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Anno's Magic Seeds
Author: Matsumasa Anno

Children's picture book. The reader is asked to perform a series of mathematical operations integrated into the story of a lazy man who plants magic seeds and reaps an increasingly abundant harvest. Age: 3-8.

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Crenshaw
Author: Katherine Applegate

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

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Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs
Author: Katherine Applegate

Roscoe Riley rules series

When the first-graders' bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the "don't-you-dare" glue.  Also available in Playaway format.

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The One and Only Bob
Author: Katherine Applegate

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning novel The One and Only Ivan. In this incredible sequel, Ivan the gorilla's dog friend Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.

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The One and Only Bob
Author: Katherine Applegate

Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.

 

Sequel to "The One and Only Ivan"

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The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate

Ivan is a lowland gorilla trapped in a mall setting without contact with other gorillas. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has sadly grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends, Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. 

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The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends, Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

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My (underground) American dream : my true story as an undocumented immigrant who became a Wall Street executive
Author: Julissa Arce

"In the heady days of the most astronomical stock-market rise in Wall Street history, Julissa Arce climbed the corporate ladder-a rare Hispanic woman in a sea of suits and ties. In 2005, against all odds, she landed one of the most coveted jobs as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. Over the course of the next six years, even while the financial markets crashed, she continued to climb the corporate ladder-riding a series of promotions to become a Vice President, complete with a high six-figure salary and all of the perks that come with living the Goldman Sachs life. What none of her colleagues knew is that she wasn't just a young woman who broke through ceilings in a cutthroat male-dominated field: she was also an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. In MY (UNDERGROUND) AMERICAN DREAM, Arce opens up about the true price of pursuing the American Dream. In telling this personal story of sacrifice, lies, pain and suffering, Arce shifts the immigration conversation and changes the perception of what it means to be an undocumented immigrant."

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The Story of the Little Rock Nine and School Desegregation in Photographs
Author: David Aretha

Child Nonfiction:

"Discusses the desegregation of Little RockCentral High School, including the nine African-American students that successfully integrated the Arkansas school and the controversy and crisis surrounding the event"--publisher.

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A Boy Called Bat
Author: Elana K. Arnold

When his veterinarian mom brings home a stray baby skunk that needs rehabilitation before it can be placed in a wild animal shelter, Bat, who has autism, resolves to prove that he is up to the challenge of caring for the skunk permanently.
 

Boy Called Bat series

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Attack of the 50-foot Fly Guy
Author: Tedd Arnold

When Fly Guy snacks from a radioactive trash can, he grows until he is fifty feet tall--and Buzz has to find out a way to counteract the effect before the army attacks his pet.

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Raising Our Hands: How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and Find Our Place on the New Frontlines
Author: Jenna Arnold

Adult nonfiction book. "White women are one of the most influential demographics in America; we are the largest voting bloc, with purchasing power that exceeds anybody else's and when we unify to demand change, we are a force to be reckoned with. Yet, so many of us sit idly on the sidelines, opting out of raising our hands to do, learn, and engage in ways that could make a difference. Why? White American women are no monolith. Yet, as Women's March national organizer Jenna Arnold has learned over the past few years criss-crossing the US in conversations with white women about their identity and role in the country, we do possess common characteristics; ones that get in the way of us becoming more engaged as citizens." -- from the publisher. Age: Adult.

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Raising Our Hands: How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and Find Our Place on the New Frontlines
Author: Jenna Arnold

Adult Nonfiction:

"Raising Our Hands is the reckoning cry for white women. It asks us to step up and join the new frontlines of the fight against complacency—in our homes, in our behaviors, and in our own minds."-- Amazon.com

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Thirteen reasons why
Author: Jay Asher

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

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Whose Knees Are These?
Author: Jabari Asim

Board book. Takes a loving look at knees from the vantage point of a mother's lap. Age: 2-4.

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Anna Hibiscus
Author: Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus, who lives in Africa with her whole family, loves to splash in the sea and have parties for her aunties, but Anna would love to see snow.
 

Anna Hibiscus series

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Anna Hibiscus
Author: Atinuke

"Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with her mother, her father, her baby twin brothers, and lots and lots of her family. Join her as she splashes in the sea, prepares for a party, sells oranges, and hopes to see sweet, sweet snow." --Goodreads. This book is also available as an audiobook on CD.

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Anna Hibiscus' Song
Author: Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa and this morning she feels so happy, she thinks she might pop! What is she going to do with all that happiness?

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Baby Goes to Market
Author: Atinuke

Child picture book, and board book. Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers. Age: 3-6.

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Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus!
Author: Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She can't wait to fly across the world and visit her granny in Canada. But can she find enough warm clothes for the cold winter weather? And will her family miss her? This book is also available as an audiobook on CD.

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Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus!
Author: Atinuke

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. But she is spending Christmas with her granny in Canada. She can't wait to see snow for the first time! And how will it feel to be so far from home? This book is also available as an audiobook on CD.

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The No. 1 Car Spotter
Author: Atinuke Atinuke

No. 1 car spotter series

When the cart breaks down and the villagers can't get their goods to market, Oluwalase Babatunde Benson, otherwise known as the No. 1 car spotter in his village, comes up with a brilliant solution.

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Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
Author: Laura Atkins

Child nonfiction book. Fred Korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends just like lots of other Americans. But everything changed when the United States went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps. This included Fred, whose parents had immigrated to the United States from Japan many years before. But Fred refused to go. He knew that what the government was doing was unfair. And when he got put in jail for resisting, he knew he couldn't give up. Age: 9-12

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The Black Flamingo
Author: Dean Atta

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Stolen Luck
Author: Megan Atwood

Quincy school lore tells that the shoes of a former school head, displayed in the academy's front hall, impart incredible luck to anyone who wears them. Kayley is struggling to compete, and she makes the drastic decision to steal the footwear. But as Kayley's dancing improves, terrible things begin happening to the girls around her. Now Kayley has to get rid of the shoes without letting anyone know she stole them and before something truly tragic happens"-- publisher.

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The Night Gardener
Author: Jonathan Auxier

Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

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Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood -- those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard -- a growing Red rebellion -- even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

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Crispin : the end of time
Author: Avi

As Crispin tries to fulfill Bear's dream of moving to Iceland, he must leave Troth behind at a convent that needs a healer but, after falling in with thieves posing as musicians, he makes a new friend, Owen, and together they continue the arduous journey.

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Crispin: the Cross of Lead
Author: avi

In the small, 14th-century English village where he has lived his entire life, the boy has grown up with no name of his own, known only as "Asta's son." But when his mother dies, the boy receives both his rightful name, Crispin, and a lead cross, inscribed with a secret that soon has him fleeing for his life. Best-selling, award-winning Avi delights children and adults with historically accurate tales of high adventure.

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The Good Dog
Author: Avi

McKinley, a malamute, is the top dog of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. But trouble brews when a she-wolf named Lupin urges the dogs to break free and join her dwindling pack. McKinley is drawn to her wildness, and he's torn between his loyalty to humans and a desire to be free.

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Set to music a wildfire
Author: Ruth Awad

Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. Winner of the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize. In Lebanon during the civil war, a teenage boy and his family witness leveled cities, displaced civilians, the aftermath of massacres. Resources are scarce and uncertainty is everywhere. What does it mean to survive? To leave behind a home torn apart by war? To carry the burden of what you've seen across an ocean? These poems follow a man in search of security as he leaves his country for America, falls in love, and becomes a single father to three daughters. Through the perspective of one man, his family, and even his country, SET TO MUSIC A WILDFIRE explores the violence of living, the guilt of surviving, the loneliness of faith, and the impossible task of belonging.

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A Man Called Ove
Author: Fredrik Backman

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbor from hell.' But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

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A Man Called Ove
Author: Fredrik Backman

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbor from hell.' But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

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Index to names in the History of Outagamie County, Wisconsin
Author: Sturges W. Bailey

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Big Fat Hen
Author: Keith Baker

In this picture book for the young, the Big Fat Hen counts to ten with her friends and all their chicks.

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The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker
Author: E. D. Baker

Defying her mother's wishes and the Tooth Fairy Guild, Cory quits her tooth fairy training to explore such things as babysitting an adventurous Humpty Dumpty and helping Suzy organize her seashells by the seashore until, at last, Cory discovers a power she never knew she had.

 

Book 1, Fairy-Tale Matchmaker series

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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker : New York City Ballet
Author: George Balanchine

Adult nonfiction (ballet). Experience the wonder of New York City Ballet's iconic holiday classic on the big screen. Balanchine's stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects.

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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Author: James Baldwin

Adult fiction book, e-book, audiobook on cd, and e-audiobook. Describes a day in the life of several members of a Harlem fundamentalist church. The saga of three generations of people is related through flashbacks. Age: 15+

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The Fire Next Time
Author: James Baldwin

Adult nonfiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with his eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Time stands as one of the essential works of our literature. Age: 15+

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The Fire Next Time
Author: James Baldwin

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism

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Blast Off
Author: Nate Ball

Alien in my pocket series

Fourth-grader Zack McGee's life is turned upside-down when Amp, a tiny alien, crash-lands in his bedroom, then causes trouble at school while trying to get parts to repair his spaceship.

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Chasing Vermeer
Author: Blue Balliett

When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

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Blindspot : hidden biases of good people
Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji

In this accessible and groundbreaking look at the science of prejudice, Banaji and Greenwald show that prejudice and unconscious biases toward others are a fundamental part of the human psyche.

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Ten, Nine, Eight
Author: Molly Bang

Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.

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The grey lady and the strawberry snatcher
Author: Molly Bang

The strawberry snatcher tries to wrest the strawberries from the grey lady but as he follows her through shops and woods he discovers some delicious blackberries instead.

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The Paper Crane
Author: Molly Bang

Child nonfiction book, and featured on a DVD. Text in English and Hmong. A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances. Age: 5-8.

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When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry
Author: Molly Bang

 
In this classic picture book, a young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.

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The other side
Author: Istvan Banyai

A wordless picture book that shows a series of familiar scenes through many twists in point of view, such as a boy looking down out of a jet's window and another boy on the ground looking up at the same jet.

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Author: Istvan Banyai

A wordless picture book presents a series of scenes, each one from farther away, showing, for example, a girl playing with toys which is actually a picture on a magazine cover, which is part of a sign on a bus, and so on.

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Author: Istvan Banyai, Istvan

A wordless picture book presents a series of scenes, each one from farther away, showing, for example, a boat which becomes the image on a magazine, which is held in a hand, which belongs to a boy, and so on.

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