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Summary: In 1983, director Martin Bell, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and journalist Cheryl McCall set out to tell the stories of homeless and runaway teenagers in Seattle. These two films together create a frank, empathetic portrait of lost youth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC STR

Summary: A young runaway breaks into an old movie palace in search of shelter on a snowy Christmas Eve. There, an old caretaker uses the ghosts and spirits of the abandoned building to turn the girl's life around. Features performances of Christmas favorites and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's arrangements of holiday classics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic 2001

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC TRA

Harley, Bill

Summary: When her adoptive mother dies, fifteen-year-old Mari and is desperate to avoid being caught up in the foster system. Again. And to complicate matters, she is now the only one who can take care of her super-smart and on-the-spectrum nine-year-old stepbrother, Conor. Is there anyone Mari can trust to help them? Certainly not her mother's current boyfriend, Dennis. Not the doctors or her teachers,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishing Company Inc. 2021

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

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

Summary: Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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3 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY HUN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HUN RATED PG-13

Atwood, Margaret

Summary: In these stories, Ramsay runs away from relatives, Bob is raised by dogs and Dorinda does housework for distant relatives, and Wenda and her woodchuck companion need to find a way to outsmart Widow Wallop.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press 2017

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

Palmer, Daniel

Summary: P.I. Angie DeRose strives to save runaways. But Angie makes a life-altering discovery that will bring her past and present together with terrifying force.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Dreamscape Media, Llc 2016

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Twain, Mark

Summary: A nineteenth-century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave, encountering a family involved in a feud, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt who mistakes him for Tom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Easton Press 1981

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TWA

Bersche, Barbara.

Summary: Follow Max, a rambunctious boy who feels misunderstood at home, as he sets out in a tiny boat, seeking new worlds across the sea and lands on the incredible island of the wild things--where being made king of the beasts may not be all that grand.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperFestival 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BER

Graff, Andrew J.

Summary: "An instant classic, for fans of Huckleberry Finn, Peace Like a River, and Jim the Boy: when two hardscrabble young boys think they've committed a crime, they flee into the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Will the adults trying to find and protect them reach them before it's too late?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRA

Carrasco, Jesús

Summary: "A searing dystopian vision of a young boy's flight through an unnamed, savaged country, searching for sanctuary and redemption--from one of Europe's bestselling literary stars. A young boy has fled his home. He's pursued by dangerous forces. What lies before him is an infinite, arid plain, one he must cross in order to escape those from whom he's fleeing. One night on the road, he meets an old...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Lauer, Rosalind.

Summary: Confined to a wheelchair, James Lapp's unwilling to saddle Rachel King with his troubles, but a runaway Englisher girl unites them in a common goal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAU

Downes, Patrick

Summary: Little Angus wakes up angry, and decides to run away from home when his mother scolds him for being rude--but he is very soon lost, hungry, and more than a little frightened.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DOW

Gemeinhart, Dan

Summary: A boy named Mark, tired of being sick with cancer, conceives a plan to climb Mount Rainier, and runs away from home with his dog, Beau--but with over two hundred miles between him and his goal, and only anger at his situation to drive him on nothing will be easy, and only his best friend, Jessie, suspects where he is heading.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC GEM

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GEM

Avi

Summary: In 1724 England, twelve-year-old Oliver Cromwell Pitts embarks on a journey from his seaside home in Melcombe Regis to London to find his father and his older sister, a journey filled with thieves, adventurers, and treachery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Young Readers 2017

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC AVI

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Avi 2017

Langreuter, Jutta.

Summary: "Brayden Bunny doesn't feel like picking up his toys or washing his whiskers. It'd be so much easier to live with his friends, so Brayden decides to give it a try. But every new home he visits come with a new problem: Missy Mouse's house is too messy, Benny Badger's house smells a little funny, and Fipsi Squirrel's house is too high. At last Brayden Bunny visits his Cousin Pepi. Everything...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North South 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LAN

Funke, Cornelia Caroline.

Summary: Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt only the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they find protection from a gang of Venetian street children and their leader, the Thief Lord.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2010

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

Rice, Luanne

Summary: Ever since her mother left, Maia has struggled with depression, which has only gotten worse since her father remarried; so Maia decides run away to Canada to find her mother, together with Billy, a boy who now lives in a group home and has his own family tragedy--but when they finally arrive in Tadoussac, Quebec, Maia discovers that even her mother has been keeping secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: The journey of a lifetime for young Lily Strickland begins not out of her love for adventure but out of heartache. Longing for the father she lost to the ocean and having no way to say goodbye, Lily strikes out on her own. Leaving behind a safe, loving environment with her grandparents and loving mother, she faces not only her fears but the obstacles the wilderness presents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Monterey Video 2008

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY WHE

Brown, Margaret Wise

Summary: A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BRO

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Brown 1972

Lean, Sarah

Summary: Eleven-year-old Nell must spend spring break in the country with an aunt and cousins she has never met, but while there she meets a mysterious, wild girl with a strange connection to horses and an uncanny understanding of Nell.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LEA

Summary: Eager to flee from his drunken father and the confining life with Widow Douglass and Miss Watson, Huck sets off on a raft down the Mississippi with Jim, a runaway slave, in tow.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE ADV

Ottolenghi, Carol

Summary: Tip is feeling cranky and doesn't want to do anything his mother tells him to do, so he runs away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gingham Dog Press 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FICTION Ottolenghi

Twain, Mark

Summary: A young boy living in mid-nineteenth century Missouri relates the many adventures that he and his friend, an escaped slave, experience as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Classic 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC TWA

Twain, Mark, 1835-1911

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Project Gutenberg 2004

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