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Adventure
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Alaska's Heroes: A Call to Courage
Subsection   Survival
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Nancy Warren Ferrell
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2002
Every year the Governor of Alaska recognizes people who have risked their own lives to save others in danger. This book tells the exciting stories of some of these amazing heros.

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Winter Walk: A Century-Old Survival Story from the Arctic
Subsection   Survival
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Loretta Outwater Cox
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2003
A young family is at their winter camp running a trapline. But when the father dies, they must make a decision: Do they stay and die like papa or do they risk the long, cold walk back to their village.
Alaska Life
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Thunder on the Tundra
Subsection   Playing in Alaska
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Lew Freedman
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2008
Follow along the first full season of football in the far north community of Barrow.

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Petticoat Fisherman
Subsection   Working in Alaska
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Elsa Pedersen
Illustrator   Charles Shaw
Publisher   Atheneum, 1969
After a 17 year-old girl wrecks her father's car, she must work on her father's fishing boat for the summer.
Alaska Native Peoples
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The War Canoe
Subsection   Art
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Jamie S. Bryson
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1990, 2009
Teenaged Mickey isn't sure who he is or what he is supposed to do. It would be easy for him to throw his life away, but a vision of a war canoe filled with his Tlingit ancestors and the help of a history teacher and a carver help him find his purpose.

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Once Upon an Eskimo Time
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Edna Wilder
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 1987
From gathering sea bird eggs on the cliffs of the Bering Sea to picking berries on the tundra, this window in time shows what life was like for a young Inupiat girl before white people arrived in the Far North.

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Tales of Ticasuk: Eskimo Legends & Stories
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Emily Ivanoff Brown "Ticasuk"
Illustrator   Eugene C. and Mary Lou Totten
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 1987
Emily Ivanoff Brown retells legends from her culture and weaves in her own stories too. A window into another time and place.

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Winter Walk: A Century-Old Survival Story from the Arctic
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Loretta Outwater Cox
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2003
A young family is at their winter camp running a trapline. But when the father dies, they must make a decision: Do they stay and die like papa or do they risk the long, cold walk back to their village.

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The War Canoe
Subsection   Tlingit
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Jamie S. Bryson
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1990, 2009
Teenaged Mickey isn't sure who he is or what he is supposed to do. It would be easy for him to throw his life away, but a vision of a war canoe filled with his Tlingit ancestors and the help of a history teacher and a carver help him find his purpose.

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Once Upon an Eskimo Time
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Edna Wilder
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 1987
From gathering sea bird eggs on the cliffs of the Bering Sea to picking berries on the tundra, this window in time shows what life was like for a young Inupiat girl before white people arrived in the Far North.

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The Kids from Nowhere
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author     George Guthridge
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2006
Kids from Gambell, Alaska win a national academic competition against all odds.
Alaska Places
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The Kids from Nowhere
Subsection   Where We Live
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author     George Guthridge
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2006
Kids from Gambell, Alaska win a national academic competition against all odds.

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Thunder on the Tundra
Subsection   Where We Live
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Lew Freedman
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2008
Follow along the first full season of football in the far north community of Barrow.

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Unseen Companion
Subsection   Where We Live
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Denise Gosliner Orenstein
Publisher   Katherine Tegen, 2003
A compelling story of the interconnected lives of four teenagers in Bethel. The central character is a young man who disappears after being jailed for hitting a teacher.
Friends and Families
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The War Canoe
Subsection   Dealing with Change
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Jamie S. Bryson
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1990, 2009
Teenaged Mickey isn't sure who he is or what he is supposed to do. It would be easy for him to throw his life away, but a vision of a war canoe filled with his Tlingit ancestors and the help of a history teacher and a carver help him find his purpose.

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Unseen Companion
Subsection   Dealing with Change
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Denise Gosliner Orenstein
Publisher   Katherine Tegen, 2003
A compelling story of the interconnected lives of four teenagers in Bethel. The central character is a young man who disappears after being jailed for hitting a teacher.

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Petticoat Fisherman
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Elsa Pedersen
Illustrator   Charles Shaw
Publisher   Atheneum, 1969
After a 17 year-old girl wrecks her father's car, she must work on her father's fishing boat for the summer.

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Unseen Companion
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Denise Gosliner Orenstein
Publisher   Katherine Tegen, 2003
A compelling story of the interconnected lives of four teenagers in Bethel. The central character is a young man who disappears after being jailed for hitting a teacher.
From Alaska's Past
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Gold Rush Dogs
Subsection   Gold Rushes
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy and Jane G. Haigh
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2001
Dogs were great company and protection for lonely miners in the far north. Lots of photos and short stories show why these dogs were so special.
Learning Alaska Style
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The Kids from Nowhere
Subsection   Teachers
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author     George Guthridge
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2006
Kids from Gambell, Alaska win a national academic competition against all odds.
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