Need book recommendation

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  1. Jem

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    I'm looking for a book with the following specifics. I'm ashamed at myself that I can't think of one at the moment. I'm going to go home and take a look at my Sharon Creech books, but maybe someone has a suggestion in the meantime.

    I want to read a book with the girl I'll be teaching for each unit we do. One that relates somehow with our topic. For our WWII unit, we'll be reading the Molly adventures (American Girl). The first 'unit' I'm doing with her is helping her design her Success for Girls website. I'm looking for a book about a girl who finds success in the modern day world, maybe with technology? Maybe I'll have to do a biography?

    -Strong female main character

    -Possible plot line that deals with computers or websites

    -Character overcomes some sort of adversity-realistic fiction, not historical fiction and does not deal with an issue that could be a unit in it's self. Example: I thought of Esparenza Rising, but it deals with immigration issues and Mexico, and that is a whole 'nother unit.

    I'm not even sure this is clear. I'm frustrated that I'm at a loss here.
     
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    Claudia is a strong female character, and at 11 years old, she is the right age. Of course, her only "adversity" is in her mind...

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
     
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    Hi, Jem.
    I googled "Tween Novels" and found good info ... I posted the links somewhere but they disapeared. ??
     
  5. Jem

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    Excellent idea, Rainstorm. The only problem is that is such a great unit in it's self-all the references to Michelangelo, and the mystery genre. I'm going to keep that in mind, though.

    Ku, if you find them again, post away!
     
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    It may be too young - but what about Nim's Island - she uses technology with e-mail and her father's science experiments. Definitely overcomes adversity.
     
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    What about

    Catherine (k?) called Birdy?
     
  9. EMonkey

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    For world war II you might have the child read the Diary of Anne Frank.
     
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    "The School Story" by Andrew Clements - 12 year old Natalie writes a book and wants to get it published. Best friend Zoe acts as her agent/lawyer; chaos and contracts and hilarity ensue. Adversity - no one thinks a 12 year old can be a writer.
     
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    This may be totally not what you are looking for, but what about the new Nancy Drew mysteries? They are fiction (obviously) but they have references to history and/or other interesting facts woven into the story line.
     

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