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Blount, Roy.

Summary: An autobiographical account of the life of Roy Blount that discusses his childhood, his relationship with his mother, his desire to be funny, and other related topics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 BLO

Blount, Roy.

Summary: "Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 BLO

Atkins, Jeannine

Summary: A biographical novel in verse of seven girls from different time periods who used math to explore the mysteries of the universe and grew up to do innovate work that changed history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2020

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

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI

McCarthy, Michael

Summary: "The moth snowstorm, a phenomenon Michael McCarthy remembers from his boyhood when moths 'would pack a car's headlight beams like snowflakes in a blizzard,' is a distant memory. Wildlife is being lost, not only in the wholesale extinctions of species but also in the dwindling of those species that still exist. The Moth Snowstorm records in painful detail this rapid dissolution of nature's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2015

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Scieszka, Jon.

Summary: How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SCI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Scieszka

Cox, Lynne

Summary: This story is of a miraculous ocean encounter that happened to the author when she was seventeen and in training for a big swim (she had already swum the English Channel, twice, and the Catalina Channel).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A. A. Knopf 2006

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Barrowcliffe, Mark.

Summary: In this attempt to understand the true inner nerd of the adolescent male, Barrowcliffe relates how he and twenty million other boys grew up in the '70s and '80s absorbed in the world of fantasy role-playing games like Dungeon & Dragons.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BARROWCLIFFE, MARK BAR

Manning, Peyton.

Summary: During a trip to visit both sets of grandparents in Mississippi, brothers Eli, Cooper, and Peyton, and their father, former NFL star Archie Manning, take advantage of every opportunity to play football, practice plays, or play sports trivia games.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MAN

Boy Scouts of America

Summary: An overview of emergency preparedness, including home, automobile, outdoor, and weather-related emergency actions, disasters, saving lives, community and national emergency services, and how to get involved in emergency service projects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boy Scouts of America 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 369.43 EME

Hickam, Homer H.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 HIC

Hickam, Homer H.

Summary: Homar Hickam chronicles the experiences he has as a young boy growing up in the small coal-mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications, Inc. 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 HIC

Hickam, Homer H.

Summary: In the summer of '61, Homer "Sonny" Hickam, a year of college behind him, is dreaming of sandy beaches and rocket ships. But before Sonny can reach the seaside fixer-upper where his mother is spending the summer, a telephone call sends him back to the place he thought he had escaped, the gritty coal-mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia. There, Sonny's father, the mine's superintendent, has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 HIC

Summary: Outlines requirements for pursuing a merit badge in first aid.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boy Scouts of America 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 369.43 FIR

LaMarche, Una.

Summary: "The book June Cleaver would have written if she spent more time drinking and less time vacuuming. As a girl, Una LaMarche was as smart as she was awkward. She was blessed with a precocious intellect, a love of all things pop culture, and eyebrows bushier than Frida Kahlo's. Adversity made her stronger...and funnier. In UNABROW, Una shares the cringe-inducing lessons she's learned from a life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAMARCHE, UNA LAM

Slovo, Gillian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 SLO

Swanson, Shari

Summary: "Based on primary sources, the true story of Abraham Lincoln being rescued from a cave by his rescue dog"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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Lee, Sungju.

Summary: "Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 LEE

Geda, Fabio

Summary: An unflinching, inspirational, and incredibly moving novel based on the true story of Enaiatollah Akbari, a young boy whose agonizing struggle begins after his native Afghanistan becomes a dangerous place to live.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GED

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GED

Wilson, Victoria.

Contents: U.S. census records -- Indian census, registers, and rolls -- Addresses -- Church records -- School records -- Bureau of Indian Affairs - - Military records -- Land records -- At the courthouse -- Cemeteries -- Students at Mount Pleasant in 1900 -- Students at Holy Childhood in 1920 -- Bay Mills surname index -- Company K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kinseekers Publications 1997

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1 available in Reference, Call number: GEN 929.3 WIL

Cole, Henry

Summary: Celeste is hundreds of miles from home following an unexpected journey aboard a Mississippi steamboat. After mishaps and disasters, she finds herself on the frontier in southern Indiana. It's 1822, and Celeste meets a tall, lanky boy wielding an ax: a young Abraham Lincoln.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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

Geist, William

Summary: Before there was 'tourism' and souvenir ashtrays became 'kitsch,' the Lake of the Ozarks was a Shangri-La for middle-class Midwestern families on vacation, complete with man-made beaches, Hillbilly Mini Golf, and feathered rubber tomahawks. It was there that television host Bill Geist spent summers in the sixties during his school and college years, working at Arrowhead Lodge -- a small resort...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 GEI

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GEIST, WILLIAM GEI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 977.8 Gei

Hamilton, Hugo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fourth Estate 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 HAM

Gresham, Douglas H.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.2 GRE

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