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Adventure
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Alone Across the Arctic
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Pam Flowers and Ann Dixon
Illustrator   Photos by Pam Flowers
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2001
Follow Anna, Douggie, their six dog teammates and Pam, the only human, on their year-old 2,5000 mile trip across the top of the world.

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Alone Across the Arctic
Subsection   Journeys
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Pam Flowers and Ann Dixon
Illustrator     Pam Flowers
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2001
Follow Anna, Douggie, their six dog teammates and Pam, the only human, on their year-old 2,5000 mile trip across the top of the world.

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Runaways on the Inside Passage
Subsection   Journeys
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author   Joe Upton
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2002
Thirteen year-old twins, a brother and sister set off in November with the elderly fishing partner from Seattle in search of their father who they think is in Sitka. Can they weather the winter storms by themselves when their guide becomes very sick?
Alaska Life
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Free Radical
Subsection   Playing in Alaska
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Publisher   Clarion, 2002
Set in Fairbanks, Luke is a normal 15 year-old with a dream of making the all-star baseball team, then he finds out his mother is a fugitive and wants to turn herself in.

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Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist
Subsection   Working in Alaska
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Peter Lourie
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin, 2009
Craig George is the son of children's author Jean Craighead George. He is a scientist who studies whales from Barrow. What would it be like to have his job for a year. Find out in this book!
Alaska Native Peoples
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Aleutian Sparrow
Subsection   Aleut
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Karen Hesse
Publisher   Margaret K. McElderry, 2003
A moving story of Vera, a teenager who is forced to relocate with her fellow villagers when the Japanese invade the Aleutians.

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Water Sky
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Jean Craighead George
Publisher   Harper & Row, 1987
A young man comes to Barrow looking for his uncle and is ultimately confronted with a dilemma--to hunt the whale or save it.

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Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Peter Lourie
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin, 2009
Craig George is the son of children's author Jean Craighead George. He is a scientist who studies whales from Barrow. What would it be like to have his job for a year. Find out in this book!

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Touching Spirit Bear
Subsection   Tlingit
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Ben Mikaelsen
Publisher   HarperCollins, 2001
Cole is banished to a year in the wilderness after he severely injures a boy in a fight.

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Touching Spirit Bear
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Ben Mikaelsen
Publisher   HarperCollins, 2001
Cole is banished to a year in the wilderness after he severely injures a boy in a fight.

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Water Sky
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Jean Craighead George
Publisher   Harper & Row, 1987
A young man comes to Barrow looking for his uncle and is ultimately confronted with a dilemma--to hunt the whale or save it.

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Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Peter Lourie
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin, 2009
Craig George is the son of children's author Jean Craighead George. He is a scientist who studies whales from Barrow. What would it be like to have his job for a year. Find out in this book!
Alaska Places
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Revolver
Subsection   Alaska Regions
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher   Roaring Brook, 2009
A story full of suspense involving a 14 year-old boy, the Colt revolver his father taught him to shoot, and a stranger claiming he's owed half of the gold stashed at the remote cabin where the boy sits with his father's frozen corpse.

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Runaways on the Inside Passage
Subsection   Alaska Regions
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author   Joe Upton
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2002
Thirteen year-old twins, a brother and sister set off in November with the elderly fishing partner from Seattle in search of their father who they think is in Sitka. Can they weather the winter storms by themselves when their guide becomes very sick?

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Free Radical
Subsection   Where We Live
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Publisher   Clarion, 2002
Set in Fairbanks, Luke is a normal 15 year-old with a dream of making the all-star baseball team, then he finds out his mother is a fugitive and wants to turn herself in.

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Water Sky
Subsection   Where We Live
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Jean Craighead George
Publisher   Harper & Row, 1987
A young man comes to Barrow looking for his uncle and is ultimately confronted with a dilemma--to hunt the whale or save it.
Friends and Families
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Touching Spirit Bear
Subsection   Dealing with Change
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Ben Mikaelsen
Publisher   HarperCollins, 2001
Cole is banished to a year in the wilderness after he severely injures a boy in a fight.

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Revolver
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher   Roaring Brook, 2009
A story full of suspense involving a 14 year-old boy, the Colt revolver his father taught him to shoot, and a stranger claiming he's owed half of the gold stashed at the remote cabin where the boy sits with his father's frozen corpse.

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Runaways on the Inside Passage
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author   Joe Upton
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2002
Thirteen year-old twins, a brother and sister set off in November with the elderly fishing partner from Seattle in search of their father who they think is in Sitka. Can they weather the winter storms by themselves when their guide becomes very sick?
From Alaska's Past
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Revolver
Subsection   Gold Rushes
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher   Roaring Brook, 2009
A story full of suspense involving a 14 year-old boy, the Colt revolver his father taught him to shoot, and a stranger claiming he's owed half of the gold stashed at the remote cabin where the boy sits with his father's frozen corpse.

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Aleutian Sparrow
Subsection   World War II
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Karen Hesse
Publisher   Margaret K. McElderry, 2003
A moving story of Vera, a teenager who is forced to relocate with her fellow villagers when the Japanese invade the Aleutians.
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