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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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HarperCollins 2009
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03/17/2009
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English
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9780061803024
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Lexile measure:
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Betty Smith. (2009). A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. HarperCollins.

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Betty Smith. 2009. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. HarperCollins.

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Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. HarperCollins, 2009.

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Betty Smith. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. HarperCollins, 2009. Web.

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The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.

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