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Cisneros, Sandra.

Summary: Frustrated by a life in the slums of Chicago, Esperanza tries to escape her neighborhood and invent her own future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1994

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 Cis SPANISH

Cisneros, Sandra.

Summary: The story of a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1991

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CIS

Alikhan, Salima

Summary: Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Fleming, Candace

Summary: How did two teenagers brutally murder an innocent child ... and why? And how did their brilliant lawyer save them from the death penalty in 1920s Chicago? Written by a prolific master of narrative nonfiction, this is a compulsively readable true-crime story based on an event dubbed the "crime of the century." In 1924, eighteen-year-old college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb made a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anne Schwartz Books 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 364.152 FLE

Palmer, Diana

Summary: "Gaby Dupont knows some men shouldn't be trusted. Ever. Especially not high-profile lawyer Nicholas Chandler. How can she trust the man who might be helping one of her horrible relatives weasel out of the consequences for their bad behavior? To get the inside scoop on Nicholas' dealings - and protect herself and her beloved grand-mère - Gaby must take a job with the devil himself. Of course,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC PAL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: LP FIC PAL

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

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