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For fans of Linda Sue Park and A Long Way Gone, two young boys must escape a life of slavery in modern-day Ivory CoastFifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter. For two years what has mattered are the number of cacao pods he and his younger brother, Seydou, can chop down in a day. This number is very important. The higher the number the safer they are because the bosses won’t beat them. The higher the number the closer they are to paying off their debt and returning home to Moke and Auntie. Maybe. The problem is Amadou doesn’t know how much he and Seydou owe, and the bosses won’t tell him. The boys only wanted to make some money during the dry season to help their impoverished family. Instead they were tricked into forced labor on a plantation in the Ivory Coast; they spend day after day living on little food and harvesting beans in the hot sun—dangerous, backbreaking work. With no hope of escape, all they can do is try their best to stay alive—until Khadija comes into their lives. She’s the first girl who’s ever come to camp, and she’s a wild thing. She fights bravely every day, attempting escape again and again, reminding Amadou what it means to be free. But finally, the bosses break her, and what happens next to the brother he has always tried to protect almost breaks Amadou. The old impulse to run is suddenly awakened. The three band together as family and try just once more to escape.Tara Sullivan, the award-winning author of the astounding Golden Boy, delivers another powerful, riveting, and moving tale of children fighting to make a difference and be counted. Inspired by true-to-life events happening right now, The Bitter Side of Sweet is an exquisitely written tour de force not to be missed. 

Hardcover:

9780399173073 | Putnam Pub Group, February 23, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: For fans of Linda Sue Park and A Long Way Gone, two young boys must escape a life of slavery in modern-day Ivory CoastFifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter.

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9780147515094 | Speak, February 7, 2017, cover price $10.99

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Product Description: To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help! The day twelve-year-old Clara finds a desperate note in a purse in Bellman's department store, she is still reeling from the death of her adopted sister, Lola. By that day, thirteen-year-old Yuming has lost hope that the note she stashed in the purse will ever be found...read more

Hardcover:

9781484746905 | Disney Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help!

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Hardcover:

9780385754996 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 5, 2016, cover price $16.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9780147521460 | Unabridged edition (Listening Library, April 5, 2016), cover price $40.00

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9780385755009 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 5, 2016, cover price $19.99

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Paperback:

9781617734472 | Kensington Pub Corp, November 24, 2015, cover price $15.00

Library:

9781628998214 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, January 1, 2016), cover price $35.95

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As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return. Now, orphaned and penniless at nineteen, she accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to the rough-hewn community. Treated like a servant by her relatives, Emma works for free in the company store. There, miners and their impoverished families must pay inflated prices for food, clothing, and tools while those who owe money are turned away to starve. Most heartrending of all are the breaker boys Emma sees around the village-young children who toil all day sorting coal amid treacherous machinery. Their soot-stained faces remind Emma of the little brother she lost long ago, and she begins leaving stolen food on families' doorsteps and marking the miners' bills as paid. Though Emma's actions draw ire from the mine owner and police captain, they lead to an alliance with a charismatic miner who offers to help her expose the truth. As the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience.
By C. S. E Cooney (narrator)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781494515447 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, November 24, 2015), cover price $42.99
9781494565442 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, November 24, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return.

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9780307731272 | Waterbrook Pr, January 21, 2014, cover price $14.99
9780314285003, titled "The Spirit of C: An Introduction to Modern Programming" | Thomson Learning, January 1, 1987, cover price $90.95 | also contains The Spirit of C: An Introduction to Modern Programming

Library:

9781611739824 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, February 1, 2014), cover price $34.95

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9781459800038 | Orca Book Pub, October 1, 2011, cover price $9.95

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By Anne Dublin and Qin Leng (illustrator)

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9781897187814 | Second Story Pr, September 15, 2010, cover price $8.95

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In Victorian England, poverty-stricken, orphaned siblings Joe and Annie escape from the abusive farmer they work for and try to survive in Manchester, with help from a friendly tramp, a mysterious dog-woman, and a renegade printer who supports the rights of the poor. Reprint.

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9780399243578 | Putnam Pub Group, May 19, 2005, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: In Victorian England, poverty-stricken, orphaned siblings Joe and Annie escape from the abusive farmer they work for and try to survive in Manchester, with help from a friendly tramp, a mysterious dog-woman, and a renegade printer who supports the rightsof the poor.

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9780142407240 | Reprint edition (Puffin, October 5, 2006), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: In Victorian England, poverty-stricken, orphaned siblings Joe and Annie escape from the abusive farmer they work for and try to survive in Manchester, with help from a friendly tramp, a mysterious dog-woman, and a renegade printer who supports the rightsof the poor.
9780141317038 | Gardners Books, January 6, 2005, cover price $17.10 | About this edition: A moving and powerful story about brother and sister, Joe and Annie, who flee from a pitiful existence as servants.

Prebinding:

9781417770205, titled "Whispering Road" | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2006, cover price $15.80 | About this edition: In Victorian England, poverty-stricken, orphaned siblings Joe and Annie escape from the abusive farmer they work for and try to survive in Manchester, with help from a friendly tramp, a mysterious dog-woman, and a renegade printer who supports the rightsof the poor.

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