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The Resource The Rib King

The Rib King

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The Rib King
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The Rib King
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Hubbard, Ladee
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  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Fiction
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The Rib King
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780062979087
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optical disk
Label
The Rib King
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:91233d97-0ab0-42d7-a622-e8ac271251a7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062979087
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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    • Charleston County Public Library - MainBorrow it
      68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, US
      32.7883294 -79.9309573
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