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Clements, Andrew

Summary: As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2009

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

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC CLE

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny follows Olivia for a school project and learns about her life with her stepfamily.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAR

Khan, Hena

Summary: Fourth-grader Zayd yearns to play basketball on the Gold Team, but when he skips orchestra rehearsal to practice, his parents forbid anything basketball-related, and tryouts are coming soon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Salaam Reads 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KHA

Scottoline, Lisa

Summary: "Nobody cuts deeper than family ... Noah Alderman, a doctor and a widower, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie, and for the first time in a long time he and his son are happy. But their lives are turned upside down when Maggie's daughter Anna moves in with them. Anna is a gorgeous seventeen-year-old who balks at living under their rules though Maggie, ecstatic to have her daughter back,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SCO

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SCO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SCO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION SCO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Scottoline 2018

Cohen, Leah Hager.

Summary: "A gripping, morally complex novel that asks: How much do grown siblings owe one another? At the edge of a woods, on the grounds of a defunct "free school," Ava and her brother, Fred, shared a dreamy and seemingly idyllic childhood-a world defined largely by their imaginations and the presence of each other. Decades later, then, when Ava learns that her brother is being held in a county jail...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COH

Enderle, Dotti

Summary: While his great-grandmother seeks her deceased husband, ten-year-old Malcolm and his best friend Dandy have no trouble finding a ghost on which to test Malcolm's latest gadget--a ghost zapper.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2010

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

Tuell, Todd.

Summary: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a young ninja who uses his special moves to sneak up on the family dog, take a cookie from his brother, and escape Granny's kisses, but before day is done he meets his match.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Strasser, Todd

Summary: Hailed as a hero, twenty-year-old Jake returns to his pro-military hometown and family injured physically and emotionally, unsure if he can return to active duty but uncomfortable with the alternative.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Shuster BFYR 2018

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

Dawson, Maddie.

Summary: "A heartfelt, funny, and all-together human novel about the best mistakes a person can make Jonathan and Rosie have been together so long they finish each other's sentences--so when he (finally) proposes and asks her to move across the country with him, everyone is happily surprised. But when things suddenly unravel, Rosie sends Jonathan packing and moves back home with Soapie, the irascible,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAW

Kuipers, Alice

Summary: Polly loves words, writing, and telling stories, so when she finds a fancy book on her doorstep labeled "Special Delivery from the Writing and Spelling Department for Polly Diamond" she is thrilled; and when she finds that anything she writes in it actually happens she is really excited--but Polly soon realizes that she has to be very careful what she writes because that kind of power can be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED KUI

McQuestion, Karen.

Summary: After escaping from her abductor, Angie agrees to meet with the kidnapper's mother hoping to find answers, but she is overcome by a feeling of dread.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amazon Encore 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION MCQ

Frank, Dorothea Benton.

Summary: "Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the last original wife among her husband's group of cronies. They've all traded in for younger... blonder... more enhanced models. But she is proud of her status and the longevity of her marriage. Sure the spark isn't quite there the way it once was. And it would be nicer if her husband paid a bit more attention to her desires but there's something to be said for a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Frank 2013

Coy, John

Summary: Middle-schooler Jackson's baseball skills are not of much help when he and his friends go to soccer camp, and while there he learns that his mother's boyfriend has invited them to move into his house, and friend Diego's father is deployed to Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2010

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

Harman, Patricia

Summary: Though the Great Depression is behind the them, troubles are not, for Europe is at war. It is only be a matter of time before the U.S. enters the fray. In the town of Hope River, midwife Patience Hester's husband, Daniel has vowed never to take up arms again; he saw too much bloodshed during the First World War. When he is imprisoned for his beliefs, Patience and their four children are left...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Harman 2018

Zusak, Markus

Summary: Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZUS

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny follows Adam for a school project and learns about his family life as an adopted child.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

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Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny follows Destiny for a school project and learns about her life with her single dad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

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Manning, Maurie.

Summary: Two sleepy children sneak out of their beds to watch as their parents, who love each other very much, break into a dance while washing the dishes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2008

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JE Man

Frost, Helen

Summary: In their own voices, four young people, Muriel, Frank, Emma, and Ollie, tell of their experiences during the first World War, as the boys enlist and are sent overseas, Emma finishes school, and Muriel fights for peace and women's suffrage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Frost 2009

Rowell, Rainbow.

Summary: "In New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell's Landline, Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply -- but that almost seems besides the point now.Maybe that was always besides the point.Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ROW

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROW

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Rowell 2014

Elkeles, Simone.

Summary: When he returns to Illinois and the gang culture on the south side of Fairfield after six years in Colorado, high school senior Luis Fuentes, who dreams of becoming an astronaut, falls for a girl and enters a dark world after learning some disturbing news about his family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2011

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Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation for freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2009

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Polacco 2009

Menon, Sandhya

Summary: Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior badge with pride. From raccoon hospitals to persecuted rock stars, no cause is too esoteric for her to champion. But a teeny tiny part of her also really enjoys making her conservative, buttoned-up corporate lawyer parents cringe. Samir Jha might have a few...quirks remaining from the time he had to take care of his sick mother, like the endless...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2020

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

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

Gutman, Dan.

Summary: On a cross-country vacation with their parents, twins Coke and Pepsi, soon to be thirteen, fend off strange assassins as they try to come to terms with their being part of a top-secret government organization known as The Genius Files.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2011

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

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