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Fergus, Maureen

Summary: Santa Claus stops believing that Harold, a small child, exists, and comes up with a plan to find out once and for all if Harold is real.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FER

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

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Tharps, Lori L.

Summary: Weaving together personal stories, history, and analysis, Same Family, Different Colors explores the myriad ways skin-color politics affect family dynamics in the United States. Colorism and color bias the preference for or presumed superiority of people based on the lighter color of their skin is a pervasive but rarely openly discussed phenomenon, one that is centuries old and continues...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 THA

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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEW

Mehra, Nishta

Summary: Essays describe how the author's experiences as an Indian American, the wife of a white Christian woman, and the mother of an adopted black son have been challenged by rigid cultural family norms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEHRA, NISHTA MEH

Babst, C. Morgan

Summary: "When a fragile young woman refuses to leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, her parents are forced to go without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and their daughter catatonic, the victim or perpetrator of some unknown violent act"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAB

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAB

Cashin, Sheryll

Summary: "How interracial love and marriage changed history, and may soon alter the landscape of American politics. Loving beyond boundaries is a radical act that is changing America. When Mildred and Richard Loving wed in 1958, they were ripped from their shared bed and taken to court. Their crime: miscegenation, punished by exile from their home state of Virginia. The resulting landmark decision of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 CAS

Diggs, Taye

Summary: Told in rhyming text, Mike is a mixed-race boy, completely comfortable with his identity and his parents--and his wild, curly hair.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DIG

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DIG

Straight, Susan

Summary: "In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. After college, they married and drove to Amherst, Massachusetts, where Straight met her teacher and mentor, James Baldwin, who encouraged her to write. Once back in Riverside, at driveway...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STR

Feldman, Suzanne

Summary: Self-educated and brown-skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother's laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for colored music and dreams of life as a big city radio star. These teenaged girls are half-sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father's inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes to a road trip together to claim what's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FEL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FEL

Barker, Susan

Summary: Dark themes of colonial misconduct, racial prejudice, and doomed love resonate throughout this novel, yet it is infused with characteristic humor and warmth. It opens in Malaysia during the 1950s Communist insurrection when a young Englishman, Christopher, falls in love with a Chinese girl. The book then moves to 1969 where Frances, Christopher's Eurasian teenage daughter, is seduced by a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Swan 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Ramos, NoNieqa

Summary: Closed off and grieving her best friend, fifteen-year-old overachiever Verdad faces prejudices at school and from her traditional mother, her father's distance since his remarriage, and her attraction to a transgender classmate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Lab 2019

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

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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