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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.

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Verdi, Jessica

Summary: When Dara finds her birth certificate, she is puzzled to find two strange names on it, but when her mother, Mellie, reveals that she is transgender and transitioned when Dara's biological mother died soon after Dara's birth, Dara is stunned and angry--and she sets off with her friend Sam, in search of the grandparents she never knew existed (and who may be able to fund her tennis career), and...

Publisher / Publication Date: Point 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Arroyo, Raymond

Summary: Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong twelve-year-old with an otherworldly gift--he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will "borrows" the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil. As boats sink and hideous creatures...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD ARR

Messner, Kate

Summary: Believing his long-absent father is missing and leaving clues behind through geocaching, Zig, thirteen, relies on his love of electronics, a garage sale GPS unit, and his best friend, Gianna, to search for answers.

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Ball, Bethany

Summary: "From a remarkable new voice in fiction, Bethany Ball, comes a transporting debut; a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets and gossip-filled lives of a kibbutz community near Jerusalem. Meet Marc Solomon, an Israeli ex-Navy commando now living in L.A., who is falsely accused of money laundering through his asset management...

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAL

Lamb, Wally.

Summary: Felix Funicello is a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he's confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood's silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit--and in some cases relive--scenes from his past as they are projected onto...

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Lamb 2016

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

Summary: "A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn't mean about who he is"--

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library/Random House 2017

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Collins, A. L. (Ai Lynn)

Summary: Twelve-year-old Belle Song and her family moved to Mars because they were offered good jobs, only to find that the jobs have disappeared--her father, Yun, is unwilling to return to the worn-out Earth, so, to the horror of his city-raised daughter, he buys a farm in the "Wild West" area of Mars, and Belle does her best to adapt to a life which is filled with difficulties and danger.

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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

Philbin, Joanna.

Summary: When New York City fourteen-year-old Carina impulsively reveals incriminating information about her multi-billionaire father, he replaces her unlimited funds with an antiquated cell phone, a Metrocard, and a twenty-dollar weekly allowance.

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Hepinstall, Kathy

Summary: "The laugh-out-loud story of a girl determined to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother and learn the truth of her mother's long-secret past...Willow Havens is ten years old and obsessed with the fear that her mother will die. Her mother, Polly, is a cantankerous, take-no-prisoners Southern woman who lives to shoot varmints, drink margaritas, and antagonize the neighbors--and she sticks...

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HEP

Collins, A. L. (Ai Lynn)

Summary: When Belle Song's mother becomes pregnant the family journeys to Tharsis City so she can consult a specialist, and see the sights of the capital; but when Belle's android Melody, and her wolfdog Raider, disappear she is confronted by the deep human prejudice against robots--and an escaped Water Raider.

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Córdova, Zoraida

Summary: "Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back"--

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2016

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

Woodrell, Daniel.

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC Woo

Reinhardt, Dana.

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Drew starts the summer of 1986 helping in her mother's cheese shop and dreaming about co-worker Nick, but when her widowed mother begins dating, Drew's father's book of lists, her pet rat, and Emmett, a boy on a quest, help her cope.

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD REI

Natusch, Amber Lynn

Summary: Kylene is determined to prove her FBI agent father innocent of murder. Moving in with her grandfather, she returns to the town where she was involved in a scandal two years before-- and to the boy who betrayed her. But someone won't let her forget the photo scandal that drove her out of town. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on...

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2018

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Phillips, Delores

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Tangy Mae tells of the brutal physical and mental abuse that her mother inflicts on her and her ten siblings.

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Press 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PHI

O'Leary, Sara

Summary: "When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all. One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two...

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books 2016

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Patterson, James

Summary: Tandy Angel struggles to remember key details about her passionate love affair with the handsome son of a family enemy while tackling two cases including a wrongful homicide charge against her brother and a series of murders occurring on New York's Upper West Side.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Smith, Anne Warren

Summary: When her perfectionist classmate and neighbor plans an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner, Katie begins to wonder if the relaxed day she, her father, and her messy little brother usually enjoy means they are not a "real" family.

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Co. 2003

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2 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J FIC SMI

Wakefield, Vikki

Summary: Everyone knows seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a bit mad. She's a prankster and a risk-taker, and she's not afraid of anything except losing. As part of the long-running feud between two local schools in Swanston, Grace accepts a challenge to walk the pipe. That night she experiences something she can't explain. The funny girl isn't laughing anymore. She's haunted by voices and visions - but...

Publisher / Publication Date: The Text Publishing Company 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bilovsky, Stephanie

Summary: To young boys and girls, the elderly can be full of mystery--sometimes seeming even weird and strange. When a young boy hesitates visiting his great grandpa, his mother's soothing words explain the love and the lifetime of memories our elders have to share with us.

Publisher / Publication Date: Red Chair Press 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E BIL

Janowitz, Brenda

Summary: "This Passover Seder is not just any Passover Seder. Yes, there will be a quick service and then a festive meal afterwards, but this night is different from all other nights. This will be the night the Golds of Greenwich meet the Rothschilds of New York City. The Rothschilds are the stuff of legends. They control banks, own vineyards in Napa, diamond mines in Africa, and even an organic farm...

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JAN

Woodrell, Daniel.

Summary: Reaching her sixteenth year in the harsh Ozarks while caring for her poverty-stricken family, Ree Dolly learns that they will lose their house unless her bail-skipping father can be found and made to appear at an upcoming court date.

Publisher / Publication Date: Back Bay Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WOO

Payton, Belle

Summary: While Alex plans to run for class president, Ava's desire to play football stirs up controversy.

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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