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Summary: Like Sun Ra's Arkestra and John Coltrane are to jazz, the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari are to reggae the ultimate expression of roots music and Rastafarian ideology in reggae music, music functioning at a high level of spiritual consciousness combined with an equally avant-garde and forward-looking approach to sound. The group's stunning, unique and groundbreaking 1973 album 'Grounation', a...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD REGGAE MYS

Tempestt, Mimi

Summary: "Wedding fierce, jagged lines to an uncompromisingly lyrical flow honed over years of performance, Mimi Tempestt writes poems that are by turns cerebral, profane, revolutionary, comedic, erotic, and sentimental. the delicacy of embracing spirals is her second book, an investigation of the ways in which the personal narrative of Black womanhood can be expressed through a radically human lens....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 TEM

Rivera, Sara Daniele

Summary: "Sara Daniele Rivera's award-winning debut is a collection of sprawling elegy in the face of catastrophic grief, both personal and public. From the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election through the COVID-19 pandemic, these poems memorialize lost loved ones and meditate on the not-yet gone -- all while the wider-world loses its sense of connection, safety, and assurance. In those years of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2024

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Hass, Robert

Summary: The first collection of new materials in ten years from the previous U.S. Poet Laureate. Hass's trademark careful attention to the natural world, his subtle humor, and the delicate but wide-ranging eye he casts on the human experience are on display in this collection, touching on topics of loss, beauty, and the mutability of desire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 HAS

Kingsolver, Barbara

Summary: In her second poetry collection, Barbara Kingsolver offers reflections on the practical, the spiritual, and the wild. She begins with "how to" poems addressing everyday matters such as being hopeful, married, divorced; shearing a sheep; praying to unreliable gods; doing nothing at all; and of course, flying. Next come rafts of poems about making peace (or not) with the complicated bonds of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 KIN

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "In the 1870s, a Black family undertakes a perilous wagon journey westward for a tenuous shot at freedom in Nebraska"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2024

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

Engle, Margarita

Summary: "Los seres alados han de ser libres. Y también lo han de ser los artistas, pero el gobierno cubano ha criminalizado cualquier arte que no tenga su aprobación. Soleida y sus padres protestan contra esta injusticia con su jardín secreto de esculturas de aves encadenadas. Luego, un huracán derriba las paredes y deja al descubierto el arte ilegal, y sus padres son arrestados...Soleida huye sola a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH ENG

Waters, Charles

Summary: "In Rye, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC, people work hard, kids go to school, and football is big on Friday nights. An eighth-grade English teacher creates an assignment for her class to debate whether Rye's mascot should stay or change. Now six middle schoolers--all with different backgrounds and beliefs--get involved in the contentious issue that already has the suburb turned upside...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2023

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: J FIC WAT

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: "A novel in verse about a boy escaping slavers during the nineteenth century"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Alexander

Springtime (Musical group)

Summary: Springtime is the culmination of three renowned, multidisciplinary musicians each known for distinct styles and sounds -- a new endeavour that is as much a tonal experiment as it is a meditation on modern-day absurdity. Their self-titled debut combines elements of art rock, experimental noise, poignant lyricism, free jazz and improvisation to craft austere portraits of a world paralysed by...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in LP Phonograph Record, Call number: VINYL POP/ROCK SPR

Fipps, Lisa

Summary: Poverty-stricken Joseph bravely rides out all the storms life keeps throwing at him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2024

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Fussner, Kate

Summary: "Love at first sight isn't a myth. For seventh graders Olivia and Eden, it's fate. Olivia is a capital-P Poet, and Eden thinks she wants to be a musician one day, but for now she's just the new girl. And then Eden shows up to Poetry Club and everything changes. Eden isn't out, and she has rules for dating Olivia: don't call. Don't tell her friends. And don't let anyone know they're together....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2023

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

Grant, Katy

Summary: "Oliver loves mountain biking on rocky, wooded trails. And he has an unlikely partner--his much older half sister Morgan. One summer evening while out with their dog Digby, Oliver tries to impress Morgan by leading her down a new trail he claims to know. They end up at the bottom of a canyon with no choice but to push their bikes up the steep trail. Then disaster strikes. Morgan slips and badly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books 2023

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

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG ALE

Bowles, David (David O.)

Summary: Twelve-year-old Güero, a red-headed, freckled Mexican American border kid, discovers the joy of writing poetry, thanks to his seventh grade English teacher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kokila 2021

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

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...

Format: text

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

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

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

Lucianovic, Stephanie V. W.

Summary: Archie's life--and the whole world--is turned upside down by Covid-19. Suddenly there are no more Friday night dinners out, no more going to school, no more hanging out with friends . . . no leaving the house at all. Even though he's inside with his family all day every day, Archie can't help but feel more alone than ever before. While everyone else seems to be adapting to their new normal just...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2024

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

Fipps, Lisa

Summary: Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

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

Mills, Claudia

Summary: "Sixth grader Betsy is the one who informs her best friend, Lizard, that thousands of the world's languages are currently threatened by extinction; Betsy's mother is a linguistics professor working frantically to study dying languages before they are lost forever. But it is Lizard who, gripped by the magnitude of this loss, challenges Betsy, "What if, instead of WRITING about dying languages,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2021

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

VanSickle, Vikki

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Summary: "After having her heart broken, seventeen-year-old Nora Nichols decides to escape her hometown and take a summer job as an arts and crafts counsellor at an all-girls' camp in the mountains of West Virginia. There, she meets girls and women from all walks of life with their own heartaches and triumphs. But when a letter from home comes bearing unexpected news, Nora finds inner strength in her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra 2024

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Warga, Jasmine

Summary: Jude never thought she'd be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. But this life also brings unexpected surprises. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC WAR

Acevedo, Elizabeth

Summary: "CAMINO RIOS lives for the summers, when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this year, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people. ... In New York City, YAHAIRA RIOS is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ACE

Arango, Andrea Beatriz

Summary: Laura Rodríguez Colón has a plan: no matter what the grown-ups say, she will live with her parents again. Can you blame her? It's tough to make friends as the new kid at school. And while staying at her aunt's house is okay, it just isn't the same as being in her own space. So when Laura finds a puppy, it seems like fate. If she can train the puppy to become a therapy dog, then maybe she'll be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC ARA

Atkins, Jeannine

Summary: A biographical novel in verse about Lise Meitner, an Austrian Jew and physics professor in Nazi Germany who escaped to Sweden and whose work led to the discovery of nuclear fission. Includes author's note and timeline.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MEI

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