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Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WAR

Brockenbrough, Martha

Summary: In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BRO

Konigsberg, Bill

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC KON

Hoose, Phillip M.

Summary: "Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melanie Kroupa Books 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB COLVIN HOO

Ward, Jesmyn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Ward 2011

Alonge, L. J.

Summary: "Toni isn't Coach Wise's favorite player on Team Blacktop. Honestly, she's not even in his top five. And if she's being real, her own teammates keep siding with him during practice. But this isn't the first time she's been on her own, and it won't be the last. If you can't count on yourself, who can you count on?"--Page [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ALO

Jones, Tayari.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, Silver Sparrow revolves around James Witherspoon's two families-the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

Alonge, L. J.

Summary: Janae works every day at her Granny’s Strange Goods Superstore, selling lucky rabbits’ feet and other useless junk. And every night, after closing up shop, she dominates the courts with her boys. When the chance comes around to take her game to the next level, she knows she’ll make the cut. It’s all about skill—luck’s got nothing to do with it. Right?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ALO

Oduye, Adepero

Summary: A teenage girl must decide between the life that she wishes to have and the life that her parents have picked out for her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAR

K., Kim.

Summary: Get Money By Any Means Necessary. The Waverly Girls Group Home is supposed to be a place where troubled teens come for reform. But Jazzy, Cha Cha, and Maya have different plans. Though the three girls hail from three different cities, they've had amazingly similar hard knock lives, and the thread that holds them together is their love of money. Soon, these sheisty chicks are backsliding into a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melodrama Publishing 2011

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Deaver, Jeffery.

Summary: Lincoln Rhyme is trying to outguess Thompson Boyd who has become a killing machine. He is hunting a high school girl from Harlem. Why? Does it have something to do with the term paper she is writing on an ancestor. What secrets lie in the history of her former slave ancester and what does Boyd have to do with it?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS DEA

Gwin, Minrose

Summary: A devastating tornado rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression. Dovey, a black laundress, searches for her family. At the McNabb house she find the daughter of the house, Jo, who suffered a head wound. When a baby is found in the wreckage is it Jo's baby brother, Tommy, or Dovey's light-skinned great-grandson, Promise? The two women-- one black, one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GWI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gwin 2018

Foster, Sharon Ewell.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Multnomah Publishers 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOS

Kidd, Sue Monk.

Summary: During the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina, a young girl is given a home by three black, beekeeping sisters. As she enters their mesmerizing secret world of bees and honey, she discovers a place where she can find the single thing her heart longs for most.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge Co. 2001

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Johnson, Alaya Dawn

Summary: Emily Bird is an African American high school senior in Washington D.C., member of a privileged medical family, on the verge of college and the edge of the drug culture, and not really sure which way she will go--then one day she wakes up in the hospitalwith no memory of what happened.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC JOH

Weyer, Hannah.

Summary: "Willful, outspoken, and precariously naive, thirteen-year-old AnnMarie Walker dreams of a world beyond Far Rockaway, where the sway of the neighborhood keeps her tied to old ideas about success. Then one day, while attending a high school for pregnant girls, she comes across a flyer advertising movie auditions in Manhattan for an independent film. Astonishingly, improbably, and four months...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEY