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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GLA

Cross, June.

Summary: The daughter of a white mother and black father describes the factors that caused her mother to place her in the custody of an African-American family and the impact of her mother's later choice to hide the truth about their relationship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CROSS, JUNE CRO

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

Sullivan, Teresa

Summary: When Mikey is young, the Sullivans are a closely knit unit, all of them devoted to caring for her. But as Mikey grows older, she also grows increasingly violent. By the time she's twelve, institutionalization is the only available option--and without the shared purpose of caring for Mikey, the family begins to unravel. As her family falls apart, Teresa searches for relief and connection during...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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

Wright, Marguerite A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jossey-Bass 1998

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Zijl, Annejet van der

Summary: When they fell in love in 1928, Rika and Waldemar could not have been more different. She was a thirty-seven-year-old Dutch-born mother, estranged from her husband. He was her immigrant boarder, not yet twenty, and a wealthy Surinamese descendant of slaves. The child they have together, brown skinned and blue eyed, brings the couple great joy yet raises some eyebrows. Until the Nazi occupation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AmazonCrossing 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B ZIJL ZIJ

Nayani, Farzana

Summary: Nayani gives caregivers the tools for exploring race with their children. She offers practical guidance on how to initiate conversations; consciously foster racial identity development; discuss issues like microaggressions, intersectionality, and privilege; and intentionally cultivate a sense of belonging. In providing an overview of key issues and current topics relevant to raising multiracial...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North Atlantic Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 649 NAY

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North Dakota State University Press 2018

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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: "While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics 2015

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

Stein, Deborah.

Summary: After discovering that she was born in a prison to a heroin-addicted mother, the author recalls her subsequent descent into drugs and crime and her recovery as she finds forgiveness and acceptance for both her real and adopted mothers."Even at twelve years old Deborah Jiang Stein, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her multiracial features set...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEIN, DEBORAH STE

Vaughan, Brian K.

Summary: "When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe" -- p. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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

Vaughan, Brian K.

Summary: "New parents Marko and Alana travel to an alien world to visit their hero, while the family's pursuers finally close in on their targets"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics, Inc. 2014

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

Lemmie, Asha

1 hold on 5 copies

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEM

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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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

Costner, Kevin

Summary: A grieving widower is entrenched in a custody battle with his biracial granddaughter's paternal family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Home Entertainment 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Bl

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Black 2015

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