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Brown, Brené

Summary: A life-changing book that uses new research to challenge old beliefs about belonging, from the author of the landmark bestsellers Rising Strong; Daring Greatly; and The Gifts of Imperfection.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 158.2 BRO

Shelby, Ashley

Summary: " Do you have digestion problems due to stress? Do you have problems with authority? How many alcoholic drinks do you consume a week? Would you rather be a florist or a truck driver? These are the questions that decide who has what it takes to live at South Pole Station, a place with an average temperature of -54°F and no sunlight for six months a year. Cooper Gosling is adrift at thirty,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC SHE

Latos, Alexandra

Summary: Audrey and Clare may be twins, but as they grew older they grew apart. When their brother Adam died, Clare blamed Audrey for the accident. Now Audrey is attending an alternative school, but is determined to switch to the public school with Clare, rebuilt their friendship, and atone for Adam's death. Clare is still dealing with Adam's death, and with her own gender fluidity and an attraction for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Cameron, Sophie

Summary: Brody Fair feels like nobody gets him: not his overworked parents, not his genius older brother, and definitely not the girls in the projects set on making his life miserable. Then he meets Nico, an art student who takes Brody to Everland, a "knock-off Narnia" that opens its door at 11:21pm each Thursday for Nico and his band of present-day misfits and miscreants. Here Brody finds his tribe and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lai, Remy

Summary: "Sometimes life isn't a piece of cake... When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he's landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn't speak English, and he's often stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao. To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of Pie in the Sky,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC LAI

Jean, Emiko

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: After learning that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan, Izumi travels to Tokyo, where she discovers that Japanese imperial life--complete with designer clothes, court intrigue, paparazzi scandals, and a forbidden romance with her handsome but stoic bodyguard--is a tough fit for the outspoken and irreverant eighteen-year-old from northern California.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Allen, Rachael

Summary: "Skyler, Ellie, Scarlett, and Amelia Grace are forced to spend the summer at the lake house where their moms became best friends. One can't wait. One would rather gnaw off her own arm than hang out with a bunch of strangers just so their moms can drink too much wine and sing Journey at two o'clock in the morning. Two are sisters. Three are currently feuding with their mothers. One is hiding how...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2020

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Averbeck, Jim

Summary: Trevor is lonely and looking for a friend. He stretches his wings the length of his boring cage and notices the tree outside stretching its branch. And on the end of that branch? Perhaps a new friend. But one that is quiet and shy. Trevor knows just how to make him feel comfortable.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE AVE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE AVE

Clark, M.H.

Summary: Takes readers on a trip through the city, forest, and other environments, observing animals and nature, and demonstrating that all creatures belong right where they are.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compendium, Inc. 2016

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Hemley, Robin

Summary: "Borderline Citizen is part travelogue, part memoir, part reportage, and part exploration of the unique shards of international territory cut from their "motherlands," as well as people whose sense of patriotism or nationalism has been strengthened or cutadrift by circumstance and history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEMLEY, ROBIN HEM

Brown, Brene

3 holds on 6 copies

Summary: In Braving the Wilderness, author Brene Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 158.2 BRO

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158.2 BRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 158.2 BRO

Kobald, Irena

Summary: A homesick little girl who has recently moved to an unfamiliar country comforts herself by clinging to an old blanket, but when she meets a new friend, the relationship helps her take her first steps into a new culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC KOB

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KOB

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KOB

Vogel, Vin

Summary: Leo grew up in the sea with a family of sea lions he loves. When he's reunited with his human parents, he finds he loves them, too.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2018

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Anderson, Sophie

Summary: Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, and cursed with unusual size and strength, twelve-year-old Yanka the bear has never felt she belonged in the small village where she grew up; the Snow Forest seems to call to her and when she wakes up one day with her legs transformed into bear legs she flees the village, and embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover clues to her mysterious origin and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

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Atkinson, Cale

Summary: Oliver has always dreamed about where he will fit. Will he be in the mane of a unicorn? The tentacle of a pirate squid? The helmet of an astronaut? When he finally goes in search of his perfect place, he finds that trying to fit in is a lot harder than he thought. But like any puzzle, a little trial and error leads to a solution, and Oliver figures out exactly where he belongs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ATK

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ATK

Gubler, Matthew Gray

Summary: Rumple Buttercup, a monster who lives underground in a rain drain because he thinks he is too weird, finally talks to an aboveground person and learns something important.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC GUB

Hansen, Dörte

Summary: "All her life Vera has felt like a stranger in the old and drafty farmhouse she arrived in as a five-year-old refugee from East Prussia in 1945, and yet she can't seem to let it go. 60 years later, her niece Anne suddenly shows up at her door with her small son -- Anne has fled the trendy Hamburg neighborhood she never fit into when her relationship implodes. Vera and Anne are strangers to each...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

Hughes, Dean

Summary: Hadi and Malek, two thirteen-year-old Syrian children living in Beirut, struggle to provide for their families in a country that can be hostile against refugees like them, but they maintain hope that there is a way out of their seemingly impossible situation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2020

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

Kadohata, Cynthia

Summary: Twelve-year-old Hanako and her family, reeling from their confinement in an internment camp, renounce their American citizenship to move to Hiroshima, a city devastated by the atomic bomb dropped by Americans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Shelley, T. C.

Summary: Imp, hatched in the underground monsters lair looking like a human boy, does not know where he fits, but Thunderguts, king of the ogres, has a dangerous destiny in mind for him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Fridlund, Emily

Summary: ""So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth this provides!"-Aimee Bender. Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRI

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Fridlund 2017

Shelby, Ashley

Summary: " Do you have digestion problems due to stress? Do you have problems with authority? How many alcoholic drinks do you consume a week? Would you rather be a florist or a truck driver? These are the questions that decide who has what it takes to live at South Pole Station, a place with an average temperature of -54°F and no sunlight for six months a year. Cooper Gosling is adrift at thirty,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHE

Fridlund, Emily.

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is charged with possessing child pornography, the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FRI

Dodd, Emma

Summary: A young horse discovers that, whatever our differences, love connects us all --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Templar Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DOD

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