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Cooper’s Lesson
Author: Sun Yung Shin

Child nonfiction book. Text in Korean and English. When Cooper, a biracial Korean-American boy, feels uncomfortable trying to speak Korean in Mr. Lee's grocery, his bad behavior eventually leads to a change in his attitude. Age: 3-10.

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The Recipe Box
Author: Viola Shipman

Growing up in northern Michigan, Samantha “Sam” Mullins felt trapped on her family’s orchard and pie shop, so she left with dreams of making her own mark in the world. But life as an overworked, undervalued sous chef at a reality star’s New York bakery is not what Sam dreamed. When the chef embarrasses Sam, she quits and returns home. Unemployed, single, and defeated, she spends a summer working on her family’s orchard cooking and baking alongside the women in her life―including her mother, Deana, and grandmother, Willo. One beloved, flour-flecked, ink-smeared recipe at a time, Sam begins to learn about and understand the women in her life, her family’s history, and her passion for food through their treasured recipe box. As Sam discovers what matters most she opens her heart to a man she left behind, but who now might be the key to her happiness.

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Queer Heroes
Author: Arabelle Sicardi

This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ+ people through history and from around the world--featuring dynamic full-color portraits of a diverse selection of 53 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes. For ages 10+

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Round
Author: Joyce Sidman

"Sidman invites readers to search their worlds for round objects in nature. Illustrated with warm, intimate art by Taeeun Yoo, this fresh celebration shows why we love this shape best."--  publisher.

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Jerkbait : a novel
Author: Mia Siegert

Fifteen-year-old Tristan is forced to play caretaker after his twin brother, a closeted gay NHL Draft prospect, attempts suicide, and becomes aware his brother is being stalked by an online predator.

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Native Writers: Voices of Power
Author: Kim Sigafus

Co-authored by Lyle Ernst "Learn about the life events and aspirations that shaped the voices of ten influential Native writers, whose novels, short stories and plays encompass the soul of Native life. Learn how these writers draw from personal experience to create situations and characters that are entertaining and poignant."--from publisher's description.

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Infinity Son
Author: Adam Silvera

"Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers--a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures. Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day. Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own--one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be. Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed."

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Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa
Author: Erica Silverman

Cowgirl Kate and her cowhorse Cocoa, who is always hungry, count cows, share a story, and help each other fall asleep.

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A Light in the Attic
Author: Shel Silverstein

Here in the attic you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

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Falling Up: Poems and Drawings
Author: Shel Silverstein

Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book of poems and drawings by the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic. Here you will also meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels, Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear, the Human Balloon and Headphone Harold.  So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.--publisher.

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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Author: Shel Silverstein

A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings.

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Camping with Unicorns: Another Phoebe and her Unicorn Adventure
Author: Dana Simpson

In this graphic novel featuring Phoebe, school's out, so Phoebe and her unicorn best friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, have the entire summer to play games, visit the pool, and even go camping. Unicorn horns are excellent utensils for roasting things over the campfire, too, even if Marigold prefers toasted apples to s'mores.

Graphic Novel:  Call Number Phoebe v.11

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn
Author: Dana Simpson

It all started when Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this led to Phoebe being granted one wish, and using it to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. But can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection?

Book 1, Phoebe

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn
Author: Dana Simpson

t all started when Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this led to Phoebe being granted one wish, and using it to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. But can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection?

Book 5 in Phoebe series

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Monster : A Graphic Novel
Author: Guy A. Sims

YA graphic novel. An adaptation of the book by Walter Dean Myers. While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken. Age: 14+

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The Crown's Game
Author: Evelyn Skye

"The Crown's Game is a captivating tale that deftly transports readers to a mysterious and fascinating fantasy world, one teeming with hidden magic and fiery romance."-Sabaa Tahir, New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes

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A Computer called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon
Author: Suzanne Slade

This book is a biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson for young readers.

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The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Author: Dashka Slater

Adult nonfiction book, and e-book. “If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight." -- Amazon.com. Age: 13+

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Odd Gods
Author: David Slavin

Oddonis may be the son of Zeus, but he's a little bit odd for a god. He's so odd, in fact, he's not sure if he has any powers at all. And if that isn't enough, his twin brother Adonis is the most popular, most athletic, and most otherworldly handsome god of them all. Oddonis's future at Mount Olympus Middle isn't looking bright, especially when he makes the last-minute decision to run against Adonis to be class president. With the help of his friends Mathena (goddess of math and poultry), Germes (god of all things sniffling and snotty), Puneous (the smallest god of them all), and Gaseous (enough said?), Oddonis is determined to win the race, prove that his friends are as good as any Greek god, and maybe, just maybe, find out what his true powers really are.

Book 1, Odd Gods

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To Night Owl from Dogfish
Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan

Unhappy about being sent to the same summer camp after their fathers start dating, Bett and Avery, two girls, age eleven, eventually begin scheming to get the couple back together after a break-up. Told entirely through letters, emails and text messages.

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Caps for Sale
Author: Esphyr Slobodkina

A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.  Also available in English/Braille.

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Black Panther : The Young Prince
Author: Ronald L. Smith

Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. “He felt the mesh of the Vibranium under his fingertips, smooth yet hard at the same time. It almost seemed like it pulsed. Like it wanted to be worn. ‘This is the suit of the Black Panther,’ T'Challa whispered. ‘The suit of my father and his father before him’. He let the fabric fall from his hands and unfurl toward the floor. ‘I have to do this,’ he said. ‘I have no choice.’” Age: 8-12.

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Don't call us dead
Author: Danez Smith

A collection of works that opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police—a place where suspicion, violence and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love and longevity they deserved here on earth.

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Flygirl
Author: Sherri L. Smith

Child fiction book. During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Age: 11+

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Hearts Unbroken
Author: Cynthia L Smith

"When Louise Wolfe's first real boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It's her senior year, anyway, and she'd rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town."

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Homie
Author: Danez Smith

Adult nonfiction book. Homie is Danez Smith’s magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship. Rooted in the loss of one of Smith’s close friends, this book comes out of the search for joy and intimacy within a nation where both can seem scarce and getting scarcer. Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is the exuberant new book written for Danez and for Danez’s friends and for you and for yours. Age: Adult.

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Indian Shoes
Author: Cynthia L. Smith

Child fiction book. Together with Grampa, Ray Halfmoon, a Seminole-Cherokee boy, finds creative and amusing solutions to life's challenges. Age: 7-11.

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Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching : A Young Black Man’s Education
Author: Mychal Denzel Smith

Adult nonfiction book. How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing his efforts to come into his own in a world that denied his humanity. Age: Adult.

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Jingle dancer
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith

Child picture book. Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia. Age: 5-8.

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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
Author: Alex Smith

In this version of Little Red Riding Hood, set on the African plains, Little Red realizes what the Very Hungry Lion is up to, and teaches him a lesson before generously sharing her donuts with him.

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Organize your genealogy : strategies and solutions for every researcher
Author: Drew Smith

Stop struggling to manage all your genealogy facts, files, and data--make a plan of attack to maximize your progress. Organize Your Genealogy will show you how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest tech tools and genealogy software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds. In this book, you'll learn how to organize your time and resources, including how to set goals and objectives, determine workable research questions, sort paper and digital documents, keep track of physical and online correspondence, prepare for a research trip, and follow a skill-building plan. With this comprehensive guide, you'll make the most of your research time and energy and put yourself on a road to genealogy success.

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Orleans
Author: Sherri L. Smith

YA fiction book, and e-book. "Set in a futuristic, hostile Orleans landscape, Fen de la Guerre must deliver her tribe leader's baby over the Wall into the Outer States before her blood becomes tainted with Delta Fever."--Provided by publisher. Age: 13+

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Pasadena
Author: Sherri L. Smith

When Jude's best friend is found dead in a California swimming pool, her family calls it an accident, her friends call it suicide, but Jude calls it murder, and the suspects are family and friends.

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Peak
Author: Roland Smith

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

 

Book 1, Peak series

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Rain Is Not My Indian Name
Author: Cynthia L Smith

Illustrator: Lori Earley "Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a fourteen-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer youth camp."

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Stand-off
Author: Andrew Smith

Ryan Dean West is back to his boarding school antics in this bitingly funny sequel to Winger, which Publishers Weekly called “alternately hilarious and painful, awkward and enlightening” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). It’s his last year at Pine Mountain, and Ryan Dean should be focused on his future, but instead, he’s haunted by his past. His rugby coach expects him to fill the roles once played by his lost friend, Joey, as the rugby team’s stand-off and new captain. And somehow he’s stuck rooming with twelve-year-old freshman Sam Abernathy, a cooking whiz with extreme claustrophobia and a serious crush on Annie Altman—aka Ryan Dean’s girlfriend, for now, anyway. Equally distressing, Ryan Dean’s doodles and drawings don’t offer the relief they used to. He’s convinced N.A.T.E. (the Next Accidental Terrible Experience) is lurking around every corner—and then he runs into Joey’s younger brother Nico, who makes Ryan Dean feel paranoid that he’s avoiding him. Will Ryan Dean ever regain his sanity?

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The Green Ember
Author: S.D. Smith

Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world. Kings fall and kingdoms totter. Tyrants ascend and terrors threaten. Betrayal beckons, and loyalty is a broken road with peril around every bend. Where will Heather and Picket land? How will they make their stand?

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Winger
Author: Andrew Smith

Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.

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Lana’s Lakota Moons
Author: Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Child fiction book. Cousins Lori and Lana, Lakota Indians who have a close but competitive relationship, learn about their heritage and culture throughout the year, and when a Laotian-Hmong girl comes to their school, they make friends with her and "adopt" her as one of their own. Age: 8+

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Lana’s Lakota Moons
Author: Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Child fiction book. Cousins Lori and Lana, Lakota Indians who have a close but competitive relationship, learn about their heritage and culture throughout the year, and when a Laotian-Hmong girl comes to their school, they make friends with her and "adopt" her as one of their own. Age: 8+

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The Dark
Author: Lemony Snicket

In this picture book illustrated by Jon Klassen, Laszlo is afraid of the Dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the Dark pays him a visit.

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Many Ideas Open the Way : A Collection of Hmong Proverbs
Author: Randy Snook

Child nonfiction book. Text in Hmong and English. A collection of twenty proverbs from the Hmong tradition, such as "The mouth tastes food; the heart tastes words," which represent the culture and heritage of this South Asian people. Age: 5-8.

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Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
Author: Rebecca Solnit

Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next.

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Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disasters
Author: Rebecca Solnit

Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster, people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? Award-winning author Solnit explores this phenomena, looking at major calamities from the past 100 years.

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How We Fight White Supremacy : A Field Guide to Black Resistance
Author: Akiba Solomon

Adult nonfiction book. This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute. Many of us are facing unprecedented attacks on our democracy, our privacy, and our hard-won civil rights. If you're Black in the US, this is not new. As Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin show, Black Americans subvert and resist life-threatening forces as a matter of course. In these pages, leading organizers, artists, journalists, comedians, and filmmakers offer wisdom on how they fight White supremacy. It's a must-read for anyone new to resistance work, and for the next generation of leaders building a better future. Age: Adult.

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The Deep
Author: Rivers Solomon

Adult science fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. “Yetu holds the memories for her people--water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners--who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one--the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities--and discovers a world her people left behind long ago. Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past--and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they'll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity--and own who they really are. Inspired by the hit song by Clipping (comprised of Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes), The Deep will resonate long after the last page is turned." --book jacket. Age: Adult.

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Elections: Why They Matter to You
Author: John Son

Elections are part of the foundation of our democracy. Readers learn how elections work, whether its voting on local rules or electing the President of the United States. The book also highlights why voting is so very important and how kids can become involved, even when they're still years from casting their first vote.

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At the Mountain's Base
Author: Traci Sorell

Child picture book and e-book. At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family -- loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war."-- book jacket. Age: 5-8.

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We Are Grateful = Otsaliheliga
Author: Traci Sorell

Child nonfiction book, Wonderbook (print and audiobook together), e-book, e-book with audio, and e-audiobook. Text includes English and Cherokee. Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for celebrations big and small. A look at modern Native American life as told by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Age: 5-8.

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Driving While Black : African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights
Author: Gretchen Sullivan Sorin

Adult nonfiction book. "How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life--the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. Gretchen Sorin recovers a forgotten history of black motorists, and recounts their creation of a parallel, unseen world of travel guides, black only hotels, and informal communications networks that kept black drivers safe. At the heart of this story is Victor and Alma Green's famous Green Book, begun in 1936, which made possible that most basic American right, the family vacation, and encouraged a new method of resisting oppression. Enlivened by Sorin's personal history, Driving While Black opens an entirely new view onto the African American experience, and shows why travel was so central to the Civil Rights movement."-- Provided by publisher. Age: Adult.

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