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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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The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
Author: Julie Berry

Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school. Grade: 5+

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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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Astrid and Apollo and the Starry Campout
Author: V.T. Bidania

Child early chapter book. Astrid is afraid of the dark and doesn't want to go on her family camping trip. But her twin brother, Apollo, is excited. When they encounter scary things such as crawly bugs and the creepy dark, Apollo helps his twin through them. And when they encounter the scariest thing of all, Astrid might just be the one to save the starry campout. Age: 6-8.

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Astrid and Apollo and the Starry Campout
Author: V.T. Bidania

Child early chapter book. Astrid is afraid of the dark and doesn't want to go on her family camping trip. But her twin brother, Apollo, is excited. When they encounter scary things such as crawly bugs and the creepy dark, Apollo helps his twin through them. And when they encounter the scariest thing of all, Astrid might just be the one to save the starry campout. Age: 6-8.

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The Crayon Man: the True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons
Author: Natascha Biebow

"Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys."-- publisher.

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Double exposure
Author: Bridget Birdsall

Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas starts school in a new state with a new identity--as a girl--but a bully on the basketball court threatens to reveal that Alyx is an intersex person, which could disqualify Alyx and the team from playing in the state championship game.

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The Penderwick : A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
Author: Jeanne Birdsall

While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

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Cold day in the sun
Author: Sara L. Biren

Holland Delviss, the only girl on the boys' high school hockey team, is forced to confront gender role expectations and her self-doubts when she is selected to be featured during HockeyFest and finds herself falling for her bossy team co-captain.

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Broadway Joe
Author: Pete Birle

  • "Before Broadway Joe Namath guaranteed victory for his New York Jets over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, he had second thoughts. Never one to lack for confidence, will Namath's self-belief fade? Or will our three main characters, with an assist from their magic locker, convince him to stand by his victory promise?"--publisher.
  • Series:  Magic Locker Adventure Book 3

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The World According to Humphrey
Author: Betty Birney

Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.
 

Humphrey series

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The World According to Humphrey
Author: Betty Birney

Humphrey, pet hamster at Longfellow School, learns that he has an important role to play in helping his classmates and teacher.  

Also available in Spanish language: El mundo de acuerdo a Humphrey/ Betty G. Birney

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The Bad Guys
Author: Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys--Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha--want to be heroes. They decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

 

Book 1, Bad Guys series

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Doll Bones
Author: Holly Black

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

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The Cruel Prince
Author: Holly Black

"Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him - and face the consequences. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself"--FantasticFiction.com.

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Cleopatra: Egypt's Last and Greatest Queen
Author: Susan Blackaby

   This biography profiles Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, who was born into the Ptolemy Dynasty.  Cleopatra maintained power over her kingdom with her alliance with Roman General and Statesman Julius Caesar (Roman dictator 46 - 44 BCE) and later Roman politician and General Mark Antony (time with Cleopatra 41–30 B.C.) with tragic consequences.

Grades 5 - 8 

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Hello Lighthouse
Author: Sophie Blackall

"Explores the life of one lighthouse as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper."-- publisher.

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Hello Lighthouse
Author: Sophie Blackall

2019, illustrated by Sophie Blackall.

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Jinx
Author: Sage Blackwood

A young boy named Jinx encounters magic and danger as he grows up in the deep, dark forest known as the Urwald and discovers that the world beyond--and within--the Urwald is more complex than he could imagine.

Book 1, Jinx series

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The Shakespeare Stealer
Author: Gary L. Blackwood

Child fiction book, e-book, and audiobook on Playaway. A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty. Book 1 in the Shakespeare Stealer series. Grade 5+

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Anna Dressed in Blood
Author: Kendare Blake

For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

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Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet
Author: Megan Frazer Blakemore

Frankie Sparks, the self-proclaimed "best inventor in the third grade," does research and creates a tool to try to persuade her classmates that a rat would make the best class pet.

Frankie Sparks series

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The Blackbird Girls
Author: Anne Blankman

Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. On a spring morning, neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work--Chernobyl--has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls, who've always been enemies, find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad to stay with Valentina's estranged grandmother, Rita Grigorievna. In their new lives in Leningrad, they begin to learn what it means to trust another person. Grade: 4+

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A Splendid, Friend, Indeed
Author: Suzanne Bloom

When a studious polar bear meets an inquisitive goose, they learn to be friends.

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Blubber
Author: Judy Blume

In this classic book by Judy Blume, an overweight girl, Linda, is mercilessly teased and humiliated — and no one stands up for her. For ages 9-12

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Superfudge
Author: Judy Blume

Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his younger brother Fudge.
 

Fudge series

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Where’s Rodney?
Author: Carmen Bogan

Child picture book. Rodney was inside, but always wanted to be outside. His class takes a field trip to the park. Age: 4-8.

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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man
Author: Tonya Bolden

Child nonfiction book. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) is best known for the telling of his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass's story than his time spent enslaved and his famous autobiography. Facing Frederick captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. Statesman, suffragist, writer, and newspaperman, this book focuses on Douglass the man rather than the historical icon. Age: 9-12.

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How to Build a Museum : Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture
Author: Tonya Bolden

Child nonfiction book. Award-winning author Tonya Bolden has written a fascinating chronicle of how many ideas, ambitions, and actual objects came together in one incredible museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Includes behind-the-scenes photos of literally "how to build a museum" that holds everything from an entire segregated railroad car to a tiny West African amulet worn to ward off slave traders. Age: 9-11.

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Saving Savannah
Author: Tonya Bolden

YA fiction book, and e-audiobook. Savannah Riddle feels suffocated by her life as the daughter of an upper class African American family in Washington, D.C., until she meets a working-class girl named Nella who introduces her to the suffragette and socialist movements and to her politically active cousin Lloyd. Age: 13+

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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019
Author: Richard N. Bolles

"With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2019, tailoring Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work—and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job."

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What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes
Author: Richard N. Bolles

The first resume book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles. "Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash--or getting on the shortlist. That's just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool. This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is--and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews. This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author's decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers--and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs."

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Racism without Racists : Color-blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States
Author: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Adult nonfiction book, and e-audiobook. Discusses the persisting racial inequality in the United States and challenges color-blinding thinking. Age: Adult.

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Tyrell
Author: Coe Booth

YA fiction e-book. Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father. Age: 14+

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The white book
Author: Silvia Borando

As a boy paints a room, he finds little surprises coming from the colored part of the wall.

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Baby Chickens
Author: Megan Borgert-Spaniol

"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces baby chickens to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--from series Blastoff! Readers. 1, Super Cute!

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Petals
Author: Gustavo Borges

A wordless comic that tells the story of a family of foxes whose life is transformed by the arrival of a strange visitor during a harsh winter.

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Deepening community: finding joy together in chaotic times
Author: Paul Born

Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community.

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Bear Market
Author: Michele Bossley

While volunteering at the local zoo, Robyn, Nick and Trevor learn about a bear poaching operation and set about solving another mystery.

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Cracked
Author: Michele Bossley

  • When someone sabotages Courtney's brother's bobsled just as he is trying to qualify for Nationals, Trevor, Nick, Courtney and Robyn are determined to find out who did it, and why.

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The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop
Author: David Bowers

A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you had them. Features practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-stp instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There's a kitchen crash course. Sewing 101. Housecare tips. Plus, in shop, the tools that everyone should have, and dozens of cool projects that teach fundamental techniques, from making a bookshelf to re-wiring a lamp.

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They Call Me Güero : A Border Kid's Poems
Author: David Bowles

Child fiction book. Twelve-year-old Güero, a red-headed, freckled Mexican American border kid, discovers the joy of writing poetry, thanks to his seventh grade English teacher. Age: 10+

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24 Hours in Nowhere
Author: Dusti Bowling

Child fiction book, and e-audiobook. Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere’s biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue—but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is—and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.

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24 Hours in Nowhere
Author: Dusti Bowling

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere's biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue--but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is--and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.

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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Author: Dusti Bowling

Aven Green was born without arms--so when her dad takes a job running a dying western theme park in Arizona, she knows she'll become the center of unwanted attention at her new school. But she bonds with Connor, a classmate with his own disability to conquer. Then they discover a room at the park that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. Can Aven face her fears, solve a mystery, and help her friend, too?

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Fire Trucks
Author: Chris Bowman

Blastoff! readers.  Mighty machines in action series

"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to fire trucks. Intended for students... through third grade"-- publisher.

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