Fun Summer Reads, Ages 9-12

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

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by Jacqueline Kelly 

Eleven-year-old Calpurnia Tate and her grandfather live on a Texas plantation in 1899. As they bond over science and nature discoveries, Calpurnia cultivates a love for the natural world in all its splendor. A 2010 Newbery Honor book and a 2010 American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults selection.

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