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The War I Finally Won

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When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now?

World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy?

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HL520L
The War I Finally Won

The Ethan I Was Before

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Ethan use to be many things - skateboarder, Red Sox fan, sidekick to his big brother, Roddie. Always up for a laugh, always willing to accept a dare, and always ready for an adventure with is best friend,Kacey.

But that was before.

Now Ethan just wants to escape from painful memories of the accident that cost him everything. When he and his family move from Boston to the small seaside town of Palm Knot, Georgia (the Hidden Jewel of the South), he doesn't know what he'll find there. The last thing he expects is to make a new friend.

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730
The Ethan I Was Before

Un grand-papa en or (French)

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Jüll voue une admiration et une confiance sans bornes à son grand-papa, dont il voudrait tant avoir le courage. Lors d'une balade en montagne, la nuit tombe et le garçonnet apeuré éclate en sanglots. Rassurant, son grand-papa le porte jusqu'à la maison et lui confie que lui aussi avait peur lorsqu'il avait son âge. Devant le scepticisme de son petit-fils, qui a peine à croire que son héros a déjà été un enfant, il partage avec lui les souvenirs que renferme son album de photos et lui explique qu'avec le temps, les personnes âgées perdent des forces alors que les enfants en gagnent.

Un grand-papa en or (French)

The Railway Children

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When their father is sent away to prison, three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing accidents on the nearby railway, making many new friends, and generally learning a good deal about themselves.

The Railway Children

Little Women

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Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in nineteenth-century New England.

Little Women

Clasificando a los seres vivos (Classifying Living Things) (2006)

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This video discusses the importance of classifying living things, and some of the criteria scientists use when classifying. The six major kingdoms are explored including Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, Protists, Fungi, Plants, and Animals. Colorful, live-action footage illustrates the important characteristics of living things in each of the kingdoms.

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Elementary
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00:17
Clasificando a los seres vivos (Classifying Living Things)

The Boxcar Children

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One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from.

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. Determined to make it on their own, they set out to find a safe place to live.

They discover an old, red boxcar that provides shelter from a storm. Against all odds, they make it into their home—and become The Boxcar Children!

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490L
The Boxcar Children

Tuck Everlasting

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Walt Disney Pictures' Tuck Everlasting, a timeless and enchanting adventure about one girl's magical summer, will captivate audiences of any age. Young Winnie Foster, stifled by the formality of her proper life and domineering mother, escapes into the woods only to get lost. Soon she happens upon Jesse Tuck—a boy full of life and adventure who's unlike anyone she's ever met—and falls in love. The Tucks, a kind and generous family, have a powerful secret — a spring that holds the magic of everlasting life.

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01:30
Tuck Everlasting

14 Women: They're Women. They're Powerful. They're Senators. (2008)

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When the historic 109th Congress convened, the number of women in the Senate increased to an unprecedented 14. Now, their struggle to balance family and politics is chronicled in this heartwarming look at the most powerful women in America. A story of perseverance and poise, 14 Women will inspire and uplift audiences of all ages!

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01:10
14 Women: They're Women. They're Powerful. They're Senators.

The Book Thief

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Based on the beloved best-selling book comes an "extremely moving" (Leonard Maltin, Indiewire) story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) is adopted by a German couple (OSCAR® Winner Geoffrey Rush and OSCAR® Nominee Emily Watson). Although she arrives illiterate, Liesel is encouraged to learn to read by her adoptive father. When the couple then takes in Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding from Hitler's army, Liesel befriends him.

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02:11
The Book Thief

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