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Markham, Lauren

Summary: "A provocative, virtuosic inquiry that reveals how the valorization of times and migrations past are intimately linked to our exclusion and demonization of migrants in the present. When and how did migration become a crime? Why did "Greek ideals" become foundational to the West's idea of itself? How have our personal migration myths -and our nostalgia for a lost world of clear borders and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 325.21 MAR

Gibbs, Stuart

Summary: Bruce Wayne, the only kid in school without super powers, gets called to the principal because his career choice of vigilantism is deemed too ambitious, and he becomes even more determined to prove he belongs.

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Publisher / Publication Date: DC Comics 2023

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Brockenbrough, Martha

Summary: Frank the cat is happy at home with his two humans until they bring home a puppy who disturbs his entire way of life, so after running away and finding out how unwelcoming the world outside is he makes his way back to where he belongs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2022

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BRO

Brockenbrough, Martha

Summary: Frank the cat has it good. Then his people bring home a box with a puppy inside. A puppy who doesn't know the rules of naps, and slobbers and tackles and barks. This won't do. Frank will just have to find a better home.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC BRO

Farid, Diana

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Ava loves to surf and to sing. Singing and reading Rumi poems settle her mild OCD, and catching waves with her best friend, Phoenix, lets her fit in--her olive skin looks tan, not foreign. But then Ava has to spend the summer before ninth grade volunteering at the hospital, to follow in her single mother's footsteps to become a doctor. And when Phoenix's past lymphoma surges...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, Inc. 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC FAR

Anganuzzi, Clara

Summary: Maurice isn't a typical dragon-- he isn't scary, and he doesn't like to breathe fire. In fact, he would much rather pick flowers! Being gentle and quiet doesn't mean that Maurice can't be strong... but Maurice knows that he's not like the other dragons, and he doesn't quite fit in. Then one day, he comes up with a clever plan to help his brother, who's in trouble. Will the other dragons finally...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tiger Tales 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ANG

Young, Dannagal G.

Summary: "In this book, the author offers a new model that identifies social and cultural identity-who we are and who we want to be-as the most important factor driving the American phenomena of being wrong"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2023

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Marx, Jonny

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Publisher / Publication Date: 360 Degrees, an imprint of Tiger Tales 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 938 MAR

Steinkellner, Emma

Summary: Seventh-grader Nell lives an ordinary life in the magical town of Gumbling, but yearns to land her dream apprenticeship and become an artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Labyrinth Road 2023

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: J 741.5 STE

Crow, Katrine

Summary: "What do you do when you feel like you don't fit in? Find something that makes you stand out"--Page 4 cover

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flowerpot Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE CRO

Cummings, Troy

Summary: Initially, super-snazzy Christmas tree ornament, Otto, thinks he should be placed at the top of tree to be admired, but then he realizes where he really wants to be.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: JE CUM

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE CUM

Guendelsberger, Erin

Summary: Never feeling at home on the farm, Little Purple Tractor visits a construction site and discovers new and exciting opportunities.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Wonderland 2024

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

Macleod, Kathy

Summary: "With a Thai mother and an American father, Kathy lives in two different worlds. She spends most of the year in Bangkok, where she's secretly counting the days till summer vacation. That's when her family travels for twenty-four hours straight to finally arrive in a tiny seaside town in Maine. Kathy loves Maine's idyllic beauty and all the exotic delicacies she can't get back home, like clam...

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2024

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAC

Oberländer, Mia

Summary: "In the sleepy German countryside live the Annas, cursed to be too tall for their small town. Laughably long-limbed and gangly, their bodies refuse to conform with societal norms of delicate femininity, and the trauma of being different ripples across generations. And yet, there may be a blessing to their burden; like the mighty mountains surrounding their town, they find that there is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books, Inc. 2024

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 OBE

Alyan, Hala

Summary: A diaspora of memories runs through this poetry collection--a multiplicity of voices, bodies, and houses hold archival material for one another, tracing paths between Brooklyn, Beirut, and Jerusalem. Boundaries and borders blur between space and time and poetic form--small banal moments of daily life live within geopolitical brutalities and, vice versa, the desire for stability lives in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 811 ALY

Arango, Andrea Beatriz

Summary: Laura Rodríguez Colón has a plan: no matter what the grown-ups say, she will live with her parents again. Can you blame her? It's tough to make friends as the new kid at school. And while staying at her aunt's house is okay, it just isn't the same as being in her own space. So when Laura finds a puppy, it seems like fate. If she can train the puppy to become a therapy dog, then maybe she'll be...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC ARA

Holm, Jennifer L.

Summary: Sunny is starting to understand the ins and outs of middle school... but she still feels more out than in. It's about classes or homework, really. No, it's the fact that most kids have a thing they do outside of class. Like football or track or cheerleading. Sunny isn't quarterback material, and her cheer attempts are... not the best. So what can she do? When Sunny's friend Arun says he wants...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC HOL

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Series Sunny Holm

Yamasaki, Katie

Summary: A young boy passes a painting of a hand on a wall in his neighborhood and watches others placing their own hands against it. The act means something different for each of them: Ms. Iris tells him it is a link to her home country; for Devin, it connects him to his older sister, who just left for college; for Savannah, it reminds her of her grandmother who passed away. The boy thinks of those who...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company 2023

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE YAM

Morrow, Bethany C.

Summary: "Teen influencer Naema Bradshaw has it all: she's famous, stylish, gorgeous--and she's an Eloko, a charismatic person gifted with a melody that people adore. Everyone loves her--until she's cast as the villain who exposed a Siren to the whole world. Dragged by the media, and canceled by her fans, she feels that no one understands her side: not her boyfriend, not her friends, not even her fellow...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Audiobooks, Call number: YA PA FIC MOR

Waldo, Steph

Summary: "When a little slug finds new friends in the backyard, she notices they look a lot like her ... except they have shells! Maybe a shell is exactly what she needs to fit in--but finding one is a lot harder than it sounds!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Alley, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Marr, Shirley

Summary: Eleven-year-old Peijing and her family are adapting to their new life in Australia, but when cracks in her family life start to appear, she must find a way to cope with the uncertainties of her own little world and figure out where she fits in.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: FIC MAR

Suggs, Christine

Summary: "In this memoir, Christine Suggs explores a trip they took to Mexico to visit family, as Christine embraces and rebels against their heritage and finds a sense of belonging"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2023

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 SUG

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 SUG

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA GRAPHIC SUG

Garber, Romina

Summary: After revealing her hybrid nature to Septimus beyond her pack, Manu hopes that superstition and suspicion do not prevent her and her friends from finding allies in their fight for a better future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wednesday Books 2021

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

Samuel, Kim

Summary: "Humanity is at an inflection point. Stress, disconnection, and increasing environmental degradation have people yearning for more than just material progress, personal freedom, or political stability. We are searching for deeper connection. We are longing to belong. On Belonging is an exploration of the crisis of social isolation and of the fundamental human need to belong. It considers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.3 SAM

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