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Meet Samantha, An American Girl

author: Adler, Susan S., Adler, Susan
In 1904, nine-year-old Samantha, an orphan living with her wealthy grandmother, and her servant friend Nellie have a midnight adventure when they try to find out what has happened to the seamstress who suddenly left her job.
FIC
year: 1998
copies: 94
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 610
subjects: friendship, household employees, women, orphans [X], historical fiction, new york (n.y.) [X]

Happy Birthday, Samantha!

author: Tripp, Valerie
When Samantha's tenth birthday party is spoiled by the boy next door, Aunt Cornelia and her young twin sisters try to ease Samantha's disappointment by inviting her and Grandmary to visit them in New York City.
FIC
year: 1998
copies: 69
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 640
subjects: new york (n.y.) [X], orphans [X], birthdays, women

Molly Moon's Incredible Book Of Hypnotism

author: Byng, Georgia
Unlucky and unloved, Molly Moon, living in a dreary orphanage in a small English town, discovers a hidden talent for hypnotism and hypnotizes her way to stardom in New York City.
FIC
year: 2005
copies: 58
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 770

Lost And Found

author: Clements, Andrew, Jacobs, L. R, Dower, Laura, Louise Vitellaro Tidd, Tripp, Valerie, Purney, Dawn
Contains seven stories of some of history's most baffling cases of lost and found, including the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, and the discovery of the HMS "Beagle, " each with a time line, definitions of key words, and related facts.
FIC
year: 2012
copies: 96
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 780

When Jessie Came Across The Sea

author: Hest, Amy
A thirteen-year-old Jewish orphan reluctantly leaves her grandmother and immigrates to New York City, where she works for three years sewing lace and earning money to bring Grandmother to the United States, too.
FIC
year: 2003
copies: 80
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 470

Dave At Night

author: Levine, Gail Carson
When orphaned Dave is sent to the Hebrew Home for Boys where he is treated cruelly, he sneaks out at night and is welcomed into the music- and culture-filled world of the Harlem Renaissance.
FIC
year: 2001
copies: 29
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 490
subjects: orphans [X], jews, harlem renaissance, african americans, new york (n.y.) [X]

Chipper

author: Collier, James Lincoln
Orphaned and homeless, twelve-year-old Chipper Carey is a street-wise gang member in 1890s New York City, until a con man introduces him to a wealthy woman who is seeking her long-lost nephew and Chipper must decide where his loyalties lie.
FIC
year: 2001
copies: 3
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 790
subjects: orphans [X], gangs, street children, historical fiction, new york (n.y.) [X]

Slob

author: Potter, Ellen
Picked on, overweight genius Owen tries to invent a television that can see the past to find out what happened the day his parents were killed.
FIC
year: 2010
copies: 62
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 740

Runaway

author: Cabot, Meg, Benjamin, David, Citra, Becky, Stine, R. L, Van Draanen, Wendelin
When sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts learns the truth about Nikki, the teen supermodel into whose body Emerson's brain was transplanted, she finds that there is only one person to turn to for help--especially since her loved ones seem to be furious with her.
FIC
year: 2011
copies: 32
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 810

Changes For Samantha

author: Tripp, Valerie
When she discovers that Nellie and her sisters have been sent to an orphanage, Samantha, now living with her aunt and uncle in New York City, tries to help her friends as much as she can.
FIC
year: 1998
copies: 70
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 660
subjects: orphans [X], friendship, new york (n.y.) [X], historical fiction

The Mystery In New York

author: Warner, Gertrude Chandler
While visiting a friend in New York City, the Aldens investigate the theft of a valuable diamond.
FIC
year: 1999
copies: 26
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 540

A Pickpocket's Tale

author: Schwabach, Karen
When Molly, a ten-year-old orphan, is arrested for picking pockets in London in 1731, she is banished to America and serves as an indentured servant for a New York City family that expects her to follow their Jewish traditions.
FIC
year: 2008
copies: 7
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 810

The Wall And The Wing

author: Ruby, Laura
In a future New York where most people can fly and cats are a rarity, a nondescript resident of Hope House for the Homeless and Hopeless discovers that although she is shunned as a "leadfoot," she has the surprising ability to become invisible.
FIC
year: 2007
copies: 12
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 770
subjects: orphans [X], orphanages, cats, flight, gangsters, new york (n.y.) [X]

The Pity Party

author: Pollet, Alison
When Cass Levin, an orphaned eighth-grader at Elston Prep in New York City, begins a friendship with Rod Punkin, her world begins to change.
FIC
year: 2006
copies: 10
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 840
subjects: orphans [X], traffic accidents, grief, friendship, preparatory schools, new york (n.y.) [X]

Ripper

author: Petrucha, Stefan
Adopted by famous Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen-year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truth can be worse than ignorance.
FIC
year: 2013
copies: 31
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 710

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