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Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

Hesse, Monica

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Haruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City, a 'family internment camp' for those accused of colluding with the enemy. The teens discover that they are polar opposites in so many ways, except for one that seems to override all the others: the camp is changing them, day by day and piece by piece. Haruko finds herself consumed by fear for her soldier brother and distrust of her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HES

Preus, Margi.

Summary: In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PRE

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Preus 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION PRE

Whitehead, Colson

5 holds on 2 copies

Summary: As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2019

Marcom, Micheline Aharonian

Summary: "Emilio thinks he is living the American Dream: his parents, who emigrated from Guatemala to California, sacrifice daily to make sure of it. And his life seems relatively normal until he turns sixteen. Like most teenagers, Emilio is determined to get his driver's license--however, his mother dissuades him from doing so. When Emilio asks why, his parents reveal a shocking secret: he is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Dorgan, Byron L.

Summary: When covert agents acquire a computer virus capable of shutting down an entire country's power systems, an ensuing attack unleashes chaos throughout the U.S., pitting North Dakota sheriff Nate Osborne and journalist Ashley Borden against an elite terrorist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOR

Coleman, Reed Farrel

Summary: When a high school cheerleader dies of a suspected heroin overdose, it's clear that the opioid epidemic has reached the idyllic town of Paradise. Police chief Jesse Stone must unravel the supply chain and unmask the criminals behind it. The investigation's epicenter is Paradise High School, a prime market for Boston dealers looking to expand into the suburbs. As he digs deeper into the case,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Fitzhugh, Bill.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FIT

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LUI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Luiselli 2019

Rosenheim, Andrew.

Summary: A thriller set in the Depression-era years before World War II finds fledgling FBI Special Agent Jimmy Nessheim dispatched to infiltrate the pro-Nazi German-American Bund organization and discovering a sinister plot targeting the White House.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROS

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZOB

Nuurali, Siman

Summary: Sadiq's third grade class decides that they want a classroom pet, and their teacher, Ms. Battersby, is okay with the idea, so the students form a club to decide what kind of pet to get, and to research how to take care of it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE NUU

McLain, Paula

Summary: After meeting and falling in love while she covered the Spanish Civil War in Madrid, Martha Gellhorn is forced to choose between her marriage to Ernest Hemingway and her career as a war correspondent.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MCL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MCL

Pineiro, R. J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PIN

Whitehead, Colson

Summary: "As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone"... Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WHI

Nuurali, Siman

Summary: Eight-year-old Sadiq wants to try out for the youth football team like his friends, but his parents feel he is too young, and instead suggest that he take up running and join the track club--Sadiq feels that running is wimpy, but the coach convinces him that running races can be fun as well.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE NUU

Taylor, Brad

Summary: "Hot on the trail of a North Korean looking to sell sensitive US intelligence to the Syrian regime, Pike Logan and the Taskforce stumble upon something much graver: the sale of a lethal substance called Red Mercury. Meanwhile, North Korea has its own devastating agenda: a double-cross that will dwarf the attack in Syria even as it lays the blame on the Syrian government. Leveraging...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC TAY

Moriarty, Laura

Summary: Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim Americans are a reality. This is the world of fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri. Sarah-Mary, who has strong opinions on almost everything, isn't concerned with the internments, as she doesn't know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in the news is true, and that these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION MOR

Poyer, David

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: World War with China explodes, and Dan Lenson has been promoted to admiral, at least for the duration. China's naval and air forces utilize advanced technology and tactical nuclear weapons to devastate America's traditional sea power, while its massive army swiftly forces humiliating treaties on Japan, the Philippines, and other crucial allies. Lenson is fighting to keep sea lanes open in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Safire, William

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2000

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SAF

Trigiani, Adriana.

Summary: Two star-crossed lovers--Enzo and Ciro--meet and separate, until, finally, the power of their love changes both of their lives forever. Set during the years preceding and during World War I.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC TRI

Meltzer, Brad.

Summary: It started as the perfect crime, then took a turn for the worse. Two brothers, Charlie and Oliver Caruso, learn their jobs have no future, so they leave the private bank, taking three million dollars from an abandoned account. But before the can blink, a friend is dead, and the bank, the Secret Service and a private investigator are closing in.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

George, Alex.

Summary: The Meisenheimer family struggles to find its place among the colorful residents of its new American hometown, including a giant teenage boy, a pretty schoolteacher whose lessons consist of more than music, and a spiteful, bicycle-riding dwarf.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gale Cengage Learning 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Mbue, Imbolo

Summary: When Jende Jonga journeys to New York City from Cameroon in 2004 on a visitors' visa in hopes of obtaining a green card, he's sure his life will only improve. After saving up enough money to bring over Jende's wife, Neni, and six-year-old son, the family moves into an apartment in Harlem. Then Jende hits the jackpot in 2007 when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a wealthy Lehman...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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