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2007-2008 Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees. Firegirl by Tony Abbott. A middle school boy's life is changed when Jessica, a girl disfigured by burns, starts attending his Catholic school while receiving treatment at a local hospital. The Blue Ghost by Marion Dane Bauer.

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