Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

*Bridgeside Books staff favorite!!* This truly timeless classic tells the inspiring and haunting story of a young native girl who must find the strength and courage to survive on her own. Along the way, she learns how to push through fear and doubt, and to believe in herself and her amazing abilities. Winner of the Newbery Medal, this book is considered one of the greatest children’s stories ever written, and is certainly one of the most poignant coming of age stories in classical literature.

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