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Clancy, Tara

Summary: Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working-class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. From scheming and gambling with her force-of-nature grandmother, to brawling with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

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

Taber, Sara Mansfield.

Contents: Preface -- pt. 1. The Sea -- book 1: Dragons (Taipei, Taiwan, 1961-1962) -- The Wall -- The Chicken Village -- Whispers -- Night Soil -- book 2: Gum (Bethesda, Maryland, 1962-1964) -- Cross my Heart -- Jap -- The Tomb -- American -- book 3: Rainlight (The Hague, The Netherlands, 1964-1968) -- Klompen -- Dutchies -- My Father's Bath -- The Pistol -- Nicole -- Home -- pt. 2. The Shore -- book 4:...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TABER, SARA MANSFIELD TAB

Hughes, Gerald

Summary: "[Examines the] shared childhood between Gerald Hughes and his younger brother Ted, one of the finest and best-loved poets of modern times ... Hughes brings alive a period when the two brothers would roam the countryside, camping, making fires, pitching tents, hunting rabbits, rats, wood pigeon, and stoats ... Gerald describes watching his brother evolving into a great poet and describes them...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2014

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

Blanc, Katherine

Summary: Melvin the Mouth can not resist making a variety of strange noises as he imagines himself as a dragon, a shark, or perhaps a train--but his talent gets him into trouble at school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BLA

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BLA

St. John, Lauren

Summary: Traces the author's coming-of-age in civil-war-torn Rhodesia, where her family settled after purchasing the farm of a brutally murdered family, detailing a youth marked by terrorism, dangerous wild animals, and the author's embittered realization that everyone she knew was on the wrong side of the conflict.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ST. JOHN, LAUREN ST

St. John, Lauren

Summary: In 1978, in the final, bloodiest phase of the Rhodesian civil war, 11-year-old Lauren St John moves with her family to Rainbow's End, a wild, beautiful farm and game reserve set on the banks of a slowflowing river. The house has been the scene of a horrific attack by guerrillas, and when Lauren's family settles there, a chain of events is set in motion that will change her life irrevocably....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.91 ST

Blue, Rose.

Summary: One summer day in 1959, nine-year-old Ron McNair, who dreams of becoming a pilot, walks into the Lake City, South Carolina, public library and insists on checking out some books, despite the rule that only white people can have library cards. Includes facts about McNair, who grew up to be an astronaut.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Childrens Books 2008

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Greenfeld, Karl Taro

Summary: A brother of an autistic child profiled in the trilogy that began with A Boy Called Noah describes the challenges he faced growing up in his brother's shadow, in an account that interweaves the social history of autism and its related research with the author's sideline experiences in childhood and adulthood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREENFELD, KARL TAROGRE

Farr, Sidney Saylor

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kentucky 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.953 FARR, SIDNEY FAR

Lakin, Patricia

Summary: A true incident in the life of young Helen Keller in which she gets stuck in a storm and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, rescues her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2002

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 362.4 Lak

Sigal, Clancy.

Summary: This memoir is about Clancy Sigal's boyhood in Depression-era Chicago, then James Farrell and Nelson Algren territory. The author recounts his intense relationship with his mother Jennie, a sometime firebrand union organizer, and his roaring Oedipal rivalry with his mostly absent father Leo. Jennie is a single mother on welfare trying to raise a wild rebellious son in a twilight world between...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf 2006

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

Bernstein, Harry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2008

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Gourley, Robbin.

Summary: From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JE Gou

Black, Dustin Lance

Summary: "From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and political activist, a candid, vivid, powerfully resonant memoir about growing up as a gay Mormon in Texas that is, as well, a moving tribute to the mother who taught him about surviving against all odds Dustin Lance Black wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Milk and helped overturn California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8, but as an LGBTQ+...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BLACK, DUSTIN LANCE BLA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Black 2019

Jal, Emmanuel.

Summary: In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven-year-old Sudanese boy, living in a small village. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer, his family moved again and again, seeking peace. Then, one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 962.404 JAL, EMMANUEL JAL

Dillon, Eva

Summary: "A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer--the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War. In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon's family was living in New Delhi when her father was exposed as a CIA spy. Eva had long believed that her father was a U.S. State Department...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2017

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

Sowa, Marzena

Summary: Marzena Sowa's memoir of a childhood shaped by politics as told from a young girl's perspective. Structured as a series of vignettes that build on one another, MARZI is a coming-of-age story that portrays the harsh realities of life behind the Iron Curtain while maintaining the everyday wonders and curiosity of childhood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DC Comics 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 SOWA, MARZENA SOW

Holub, Joan

Summary: Learn all about artists who changed history in this engaging and colorful board book perfect for creators-in-training!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019

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Reel, Monte

Summary: In A Brotherhood of Spies, award-winning journalist Monte Reel reveals how the U-2 spy program, principally devised by four men working in secret, upended the Cold War and carved a new mission for the CIA. This secret fraternity, made up of Edwin Land, best known as the inventor of instant photography and the head of Polaroid Corporation; Kelly Johnson, a hard-charging taskmaster from Lockheed;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.127 REE

Lasky, Kathryn.

Summary: Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Mogul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life. Includes historical notes on Jahanara's later life and on the Mogul Empire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC LAS