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  1. 2.6 hrs • 12/1/2012 • Unabridged

    Carmen Browne is a ten-year-old African American girl beginning fifth grade. With her family moving to a new city, Carmen is anguished to give up her friends and comfortable home. As her family adapts to a new location, Carmen learns that finding new friends and fitting in is not easy. In fact, part of her doesn’t even want to try. Family issues become complicated when Carmen’s brother learns he is adopted. Dealing with unpopularity, fitting in, and cultural differences are Carmen’s issues in the first book of the Carmen Browne series.

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  2. 0.1 hrs • 6/14/2011 • Unabridged

    When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question--one that little "human cubs" often wonder about, too: "Where did I come from?" As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because—God gave us you." Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from the Lord. 

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    God Gave Us You

    0.1 hrs • 6/14/11 • Unabridged
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  3. 5.8 hrs • 4/19/2011 • Unabridged

    Fourteen-year-old Elvira Witsil lives in a remote area of Wisconsin with her mother, Connie, who acknowledges Elvira only when chores need doing; her grandma, a cantankerous woman who can’t hold her tongue; and her baby sister, Jessie—who, the family discovers, is a seer. Along with the burdens of a difficult family, Elvira also bears a daunting secret—she encouraged her father to enlist during World War II. Ever since he was declared missing in action, Elvira has felt responsible for his presumed death. But Jessie also carries a secret about the father she never met—a secret so powerful that when her mother, Connie, learns of it, she sends the family on a journey to California with a traveling preacher. This powerful teen manuscript tells the story of a family’s journey toward forgiveness and a young woman’s journey toward faith

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    Insight

    5.8 hrs • 4/19/11 • Unabridged
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  4. 3.0 hrs • 12/1/2010 • Unabridged

    Energetic pre-teen Carmen Browne is determined to live her life to please God as she faces life issues such as an unexpected family move, her big brother's search for his birth family, and the tragedy of domestic violence. Carmen’s learned a lot about herself, too: being popular doesn’t guarantee you true friends, honesty up front saves a lot of hurt, and sometimes self-confidence is just bossiness in disguise. In the fifth and final volume of the popular series, Carmen enters the uncharted waters of adolescence, discovering that her changing moods and growing body bring new challenges to her life. 

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  5. 3.7 hrs • 12/1/2010 • Unabridged

    Ten-year-old Carmen settles into her new home in Ettrick, Virginia. It’s Christmas and Carmen has a problem: she’s bored and conspires against her parents to have a "“free day” at the mall without them. A subplot in the story involves adopted brother, Clay, as he continues to wonder about his real parents, and Carmen decides to help him dig into his past. Will her parents find out about their schemes? 

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  6. 3.6 hrs • 12/1/2010 • Unabridged

    Third in the Carmen Browne Series, Golden Spirit finds Carmen meeting new challenges and facing serious issues such as domestic violence and her own tendency toward bossiness. This series focuses on issues faced by many preteen girls and teaches inspiring lessons about dealing with gossip, self-esteem, and body image. 

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  7. 2.3 hrs • 12/1/2010 • Unabridged

    The path to joy is paved with adversity as Carmen Browne discovers in the fourth book in the series from best-selling author Stephanie Perry Moore. Perfect Joy captures the tumultuous changes every sixth-grade girl facesincluding new friendship. 

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  8. 5.0 hrs • 12/1/2010 • Unabridged

    After what seems like so many years of struggling due to the death of their big brother and their missing-in-action father, triplets Yasmin, York, and Yancy finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Their mom has a great job, everyone’s grades are up, they’re all making new friends and have even gotten involved in after-school activities. Now their father is back in the picture and everyone knows its smooth sailing from there, right? Wrong. Yasmin’s father wants to prove that he can bring everyone back together so he decides to move the family. As a result, the whole house is in an uproar. Though she’s grown in her faith and learned quite a bit about hope, joy, and love, Yasmin is challenged to continue depending on God to help her remain calm through it all and find peace in the midst of this new storm. Remembering that He’s still there to comfort her, Yasmin sets her heart on trusting God and enjoying true peace.

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  9. 4.9 hrs • 7/1/2009 • Unabridged

    Yasmin Peace has been through a lot in the last year. After losing their oldest brother and son, Yasmin and the rest of her family lose their apartment in a fire. As if that was not enough, Yasmin’s grandmother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Through all of these seemingly bad situations, Yasmin does not lose hope that things will get better. As she heads off to high school, that hope pays off and things are finally starting to look up. She has three great friends, her father is out of jail, and finally, the drama is behind her. At least that’s what Yasmin thinks. She has yet to learn the lessons of love as she finds out that loving those who are the closest to her is not always an easy thing to do. 

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  10. 4.4 hrs • 4/1/2009 • Unabridged

    Yasmin is graduating from the eighth grade and headed to high school. With the help of the LIGHT club, she ends the school year on a positive note, as she learns about self-esteem and true joy. What Yasmin learns will be put to the test over the summer and at the beginning of her first year in high school as she encounters new drama with family and friends. Through it all and in less than perfect circumstances, Yasmin manages to hold on to her hope, keep her head up, and experience joy.

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  11. 4.8 hrs • 2/1/2009 • Unabridged

    In this second book of the Yasmin Peace series, family tensions and school unrest soar to a fever pitch. A school counselor begins the Light Club, a club dedicated to helping eighth grade girls deal with issues like gangs, depression, teen suicide, and self esteem. Yasmin discovers that there is hope on the other side of every obstacle—if she holds on to her faith. 

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  12. 4.2 hrs • 1/1/2009 • Unabridged

    Yasmin Peace is growing up fast. After the tragic suicide of her oldest brother, she takes on the responsibility of overseeing what’s left of her family—and through it all, she perseveres. As she sheds her tomboy exterior and finds her faith, Yasmin blossoms into the young lady God destined her to become. Join Yasmin Peace on her journey through this series that will encourage character growth and development.

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  13. 3.4 hrs • 5/1/1983 • Unabridged

    When eleven-year-old Mandie Shaw’s father dies, her life reaches a low point. Unwanted by a mother who has never loved her, the only things she looks forward to are visits from the man she calls “Uncle Ned”—a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. Longing for a home where she will be truly loved, Mandie seeks out family she has never met. After a perilous journey, she finds herself in the middle of luxury she can scarcely believe—and a mystery that will take all her brains and courage to solve. With turn-of-the-century North Carolina as her backdrop, Lois Leppard explores issues of race, religion, and family in this novel of a young girl’s search to unravel the mystery of her identity. Kate Forbes’ narration brilliantly brings life to the colorful characters and many twists Mandie encounters in this first book of a bestselling inspirational series.

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