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March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine
Author: Melba Beals

Child Nonfiction:

Civil Rights heroine Melba Patillo Beals puts readers right in her saddle oxfords as she struggles to understand and fight back against the laws that told her she was less just because of the color of her skin.

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The ship we built
Author: Lexie Bean

A fifth-grader whose best friends walked away, whose mother is detached, and whose father does unspeakable things, copes with the help of friend Sofie and anonymous letters tied to balloons and released

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Circus Mirandus
Author: Cassie Beasley

Child fiction book, e-book, audiobook on CD, and e-audiobook. "When he realizes that his grandfather's stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious Circus Mirandus--and to use its magic to save his grandfather's life."-- Provided by publisher.

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Ada Twist, Scientist
Author: Andrea Beaty

Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

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Iggy Peck, Architect
Author: Andrea Beaty

Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic.

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Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
Author: Daniel Beaty

Child picture book. “A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 3-8.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer
Author: Andrea Beaty

In this story in rhyme, a young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure. Book also available in Spanish.

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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez
Author: Andrea Beaty

When her abuelo is injured at the local landfill, second-grader Sofia is determined to transform the dangerous Mount Trashmore into a park, taking on City Hall in the process.

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Move Over, Rover
Author: Karen Beaumont

When a storm comes, Rover expects to have his doghouse all to himself but finds that various other animals, including a skunk, come to join him.

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The Family tree German genealogy guide : how to trace your germanic ancestry in Europe
Author: James M. Beidler

Follow your family tree back to its roots in Bavaria, Prussia, Wurttemberg and beyond! Beidler walks you through the exciting journey of researching your Germany heritage, whether your ancestors came from lands now in modern-day Germany or other German-speaking areas of Europe.

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The Family tree historical newspapers guide : how to find your ancestors in archived newspapers
Author: James M. Beidler

There are more historical newspaper resources than you think--and they're easier to access than you know. When researched properly, no other type of record can beat historical newspapers in "taking the pulse" of their times and places, recording not just the names of specific individuals, but also the information that was important to the community. This comprehensive how-to guide will show you how to harvest the "social media" of centuries past to learn facts about your ancestors as well as the flavor of the times they lived in. With step-by-step examples, case studies, templates, worksheets, and screenshots, this book lays out what genealogists can find in online (and offline) historical newspapers, from city dailies to weekly community papers to foreign-language gazetteers and publications from religious, ethnic, and labor societies.

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Trace your German roots online : a complete guide to German genealogy websites
Author: James M. Beidler

Highlights important German resources on popular genealogy websites including Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org as well as lesser known resources such as Archion.de.

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Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!
Author: Cece Bell

In 2020 Geisel Honor Book shares the interactions of the rule-following Chick and the absent-minded Brain, whose friendship is tested by miscommunications and misunderstandings about good manners.

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El Deafo
Author: Cece Bell

The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower“.

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Madeline
Author: Ludwig Bemelmans

In this classic picture book set in Paris, Madeline, the youngest of the twelve charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.  Picture book and Audio CD available.

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The Toni Morrison Book Club
Author: Juda Bennett

Adult nonfiction book. “What is a book club but an excuse to talk to friends? The Toni Morrison Book Club brings that experience to life by telling the story of four friends who turn to Toni Morrison as they search for meaning in their lives. In this startling group memoir, the writers--black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American born--allow Morrison's words, like music, to make them feel, confess, and discover. The result is a collection of deeply personal conversations about everything from first love to Soul Train to police brutality, all told with an ever present lens on race in America.”— Provided by publisher. Age: 16+

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Things that Make White People Uncomfortable
Author: Michael Bennett

Adult nonfiction book, and e-book. Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, and he wants to make you uncomfortable. Bennett adds his unmistakable voice to discussions of racism and police violence, Black athletes and their relationship to powerful institutions like the NCAA and the NFL, the role of protest in history, and the responsibilities of athletes as role models to speak out against injustice. Following in the footsteps of activist-athletes from Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, Bennett demonstrates his outspoken leadership both on and off the field. Written with award-winning sportswriter and author Dave Zirin, Things that Make White People Uncomfortable is a sports book for our turbulent times, a memoir, and a manifesto as hilarious and engaging as it is illuminating. Age: Adult.

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Things that Make White People Uncomfortable : Adapted for Young Adults
Author: Michael Bennett

Child nonfiction book, and e-book. Presents a young reader's adaptation of Bennett's memoir and manifesto that uses humor to discuss racism and violence, denounce the NFL's abuses, and encourage black athletes in the NCAA and NFL to speak out against injustice both on and off the field. Age: 12+

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Mindfulness for Teen Worry
Author: Jeffrey Bernstein

"Is your worrying keeping you from reaching your goals? In Mindfulness for Teen Worry, a clinical psychologist offers quick, easy-to-learn mindfulness skills teens can use anytime, anywhere to stop worries from growing and taking over. Let's face it--being a teen isn't easy. And if you're like a lot of other teens, you probably worry about getting good grades, fitting in with a certain crowd, or what the future will bring after high school. These are all completely normal worries, and signs that you are tuned in to your life and thinking about your goals. But what about chronic worrying--the kind that keeps you up at night, ruminating about that paper you just turned in, or that thing your friend said to you at lunch (what did she mean by that?), and so on. Sometimes worrying isn't helpful. In fact, it can get in the way of living your life So, how can you start putting worry in its place before it takes up too much head space? Mindfulness for Teen Worry will show you how living in the moment will dissolve worry and help you stay grounded in the here and now. You'll learn powerful and easy-to-use mindfulness skills to manage the four most common worry struggles teens face: school pressure, coping with friendship and relationship problems, improving body image, and handling family conflicts. You'll discover why you worry and the long-term destructive impacts worry can have on your life. And most importantly, you'll be introduced to simple, effective techniques to help you become more mindful--like harnessing the power of the breath and how to relax your body in times of stress. If you struggle with worry or anxiety that gets in the way of being your best, this fun and friendly guide will help you maintain a mindful life in a frenzied world. This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation--an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives."

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The family tree toolkit : a comprehensive guide to uncovering your ancestry and researching genealogy
Author: Kenyatta D. Berry

Knowing your ancestry is more than just ethnic percentages it’s about creating and building a story about your family history. The Family Tree Toolkit is designed to help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming and sometimes treacherous waters of finding your ancestors. Here is a roadmap to help you on this journey of discovery, whether you are looking for your African Asian, European, or Jewish ancestry. The Family Tree Toolkit guides you on how and where to begin, what records are available both online and in repositories, what to do once you find the information, how to share your story and of course DNA discoveries.

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A black women's history of the United States
Author: Daina Ramey Berry,

In centering Black women’s stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show their allies that Black women’s unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component in our continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism. Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross offer an examination and celebration of Black womanhood, beginning with the first African women who arrived in what became the United States to African American women of today.

A Black Women’s History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women’s lives in all their fraught complexities. Berry and Gross prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law. The result is a starting point for exploring Black women’s history and a testament to the beauty, richness, rhythm, tragedy, heartbreak, rage, and enduring love that abounds in the spirit of Black women in communities throughout the nation.

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The Family Tree guide to DNA testing and genetic genealogy
Author: Blaine T. Bettinger

A plain-English guide that explains the how and why of genealogy DNA testing.

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The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How Toys Become Real
Author: Margery Bianco

By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.  (2012 Picture book version)

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The Crayon Man: the True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons
Author: Natascha Biebow

"Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys."-- publisher.

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Double exposure
Author: Bridget Birdsall

Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas starts school in a new state with a new identity--as a girl--but a bully on the basketball court threatens to reveal that Alyx is an intersex person, which could disqualify Alyx and the team from playing in the state championship game.

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The Penderwick : A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
Author: Jeanne Birdsall

While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

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Cold day in the sun
Author: Sara L. Biren

Holland Delviss, the only girl on the boys' high school hockey team, is forced to confront gender role expectations and her self-doubts when she is selected to be featured during HockeyFest and finds herself falling for her bossy team co-captain.

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Broadway Joe
Author: Pete Birle

  • "Before Broadway Joe Namath guaranteed victory for his New York Jets over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, he had second thoughts. Never one to lack for confidence, will Namath's self-belief fade? Or will our three main characters, with an assist from their magic locker, convince him to stand by his victory promise?"--publisher.
  • Series:  Magic Locker Adventure Book 3

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The World According to Humphrey
Author: Betty Birney

Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.  Also available in Spanish language: El mundo de acuerdo a Humphrey = World according to Humphrey / Betty G. Birney

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The World According to Humphrey
Author: Betty Birney

Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.
 

Humphrey series

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The Bad Guys
Author: Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys--Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha--want to be heroes. They decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

 

Book 1, Bad Guys series

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Doll Bones
Author: Holly Black

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

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Hello Lighthouse
Author: Sophie Blackall

"Explores the life of one lighthouse as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper."-- publisher.

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Jinx
Author: Sage Blackwood

A young boy named Jinx encounters magic and danger as he grows up in the deep, dark forest known as the Urwald and discovers that the world beyond--and within--the Urwald is more complex than he could imagine.

Book 1, Jinx series

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Anna Dressed in Blood
Author: Kendare Blake

For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

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Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet
Author: Megan Frazer Blakemore

Frankie Sparks, the self-proclaimed "best inventor in the third grade," does research and creates a tool to try to persuade her classmates that a rat would make the best class pet.

Frankie Sparks series

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A Splendid, Friend, Indeed
Author: Suzanne Bloom

When a studious polar bear meets an inquisitive goose, they learn to be friends.

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Blubber
Author: Judy Blume

In this classic book by Judy Blume, an overweight girl, Linda, is mercilessly teased and humiliated — and no one stands up for her. For ages 9-12

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Superfudge
Author: Judy Blume

Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his younger brother Fudge.
 

Fudge series

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Where’s Rodney?
Author: Carmen Bogan

Child picture book. Rodney was inside, but always wanted to be outside. His class takes a field trip to the park. Age: 4-8.

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Saving Savannah
Author: Tonya Bolden

YA fiction book, and e-audiobook. Savannah Riddle feels suffocated by her life as the daughter of an upper class African American family in Washington, D.C., until she meets a working-class girl named Nella who introduces her to the suffragette and socialist movements and to her politically active cousin Lloyd. Age: 13+

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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019
Author: Richard N. Bolles

"With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2019, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work—and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job."

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What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes
Author: Richard N. Bolles

The first resume book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles. "Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash--or getting on the shortlist. That's just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool. This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is--and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews. This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author's decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers--and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs."

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Racism without Racists : Color-blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States
Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Adult nonfiction book, and e-audiobook. Discusses the persisting racial inequality in the United States and challenges color-blinding thinking. Age: Adult.

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Baby Chickens
Author: Megan Borgert-Spaniol

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces baby chickens to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--from series Blastoff! Readers. 1, Super Cute!

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Deepening community: finding joy together in chaotic times
Author: Paul Born

Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community.

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Cracked
Author: Michele Bossley

  • When someone sabotages Courtney's brother's bobsled just as he is trying to qualify for Nationals, Trevor, Nick, Courtney and Robyn are determined to find out who did it, and why.

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The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop
Author: David Bowers

A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you had them. Features practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-stp instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There's a kitchen crash course. Sewing 101. Housecare tips. Plus, in shop, the tools that everyone should have, and dozens of cool projects that teach fundamental techniques, from making a bookshelf to re-wiring a lamp.

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24 Hours in Nowhere
Author: Dusti Bowling

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere's biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue--but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is--and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.

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24 Hours in Nowhere
Author: Dusti Bowling

Child fiction book, and e-audiobook. Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere’s biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue—but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is—and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.

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