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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Author: Derrick D. Barnes

Child picture book, e-audiobook, and e-video. Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair. Age: 6-10.

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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Author: Derrick Barnes

Child Picture Book:

Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.

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The King of Kindergarten
Author: Derrick D. Barnes

Child picture book, and e-book. Instilled with confidence by his parents, a young boy has a great first day of kindergarten. Age: 3-7.

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The Naturals
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Seventeen-year-old Cassie, who has a natural ability to read people, joins an elite group of criminal profilers at the FBI in order to help solve cold cases.

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Chloe and the Lion
Author: Mac Barnett

Author Mac fires Illustrator Adam over their artistic differences concerning Chloe, the main character of their book; then Mac realizes that both of their talents are needed, and they must work together or their story about Chloe will never be finished.

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Mac Undercover
Author: Mac Barnett

One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the crown jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as a secret agent--with the assurance that the Queen will give him a note excusing him from school.

Book 1, Mac B., Kid Spy series

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Rules of the House
Author: Mac Barnett

Ian always follows the rules and his sister, Jenny, never does; but when she angers some monsters while breaking all the rules of their vacation house in the woods, Ian first runs away, and then realizes there should be a rule about protecting your sister from being eaten by monsters.

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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Author: Mac Barnett

In this imaginative picture book, Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something "exciting" if they just keep digging their hole.

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The Terrible Two
Author: Mac Barnett

When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local, mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks, but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.  

Book 1 in Terrible Two series


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The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Author: Kelly Regan Barnhill

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away.

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Long Road to Freedom : Journey of the Hmong
Author: Linda Barr

Child nonfiction book, and e-audiobook. Discusses the lives of the Hmong, their flight to safety, their migration to the United States, and their future. Age: 8+

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Author: Judi Barrett

In this classic picture book, life is easy and delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.

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Saving Zasha
Author: Randi Barrow

The Second World War has just ended when Mikhail finds a dying man and his German shepherd, Zasha, in the woods. It's dangerous, some say traitorous, to own a German dog after the war, so Mikhail must keep Zasha a secret to keep her alive. But how long can he get away with it?

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Ivy + Bean
Author: Annie Barrows

When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

Book 1, Ivy + Bean series

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author: Annie Barrows

As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island.

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They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
Author: Susan Bartoletti

Adult Nonfiction:

They called themselves the Ku Klux Klan was written for young adults and adults to describe the history of race relations, racism and hate groups in America.  

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The Herd
Author: Andrea Bartz

Monday, October 12th - 3:00pm

Eleanor is a queen among the Herd's sun-filled rooms, admired and quietly feared even as she strives to be warm and approachable. As head of PR, Hana is working around the clock to prepare for a huge announcement from Eleanor--one that will change the trajectory of the Herd forever. Though Katie loves her sister's crew, she secretly hopes that she's found her next book subject in Eleanor, who's brilliant, trailblazing--and extremely private.Then, on the night of the glitzy Herd news conference, Eleanor vanishes without a trace. Everybody has a theory about what made Eleanor run, but when the police suggest foul play, everyone is a suspect: Eleanor's husband, other Herders, the men's rights groups that have had it out for the Herd since its launch--even Eleanor's closest friends.

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Wonders of the Invisible World
Author: Christopher Barzak

Seventeen-year-old Aiden has been living like a ghost since his mother tried to stop a family curse by causing him to forget his psychic experiences but when Jarrod, a childhood friend, returns, so do the memories and Aiden is compelled to seek the truth and release them all from the story that has trapped them.

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The Harper effect
Author: Taryn Bashford

Sixteen-year-old Harper acquires a new tennis coach who immediately partners her with the moody Cole, but between Cole's secrets and her love for sister's ex-boyfriend, can Harper make her tennis dreams come true?

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On Writing the College Application Essay
Author: Harry Bauld

"What does an admissions officer look for in a college application essay? You. It's that simple. There's no formula, no trick, no strategy, says Harry Bauld, a former Ivy League admissions officer. But with acceptance rates at all-time lows, just being yourself in an essay means understanding your readers and the unique form in which you are writing. In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic guide to writing the best essay of your life, Bauld reveals the big clichÉs (The Trip, The Jock, Miss America, Pet Death) and helps you discover ways to come alive on the page as a real person instead of applicant number 13,791."

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Stonewall: breaking out in the fight for gay rights
Author: Ann Bausum

"That's the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a mental illness. There were few safe havens. The Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run, filthy, overpriced bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, was one of them. Police raids on gay bars happened regularly in this era. But one hot June night, when cops pounded on the door of the Stonewall, almost nothing went as planned. Tensions were high. The crowd refused to go away. Anger and frustration boiled over. The raid became a riot. The riot became a catalyst. The catalyst triggered an explosive demand for gay rights. Ann Bausum's riveting exploration of the Stonewall Riots and the national Gay Rights movement that followed is eye-opening, unflinching, and inspiring."

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The March against Fear : The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power
Author: Ann Bausum

Adult nonfiction book, and e-book. In June 1966, an African-American man named James Meredith set out to walk through his home state of Mississippi, intending to fight racism and fear with his feet. The next day, he was shot and wounded in a roadside ambush. Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, and other civil rights leaders then took up Meredith's cause, determined to overcome this violent act and complete Meredith's walk. This is an account of those events and their impact on the Civil Rights Movement and American society. Age: 12+

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Beetles: Native Pollinators
Author: Roberta Baxter

Stop! Don't step on that beetle. Many beetles are pollinators. Without them, we wouldn't have magnolia flowers, palm trees, or the fruit of the pawpaw. Beetles can be pests and also helpful. Farmers use ladybug beetles to eat insects that are eating their plants.

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

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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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Warriors Don't Cry : A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
Author: Melba Patillo Beals

Adult nonfiction book, and e-audiobook. Drawn from personal diaries, Warriors Don't Cry is the riveting true story of Melba Beals's experience as one of the first nine black teenagers chosen to integrate the Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1957. Age: 13+

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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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Author: Aaron Becker

Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It{u2019}s her third journey into the enticing realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic creatures and enchanting landscapes. This time, it will take something truly powerful to persuade her to return home, as a gripping backstory is revealed that will hold readers in its thrall.

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Lucky Broken Girl
Author: Ruth Behar

Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast. Age: 10+

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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 and as well as lesser known resources such as

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A History of My Brief Body: Essays
Author: Billy-Ray Belcourt

"In this stunning essay-collection-cum-prose-poem-cycle, Belcourt meditates on the difficulty and necessity of finding joy as a queer NDN in a country that denies that joy all too often. Out of the 'ruins of the museum of political depression' springs a 'tomorrow free of the rhetorical trickery of colonizers everywhere.' Happiness, this beautiful book says, is the ultimate act of resistance." --Michelle Hart, O, The Oprah Magazine
The youngest ever winner of the Griffin Prize mines his personal history in a brilliant new essay collection seeking to reconcile the world he was born into with the world that could be.

For readers of Ocean Vuong and Maggie Nelson and fans of Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot, A History of My Brief Body is a brave, raw, and fiercely intelligent collection of essays and vignettes on grief, colonial violence, joy, love, and queerness.

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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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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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