Summary: Explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental, or cultural factors that divide families.
Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2012
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.40 SOL
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.4083 SOL
Summary: "A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMITH, TRACY K SMI
Summary: Describes the author's early experiences of abuse at the hands of Michael Grant, the man he thought to be his father, how he eventually turned the man over to the police, and his discovery that Grant was a wanted child murderer.
Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 2007
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: B ST.CLAIR StC
Summary: In 1854 eleven-year-old Bones is a slave in Virginia who sends a bottle holding her real name and a trinket from her long-lost father down the James River--the currents carry it far away, ultimately uniting the lives of three young girls.
Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SMO
Summary: A runaway wife leaves one domestic situation, only to fall into another. She is Delia Grinstead, 40, of Baltimore, the wife of a physician and mother of three. One day she decides she's had enough of being invisible, moves to another town and gets herself a job--caring for a boy whose mother has abandoned the family. By the author of Saint Maybe.
Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1995
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TYL
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Tyler 1995
Summary: Every year Americans spend an average of $12.4 billion (yes, billion!) on cosmetic surgery procedures. Why are we being conditioned not to like the way we look? Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five-year journey to unearth the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by Xenon Pictures 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME
Summary: When Paige Turner and her family move to New York City from rural Virginia, she tries to make sense of her new life through her sketchbook, and it helps bring her true personality into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.
Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2011