Nomination: Lara’s Gift

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O’Brien, Annemarie.
 Lara’s Gift. 2013. 208p. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99 (978-0307931740). Gr. 5-8. [ab]

Lara dreams of being a kennel steward but in tsarist Russia this is a role reserved for men. She has the strength and skills and sets out to fulfill her dream.

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