Summary: "Marabout Ahmed, is a highly regarded Koranic teacher who runs a religious school for young boys in the capital city where Ibrahimah is sent to join his cousin Etienne to study for a year--the local custom for many families. Six-year-old Ibrahimah loves swiping pastries from his mother's kitchen, harvesting green beans with his father, and racing down to the beach after the mosque in search of...
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020
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Summary: "At twenty-one, life in Senegal couldn't be better for Lola. An aspiring writer and university graduate, she has a great job, a vibrant social life, and a future filled with possibility. But fate disrupts her world when she falls for Armand, an American Marine stationed at the U.S. Embassy. Her mother, a high court judge in Ghana who endeavors to keep her anchored to home, disapproves of her...
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2023
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Summary: Follows the stories of three women who discover the power of saying no, including a lawyer who must save a victim of her tyrannical father, a Dakar teacher whose happiness is thwarted by a depressed boyfriend, and a penniless widow desperate to escape homelessness.
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012
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Summary: In "An Ultra-Urgent Rescue," Ash helps his friend Lillie rescue her mother from a mysterious Ultra Beast; and in "Buzzwole Battle," Ash takes on his first assignment as an Ultra Guardian
Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2019
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Summary: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially...
Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018
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Summary: Ousmane Semb̀ne was a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout who became the self-taught father of African cinema who fought enormous odds to return African stories to Africa.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2016
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Summary: Told in alternating voices, twelve-year-old Sami, from a village along the Bay of Bengal, and fourteen-year-old Yuki, from Northern Canada, strive to protect their homes from the encroaching damage brought on by climate change.
Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Young Readers 2023
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Summary: In 1848, eleven-year-old Bridie runs away to Seneca Falls, New York, where she meets a free black girl named Rose and gets caught up in Elizabeth Cady Stanton's plans for a women's rights convention. Includes historical notes.
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2020
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Summary: In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only--the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé Briddey finds herself hearing...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016