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La Valley, Josanne.

Summary: Life has been hard for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul, a member of the Uyghur tribal group scorned by the Chinese communist regime, so when an American offers to buy all the baskets she can make in three weeks, Mehrigul strives for a better future for herself and her family despite her father's opposition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LAV

Abdel-Fattah, Randa

Summary: Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting inand getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Charles, Tami

Summary: "In 1984 Newark, Beatriz Mendez navigates romance, gang culture, and her family's past. After her gang-leader brother is killed, Beatriz gives up her dreams of dancing in order to run the gang. But her eyes are reopened to her dream of a career in dance when the school brainiac asks her to compete in a dance competition with him--but will the gang let her go?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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

Littman, Sarah

Summary: Life has suddenly turned chaotic for high school student Stella since her brother, Rob, got home from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan: her school is on edge with ethnic tensions and her brother seems to be suffering from post-traumatic stress but will not talk about it. But when Rob's anger finally spirals out of control, Stella realizes she has to find the courage to take a stand...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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

Murphy, Garth.

Summary: Journeying to 1840s California, young Bill Marshall witnesses the tragic experiences of the California Indians and their treatment by Americans after Spain gives control of the territory to Mexico.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUR

Miller, Derek B.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: After witnessing a murder in Olso, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman, Sheldon Horrowitz, flees to safety with the newly orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL

Martin, Ann M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Books 1982

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC MAR

Washington, Bryan

Summary: "In the city of Houston - a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America - the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He's working at his family's restaurant, weathering his brother's blows, resenting his older sister's absence. And discovering he likes boys. Around him, others live and thrive and die in Houston's myriad neighborhoods: a young woman whose affair detonates across...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2019

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O'Hara, John

Summary: Already a frequent contributor of well-crafted stories to The New Yorker when he turned to the larger canvas of the novel, John OHara wrote with unusual acuity about the power of status and class in American life. His reputation as a novelist rests largely on four extraordinary books published from 1934 to 1940. These early novels, like those of his contemporaries Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OHA

Gordimer, Nadine.

Summary: The Nobel Laureate's psychologically penetrating story of the love affair between a rich South African and the illegal alien she "picks up" on a whim Who picked up whom? Is the pickup the illegal immigrant desperate to evade deportation to his impoverished desert country? Or is the pickup the powerful businessman's daughter trying to escape a priveleged background she despises? When Julie...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOR

Desai, Kiran

Summary: In a crumbling house in the remote northeastern Himalayas, an embittered, elderly judge finds his peaceful retirement turned upside down by the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DES

Desai, Kiran

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2007

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

Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 TAL

Alfieri, Annamaria

Summary: It s 1911, and young Vera McIntosh is in love and out of place. Pale and Scottish, a missionary s daughter, she no longer fits in with the Kikuyu with whom she grew up. But she is too African, too native to be welcomed by Kenya s ex-pat community. It s only in Justin Tolliver s arms that Vera feels truly at home. Tolliver, too, is neither fish nor fowl. True, he s the son of an English earl,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Felony & Mayhem Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALF

Hanna Alkaf

Summary: "Amidst the Chinese-Malay conflict in Kuala Lumpur in 1969, sixteen-year-old Melati must overcome prejudice, violence, and her own OCD to find her way back to her mother"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Salaam Reads 2019

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

Gaitskill, Mary

Summary: "Velveteen Vargas is eleven years old, a Fresh Air Fund kid from Brooklyn. Her host family is a couple in upstate New York: Ginger, a failed artist and shakily recovered alcoholic, and her academic husband, Paul. Gaitskill illuminates their shifting relationships over several years, as well as Velvet's encounter with the horses at the stable down the road. Mare is the story of a girl and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FICTION GAI

King, Laurie R.

Summary: In 1919, Sherlock Holmes and his future wife Mary Russell are smuggled into Palestine under cover of darkness. Disguised as Arabs they foil a Turkish plot to regain control of Jerusalem from the British.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS KIN

Athaide, Tina

Summary: In alternating voices, friends Asha and Yesofu, one Indian and one African, find their world turned upside-down when Idi Amin decides to expel Asian Indians from Uganda in 1972.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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

Traver, Robert

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Michigan Room, Call number: MI Fiction Traver 2011

Coyle, Harold

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COY