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Adam of the Road
Author: Elizabeth Gray Vining

Child nonfiction book. In thirteenth-century England an eleven-year-old boy roams the countryside as he searches for his father and his stolen dog. Grade: 4+

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Author: Judith Viorst

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander wants to run away to Australia!  Also available in Spanish in Overdrive as an ebook: Alexander y el dia terrible, horrible, espantoso, horroroso [electronic resource]

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Michael McDonald-- This Christmas Live in Chicago
Author: Eagle Vision

Adult nonfiction (concert). This 2009 Christmas concert from former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald features a setlist that ranges between his hits and holiday classics. Contents : It keeps you runnin' -- I keep forgettin' -- Sweet freedom -- Every time Christmas comes around -- On this night -- This Christmas -- Come, O come Emanuel -- Wexford carol -- Christmas on the bayou -- I'll be home for Christmas -- That's what Christmas means to me -- Have yourself a merry little Christmas -- Peace -- White Christmas/Winter wonderland -- Minute by minute -- What a fool believes -- Takin' it to the streets -- bonus track. Hallelujah.

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We are the wildcats
Author: Siobhan Vivian

A toxic coach finds himself outplayed by the high school girls on his team in this deeply suspenseful novel, which unspools over twenty-four hours through six diverse perspectives.

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The Mother Daughter Book Club
Author: Heather Vogel Fredrick

When the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss "Little Women," that they have much more in common than they could have imagined.

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Top prospect
Author: Paul Volponi

Travis, a pre-teen quarterback with big potential, gets the opportunity of a lifetime when the coach of Gainesville University football program offers him a scholarship before Travis even gets to high school.

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The Ball That Did Not Like to Bounce
Author: Brendon Vreeman

Child picture book. George is different from the other balls he knows. Follow him on a journey to find out if being different is okay. Age: 4-8.

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The Story of the Turtle and the Giant Hornbill
Author: Gerry Vue

Child nonfiction book. Text in Hmong and English. Alternate Title: Dab neeg hais txog vaub kib thiab nkawm naim txiv noog tuam haum vag. A Hmong folktale describing how the turtle acquired its cracked shell. Age: 6-12.

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Author: Ocean Vuong

Adult fiction. A young man named Little Dog writes a letter to his mother, who cannot read, investigating a family history begun in Vietnam and addressing stark issues of race, class, and masculinity.

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Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
Author: Bernard Waber

 
Lyle is perfectly happy living with the Primms on East 88th St. until irritable Mr. Grumps next door changes all that.

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Farmer Duck
Author: Martin Waddell

 
When a kind and hardworking duck nearly collapses from overwork, while taking care of a farm because the owner is too lazy to do so, the rest of the animals get together and chase the farmer out of town

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Owl Babies
Author: Martin Waddell

 
When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can't help but nervously wonder where she is.  Not surprisingly, a joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greets her return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale.

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Indian Horse: A Novel
Author: Richard Wagamese

Named a "Best Novel of the Decade" by Literary Hub

Saul Indian Horse is a child when his family retreats into the woods. Among the lakes and the cedars, they attempt to reconnect with half-forgotten traditions and hide from the authorities who have been kidnapping Ojibway youth. But when winter approaches, Saul loses everything: his brother, his parents, his beloved grandmother--and then his home itself.

Alone in the world and placed in a horrific boarding school, Saul is surrounded by violence and cruelty. At the urging of a priest, he finds a tentative salvation in hockey. Rising at dawn to practice alone, Saul proves determined and undeniably gifted. His intuition and vision are unmatched. His speed is remarkable. Together they open doors for him: away from the school, into an all-Ojibway amateur circuit, and finally within grasp of a professional career. Yet as Saul's victories mount, so do the indignities and the taunts, the racism and the hatred--the harshness of a world that will never welcome him, tied inexorably to the sport he loves.

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A Beautiful, Terrible Thing : a memoir of marriage and betrayal
Author: Jen Waite

What do you do when you discover that the person you've built your life around never existed? When "it could never happen to me" does happen to you? These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband{u2014}the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life{u2014}fits the textbook definition of psychopath. In a raw, first-person account, Waite recounts each heartbreaking discovery, every life-destroying lie, and reveals what happens once the dust finally settles on her demolished marriage. After a disturbing email sparks Waite's suspicion that her husband is having an affair, she tries to uncover the truth and rebuild trust in her marriage. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment from the last five years that isn't part of the long-con of lies and manipulation. With a dual-timeline narrative structure, we see Waite's romance bud, bloom, and wither simultaneously, making the heartbreak and disbelief even more affecting.

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Braiding Sweetgrass
Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings--asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass--offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

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Stealing home
Author: Becky Wallace

Ryan Russell has life perfectly planned. She's going to take over her family's team, the Buckley Beavers, and become one of the only female General Managers in minor league baseball. Then Sawyer Campbell shows up, and Ryan's carefully laid plans are thrown a major curveball. Sawyer is far more charming than the arrogant jocks she usually manages, though fraternizing is against every rule in the Beaver's handbook. But after figuring out the desperate state of the team's finances, Ryan will have to take risks in order to save her future. She teams up with Sawyer, using his star power to draw in sponsors. But the more time she spends with him, the harder it becomes to play by the rules. Is his partnership the key to saving the Beavers, or a distraction she can't afford?

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Mouse Paint
Author: Ellen Walsh

 
Three white mice discover jars of red, blue, and yellow paint and explore the world of color.

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Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship
Author: Jess Walton

Introducing Teddy introduces the youngest readers to understanding gender identity and transition in an accessible and heart-warming story about being true to yourself and being a good friend.

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Stargazing
Author: Jen Wang

Child graphic novel, and e-book. Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.

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Stargazing
Author: Jen Wang

Child graphic novel, and e-book. Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness. Age: 8-12.

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Stargazing
Author: Jen Wang

Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic, confident, impulsive Moon become unlikely best friends, whose friendship is tested by jealousy, social expectations, and illness.

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The Prince and the Dressmaker
Author: Jen Wang

When Prince Sebastian confides in his dressmaker friend Frances that he loves to masquerade at night as the fashionable Lady Crystallia, Frances must decide if Sebastian's secret is worth a lifetime of living in the shadows.

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Men We Reaped: A Memoir
Author: Jesmyn Ward

A memoir that examines rural poverty and the lingering strains of racism in the south. Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. But why? As she began to write about living through all the dying, Jesmyn realized the truth -- and it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing
Author: Jesmyn Ward

Adult fiction book, e-book, audiobook on cd, and e-audiobook. “Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise."-- Provided by publisher. Age: Adult.

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The Fire This Time : A New Generation Speaks about Race
Author: Jesmyn Ward

Adult nonfiction book. “National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. The Fire This Time is divided into three parts that shine a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestle with our current predicament, and envision a better future.“ -- Provided by publisher. Age: Adult.

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The silver pony; a story in pictures
Author: Lynd Ward

Recounts without words the adventures of a boy and his winged horse.

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What Happens to our Trash?
Author: D.J. Ward

Explains the challenges that face our planet as trash continues to build up, and teaches the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling items in order to reduce the amount of waste produced.

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EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken
Author: Sally Warner

Eight-year-old EllRay's father has promised a family trip to Disneyland if EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, but not defending himself against Jared, the class bully, proves to be a real challenge.
 

EllRay Jakes series

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So Far from the Bamboo Grove
Author: Yoko Kawashima Watkins

Child fiction book. A fictionalized autobiography in which eleven-year-old Yoko escapes from Korea to Japan with her mother and sister at the end of World War II. Age: 11+

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Loot: How to Steal a Fortune
Author: Jude Watson

When Alfie McQuinn, the notorious jewel thief, is killed on a job, his last words to his son, March, are to "find jewels" and this instruction leads the boy to Jules, the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.

 

Book 1, Loot series

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Mission Titanic
Author: Jude Watson

Ian Kabra is head of the Cahills, but he is being challenged by someone from the past, called the Outcast. Can Ian track down his former allies, Amy and Dan, and prevent disasters from happening? 

Book 1, 39 Clues Doublecross

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Piecing Me Together
Author: René​e Watson

YA fiction book, and e-book. Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls. Age: 13+

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Piecing Me Together
Author: Renée Watson

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Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

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Under our skin : getting real about race--and getting free from the fears and frustrations that divide us
Author: Benjamin Watson

Can it ever get better? This is the question Benjamin Watson is asking. In a country aflame with the fallout from the racial divide--in which Ferguson, Charleston, and the Confederate flag dominate the national news, daily seeming to rip the wounds open ever wider--is there hope for honest and healing conversation? For finally coming to understand each other on issues that are ultimately about so much more than black and white?An NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, Watson has taken the Internet by storm with his remarkable insights about some of the most sensitive and charged topics of our day. Now, in Under Our Skin, Watson draws from his own life, his family legacy, and his role as a husband and father to sensitively examine both sides of the race debate and appeal to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.

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Watch Us Rise
Author: René​e Watson

YA fiction book. Frustrated by the way women are treated--even at their progressive New York City high school--two best friends start a Women's Rights Club, post their essays and poems online, and watch it go viral, attracting positive support as well as trolls. Age: 14+

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Scaredy Squirrel
Author: Melanie Watt

 
Meet Scaredy Squirrel, a squirrel who never leaves his nut tree because he's afraid of the unknown "out there." But then, something unexpected happens that may just change his outlook.

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Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend
Author: Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel, a lonely squirrel who never leaves his nut tree because he's afraid of the unknown, finds someone safe to make friends with.  Join him on his journey to friendship.

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Good-bye Marianne
Author: Irene N. Watts

Child fiction book. As autumn turns toward winter in 1938 Berlin, life for Marianne Kohn, a young Jewish girl, begins to crumble. First there was the burning of the neighborhood shops. Then her father, a mild-mannered bookseller, must leave the family and go into hiding. No longer allowed to go to school or even sit in a café, Marianne's only comfort is her beloved mother. Things are bad, but could they get even worse? Based on true events. Grade: 4+

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Becoming Billie Holiday
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Child fiction book. Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday looks back on her early years in this fictional memoir written in verse. Age: 11-14.

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Freedom in Congo Square
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Child picture book, e-book, video on DVD, and e-video. As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square. Age: 4-8.

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Freedom in Congo Square
Author: Carole Weatherford

As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Here they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square.

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Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Child nonfiction book. The 1960 civil rights sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, are seen through the eyes of a young Southern black girl. Age: 6-9.

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Schomburg : The Man Who Built a Library
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Child nonfiction, e-audiobook, and video on DVD. Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg's efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art. Age: 9-12.

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Voice of Freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Child nonfiction book. Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer. Age: 10+

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The Gaybcs
Author: Mathew Lucas Webb

A playdate extravaganza transforms into a celebration of friendship, love, and identity as four friends sashay out of all the closets, dress up in a wardrobe fit for kings and queens, and discover the wonder of imagination

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Code Name Verity
Author: Elizabeth Wein

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

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The adoptee's guide to DNA testing : how to use genetic genealogy to discover your long-lost family
Author: Tamar Weinberg

Reconnect with your roots! Adoptees, foundlings, and others with unknown parentage face unique challenges in researching their ancestors. Enter this book: a comprehensive guide to adoption genealogy that has the resources you need to find your family through genetic testing. Inside, you'll find: strategies for connecting your genealogy to previous genealogists, detailed guides for using DNA tests and tools, plus how to analyze your test results and apply them to research, and real-life success stories that put the book's techniques into practice and inspire you to seek your own discoveries.

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The Martian
Author: Andy Weir

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

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Winter in the Blood
Author: James Welch

“I was as distant from myself as a hawk from the moon,” the young, unnamed narrator tells us. Welch’s deeply moving novel deals with a young man’s struggle with loneliness, alienation, and identity as he tries to make sense of death and the world around him. Welch’s spare novel is quiet but forceful in its urgency and pacing. I haven’t seen the film, but the novel is gritty, dark, essential reading.

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Pickles + Ocho
Author: Dan Wellik

Child picture book. Pickles is a very happy French bulldog who lives in a big house. He has lots of toys and gets lots of attention from his two papas. Life for Pickles is perfect--until Ocho arrives. Age: 4-8.

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