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Yanagihara, Hanya

9 holds on 6 copies

Summary: When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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Narh, Samuel

Summary: As the seasons turn, Maisie rides her bull in and out of Dada's tall tales. Her Mama wears linen and plays the viola. Her Dada wears kente cloth and plays the marimba.They come from different places, but they hug her in the same way. And most of all, they love her just the same. A joyful celebration of a mixed-race family and the love that binds us all together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lantana Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE NAR

Lloyd, Toby

Summary: A close-knit Jewish family in London is pushed to the brink when they suspect their daughter is a witch. Hannah and Eric Rosenthal are devout Jews living in North London with their three children and Eric's father Yosef, a Holocaust survivor. Both intellectually gifted and deeply unconventional, the Rosenthals believe in the literal truth of the Old Testament and in the presence of God (and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Avid Reader Press 2024

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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

Lee, Emery

Summary: "Theo Mori and Gabriel Moreno have always been at odds. Their parents own rival businesses-an Asian American café and a Puerto Rican bakery-and Gabi's lack of coordination has cost their soccer team too many games to count. Stuck in the closet and scared to pursue his own dreams, Gabi sees his parents' shop as his future. Stuck under the weight of his parents' expectations, Theo's best shot at...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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

Benway, Robin

Summary: Grace, adopted at birth, is raised as an only child. At sixteen she's just put her own baby up for adoption, and now is looking for her biological family. She discovers Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister who was also adopted ; and Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother after seventeen years in the foster care system....

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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Cao, Wenxuan

Summary: Ah Mei has always been close to her French grandmother, Nainai, and is proud to look like her. But in their home city of Shanghai, many people are suspicious of their European heritage and looks. Politics and war make 1960s Shanghai a difficult place to grow up, especially when the family silk business is given over to the government and they are left with their beloved home and little else. Ah...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2022

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

Singh, Sita

Summary: "Every summer, the branches of a little girl's favorite tree droops heavy with mangoes. And this year, she is finally old enough to help her family harvest them. Her brother shares a memory about his first time mango picking: his father holding him steady as he reached high above for the fruit. But when the girl climbs the tree, she becomes too dizzy. Then her grandma shares a mango memory:...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anne Schwartz Books 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SIN

Cooper, Desiree

Summary: "Six-year-old Jax can't wait to leave Detroit and spend a week with his grandparents in coastal Virginia, where he's sure he'll be spoiled with the kinds of special things he enjoys at home: toys, movies, and hamburgers. As he dreams of the adventures he'll have, his PopPop has other ideas. He fills their days with timeless summer fun-crabbing, shucking corn, and counting fireflies. Illustrated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: JE COO

Fox, Helena

Summary: "Sixteen-year-old Biz sees her father every day, though he died when she was seven. When he suddenly disappears, she tumbles into a disaster-land of grief and depression from which she must find her way back"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Iloh, Candice

Summary: Raised in a free-spirited home by two loving parents who encourage Cerulean to be their full self, they've got big dreams of moving cross-country to live off the grid with their friends after graduation. When a fight with a teacher spirals out of control, Cerulean impulsively drops out to avoid the punishment they fear is coming. Why wait for graduation to leave an oppressive capitalist system...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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

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

Sambury, Liselle

Summary: When a gruesome murder rocks Sunny's private school, with her own brother as the main suspect, she takes it upon herself to discover the real killer--and uncovers a slew of dark family secrets in the process.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2024

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

Frederick, Heather Vogel.

Summary: "Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy's family moves to a small town to take over a bookstore. Soon, she has to solve two mysteries involving a missing book and an undelivered letter"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2014

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC FRE

Schiffer, Miriam B.

Summary: Stella brings her two fathers to school to celebrate Mother's Day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCH

Fuentes, Marcela

5 holds on 5 copies

Summary: "In 1951, a mysterious old woman confronts Pilar Aguirre in the small border town of La Cienega, Texas. The old woman is sure Pilar stole her husband and, in a heated outburst, lays a curse on Pilar and her family. More than forty years later, Lulu Muñoz is dodging chaos at every turn: her troubled father's moods, his rules, her secret life as singer in a punk band, but most of all her upcoming...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2024

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FUE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FUE

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Barrow, Rebecca

Summary: After her mother's death, teen Harlow pieces together the truth of her family's past and what her mom was hiding from.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2023

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

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

Goo, Maurene

Summary: "Priscilla is first-generation Korean American, a former high school cheerleader who expects Sam to want the same all- American nightmare. Meanwhile, Sam is a girl of the times who has no energy for clichéd high school aspirations. After a huge blowup, Sam is desperate to get away from Priscilla, but instead, finds herself thrown back. Way back. To her shock, Sam lands in the '90s . . ....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Zando Young Readers 2023

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

Wibberley, Emily

Summary: Seventeen-year-old volleyball star Kaylee Jordan lives a life of player rankings, constant training, and a carefully curated social media full of followers watching to see if she'll go pro out of high school like her famous mom. Her one refuge, and the thing she looks forward to every summer? The vacation her family spends in Malibu with the Freeman-Yus. This year, there's only one problem:...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Children's Books 2023

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

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

Gomera-Tavarez, Camille

Summary: Buenos Espíritus es una colección de once cuentos, interconectados con la diáspora dominicana, de la autora debut Camille Gomera-Tavarez. Es un libro centrado en una familia extensa, los Belén, a través de múltiples generaciones. Está ambientado en la pequeña ciudad ficticia de Hidalpa, y también en Santo Domingo, Paterson, San Juan y Washington Heights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA FOREIGN SPANISH GOM

Brodesser-Akner, Taffy

11 holds on 7 copies

Summary: "In 1983, a wealthy businessman named Carl Fletcher is kidnapped from his driveway in the nicest part of Long Island, brutalized, and held for ransom. He is returned to his wife and kids less than a week later, only slightly the worse for wear, and the family begins the hard work of trying to move on with their lives and resume their prized places in the saga of the American dream, coming to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2024

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DiCamillo, Kate

Summary: Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it's not running away. It's leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DIC

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DIC

Marks, Janae

Summary: "Avid baker Zoe Washington receives a letter on her twelfth birthday from her biological father, who is in prison for a terrible crime"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC MAR

Krivak, Andrew

Summary: Rooted in the small, mountain town of Dardan, Pennsylvania, where patriarch Jozef Vinich settled after surviving World War I, Like the Appearance of Horses immerses us in the intimate lives of a family whose fierce bonds have been shaped by the great conflicts of the past century. After Bexhet Konar escapes fascist Hungary and crosses the ocean to find Jozef, the man who saved his life in 1919,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bellevue Literary Press 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KRI

Vanderah, Glendy

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: A mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. When a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin, barefoot and covered in bruises, Joanna enlists the help of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2019

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