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Yen, Jennifer

Summary: Smart, kind, and pretty, Liza Yang dreams big and never shies away from a challenge. But her mom compares her to older sister Jeannie, and sees Liza as stubborn, rebellious, and determined to push back against all of Mrs. Yang's traditional values, especially when it comes to dating. The one thing they agree on is their love of baking. Mrs. Yang is the owner of Houston's popular Yin & Yang...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC YEN

O'Brien, Anne Sibley

Summary: Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE OBR

Roe, Mechal Renee

Summary: "A visual and rhyming celebration of African-American girls' hair"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD ROE

Darraj, Susan Muaddi

Summary: Eleven-year-old Farah spends much of her summer trying to earn money to attend an enrichment camp at her new school, but someone is sabotaging her by taking down her fliers. Includes instructions for growing crystals and glossaries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DAR

Philippe, Ben

Summary: When Norris, a black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as clich©♭s from "a bad 90s teen movie."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC PHI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC PHI

Woodson, Jacqueline

Summary: "When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WOO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WOO

Faruqi, Saadia

Summary: Yasmin is excited to attend a wedding party, but when the singing starts Yasmin is too shy to join in.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2021

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE FAR

Gregorio, I. W.

Summary: "Jocelyn "Jos" Wu has two wishes: to make it through high school without dying of boredom and to direct a short film with her best friend. Will Domenici has two goals: to get assigned to a worthwhile position at his school paper and to find a paying summer gig. When Jos's father tells her their family restaurant may be going under and Will learns he didn't land his dream job at the school...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC GRE

Coleman, Evelyn

Summary: Eleven-year-old Cécile Rey searches through many corners of 1854 New Orleans seeking a necklace, borrowed from her Tante Tay, that disappeared as she was exiting a crowded showboat. Includes facts about the 1850s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC COL

Rajurkar, Anuradha D.

Summary: Rani Kelkar never lied to her parents-- until she meets Oliver. The same qualities that draw her in-- his tattoos, his charisma, his passion for art-- make him her mother's worst nightmare. When Oliver's troubled home life unravels, he starts to ask more of Rani than she knows how to give. When a twist of fate leads Rani from Evanston, Illinois to Pune, India for a summer, she has a reckoning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC RAJ

Phi, Bao

Summary: "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE PHI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PHI

Chadda, Sarwat

Summary: "Thirteen-year-old Sikander Aziz has to team up with the hero Gilgamesh in order to stop Nergal, the ancient god of plagues, from wiping out the population of Manhattan in this adventure based on Mesopotamian mythology"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2021

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fantasy, Call number: JT Fantasy Chadda 2021

Higuera, Donna Barba

Summary: "A girl named Petra Pena, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children - among them Petra and her family - have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HIG

Hesse, Monica

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Haruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City, a 'family internment camp' for those accused of colluding with the enemy. The teens discover that they are polar opposites in so many ways, except for one that seems to override all the others: the camp is changing them, day by day and piece by piece. Haruko finds herself consumed by fear for her soldier brother and distrust of her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Baldwin, James

Summary: Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood. This new edition includes a foreword by Baldwin's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

Cha, Steph.

Summary: In the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it's been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is sheltered and largely oblivious, living in the Valley with her Korean-immigrant parents, working long hours at the family pharmacy. She's distraught that her sister hasn't spoken to their mother in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

Manushkin, Fran

Summary: Pedro would love to be the goalie in the team's first game, but another boy is bigger--so all his friends come over to help him practice before the tryout.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MAN

Khan, Hena

Summary: Fourth-grader Zayd yearns to play basketball on the Gold Team, but when he skips orchestra rehearsal to practice, his parents forbid anything basketball-related, and tryouts are coming soon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Salaam Reads 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KHA

Oh, Axie

Summary: Cello prodigy Jenny's goal is to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets Jaewoo in her uncle's Los Angeles karaoke bar, it's clear he is the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. In a moment of spontaneity she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure-- before he disappears without a word. Three months later, when Jenny...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Manushkin, Fran

Summary: When Katie's grandmother trips and breaks her ankle, Katie learns about the importance of paramedics to her neighborhood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE MAN

Chao, Gloria

Summary: A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths--that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Summary: Ziggy and his friends form a clubhouse after someone vandalizes their basketball court, and they soon uncover a clue that may tell them who did it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DRA

Khorram, Adib

Summary: "Darius Kellner has everything he thought he wanted--a new boyfriend, a new internship, and a spot on the soccer team--but growing up makes him question everything."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2020

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Volponi, Paul.

Summary: Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC VOL

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