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    The Bone Dragon – Alexia Casale

    “I rise up, towards the surface.  Through velvet blue into grey dimness. Up towards the light.  And sound starts to penetrate now. Low echoes vibrating through the water.  But I’m not ready to leave yet. I’m safe here, floating in the shadows. The pain is distant, belonging to the light and the warmth and the air.” Evie is broken. Her ribs have caused her so much pain over the last few years and she now has the chance to breathe freely again, yet she will always be broken. Wrapped up in a cover up told to school mates she cannot turn to her friends to talk about the fact part…

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    Hereville #1 and #2- Barry Deutsch

    Welcome to Hereville, home of the first-ever wisecracking, adventure-loving, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish heroine. A delightful mix of fantasy, adventure, cultural traditions, and preteen commotion, this fun, quirky graphic novel series will captivate middle-school readers with its exciting visuals and entertaining new heroine. Spunky, strong-willed eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg isn’t interested in knitting lessons from her stepmother, or how-to-find-a-husband advice from her sister, or you-better-not warnings from her brother. There’s only one thing she does want: to fight dragons! In How Mirka Got Her Sword, Mirka fearlessly stands up to local bullies. She battles a very large, very menacing pig. And she boldly accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch, a challenge…