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

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

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

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

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One person, no vote : how voter suppression is destroying our democracy
Author: Carol Anderson

In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.

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Chains : Seeds of America
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Child fiction book, e-book, and audiobook on CD. After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War. Book 1 in the Seeds of America series. Grade: 5+

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Fever 1793
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.

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Fever, 1793
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Child fiction book, and e-audiobook. In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic. Grade: 6+

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Ms. Bixby's Last Day
Author: John David Anderson

Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you'll never remember, and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She's the sort of teacher who makes you feel like school is somehow worthwhile. Who recognizes something in you that sometimes you don't even see in yourself. Who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is, is one of a kind. Topher, Brand, and Steve know this better than anyone. And so when Ms. Bixby unexpectedly announces that she won't be able to finish the school year, they come up with a risky plan--more of a quest, really--to give Ms. Bixby the last day she deserves.

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Posted
Author: John David Anderson

Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. When cell phones are banned at their school, students start communicating through sticky notes left all over the school, triggering a wave of bullying activities in the wake of a new girl's arrival.

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Posted
Author: John David Anderson

When cell phones are banned at their school, students start communicating through sticky notes left all over the school, triggering a wave of bullying activities in the wake of a new girl's arrival.

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White Rage : The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
Author: Carol Anderson

Adult nonfiction book. “Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House. Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America."-- Provided by publisher. Age: Adult.

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Who was Milton Bradley?
Author: Kirsten Anderson

  • This biography is of Milton Bradley, considered by some to be the "father of board games."  Born in 1836 in Maine, Bradley's early life was financially challenging and then "his adult life also consisted of highs and lows, from graduating high school and attending Harvard to getting laid off from his job and tragically losing his first wife. These experiences gave Bradley the idea for his first board game: The Checkered Game of Life. He produced and sold Life across the country and it quickly became a national sensation." Through his hard work, he started the Milton Bradley Company, and he continued to produce board games, crayons, and kid-friendly school supplies for the rest of his life.  Over the years, "the Milton Bradley Company has created Battleship, Jenga, Yahtzee, Trouble, and many more classic games"-- publisher.
  • Target:  Ages 8 - 12

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Who was P.T. Barnum?
Author: Kirsten Anderson

  • This biography recounts the life of P.T. Barnum, the legendary showman who transformed the American circus into a larger than life, popular phenomenon. Target Audience: Ages 8 - 12
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Some assembly required : the not-so-secret life of a transgender teen
Author: Arin Andrews

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning teen memoir.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Author: Maya Angelou

Adult nonfiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. The author and poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums. Age: 14+

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I know why the caged bird sings
Author: Maya Angelou

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local "powhitetrash." At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors ("I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare") will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.

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Crankee Doodle
Author: Tom Angleberger

A pony tries to convince his cranky owner to take a ride into town.

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Author: Tom Angleberger

Meet Dwight, a sixth-grade oddball. Dwight does a lot of weird things, like wearing the same T-shirt for a month or telling people to call him "Captain Dwight." But Dwight does one cool thing. He makes origami. One day he makes an origami finger puppet of Yoda. And that's when things get mysterious. Origami Yoda can predict the future and suggest the best way to deal with a tricky situation. His advice actually works, and soon most of the sixth grade is lining up with questions...

 

Book 1, Origami series

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Anno's Counting Book
Author: Mitsumasa Anno

Child picture book, and big book. A counting book depicting the growth in a village and surrounding countryside during twelve months. Age: 5-8.

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Anno's Counting book
Author: Mitsumasa Anno

An appealing book on numbers in which the same landscapes are used throughout; houses, birds, trees, & people are added as the seasons progress.

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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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Across the Bay
Author: Carlos Aponte

Child picture book, and e-book. Carlitos lives in a happy home with his mother, his abuela, and Coco the cat. Life in his hometown is cozy as can be, but the call of the capital city pulls Carlitos across the bay in search of his father. Jolly piragüeros, mischievous cats, and costumed musicians color this tale of love, family, and the true meaning of home. Age: 3-7.

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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

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 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 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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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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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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Salsa Lullaby
Author: Jen Arena

Child picture book. Illustrated by Erika Meza. How to get baby to sleep? Mami and Papi will try anything in this bouncy, loving, bilingual lullaby that gently says good night in both Spanish and English. Age: 2-5.

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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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Caravan to the North : Misael's Long Walk
Author: Jorge Argueta

Child nonfiction book. Alternate title: Caravana al norte. An urgent and eloquent account in verse of a boy traveling in a caravan from his beloved homeland of El Salvador to the US border. Age: 9+

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Sounder
Author: William Howard Armstrong

Child fiction book, e-book, audiobook on CD and on Playaway. Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and through his relationship with his devoted dog Sounder. Grade: 5+

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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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What Riley Wore
Author: Elana K. Arnold

On Monday, Riley feels shy and wears a bunny costume to school. On Tuesday, a scary trip to the dentist calls for a super hero cape. For a trip out with Otto and Oma, a ball gown is the perfect outfit. Gender-creative Riley knows just what to wear for every occasion during a busy week with family and friends. Age: 3-8.

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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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Orange for the Sunsets
Author: Tina Athaide

Child fiction book. In alternating voices, friends Asha and Yesofu, one Indian and one African, find their world turned upside-down when Idi Amin decides to expel Asian Indians from Uganda in 1972. Grade: 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

Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he's navigated what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican--but never quite feeling Greek or Black enough. As he gets older, Michael's coming out is only the start of learning who he is and where he fits in. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs--and the Black Flamingo is born.

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The Black Flamingo
Author: Dean Atta

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