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I Am Drums

I Am Drums

Mike Grosso
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Clarion Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-0544707108
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The Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano

David Litchtfield
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Clarion Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-0544674547
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Banjo of Destiny

Banjo of Destiny

Cary Fagan
Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Groundwood Books, 2011   ISBN: 978-1554980864
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Blackbird Fly

Blackbird Fly

Erin Entrada Kelly
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
HarperCollins, 2015   ISBN: 978-0062238610
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Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven'

Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven'

Carolyn Sloan
Illustrator:  James Williamson 
Novelty Nonfiction Book
For ages 5 to 7
Workman Publishing Company, 2015   ISBN: 978-0761176473
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Under the Mambo Moon

Under the Mambo Moon

Julia Durango
Illustrator:  Fabricio VandenBroeck 
Poetry Book
For ages 6 to 8
Charlesbridge, 2011   ISBN: 978-1570917233
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Frankie Liked to Sing

Frankie Liked to Sing

John Seven
Illustrator:  Jana Christy 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Abrams, 2015   ISBN: 978-1419716447
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This Song Will Save Your Life

This Song Will Save Your Life

Leila Sales
Fiction
For ages 14 and up
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013   ISBN: 978-0374351380
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Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Karen Deans
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Holiday House, 2015   ISBN: 978-0823419708
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Leontyne Price: Voice of a century

Leontyne Price: Voice of a century

Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:  Raul Colon 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Random House, 2015 
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I and I: Bob Marley

I and I: Bob Marley

Tony Medina
Illustrator:  Jesse Joshua Watson 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Lee and Low Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-1600602573
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Get Happy

Get Happy

Mary Amato
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Egmont, 2014   ISBN: 978-1606845226
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Guitar Notes

Guitar Notes

Mary Amato
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Egmont, 2012   ISBN: 978-1606845035
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Ukulele Hayley

Ukulele Hayley

Judy Cox
Illustrator:  Amanada Haley 
Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Holiday House, 2013   ISBN: 978-0823431908
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Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

Gary Golio
Illustrator:  Javaka Steptoe 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Clarion Books, 2010   ISBN: 978-0618852796
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Hey, Charleston! The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band

Hey, Charleston! The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band

Anne Rockwell
Illustrator:  Colin Bootman 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Lerner Publishing, 2013   ISBN: 978-0761355656
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Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World

Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World

Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, Jared Levine
Illustrator:  Illustrated by a selection of illus 
Nonfiction book and 2 CDs
For ages 9 and up
Tundra Books, 2013   ISBN: 978-1770495715
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Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre

Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre

Anna Harwell Celenza
Illustrator:  Joann E. Kitchel 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Charlesbridge, 2013   ISBN: 978-1570913488
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Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane's Musical Journey

Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane's Musical Journey

Gary Olio
Illustrator:  Rudy Gutierrez 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Clarion Books, 2012   ISBN: 978-0547239941
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Maisy's Band

Maisy's Band

Lucy Cousins
Novelty board book  Series
For ages 3 to 6
Candlewick, 2012   ISBN: 978-0763660444
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Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be

Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be

John Harris
Illustrator:  Adam Gustavson 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Peachtree Publishers, 2011   ISBN: 978-1561455904
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Valentine and His Violin

Valentine and His Violin

Philip Hopman
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Lemniscaat USA, 2012   ISBN: 978-1935954170
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Little Rat Makes Music

Little Rat Makes Music

Monika Bang-Campbell
Illustrator:   Molly Garrett Bang 
Fiction  Series
For ages 6 to 9
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007   ISBN: 978-0152053055
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The Gaggle Sisters Sing Again

The Gaggle Sisters Sing Again

Chris Jackson
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Lobster Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-1894222563
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Maggie’s Amerikay

Maggie’s Amerikay

Barbara Timberlake Russell
Illustrator:  Jim Burke 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006   ISBN: 978-0374347222
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Blue Moo: 17 Jukebox Hits from Way Back Never

Blue Moo: 17 Jukebox Hits from Way Back Never

Sandra Boynton , Michael Ford, Douglas Carrel
Novelty Book
For ages 5 to 8
Workman Publishing, 2007   ISBN: 978-0761147756
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Petar's Song

Petar's Song

Pratima Mitchell
Illustrator:  Caroline Binch 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2005   ISBN: 978-1845073527
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Jake the Philharmonic Dog

Jake the Philharmonic Dog

Karen LeFrak
Illustrator:  Marcin Baranski 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Walker, 2006   ISBN: 978-0802795526
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Dizzy

Dizzy

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Sean Qualls 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Scholastic, 2006   ISBN: 978-0439507370
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Odetta: The Queen of Folk

Odetta: The Queen of Folk

Stephen Alcorn, Samantha Thornhill
Illustrator:  Stephen Alcorn 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Scholastic Press, 2010   ISBN: 978-0439928182
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Bertha and the Frog Choir

Bertha and the Frog Choir

Luc Foccroulle
Illustrator:  Annick Masson 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
NorthSouth, 2012   ISBN: 978-0735840621
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Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and A

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and A

Gina Capaldi, Q.L. Pearce
Illustrator:  Gina Capaldi 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Lerner, 2011   ISBN: 978-0761352570
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Hot Jazz Special

Hot Jazz Special

Jonny Hannah
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Candlewick, 2005   ISBN: 0763623083
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Gus and Grandpa and the Piano Lesson

Gus and Grandpa and the Piano Lesson

Claudia Mills
Illustrator:   Catherine Stock 
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004   ISBN: 978-0374328146
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Mendel's Accordion

Mendel's Accordion

Heidi Smith Hyde
Illustrator:  Johanna van der Sterre 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Lerner, 2007   ISBN: 158013212X
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Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

Anna Harwell Celenza
Illustrator:   Don Tate 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Charlesbridge , 2011   ISBN: 978-1570917004
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Jazz

Jazz

Walter Dean Myers
Illustrator:  Christopher Myers 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Holiday House, 2006   ISBN: 0823415457
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Long Live Music!

Long Live Music!

Les Chat Peles
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Creative Editions, 1996   ISBN: 0152013105
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The Other Mozart: The Life of the Famous Chevalier de Saint-George

The Other Mozart: The Life of the Famous Chevalier de Saint-George

Hugh Brewster
Illustrator:  Eric Velasquez 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Harry N. Abrams, 2006   ISBN: 0810957205
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The Great American Mousical

The Great American Mousical

Julie Andrews Edwards
Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Julie Andrews Collection, 2006   ISBN: 978-0060579180
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Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrator:  James E. Ransome 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375836008
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The Carnival of the Animals (Book and CD)

The Carnival of the Animals (Book and CD)

Jack Prelutsky
Illustrator:  Mary GrandPre 
Poetry Picture Book with Audio CD
For ages 6 to 9
Random House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375864582
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Little Pig Joins the Band

Little Pig Joins the Band

David Hyde Costello
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2011   ISBN: 978-1580892643
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Pepi Sings a New Song

Pepi Sings a New Song

Laura Ljungkvist
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2010   ISBN: 978-1416991380
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Piano Piano

Piano Piano

Davide Cali
Illustrator:  Eric Heliot 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2007   ISBN: 978-1580891912
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I Love to Sing

I Love to Sing

Anna Walker
Picture Book  Series
For ages 2 to 5
Simon and Schuster, 2011   ISBN: 978-1416983224
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I Wonder Why Mice Are Musical: and Other Questions About Music

I Wonder Why Mice Are Musical: and Other Questions About Music

Josephine Paker
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Kingfisher, 2007   ISBN: 978-0753460849
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Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion

Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer and Civil Rights Champion

Montrew Dunham
Illustrator:  Cathy Morrison 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Patria Press, Inc, 2003   ISBN: 978-1882859382
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Babymouse: Rock Star

Babymouse: Rock Star

Jennifer L. Holm , Matthew Holm
Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2006   ISBN: 978-0375832314
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Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Jennifer Fandel
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
The Creative Company, 2007   ISBN: 978-1583414293
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Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition

Anna Harwell Celenza
Illustrator:  Joann E. Kitchel 
Nonfiction book and music CD
For ages 5 to 10
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2003   ISBN: 978-1570914928
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When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat

When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat

Muriel Harris Weinstein
Illustrator:  R. Gregory Christie 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 9
Chronicle Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0811851312
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A Horn for Louis

A Horn for Louis

Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrator:  James Bernardin 
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 10
Random House, 2005   ISBN: 978-0375832529
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Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

Anna Harwell Celenza
Illustrator:  Joann E. Kitchel 
Nonfiction Picture Book and music CD
For ages 6 to 10
Charlesbridge, 2006   ISBN: 978-1570915567
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The Mozart Question

The Mozart Question

Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator:  Michael Foreman 
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Candlewick, 2008   ISBN: 978-0763635527
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Happy Birthday: The Story of the World's Most Popular Song

Happy Birthday: The Story of the World's Most Popular Song

Nancy Kelly Allen
Illustrator:  Gary Undercuffler 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Pelican Publishing, 2010   ISBN: 978-1589806757
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Happy Birthday to you! The Mystery Behind the most Famous Song in the World

Happy Birthday to you! The Mystery Behind the most Famous Song in the World

Margot Theis Raven
Illustrator:  Chris Soentpiet 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1585361694
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Once Upon A Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman

Once Upon A Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Jeanette Winter 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Hyperion, 2000   ISBN: 978-0786804627
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Freedom Song: Young Voices and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Freedom Song: Young Voices and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Marc C. Turck
Nonfiction with audio CD
For ages 10 and up
Chicago Review Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1556527739
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Let Freedom Sing

Let Freedom Sing

Vanessa Newton
Picture Book
For ages 6 and up
Blue Apple Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-1934706909
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Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach

Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach

Barbara Nickel
Historical Fiction
For ages 11 and up
Penguin Canada, 2005   ISBN: 0143050788
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Johann Sebastian Bach and the art of Baroque Music

Johann Sebastian Bach and the art of Baroque Music

Donna Getzinger, Daniel Felsenfeld
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Morgan Reynolds, 2004   ISBN: 978-1931798228
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I, Vivaldi

I, Vivaldi

Janice Shefelman
Illustrator:  Tom Shefelman 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2008   ISBN: 978-0802853189
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Mozart: The Boy who changed the world with his music

Mozart: The Boy who changed the world with his music

Marcus Weeks
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 8 to 12
National Geographic, 2007   ISBN: 978-1426300028
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Before John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

Before John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator:  Sean Qualls 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 9
Henry Holt and Co., 2003   ISBN: 978-0805079944
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Handel: Who Knew What he Liked

Handel: Who Knew What he Liked

M.T. Anderson
Illustrator:   Kevin Hawkes 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Candlewick Press, 2001   ISBN: 0763625620
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Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

Clara Schumann: Piano Virtuoso

Susanna Reich
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Clarion, 2005   ISBN: 978-0618551606
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The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal R

The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal R

Russell Freedman
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Clarion Books, 2004   ISBN: 978-0618159765
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Johannes Brahms and the Twilight of Romanticism

Johannes Brahms and the Twilight of Romanticism

Donna Getzinger, Daniel Felsenfeld
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Morgan Reynolds, 2004   ISBN: 978-1931798211
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The Story of the Orchestra

The Story of the Orchestra

Arthur Levine
Illustrator:  Meredith Hamilton 
Nonfiction with audio CD
For ages 5 to 10
Black Dog and Leventhal, 2001   ISBN: 1579121489
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Olivia Forms A Band

Olivia Forms A Band

Ian Falconer
Picture Book  Series
For ages 3 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2006   ISBN: 978-1416924548
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Tchaikovsky Discovers America

Tchaikovsky Discovers America

Esther Kalman
Illustrator:  Laura Fernandez , Rick Jacobson 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Scholastic, 2000   ISBN: 978-0531071687
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The Farewell Symphony

The Farewell Symphony

Anna Harwell Celenza
Illustrator:  Joann E. Kitchel 
Nonfiction
For ages 5 to 10
Charlesbridge, 2000   ISBN: 978-1570914065
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Music for the end of time

Music for the end of time

Jen Bryant
Illustrator:  Beth Peck 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 10
Eerdmans, 2005   ISBN: 978-0802852298
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Gilgbert and Sullivan set me free

Gilgbert and Sullivan set me free

Kathleen Karr
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Hyperion, 2003   ISBN: 0786819162
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