherry.;
Narrator: Cherry Jones.Farmer Boy is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husband, Almanzo, grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived. While Laura Ingalls grows up on the prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town. Almanzo wishes for just one thing -- his very own horse -- and he must prove that he is ready for such a big responsibility.Text Difficulty 3 - Text Difficulty 4MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)8205.2Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Juvenile Fiction.; Classic Literature.; Historical Fiction.; Juvenile Literature.;
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=2754167 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Skinny boy : a young man's battle and triumph over anorexia / by Grahl, Gary A.;
Self destruction: Sign of the obsession -- Helpless -- The ride -- And your name is...? -- Iron giant -- Fifty cent tour -- Chandra -- Group therapy -- Atlanta the private investigator -- O.T. -- Scrabble -- Doctor is in(sane) -- Send the alternate -- Battle of O.T., 1986 -- What about Bob? -- My free get-out-of-prom card -- Chandra's discharge -- My post-prom -- Let's play hide the tunafish-twice -- D-day -- Illusion theories for all occasions -- The letter -- The new You: Bacon anyone? -- Award for best actor goes to -- Am I ever glad to smell you -- One sharp package? -- Back so soon? -- Dr. Buckmier's warning -- Wet dream -- Can't you see the "no trespassing" sign? -- Power of You -- Idol visit -- The warning -- Infatuation begins -- Busted -- Ariel's lessons: Girls 101 -- Elevator ride to heaven -- Bad news -- Musical toast -- The session -- Courage -- Trash it -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgement.
Subjects: Personal Narratives; Grahl, Gary A.; Anorexia nervosa; Anorexia nervosa;
© c2007., American Legacy Media,
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Beautiful boy : [electronic resource] : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction. by Sheff, David.; Heald, Anthony.;
Narrator: Anthony Heald.What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff's journey through his son's drug addiction. David's story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view - a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Before meth, Sheff's son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honor student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole money from his eight-year-old brother, and lived on the streets. With poignant candor, Sheff traces the first warning signs - denial, 3 a.m. phone calls-the attempts at rehabilitation, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that, whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another too, lest they become addicted to addiction. Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help.Text Difficulty 10 - Text Difficulty 12Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 323023 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Biography & Autobiography.;
© 2008., Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=155775 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive;
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Good boy, Fergus! / by Shannon, David,1959-;
Except for his bath, Fergus experiences the perfect doggy day, from chasing cats and motorcycles to being scratched on his favorite tickle spot.
Subjects: Dogs; Dogs;
© 2006., Blue Sky Press,
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Lost boys : the Beulah Home tragedy / by Hobey, Jack.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-255) and index."Recounts the case of The People vs. Herman Swift, a story which ran on front pages of newspapers throughout Michigan for three years in the early 20th century. It is one of the most sensational cases to ever go to the Michigan Supreme Court and was reviewed on appeal by famous Michigan governors, Chase Osborn and Nathaniel Ferris. The story revolves around the complex, tragic figure of Herman Swift, his efforts to provide a home and guidance to orphaned and cast out boys, and a resulting scandal which gripped Michigan for years"--P. [4] of cover.
Subjects: Swift, Herman, 1870-1913.; Trials (Child sexual abuse); Boys; Beulah Home;
© c2010., Harbor House Publishers,
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Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men / by Sax, Leonard.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-331) and index.The riddle -- The first factor : changes at school -- The second factor : video games -- The third factor : medications for ADHD -- The fourth factor : endocrine disruptors -- End result : failure to launch -- The fifth factor : the revenge of the forsaken gods -- Detox.An updated version of his best seller, Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on his vast clinical experience to propose an entirely original view of why boys and young men are continuing to fail in school and at home. He argues that a combination of social, cultural, and biological factors is creating an environment that is literally toxic to boys, ranging from environmental estrogens to the over-prescription of ADHD drugs. And he presents practical solutions-- from new ways of controlling boys' use of video games, to innovative (and workable) education reforms.
Subjects: Boys; Young men; Motivation in education.; Sex differences in education.;
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