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Worst Class Trip Ever, by Dave Barry

Summary:   When the eighth grade civics class of Miami’s Culver Middle School goes on a trip to Washington, D.C., Wyatt Palmer finds himself in deep trouble before the plane even lands because his best friend, Matt, has decided the men sitting behind them are terrorists and it is up to the boys to stop them.

Disney Hyperion


A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown’s war against slavery, by Albert Marrin

Volcano Beneath the SnowSummary:  Considers the character and influence of the abolitionist, discussing the religious beliefs that prompted his use of terrorism to combat slavery while assessing his role in the Harper’s Ferry raid that helped trigger the Civil War.


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Saving Sky by Diane Stanley

Summary:  In an America that has suffered continual terrorist attacks since 9/11, seventh-grader Sky stands up for what is right and helps a classmate of Middle Eastern descent, although doing so places her and her family at great risk.

Harper, 199 pages

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