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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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Gourley, Robbin.

Summary: From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2009

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Winters, Cat

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe's plans to escape his foster family, begin classes at the prestigious new university, and marry his beloved Elmira Royster go awry when a macabre Muse appears with a request.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Manning, Peyton.

Summary: During a trip to visit both sets of grandparents in Mississippi, brothers Eli, Cooper, and Peyton, and their father, former NFL star Archie Manning, take advantage of every opportunity to play football, practice plays, or play sports trivia games.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2009

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Fishbane, Melanie J.

Summary: "Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Maud to her friends -- has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true. Her grandfather has strong opinions about a woman's place in the world, and they do not include spending good money on college....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill Canada 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION FIS

Brockes, Emma.

Summary: Documents the author's investigation into a shattering childhood trauma in South Africa, tracing the discovery of her grandfather's abuse of her mother, which compelled her mother's unsuccessful attempt to kill him before fleeing the country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROCKES, PAULINE DULCIE BRO

Salerni, Dianne K.

Summary: In this alternate version of 1898 New York City, where ghosts are common household nuisances, young Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt battle the fierce spirits that are threatening their family.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Javaherbin, Mina

Summary: "While Mina is growing up in Iran, the center of her world is her grandmother. Whether visiting friends next door, going to the mosque for midnight prayers during Ramadan, or taking an imaginary trip around the planets, Mina and her grandma are never far apart. At once deeply personal and utterly universal, Mina Javaherbin's words make up a love letter of the rarest sort: the kind that shares a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JAV

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JAV

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE JAV

DeYoung, Karen

Summary: A biography of the soldier-statesman follow's Colin Powell's life from his Jamaican roots and youth in the Bronx, through his decorated career in the Army and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to his role as Secretary of State and departure from the post.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 POWELL, COLIN POW

Haidle, Elizabeth

Summary: Brings to life the childhood experiences of beloved artists and illustrators such as Wanda Gág, Maurice Sendak, and Jerry Pinkney. Stylish illustrations paired with small vignettes and anecdotes from the artists' early lives helps illuminate the hard work, triumphs, failures, and inspiration that helped forge their successful careers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Etch, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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Gutman, Dan.

Summary: Seven-year-old George "Babe" Ruth (who would grow up to become a baseball legend) steals a dollar from his father's saloon to treat his friends to ice cream. Includes timeline.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2004

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE GUT

Ada, Alma Flor.

Summary: Told through the eyes of a child, this anthology of true autobiographical tales from Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada presents inspiring reflections on a unique childhood spent on the island of Cuba.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 ADA

LaMarche, Una.

Summary: "The book June Cleaver would have written if she spent more time drinking and less time vacuuming. As a girl, Una LaMarche was as smart as she was awkward. She was blessed with a precocious intellect, a love of all things pop culture, and eyebrows bushier than Frida Kahlo's. Adversity made her stronger...and funnier. In UNABROW, Una shares the cringe-inducing lessons she's learned from a life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAMARCHE, UNA LAM

Copeland, Cynthia L.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Twelve-year-old Cindy has just dipped a toe into seventh-grade drama--with its complicated friendships, bullies, and cute boys--when she earns an internship as a cub reporter at a local newspaper in the early 1970s. A (rare) young female reporter takes Cindy under her wing, and Cindy soon learns not only how to write a lede, but also how to respectfully question authority, how to assert...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin 2020

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Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC OSB

Slovo, Gillian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 SLO

Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2009

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Gorokhova, Elena.

Summary: Elena Gorokhovas A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by. Elena's country is no longer the majestic Russia of literature or the tsars, but a nation struggling to retain its power and its pride. Born with a desire to explore the world beyond her borders, Elena finds her passion in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GOROKHOVA, ELENA GOR

Shabazz, IIyasah

Summary: "In Charlestown State Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares while surviving life in a place unfit for humans, Malcolm drifts through his days, picking fights with fellow inmates and avoiding his family. But when he's introduced to the prison library, Malcolm realizes that the key to his freedom was within him all along. Now his dreams are not just...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC SHA

Robinson, Sharon

Summary: Eight-year-old Steve Satlow is thrilled when Jackie Robinson moves into his Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn in 1948, although many of his neighbors are not, and when Steve actually meets his hero he is even more excited--and worried that a misunderstanding over a Christmas tree could damage his new friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Taulbert, Clifton L.

Summary: Tells the story of growing up in the segregation-era South, in a community that faced adversity and held together with amazing dignity and grace.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.2 Taulb

Gorokhova, Elena.

Summary: Elena Gorokhova grows up in 1960's Leningrad where she discovers that beauty and passion can be found in unexpected places in Soviet Russia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 947 GOR

Arato, Rona.

Summary: In a story based on the life of the author's husband, little Paul and his family, Hungarian Jews, are sent to Bergen-Belsen, survive many hardships, are put on a train to nowhere, and rescued by American soldiers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Owlkids 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ARA

Ehrbar, Gregory

Summary: A graphic novel adaptation of and introduction to the Disney live action movie about Mulan, who's different from the other girls in her village, and feels like a disappointment to her family--until a wise remark from her younger sister changes her perspective.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Books 2020

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