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  1. page Turtle in Paradise-Brittney S. edited ... About the Author Before Jennifer became what she is today (an author) she was a broadcast pro…
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    About the Author
    Before Jennifer became what she is today (an author) she was a broadcast producer for television commercials. Jennifer L. Holm has written two Newberry honors books, Our Only May Amelia and Penny from Heaven. Her books are also translated into different languages
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    Conclusion
    Turtle in Paradise is an extraordinary read. I liked this novel because it taught me new information that I didn’t know about the depression already. Will Turtle and her mama live in Bellwood together? Where does the secret treasure map lead her? You want to find out you say? You must read the novel Turtle in Paradise.
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    Bibliography
    Holm, Jennifer. Turtle in Paradise. New York : Random House, 2010. Print.
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  2. page Don't You Know There's a War on- Austin C. edited ... Don’t you Know there’s a War on has many important characters. Howie Crispers is one of the mo…
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    Don’t you Know there’s a War on has many important characters. Howie Crispers is one of the most important characters in the book. Howie is one of those kids who will help anyone in trouble, for example when he finds out his teacher is getting fired he does all he can to help. Miss Gossim is a teacher a public school 8 in Brooklyn. She is a nice teacher who cares about her students. Her husband is in the and flies p-38 plane. Mrs. Wolch is superintendent of all the schools in Brooklyn. Her son died in the war. She is also a nice lady who understands problems and fixes them. These are just some of the important characters.
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    Conflict
    In the book Don’t you Know There’s a War on there are many different conflicts. One of the conflicts is man vs. man. Miss Gossim did not want Howie to give the petition to Mrs. Wolch but Howie gave it to her anyway. Howie and Denny have a no secret pack were they can’t keep any secrets, but they have secrets that they keep. Howie got in trouble by the police, for being out side during a blackout. A second conflict is man vs. society. Denny and Howie don’t talk any more after his dad was killed in the war. Miss Gossim is getting becse she is having a baby. I don’t think that is right that Miss Gossim is getting fired just because she is having a baby. And those are just some of the conflicts in Don’t you Know There’s a War on.
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    Conclusion
    I have learned many interesting things about Don’t you Know There’s a War on. Does Howie ever se Miss Gossim or Denny ever Again? You will have to read Don’t you Know There’s a War on if you want to know more.
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  3. page NIght - Aylin A. edited ... Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in what is now Hungary. Wiesel and his family were Orthodox Jews …
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    Elie Wiesel was born in 1928 in what is now Hungary. Wiesel and his family were Orthodox Jews living during the time of the Holocaust. Elie and his entire family were sent to the concentration camps where he was the only one to make it out alive. While painful to remember, Elie has written about his experiences in the camps in several novels including Night.
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    Bibliography Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York: Hill and Wang: A Division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. Print
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  5. page NIght - Aylin A. edited ... As a Jewish boy living during the Holocaust, there is going to be a lot of conflict. The first…
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    As a Jewish boy living during the Holocaust, there is going to be a lot of conflict. The first conflict you see is man vs. society (Eliezer vs. Nazi Germany). The Nazis and Fascists take over Hungary and ship the Jews to the concentration camps. Inside, Eliezer struggles with seeing his family taken from him and watching another people treat everyone so badly. The second is man vs. Self as Eliezer struggles with his own beliefs and whether or not there truly is a God watching out for the Jews if he can allow them to be treated this way. Third, the conflict turns to man vs. man as Eliezer struggles to keep his father alive even though his father is giving up hope. Eliezer never dreamed that he would have to go trough this conflict. Will he be able to get through the Holocaust alive?
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    Conclusion
    Night will have you hooked from the first page. Each page sheds new light on the Holocaust and the struggles that the Jewish people went through. I could not put this book down and I think any reader would have the same reaction. Eliezer’s life and struggles as his very faith is put on the line. Will Eliezer survive the camps? Will he be able to stay with his father? Will he lose everything he holds dear? You’ll only be able to find the answers to these questions if you read Night by Elie Wiesel.
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  6. page Leigh Ann’s Civil War-Briana E. edited ... Theme Leigh Ann’s Civil War has two themes: to make Leigh Ann’s brother proud of Leigh Ann an…
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    Theme
    Leigh Ann’s Civil War has two themes: to make Leigh Ann’s brother proud of Leigh Ann and how Leigh Ann has a thing for mischief that often gets her in trouble. The Frenchman is the guy Teddy is going to sell most of the mill to. The roof is where the Frenchman is supposed to put the French flag up, but instead Leigh Ann puts the flag up for him. Leigh Ann was frozen in terror on top of the mill’s roof. Leigh Ann was the troublemaker of the family. Leigh Ann says too much to her mother. Leigh Ann breaks into the French man’s house. Leigh Ann smacks her mom because her mother wiped Teddy in the hand and face. Leigh Ann’s Civil War has two themes.
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    Conflict
    The conflict of the Conner’s family goes way back. Leigh Ann was kidnapped by her mother. Her mother kidnapped her when Teddy and Louis went to war with the Yankees. She made Leigh read remember, and a Bible page. Teddy and Leigh Ann’s fights went on forever. Leigh Ann kissed a boy named James on the cheek, and Teddy had a fit. When Leigh Ann went on the top of the mill’s roof, and she froze like when your hair is wet in the winter. She broke into the Frenchman’s house, and Louis found out and Leigh Ann had to apologize. The family conflict got much worse than you might think. Leigh Ann smacked her mom for wiping Teddy in the face. Carol yelled at Leigh for making Teddy angry and upset. Leigh Ann was kidnapped by her mother and rescued by her family. These are some of the Conner’s family conflicts.
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  7. page NIght - Aylin A. edited ... As a Jewish boy living during the Holocaust, there is going to be a lot of conflict. The first…
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    As a Jewish boy living during the Holocaust, there is going to be a lot of conflict. The first conflict you see is man vs. society (Eliezer vs. Nazi Germany). The Nazis and Fascists take over Hungary and ship the Jews to the concentration camps. Inside, Eliezer struggles with seeing his family taken from him and watching another people treat everyone so badly. The second is man vs. Self as Eliezer struggles with his own beliefs and whether or not there truly is a God watching out for the Jews if he can allow them to be treated this way. Third, the conflict turns to man vs. man as Eliezer struggles to keep his father alive even though his father is giving up hope. Eliezer never dreamed that he would have to go trough this conflict. Will he be able to get through the Holocaust alive?
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    the Holocaust. NIght - Aylin A.
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    Night will have you hooked from the first page. Each page sheds new light on the Holocaust and the struggles that the Jewish people went through. I could not put this book down and I think any reader would have the same reaction. Eliezer’s life and struggles as his very faith is put on the line. Will Eliezer survive the camps? Will he be able to stay with his father? Will he lose everything he holds dear? You’ll only be able to find the answers to these questions if you read Night by Elie Wiesel.
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  8. page Leigh Ann’s Civil War-Briana E. edited ... Introduction “Leigh Ann, you are a young lady? You should not be kissing a boy on the cheek.…
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    Introduction
    “Leigh Ann, you are a young lady? You should not be kissing a boy on the cheek. You’ll give him ideas,’’ Teddy said. Ann Rinaldi wrote Leigh Ann’s Civil War not to tell you all about the Civil War, but to tell you how a 14-year-old girl who attempts to saves her family. I insist you read Leigh Ann’s Civil War if you like excitement and you also like to read historical fiction.
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    Leigh Ann’s Civil War was based on the Civil War. Which lasted from 1861 to 1865. The Union wanted to abolish slavery. The Confederacy wanted to keep slavery. The Yankees are the Union’s soldiers. Roswell, Georgia, is where Leigh Ann lived. The Frenchman is Teddy’s business partner. The French Flag is what Leigh Ann put on top of the mill’s roof. The mill is the Conner’s family mill. Leigh Ann’s Civil War used the Civil War to help tell an important story.
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    Leigh Ann’s Civil War will offer you some insight on the Civil War, but the novel will also tell you a historical fiction story. In the end Leigh Ann has to choose if she wants to be with mayor McCoy, or her family. Who will it be? I promise you Leigh Ann’s Civil War will make you want to keep reading, and when it ends you will be upset. I know for a fact that you will not be able to put Leigh Ann’s Civil War down!
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    In Roswell, Georgia’s mill was burned down by the Yankees. During the Civil War, a national struggle where in Southerners fought to keep slavery and the Northerners were fighting to abolish slavery. The Southerners wanted to keep slavery because they had all this farm land, but they needed slaves to do the work? So they bought slaves. The Northerners wanted to abolish slavery because slavery was cruel to the slaves.
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    About the Author
    Ann Rinaldi is an award-wining author known for her engaging historical fiction. She was a columnist for 20 years at the Trentonian in New Jersey. She lives with her husband in central New Jersey. She also wrote A Stitch in Time, and Girl in Blue.
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    Bibliography
    Rinaldi, Ann. Leigh Ann's Civil War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
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