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Acevedo, Elizabeth

Summary: Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC ACE

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to. A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Hood, Susan

Summary: In 1940, a group of British children, their escorts, and some sailors struggle to survive in a lifeboat when the ship taking them to safety in Canada is torpedoed. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HOO

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Howard, Max

Summary: "Zeke would love to be invisible. His mother is struggling to make ends meet and stuck with a no-good boyfriend. Zeke knows he and his mom will be stuck forever if he doesn't find some money fast. When Zeke starts working at a local pizza place, he meets labor activists who want to give him a voice--and the living wage he deserves for his work. Zeke has to decide between living the quiet life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Engle, Margarita.

Summary: When his mother is sent to jail in Los Angeles, eleven-year-old Tony goes to live with his forest ranger great-uncle in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where Tony experiences unconditional love for the first time through his friendship with a rescue dog.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Acevedo, Elizabeth

Summary: "CAMINO RIOS lives for the summers, when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this year, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people. . . . In New York City, YAHAIRA RIOS is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ACE

Bowling, Dusti

Summary: A year after the death of her mother in a restaurant shooting, Nora is left struggling to stay alive when a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BOW

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hilton, Marilyn

Summary: In 1969 twelve-year-old Mimi and her family move to an all-white town in Vermont, where Mimi's mixed-race background and interest in "boyish" topics like astronomy make her feel like an outsider.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Abbott, Tony

Summary: Junk. That's what the kids at school call Bobby Lang. Trying desperately to live under the radar at school-- and at the home he shares with his angry, neglectful father-- Bobby develops a sort of proud loneliness. The only buffer between him and the uncaring world is his love of the long, wooded trail between school and home. Then he meets Rachel. She is an artist who sees him in a way no one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020

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

Bauer, Marion Dane

Summary: A little cat named Patches manages to push out a window screen and leave her house, chasing a falling leaf, and sets out to find a special place to call her own.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Spinelli, Eileen

Summary: Still grieving for her father, twelve-year-old Birdie struggles to adjust to many changes, including when her grandmother, her mother, and her best friends all begin dating.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION SPI

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to. A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Crossan, Sarah

Summary: With little money or support, Joe Moon, seventeen, travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lai, Thanhha.

Summary: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Atkins, Jeannine

Summary: A biographical novel in verse of seven girls from different time periods who used math to explore the mysteries of the universe and grew up to do innovate work that changed history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2020

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Frost, Helen

Summary: Twelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Browne, Mahogany L.

Summary: Picked on at home, criticized for talking trash while beating boys at basketball, and always seen as less than her best friend, a girl struggles to like and accept herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bruchac, Joseph

Summary: "Twelve-year-old Malian lives with her grandparents on a Wabanaki reservation during the COVID-19 pandemic"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Crossan, Sarah

Summary: Allison runs away and, in what she thinks is an abandoned house, finds a home with Marla, an elderly woman with dementia who believes her to be an old friend named Toffee. Running away from an abusive home, Allison takes shelter in a shed behind an abandoned house. But the house isn't empty after all; an elderly woman named Marla, who suffers from dementia, lives there. And rather than turn her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Elhillo, Safia

Summary: "Nima doesn't feel understood. By her mother, who grew up far away in a different land. By her suburban town, which makes her feel too much like an outsider to fit in and not enough like an outsider to feel like that she belongs somewhere else. At least she has her childhood friend Haitham, with whom she can let her guard down and be herself. Until she doesn't. As the ground is pulled out from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Make Me A World 2021

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Engle, Margarita

Summary: A novel in verse about the life and work of Rubén Darío, a Nicaraguan poet who started life as an abandoned child and grew to become the father of a new literary movement. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Engle, Margarita

Summary: In Cuba's "special period in times of peace" of 1991, Liana and Amado find love after their severe hunger gives both courage to risk government retribution by skipping a summer of labor to seek food. Told in their two voices plus that of the stray dog that brought them together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Freeman, Megan E.

Summary: Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town. When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC FRE

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