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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: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FG 1

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FG 3

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Pérez, Celia C.

Summary: Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) 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: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PER

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: JFIC PER

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAL

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

McKissack, Pat

Summary: Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1900

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MCK

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Stacks, Call number: Y DA 18

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA FOREIGN SPANISH SAN

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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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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

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

Albert, Melissa

Summary: Ivy's summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie offerings, corroded memories, and a secret she's always known: that there's more to her mother than meets the eye. Back then, the summer Dana...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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

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

Green, John

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: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2010

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC GRE

Pearsall, Shelley

Summary: When 13-year-old Josh finds out that he has to stay with his dad in Chicago for a few months, he's not too thrilled. But when he arrives at the airport, he's simply devastated. His father has become a sideburnwearing, hip-twisting, utterly-embarrassing Elvis impersonator. Josh is determined to keep his dad's identity a secret, but on his very first day at his new school, a note appears on his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, Inc. 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BAL

Kenneally, Miranda

Summary: When Mari and her stepsister Sierra share a ride to a music festival with two brothers, T.J. and Tyler, Mari and T.J. are instantly attracted to each other, but Mari is only in Chicago for a weekend with her father's new family, and eventually she will have to return to her increasingly abusive mother--unless she can overcome her reservations about dating and maybe arrange to stay in Chicago...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2021

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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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Eschmann, Reese

Summary: "Twelve-year-old Etta Johnson has Loud Days where she can hear just fine and Quiet Days where sounds come from far away and she gets to retreat into her thoughts. Etta spends most of her time alone, working on her comic book about Invincible Girl, the superhero who takes down super villain Petra Fide. Invincible Girl is brave, daring, and bold--everything Etta wishes she could be. But when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster's Children Publishing Divison 2022

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Ahmed, Samira

Summary: "From bestselling author Samira Ahmed comes a thrilling fantasy adventure intertwining Islamic legend and history, perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the Land of Stories. On the day of a rare super blue blood moon eclipse, twelve-year-old Amira and her little brother, Hamza, cant stop their bickering while attending a special exhibit on medieval Islamic astronomy. While stargazer Amira is wowed...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC AHM

Barron, Rena

Summary: Twelve-year-old Maya's search for her missing father puts her at the center of a battle between our world, the Orishas, and the mysterious and sinister Dark world.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sánchez, Erika L.

Summary: Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers 2017

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