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Krosoczka, Jarrett

Summary: "In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 KRO

Winter, Jeanette.

Summary: "A lushly illustrated picture-book biography of two young Pakistani heroes, Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih, from acclaimed nonfiction author/illustrator Jeanette Winter"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beach Lane Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Stein, Deborah.

Summary: After discovering that she was born in a prison to a heroin-addicted mother, the author recalls her subsequent descent into drugs and crime and her recovery as she finds forgiveness and acceptance for both her real and adopted mothers."Even at twelve years old Deborah Jiang Stein, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her multiracial features set...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEIN, DEBORAH STE

Kuklin, Susan.

Summary: An account of the former Pakistani child labor activist whose life and unexplained murder has brought to the attention of the world the evil of child bondage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. Holt and Co. 1998

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

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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Levy, Janice.

Summary: Simple text and color illustrations present the historical background and contemporary celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 LEV SPANISH

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Sheff, Nic.

Summary: Sheff writes candidly about stints at in-patient rehab facilities, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 SHE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Sheff 2011

Guerrero, Jean

Summary: "In the tradition of parent-child memoirs from The Liar's Club to The Glass Castle, here is the haunting story of a daughter's quest to understand her father, to save him from his own demons and to save herself from following his self-destructive path. Marco Antonio was born in Mexico but as a teenager migrated with his large family north to California, where he met Jean's mother, a young...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2018

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Summary: In a unique collaboration with photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, eighteen immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their experiences in pictures and words. Wendy helped the teenagers pose for and design the photographs, interviewing them along the way about their own journeys and perspectives. America Border Culture Dreamer presents Wendy and the students' poignant and powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.23 EWA

Sheff, Nic.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 SHE

Brown, Monica

Summary: As a boy, Gabito had the ability to imagine many things. He lived in a small house with a large family. He would grow up to become a writer known as Gabriel García Márquez.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Luna Rising 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ruta, Domenica.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.29 RUT

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RUTA, DOMENICA RUT

Itzkoff, David.

Summary: Growing up, David understood his father to be a trusted ally and confidant--a man who always had some hard-won wisdom to share. But he was also a junkie. As David grew older, he fell into the same trap, until he and his father hit the road in search of their "morning after."

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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Ward, Jesmyn

Summary: Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2017

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Cavanagh, Maureen

Summary: The founder of the Magnolia New Beginnings nonprofit peer-support group shares the story of her confrontation with the opioid epidemic in the wake of her daughter's sudden and brutal battle with substance abuse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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Madden, T Kira

Summary: "The acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut is a memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager within the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where cult-like privilege, shocking social and racialdisparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hide in plain sight. As a child in Florida, T Kira...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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Murray, Liz

Summary: The author offers an account of her journey from a fifteen-year-old living on the streets and eating garbage to her acceptance into Harvard, a feat that prompted a Lifetime movie and a successful motivational-speaking career.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2011

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Murray, Liz

Summary: The memoir of a young woman who at age 15 was living on the streets but survived to make it to Harvard. Murray's story was featured in the Lifetime Original Movie "Homeless to Harvard."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.74 MUR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Murray 2010

Summary: Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA VAL

Greenwood, Bryn

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martins Press 2016

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Etler, Cyndy

Summary: The author describes her youth as a runaway at age fourteen and how she was sent to a corrupt recovery facility where she faced intimidation and unconventional treatment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 ETL

Davis, Barbara

Summary: As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlow--until his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen's wasn't the only body pulled from the icy waters that night. When details about a mysterious violet-eyed blonde...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION DAV

Warren, Andrea

Summary: "A biography of Norman Mineta, from his internment as a child in Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II, through his political career including serving in Congress for ten terms during which time he was instrumental in getting the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 passed which provided reparations and an apology to those who were interned"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House 2019

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