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Alber, Diane

Summary: Sticks is about a popsicle that accidentally melts and becomes just a plain stick. He has a hard time adjusting to his new normal but with the help of some new friends (who happen to be sticks of one kind or another) he realizes that everything happened for a reason and that melting was part of his journey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Donovan, Sam

Summary: "Daddy is the Mystery Reader at Tori's school today, and he's coming dressed as Miss Rita! Tori helps Daddy gloss, glitter, glamour, and glimmer to get ready. It takes time--because sparkle is serious business! Tori loves helping Daddy become Miss Rita. But will the other kids at school love Miss Rita like Tori does? Luckily, a last-minute idea helps Daddy and Tori find a way to make story time...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DON

Goffney, Joya

Summary: As a preacher's daughter, Monique is expected to be an example at church although she hates its restrictive rules. When she discovers she physically cannot have sex, and after her boyfriend breaks up with her for that reason, two unexpected teens from church become her main supports as she desperately tries to break the rules against all the odds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GOF

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GOF

Berenstain, Mike

Summary: A faith-based story about the joy of loving family, friends, and neighbors gently introduces young readers to the topic of diversity and love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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Maddox, Jake

Summary: Recently resettled in America, Adnan Zakaria is a Syrian refugee whose skateboarding ability is the only thing that allows him to make a connection with the other kids in his neighborhood--but when his skateboard disappears and turns up in the possession of a local troublemaker Adnan will have to out-skate his foe in order to win it back.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2018

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

Acosta, Alicia

Summary: Ben liked painting his nails, until some of the kids at school started teasing him. When Dad realized why Ben was sad, he decided to paint his nails too.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: nubeOCHO 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ACO

Lim, S. Briones

Summary: "What's the problem? Sixteen-year-old Filipino American Angelo Rivera will tell you flat out. Life sucks. He's been uprooted from his San Diego home to a boring landlocked town in the middle of nowhere. Behind him, ocean waves, his girlfriend, and the biggest skateboarding competition on the California coast. Ahead, flipping burgers at his parents' new diner and, as the only Asian in his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyscape 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LIM

Walker, Melissa (Melissa Carol)

Summary: Struggling to adapt when her family moves during the school year, Mattie makes friends with the girl next door during winter break only to confront unpopularity when she learns that her new friend is the weird girl in school who no one likes.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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

West, Joma

Summary: "In Joma West's Face, Margaret Atwood meets Kazuo Ishiguro in this sci-fi domestic drama that reimagines race and class in a genetically engineered society fed by performative fame. How much is your Face worth? Schuyler and Madeleine Burroughs have the perfect Face-rich and powerful enough to assure their dominance in society. But in SchAddie's household, cracks are beginning to appear....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tordotcom 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WES

Brosgol, Vera

Summary: A misfit girl and her brother attend summer camp, where they struggle with primitive plumbing, snobby tentmates, and boys-versus-girls competitions.

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2018

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Ehrbar, Gregory

Summary: A graphic novel adaptation of and introduction to the Disney live action movie about Mulan, who's different from the other girls in her village, and feels like a disappointment to her family--until a wise remark from her younger sister changes her perspective.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Books 2020

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Pooley, Clare

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Summary: "A story about a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love--think Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine meets Love, Actually "Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?" This is the question that Julian Jessop, an eccentric, seventy-nine-year-old artist, poses within a pale green exercise book...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 2020

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: FIC POO
1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC POO

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC POO

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Pooley 2020

Hall, Michael

Summary: As four very different letters arrive at the playground, each makes the next feel unwelcome, but once they begin to swing together, they have a wonderful time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAL

Valerie, Julie

Summary: "Holly Banks could not have made a worse first impression on the seemingly perfect moms in her new affluent community, the Village of Primm. Turns out wearing pink piggy pajama bottoms while dropping off her kindergartener late to the first day of school wasn't her best look. Not to mention Holly's worried her husband may be having an affair, she can't get her daughter to stop sucking her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VAL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VAL

Tanaka, Candie

Summary: "In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, 17-yr-old Ichiro secretly enters a drag performance contest."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC TAN

Morais, Richard C.

Summary: "From the writer whose debut sleeper, The Hundred-Foot Journey, charmed readers in the United States and around the world (18 countries and counting) comes another modern day fairytale also about a man who finds his true calling while living in a foreignland"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Khalil, Aya

Summary: The beautiful story of diversity follows a young girl named Kanzi whose most treasured reminder of her old home provides a pathway for acceptance in her new one.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2020

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Anderson, Airlie

Summary: Because Neither is unlike both the rabbits and birds of the Land of This and That, it sets out to find a new place where all kinds of creatures are welcome.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE AND

Winter, Jonah

Summary: In Bobville, everyone is named Bob and everything is exactly the same--until one day when one Bob decides to be a Bruce.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIN

Tyler, Michael.

Summary: Rhyming text and illustrations celebrate being content with the skin in which one lives, whatever that skin might be. With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Children's Museum 2005

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Hoffman, Amalia

Summary: A celebration of imagination, creativity, acceptance, and art that will delight children of all ages. Ever tried to make the meanest, wildest, scariest monster? What if even a green tongue, pointy horns, creepy sharp teeth, and claws won't frighten anyone away? Join the frustrated artist on a hilariously hair-raising adventure where the scary and not scary mingle and lead to the discover that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yeehoo Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HOF

Genechten, Guido van.

Summary: Ricki is a rabbit who is embarrassed by his right ear, which doesn't stand up straight like his left ear-- or all of his friends' ears.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clavis Pub. 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC GEN

Banks, Steven

Summary: Eleven-year-old Tom Marks has big plans for middle school, but the day before classes begin he is bitten by a vampire, a werewolf, and a zombie.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2020

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

Asphyxia

Summary: "Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be "normal," to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ASP

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ASP

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