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WILLOW RUN by Patricia Reilly Giff

Margaret "Meggie" Dillon's life in Rockaway, New York has been turned upside down by World War II.  Her older brother, Eddie, is fighting in Europe.  And she's heard that anywhere but Rockaway, her grandpa would be arrested because he's German and might be a spy.  But Grandpa became a loyal American citizen long ago.  Could he be taken away?

THE LAST BEST DAYS OF SUMMER by Valerie Hobbs

For twelve-year-old Lucy Crandall, the last week of August is the most perfect time in the world.  It is when everything she has been worried about---her overprotective mother, her best friend Megan's obsession with being popular, and Eddie, the neighborhood boy with Down syndrome who keeps insisting their friends-----melts away, and she gets to visit Grams at the cabin in Crescent Lake, California.  Grams has a way of making Lucy feel centered, like one of the pots on her kick wheel----perfect, steady, and completely at peace.

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