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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale
Author: Verna Aardema

Child picture book. Reveals the meaning of the mosquito's buzz. Age: 5-8.

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Khalid
Author: Kenny Abdo

"This title focuses on talented singer/songwriter Khalid. This book looks into his early life, his time in the spotlight, and the legacy he will leave behind. This hi-lo title is complete with dazzling photographs, simple text, glossary, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards"--publisher.

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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court
Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Child Nonfiction:

"An autobiography about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his life growing up in New York, becoming the basketball star he's known to be, and getting involved in the world around him as an activist for social change"- publisher.

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Writings on the Wall : Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Adult nonfiction book. Traces the evolution of the author's views on social justice, from his youth in the civil rights era to his current role as a cultural commentator on topics ranging from race and economic inequality to music and the influence of the media. Age: Adult.

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Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?
Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal

Adult nonfiction book. 'This collection of short meditations, written from a prison cell, captures the past two decades of police violence that gave rise to Black Lives Matter while digging deeply into the history of the United States. This is the book we need right now to find our bearings in the chaos'--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. Age: Adult.

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Clap When You Land
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo

"Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people. In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance--and Papi's secrets--the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they've lost everything of their father, they learn of each other." Other books by Elizabeth, "The Poet X," "With The Fire on High."

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The New David Espinoza
Author: Fred Aceves

"This own voices story from the acclaimed author of The Closest I've Come unflinchingly examines steroid abuse and male body dysmorphia. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Matt De La Peña. David Espinoza is tired of being messed with. When a video of him getting knocked down by a bully's slap goes viral at the end of junior year, David vows to use the summer to bulk up- do what it takes to become a man-and wow everyone when school starts again the fall. Soon David is spending all his time and money at Iron Life, a nearby gym that's full of bodybuilders. Frustrated with his slow progress, his life eventually becomes all about his muscle gains. As it says on the Iron Life wall, What does not kill me makes me stronger. As David falls into the dark side of the bodybuilding world, pursuing his ideal body at all costs, he'll have to grapple with the fact that it could actually cost him everything."

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I Love Saturdays y Domingos
Author: Alma Flor Ada

Child picture book. English and Spanish text. Ill. by Elivia Savadier. Saturdays and Sundays are very special days for the child in this story. On Saturdays, she visits Grandma and Grandpa, who come from a European-American background, and on Sundays -- los domingos -- she visits Abuelito y Abuelita, who are Mexican-American. While the two sets of grandparents are different in many ways, they also have a great deal in common -- in particular, their love for their granddaughter. Age: 4-8.

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My name is María Isabel
Author: Alma Ada

Third grader Maria Isabel, born in Puerto Rico and now living in the U.S., wants badly to fit in at school; and the teacher's writing assignment "My Greatest Wish" gives her that opportunity.

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Americanah
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home. Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.

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Survival in the City
Author: Frances Adlam

  • Max Stone and Ruby Jones are in the final round of the contest TV show, "The brain." In the last challenge, contestants are separated from their partners and must reunite with them then race across the city to the finish line. Will Max and Ruby win? Available in AV2 format 
  • Note: "AV2 works with all interactive whiteboards"--publisher. 

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Survival of the Funkiest
Author: Frances Adlam

  • Max Stone and Ruby Jones have made it to the second round of competition on "The brain" television show. But now they have to come up with a song-and-dance routine to perform in front of everyone. Will they be able to pull it off?  Available in AV2 format.
  • Note: "AV2 works with all interactive whiteboards"--publisher.

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Survival on Adventure Island
Author: Frances Adlam

  • This time "The brain" TV show sends Max Stone and Ruby Jones to Adventure Island for a survival contest. What will they find to eat and drink? And can they make it to the waterfall before their competition: super-duper athletes Zelda and Levi?  Available in AV2 format.
  • Note: "AV2 works with all interactive whiteboards"--publisher.

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Survival on the Brain
Author: Frances Adlam

Max Stone hates school because he never does anything right. But when a substitute teacher takes over class for a day, he tells the students they will be competing to appear on "The brain," a new TV show. Max and his buddy Ruby team up--but do they stand any chance against the brainiest kids in class?

  • Note: "AV2 works with all interactive whiteboards"--publisher.

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I Lived on Butterfly Hill
Author: Marjorie Agosin

When her beloved country, Chile, is taken over by a militaristic, sadistic government, Celeste is sent to America for her safety and her parents must go into hiding before they "disappear."

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Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life
Author: Radha Agrawal

How is it that the internet connects us to a world of people, yet so many of us feel more isolated than ever? That we have hundreds, even thousands of friends on social media, but not a single person to truly confide in? Radha Agrawal calls this “community confusion,” and in Belong she offers every reader a blueprint to find their people and build and nurture community, because connectedness—as more and more studies show—is our key to happiness, fulfillment, and success.

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The Everything I Have Lost
Author: Sylvia Aguilar Zeleny

"Julia keeps lists--lists of everything she loses. Eventually those lists include her dad and her home. Writing in her diary keeps her going but she'll need more than that to find the truth."

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Previously
Author: Allan Ahlberg

The adventures of various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters are retold in backward sequence with each tale interrelated to the other. Includes: Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack and Jill, the Frog Prince, Cinderella, and the Gingerbread Man.

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Starring Jules (as Herself)
Author: Beth Levine Ain

Jules is an ordinary seven-year-old girl, concerned with school and friends and other ordinary things--until a chance meeting with a casting director leads to an audition for a television commercial.
 

Book 1, Starring Jules series

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Seven Deadly Shadows
Author: Courtney Alameda

"Seventeen-year-old Kira Fujikawa has never had it easy. She’s bullied by the popular girls in school. Her parents ignore her. And she’s also plagued with a secret: She can see yokai, the ghosts and demons that haunt the streets of Kyoto. But things accelerate from bad to worse when she learns that Shuten-doji, the demon king, will rise at the next blood moon to hunt down an ancient relic and bring the world to a catastrophic end. Not exactly skilled at fighting anything, much less the dead, Kira enlists the aid of seven powerful death gods to help her slay Shuten-doji. They include Shiro, a kitsune with boy-band looks who is more flirtatious than helpful, and O-bei, a regal demon courtier with reasons of her own for getting involved. As the confrontation with Shuten-doji draws nearer, the fate of Japan hangs in the balance. Can Kira save humankind? Or will the demon king succeed in bringing eternal darkness upon the world?"

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The Dream Weaver
Author: Reina Luz Alegre

"Twelve-year-old Zoey navigates the tricky waters of friendship while looking for a way to save her grandfather's struggling business in this heartwarming, coming-of-age debut novel perfect for fans of Kristi Wientge, Donna Gephart, and Meg Medina. Zoey comes from a family of dreamers. From start-up companies to selling motorcycles, her dad is constantly chasing jobs that never seem to work out. As for Zoey, she's willing to go along with whatever grand plans her dad dreams up--even if it means never staying in one place long enough to make real friends. Her family being together is all that matters to her. So Zoey's world is turned upside down when Dad announces that he's heading to a new job in New York City without her. Instead, Zoey and her older brother, Jos , will stay with their Poppy at the Jersey Shore. At first, Zoey feels as lost and alone as she did after her mami died. But soon she's distracted by an even bigger problem: the bowling alley that Poppy has owned for decades is in danger of closing. After befriending a group of kids practicing for a summer bowling tournament, Zoey hatches a grand plan of her own to save the bowling alley. It seems like she's found the perfect way to weave everyone's dreams together...until unexpected events turn Zoey's plan into one giant nightmare. Now, with her new friends counting on her and her family's happiness hanging in the balance, Zoey will have to decide what her dream is--and how hard she's willing to fight for it."

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The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Author: Michelle Alexander

Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.

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Booked
Author: Kwame Alexander

Child fiction book, e-book, audiobook on cd, and e-audiobook. Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Age: 10-15.

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He Said, She Said
Author: Kwame Alexander

YA fiction book. “When a popular football 'playa' and ladies man and the smartest girl in school lead a school protest, sparks fly as their social media-aided revolution grows"-- Provided by publisher. Age: 14+

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How to Read a Book
Author: Kwame Alexander

Newbery Medalist Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet take youngsters on a poetic and sensory journey between the pages of a book in this picture book in rhyming verse.

Recommended for Preschool - Grade 2

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How to Read a Book
Author: Kwame Alexander

Newbery Medalist Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet take youngsters on a poetic and sensory journey between the pages of a book in this picture book featuring a gatefold page.

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Rebound
Author: Kwame Alexander

Child fiction book and large print, e-book, and audiobook on cd. In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past. Age: 11+

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Solo
Author: Kwame Alexander

YA fiction book, e-book, audiobook on cd, e-audiobook. Seventeen-year-old Blade endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past to navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father's addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret that threatens his own identity. Age: 14+

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Swing
Author: Kwame Alexander

YA fiction book, e-book, e-audiobook. “Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love life and Walt's baseball career begin, the letters alter everything."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 14+

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Swing
Author: Kwame Alexander

Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love life and Walt's baseball career begin, the letters alter everything.

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The Crossover
Author: Kwame Alexander

Child fiction book, e-book, e-audiobook, and graphic novel. Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. Age: 10-15.

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The Crossover
Author: Kwame Alexander

Child fiction, e-book, graphic novel, e-audiobook. Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

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The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Author: Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; been dubbed the “secular bible of a new social movement” by numerous commentators, including Cornel West; and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide. The New Jim Crow tells a truth our nation has been reluctant to face. 

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The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Author: Michelle Alexander

Adult nonfiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. "A civil-rights lawyer's disturbing view of why young black men make up the majority of the more than two million people now in America's prisons. In this explosive debut, Alexander (Law/Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity) argues that the imprisonment of unusually large numbers of young blacks and Latinos--most harshly sentenced for possession or sale of illegal drugs, mainly marijuana--constitutes "a stunningly comprehensive and well-designed system of racialized social control." --from Kirkus Reviews Age: Adult.

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Author: Michelle Alexander

Adult Nonfiction:

Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.

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The Undefeated
Author: Kwame Alexander

Child nonfiction book, and e-book. “The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree"-- Provided by publisher. Age: 8-11.

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Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
Author: Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie’s stature as a writer of stories, poems, and novels has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. His wide-ranging, acclaimed stories from the last two decades, from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven to his most recent PEN/Faulkner award–winning War Dances, have established him as a star in modern literature. 

A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents in his newest collection, Blasphemy, where he unites fifteen beloved classics with fifteen new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers. 

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie

A New York Times Bestseller -- Born with a variety of medical problems, Junior Spirit is picked on by everyone but his best friend on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to get a good education, the budding cartoonist leaves the rez to attend an all-white school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Despite being condemned as a traitor to his people and enduring great tragedies, Junior attacks life with wit and humor and discovers his own inner strength.

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Thunder Boy Jr.
Author: Sherman Alexie

Child picture book and e-audiobook. "Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name...one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name"-- Provided by publisher. Age: 5-8.

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Miss Nelson is Missing!
Author: Harry Allard

In this classic picturebook, the students in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a very strict substitute.

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Recommended Picture Books
Author: Harry Allard

In this classic picture book, the students in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a strict substitute.

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Exit Strategy
Author: Lauren Allbright

When his father's illness prompts their frequently moving family to settle down in a permanent home, twelve-year-old Ross, a kid famed for pranks at his previous schools, tries to master the art of being funny to secure his popularity.

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Christmas with the Kranks
Author: Tim Allen

Adult comedy - PG. When only child, Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora decide to book an cruise and skip Christmas altogether. Their decision to boycott tradition has the whole neighborhood in an uproar, and when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit with her new fiancée, the Kranks have just twelve hours to perform a miracle and pull themselves and their neighbors together to throw the best celebration ever.

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Song of the Shank
Author: Jeffery Renard Allen

Adult fiction e-book. “In 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before. But soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited solely by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother."--Page [4] of cover. Age: Adult.

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The Promise Of Change : One Girl's Story In The Fight For School Equality
Author: Jo Ann Allen Boyce

Child Nonfiction:

In 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock Nine into Central High School, fourteen year old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee

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The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria
Author: Nushin Alloo

Child picture book. A magical tale of two curious children who find themselves exploring the beautiful landscapes and landmarks of pre-war Syria. Age: 8-11.

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We Didn't Ask For This
Author: Adi Alsaid

"Central International School's annual lock-in is legendary. Bonds are made. Contests are fought. Stories are forged that will be passed down from student to student for years to come. This year's lock-in begins normally enough. Then a group of students led by Marisa Cuevas stage an ecoprotest and chain themselves to the doors, vowing to keep everyone trapped inside until their list of demands is met. Some students rally to their cause -- but others are aggrieved to watch their own plans fall apart. Amira has trained all year to compete in the school decathlon on her own terms. Peejay intended to honor his brother by throwing the greatest party CIS has ever seen. Kenji was looking forward to making a splash at his improv showcase. Omar wanted to spend a little time with the boy he's been crushing on. Celeste, adrift in a new country, was hoping to connect with someone -- anyone. And Marisa, once so certain of her goals, must now decide how far she'll go to attain them. Every year, lock-in night changes lives. This year, it might just change the world."

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The Leaving
Author: Tara Altebrando

Six kindergarteners were taken. Eleven years later, five come back--with no idea of where they've been. No one remembers the sixth victim, Max. Avery, Max's sister, needs to find her brother--dead or alive--and isn't buying this whole memory-loss story.

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How Tía Lola Came to [Visit] Stay
Author: Julia Alvarez

Although ten-year-old Miguel is at first embarrassed by his colorful great aunt, Tia Lola, when she comes to Vermont from the Dominican Republic to stay with his mother, his sister, and him after his parents' divorce, he learns to love her.

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The family tree Polish, Czech & Slovak genealogy guide : how to trace your family tree in Eastern Europe
Author: Lisa A. Alzo

Trace your Eastern European ancestors from American shores back to the old country. This in-depth guide will walk you step-by-step through the exciting--and challenging--journey of finding your Polish, Czech, or Slovak roots. You'll learn how to identify immigrant ancestors, find your family's town of origin, locate key genealogical resources, decipher foreign-language records, and untangle the region's complicated history. The book also includes timelines, sample records, resource lists, and sample record request letters to aid your research.

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