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Summary: Tommy habitually tells tall tales and nobody believes him when he witnesses a murder through a tenement window.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER WIN

Summary: 15-year-old Brandon has a dream to have a pair of Air Jordans, because they aren't just shoes, they mean something to him. However, soon after he saves up enough money and gets them, they're stolen by a local hood, causing Brandon and his two friends go through dangerous measures to retrieve them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Smart, Elizabeth

Summary: "For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.154 SMA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMART, ELIZABETH SMA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B SMART SMA

Nasaw, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Press/Doubleday 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 NAS

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: [This book] is [an] account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1995

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PELZER, DAVE PEL

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: In this sequel to A Child Called "It" answers will be exposed and new adventures revealed in this compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered and F-child--a foster child--young David experiences the instability of moving in and out of five different homes. Those who feel that all foster kids are trouble--and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a real...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 361.7 Pelzer 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PELZER, DAVE PEL

Pelzer, David J.

Summary: "All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality, denying him food and clothing, torturing him in any way...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1999

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.76 PEL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PELZER, DAVE PEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B Pelzer Pel

Smart, Tom

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.154 SMA

Smart, Ed.

Summary: The parents of kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart offer their perspective on the abduction of their daughter, discussing their long ordeal, the faith that kept them going, and their joy over the ultimate rescue of their daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.154 SMA

Ahlborn, Ania

Summary: "--a small-town boy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his cousin and uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden for years. Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They're well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P AHL

Danticat, Edwidge

Summary: In a seaside town in Haiti, widower Nozias finally makes the gut-wrenching decision to give up his daughter Claire so she can have a better life. But when the girl goes missing, the resulting search unearths long-hidden secrets that cast a startling new light on those in town.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2013

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Perry, Anne.

Summary: Just before the Christmas holiday, distinguished London mathematician Henry Rathbone comes to the aid of an old friend whose son Lucien has gone missing. Enlisting the aid of Squeaky Robinson and Crow, Henry soon discovers that Lucien may be involved with a murdered prostitute and a major drugs dealer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Perry 2010

Hoffman, Alice.

Summary: Amanda, an eleven-year-old girl, contracts a disease. As her family and their friends and neighbors struggle to come to terms with the disease, ordinary people are transformed into heroes and heroines.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 1988

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOF

Danticat, Edwidge.

Summary: "The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAN

Schachner, Judith Byron.

Summary: Skippyjon Jones, a Siamese kitten who thinks he's a Chihuahua, dreams of traveling to ancient Egypt with his gang of Chihuahua amigos.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2006

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Abouet, Marguerite

Summary: "The plucky, troublemaking Akissi is back with her mischief on The Ivory Coast! This time, she has to keep herself from drowning, stand up to a bully, make peace with her arch nemesis--the prettiest girl in school, and evade a witch doctor's potion."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flying Eye Books, an imprint of Nobrow Ltd. 2019

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Frugoni, Chiara

Summary: An opportunity to experience the daily hustle and bustle of life in the late Middle Ages. A Day in a Medieval City provides a captivating dawn-to-dark account of medieval life. A visual trek through the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries--with seasoned medieval historian Chiara Frugoni as guide--this book offers a vast array of images and vignettes that depict the everyday hardships and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Chicago Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.1 FRU

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "FAR FROM THE TREE follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon's award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sundance Selects 2019

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAR

Summary: This program with Bill Moyers compares the everyday experiences of two New York City middle school students and contrasts political rhetoric with the reality of American schooling. A profile of the two students and their different schools points out the inequalities of our current system and how disproportionate funding affects the quality of education. The program also features advocates for...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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