Coming of Age

Phillip's Great Adventures: Spies, Root Beer and Alligators

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Phillip's Great Adventures: Spies, Root Beer and Alligators

Adam was on his bike headed toward the beach in Boca Raton, Florida to look for treasures washed up by the waves. Instead he bumped into Phillip, a man who enchanted him with tales of adventures growing up on the same beach during World War II. Adam found his treasure it was Phillip's friendship and amazing hair-raising adventures of life in the small town of Boca Raton during the war years.

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High Above The Hippodrome

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High Above The Hippodrome

Rudy longs to be an aerialist, but Shorty wants him to follow in his own clown footsteps. When Rudy learns the truth behind his objections, he has hard choices to make. Will he follow his father's path, or will he risk his anger and its repercussions to make his dream a reality?

Fans of the award-winning novels, Tasso of Tarpon Springs and Panther Girl welcome High Above The Hippodrome, a captivating behind-the-scenes story of circus life on the road with The Ringling and Barnum and Bailey Circus in 1927.

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Forcing Change

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Forcing Change

2018 James J. Horgan Book Award Winner

It is June 1963 and fifteen-year-old Margaret Jefferson is being arrested at a sit-in at a lunch counter in St. Augustine. The Civil Rights Movement has found its way into her hometown, and Maggie feels a deep need to be a part of it. She believes in the ideals of the movement and the ultimate goal of equality. She also finds the nonviolence that the protestors are committed to very comforting.

However, as the summer and fall of 1963 unfold in St. Augustine, their nonviolent protests are met with rising resistance, aggression, and intimidation from local government officials as well as the Ku Klux Klan. Cattle prods used on protestors, firebombs thrown into the homes of families trying to integrate the schools, teenagers held in jail indefinitely. No one is safe, it seems.

This story, told through Maggie's innocent and hopeful eyes, will help a new generation of young people to understand the strength and sacrifices of those who worked so hard for civil rights in this country. It will also help to shine the spotlight on the role that St. Augustine, and Florida, had in the movement.

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A Trip To Florida For Health and Sport

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A Trip To Florida For Health and Sport

More than eighty years before Majorie Kinman Rawlings published The Yearling, Cyrus Parkhurst Condit wrote this coming-of-age novel about a teenage boy in Florida who learns to hunt, builds a fence, and takes a fawn as a pet. Undiscovered and unpublished until now, this engating story is historically significant as one of the first Florida novels ever written. Fascinating historical and literary context is provided by the editors.

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