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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

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Dear Sweet Pea

by Julie Murphy

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by Kevin Henkes

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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

By: Laura Ruby

When Frankie’s mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, she thought it was only supposed to be temporary—just long enough for him to get back on his feet be able to provide for them once again. That’s why she is not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned to the orphanage, two young, unwanted women doing everything they can to survive. And as the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of World War II, and the shadows of injustice, poverty, and death walk the streets in broad daylight, it will be up to Frankie to find something worth holding on to in the ruins of this shattered America —every minute of every day spent wondering if the life she is able to carve out will be enough.

I will admit, I do not know the answer to this last question. But I will be watching, waiting to find out. That’s what ghosts do.

Author’s note.

ISBN: 9780062317643

JLG Release: Feb 2020


Sensitive Areas: Mild language, Mild sexual themes, Racism, Sexual assault, Suicide, Violence, Alcohol, Physical abuse
Topics: Orphanages , World War II (1939–1945) , Ghosts , Love , Family , Chicago, Illinois , Italian Americans , Independence , Girls and women

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Dear Sweet Pea

By: Julie Murphy

Patricia “Sweet Pea” DiMarco wasn’t sure what to expect when her parents announced they were getting a divorce. She never could have imagined that they would have the “brilliant” idea of living in nearly identical houses on the same street. In the one house between them lives their eccentric neighbor Miss Flora Mae, the famed local advice columnist behind “Miss Flora Mae I?”

Dividing her time between two homes is not easy. Then one day, Flora leaves for a trip and asks Sweet Pea to forward her the letters for the column. Sweet Pea is able to contain her curiosity about them…until she recognizes the handwriting on one of the envelopes. What she decides to do with that letter sets off a chain of events that will forever change the lives of Sweet Pea DiMarco, her family, and many of the readers of “Miss Flora Mae I?”

ISBN: 9780062473073

JLG Release: Feb 2020


Sensitive Areas: Homophobia
Topics: Divorce , Advice columns , Overweight people , Friendship , Self-esteem , Family life , Conduct of life , Neighbors , Small towns , West Texas , Gay fathers , LGBTQ

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Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance

By: Jennieke Cohen

Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: with an older sister happily wed, and the future of her family estate secure, she has few obligations and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home. But Vicky’s comfortable, idyllic life is overturned, and she must quickly marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, Vicky enters society’s season in a flutter of silks, dances, and pretty words.

Jane Austen meets The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this winking, witty stand-alone historical romance with a dash of mystery.

Historical note.

ISBN: 9780062857309

JLG Release: Feb 2020


Sensitive Areas: Mild language, Mild sexual themes, Sexual assault, Alcohol, Domestic abuse, Mention of rape
Topics: Aristocracy , Marriage and divorce , History of Great Britain, George III, 1760–1820 , Romance , Family , Domestic abuse , Mystery , British Regency Era (1811–1820) , Jane Austen (1775–1817)

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Penny and Her Sled

By: Kevin Henkes

When Penny, a sweet and curious mouse, gets a new sled, she can’t wait to use it. But there’s one big problem—there’s no snow! Patiently, Penny waits and watches for the snow to appear. She puts on her scarf and hat. She sleeps with her mittens. Maybe if she’s ready, the snow will finally come. But day after day, the snow does not arrive. Finally, Penny decides she will use her sled for other things—it’s too wonderful not to! With a little imagination, the sled becomes a bridge for her glass animals to cross. It becomes a bed for her doll, Rose. It becomes a magic carpet that takes Penny and Rose on adventures all around the world. And as Penny waits for a snowfall that may never appear, she learns all about the power of patience, imagination, play…and spring!

Told in five short chapters, and with an emphasis on family and patience, Penny and Her Sled is the perfect choice for emerging readers and for family sharing.

Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9780062934543

JLG Release: Feb 2020


Series: Penny
Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: NoneSleds , Patience , Mice , Winter , Weather , Imagination and play

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A Big Bed for Little Snow

By: Grace Lin

When it was quiet, Little Snow grinned and then jumped, jumped, jumped!

Little Snow loves the new big, soft bed Mommy made him for the long, cold winter nights. But Mommy says this bed is for sleeping, not jumping! What happens when he can't resist jump, jump, jumping on his new fluffy, bouncy bed?

Full-color gouache illustrations.

ISBN: 9780316478366

JLG Release: Feb 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Snow , Beds , Mother and child

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Mighty Moe: The True Story of a Thirteen-Year-Old Women's Running Revolutionary

By: Rachel Swaby

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The untold true story of runner Maureen Wilton, whose world record-breaking marathon time at age thirteen was met first with misogyny and controversy, but ultimately with triumph.

In 1967, a thirteen-year-old girl named Maureen Wilton set the women's world marathon record, running 26.2 miles in 3:15:23. Nicknamed “Little Mo” by her track teammates, Wilton was already a headline-making athlete. But her accomplishment was greeted with controversy and misogynistic accusations of cheating. Wilton receded into the background, left the sport, and kept her achievement secret. This is the story of what happened, and how Maureen found her way back to the sport decades later as the mother of a young runner herself. Introduction by Katherine Switzer, first official female participant of the Boston Marathon in 1967.

Introduction by Kathrine Switzer. Afterword. Sources. Notes. Index. Black-and-white photo insert.

ISBN: 9780374311605

JLG Release: Feb 2020


Sensitive Areas: Discrimination
Topics: Maureen Wilton (1953– ) , Women long-distance runners , Canada , Marathons , Women athletes , Running , Sports and recreation , Biography

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