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McPhee, Martha

Summary: "On a winter day in 1910, at a train station in Ohio, two girls wait in the cold with their mother to begin a new life in the West. Tommy, the eldest, feels responsible for her sister, and in the years to come, as their mother campaigns for women's suffrage and teaches in one-room schoolhouses across Montana, she takes care of Katherine: trapping animals, begging, keeping house, cooking, while...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MCP

Abdoh, Salar

Summary: "Saleh, the narrator of Out of Mesopotamia, is a middle-aged Iranian journalist who moonlights as a writer for one of Iran's most popular TV shows but cannot keep himself away from the front lines in neighboring Iraq and Syria. There, the fight against the Islamic State is a proxy war, an existential battle, a declaration of faith, and, for some, a passing weekend affair. After weeks spent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Akashic Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ABD

Jackson-Brown, Angela

Summary: "Opal Pruitt is just about to turn 18 in the oppressively hot summer of 1936. She works hard at her job, takes care of her beloved Granny, and dreams about boys with her cousin Lucille. The young black teenager's journey to adulthood will be forged in fire, though, as the Ku Klux Klan attacks her Colored Town neighborhood and she endures a vicious beating at the hands of an unknown white...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC JAC

Thomas, Angie

Summary: If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison. Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC THO

Garrett, Camryn

Summary: "Ever since seventeen-year-old Josie Wright can remember, writing has been her identity, the thing that grounds her when everything else is a garbage fire. So when she wins a contest to write a celebrity profile for Deep Focus magazine, she's equal parts excited and scared, but also ready. She's got this. Soon Josie is jetting off on a multi-city tour, rubbing elbows with sparkly celebrities,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC GAR

Johnson, Nancy

Summary: It's 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He's eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth to, and abandoned, when she was a teenager. She had promised her family she'd never look back, but Ruth knows that to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Day, Christine

Summary: It's been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions. Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows that they just can't understand how hopeless she feels. With everything she's dealing with, Maisie is not excited for their family midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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Torres Sanchez, Jenny

Summary: "La travesía llena de peligros, resiliencia, dolor y esperanza de tres adolescentes guatemaltecos que cruzan la frontera entre México y Estado Unidos. En este impresionante retrato de tres vidas injustamente destrozadas, basado en hechos reales, Jenny Torres Sanchez resalta el sacrificio de los migrantes en la frontera sur a través de una narración vívida y conmovedora."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 SPANISH SAN

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 New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC LIM

Manuel, Jennifer

Summary: "The #MeToo movement has revealed the prevalence of sexual assault in society, especially as committed by powerful men. But it is an issue that also affects the lives of teen girls. This book tells the story of seventeenyear-old Ana Santos, who has ambitions to make it big in music and signs a contract with the owner of a music café without knowing there are sexual strings attached. It looks at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC MAN

Morley, Isla

Summary: "A luminous narrative inspired by the fascinating real case of "the Blue People of Kentucky" that probes questions of identity, love, and family. In 1937, there are recesses in Appalachia no outsiders have ever explored. Two government-sponsored documentarians from Cincinnati, Ohio-a writer and photographer-are dispatched to penetrate this wilderness and record what they find for President...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC MOR

Warga, Jasmine

Summary: "Cora hasn't spoken to her best friend Quinn in a year. Despite living next door to each other, they exist in separate worlds of grief. Cora is still grappling with the death of her beloved sister in a school shooting, and Quinn is carrying the guilt of what her brother did. On the day of Cora's twelfth birthday, Quinn leaves a box on her doorstep with a note. She has decided that the only way...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC WAR

Yang, Kelly

Summary: "They're called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the United States while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she'd be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California. Suddenly she finds herself living in a stranger's house, with no one to tell her what...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: YA FIC YAN

Barwin, Steven

Summary: "Teen homelessness is not always connected to poverty and crime. Sometimes there's more to the story. No Known Address follows a teen named Tyler from a privileged family in Victoria, British Columbia, who is kicked out of his home by his abusive dad after being blamed for bringing prescription narcotics to a party. This novel brings to light the serious nature of verbal and emotional abuse and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers 2020

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McElroy, Alex

Summary: "Sasha Marcus was once the epitome of contemporary success: an internet sensation, social media darling, and a creator of a high profile wellness brand for women. But a confrontation with an abusive troll has taken a horrifying turn, and now she's at rock bottom: canceled and doxxed online, fired from her waitress job and fortressed in her apartment while men's rights protestors rage outside....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MCE

Iloh, Candice

Summary: "Ada" means first daughter, means oldest girl, means most pressure. When Ada leaves home for her freshman year at a historical Black college, it's the first time that she's been able to make her own choices. As she stumbles deeper into the world of dance and explores her sexuality, she also begins to wrestle with her past-- her mother's struggle with addiction, her Nigerian father's attempts to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2020

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: YA FIC ILO

Mozley, Fiona

Summary: "Pungent, steamy, insatiable Soho; the only part of London that truly never sleeps. Tourists dawdling, chancers skulking, addicts shuffling, sex workers strutting, punters prowling, businessmen striding, the homeless and the lost. Down Wardour Street, ducking onto Dean Street, sweeping into L'Escargot, darting down quiet back alleyways, skirting dumpsters and drunks, emerging on to raucous main...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MOZ
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MOZ

Medie, Peace A.

Summary: A seamstress in Gana, Afi Tekple is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from his relationship with a woman his family claims is inappropriate. But Afi is not prepared for the shift her life takes when she comes to live in Accra, Ghana's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MED

Quintana, Pilar

Summary: "In Colombia's brutal jungle, childless Damaris develops an intense and ultimately doomed relationship with an orphaned puppy. Colombia's Pacific coast, where everyday life entails warding off the brutal forces of nature. In this constant struggle, nothing is taken for granted. Damaris lives with her fisherman husband in a shack on a bluff overlooking the sea. Childless and at that age 'when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Editions 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC QUI

Glasgow, Kathleen

Summary: After a fatal car accident that reveals Emory's brother Joey's opioid addiction, Emory struggles to help him on his road to recovery and make herself heard in a town that insists on not listening.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2021

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

Shabazz, IIyasah

Summary: "In Charlestown State Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares while surviving life in a place unfit for humans, Malcolm drifts through his days, picking fights with fellow inmates and avoiding his family. But when he's introduced to the prison library, Malcolm realizes that the key to his freedom was within him all along. Now his dreams are not just...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2021

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC SHA

Fowler, Therese

Summary: In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door - an apparently traditional family with new money,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC FOW

Garrett, Camryn

Summary: A teen journalist uncovers the #metoo scandal of the decade: a bigshot Hollywood director is taking advantage of cast members.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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

Krauze, Gabriel

Summary: The unforgettable narrator goes by two names in his two worlds. At university, he's Gabriel, a seemingly ordinary, partying student learning about morality at a distance. But in his life outside the classroom, he's Snoopz, a hard living member of London's gangs, well-acquainted with drugs, guns, stabbings, and robbery. Navigating these sides of himself, dealing with loving parents at the same...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2021

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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