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Coal Miners Daughter By Loretta Lynn

Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential songwriters in modern country music. You will read about the determination and talent that led to her trailblazing career and made her the first woman to be named Entertainer Of The Year by the Country Music Association and the first woman to receive a gold record in country music. In addition to being named Entertainer Of The Year by the CMA, Loretta Lynn has had sixteen number one singles, fifteen number one albums and countless other hit records. She celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of her recording career in 2010. Today she lives in Hurricane Mills Tennessee.                                by Katie H.


Dolly: My Life And Other Unfinished Business

By Dolly Parton

Everyone knows Dolly Parton is singer, songwriter, actress, author, and owns an amusement park named after her. But did you know that she used juice from berries to for makeup? Did you also know that she started singing when she was five years old? Dolly lived in a one room cabin with five other siblings as a child and her father made the kids work on the family farm. If you read the book "Dolly: My Life And Other Unfinished Business" you will find tons of interesting facts about this American icon.               by Katie H.











By  R.J Palacio

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial difference that prevented him from going to a mainstream school...until now. He's about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them. Despite appearances?          by Katie H.

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Old School

By Jeff Kinney

Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old- fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going "Old School" just to hard for a kid like Greg?                                           by Katie H.









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