Volume 68, Number 1, September 2014

Table of Contents

The Big Picture

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (review)

pp. 3-4
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New Books for Children and Young People

17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen (review)

p. 4
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The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson (review)

p. 5
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Minion by John David Anderson (review)

p. 5
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A Hitch at the Fairmont by Jim Averbeck (review)

p. 6
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The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister by Stefan Bachmann (review)

p. 6
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Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt (review)

p. 7
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Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum (review)

p. 7
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Quest by Aaron Becker (review)

p. 8
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A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker (review)

p. 8
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Meet the Parents by Peter Bently (review)

p. 9
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The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall (review)

p. 9
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The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Frazer Blakemore (review)

p. 10
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The Monkey Goes Bananas by C. P. Bloom (review)

p. 10
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Shipwreck Island by S. A. Bodeen (review)

pp. 10-11
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My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown (review)

p. 11
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What If …? by Anthony Browne (review)

pp. 11-12
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Picnic by John Burningham (review)

p. 12
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Hug Machine by Scott Campbell (review)

pp. 12-13
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Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (review)

p. 13
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My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter (review)

pp. 13-14
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Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World by Nancy F. Castaldo (review)

p. 14
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Eerie Elementary: The School Is Alive by Jack Chabert (review)

pp. 14-15
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The XYZs of Being Wicked by Lara Chapman (review)

p. 15
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Ninja by Arree Chung (review)

pp. 15-16
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The Hangman’s Revolution by Eoin Colfer (review)

p. 16
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The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor (review)

pp. 16-17
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Susan Marcus Bends the Rules by Jane Cutler (review)

p. 17
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The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple (review)

p. 17
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Emily’s Blue Period by Cathleen Daly (review)

p. 18
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Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies (review)

p. 18
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Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis (review)

p. 19
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Blind by Rachel DeWoskin (review)

p. 19
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Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo (review)

p. 20
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Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio (review)

p. 20
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I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! by Jill Esbaum (review)

pp. 20-21
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Played by Liz Fichera (review)

p. 21
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Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore (review)

pp. 21-22
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I Can Do It Myself by Valorie Fisher (review)

p. 22
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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming (review)

pp. 22-23
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Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall (review)

p. 23
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The Feral Child by Che Golden (review)

pp. 23-24
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Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff (review)

p. 24
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The Strange Maid by Tessa Gratton (review)

pp. 24-25
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Jessie Elliot Is a Big Chicken by Elise Gravel (review)

p. 25
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Giant Vehicles by Rod Green (review)

pp. 25-26
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Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys by Stephanie Greene (review)

p. 26
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Hermelin: The Detective Mouse by Mini Grey (review)

pp. 26-27
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The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove (review)

p. 27
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The Legend of Saint Nicholas by Anselm Grün (review)

p. 27
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Thicker Than Water by Bruce Hale (review)

p. 28
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It’s an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall (review)

p. 28
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Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach (review)

p. 29
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Skies Like These by Tess Hilmo (review)

p. 29
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Found Things by Marilyn Hilton (review)

p. 30
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Comics Squad: Recess! ed. by Jennifer L. Holm (review)

p. 30
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The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm (review)

p. 31
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Unravel by Imogen Howson (review)

p. 31
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A Thirst for Home: A Story of Water across the World by Christine Ieronimo (review)

p. 32
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The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking by Martin Jenkins (review)

p. 32
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The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez by Peter Johnson (review)

p. 33
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Winter Is Coming by Tony Johnston (review)

p. 33
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The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones (review)

p. 34
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Not My Girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton (review)

p. 34
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Meaniehead by Bruce Eric Kaplan (review)

pp. 34-35
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Everyone Dies in the End: A Romantic Comedy by Brian Katcher (review)

p. 35
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Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally (review)

pp. 35-36
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The Farmer’s Away! BAA! NEIGH! by Anne Vittur Kennedy (review)

p. 36
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Lives of the Explorers: Discoveries, Disasters (And What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull (review)

pp. 36-37
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The Soda Bottle School: A True Story of Recycling, Teamwork, and One Crazy Idea by Seño Laura Kutner (review)

p. 37
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Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour (review)

pp. 37-38
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Like No Other by Una LaMarche (review)

p. 38
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The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno (review)

pp. 38-39
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The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy (review)

p. 39
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Nine Open Arms by Benny Lindelauf (review)

pp. 39-40
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The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little (review)

p. 40
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Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo (review)

pp. 40-41
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The Fire Wish by Amber Lough (review)

p. 41
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The Secrets of Tree Taylor by Dandi Daley Mackall (review)

p. 42
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Dreamwood by Heather Mackey (review)

p. 42
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The Only Thing Worse Than Witches by Lauren Magaziner (review)

p. 43
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Wild by Alex Mallory (review)

pp. 43-44
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Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (review)

p. 44
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Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan (review)

pp. 44-45
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Mr. Pants: It’s Go Time! by Scott McCormick (review)

p. 45
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My Zombie Hamster by Havelock McCreely (review)

p. 45
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Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won! by Emily Arnold McCully (review)

p. 46
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The Demon Notebook by Erika McGann (review)

p. 46
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Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern (review)

p. 47
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The Nerdy Dozen by Jeff Miller (review)

p. 47
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Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway (review)

p. 48
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This Is a Moose by Richard T. Morris (review)

p. 48
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Chasing the Milky Way by Erin E. Moulton (review)

p. 49
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Ribblestrop by Andy Mulligan (review)

p. 49
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I Am a Witch’s Cat by Harriet Muncaster (review)

p. 50
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Hickory Dickory Dog by Alison Murray (review)

p. 50
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My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal (review)

p. 51
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Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys by S. D. Nelson (review)

p. 51
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Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors by Mark Newgarden (review)

p. 52
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Starbreak by Phoebe North (review)

p. 52
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If I Had a Raptor by George O’Connor (review)

pp. 52-53
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Wicked Games by Sean Olin (review)

p. 53
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Family Ties by Gary Paulsen (review)

pp. 53-54
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A Whole New Ball Game by Belle Payton (review)

p. 54
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Moses: The True Story of an Elephant Baby by Jenny Perepeczko (review)

pp. 54-55
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Goatilocks and the Three Bears by Erica S. Perl (review)

p. 55
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Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters (review)

p. 55
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Steering Toward Normal by Rebecca Petruck (review)

p. 56
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Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece by Patricia Polacco (review)

p. 56
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Froodle by Antoinette Portis (review)

p. 57
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Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell (review)

p. 57
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Give and Take by Chris Raschka (review)

p. 58
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Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life by Catherine Reef (review)

pp. 58-59
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Drowned by Nichola Reilly (review)

p. 59
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Latitude Zero by Diana Renn (review)

p. 59
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Sydney & Simon: Full Steam Ahead! by Paul A. Reynolds (review)

p. 60
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The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters by Dan Richards (review)

p. 60
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Send for a Superhero by Michael Rosen (review)

pp. 60-61
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The Doll Graveyard by Lois Ruby (review)

p. 61
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I Wish I Had a Pet by Maggie Rudy (review)

pp. 61-62
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Uncaged by John Sandford (review)

p. 62
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Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen (review)

pp. 62-63
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I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison (review)

p. 63
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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka (review)

pp. 63-64
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Only Everything by Kieran Scott (review)

p. 64
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Dinosaur vs. School by Bob Shea (review)

p. 64
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Turtle Island by Kevin Sherry (review)

p. 65

Playing by the Book by S. Chris Shirley (review)

p. 65
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Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan (review)

p. 66
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If … : A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J. Smith (review)

p. 66
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Barbarian Lord by Matt Smith (review)

p. 67
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Anna & Solomon by Elaine Snyder (review)

p. 67
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The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern (review)

p. 68
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Three Bird Summer by Sara St. Antoine (review)

p. 68
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I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein (review)

p. 69
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Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (review)

p. 69
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The White House Is Burning: August 24, 1814 by Jane Sutcliffe (review)

p. 70
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Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (review)

p. 70
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Photos Framed: A Fresh Look at the World’s Most Memorable Photographs by Ruth Thomson (review)

p. 71
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A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman (review)

p. 71
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In the Shadows by Kiersten White (review)

p. 72
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Reckoning by Kerry Wilkinson (review)

p. 72
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Mr. Cornell’s Dream Boxes by Jeanette Winter (review)

pp. 72-73
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The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang (review)

p. 73
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The Twins’ Little Sister by Hyewon Yum (review)

p. 74
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Corrections

p. 74
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Blowing Our Own Horn: What We Did this Summer

pp. 75-76
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Subject and Use Index

pp. 77-80
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