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Pulditor, Seth H.

Summary: Profiles serial killers, from Jack the Ripper and Ted Bundy to Harold Shipman and Aileen Wuornos, discussing their backgrounds, possible motives, and how they killed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eldorado Ink 2013

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Sidman, Joyce

Summary: "Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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Levy, Janice.

Summary: Simple text and color illustrations present the historical background and contemporary celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 LEV SPANISH

Haugen, Brenda.

Summary: Examines the details of the Zodiac Killer case in 1960s San Francisco, including the victims, the crimes, and speculations as to the identity of the Zodiac Killer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 364.1523 HAU

Anderson, Jennifer Joline.

Summary: Discusses the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders in Victorian England.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 364.1523 AND

Sidman, Joyce

Summary: Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 921 Merian 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 MER

Innes, Brian

Summary: Serial Killers are the most notorious and disturbing of all criminals, representing the very darkest side of humanity. Yet they endlessy fascinate and continue to capture the public's attention with their strange charisma and deadly deeds. From Jack the Ripper to Ted Bundy and the Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, these killers transfix us with their ability to commit utterly savage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quercus Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 INN

Nobleman, Marc Tyler

Summary: "In this important and moving true story of reconciliation after war, beautifully illustrated in watercolor, a Japanese pilot bombs the continental U.S. during WWII--the only enemy ever to do so--and comes back 20 years later to apologize."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Greenly, Larry W.

Summary: Presents the life of the African American pilot who flew missions for France during World War I, experienced racial discrimination in the United States, was beaten in the Peekskill Riots of 1949, and became a member of the French Legion of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NewSouth Books 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 BUL

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Bullard 2013

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Brown, Monica

Summary: As a boy, Gabito had the ability to imagine many things. He lived in a small house with a large family. He would grow up to become a writer known as Gabriel García Márquez.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Luna Rising 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Barner, Bob.

Summary: With sugar skulls, sweet-smelling marigold petals and joyful songs, Hispanic families welcome back ancestors on this holiday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: SPANISH 468 BAR

Rauf, Don

Summary: Ted Bundy, BTK, Lonnie Franklin Jr. (the Grim Sleeper), and Anthony Sowell (the Cleveland Strangler)what made these men into serial killers? Examination by authorities and professionals has given some insight into the minds of these serial killers and others, and psychology students will learn about the most current psychoanalysis of these modern-day murderers. The text also includes a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 364 RAU

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 940.54 SMI

Nicholson, Dorinda Makananalani Stagner.

Summary: "In May 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed two unarmed Mexican oil tankers off the Gulf Coast, forcing Mexico to enter World War II. With the help of United States President Roosevelt, Mexican President Camacho arranged to send one Air Force squadron to fight in the war. Thirty-eight of Mexico's top pilots, and about two hundred sixty additional military crew, were carefully selected to form the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 NIC

Chandler, Matt

Summary: "The true story of Lt. Robert Grimes running for his life as he evades being captured by Nazi soldiers. Robert Grimes escapes danger with help from the Comet Line, a resistance group that rescued Allied soldiers during WWII"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.54 CHA

Goldsmith, Connie

Summary: "In 2015 the Pentagon changed a historical ruling, allowing American women to serve in front-line ground combat troops. Women have served in the military throughout history. Yet no matter their title, they face discrimination and even sexual assault. Meet the women who serve their country and stand up for fairness."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 920 GOL

Benge, Janet

Summary: One of the famous Doolittle Raiders who first attacked Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Jacob DeShazer (1912-2008) knew this one-way mission was dangerous. Indeed, it led to his capture as a prisoner of war. Beaten, malnourished, and alone in his cell, Jacob was given a Bible -- and far away from home, this American soldier became a Christian.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: YWAM Publishing 2013

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Larson, Erik.

Summary: Abridged.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364.1523 LAR

Wein, Elizabeth

Summary: Documents the contributions of Soviet airwomen during World War II, examining the formation, obstacles, missions, and legacy of Russia's female combat pilot regiments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Hoblin, Paul.

Summary: Discusses the criminal case surrounding the Boston Strangler and whether law enforcement caught and convicted the wrong man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 364.1523 HOB

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the Croatian-born engineer who developed alternating-current technology and invented the radio.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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Baker, Brynn.

Summary: "Discusses the heroic actions and experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen and the impact they made during times of war or conflict"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BAK