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Summary: An anthology of American poems, arranged chronologically, from colonial alphabet rhymes to Native American cradle songs to contemporary poems.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1999

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Russell, Anna

Summary: "Josh Baker isn't sure why his brain tells him to do things that other people don't need to do: checking his locker again and again, counting cracks in ceilings, and always needing to finish a song, for starters. He is a talented drummer, a math genius, and he knows everything about rock and roll. Yet, he knows his problems have the power to hurt his family and make him fail at school. When...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books, an imprint of Enslow Publishing 2019

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

Acevedo, Elizabeth

Summary: Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Reynolds, Jason

Summary: As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC REY

Daniels Taylor, Annette

Summary: With an incarcerated father and an estranged drug-addicted mother, Shanequa's dreams of higher education feel like a fantasy. When Shanequa gets the chance to attend a prestigious private prep school, she feels like her dreams might become reality. Shanequa finds it easier to lie to her new friends than tell them the truth about her family. When her lies are found out, and Shanequa strikes back...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books, an imprint of Enslow Publishing 2019

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

Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn.

Summary: Josie, who lives with her mother and grandmother and has cerebral palsy, befriends a boy who moves into one of the rich houses behind her old farmhouse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Zimme

Colandro, Lucille

Summary: In this adaptation of the traditional nursery rhyme, an astronaut swallows the Moon and other celestial objects, while two children ask questions about the Solar System and outer space.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cartwheel Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE COL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE COL

Howard, Max

Summary: "Zeke would love to be invisible. His mother is struggling to make ends meet and stuck with a no-good boyfriend. Zeke knows he and his mom will be stuck forever if he doesn't find some money fast. When Zeke starts working at a local pizza place, he meets labor activists who want to give him a voice--and the living wage he deserves for his work. Zeke has to decide between living the quiet life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books 2019

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

Kaur, Jasmin

Summary: "The six sections of the book explore what it means to be a young woman living in a world that doesn't always hear her and tell the story of Kiran as she flees a history of trauma and raises her daughter, Sahaara, while living undocumented in North America. Delving into current cultural conversations including sexual assault, mental health, feminism, and immigration, this narrative of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Crossan, Sarah

Summary: With little money or support, Joe Moon, seventeen, travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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

Dodds, Melody

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Charlotte Navarro never asked to be anyone's hero. If you're a hero, your sister isn't supposed to hate you. And you're definitely not supposed to get hooked on Gramma's painkillers. Even so, Charlotte's sister's friend Mia looks at her like she's some sort of hero. As Charlotte starts taking pills more and more, she has to question how it could hurt herself and others, even...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books, an imprint of Enslow Publishing 2019

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

Harrington, Janice N.

Summary: "Keet knows the only good thing about moving away from her Alabama home is that she'll live near her beloved grandfather. When Keet starts school, it's even worse than she expected, as the kids tease her about her southern accent. Now Keet, who can 'talk the whiskers off a catfish,' doesn't want to open her mouth. Slowly, though, while fishing with her grandfather, she learns the art of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wordsong, an imprint of Highlights 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HAR

Burg, Ann E.

Summary: The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BUR

Grimes, Nikki.

Summary: Daydreaming became an escape for Gabby once her parents started arguing with each other. With the help of a new teacher, those daydreams may turn into words.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WordSong 2013

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Grimes 2013

Hopkins, Ellen.

Summary: An MFA student who never dreamed she would become a military wife struggles with her love for her boyfriend, a dedicated marine who has survived multiple deployments to Afghanistan, and her growing resentment over the war that is tearing their lives apart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOP

Kernot, Sharon

Summary: Lottie collects dead creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save them from disintegration. Her father understands--Lottie has a scientific mind, he thinks. Her aunt wants it to stop, and she goes to cruel lengths to make sure it does. And her mother? Lottie's mother died long ago. And Lottie is searching for a way to be close to her. A moving and evocative verse...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Text Publishing Company 2018

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC KER

Silverstein, Shel.

Summary: A most unusual collection of whacky, funny, scary creatures with imaginative fantasies in verse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811.54 SIL

Lear, Edward

Summary: After a courtship voyage of a year and a day, Owl and Pussy finally buy a ring from Piggy and are blissfully married.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LEA

Carson, Anne

Summary: A novel in verse on a homosexual romance between two boys. Geryon "understood / that people need / acts of attention from one another, does it really matter which acts? / He was fourteen. / 'Sex is a way of getting to know someone,' / Herakles had said. He was sixteen." There is a strong mixture of whimsy and sadness in Geryon's story. He is tormented as a boy by his brother, escapes to a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 CAR

Culley, Betty

Summary: Five months ago, Liv's big brother, Jonah, shot himself. It was an accident. He didn't know that the gun was loaded. But the damage was done. Now he won't ever be leaving their small mill town like he planned. Jonah can't speak, can't walk, can't take care of himself at all. Their house is full of machines and nurses working around the clock to keep Jonah alive. Liv's mom is struggling to cope...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2020

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

Hood, Susan

Summary: In 1940, a group of British children, their escorts, and some sailors struggle to survive in a lifeboat when the ship taking them to safety in Canada is torpedoed. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC HOO

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

Yolen, Jane

Summary: A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: a house that walks about on chicken feet and is inhabited by a fairy tale witch. In finding Baba Yaga, Natasha finds her voice, her power, herself. -- adapted from back cover

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tom Doherty Associates 2018

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

Summary: "Bartlett's has at last created a collection of the world's greatest poems, organized for every occasion, public & private, from birth to death & everything in between. Poetry anthology."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.81 BAR

Elliott, David

Summary: "David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death in a fiery, evocative novel-in-verse."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 944 ELL

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