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Stone, Nic

Summary: Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

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Lee, Harper

Summary: Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Jean Louise Finch--Scout--returns home to Maycomb to visit her father. She struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Caedmon 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Lee 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Lee

Thomas, Angie

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, Khalil's death is a national headline. Some are...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2017

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

Lee, Harper.

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout returns home to Maycomb to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LEE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LEE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION LEE

Latham, Jennifer

Summary: "When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family's property, investigating the brutal, century-old murder leads to painful discoveries about the past. Alternating chapters tell the story of William, another teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the 1921 Tulsa race riot, providing some clues to the mystery"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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

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

Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man is about to go to the electric chair for murder. A white shopkeeper had died during a robbery gone bad; though the young man on trial had not been armed and had not pulled the trigger, in that time and place, there could be no doubt of the verdict or the penalty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 1997

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GAI

Erskine, Kathryn.

Summary: When twelve-year-old Frederick "Red" Porter's father dies in 1972, his mother wants to sell their automobile repair shop and move her two sons back to Ohio, but Red is desperate to stop the sale even if it means unearthing some dark family secrets in a Virginia rife with racial tensions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC ERS

Patterson, James

Summary: Detective Alex Cross tells the story of an ancestor, Abraham Cross, and his experiences with lawyer Ben Corbett, recounting one man's pursuit of justice in the face of the resurgence of Ku Klux Klan racism and violence in 1906 Eudora, Mississippi.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2010

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Jones, Stephen Mack

2 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "Tough, smart, and struggling to stay afloat, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African American father and a Mexican mother, August grew up in Detroit's Mexicantown and joined the Detroit police only to be drummed out of the force by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August fought back; he took on the city and got himself a $12 million wrongful dismissal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Crime 2017

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: MYSTERY JON

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia

Summary: When resentment surges during the Great Depression in a Texas border town, Estrella, fifteen, organizes a protest against the treatment of tejanos and soon finds herself with her mother and baby brother in Mexico.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2018

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

Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Summary: Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2018

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Scattergood, Augusta.

Summary: In the summer of 1964 as she is about to turn twelve, Glory's town of Hanging Moss, Mississippi, is beset by racial tension when town leaders close her beloved public pool rather than desegregating it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Scattergood 2012

Richards, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Fleur)

Summary: Ash, a sixteen-year-old twin-blood who sells his addictive venom, "Haze," to support his dying mother, and Natalie, the daughter of a diplomat, discover their mysterious--and forbidden--connection in the Black City, where humans and Darklings struggle to rebuild after a brutal war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2012

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

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2015

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

Gino, Alex

Summary: When her new baby sister is born deaf, Jilly makes an online connection with a fellow fantasy fan, who happens to be black and deaf, and begins to learn about the many obstacles that exist in the world for people who are different from her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GIN

Lupica, Mike

Summary: Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Lupica 2015

Thomas, Angie

1 hold on 10 copies

Summary: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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

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2 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC THO

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2 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC THO

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

Abbott, Tony.

Summary: Told from multiple points of view, a white family on a 1959 road trip between Ohio and Florida, visiting Civil War battlefields along the way, crosses paths with a black family near Atlanta, where one of their children has gone missing.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Fiction Abbott 2011

Gwin, Minrose

Summary: A devastating tornado rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression. Dovey, a black laundress, searches for her family. At the McNabb house she find the daughter of the house, Jo, who suffered a head wound. When a baby is found in the wreckage is it Jo's baby brother, Tommy, or Dovey's light-skinned great-grandson, Promise? The two women-- one black, one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GWI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gwin 2018

Patterson, James

Summary: Detective Alex Cross tells the story of an ancestor, Abraham Cross, and his experiences with lawyer Ben Corbett, recounting one man's pursuit of justice in the face of the resurgence of Ku Klux Klan racism and violence in 1906 Eudora, Mississippi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Patterson 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS PAT

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2015

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

Thomas, Angie

Summary: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT FIC THO

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Summary: In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down. Includes historical notes about the period.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

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

Paton, Alan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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