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Dactyl Hill Squad - (Dactyl Hill Squad) by Daniel Josu00e9 Older (Hardcover)
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"This book is true fire. It is everything I didn't even know I needed." -- Jacqueline Woodson"This is the story that would've made me fall in love with reading when I was a kid." -- Tomi AdeyemiIt's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are on a field trip when the Draft Riots break out, and a number of their fellow orphans are kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker. Magdalys and her friends flee to Brooklyn and settle in the Dactyl Hill neighborhood, where black and brown New Yorkers have set up an independent community--a safe haven from the threats of Manhattan. Together with the Vigilance Committee, they train to fly on dactylback, discover new friends and amazing dinosaurs, and plot to take down Riker. Can Magdalys and the squad rescue the rest of their friends before it's too late?
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Fantasy & Magic, Historical, Social Themes
Series Title: Dactyl Hill Squad
Age Range: 9-12 years
Book theme: United States, Civil War Period (1850-1877), Prejudice & Racism
Author: Daniel Josu00e9 Older
Street Date: September 11, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-9873
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