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Van Niekerk, Colleen

Summary: South Africa, 1994. Against a backdrop of apartheid and racial violence, Yolanda Petersen returns to the land of her youth at the behest of her mother. While there Yolanda longs to reconnect with her estranged daughter, Ingrid, the product of an illegal mixed-race affair with a white man. But Ingrid is missing, and as Yolanda quickly discovers, she isn't the only woman in Cape Town desperate to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little a 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC VAN

Goldman, Francisco

Summary: "Our narrator, Francisco Goldberg, an American writer, has been living and working in Mexico City as a journalist for over a decade, but has recently returned to New York City in hopes of "going home again." It's been five years since the end of his last relationship and he is falling in love again with a new woman. Soon, though, he is beckoned back to Boston by his former high school...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOL

Balcárcel, Rebecca

Summary: Twelve-year-old Quijana is a biracial girl, desperately trying to understand the changes that are going on in her life; her mother rarely gets home before bedtime, her father suddenly seems to be trying to get in touch with his Guatemalan roots (even though he never bothered to teach Quijana Spanish), she is about to start seventh grade in the Texas town where they live and she is worried about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2019

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

Glaser, Karina Yan

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: One hilarious Harlem family is on a mission to find the perfect way to celebrate their Papa's fortieth birthday while discovering more about their mysterious grandparents in this heartfelt romp and latest installment to the New York Times best-selling series, perfect for fans of the Penderwicks. It's summer on 141st Street, and the Vanderbeekers are looking forward to Papa's surprise fortieth...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GLA

Pan, Emily X. R.

Summary: Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: when her mother committed suicide, she turned into a bird and flew to her native Taiwan. On her journey to find her mother, Leigh must face her family's past and move towards a future of forgiveness and love.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Book Group 2018

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

De Waal, Kit

Summary: Set in the 1970s, a young black boy's quest to reunite with his beloved white half-brother after they are separated in foster care.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2016

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Yoon, Nicola

Summary: "The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Quigley, Dawn

Summary: "Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur for someone of white and Indian descent, not that she really even knew how to be an Indian in the first place. Too bad the white world doesn't accept her either. And so begins her quirky habits to gain acceptance. Apple's name, chosen by her Indian mother on her deathbed, has a double...

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Publisher / Publication Date: North Dakota State University Press 2018

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

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

Rivera, Lilliam

Summary: In early 1960s Florida, sixteen-year-old Goldie, an aspiring detective at the Crossed Palms Resort Hotel, investigates when a diamond-encrusted swim cap goes missing during the filming of a movie at the resort.

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 RIV

Vaughan, Brian K.

Summary: After a dramatic time jump, Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her starcrossed family learns hard lessons of their own.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics 2016

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 VAU

Boulley, Angeline

5 holds on 2 copies

Summary: A groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who goes undercover to root out the crime and corruption threatening her community.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Boulley, Angeline

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Summary: "Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi's hockey team. Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Cane, Tina

Summary: "Alma's life is a constant of halfways: She's half-Chinese, half-Jewish; her parents spend half the time fighting, and the other half silent; and, at thirteen, she's halfway through becoming a woman. Then comes the year when everything changes, and her life is overtaken by constant endings: friends move away, romances bloom and wither, her parents file for divorce, and just like that her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Make Me a World 2021

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Lemmie, Asha

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Summary: "From debut author Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman's quest for acceptance-and the unexpected ally that will change everything-in post-World War II Japan. Kyoto, Japan, 1948. "If a woman knows nothing else, she should know how to be silent. . . . Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist." Such is eight-year-old Noriko "Nori" Kamiza's first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2020

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEM

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEM

Green, Tim

Summary: Jalen DeLuca can analyze and predict almost exactly what a pitcher is going to pitch, but without the statistics he has on the pro players, Jalen finds success to be extremely challenging, especially with all the extra drama of his mom coming back into his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Companyt 2021

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

Brown, William Wells

Summary: Includes memoirs, travel writings, fiction, and history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Cohn, Rachel

Summary: On her sixteenth birthday, Elle Zoellner leaves the foster care system to live with the father she never knew in Tokyo, Japan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2018

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

Schrefer, Eliot

Summary: Reluctantly accompanying her advocate mother to a bonobo sanctuary, a teen girl participates in a desperate effort to rescue the bonobos and survive in the jungle when a revolution breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2012

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

Madden, T Kira

Summary: "The acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut is a memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager within the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where cult-like privilege, shocking social and racialdisparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hide in plain sight. As a child in Florida, T Kira...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MADDEN, T KIRA MAD

Smith, Ronald L. (Ronald Lenard)

Summary: After something strange happens during a camping trip, twelve-year-old alien-obsessed Simon suspects he has been abducted, but was it real or just his overactive imagination?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Bowen, Lila.

Summary: "A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface. Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half-breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is, until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orbit 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOW

Barnes, Julian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

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

Barnes, Julian.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Brown, William Wells

Summary: "At a slave auction, a beautiful teenage girl, her sister, and her mother are sold as William Wells Brown's 1853 novel Clotel begins. In making his title character the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Brown takes advantage of a scandalous and - until recently - unconfirmed rumor. Clotel's new owner falls in love with her, gets her pregnant, seems to promise marriage - then sells her. A fast-paced...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

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