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Teenagers Jamie and Maya who are from Jewish and Muslim backgrounds, respectively, begin canvassing together for a local politician at the behest of their parents. Jamie who is desperately shy, and Maya, who is reeling from her parents separation, discover friendship and attraction as they work together on a discriminatory bill against Muslims.
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Seventh-graders Jin, Alexandra, and Elvin come from very different backgrounds and circumstances, but they all live in Harlem, and when Elvin's grandfather is attacked they band together to find out who is responsible--and the search leads them to an enigmatic artist whose missing masterpieces are worth a fortune, and into conflict with an ambitious politician who wants to turn Harlem into an historic amusement park.
On a school field trip to Washington, D.C., student council member Grace and her classmates learn about the three branches of the federal government, how school government operates, the qualities of effective leadership, and how to be a good citizen.
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