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Lola Levine Is Not Mean!
Author: Monica Brown

Lola is fierce on the field, but when a soccer game during recess gets too competitive, she accidentally hurts her classmate Juan Gomez. Now everyone is calling her Mean Lola Levine. Lola feels terrible, but with the help of her family, her super best friend, Josh Blot, and a little "pencil power," she just might be able to turn it all around.
 

Lola Levine series

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Rising Strong
Author: Brené Brown

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Brene Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage, and rising strong our clearest path to a wholehearted life.

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Runaway Bunny
Author: Margaret Wise Brown

A little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him. Also available in Hmong.

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Stone Soup
Author: Marcia Brown

In this classic folk tale, three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town learns to share and enjoys a feast.

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The Curious Garden
Author: Peter Brown

Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.

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The Forgotten Girl
Author: India Brown

Child Fiction:

This ghost story includes elements of overcoming racism as well as shedding light on African-American graveyards that were left untended after the Great Migration of African-Americans north after the Civil War.  When eleven-year-old Iris sneaks out at night to make snow angels, she was not expecting to raise the ghost of Avery Moore, a girl her own age; but bringing to light the segregated and abandoned segregated cemetery seems like the perfect way to help Avery get the recognition she craves, and it will also be a good idea for the school project about the history of her small North Carolina town, where racial tensions are never far from the surface--only it seems that if Avery gets everything she wants Iris will join her as a ghost, best friends forever.

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The gifts of imperfection : let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are
Author: Brene Brown

New York Times best-selling author and professor Brené Brown offers a powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough

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The Runaway Bunny
Author: Margaret Wise Brown

In this classic picture book, a little rabbit who wants to run away tells his mother how he will escape, but she is always right behind him.

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The Tradition
Author: Jericho Brown

Adult nonfiction book. “Jericho Brown's daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown's poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we've become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown's mastery, and his invention of the duplex--a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues--testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while revelling in a celebration of contradiction." -- Goodreads.com Age: Adult.

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The Wild Robot
Author: Peter Brown

Roz the Robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.  

Book 1, Wild Robot series

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The Wild Robot Escapes
Author: Peter Brown

Child fiction book, e-book and e-audiobook. After being captured by the Recons and returned to civilization for reprogramming, Roz is sent to Hilltop Farm where she befriends her owner's family and animals, but pines for her son, Brightbill.

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Who is Malala Yousafzai?
Author: Dinah Brown

  • Malala Yousafzai was a Pakistani girl who loved to learn but was told by the ruling Taliban that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She was even severly injured by a Taliban gunman as she tried to persist in going to school and was taken to the UK for medical help where she could recover and continue her education.  In spite of being attacked, brave Malala wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has written an autobiography and continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Imani's Moon
Author: JaNay Brown-Wood

Child picture book, and e-book. Little Imani of the Maasai people longs to do something great, like touching the moon, but the other children just laugh at her. Age: 5-8.

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Black Girl Magic : A Poem
Author: Mahogany L. Browne

Child nonfiction book. Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that. Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most of all, don't love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges the conditioning of society by crafting an anthem of strength and magic undeniable in its bloom for all beautiful Black girls. Age: 11+

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Black Girl Magic: A Poem
Author: Mahogany Browne

Child Nonfiction:

"Much of what twenty-first century culture tells Black girls is not pretty: ...Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most of all, don't love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges the conditioning of society by crafting an anthem of strength and magic undeniable in its bloom for all beautiful Black girls".--publisher.

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Woke : A Young Poet’s Call to Justice
Author: Mahogany L. Browne

Child nonfiction book. "Historically poets have been on the forefront of social movements. Woke is a collection of poems by women that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, tackling topics from discrimination to empathy, and acceptance to speaking out.“ Age: 8-11.

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Woke Baby
Author: Mahogany L. Browne

Child picture book, and board book. A baby with awareness of social and racial justice issues wakes up for the day. Age: 1-4.

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Bearwalker
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Although the shortest student in his class, thirteen-year-old Baron Braun calls upon the strength and wisdom of his Mohawk ancestors to face both man and beast when he tries to get help for his classmates, who are being terrorized during a school field trip in the Adirondacks.

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Bearwalker
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child fiction book. Although the littlest student in his class, thirteen-year-old Baron Braun calls upon the strength and wisdom of his Mohawk ancestors to face both man and beast when he tries to get help for his classmates, who are being terrorized during a school field trip in the Adirondacks. Age: 10-13.

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Chester Nez and the Unbreakable code : a Navajo Code Talker’s Story
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child nonfiction. “As a boy, Chester Nez was taught his native language and culture were useless, but he was later called on to use his Navajo language to help create an unbreakable military code during WWII"-- Provided by publisher. Age: 8-11.

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Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: a Navajo Code Talker's Story
Author: Joseph Bruchac

"As a boy, Chester Nez was taught that his native language and culture were useless, but he was later called on to use his Navajo language to help create an unbreakable military code during WWII"
-- publisher.

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Code Talker
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. After being taught in a boarding school run by whites, that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

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Crazy Horse’s Vision
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child audiobook on cd. A story based on the life of the dedicated young Lakota boy who grew up to be one of the bravest defenders of his people. Age: 5-11.

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Hidden Roots
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child fiction book. Although he is uncertain why his father is so angry and what secret his mother is keeping from him, eleven-year-old Sonny knows that he is different from his classmates in their small New York town. Age: 9-12.

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Pushing up the sky : Seven Native American Plays for Children
Author: Joseph Bruchac

E-book. Uses drama to tell seven different stories from Native American traditions including the Abenaki, Ojibway, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Snohomish, Tlingit, and Zuni. Age: 7-11.

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Talking Leaves
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child fiction book. The story of Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee syllabary, as told by his thirteen year old son. Grade: 4+

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The Journal of Jesse Smoke : A Cherokee Boy
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child fiction book, and e-book. Part of the “My Name is America” series. Alternate title: On This Long Journey. Jesse Smoke, a sixteen-year-old Cherokee, begins a journal in 1837 to record stories of his people and their difficulties as they face removal along the Trail of Tears. Includes a historical note giving details of the removal. Age: 9+

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The Winter People
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child fiction book, and e-audiobook. As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage. Age: 10+

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The Winter People
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child fiction book. As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage. Grade: 5+

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TheWinter People
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child fiction book. As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage. Grade: 5+

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Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back : A Native American Year of Moons
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child nonfiction book. “Celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.“ —from Follett. Age: 5-10.

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Turtle's Race with Beaver : A Traditional Seneca Story
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child nonfiction book. When Beaver challenges Turtle to a swimming race for ownership of the pond, Turtle outsmarts Beaver, and Beaver learns to share. Age: 3-8.

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Wabi: A Hero’s Tale
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child fiction book, and e-book. After falling in love with an Abenaki Indian woman, a white great horned owl named Wabi transforms into a human being and has several trials and adventures while learning to adapt to his new life. Age: 10+

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Whisper in the Dark
Author: Joseph Bruchac

Child fiction book. An ancient and terrifying Narragansett Native American legend begins to come true for a teenage long-distance runner, whose recovery from the accident that killed her parents has stunned everyone, including her guardian aunt in Providence, Rhode Island. Age: 10+

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Bad Kitty
Author: Nick Bruel

When a kitty discovers there is no cat food in the house, she decides to become very, very naughty! 1st book in Bad Kitty series.

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Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
Author: Nick Bruel

Break out the bandages! Bad Kitty needs a bath. And she's not getting in the tub without a fight.

Bad Kitty series.

 

 

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Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
Author: Frank Bruni

"Year after year, high school seniors open rejection letters that destroy their confidence and lead them to believe they have failed at one of life's most critical junctures—something that has happened in so many American households with college-bound kids. While there are countless books teaching people how to identify and get into the colleges of their dreams, there's a deep need for dialogue questioning the intensity of those dreams, emphasizing that the college admissions moment isn't the most important in a lifetime, illustrating that college is what a student makes of it, and exhorting people to look at it in a different, less status-oriented way. Expanding on an April 2014 column titled, "Our Crazy College Crossroads"—which went viral, generated numerous emails to Bruni, and topped the "most viewed" and "most emailed" categories of the New York Times for days—Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be is the manifesto that puts the college admissions process into desperately needed perspective. It not only dissects the limited meaning of a rigged and sometimes random admissions process, it also discusses many of the hugely successful Americans who didn't go to Ivy League schools. It sketches profiles of young adults who were denied their dream colleges but found that the schools where they ended up were perfect for them, making the case that the attitude with which a student approaches college matters more than the college itself. It presents data and expert opinions that question the advantages of diplomas from Ivy League schools (and their ilk) and looks at the abundance of fantastic schools—and fantastic programs—outside the few dozen elite institutions that parents focus relentlessly on. All the while, Bruni weaves in larger life lessons—that setbacks can be springboards, that the wisest course isn't always the most obvious one—that make this book a corrective tool and a balm not just for high school graduates eyeing the horizon. Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be serves as a thought-provoking antidote, an impassioned rallying cry, and a poignant retort to aspirational thinking."

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Beautiful Blackbird
Author: Ashley Bryan

Child nonfiction book. In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew. Age: 7-11.

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Freedom over Me : Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life
Author: Ashley Bryan

Child nonfiction book, e-book, and DVD. "Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 9+

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Infinite Hope : A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace
Author: Ashley Bryan

Child nonfiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. Artist Ashley Bryan's experience as a Black soldier in the segregated army of WWII.” —Provided by publisher. Age: 9-11.

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Sisters and Champions: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
Author: Howard Bryant

"An inspiring picture book sports biography about two of the greatest female tennis players of all-time, outsiders who just happen to be sisters. Everyone knows the names Venus & Serena Williams. They've become synonymous with championships, hard work, and with shaking up the tennis world. This picture book, by an award-winning sports journalist who knows the Williams family personally, details the sisters' journey from a barely-there tennis court in Compton, CA, to becoming the #1 ranked women in the sport of tennis."-- publisher.

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Death in a Bad Habit
Author: Kathy Buchen

In this, her fourth outing, Rhiannon finds an enigmatic puzzle and many challenges on all sides, and her resilient nature is put to the test once again. We find Rhi deep in dilemma, and she will have to call on all her retro, rockin', resourceful, rad spirit to find her way to the solution. She and her best friend Didi Spencer are accused of burglary. Her daughter Tabby has painted all the windows in the house in trompe l'oeil murals which she calls "altered states of reality." A whole convent full of nuns considers Rhi a personal enemy. There are a few terminally annoying criminals trying to kill her. Hairy Mary and Mr. Pavalik are as endearingly goofy as ever. Sgt. LeCaptain seems more than ever determined to invent new reasons for giving Rhi tickets, and the old crones of the village have a lot to say about her retro Dusty Springfield hairdo, among other things. And then there is the little problem of a missing set of beautiful twenty year old identical twins who may be mixed up in something a lot more serious than fashion dilemmas. One has run away from the convent, one has gone missing from rehab, and both of them are running around with the wrong boy. Talk about bad habits Rhi's enemies play her false, lie to her, deceive and frighten her, threaten her, and attempt to kill her. She has the worst hairdresser in cheese head land, has trouble sticking to a diet, and a boyfriend who finds it difficult to articulate his feelings. And if he did manage to communicate his undying admiration, would his eighty year old mother let him go out on a date? Rhi is also being chased by a few inappropriate men. Is there any other kind for Rhiannon? Her children are in a state of rebellion, her home in need of constant repair, and her finances, as well as her wardrobe, are in disarray. Will she rise to the occasion? Of course she will.

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Enemy in the Fort
Author: Sarah Masters Buckey

Child fiction book. In 1754, with her own parents taken captive, twelve-year-old Rebecca must confront her fear and hatred of the Abenaki when a boy raised by members of that tribe is brought to the fort at Charleston, New Hampshire, just before a series of thefts occurs. Part of the American Girl series. Grade: 4+

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Women in Basketball
Author: A. W. Buckey

Women have always excelled as athletes, but they often receive less attention than men. This biography series for Grades 4th - 6th grades celebrates female athletes and the sports they champion. This book about women's basketball also showcases how the sport has developed over time and offers a look ahead to the future of the sport. 

Grades 4 - 6

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Speaking of Summer
Author: Kalisha Buckhanon

Adult fiction book, and e-book. “On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer's twin sister Summer walks to the roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again, the door to the roof is locked, and no footsteps are found. Faced with authorities indifferent to another missing woman, Autumn must pursue answers on her own, all while grieving her mother's recent death. With her friends and neighbors, Autumn pretends to hold up through the crisis. She falls into an affair with Summer's boyfriend to cope with the disappearance of a woman they both loved. But the loss becomes too great, the mystery too inexplicable, and Autumn starts to unravel, all the while becoming obsessed with murdered women and the men who kill them."-- Provided by publisher. Age: Adult.

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Who are Venus and Serena Williams?
Author: James Buckley

This biography describes the lives and careers of the tennis stars and sisters, Venus and Serena Williams, including their Grand Slam wins, Olympic success, trend-setting, and rivalry.

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Who is Muhammad Ali?
Author: James Buckley

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time World Heavyweight Champion.

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Who was Roberto Clemente?
Author: James Buckley

  • This biography of Puerto Rican Roberto Clemente traces the life and accomplishments of this outstanding professional baseball player, from his heroics on the field to his humanitarian efforts and his untimely death in 1972.  Clemente died in a plane crash while trying to deliver relief supplies to Nicaragua after an earthquake.  He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, becoming the first Caribbean player to be so honored.  In 2002, Clemente was awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Lou Gehrig: Iron Horse of Baseball
Author: James Buckley

This biography of famous baseball player Lou Gehrig covers his good years and success at professional baseball with the New York Yankees and hapiness in his personal life and then his final illness.

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Who was Betsy Ross?
Author: James Buckley

This biography of Betsy Ross traces the life and accomplishments of the famous seamstress, who is credited for designing and sewing the original flag of the United States of America at a time when it was dangerous to be a patriot.

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