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Cooper, Arshay

Summary: "Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team inthe nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago's Westside in the 90's, Arshay Cooper knows the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 797.12 COO

Summary: The events in one day of a young man who decides to cut school and head out on the town with his girlfriend and best friend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY FER

Ahmed, Samira

Summary: Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC AHM

Summary: Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Passion River] 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RIC
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF RIC

Meyerhoff, Jenny.

Summary: Third-grader Anna has had trouble making friends since her family moved from a small town in New York to Chicago, but a group project at school leads to new opportunities, including friendships, a club, and a garden she can work in, just like in her last home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FG 1

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Summary: It is 1871 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and fourteen-year-old Pringle Rose, still grieving from the death of her parents, takes her brother Gideon, who has Down syndrome, escapes from her uncle and aunt, taking a train to Chicago--but disaster seems to follow her there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y DA BAR

Hartfield, Claire

Summary: "Examines the events and forces leading up to 1919 race riots in Chicago."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 305.8 HAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 HAR

McCranie, Stephen

Summary: "To Amy, everyone has a flavor. For instance, Doctor Kim is like chamomile tea with lemon. Amy is finally feeling that she's made a true connection with the mysterious, flavorless Oliver, but their entire relationship is rattled--possibly forever. Amy struggles to come to terms with that friendship ending and reaches out to an old friend. She'll discover that the help of friends from all points...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Books 2019

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Summary: The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets from the riots in the social upheaval, to the rising of two prolific groups fighting prejudice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Tomlinson, Chris.

Summary: "Foreign correspondent Chris Tomlinson returns to Texas to discover the truth about his family's slave owning history, [telling] the story of two families, one black and one white, who trace their ancestry to the same Central Texas slave plantation. Tomlinson discovers that his counterpart in the African American family is LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Fox, Margalit

Summary: "Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, having survived a two-month forced march and a terrifying shootout in the desert, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors. To stave off despair and boredom, Jones takes a handmade Ouija board and fakes elaborate saeances for his fellow prisoners. Word gets around camp,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: Complementing the British Library exhibit, provides an overview of the Hogwarts curriculum, covering thousands of years of magic history and displaying artifacts released from the Library's archives, previously-unseen materials, and items from throughout the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 823 HAR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 823 ROW

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J823.92 HAR

Hogg, Lauren

Summary: Lauren Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, Florida, dramatically tells her story in graphic novel form. The tragedy of yet another mass shooting has galvanized the young people of the country, and helped launch a movement that continues to gain momentum. Lauren Hogg lost her two best friends that horrible day, but despite her loss she,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zuiker Press 2019

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Cowan, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Elephant Paperbacks/Ivan R. Dee 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 372.9773 COW

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

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

Fontana, Shea

Summary: The students of Super Hero High go on a one-of-a-kind field trip that will allow them to learn about the past, up close and personal! In fact, they will be in the past! After a time-machine mishap, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and company find themselves in the Jurassic period! But how will their time in the past affect their future?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 FON

Fontana, Shea

Summary: Prepping for high school finals is hard enough, but at DC Super Hero High, even the tests are super-tough! Supergirl, Bumblebee, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Katana and Poison Ivy are studying hard when they are trapped by a mysterious villain! Will the students outsmart their captor, save Metropolis, and still pass their finals?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2020

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Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2018

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McCranie, Stephen

Summary: "After being forced to leave her space-colony home when her dad was fired, Amy starts to adapt to a new life on Earth. High school seems difficult at first, but a close group of friends begin to make the transition easier for her"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Books, a division of Dark Horse Comics, Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA FIC MCC

Ahmed, Samira

Summary: Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Teen 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Fontana, Shea

Summary: "Intro to Epics" is one of Wonder Woman's favorite classes at DC Super Hero High, but balancing high school literature assignments with learning to be a superhero can be tough, even for an overachiever. But you know what they say about learning--experience is the best teacher! So when Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Katana, and Harley Quinn fight a cyclops, a witch,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2020

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Jobb, Dean

Summary: "It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties ... Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people ... to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama ... When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KORETZ, LEO ROB

Smith, Jay M.

Summary: "Examines athletic-academic corruption at UNC-Chapel Hill and in NCAA athletics"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 SMI

Dyja, Tom.

Summary: Much of what defined the nation as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to coast journey included a stop there, and this flow of people and commodities made it America's central clearinghouse, laboratory, and factory. And even as Chicago led the way in creating mass-market culture, its artists pushed back in their own distinct...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.311 DYJ

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