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Safran, Joshua.

Summary: Tells the harrowing, yet wryly funny story of Safran's childhood chasing the perfect life off the grid--and how he and his mother survived the imperfect one they found instead. More than just a coming-of age story, "Free Spirit" is a journey of the spirit, as Safran reconnects with his Jewish roots; a tale of overcoming adversity; and a captivating read about a childhood unlike any other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SAFRAN, JOSHUA SAF

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.461 SAF

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

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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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 920 HAI

Taber, Sara Mansfield.

Contents: Preface -- pt. 1. The Sea -- book 1: Dragons (Taipei, Taiwan, 1961-1962) -- The Wall -- The Chicken Village -- Whispers -- Night Soil -- book 2: Gum (Bethesda, Maryland, 1962-1964) -- Cross my Heart -- Jap -- The Tomb -- American -- book 3: Rainlight (The Hague, The Netherlands, 1964-1968) -- Klompen -- Dutchies -- My Father's Bath -- The Pistol -- Nicole -- Home -- pt. 2. The Shore -- book 4:...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TABER, SARA MANSFIELD TAB

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MAN

Slovo, Gillian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Valentine, Sarah

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "The stunning and provocative coming-of-age memoir about Sarah Valentine's childhood as a white girl in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, and her discovery that her father was a black man. At the age of 27, Sarah Valentine discovered that she was not, in fact, the white girl she had always believed herself to be. She learned the truth of her paternity: that her father was a black man. And she learned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VALENTINE, SARAH VAL

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

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

Russo, Marisabina

Summary: "It's 1950s New York, and Marisabina Russo is being raised Catholic and attending a Catholic school that she loves--but when she finds out that she's Jewish by blood, and that her family members are Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, her childhood is thrown into turmoil. To make matters more complicated, her father is out of the picture, her mother is ambitious and demanding, and her older...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 RUS

Warhola, James.

Summary: The author describes a trip to see his uncle, the soon-to-be-famous artist Andy Warhol, and the fun that he and his family had on the visit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 2003

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

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

Harper, Charise Mericle

Summary: "Meet Charise. She's energetic, helpful, a model pet owner and full of inventions. But she's also a bad sister. When she goes too far and breaks little brother Daniel's tooth, can she redeem herself? Is an accident really an accident if you could have stopped it? But most importantly... What does it mean to be a good sister?"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2021

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Gulley, Philip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 GULLEY, PHILIP GUL

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

Kimmel, Haven

Summary: Named "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around her home, Kimmel's witty memoir takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent post-war period, where people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2001

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.264 KIM

Prince, Liz

Summary: Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zest Books 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 PRI

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 PRI

Fawkes, Glynnis

Summary: "A graphic novel biography of Charlotte Brontë, following her and her siblings from childhood to the publication of Jane Eyre"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney - Hyperion 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 FAW

Page, Tyler

Summary: "Tyler's brain is different. Unlike his friends, he has a hard time paying attention in class. He acts out in goofy, over-the-top ways. Sometimes, he even does dangerous things--like cut up a bus seat with a pocketknife or hang out of an attic window. To the adults in his life, Tyler seems like a troublemaker. But he knows that he's not. Tyler is curious and creative. He's the best artist in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 PAG

Bucci, Andra

Summary: "On March 28, 1944, six-year-old Tati, her four-year-old sister Andra, and other members of the family were deported to Auschwitz. Their mother Mira was determined to keep track of her girls. After being tattooed with their inmate numbers, she made them memorize her number and told them to "always remember your name." In keeping this promise to their mother, the sisters were able to be reunited...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Astra House 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BUC

Dodson, Peggy Rouch

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beistline Enterprises 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.8 DOD

North, Sterling

Summary: The author recalls his carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD NOR

Kimmel, Haven

Summary: A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.6 KIM

Humphreys, Jessica Dee

Summary: Recounts the experiences of Michel Chikwanine, who at age five was abducted during a schoolyard soccer game and forced to become a child soldier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 355 HUM

MacDonald, Michael Patrick.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1999

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.461 MAC

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