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761271
Fleabrain loves Franny by Rocklin, Joanne 

BTSB Prebound(Amulet Books, 2014)

BTSB #: 761271 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.3 MG

Subjects: Poliomyelitis - Fiction People with disabilities - Fiction Family life - Pennsylvania - Fiction Fleas - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Jews - United States - Fiction Pittsburgh (Pa.) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: This middle-grade novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952-53. The protagonist is Franny, a young girl of imagination, curiosity, and stubbornness. While recovering from polio, she begins a correspondence with a flea named Fleabrain.


550833
Giant-slayer by Lawrence, Iain 

BTSB Prebound(Delacorte Press, 2009)

BTSB #: 550833 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.8 MG RC: 4.3 3-5 Lexile: 700

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Poliomyelitis - Fiction Storytelling - Fiction Imagination - Fiction People with disabilities - Fiction


Summary: When her eight-year-old neighbor gets polio in 1955, 11-year-old Laurie discovers that her imagination has power as she tells stories during her visits with him and other patients in iron lung machines.


6.50 *

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P03534
Liberty by Larson, Kirby 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2016)

BTSB #: P03534 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life Animals


Subjects: Dogs - Fiction Poliomyelitis - Fiction People with disabilities - Fiction Family life - Louisiana - New Orleans - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Prisoners of war - Fiction Race relations - Fiction Friendship - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction New Orleans (La.) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: In 1940s New Orleans, Fish Elliot is a polio-survivor with a knack for inventing and building things, and his African American neighbor Olympia is a girl with a talent for messing things up, but they are united in an effort to save a starving stray dog they call Liberty--and when Liberty is caged by a nasty farmer, they find an unlikely ally in a German prisoner of war, Erich, who is not much older than the two children.


61.74 *

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171662
Pixie pushes on by Bundy, Tamara 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2020)

BTSB #: 171662 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.8 MG Lexile: 770

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Family life - Indiana - Fiction Farm life - Indiana - Fiction Empathy - Fiction Moving - Fiction Poliomyelitis - Fiction Indiana - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: Caring for a runt lamb helps Pixie gain empathy when, in the 1940s, her family moves to her grandparents' farm and her sister Charlotte contracts polio and is sent away.


21.38 *

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