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Robinson, Sharon

Summary: Eight-year-old Steve Satlow is thrilled when Jackie Robinson moves into his Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn in 1948, although many of his neighbors are not, and when Steve actually meets his hero he is even more excited--and worried that a misunderstanding over a Christmas tree could damage his new friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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

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

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

Maxwell, Lisa

Summary: In an alternate version of present-day Manhattan, magic is dying, and Esta, a Mageus with a talent for manipulating time, travels back to 1901 to stop the destruction of a book that can possibly restore magic, but in Old New York, Esta must navigate gangs, secret societies, and her feelings for another magician in order to save the future of magic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2017

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

Moriarty, Chris

Summary: In early twentieth-century New York, as thirteen-year-old Sacha Kessler, the Inquisitor's apprentice, faces enemies old and new that threaten him and his family, he changes his mind about learning magic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Children's Books 2013

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

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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Wetzsteon, Ross.

Summary: Chronicles the New York City neighborhood's role as a bohemian enclave that became the home of and transformed the lives of individuals who came to the neighborhood to pursue their individual artistic, personal, and political dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

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

Donnelly, Jennifer.

Summary: In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2003

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McMorrow, T. E.

Summary: In Harlem in the 1920s, in the middle of a family Christmas party, Marie receives a nutcracker from her Uncle Cab, which leads to a marvelous dream in this resetting of E.T.A. Hoffmann's familiar tale. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MCM

Miller, Donald L.

Summary: Miller surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 974.7 MIL

Miller, Donald L.

Summary: An award-winning historian surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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

Noble, Trinka Hakes

Summary: During the 1918 influenza outbreak, nine-year-old Rettie seeks ways to make Thanksgiving special for her siblings and ailing mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC NOB

Summary: The rebuilding Ground Zero is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex construction project in recent American history. The struggle to develop these 16 acres of 'sacred' land has encompassed 12 years, 19 government agencies, and over $20 billion. Aside from the engineering challenges, various constituencies - politicians, developers, architects, insurers, local residents,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2014

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Hopkinson, Deborah

Summary: In March of 1887, Rocco, an eleven-year-old from an Italian village, arrives in New York CIty where he is forced to live in squalor and beg for money as a street musician, but he finds the city's cruelty to children and animals intolerable and sets out to make things better, whatever the cost to himself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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

Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament)

Summary: The 1896 New York heat wave that killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who arrived in New York City at the height of the catastrophe. As historian Edward P. Kohn shows, Bryan's hopes for the presidency began to flag amidst the abhorrent heat just as a bright...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2010

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

Neuman, Johanna

Summary: New York City's elite women who turned a feminist cause into a fashionable revolution In the early twentieth century over two hundred of New York's most glamorous socialites joined the suffrage movement. Their names--Astor, Belmont, Rockefeller, Tiffany, Vanderbilt, Whitney and the like--carried enormous public value. These women were the media darlings of their day because of the extravagance...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Mews Books, and imprint of New York University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 NEU

Behar, Ruth

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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Von Drehle, Dave.

Summary: Describes the 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, and the implications of the catastrophe for twentieth-century politics and labor relations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2003

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

Lepore, Jill

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2005

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

Schmidt, Gary D.

Summary: During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives inches.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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McGovern, Ann.

Summary: Describes what life was like in New York City, then the largest city in the United States, during the 1890's.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 974.7 McGovern

Shorto, Russell.

Summary: In a landmark work of history, Russell Shorto presents astonishing information on the founding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today. In the late 1960s, an archivist in the New York State Library made an astounding discovery: 12,000 pages of centuries-old correspondence, court cases, legal contracts, and reports from a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.71 SHO

Cole, Brock.

Summary: In nineteenth-century New York City, when Pa brings home a young turkey in hopes of saving money on their Christmas dinner, his family faces all sorts of trouble--and expense--in their tiny apartment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Seasonal Juvenile Collection, Call number: JE COL

Jenkins, Emily

Summary: In 1912 New York, Gertie feels left out while Mama and her four older sisters cook Hanukkah dinner, but Papa comes home and asks her help with an important task.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade books 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE JEN

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JEN

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