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Bucci, Andra

Summary: "On March 28, 1944, six-year-old Tati, her four-year-old sister Andra, and other members of the family were deported to Auschwitz. Their mother Mira was determined to keep track of her girls. After being tattooed with their inmate numbers, she made them memorize her number and told them to "always remember your name." In keeping this promise to their mother, the sisters were able to be reunited...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Astra House 2022

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BUCCI BUC

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

Haidle, Elizabeth

Summary: Brings to life the childhood experiences of beloved artists and illustrators such as Wanda Gág, Maurice Sendak, and Jerry Pinkney. Stylish illustrations paired with small vignettes and anecdotes from the artists' early lives helps illuminate the hard work, triumphs, failures, and inspiration that helped forge their successful careers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Etch, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 920 HAI

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

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

Warhola, James.

Summary: The author describes a trip to see his uncle, the soon-to-be-famous artist Andy Warhol, and the fun that he and his family had on the visit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 2003

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

León, Amyra

Summary: The author takes readers on a poetic journey through her childhood in Harlem. León explores love and loss, melody and bloodshed as she navigates the intricacies of foster care, mourning, self-love, and resilience. She invites readers to dream with abandon-- because it is a privilege to dream at all. -- adapted from front flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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Lobel, Anita.

Summary: The author, known as an illustrator of children's books, describes her experiences as a Polish Jew during World War II and for years in Sweden afterwards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 LOB

MacQuarrie, Kim.

Summary: "Kim MacQuarrie tells great stories of South America's history, from Butch Cassidy to Che Guevara to cocaine king Pablo Escobar to the last survivor of an Indian tribe, all of these stories set in the Andes Mountains"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 980 MAC

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 980 MAC

Salerni, Dianne K.

Summary: In this alternate version of 1898 New York City, where ghosts are common household nuisances, young Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt battle the fierce spirits that are threatening their family.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD SAL

Russo, Marisabina

Summary: "It's 1950s New York, and Marisabina Russo is being raised Catholic and attending a Catholic school that she loves--but when she finds out that she's Jewish by blood, and that her family members are Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, her childhood is thrown into turmoil. To make matters more complicated, her father is out of the picture, her mother is ambitious and demanding, and her older...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021

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Ada, Alma Flor.

Summary: Told through the eyes of a child, this anthology of true autobiographical tales from Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada presents inspiring reflections on a unique childhood spent on the island of Cuba.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 ADA

Prince, Liz

Summary: Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zest Books 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 PRI

Dandro, Travis

Summary: "From a child's-eye view, Travis Dandro recounts growing up with a drug-addicted birth father, alcoholic step-dad, and overwhelmed mother. As a kid, Dandro would temper the tension of his every day with flights of fancy, finding refuge in toys and animals and insects rather than the unpredictable adults around him. Dandro perceptively details the effects of poverty and addiction on a family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2019

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 362.29 DAN

Gulley, Philip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 GULLEY, PHILIP GUL

Harper, Charise Mericle

Summary: "Meet Charise. She's energetic, helpful, a model pet owner and full of inventions. But she's also a bad sister. When she goes too far and breaks little brother Daniel's tooth, can she redeem herself? Is an accident really an accident if you could have stopped it? But most importantly... What does it mean to be a good sister?"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2021

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Fawkes, Glynnis

Summary: "A graphic novel biography of Charlotte Brontë, following her and her siblings from childhood to the publication of Jane Eyre"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney - Hyperion 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 FAW

Platt, Christine A.

Summary: For Black History Month, Ana & Andrew join a research group at the Community Center. They learn many interesting things about Martin Luther King Jr.! Later, with the help of some other children, they make one of Martin's famous dreams come true.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2021

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

Brockes, Emma.

Summary: Documents the author's investigation into a shattering childhood trauma in South Africa, tracing the discovery of her grandfather's abuse of her mother, which compelled her mother's unsuccessful attempt to kill him before fleeing the country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROCKES, PAULINE DULCIE BRO

Gutman, Dan.

Summary: Seven-year-old George "Babe" Ruth (who would grow up to become a baseball legend) steals a dollar from his father's saloon to treat his friends to ice cream. Includes timeline.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2004

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

Page, Tyler

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Tyler's brain is different. Unlike his friends, he has a hard time paying attention in class. He acts out in goofy, over-the-top ways. Sometimes, he even does dangerous things--like cut up a bus seat with a pocketknife or hang out of an attic window. To the adults in his life, Tyler seems like a troublemaker. But he knows that he's not. Tyler is curious and creative. He's the best artist in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2022

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Kimmel, Haven

Summary: Named "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around her home, Kimmel's witty memoir takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent post-war period, where people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2001

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.264 KIM

Gidla, Sujatha

Summary: "The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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

Dodson, Peggy Rouch

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beistline Enterprises 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.8 DOD

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