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NDiaye, Marie

Summary: Maître Susane, a quiet middle-aged lawyer living a modest existence in Bordeaux, known to all as a consummate and unflappable professional. But when Gilles Principaux shows up at her office asking her to defend his wife, who is accused of a horrific crime, Maître Susane begins to crack. She seems to remember having been alone with him in her youth for a significant event, one her mind obsesses...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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Breach, Jen

Summary: "An action-packed graphic novel about agents who helped the Allies prepare for D-Day and push the Germans out of France during World War II. In 1942, World War II was growing more and more intense. Germany and its allies had occupied a great deal of Europe-including part of France. With the enemy just a few miles from England, Prime Minister Winston Churchill was determined to help free France....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone 2024

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

Houellebecq, Michel

Summary: "'Mes croyances sont limitées, mais elles sont violentes. Je crois à la possibilité du royaume restreint. Je crois à l'amour' écrivait récemment Michel Houellebecq. Le narrateur de Sérotonine approuverait sans réserve. Son récit traverse une France qui piétine ses traditions, banalise ses villes, détruit ses campagnes au bord de la révolte. Il raconte sa vie d'ingénieur agronome, son amitié...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flammarion 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 448.4 FIC HOU

Edsel, Robert M.

Summary: "As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of eleven men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 EDS

Raab, Scott

Summary: "The powerful story of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, featuring dozens of never-before-seen color photos by the official site photographer"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 RAA

Partridge, Elizabeth

Summary: "Legendary photographers Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams all photographed the Japanese American incarceration, but with different approaches-and different results. This nonfiction picture book for middle grade readers examines the Japanese-American incarceration-and the complexity of documenting it-through the work of these three photographers"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 PAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: What started as a hashtag in 2013 quickly grew into the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter examines the police shootings that fueled the movement, the events that led up to racial tensions in the United States, and the goals the movement has set for the future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J305.8960 HAR

Langston-George, Rebecca

Summary: "An action-packed graphic novel about Virginia Hall, known as one of the most courageous spies of World War II. In the early 1940s, during World War II, Germany's Nazi regime expanded into neighboring European countries, committing horrific crimes against Jewish people and other groups. Enter: Virginia Hall. Born on a small Maryland farm, this brilliant woman's worldly ambitions led her to a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAL

Cutright, Patricia J.

Summary: "Twelve biographies of Indigenous women who, as modern-day warriors, have infused their communities with strength and leadership. The women overcame unimaginable hardships--racial and gender discrimination, abuse, and extreme poverty--only to rise to great heights in the fields of politics, science, education, and community activism"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 7th Generation Native Voices 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 CUT

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 973 CUT

Messner, Kate

Summary: Ranger the time-traveling Golden retriever was trained for search-and-rescue and even though he did not pass the tests he has used his training on his many trips to help people caught up in disasters; now he has arrived at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001 just as the first plane hits, and he must rescue fifth-graders Risha and Max who are trapped in the wreckage,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MES

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MES

Jenoff, Pam

Summary: 1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents amid the horrors of the Krakow Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous sewers beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers. Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2021

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA FIC JEN

Chambers, Veronica

Summary: This timely book covers the rise of Black Lives Matter and how it has been shaped by United States history, telling the story of how a hashtag became a movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 CHA
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323.1196 CHA

Summary: In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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

Gratz, Alan

Summary: Brandon is visiting his dad on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when the attack comes; Reshmina is a girl in Afghanistan who has grown up in the aftermath of that attack but dreams of peace, becoming a teacher and escaping her village and the narrow role that the Taliban believes is appropriate for women--both are struggling to survive, both changed forever by the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Gratz 2021

Kalman, Bobbie.

Summary: This book introduces the life and times of the people from the Old West describing their homes, jobs, tools, clothes, and travel.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2008

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Gratz, Alan

Summary: It is June 6, 1944, D-Day, and Dee Carpenter (true name Dietrich Zimmermann), an underage private in the United States Army, is headed for Omaha Beach, seeking revenge for his uncle, who was arrested by Nazis when Dee was a little boy; meanwhile, Samira Zidano, an eleven-year old French-Algerian girl is looking for the French resistance, desperate to deliver the message that the invasion is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Gratz 2019

Summary: "The gripping true story of Stanislav Petrov, a man who single-handedly averted a fullscale nuclear world war, but now struggles to get his life back on track ... before it is too late. An epic and grand Cold War thriller that sends shivers down your spine and shows us just how close we came to apocalypse ... and it's not over yet! With a new Cold War rising and thousands of nuclear weapons on...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: Filled with inspiring photos of children at the Women's March on Washington and other protests and rallies, this book also includes inspirational quotes, simple ideas for how kids can get involved, brief definitions of concepts like "equality" and "feminism," and an introduction from a leading activist who's making a difference in the world today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 303 LIT

Nielsen, Jennifer A.

Summary: 657 days ago Meg's British father left their home in France to fight the Nazis, leaving some codes in a jar for her to decipher, and Meg and her French mother moved to the Perche, a region in France near Normandy known for its forests; now Meg watches theGerman soldiers in town, and sometimes carries messages for the French resistance--but suddenly things have gotten much more dangerous: there...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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

Hammad, Isabella

Summary: After years away from her family's homeland and reeling from a disastrous love affair, actress Sonia Nasir returns to Haifa to visit her older sister Haneen. This is her first trip back since the second intifada and the deaths of their grandparents: while Haneen made a life here commuting to Tel Aviv to teach at the university, Sonia remained in London to focus on her acting career and now...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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

Demetrios, Heather

Summary: "To say Virginia "Dindy" Hall was ambitious would be an understatement. She was that girl at your high school who makes everyone else look like a slacker, no matter how hard they're working. But how many of them can say they've been on Nazi Germany's Most Wanted list? At a time when most women were expected to becomes wives and mothers, Virginia craved adventure. And with the world gearing up...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 GOI

Springer, Nancy

Summary: When professional typist Letitia Glover is desperate to learn more about the fate of her twin sister Flossie, Enola enlists the help of her brother Sherlock and her friend Tewky to investigate Flossie's husband, the sudden death of his first wife, and the mysterious appearance of a black barouche.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wednesday Books 2021

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

Summary: My role as a writer is to create positive myths, says Amin Maalouf. The Lebanese-born novelist and journalist also acknowledges "the material that history gives me." This program features conversations with Maalouf about his imaginative, historically grounded novels and his identity as a Christian Arab living in Paris. On-screen readings by the author present excerpts and themes from Leo...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Mukherjee, Oindrila

Summary: "After living in the US for years, Maneka Roy returns home to India to mourn the loss of her mother and finds herself in a new world. The booming city of Hrishipur where her father now lives is nothing like the part of the country where she grew up, and the more she sees of this new, sparkling city, the more she learns that nothing--and no one--here is as it appears. Ultimately, it will take an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tin House 2023

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUK

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