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    • Orbiting Jupiter

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Christopher Gebauer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at 13, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he's placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets 12-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost. In this riveting novel, two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires.

    Non-member price: $20.30

    • The Wednesday Wars

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Joel Johnstone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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    Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High who must spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher, Mrs. Baker, while the rest of the class has religious instruction. Mrs. Baker doesn’t like Holling - he’s sure of it. Why else would she make him read the plays of William Shakespeare outside class? But everyone has bigger things to worry about, like Vietnam.

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • So Tall Within

    • Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom
    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans. Her story is told with lyricism and pathos by Gary D. Schmidt, one of the most celebrated writers for children in the 21st century. This audiobook is just right for introducing this legendary figure to a new generation of children.

    Non-member price: $3.40

    • What Came from the Stars

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
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    The Valorim are about to fall to a dark lord when they send a necklace containing their planet across the cosmos, hurtling past a trillion stars...all the way into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mourning his late mother, Tommy doesn't notice much about the chain he found, but soon he is drawing the twin suns and humming the music of a hanorah. As Tommy absorbs the art and language of the Valorim, their enemies target him.

    Non-member price: $27.41

    • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Freed
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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    Turner Buckminster can't find anything good to say about his first six hours in Phippsburg, Maine, where even baseball is a different game. He's about ready to light out for the Territories, where every shirt he wears won't have to be starched white and no one will know him as the new minister's son. But after meeting Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl who lives on nearby Malaga Island, a poor community founded by former slaves, he doesn't feel quite so miserable.

    Non-member price: $40.52

    • Pay Attention, Carter Jones

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Christopher Gebauer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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    Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep - one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken. In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared.

    Non-member price: $29.24