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Obioma, Chigozie

Summary: "A contemporary twist on the Odyssey, An Orchestra of Minorities is narrated by the chi, or spirit of a young poultry farmer named Chinonso. His life is set off course when he sees a woman who is about to jump off a bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, he hurls two of his prized chickens off the bridge. The woman, Ndali, is stopped in her tracks. Chinonso and Ndali fall in love but she is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Company 2019

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Cole, Teju.

Summary: "Visiting Lagos after many years away, Teju Cole's unnamed narrator rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local. A young writer uncertain of what he wants to say, the man moves through tableaus of life in one of the most dynamic cities in the world: he hears the muezzin's call to prayer in the early morning light, and listens to John Coltrane during the late afternoon heat. He...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Cole, Teju.

Summary: Returning to Lagos after several years in New York City, a young Nigerian writer rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local while reconnecting with old friends, comparing Lagos to the home of his memory and realizing how he himself has changed.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

4 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: A collection of twelve stories includes the tale of a medical student in hiding with a poor Muslim woman, and a woman who discovers a devastating secret about her brother's death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: SC Fiction Adichie 2009

Gibney, Shannon

Summary: "Spanning two centuries and two continents, Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people caught in a spiral of death and exile between Liberia and the United States"-- "Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people from one African American family chasing an elusive dream across centuries and continents. Gibney conjures an ambitious, sinuous novel from a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2018

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

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Summary: In this essay -- adapted from her TEDx talk of the same name -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 ADI

Parks, Kathy

Summary: Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her. So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolish stepfather’s belief that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there’s...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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

Obioma, Chigozie

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river, they encounter a madman who predicts that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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Nwaubani, Adaobi Tricia

Summary: Based on interviews with young women kidnapped by Boko Haram, this novel is the story of a girl taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival in the forest where she is forced to follow her captors' radical beliefs and watch her best friend succumb to them.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC NWA

Pitcher, Annabel.

Summary: "Fifteen-year-old Tess Turner of Manchester, England, decides to stop speaking in the wake of discovering a heartbreaking family secret"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

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

Summary: The farmers market is fascinating all throughout the year! Discover which fruits and vegetables you can find in winter, spring, summer, and fall.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE AT

Park, Barbara.

Summary: When Junie B. learns that her kindergarten class is going on a field trip to a farm, she worries about being attacked by a rooster.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2000

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Park,

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE PAR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE PAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED JBJ 15

Burke, James Lee

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana to solve the mystery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Atinuke.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2007

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

Dionne, Karen

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Although happily married now, Helena Pelletier was raised in Michigan's isolated marshlands by an abusive father. When he escapes from prison, only Helena will know just how to find him.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio, [2017] 2017

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Banks, Russell

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2004

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

Shoneyin, Titilola Alexandrah.

Summary: Baba Segi's fourth wife, the young, college-educated Bolanle, sends his household into turmoil, causing his other three wives to become jealous and resentful and to plot her downfall.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHO

Whitney, Phyllis A.

Summary: Lacey Elliot goes to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia to discover who she really is and why her past has been shrouded in mystery for so long.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 1994

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS WHI

Green, Tim

Summary: "When Ryan learns his estranged father left him the Dallas Cowboys in his will, it is all Ryan can do to keep his dad's other son from snatching the team away"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION GRE

Buitrago, Jairo

Summary: A little girl counts the things she sees as she and her father travel, sometimes on foot, sometimes on top of a train, and sometimes in other ways, stop while her father earns more money for the trip, and avoid soldiers and other dangers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E BUI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BUI

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BUI

Summary: Following a dangerous covert assignment, vetern Navy SEAL Lt. A.K. Waters and his elite special ops team are immediately dispatched to wartorn Nigeria to evacuate Dr. Lena Kendricks, a U.S. citizen who runs an international relief hospital. But when the beautiful physician refuses to abandon the people in her care, Waters is forced to choose between following orders and the dictates of his own...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Revolution Studios 2003

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Tears 2003

Okupe, Roye

Summary: "A superhero story about redemption, set in a futuristic 2025 Africa! Wale Wiliams, an impetuous young man who inherits a suit with super powers after his father goes missing is tricked into returning home to Lagoon City, Nigeria following a five year absence. Wale embarks on a journey to investigate his father's mysterious disappearance. As he comes to understand the suit's powers, Wale...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Youneek Studios 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 EXO