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Greenidge, Kaitlyn

Summary: The Freeman family--Charles, Laurel, and their daughters, teenage Charlotte and nine-year-old Callie--have been invited to the Toneybee Institute in rural Massachusetts to participate in a research experiment. They will live in an apartment on campus with Charlie, a young chimp abandoned by his mother. The Freemans were selected for the experiment because they know sign language; they are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Fantasy, Call number: Fiction Greenridge 2017

Lehane, Dennis.

Summary: Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, this novel unflinchingly captures the political and social unrest of a nation caught at the crossroads between past and future. It tells the story of two families--one black, one white--swept up in a maelstrom of revolutionaries and anarchists, immigrants and ward bosses, Brahmins and ordinary citizens, all engaged in a battle for survival and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harperluxe 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC LEH

Gerber, Alyson

Summary: When twelve-year-old Rachel learns that her scoliosis has worsened and she will need to wear a back brace to keep her spine straight, she is devastated; afraid that she will not be able to play soccer, and terrified that she will not be able to hide her condition from her friends and classmates--but her mother is determined to spare her the spinal fusion surgery that she herself had as a teenager.

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD LUP

Hunt, Lynda Mullaly

Summary: Delsie loves tracking the weather, living with her grandmother, and the support of friends and neighbors, but misses having a "regular family," especially after her best friend outgrows her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC HUN

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Omotoso, Yewande

3 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires. Sworn enemies, the two share a hedge and a deliberate hostility, which they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2017

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Klein, Carol Swartout.

Summary: "Painting for peace in Ferguson is the story of a community coming together, hundreds of artists and volunteers, black and white, young and old, to bring hope and healing to their community using the simplest of all tools- a paintbrush. Written in child-friendly verse, the actual artwork painted on hundreds of boarded up windows in Ferguson, South Grand and surrounding areas illustrates the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Treehouse Publishing Group, an imprint of Amphorae Publishing Group, LLC 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709 KLE

Hoffman, Alice

Summary: Twig, aged twelve, is practically ignored by classmates and other residents of Sidwell, Massachusetts, but gets along fine with just her mother and brother, whose presence must be kept secret, until descendants of the witch who cursed her family move in next door and want to be her friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HOF

Shapiro, Deborah

Summary: "On the verge of her fortieth birthday and shaken by a recent miscarriage, Emily inherits an abandoned summer camp in Massachusetts. She and her husband move onto the property and make grand plans to revitalize the land. But they soon discover that their inheritance includes an unexpected guest. On a walk through the old campgrounds she once frequented as a girl, Emily finds, living undetected...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SHA

Bangs, Jeremy Dupertuis

Summary: Transcriptions of more than four hundred Native American land conveyances from Plymouth Colony court records are now accessible to researchers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New England Historic Genealogical Society 2002

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.373 Bangs

Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 TAL

Cusick, John.

Summary: The lives of Charlie, wealthy and popular but still lonely, and Charlie, a soulful outsider, intersect when Rose, the female Companion bot Charlie's parents buy to treat his dissociative disorder, forms a bond with David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2010

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Cusick 2010

Ehrlich, Esther

Summary: On Cape Cod in 1972, eleven-year-old Naomi, known as Chirp for her love of birds, gets help from neighbor Joey as she struggles to cope with her mother's multiple sclerosis and its effect on her father and sister.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC EHR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC EHR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC EHR

Summary: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent student at M.I.T. Wanting to transfer to the Harvard School of Medicine, he learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the tuition. Then Ben is introduced into a small but secretive club by his math professor, Micky Rosa. The club has four other students: Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Jimmy; and they are being trained by Mickey in the skill of blackjack...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TWE RATED PG-13

Gwin, Minrose

Summary: A devastating tornado rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression. Dovey, a black laundress, searches for her family. At the McNabb house she find the daughter of the house, Jo, who suffered a head wound. When a baby is found in the wreckage is it Jo's baby brother, Tommy, or Dovey's light-skinned great-grandson, Promise? The two women-- one black, one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GWI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gwin 2018

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Lupica 2015

Thomas, Angie

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, Khalil's death is a national headline. Some are...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC THO

Houellebecq, Michel.

Summary: "Dans une France assez proche de la nôtre, un homme s'engage dans la carrière universitaire. Peu motivé par l'enseignement, il s'attend à une vie ennuyeuse mais calme, protégée des grands drames historiques. Cependant les forces en jeu dans le pays ont fissuré le système politique jusqu'à provoquer son effondrement. Cette implosion sans soubresauts, sans vraie révolution, se développe comme un...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flammarion 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 HOU FRENCH

Clayton, Colleen.

Summary: The stress of hiding a horrific incident that she can neither remember nor completely forget leads sixteen-year-old Cassidy "Sid" Murphy to become alienated from her friends, obsess about weight loss, and draw close to Corey "The Living Stoner" Livingston.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Poppy 2012

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

Alagbé, Yvan

Summary: "Yvan Alagbé one of the most innovative and provocative artists in the world of comics. In the stories gathered in Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures--drawn between 1994 and 2011, and never before available in English--he uses stark, endlessly inventive black-and-white brushwork to explore love and race, oppression and escape. It is both an extraordinary experiment in visual...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review of Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 ALA

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Summary: Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DRA

Brockenbrough, Martha

Summary: In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

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Erskine, Kathryn.

Summary: When twelve-year-old Frederick "Red" Porter's father dies in 1972, his mother wants to sell their automobile repair shop and move her two sons back to Ohio, but Red is desperate to stop the sale even if it means unearthing some dark family secrets in a Virginia rife with racial tensions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC ERS

Older, Daniel José

Summary: It is the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down south, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other children at the Colored Orphan Asylum are trying to survive;but when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Montez was wounded, Magdalys knows that somehow she must reach him--and just...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION OLD