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Shen, E. L.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Maxine Chen dreams of being a figure skating champion, but a remarkably talented new girl at the arena and a racist classmate at school test her resolve.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux Books 2021

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

Summary: Doug fakes cardiac arrest at Carrie's work event to cover up his inability to remember her co-workers' names. Carrie scores box seats to a Mets game, only to have Doug strike out with her boss. When Doug's parents come to town, Arthur is more than happy to entertain Doug's bored mom. Arthur settles a decades-old vendetta against a game show, solves a crime of a missing wallet, and learns the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD KIN

Glaser, Karina Yan

Summary: One hilarious Harlem family is on a mission to find the perfect way to celebrate their Papa's fortieth birthday while discovering more about their mysterious grandparents in this heartfelt romp and latest installment to the New York Times best-selling series, perfect for fans of the Penderwicks. It's summer on 141st Street, and the Vanderbeekers are looking forward to Papa's surprise fortieth...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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Joyce, Eddie.

Summary: " "Eddie Joyce's terrific first novel is so American that the story might as well have taken place at the base of the Statue of Liberty. His Amendola family and their beloved Staten Island may be flawed, but they represent what's best and most necessary in the American character, what our tired and poor still yearn for." -Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls A...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Adult 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JOY

Greene, Jacqueline Dembar.

Summary: Ten-year-old Rebecca Rubin is injured during a strike at the sweatshop where her uncle and cousin work when she tries to give a speech, while keeping a big secret from her family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC GRE

Stead, Rebecca.

Summary: Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2012

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

Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

Velasquez, Elisabet

Summary: A first-generation Puerto Rican eighth grader, Sarai can see with clarity the truth, pain, and beauty of the world both inside and outside her Bushwick apartment. Together with her older sister Estrella she navigates the strain of family traumas and the systemic pressures of toxic masculinity and housing insecurity in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. As she questions the society around her, her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2021

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

Summary: Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia Finnerty live in Staten Island, New York, with their three children, Lily, Jimmy, and Henry. They get into all sorts of trouble, usually because of Sean's brother, Eddie, who's got connections all over town. Sean and Eddie's father, Walt, often drops by and shares in the disaster. Most adventures are later recalled and they find out exactly what happened,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment 2006

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV GRO

Summary: After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Master Splinter, their sensei, is struggling to keep them together. He becomes worried when strange things begin brewing in New York City. Tech-industrialist tycoon Max Winters revives four ancient stone warriors and enlists the help of the foot clan to help capture ancient monsters.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY TMN

Avi

Summary: In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2011

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Avi 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC AVI

Shopsin, Tamara

Summary: "'Arbitrary Stupid Goal is a completely riveting world--when I looked up from its pages regular life seemed boring and safe and modern like one big iPhone. This book captures not just a lost New York but a whole lost way of life'--Miranda July; In Arbitrary Stupid Goal, Tamara Shopsin takes the reader on a pointillist time-travel trip to the Greenwich Village of her bohemian 1970s childhood, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MCD/Farrar Straus & Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHOPSIN, TAMARA SHO

Steel, Danielle

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Summary: The story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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

Moses, Rucker

Summary: Returning to Brooklyn, where his magician-father disappeared years before, twelve-year-old Kingston learns that magic is real and that if he enters the Realm, he might get his father back.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2021

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

Summary: In the final season, Doug and Carrie decide that they are through, but race each other to the airport to get their newly adopted Chinese daughter. Meanwhile Arthur decides to get married to Ava, but she is only marrying him because she thinks he's gay.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD KIN

Greene, Jacqueline Dembar.

Summary: In 1914 New York City, nine-year-old Rebecca is determined to show her family that she is old enough to light the Shabbos candles and go to the movies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl Pub. 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC GRE

Airgood, Ellen

Summary: When eleven-year-old Ivy Blake leaves the nice farm family where she has been living in upstate New York and moves back in with her mother she is finally forced to face up to the fact that her alcoholic, dysfunctional parent will never be able to provide her with a stable home--and if she wants to achieve her dreams she is going to have to take charge of her own future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2015

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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION AIR

Scieszka, Jon.

Summary: On his first day at Brooklyn's P.S. 858, fifth-grader Michael K. is teamed with two very strange students, and while he gradually comes to believe they are aliens who need his help, he has trouble convincing anyone else of the truth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2010

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Scieszka 2010

Novak, Brenda

Summary: When Serenity Alston discovers she has two half sisters through 23andMe, everything about her loving family is drawn into question. Meeting these newfound sisters might be the only way to get answers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC NOV

Glaser, Karina Yan

Summary: The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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Henry, Marian S.

Summary: "This book paints a picture of the early settlers of the Genesee Country who were among the first wave of migrants moving westward after the Revolutionary War. Author Marian Henry begins with families enumerated in the 1790 Federal Census and links these first settlers of present-day Steuben County to their eastern origins -- usually New England, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey. The sketches cover...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.3747 Henry

Mackler, Carolyn

Summary: Willa lives on the upper West Side of Manhattan with her divorced father and her younger brother and attends fifth grade with her best friend Ruby, and she likes things to be a certain way, because it makes life manageable even with her Sensory Processing Disorder; she certainly does not like surprises, and her father has just thrown her a big one: he has been dating Ruby's mother, and suddenly...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAC

Behar, Ruth

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Summary: In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BEH

Glaser, Karina Yan

Summary: When autumn arrives on 141st Street, the Vanderbeekers are busy helping Mr. Beiderman get ready for the New York City Marathon and making sure the mysterious person sleeping in the community garden gets enough to eat. But when they discover the true identity of the person making a home in the community garden's shed, their world turns upside down as they learn what it means to care for someone...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2020

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

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