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Peck, Richard

Summary: In 1893, thirteen-year-old Rosie and members of her family travel from their Illinois farm to Chicago to visit Aunt Euterpe and attend the World's Columbian Exposition which, along with an encounter with Buffalo Bill and Lillian Russell, turns out to be a life-changing experience for everyone.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2001

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Peck 2001

Brown, Carrie

Summary: Dr. Leo Hoffman is famous for the living premature babies he displays in their incubators at fairs around the country, but when a baby who was born three months early is left at Dr. Hoffman's booth, many of the fair's vendors find themselves drawn to the tiny baby boy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Selzer, Adam

Summary: After taking a summer job with a Chicago ghost tour company, eighteen-year-old Megan is interrogated for murder, when the reports of "real" ghost sightings increase along with the number of missing tourists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2016

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

Austin, Lynn N.

Summary: Set in Chicago during the time of the World's Fair, this is the story of Violet Hayes whose search to find her mother exposes the young woman to the world about her--from high society to the poor immigrant families; from the suffragette movement to the security of a suitable marriage match. As Violet contemplates what course her life will take, she will discover the missing parts of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION AUS

Maniscalco, Kerri

Summary: The city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell attend the spectacular World's Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders. Determined to help they begin an investigation, only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they've heard of before. Identifying him is one thing,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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Green, John

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Summary: When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2010

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

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

Pelayo, Cynthia

Summary: "When Detective Lauren Medina sees the calling card at a murder scene in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, she knows the Pied Piper has returned. When another teenager is brutally murdered at the same lagoon where her sister's body was found floating years before, she is certain that the Pied Piper is not just back, he's looking for payment he's owed from her. Lauren's torn between...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Agora Books 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PEL

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEL

Meyerhoff, Jenny.

Summary: Third-grader Anna has had trouble making friends since her family moved from a small town in New York to Chicago, but a group project at school leads to new opportunities, including friendships, a club, and a garden she can work in, just like in her last home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FG 1

Loutzenhiser, Katy

Summary: Zan is baffled when her best friend, Priya, stops answering her emails after moving to California, but new friend, Logan, presents the disturbing possibility that Priya cannot answer.

Format: text

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

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Belden, Emily

Summary: "Twentysomething Allie Simon is used to playing by the rules-- until Chicago's most sought-after, up-and-coming culinary genius, Benji Zane, walks into her world and pulls her into his. The only thing more renowned than Benji's mouthwatering masterpieces and equally luscious good looks? His struggle with addiction and his reckless tendency to live life on the edge, no matter the havoc he wreaks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graydon House 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P BEL

Ahmed, Samira

Summary: Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC AHM

Pekkanen, Sarah

Summary: "Josie and Frank Moore are happy... at least Josie thinks they are. As parents of two young girls in the Chicago suburbs, their days can be both busy and monotonous, and sometimes Josie wonders how she became a harried fortysomething mother rather than the driven career woman she once was. But Frank is a phenomenal father, he's handsome and charismatic, and he still looks at his wife like she's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEK

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION PEK

Balliett, Blue

Summary: In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra, and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Robie House from being demolished.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2006

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BAL

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Balliett 2006

Meyerhoff, Jenny

Summary: When Anna decides that four baby chicks will be the perfect present for Kaya's birthday, she builds a chicken coop in the Friendship Garden.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FG 3

Austin, Lynn N.

Summary: Set in Chicago during the time of the World's Fair, this is the story of Violet Hayes whose search to find her mother exposes the young woman to the world about her--from high society to the poor immigrant families; from the suffragette movement to the security of a suitable marriage match. As Violet contemplates what course her life will take, she will discover the missing parts of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AUS

Alikhan, Salima

Summary: Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ALI

Burnham, Clara Louise

Summary: From Books Back Cover: The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 brought unmatched excitement and wonder to Chicago, thus inspiring Clara Louise Burnham's novel, Sweet Clover: a romance of the White City, first published in 1894. A Chicago resident from age nine, Burnham penned her novels in an apartment overlooking Lake Michigan. Her romance books contain innocent tales imbued with the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bigwater Publishing 1992

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1 available in Michigan Room, Call number: FIC BUR

Currie, Lindsay

Summary: Haunted after helping her father on his ghost-themed Chicago bus tour, twelve-year-old Claire must discover what the spectral boy from the bus wants before it is too late.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Young Readers 2020

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

Balliett, Blue

Summary: When thirteen high-value pieces of art are stolen from a secret museum, Calder, Petra, and Tommy are grouped with two new companions to solve puzzles that are complicated by the clever Mrs. Sharpe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAL

Pérez, Celia C.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Maria Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malu) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Roth, Veronica.

Summary: Beatrice Pryor lives in a dystopian Chicago, which is divided into five factions devoted to different virtues. On a set day every year, sixteen-year-olds must select which faction they will devote the rest of their lives to. Beatrice must choose between staying with her family and being who she really is. Beatrice also has a secret, one she has been warned can mean death if exposed. Now,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2013

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

Balliett, Blue

Summary: On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early's father disappeared, and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless--and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAL

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Balliett 2013

Sánchez, Erika L.

Summary: "Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Olga no fue a la universidad, se quedó en casa para cuidar a sus padres, limpiar la casa y trabajar a medio tiempo. Julia tiene grandes sueños y no quiere formar parte del camino de su hermana mayor. Pero un solo error, que ocurre mientras enviaba un mensaje de texto al mismo tiempo que cruzaba la calle más concurrida de...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2018

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1 available in Foreign Language, Call number: 468 SPANISH SAN

Ahmed, Samira

Summary: After discovering the body of fourteen-year-old Jawad Ali in Jackson Park, seventeen-year-old journalism student Safiya Mirza begins investigating his murder and ends up confronting white supremacy in her own high school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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