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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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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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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

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

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

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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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC OSB

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

Cole, Henry

Summary: Celeste is hundreds of miles from home following an unexpected journey aboard a Mississippi steamboat. After mishaps and disasters, she finds herself on the frontier in southern Indiana. It's 1822, and Celeste meets a tall, lanky boy wielding an ax: a young Abraham Lincoln.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lawton, Wendy.

Summary: While making the pilgrimage from Holland to America in 1620 with other English Separatists, teenaged Mary Chilton endures many hardships that test her faith in God.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Moody Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC LAW

Foreman, Michael

Summary: "As a boy, Henry Friston dreamed of traveling the world. He thought he was signing up for a lifetime of adventure when he joined the Royal Navy. But when World War I begins, it launches the world, and Henry, into turmoil. While facing enemy fire at Gallipoli, Henry discovers the strength he needs to survive in an unexpected source: a tortoise. And so begins the friendship of a lifetime. Based...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Rinaldi, Ann.

Summary: In 1542, nine-year-old Lady Elizabeth lives on an estate near London, striving to get back into the good graces of her father, King Henry VIII, and as the years pass she faces his death and those of other close relatives until she finds herself next in line to ascend the throne of England in 1558.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Rinaldi

Blanc, Katherine

Summary: Melvin the Mouth can not resist making a variety of strange noises as he imagines himself as a dragon, a shark, or perhaps a train--but his talent gets him into trouble at school.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BLA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BLA

Hobbie, Holly.

Summary: When Holly's family moves from the city to a farm, she longs to get a horse for her birthday. Based on events in the author's childhood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE HOB

Blue, Rose.

Summary: One summer day in 1959, nine-year-old Ron McNair, who dreams of becoming a pilot, walks into the Lake City, South Carolina, public library and insists on checking out some books, despite the rule that only white people can have library cards. Includes facts about McNair, who grew up to be an astronaut.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Childrens Books 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BLU

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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