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Find The Good : Unexpected Life Lessons From A Small-town Obituary Writer
Heather Lende
170.44 Len
Thanku : Poems Of Gratitude
Joseph Bruchac, Marlena Myles, Miranda Paul
J 811.6 Tha
Finding Chika : A Little Girl, An Earthquake, And The Making Of A Family
Mitch Albom
362.734 Alb
The Giving Tree.
Shel Silverstein
E Sil
I Am Malala : How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
JB You
The Thank You Book
Mo Willems
Ei Wil
Out Of My Mind [Audiobook]
Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper, Sisi Aisha Johnson
J FIC Dra
The Thankful Book
Todd Parr
E Par
Thank You, Omu!
Oge Mora
E Mor
We Are Grateful : Otsaliheliga
Traci Sorell, Frané Lessac
E Sor

Heather Lende
Call Number: 170.44 Len
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Mitch Albom
Description: Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Mitch Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika's arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, "No one in Haiti can help you with." Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.
Call Number: 362.734 Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
Description: I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause.
Call Number: JB You
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Draper, Sisi Aisha Johnson
Description: Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory. She can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom, the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy, and she's determined to let everyone know it, somehow.
Call Number: J FIC Dra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Oge Mora
Description: When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Joseph Bruchac, Marlena Myles, Miranda Paul
Description: This poetry anthology, edited by Miranda Paul, explores a wide range of ways to be grateful (from gratitude for a puppy to gratitude for family to gratitude for the sky) with poems by a diverse group of contributors.
Call Number: J 811.6 Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Shel Silverstein
Description: A young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.
Call Number: E Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Mo Willems
Description: "Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: Ei Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Todd Parr
Description: Easy-to-read text encourages the reader to find something every day for which to be thankful, from underwear that is just the right size to birthday cakes and the wishes they bring.
Call Number: E Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
Traci Sorell, Frané Lessac
Description: Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for celebrations big and small.
Call Number: E Sor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2020
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Neil Jordan, Stephen Woolley, David Geffen, Anne Rice, Elliot Goldenthal
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Richard Donner, Randall Emmett, Avi Lerner, Arnold Rifkin, John (Film producer) Thompson
Description: Jack Mosley is a burnt-out detective who is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail, 16 blocks to the 100 Centre Street courthouse. However, as the two head off, Mosley learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD want the witness dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Karyn Kusama, Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo
Description: 400 years in the future, after a virus kills off 99% of the world population, only one city on Earth remains. Ruled by the Goodchild dynasty, it is a perfect society of peace and prosperity - except that its citizens keep mysteriously disappearing. A secret agent/assassin/warrior has been given the mission to bring down the regime. But as she goes deeper into her mission, Aeon uncovers some shocking secrets that put the mission, not to mention her life, in danger.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Robert Teitel, George Tillman, Alex Gartner, Don D Scott, Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Description: When a slick new mega-franchise clip-joint opens across the street from his southside Chicago barbershop, Calvin and his crew must take a stand to save the shop from bankruptcy - and the neighborhood from a shady development deal.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Michael 1943- Mann, Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo
Description: Vincent is a cool, calculating contract killer at the top of his game. Max is a cabbie with big dreams looking for his next fare. This fateful night, Max becomes Vincent's collateral, and will transport him on his next mission - one night, five stops, five hits and then a perfect getaway. Together, Vincent and Max find themselves in a non-stop race against time. With the LAPD and the FBI after them, they each become dependent on the other to survive.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Bob Giraldi, Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, Vivian Wu, Michael McGlone
Description: At New York's hottest restaurant, things are really heating up. Owner and bookie Louis Cropa lost a friend to a mob hit and now his chef's gambling problem has brought the unwelcome mobsters into their restaurant.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Tom Hedley, Joe Eszterhas, Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Adrian Lyne
Description: Alex Owens is a fiercely determined and beautiful 18 year old woman who works as a welder by day and as a dancer at a local bar at night. Alex struggles to gain independence, finds love, and realize her dream--to dance at the Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Neil Jordan, Stephen Woolley, David Geffen, Anne Rice, Elliot Goldenthal
Description: A vampire with a conscience, Lestat (Cruise), tells an unbelieving journalist the story of how he lured a young aristocrat (Pitt) into the immortality of the damned.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Robert Downey, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow
Description: A wealthy industrialist is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, David Carradine
Description: Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, the bride emerges from a coma and decides its time for payback ... with a vengeance. Having been gunned down by her former boss and his deadly squad of international assassins, it's a kill-or-be-killed fight. She didn't start this deadly series of events, but she is definitely determined to finish the business.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Gil Netter, Karen Rosenfelt, Scott Frank, Don Roos, David Frankel
Description: John and Jen are journalists who are a newly married couple. Marley is the adopted puppy that no one wants, a high-strung lab who is virtually untrainable. Marley shreds cushions, destroys floors and walls and most everything in between. Instead of taking him to the pound, they love their dog and he faithfully loves them in return. John and Jen eventually have three children and Jen gives up her career to be a mom. John's career continues to advance as he carves a niche as a local columnist. The family moves from Florida to Pennsylvania. John struggles with his own career direction, but Marley remains the constant. A memoir of Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan's life with his yellow Labrador retriever.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Description: Modern Family takes a refreshing and funny view of what it means to raise a family in this hectic day and age. Multicultural relationships, adoption, and same-sex marriage are just a few of the timely issues faced by the show's three wildly-diverse broods. No matter the size or shape, family always comes first in this hilariously 'modern' look at life, love, and laughter.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
David Carson, Rob Morrow, Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, John Cullum
Description: Fresh out of New York's Columbia University, Dr. Joel Fleischman is looking forward to his comfortable position in Alaska's largest city. He has to repay his medical intern money by serving four years as a doctor there. Upon his arrival, Joel finds himself a fish-out-of-water as he's instead reassigned to the tiny village of Cicely, Alaska where the offbeat locals would love for him to stay forever.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alex Mace
Description: After the loss of their unborn baby, Kate and John Coleman decide to adopt a child as a way to bring some joy and normalcy into their lives. The couple is drawn to Esther, a 9-year-old orphan and they welcome her into their home. As soon as Esther moves in, a series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther - this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Darren Aronofsky, Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans
Description: Harry, his best friend Tyrone, his girlfriend Marion, and his mother all struggle with drug addiction against a backdrop of the abandoned beaches and faded glory of Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper, Martin (Producer) Wood, Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping
Description: An elite military unit (SG-1) must flee back to Earth when two members of their team inexplicably disappear into thin air. But they return to a world in which the Stargate--an ancient device which allows them to travel to hundreds of planets--was never discovered, and their own history has been erased. Now they must convince a dubious government and military that the timeline was altered by a powerful alien enemy (Ba'al) in order to conquer Earth, and time is not on their side.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Christine Jeffs, Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Jared Harris, Amira Casar
Description: Born in Boston, MA, in 1932, Plath developed a talent as a writer and published her first poem when she was eight years old. That same year, Plath was forced to confront the unexpected death of her father. In 1950, she began studying at Smith College on a literary scholarship. In 1955, she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study in England at Cambridge. There, Plath met Ted Hughes, a respected author. The two fell in love, and married in 1958. However, marriage, family, and a growing reputation as an important poet failed to bring Plath happiness.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Don Tait, Bill Anderson, Norman Tokar, Vincent McEveety, Bill Bixby
Description: Apple dumpling gang: A roving bachelor inherits three young orphans and a wealth of problems. When the kids discover a gold nugget they must fend off the greedy townspeople, so they join forces with bumbling outlaws to stage a robbery of the gold.Apple dumpling gang rides again: Two bumbling outlaws try to go straight, but can't even seem to get that right. They make a deposit in a bank and are accused of robbing it ; they join the U.S. Cavalry and are court-martialed for blowing up the fort. They are put in the stockade and manage to escape.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Danny Boyle, Andrew Macdonald, John Hodge, Darius Khondji, Leonardo DiCaprio
Description: A young American backpacker enlists a French couple to help him find a fabled Thailand beach where other backpackers have formed a tropical utopia.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar, Barbara Rush, Herbert Marshall
Description: "In The black shield of Falworth, Tony Curtis woos his real-life bride Janet Leigh, while defending the British throne in a swashbucking tale filled with joust, jests and medieval heroics. The time is England in the reign of King Henry IV. Miles (Curtis) is a headstrong, handsome peasant determined to learn the name of his slain father and discover his true heritage. His fiery ambition and swift sword lead him to the majestic MacWorth Castle. There he must vie for both knighthood as well as the hand of the fair Lady Anne (Leigh), but her love is claimed by the evil, conniving Sir Walter Blount. All the while the English throne is being challenged to the death -- from sinister forces within"--Container.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Barrie Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen
Description: Elderly hobbit Bilbo Baggins relinquishes possession of a golden ring possessing magical powers, to his youthful heir, Frodo. Charged with casting the ring into the fires from which it was forged, the young hobbit begins an arduous trek across Middle-earth, accompanied by a sturdy band including his best friend Sam, the mercurial wizard Gandalf, the warrior Aragorn, and the blustery Gimli, among others. Opposed by treacherous sorcerer Saruman and the demonic emissaries of the Dark Lord, Sauron, this continuously embattled Fellowship makes its way slowly toward the cruel land of Mordor.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Doug Liman, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Benjamin McKenzie, Mischa Barton
Description: When Ryan Atwood, a tough, guarded, fiercely intelligent 16-year-old plunges headlong into the wealthy community of Newport Beach, he soon discovers that the ruling families of Orange County are every bit as territorial as the tough crowd with which he ran on the streets of Chino. For Sandy Cohen, the idealistic public defender who takes Ryan in; his wife Kirsten, the linchpin of O.C. society; their awkward adolescent son, Seth; and the beautiful troubled girl next door, Marissa - Ryan's presence will forever change their lives.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon, William Campbell, Alan Arkin, Jennifer Connelly
Description: The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes, who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero!
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Brian Levant, Jonathan (Journalist) Bernstein, James Greer, Gregory Poirier, Robert Simonds
Description: Bob Ho is an undercover CIA superspy who decides to give up his career in espionage to settle down with his next-door neighbor and girlfriend, Gillian. But Bob has one more mission to complete before Gillian agrees to marry him; he has to win over her three opinionated kids. When Gillian suddenly has to leave town, Bob volunteers to babysit the children so he can earn their approval.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Kenneth Branagh, Henning Mankell, Philip. 1947- Martin, Richard Cottan, Niall MacCormick
Description: Three new crime dramas based on the best selling books by Henning Mankell - Sidetracked, Firewall, and One Step Behind follow Inspector Kurt Wallander, a disillusioned everyman, as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in southern Sweden.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
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Women rock!! Suffragettes and the 19th Amendment

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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment by learning more about women's suffrage.

Around America To Win The Vote : Two Suffragists, A Kitten, And 10,000 Miles
Mara Rockliff, Hadley Hooper
J 324.623 Roc
Liberated Spirits : Two Women Who Battled Over Prohibition
Hugh Ambrose, John Schuttler
344.7305 Amb
Bold & Brave : Ten Heroes Who Won Women The Right To Vote
Kirsten Gillibrand, Maira Kalman
J 324.6 Gil
Lifting As We Climb : Black Women's Battle For The Ballot Box
Evette Dionne
YA 323.34 Dio
Chasing Freedom : The Life Journeys Of Harriet Tubman And Susan B. Anthony, Inspired By Historical Facts
Nikki Grimes, Michele Wood
J FIC Gri
Lillian's Right To Vote : A Celebration Of The Voting Rights Act Of 1965
Jonah Winter, Shane Evans
E Win
Death In Ten Minutes : The Forgotten Life Of Radical Suffragette Kitty Marion
Fern Riddell
324.623 Rid
Marching With Aunt Susan : Susan B. Anthony And The Fight For Women's Suffrage
Claire Rudolf Murphy, Stacey Schuett
E Mur
Elizabeth Started All The Trouble
Doreen Rappaport, Matt Faulkner
E Rap
Miss Paul And The President : The Creative Campaign For Women's Right To Vote
Dean Robbins
J 324.623 Rob
Falling Angels [Audiobook]/ By Tracy Chevalier.
Tracy Chevalier, Anne Twomey
FIC Che
Old Baggage : A Novel
Lissa Evans
FIC Eva
Fight Of The Century : Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson For The Vote
Barb Rosenstock, Sarah Green
J 324.6 Ros
Roses And Radicals : The Epic Story Of How American Women Won The Right To Vote
Susan Zimet, Cassandra Campbell
YA 324.623 Zim
Give Us The Vote! : Over 200 Years Of Fighting For The Ballot
Susan Goldman Rubin
YA 324.62 Rub
Saving Savannah
Tonya Bolden
YA FIC Bol
How Women Won The Vote : Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, And Their Big Idea
Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Ziyue Chen
J 324.6 Bar
Suffragette [DVD]
Sarah Gavron, Alison Owen, Faye Ward, Abi Morgan, Carey Mulligan
Drama
I Could Do That : Esther Morris Gets Women The Vote
Linda White
J 324.623 Whi
Susan B. Anthony : The Making Of America
Teri Kanefield
YA B Ant
Ida B. Wells : Let The Truth Be Told
Walter Dean Myers, Bonnie Christensen
JB Wel
The Vote [DVD]
Michelle Ferrari, Kate Burton, Patricia Clarkson, Laura Linney, Audra McDonald
324.623 Vot
Impossible Saints
Clarissa Harwood
FIC Har
The Woman's Hour : Our Fight For The Right To Vote
Elaine F. Weiss, Debbie Powell
J 324.6 Wei
In Her Footsteps : Where Trailblazing Women Changed The World
Alexis Averbuck, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
920.72 In h
Votes For Women! : American Suffragists And The Battle For The Ballot
Winifred Conkling
YA 324.623 Con
Iron Jawed Angels [DVD]
Katja von Garnier, Hilary Swank, Frances O'Connor, Julia Ormond, Anjelica Huston
Drama
Women Making History : The 19th Amendment
Tamara Gaskell Miller, issuing body Eastern National (Association)
324.623 Wom

Mara Rockliff, Hadley Hooper
Description: "In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy, muddy, unmapped journey ten thousand miles long. They took with them a teeny typewriter, a tiny sewing machine, a wee black kitten, and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! The women's suffrage movement was in full swing, and Nell and Alice would not let anything keep them from spreading the word about equal voting rights for women. Braving blizzards, deserts, and naysayers--not to mention a whole lot of tires stuck in the mud--the two courageous friends made their way through the cities and towns of America to further their cause."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: J 324.623 Roc
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Kirsten Gillibrand, Maira Kalman
Description: Profiles ten women who fought hard to gain the right to vote in the United States, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Inez Milholland.
Call Number: J 324.6 Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Nikki Grimes, Michele Wood
Description: In this imaginative biographical story, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sit down over a cup of tea in 1904 to reminisce about their struggles and triumphs in the service of freedom and women's rights.
Call Number: J FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Fern Riddell
Description: Historian Fern Riddell presents the story of radical suffragette Kitty Marion, her sensational life, and her explosive actions.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 324.623 Rid
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Doreen Rappaport, Matt Faulkner
Call Number: E Rap
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Tracy Chevalier, Anne Twomey
Call Number: FIC Che
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Barb Rosenstock, Sarah Green
Description: "When President Woodrow Wilson arrived in Washington, DC, to start his first term, women's rights leader Alice Paul was ready to demand an amendment to the Constitution that allowed women to vote. The president thought that idea was ridiculous! THEIR FIGHT BEGAN. For the next five years, Alice and her suffragists battered Wilson and his supporters with arguments and protests. Their peaceful pickets were met with ridicule and violence. Even when thrown in jail, Alice and her mighty group of women did not back down from the fight to have a say in how their country was run. With a spirit and determination that never quit, Alice Paul fought for the right for women's voices to be heard."--Jacket flap.
Call Number: J 324.6 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Susan Goldman Rubin
Description: Contains an extensive view of suffrage from the Founding Fathers to the 19th Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to today's voter suppression controversies, and explains the barriers people of color, Indigenous people, and immigrants face. -- amazon.com
Call Number: YA 324.62 Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Ziyue Chen
Description: "A history of the iconic first women's march in 1913 and the suffragists who led the way to passing the 19th amendment."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 324.6 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Linda White
Description: In 1869, a woman whose "can-do" attitude had shaped her life was instrumental in making Wyoming the first state to allow women to vote, then became the first woman to hold public office in the United States.
Call Number: J 324.623 Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Walter Dean Myers, Bonnie Christensen
Call Number: JB Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Clarissa Harwood
Description: Escaping the constraints of life as a village schoolmistress, Lilia Brooke bursts into London and into Paul Harris's orderly life, shattering his belief that women are gentle creatures who need protection. Lilia wants to change women's lives by advocating for the vote, free unions, and contraception. Paul, an Anglican priest, has a big ambition of his own: to become the youngest dean of St. John's Cathedral. Lilia doesn't believe in God, but she's attracted to Paul's intellect, ethics, and dazzling smile. -- amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Alexis Averbuck, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Description: Discover the lives and locations of trailblazing women who changed the course of history as you journey to the heart of women's activism, history and creativity through the ages. From the temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Egypt and Empress Dowager Cixi's summer palace in Beijing, to the homes and meeting sites of suffragette heroes Sylvia Pankhurst and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the creative workrooms of Frida Kahlo and Virginia Woolf, and the tennis courts where the Williams sisters first learned to play - we showcase female pioneers whose lives and actions continue to inspire today. In Her Footsteps is not only a celebration of incredible women, but a travel guide to the places where they studied, lived, worked, reigned and explored. We'll tell you where to find the secret feminist history of sites around the world.
Call Number: 920.72 In h
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Katja von Garnier, Hilary Swank, Frances O'Connor, Julia Ormond, Anjelica Huston
Description: Alice Paul and Lucy Burns were two defiant suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. The two activists broke from the mainstream women's rights movement and created a more radical wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920. In a country dominated by chauvinism, this is no easy fight. Along the way, sacrifices are made: Alice gives up a chance for love, and collegue Inez Mulholland gives up her life.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Hugh Ambrose, John Schuttler
Description: The passage of the 18th Amendment (banning the sale of alcohol) and the 19th (women's suffrage) in the same year is no coincidence. These two Constitutional Amendments enabled women to redefine themselves and their place in society in a way historians have neglected to explore. Liberated Spirits describes how the fight both to pass and later to repeal Prohibition was driven by women, as exemplified by two remarkable women in particular. With fierce drive and acumen, Mabel Willebrandt transcended the tremendous hurdles facing women lawyers and was appointed Assistant Attorney General. Though never a Prohibition campaigner, once in office she zealously pursued enforcement despite a corrupt and ineffectual agency. Wealthy Pauline Sabin had no formal education in law or government but she too fought entrenched discrimination to rise in the ranks of the Republican Party. While Prohibition meant little to her personally--aristocrats never lost access to booze--she seized the fight to repeal it as a platform to bring newly enfranchised women into the political process and compete on an equal footing with men. Along with a colorful cast of supporting characters, from rumrunners and Prohibition agents on the take to senators and feuding society matrons, Liberated Spirits brings the Roaring Twenties to life in a brand new way.
Call Number: 344.7305 Amb
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Evette Dionne
Description: "For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. An eye-opening book that tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: YA 323.34 Dio
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Jonah Winter, Shane Evans
Description: As an elderly woman, Lillian recalls that her great-great-grandparents were sold as slaves in front of a courthouse where only rich white men were allowed to vote, then the long fight that led to her right--and determination--to cast her ballot since the Voting Rights Act gave every American the right to vote.
Call Number: E Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Claire Rudolf Murphy, Stacey Schuett
Description: Not allowed to go hiking with her father and brothers because she is a girl, Bessie learns about women's rights when she attends a suffrage rally led by Susan B. Anthony. Includes end notes on the real Bessie Keith Pond, the 1896 California suffrage campaign, Susan B. Anthony, and suffrage history.
Call Number: E Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Dean Robbins
Description: "The story of suffragette Alice Paul and her campaign to win women the right to vote"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 324.623 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Lissa Evans
Description: "1928. Riffling through a cupboard, Matilda Simpkin comes across a small wooden club--an old possession that she hasn't seen for more than a decade. Immediately, memories come flooding back to Mattie--memories of a thrilling past, which only further serve to remind her of her chafingly uneventful present. During the Women's Suffrage Campaign, she was a militant who was jailed five times and never missed an opportunity to return to the fray. Now in middle age, the closest she gets to the excitement of her old life is the occasional lecture on the legacy of the militant movement. After running into an old suffragette comrade who has committed herself to the wave of Fascism, Mattie realizes there is a new cause she needs to fight for and turns her focus to a new generation of women. Thus the Amazons are formed, a group created to give girls a place to not only exercise their bodies but their minds, and ignite in young women a much-needed interest in the world around them. But when a new girl joins the group, sending Mattie's past crashing into her present, every principle Mattie has ever stood for is threatened"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Susan Zimet, Cassandra Campbell
Description: "The United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago. And when the controversial Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constituion--the one granting suffrage to women--was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin. The amendment only succeeded because a courageous group of women had been relentlessly demanding the right to vote for more than seventy years. The leaders of the suffrage movement are heroes who were fearless in the face of ridicule, arrest, imprisonment, and even torture. Many of them devoted themselves to the cause knowing they wouldn't live to cast a ballot. The story of women's suffrage is epic, frustrating, and as complex as the women who fought for it"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 324.623 Zim
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Tonya Bolden
Description: 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.
Call Number: YA FIC Bol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Sarah Gavron, Alison Owen, Faye Ward, Abi Morgan, Carey Mulligan
Description: Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Teri Kanefield
Description: Teri Kanefield examines the life of America's famous suffragette. Susa B. Anthony was born into a world in which men ruled women: A man could beat his wife, take her earnings, have her committed into an asylum based on his word, and take her children away from her. While the young nation was ablaze with the radical notion that people could govern themselves, "people" were understood to be white and male. Women were expected to stay out of public life and debates. Anthony began her public career as a radical abolitionist, and after the Civil War, she became an international figurehead of the women's suffrage movement.
Call Number: YA B Ant
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Michelle Ferrari, Kate Burton, Patricia Clarkson, Laura Linney, Audra McDonald
Description: One hundred years after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, it tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in US history.
Call Number: 324.623 Vot
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Elaine F. Weiss, Debbie Powell
Call Number: J 324.6 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Winifred Conkling
Description: Relates the story of the 19th Amendment and the nearly eighty-year fight for voting rights for women, covering not only the suffragists' achievements and politics, but also the private journeys that led them to become women's champions.
Call Number: YA 324.623 Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Tamara Gaskell Miller, issuing body Eastern National (Association)
Description: The National Park Service commemorates the 100th year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished sex as a basis for voting and tells the diverse history of women's suffrage--the right to vote. The U.S. Congress passed the 19th Amendment on June 4, 1919. The states ratified the amendment on August 18, 1920, officially recognizing women's right to vote. This handbook demonstrates the expansiveness of the stories the NPS is telling to preserve and protect women's history for this and future generations. The essays included within tell a broad history of various women advocating for their rights. Sprinkled throughout are short biographies of notable ladies who devoted their time to the women's suffrage movement along with summaries of events important to the cause.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 324.623 Wom
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
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A Good Kind Of Trouble
Lisa Moore Ramée
J FIC Ram
Me And White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change The World, And Become A Good Ancestor
Layla F Saad
305.8 Saa
A Good Time For The Truth : Race In Minnesota
Sun Yung Shin
305.8 Goo
Mindful Of Race : Transforming Racism From The Inside Out
Ruth King
294.35 Kin
A Is For Activist
Innosanto Nagara
BB Nag
Monster
Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers
YA FIC Mye
All American Boys
Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
YA FIC Rey
One Person, No Vote : How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy
Carol Anderson
324.62 And
All Are Welcome
Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman
E Pen
Open Season : Legalized Genocide Of Colored People
Benjamin Crump
364.0973 Cru
Antiracist Baby
Ibram X Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky
Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson
YA FIC Wat
Black Card : A Novel
Chris L. Terry
FIC Ter
Rosa
Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier
JB Par
Citizen : An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine
814 Ran
Selma
Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo
Drama
Dear Martin
Nic Stone
YA FIC Sto
Sing, Unburied, Sing : A Novel
Jesmyn Ward
FIC War
Dear White Christian : What Every White Christian Needs To Know About How Black Christians See, Think & Experience Racism In America : Respectfully Written By A Black Christian
Aaron J. Layton
277.3083 Lay
Slavery By Another Name : The Re-enslavement Of Black People In America From The Civil War To World War Ii
Douglas A Blackmon
305.8 Bla
Do The Right Thing
Spike Lee, Danny Aiello
Drama
So You Want To Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo
305.8 Olu
Eloquent Rage : A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
Brittney C. Cooper
305.488 Coo
Stamped : Racism, Antiracism, And You
Ibram X. Kendi
YA 305.8 Rey
Fatal Invention : How Science, Politics, And Big Business Re-create Race In The Twenty-first Century
Dorothy Roberts
305.8 Rob
Tears We Cannot Stop : A Sermon To White America
Michael Eric Dyson
305.8 Dys
Friday Black
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
FIC Adj
The Black And The Blue : A Cop Reveals The Crimes, Racism, And Injustice In America's Law Enforcement
Matthew Horace, Ron Harris
363.2092 Hor
Fruitvale Station
Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan
Drama
The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin
305.8 Bal
Get Out
Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya
Horror
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
YA FIC Tho
God Help The Child
Toni Morrison
FIC Mor
The Other Side
Jacqueline Woodson, Earl B. Lewis
E Woo
Hair Love
Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison
E Che
The Rock And The River
Kekla Magoon
YA FIC Mag
Heavy : An American Memoir
Kiese Laymon
305.896 Lay
The Story Of Ruby Bridges
Robert Coles, George Ford
JB Bri
Hood Feminism : Notes From The Women That A Movement Forgot
Mikki Kendall
305.42 Ken
They Can't Kill Us All : Ferguson, Baltimore, And A New Era In America's Racial Justice Movement
Wesley Lowery
305.8 Low
How To Be An Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 Ken
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
Michael Bennett, Dave Zirin
305.8 Ben
I Am Enough
Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo
E Bye
We Cast A Shadow : A Novel
Maurice Carlos Ruffin
FIC Ruf
I Am Not Your Negro
Samuel L Jackson
323.1196 I am
We Live For The We : The Political Power Of Black Motherhood
Dani McClain
306.8743 McC
I'm Still Here : Black Dignity In A World Made For Whiteness
Austin Channing Brown
305.896 Bro
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices
Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Ashley Bryan
J 305.8 We
If Beale Street Could Talk
Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski
Drama
We've Got A Job : The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
Cynthia Levinson
J 323.11 Lev
Lakewood : A Novel
Megan Giddings
White Fragility : Why It's So Hard To Talk To White People About Racism
Robin J. DiAngelo
305.8 DiA
Let It Shine : Stories Of Black Women Freedom Fighters
Andrea Davis Pinkney, Stephen Alcorn
J 920 Pin
White Rage : The Unspoken Truth Of Our Racial Divide
Carol Anderson
305.8 And
March. Book Three
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
J 323.1 Lew Book 3
Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race
Reni Eddo-Lodge
305.8 Edd

Lisa Moore Ramée
Description: After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity.
Call Number: J FIC Ram
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Sun Yung Shin
Description: Essays that challenge, discomfort, disorient, galvanize, and inspire all of us to evolve now, for our shared future.
Call Number: 305.8 Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Innosanto Nagara
Description: "A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This book carries messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: BB Nag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
Description: When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.
Call Number: YA FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman
Description: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce a school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, and talents are shared.
Call Number: E Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ibram X Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky
Description: Illustrations and rhyming text present nine steps Antiracist Baby can take to improve equity, such as opening our eyes to all skin colors and celebrating all our differences.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Chris L. Terry
Description: "In an effort to be "black enough," a mixed-race punk rock musician indulges his own stereotypical views of African American life by doing what his white bandmates call "black stuff." After remaining silent during a racist incident, the unnamed narrator has his Black Card revoked by Lucius, his guide through Richmond, Virginia, where Confederate flags and memorials are a part of everyday life. Determined to win back his Black Card, the narrator sings rap songs at an all-white country music karaoke night, absorbs black pop culture, and attempts to date his black coworker Mona, who is attacked one night. The narrator becomes the prime suspect and earns the attention of John Donahue, a local police officer with a grudge dating back to high school. Forced to face his past, his relationship with his black father and white mother, and the real consequences and dangers of being black in America, the narrator must choose who he is before the world decides for him."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ter
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Claudia Rankine
Description: Claudia Rankine's new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slight, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV--everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named 'post-race' society--Excerpted from publisher's description.
Call Number: 814 Ran
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Nic Stone
Description: Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.
Call Number: YA FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Spike Lee, Danny Aiello
Description: Story of the racial tensions that surround a white-owned pizzeria in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn on the hottest day of the summer. One of the most controversial and thought-provoking films ever made. Bonus material includes commentary with Director Spike Lee and more.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Brittney C. Cooper
Description: So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.--From dust jacket flap.
Call Number: 305.488 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Dorothy Roberts
Call Number: 305.8 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Description: By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world.
Call Number: FIC Adj
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan
Description: Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Based on a true story.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya
Description: A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Toni Morrison
Description: At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Matthew A. Cherry, Vashti Harrison
Description: "A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Call Number: E Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Kiese Laymon
Description: "Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about the physical manifestations of violence, grief, trauma, and abuse on his own body. He writes of his own eating disorder and gambling addiction as well as similar issues that run throughout his family. Through self-exploration, storytelling, and honest conversation with family and friends, Heavy seeks to bring what has been hidden into the light and to reckon with all of its myriad sources, from the most intimate--a mother-child relationship--to the most universal--a society that has undervalued and abused black bodies for centuries"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.896 Lay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Mikki Kendall
Description: "A collection of essays taking aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.42 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi
Description: "The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it." Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America, pointing us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. He weaves ethics, history, law, and science together with a personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo
Description: Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.
Call Number: E Bye
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Samuel L Jackson
Call Number: 323.1196 I am
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Austin Channing Brown
Description: The author's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when her parents told her they named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. She grew up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, and has spent her life navigating America's racial divide as a writer, a speaker, and an expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion. While so many institutions claim to value diversity in their mission statements, many fall short of matching actions to words. Brown highlights how white middle-class evangelicalism has participated in the rise of racial hostility, and encourages the reader to confront apathy and recognize God's ongoing work in the world.
Call Number: 305.896 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski
Description: A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year- old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Megan Giddings
Description: "A stunning debut novel that delves fearlessly into the taboo subject of modern-day medical experimentation on African Americans"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Andrea Davis Pinkney, Stephen Alcorn
Description: Tells the stories of ten African-American women freedom fighters.
Call Number: J 920 Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Call Number: J 323.1 Lew Book 3
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Layla F Saad
Description: Layla Saad began an Instagram that became a cultural movement. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors, big and small. She was looking for truth, and she got it. Thousands of people participated in the challenge, and over 80,000 people downloaded the supporting work Me and White Supremacy. Updated and expanded from the original edition, this book teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Saa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ruth King
Call Number: 294.35 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers
Description: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
Call Number: YA FIC Mye
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Carol Anderson
Description: Chronicles the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the Supreme Court's 2013 Shelby ruling, which allowed districts to change voting requirments without approval from the Department of Justice.
Call Number: 324.62 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Benjamin Crump
Description: "[Ben Crump] shows that there is a persistent, prevailing, and destructive mindset regarding colored people that is rooted in our history as a slave-owning nation. This biased attitude has given rise to mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, unequal educational opportunities, disparate health care practices, job and housing discrimination, police brutality, and an unequal justice system... Open Season is more than Crump's incredible mission to preserve justice, it is a call to action for Americans to begin living up to the promise to protect the rights of its citizens equally and without question."-- Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: 364.0973 Cru
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2020
Renée Watson
Description: 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.
Call Number: YA FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier
Description: Retells the story of Rosa Parks, an African American woman who became the center of the battle for civil rights in the 1950s.
Call Number: JB Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo
Description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jesmyn Ward
Description: "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.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Douglas A Blackmon
Call Number: 305.8 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ijeoma Oluo
Description: A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Olu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi
Description: "The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. Racist ideas are woven into the fabric of this country, and the first step to building an antiracist America is acknowledging America's racist past and present. This book takes you on that journey, showing how racist ideas started and were spread, and how they can be discredited"--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: YA 305.8 Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Michael Eric Dyson
Description: Fifty years ago, Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes he was wrong. Now he responds to that question. If society is to make real racial progress, people must face difficult truths, including being honest about how Black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.
Call Number: 305.8 Dys
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Matthew Horace, Ron Harris
Description: Matthew Horace was an officer at the federal, state, and local level for 28 years working in every state in the country. Yet it was after seven years of service when Horace found himself face-down on the ground with a gun pointed at his head by a white fellow officer, that he fully understood the racism seething within America's police departments. Using gut-wrenching reportage, on-the-ground research, and personal accounts garnered by interviews with police and government officials around the country, Horace presents an insider's examination of police tactics, which he concludes is an "archaic system" built on "toxic brotherhood." Horace dissects some of the nation's most highly publicized police shootings and communities highlighted in the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond to explain how these systems and tactics have had detrimental outcomes to the people they serve. Horace provides fresh analysis on communities experiencing the high killing and imprisonment rates due to racist policing such as Ferguson, New Orleans, Baltimore, and Chicago from a law enforcement point of view and uncovers what has sown the seeds of violence. Timely and provocative, The Black and The Blue sheds light on what truly goes on behind the blue line.
Call Number: 363.2092 Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
James Baldwin
Description: Contains a letter to Baldwin's nephew on the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Also describes his childhood, views on Black Muslims, and his visions.
Call Number: 305.8 Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Angie Thomas
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jacqueline Woodson, Earl B. Lewis
Description: Two girls, one white and one black, gradually get to know each other as they sit on the fence that divides their town.
Call Number: E Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Kekla Magoon
Description: In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.
Call Number: YA FIC Mag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Robert Coles, George Ford
Description: For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960.
Call Number: JB Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Wesley Lowery
Description: A behind-the-scenes account of the #blacklivesmatter movement shares insights into the young men and women behind it, citing the racially charged controversies that have motivated members and the economic, political, and personal histories that inform its purpose.
Call Number: 305.8 Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Michael Bennett, Dave Zirin
Call Number: 305.8 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Description: "In a near-future Southern city, everyone is talking about a new experimental medical procedure that boasts unprecedented success rates. In a society plagued by racism, segregation, and private prisons, this operation saves lives with a controversial method--by turning people white. Like any father, our unnamed narrator just wants the best for his son Nigel, a biracial boy whose black birthmark is getting bigger by the day. But in order to afford Nigel's whiteness operation, our narrator must make partner as one of the few black associates at his law firm, jumping through a series of increasingly absurd hoops--from diversity committees to plantation tours to equality activist groups--in a tragicomic quest to protect his son. This electrifying, suspenseful novel is, at once, a razor-sharp satire of surviving racism in America and a profoundly moving family story. In the tradition of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, We Cast a Shadow fearlessly shines a light on the violence we inherit, and on the desperate things we do for the ones we love"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ruf
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Dani McClain
Description: Black mothering is an inherently political act. Black women are more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than women of any other race; black mothers must stand before television cameras reminding the world that their slain children were human beings. The author explores how to ensure her daughter lives with dignity and joy, learning how to parent boldly in uncertain times and cope with the anxieties that sometimes threaten to consume her. McClain spoke with mothers on the frontlines of movements for social, political and cultural change who are grappling with the same questions.
Call Number: 306.8743 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Ashley Bryan
Description: What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice to young activists.
Call Number: J 305.8 We
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Cynthia Levinson
Description: Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.
Call Number: J 323.11 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Robin J. DiAngelo
Description: Educator Robin DiAngelo illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. DiAngelo explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively-- From publisher's description.
Call Number: 305.8 DiA
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Carol Anderson
Description: As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage,' historian Carol Anderson wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she writes, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.' 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.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2020
Reni Eddo-Lodge
Description: In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge has written a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary examination of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.
Call Number: 305.8 Edd
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
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A Confederacy Of Dunces [Electronic Resource]
John Kennedy Toole, Barrett Whitener
Me Talk Pretty One Day [Electronic Resource]
David Sedaris
American Housewife [Electronic Resource]
Helen Ellis, Kathleen (Actress) McInerney, Lisa Cordileone, Rebecca Lowman, Dorothy Dillingham Blue
Npr Funniest Driveway Moments [Electronic Resource] : Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go.
Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio (U.S.)
Bad Monkey [Electronic Resource]
Carl Hiaasen
One More Thing [Electronic Resource] : Stories And Other Stories
B. J. Novak
Confessions Of A Domestic Failure [Electronic Resource] : A Humorous Book About A Not So Perfect Mom
Bunmi Laditan
Remember Me? [Electronic Resource]
Sophie Kinsella
Confessions Of A Shopaholic [Electronic Resource]
Sophie Kinsella
Simple Times [Electronic Resource]
Amy Sedaris
Crazy Rich Asians [Electronic Resource] : Rich Series, Book 1. Kevin Kwan.
Kevin Kwan
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo [Electronic Resource]
Amy Schumer
Dad Is Fat [Electronic Resource]
Jim Gaffigan
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. The Quintessential Phase [Electronic Resource]
Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Stephen Moore, William Franklyn, Mark Wing-Davey
Don't Point That Thing At Me [Electronic Resource]
Kyril Bonfiglioli, Simon Prebble
What Would Macgyver Do? [Electronic Resource] : True Stories Of Improvised Genius In Everyday Life
Brendan Vaughan, Patrick G. (Patrick Girard) Lawlor, Shelly Frasier
Fool [Electronic Resource]
Christopher Moore, Euan Morton
Where'd You Go, Bernadette [Electronic Resource] : A Novel
Maria Semple
Heads In Beds [Electronic Resource] : A Reckless Memoir Of Hotels, Hustles, And So-called Hospitality
Jacob Tomsky
Why Not Me? [Electronic Resource]
Mindy Kaling, B. J. Novak, Greg Daniels
Live Right And Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster) [Electronic Resource] : Life Lessons And Other Ravings From Dave Barry
Dave Barry

John Kennedy Toole, Barrett Whitener
Description: "A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once." So enters one of the most memorable characters in recent American fiction.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Helen Ellis, Kathleen (Actress) McInerney, Lisa Cordileone, Rebecca Lowman, Dorothy Dillingham Blue
Description: A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, American Housewife is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Carl Hiaasen
Description: Andrew Yancy, late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police, has a human arm in his freezer. There is a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol. But first Yancy will negotiate an ever-surprising course of events, from the Keys to Miami to a Bahamian out island, with a crew of equally ever-surprising characters, including: the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; an avariciously idiotic real estate developer; a voodoo witch whose lovers are blinded-unto-death by her particularly peculiar charms; Yancy's new love, a kinky medical examiner; and the eponymous Bad Monkey.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Bunmi Laditan
Description: There are good moms and bad moms, and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, a career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the 'Motherhood Better' bootcamp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Sophie Kinsella
Description: Becky Bloomwood is bored to death writing for Successful Saving. So, with a handsome credit line from her bank, she liberates herself the best way she knows how -- by shopping! Think of it as an investment, she tells herself. But, soon she is buried in bank notices and cursed VISA bills.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Kevin Kwan
Description: When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor. On Nick's arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Jim Gaffigan
Description: Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who's best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Kyril Bonfiglioli, Simon Prebble
Description: A cult classic in the United Kingdom since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don't point that thing at me is the first of a series of hilarious and dark-humored crime thrillers featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai, degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and acknowledged coward. With his thuggish manservant, the incomparably named Jock Strapp, Mortdecai endures all manner of nastiness involving stolen paintings, a vintage Rolls Royce, secret police, a whirlwind trip to the United States, a dead client, and a ravishing and wealthy young widow, all just to make a dishonest living. He's not one to pass up a drink, and he prides himself on being stylishly dressed for whatever occasion may present itself, no matter how debauched. Don't miss this brilliant mixture of comedy, crime, and suspense.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Christopher Moore, Euan Morton
Description: Pocket, King Lear's fool, sets out to straighten out the mess the mad king has made of the kingdom and the royal family, only to discover the truth about his own heritage.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Jacob Tomsky
Description: "A humorous memoir by a veteran hospitality employee that reveals what goes on behind the scenes of the hotel business. Includes tips on how to get the most out of your hotel stay"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Dave Barry
Description: "During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom,* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on--to the next generation, the generation after that, and to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
David Sedaris
Description: Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. - Overdrive
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio (U.S.)
Description: A collection of Driveway Moments - stories that keep you in the car to listen to the end even after you've reached your destination.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
B. J. Novak
Description: A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes--only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins--turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We also meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just. down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that might just make a person complete.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Sophie Kinsella
Description: Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it's 3 years earlier and she's a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life. But, her teeth are straight, she's the boss of her department and she's married to a good-looking millionaire!
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Amy Sedaris
Description: According to Amy Sedaris, it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. But in her new audiobook SIMPLE TIMES she sets the record straight, doing for crafting what she did so brilliantly and successfully for entertaining in her bestseller I Like You...
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Amy Schumer
Description: Amy's got your back. She's in your corner. She's an honesty bomb. And she's coming for you. 7Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend-- an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she's experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor's secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably-- but only because it's over.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Stephen Moore, William Franklyn, Mark Wing-Davey
Description: Panic! It's the last ever instalment of The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Mostly harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams' famous "trilogy in five parts." While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker's guide HQ. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of Lamuella, the original Trillian turns up with more than a little spanner in the works. A stolen ship, a dramatic stampede and a new and sinister guide lead to a race to save the Earth ... again. But this time, will they succeed?
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Brendan Vaughan, Patrick G. (Patrick Girard) Lawlor, Shelly Frasier
Description: For anyone who's ever wished they could channel the 1980s action-adventure icon comes this clever collection of forty-five true stories, commemorating the use of improvised genius to solve everyday problems. Inspired by television's Angus MacGyver (played by Richard Dean Anderson), a secret agent who relied on his brains and scientific prowness-not to mention duct tape and a Swiss Army knife-to save the day, the "MacGyverisms" recounted range from the concrete (using Chex Mix to provide taction in an icy parking lot) to the intangible (saving a relationship with the perfect turn of phrase). - Overdrive
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Maria Semple
Description: When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Mindy Kaling, B. J. Novak, Greg Daniels
Description: In Why Not Me? Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you. In "How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet's Confessions," Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, ("Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn't the land of appropriate--this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman's traditional hair color is honey blonde.") "Player" tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. ("I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.") In "Unlikely Leading Lady," she muses on America's fixation with the weight of actresses, ("Most women we see on screen are either so thin that they're walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.") And in "Soup Snakes," Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak ("I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.") Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who's ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who've never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
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101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make [Electronic Resource]
Stephanie R Mueller, Ann E Wheeler
Minecraft [Electronic Resource] : Top 35 Minecraft Mods You Should Know
Joyner Joseph
A Million Little Bricks [Electronic Resource] : The Unofficial Illustrated History Of The Lego Phenomenon
Sarah Herman
Most Dangerous [Electronic Resource] : Daniel Ellsberg And The Secret History Of The Vietnam War
Steve Sheinkin
America [Electronic Resource] : Three Worlds Meet : Beginnings To 1620
M. J Cosson
Mysterious Messages [Electronic Resource] : A History Of Codes And Ciphers
Gary L Blackwood, Jason Henry
Bones Never Lie [Electronic Resource] : How Forensics Helped Solve History's Mysteries
Elizabeth MacLeod
The Everything Kids' Football Book [Electronic Resource] : The All-time Greats, Legendary Teams, Today's Superstars-- And Tips On Playing Like A Pro
Greg Jacobs, Kurt Dobler, Beth L Blair
Election! [Electronic Resource] : A Kid's Guide To Picking Our President
Dan Gutman
The Omnivore's Dilemma [Electronic Resource] : The Secrets Behind What You Eat
Richie Chevat, Michael Pollan
Examining Pandemics [Electronic Resource]
Nina Rolfes
Tracking An Epidemic [Electronic Resource]
Tamra Orr, Inc OverDrive
Follow Your Money [Electronic Resource] : Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go
Kevin Sylvester, Michael Hlinka
Understanding Viruses With Max Axiom, Super Scientist [Electronic Resource] : 4d An Augmented Reading Science Experience
Agnieszka, Biskup
Germ Free [Electronic Resource] : Keep It Clean
Cecilia Minden
Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? [Electronic Resource].
Patricia Demuth
Hope For The Elephants [Electronic Resource]
Patricia J. Murphy
Women Aviators [Electronic Resource] : 26 Stories Of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, And Record-setting Journeys
Karen Bush Gibson
Horse Heroes [Electronic Resource]
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Sal Murdocca
Your Respiratory System Works! [Electronic Resource]
Flora Brett
Inca [Electronic Resource] : Discover The Culture And Geography Of A Lost Civilization With 25 Projects
Lawrence Kovacs, Farah Rizvi

Stephanie R Mueller, Ann E Wheeler
Description: Dozens of great gifts for children ages three to eight to create for all the special people in their lives!
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
M. J Cosson
Description: Discusses the three groups of people most impacted by the discovery of America, Europeans, the discoverers; native Americans, the original inhabitants; and the first African slaves, brought to provide the labor to harvest crops.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Elizabeth MacLeod
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Dan Gutman
Description: Dan Gutman takes on his strangest subject ever: the American political system. Reaching through history from the days of the founding fathers to today’s voting system, Gutman tackles complex subjects in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Even grown-ups will find something in here that they’ve never learned before. Politics are a crazy game, and with Dan Gutman teaching you the rules, you’re going to have a blast learning how to play. -- Amazon
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Nina Rolfes
Description: Bad things can happen to people through no fault of their own?as those harmed recently by hurricanes Harvey and Irma know all too well. Whether natural or manmade, disasters have long enthralled young readers. Examining Disasters, a well-reviewed series of eight books from Clara House Books, an imprint of The Oliver Press, explores the science behind disasters. What, for example, causes airplanes to fall from the sky, or bridges to collapse, or ships to sink? For explanations, we must look to physics. It is through the study of geology that we learn how earthquakes occur. Pandemics, such as SARS or the outbreak of Ebola, affect the lives of millions. Biology, and microbiology in particular, holds the answers to how diseases are spread and how they may be prevented. Colorfully illustrated and attractively designed, Examining Disasters will grab the attention of young readers while providing the basis of scientific inquiry that the core curriculum demands.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Kevin Sylvester, Michael Hlinka
Description: You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a new CD. But what happens to that money once it leaves your hands? Who actually pockets it or puts it into the bank? This book answers these questions and more.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Cecilia Minden
Description: Teaches young readers how to prevent the spread of germs by washing hands and the importance of cleanup.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Patricia J. Murphy
Description: David joins his Grandma on a trip to Asia and Africa to study the problems elephants are facing. They spend a week as volunteers at an Asian elephant sanctuary in Sri Lanka, caring for the elephants. Then they fly to Kenya to meet the anti-poaching patrol, staff and researchers at a nature reserve. Find out about these amazing creatures, the dangers they face, and by working alongside local people, the ways elephants can have a more hopeful future.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Sal Murdocca
Description: Presents a nonfiction companion book to "Stallion by Starlight," discussing the history of domesticating horses and explaining why Alexander the Great's horse was so famous.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Lawrence Kovacs, Farah Rizvi
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Joyner Joseph
Description: This Book presents popular and very exciting mods which you will certainly need if you would like to survive in the world of Minecraft. Minecraft is a creation, development and adventure game that can be whatever you want it to be. And you can make it even better with the use of Minecraft mods. There are thousands of mods online and there are many more in production and development. Using mods is a way to make your Minecraft adventure come to life. There are mods for conjuring new powers, witchcraft, alchemy, engineering, mapping, enhancing mining, gardening, forestry and for so many other wonderful options that you can only do in Minecraft. There is certainly a mod that will get you what you need and what you want to get done in the game. In this book you will find top 35 Minecraft mods. Legal Disclaimer: Author of the book is not associated with the game or its creators. This is an unofficial guide.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Steve Sheinkin
Description: From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of The Port Chicago 50 Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children's nonfiction.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Gary L Blackwood, Jason Henry
Description: From the ingenious ciphers of Italian princes to the spy books of the Civil War to the advanced techniques of the CIA, codes and code breaking have played important roles throughout history.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Greg Jacobs, Kurt Dobler, Beth L Blair
Description: Examines the sport of football, including how to play organized tackle football, tips for offensive and defensive schemes, statistics, players, how to set up a fantasy football league, and more. Includes activities.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Richie Chevat, Michael Pollan
Description: In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, this book encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Tamra Orr, Inc OverDrive
Description: The ability to use the scientific method is key to carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. In this book, readers in real-world situations are tasked with following clues and using the scientific method to find out what happens during the spread of an epidemic. Informational text presents evidence and facts in the form of clues and side-bar details to help children develop critical thinking skills. A summary of the situation is included to show how each chapter contributes to the whole and for a solid understanding of the topic.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Agnieszka, Biskup
Description: Join Max Axiom as he explores the science behind viruses. Max helps young readers understand how virus attack our bodies and what we can do to protect against them. These newly revised editions feature Capstone 4D augmented reading experience, with videos, writing prompts, discussion questions, and a hands-on activity. Fans of augmented reality will love learning beyond the book!
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Patricia Demuth
Description: You've probably seen her on t-shirts, mugs, and even tattoos, well, now that famous face graces the cover of our latest Who Is? title. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is famous for her stylish collars (called jabots) and her commanding dissents. This opera-loving New Yorker has always spoken her mind; as a young lawyer, RBG advocated for gender equality and women's rights when few others did. She gained attention for the cases she won when arguing in front of the Supreme Court, before taking her place on the bench in 1993. Author Patricia Brennan Demuth answers all the question about what makes RBG so notorious and irreplaceable
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Karen Bush Gibson
Description: Detailing the role of women in aviation, from the very first days of flight to the present, this rich exploration of the subject profiles 26 women pilots who sought out and met challenges both in the sky and on the ground. Divided into six chronologically arranged sections, this book composes a minihistory of aviation. Learn about pioneers such as Katherine Wright, called by many the ""Third Wright Brother, "" and Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of France, the first woman awarded a license to fly. Read about barnstormers like Bessie Coleman and race.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Flora Brett
Description: The respiratory system is the breathing control center of the body. With engaging text, fun facts, and infographics, learn how oxygen goes from your lungs to your cells.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
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Alvin Ho Allergic To Girls, School, And Other Scary Things [Electronic Resource]
Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham
Peace, Love And Cupcakes [Electronic Resource]
Sheryl Berk, Carrie Berk
Because Of Mr. Terupt [Electronic Resource]
Rob Buyea
Pictures Of Hollis Woods [Electronic Resource]
Patricia Reilly Giff
Beezus And Ramona [Electronic Resource]
Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
The Giver [Electronic Resource]
Lois Lowry
Booked [Electronic Resource]
Kwame Alexander
The Ivy + Bean Secret Treasure Box [Electronic Resource]
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Annie. Ivy + Bean and the ghost that had to go, Annie. Ivy + Bean break the fossil record
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid [Electronic Resource] : Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney
The Name Of This Book Is Secret [Electronic Resource]
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford
Fablehaven [Electronic Resource]
Brandon Mull
The Sign Of The Beaver [Electronic Resource]
Elizabeth George Speare
Hoot [Electronic Resource]
Carl Hiaasen
Timmy Failure. Mistakes Were Made [Electronic Resource]
Stephan Pastis
I Survived The Shark Attacks Of 1916 [Electronic Resource]
Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson
Ungifted [Electronic Resource]
Gordon Korman
Judy Moody [Electronic Resource]
Megan McDonald, Peter Reynolds
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon [Electronic Resource]
Grace Lin
Look Both Ways [Electronic Resource] : A Tale Told In Ten Blocks. Jason Reynolds.
Jason Reynolds
Wolf Hollow [Electronic Resource] : A Novel
Lauren Wolk
Mary Poppins [Electronic Resource]
P. L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers, Mary Shepard
Wonder [Electronic Resource]
R. J Palacio

Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham
Description: A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Rob Buyea
Description: Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
Description: Beezus' biggest problem is her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Kwame Alexander
Description: Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/ on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/ can't nobody cop you ... Soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. A novel-in-verse that bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Jeff Kinney
Description: Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Brandon Mull
Description: When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Carl Hiaasen
Description: Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson
Description: In July, 1916, Chet Roscow is fascinated by news accounts of the great white shark said to be attacking people along the New Jersey shore not far from his home, but when he goes swimming in Matawan Creek he discovers the truth of the stories.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Megan McDonald, Peter Reynolds
Description: Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Jason Reynolds
Description: A National Book Award Finalist! From National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions kids ' walks home can take. This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy— Talking about boogers. Stealing pocket change. Skateboarding. Wiping out. Braving up. Executing complicated handshakes. Planning an escape. Making jokes. Lotioning up. Finding comfort. But mostly, too busy walking home. Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
P. L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers, Mary Shepard
Description: An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpetbag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Sheryl Berk, Carrie Berk
Description: Kylie will never survive fourth grade in her new school without friends. And starting a cupcake club seems the perfect way to meet other girls. But getting the club up and running is not easy-- especially with trouble spelled M-e-r-e-d-i-t-h trying to ruin them. In taking on the class mean girl, Kylie and her new friends may have just bitten off more than they can chew. The Cupcake Club is the first book in the Peace, Love and Cupcakes series and each book will feature yummy, original cupcake recipes from the story. This fabulous new friendship series is slated to be a sweet success.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Patricia Reilly Giff
Description: "Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans', the one family who offers her a home. When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful every day. If Social Services finds out, they'll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. Well, Hollis Woods won't let anyone separate them. She's escaped the system before; this time, she plans to take Josie with her. Yet behind all her plans, Hollis longs for her life with the Regans, fixing each moment of her time with them in pictures she'll never forget"--From the Hardcover edition.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Lois Lowry
Description: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Annie. Ivy + Bean and the ghost that had to go, Annie. Ivy + Bean break the fossil record
Description: Ivy + Bean: When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.Ivy + Bean and the ghost that had to go: Second-graders Ivy and Bean set out to expel the ghost who is living in the girls' bathroom at their school.Ivy + Bean break the fossil record: Everyone in second grade seems set on breaking a world record and friends Ivy and Bean are no exception, deciding to become the youngest people ever to discover a dinosaur skeleton.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford
Description: Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Elizabeth George Speare
Description: Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Stephan Pastis
Description: Meet Timmy Failure, the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the nation. And his lazy sidekick, Total, a 1,500-pound polar bear.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Gordon Korman
Description: Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Grace Lin
Description: Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
Lauren Wolk
Description: "Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
R. J Palacio
Description: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his clasassmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2020
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E-book Classics - Available now!

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Tired of waiting for your e-book holds to come in?

Here are some great classics that have unlimited checkouts! 

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea [Electronic Resource]
Jules Verne
My Man Jeeves [Electronic Resource]. P. G. Wodehouse.
P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court [Electronic Resource]. Mark Twain.
Mark Twain
Oliver Twist [Electronic Resource]
Charles Dickens
A Little Princess [Electronic Resource] : Being The Whole Story Of Sara Crewe Now Told For The First Time
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Tess Of The D'urbervilles [Electronic Resource]
Thomas Hardy
Alice In Wonderland [Electronic Resource]
Lewis Carroll
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn [Electronic Resource]
Mark Twain
Black Beauty [Electronic Resource] : The Autobiography Of A Horse. Anna Sewell.
Anna Sewell
The Age Of Innocence [Electronic Resource]
Edith Wharton
Cloudy Jewel [Electronic Resource]. Grace Livingston Hill.
Grace Livingston hill
The Invisible Man [Electronic Resource]
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Crime And Punishment [Electronic Resource]. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Jungle Book [Electronic Resource]
Rudyard Kipling
Emma [Electronic Resource]. Jane Austen.
Jane Austen
The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood [Electronic Resource] : Of Great Renown, In Nottinghamshire
Howard Pyle
Frankenstein [Electronic Resource]
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Time Machine [Electronic Resource]
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone [Electronic Resource]
J. K Rowling, Mary GrandPré
This Side Of Paradise [Electronic Resource]
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
Kidnapped [Electronic Resource]
Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne
Description: Jules Verne's classic science fiction story Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea tells the great tale of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus. In 1866 a strange and unknown sea monster is sighted by ships and an ocean liner is attacked. An expedition prepares in New York, to find and destroy the menacing creature. The 20,000 of the title refers to an overall distance traveled under the sea, rather than an impossible measure of descent.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Mark Twain
Description: Hank Morgan awakes from a blow to the head only to find that he has been mysteriously transported back in time. It is early medieval England, the time of King Arthur and Hank is taken to the Camelot castle by a Knight of the King's. Ridiculed for his funny manner and dress sense, and sentenced to burn at the stake, Hank recovers through an incredible stroke of luck, and in doing so convinces the superstitious King and his subjects that he possesses great powers.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Description: Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Lewis Carroll
Description: Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Anna Sewell
Description: Black Beauty (1877) is the classic children's book by English author Anna Sewell. A cripple for most of her life, Sewell developed an early love of horses, and the story intended to teach her readers about treating horses (and allegorically all living things) with kindness, patience and sympathy. The story is narrated first-person by Black Beauty, recounting his journey from a farm to the hard life pulling cabs in London to his eventual retirement.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Grace Livingston hill
Description: A spinster by the standards of her era, Julia Cloud has agreed to spend the rest of her days engaged in domestic servitude in the household of her sister. Resigned to a lifetime of loneliness, she's all the more surprised when an unlikely attraction begins to blossom. Cloudy Jewel is a treat for fans of uplifting historical romance.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Description: Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is one of the world's first psychological thrillers. A mesmerizing detective story with an intriguing and multifarious central character, Crime and Punishment hinges on the ethical dilemmas and angst of the student Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov who plans and implements the murder of a ruthless pawnbroker. Rodion convinces himself that in killing her he will both solves his financial problems and divests the world of a wicked leech. But can he commit a murder and escape all consequences?
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Jane Austen
Description: Emma stands a little apart from Jane Austen's other novels. It is perhaps the most self-aware, socially critical and ironic of all her works. Her protagonist, Emma Woodhouse, is a beautiful, rich girl who is also spoiled, proud and blinded by her own situation in life. She begins to understand herself and life a little better when her romantic schemes--charitable good works to those around her--become entangled in tensions of class and of the heart. Austen wrote of Emma, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like."
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Description: Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering 'the cause of generation and life' and 'bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, ' Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
J. K Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Description: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Robert Louis Stevenson
Description: In 1751 in Scotland, cheated out of his inheritance by a greedy uncle who has him kidnapped and put on a ship to the Carolinas, seventeen-year-old David Balfour escapes to the Highlands with the help of the Jacobite Alan Breck Stewart and there encounters further danger and intrigue as he attempts to clear his name and regain his property.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Description: This is the first of the delightful fictional adventures featuring Bertie Wooster, vacuous young man about town, and his omnipresent butler Jeeves, to whom Bertie must turn to save him from many errors of judgment and understanding.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Charles Dickens
Description: As a young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But, Oliver is not content to be a thief for he knows that life holds great joys and that true happiness cannot be stolen, but must be earned.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Thomas Hardy
Description: When the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting the manipulative Alec proves to be her downfall.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Mark Twain
Description: Jim, a runaway slave, joins Huck Finn, who is fleeing from his cruel father, and together, they journey by raft down the Mississippi River.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Edith Wharton
Description: The Age of Innocence is an intimate portrayal of East Coast American society in the 19th century-- and the human lives that came into conflict with it. Newland Archer is heir to one of New York City's first families, and his bride-to-be is everything he ever hoped. Then his fiancee's older cousin leaves her European husband and appears in New York, where she refuses to conform to society and her family's wishes. Archer is at first angered and then intrigued by her. Their passionate relationship challenges everything he believes and ultimately suffers at the hands of society and family obligation. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize; Wharton was the first woman to win it.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Description: On a freezing February day, a stranger emerges from out of the gray to request a room at a local provincial inn. Who is this out-of-season traveler? More confounding is the thick mask of bandages obscuring his face. Why does he disguise himself in this manner and keep himself hidden away in his room? Aroused by trepidation and curiosity, the local villagers bring it upon themselves to find the answers. What they discover is a man trapped in a terror of his own creation, and a chilling reflection of the unsolvable mysteries of their own souls.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Rudyard Kipling
Description: Presents the adventures of Mowgli, a boy reared by a pack of wolves, and the wild animals of the jungle.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
Howard Pyle
Description: The adventures of the outlaw Robin Hood and his merry men as they evade the King and overcome many a foe in Sherwood Forest.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Description: At first, the far future looks like an enchanting place to the Time Traveller. The graceful Eloi appear to embody contentment, beauty and peace, and the Eden they live in seems to be free of suffering. But he soon comes to understand that the Eloi are fragile creatures, desperately afraid of the dark, and with good reason. For the Morlocks live in the dark, and the Morlocks are to be feared. And the Time Traveller must venture in to their subterranean world to find his way back to his own era.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
Description: The story of Amory Blaine's adolescence and undergraduate days at Princeton, This Side of Paradise captures the essence of an American generation struggling to define itself in the aftermath of World War I and the destruction of "the old order."
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 14, 2020
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Spending Time At Home?

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Overdrive has many downloadable nonfiction selections that can provide inspiration for families and individuals spending time at home.

 

101 Ways To Clean Out The Clutter [Electronic Resource]
Emilie Barnes
Gardening Answers [Electronic Resource].
52 Loaves [Electronic Resource] : One Man's Relentless Pursuit Of Truth, Meaning, And A Perfect Crust
William Alexander
Gardening To Attract Birds [Electronic Resource]
Shelby Clark
At Home [Electronic Resource] : A Short History Of Private Life
Bill Bryson
Npr Sound Treks. Birds [Electronic Resource] : Spellbinding Tales Of Flight, Feather, And Song.
Jon Hamilton
Clever Digital Photography Ideas [Electronic Resource] : Starting To Make The Most From Your Camera Or Camera Phone
Peter Cope
Origami Activities For Children [Electronic Resource] : Two Volumes In One.
Chiyo Araki
Fay's Family Food [Electronic Resource] : Delicious Recipes Where One Meal Feeds Everyone. Whatever Age!
Fay Ripley, David Munns
Spark Joy [Electronic Resource] : An Illustrated Master Class On The Art Of Organizing And Tidying Up
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano, Marie. Jinsei ga tokimeko katazuke no maho 2. English Kondō, Marie. Irasuto de tokimeku katazuke no maho. English Kondō
Fresh & Easy Family Meals [Electronic Resource].
Gooseberry Patch (Firm)
Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey [Electronic Resource] : Treats For Kids
Jill O'Connor, Leigh Beisch
From Stuffed To Sorted [Electronic Resource] : Your Essential Guide To Organising, Room By Room
Mary Anne Bennie
The Homegrown Preschooler [Electronic Resource] : Teaching Your Kids In The Places They Live
Kathy H. Lee, Lesli M Richards

Emilie Barnes
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
William Alexander
Description: Charts the author's attempts to bake the perfect loaf of bread, including growing, harvesting, and milling his own wheat.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Bill Bryson
Description: Bryson takes readers on a tour of his house, a rural English parsonage, showing how each room has figured in the evolution of private life.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Fay Ripley, David Munns
Description: For the past five years, Fay Ripley has been cooking for her growing family. Spurred on by the lack of inspiration out there, she has written this cookbook full of recipes for all the family. The vital ingredient is that you only need to cook one meal. Fay Ripley is an actress on UK TV, from the show Cold Feet.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Gooseberry Patch (Firm)
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Mary Anne Bennie
Description: Follow organisational expert MaryAnne Bennie's in8steps system and organise your entire home without turning it into total chaos in the process. In eight simple steps the system helps you to decide what stays and what goes, and how to store what remains efficiently. Learn how to :reorganise your whole house in a series of eight-minute blitzes, bust your excuses, and find the motivation to start and develop techniques to set yourself up for success.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Shelby Clark
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Jon Hamilton
Description: Stories that feature the delightful and exotic sounds of birds, plus insightful and informative commentary from bird lovers, bird experts, and, in some cases, the birds themselves!
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Chiyo Araki
Description: Ideal for home or school use, these fun projects are organized by seasons and U.S. holidays and offer varying levels of difficulty so that every child--from the beginner to the experienced origami-maker--will find something of interest. There are three types of boats for Columbus Day, cats and jack-o-lanterns for Halloween, and even old Saint Nick.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano, Marie. Jinsei ga tokimeko katazuke no maho 2. English Kondō, Marie. Irasuto de tokimeku katazuke no maho. English Kondō
Description: Tidying expert Marie Kondo offers a follow-up illustrated master manual on her KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations. Organizing goes into and beyond drawers and closets, with guidance on kitchens tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos--From statement provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Jill O'Connor, Leigh Beisch
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
Kathy H. Lee, Lesli M Richards
Description: With the accessibility of a parenting how-to book and the thorough educational foundation of an expensive boxed curriculum, this guide will inspire parents to use their homes as classrooms as they take advantage of the naturally rich learning opportunities that occur in everyday home life. Parents will learn how to transform their home into a learning environment that rivals the best preschool classroom by finding exciting learning opportunities in everyday occurrences, from using laundry to teach sorting to exploring growth cycles in the garden. Parents can make easy use of simple-to-start ideas, advice, and activities, as well as organizational tips, recipes, and more than 200 activities that are easy to pull together. In addition, there are convenient charts and checklists to document children's growth, which will help ensure there are no gaps in educational, social, or physical development.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2020
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Most Checked Out Books of 2019

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What are your fellow library patrons reading?

We'e got your back! Here are the most checked out books at Great River for all of 2019. 

Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins
YA FIC Col
The 18th Abduction
James Patterson, Maxine. author Paetro
FIC Pat
Children Of Blood And Bone [Audiobook]
Tomi Adeyemi
YA FIC Ade
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney
YA FIC Ale
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : The Getaway
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
The Fall Of Crazy House
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
YA FIC Pat
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid : The Meltdown
Jeff Kinney
J FIC Kin
The Great Alone
Kristin Hannah
FIC Han
Every Breath
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
The Guardians
John Grisham
FIC Gri
Long Road To Mercy
David Baldacci
FIC Bal
The Hate U Give [Audiobook]
Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin
YA FIC Tho
Look Alive Twenty-five
Janet Evanovich
FIC Eva
The Hunger Games [Audiobook]
Suzanne Collins, Carolyn McCormick
YA FIC Col
Neon Prey
John Sandford
FIC San
The Reckoning
John Grisham
FIC Gri
Nine Perfect Strangers
Liane Moriarty
FIC Mor
The Selection
Kiera Cass
YA FIC Cas
Past Tense
Lee Child
FIC Chi
Turtles All The Way Down
John Green
YA FIC Gre
Red Queen
Victoria Aveyard
YA FIC Ave
Where The Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens
FIC Owe
Redemption
David Baldacci
FIC Bal

Suzanne Collins
Description: By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
Call Number: YA FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Tomi Adeyemi
Description: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Call Number: YA FIC Ade
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Jeff Kinney
Description: Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous creatures all threaten their vacation.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Jeff Kinney
Description: When snow closes Greg Heffley's middle school, he and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield.
Call Number: J FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Nicholas Sparks
Description: Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
David Baldacci
Description: Atlee Pine, an FBI special agent assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States. Ever since her twin sister was abducted by a notorious serial killer at age five, Atlee has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. And she's the best at it. She could be one of the Bureau's top criminal profilers, if she didn't prefer catching criminals in the vast wilderness of the West to climbing the career ladder in the D.C. office. Her chosen mission is a lonesome one--but that suits her just fine. Now, Atlee is called in to investigate the mutilated carcass of a mule found in the Grand Canyon--and hopefully, solve the disappearance of its rider. But this isn't the only recent disappearance. In fact, it may be just the first clue, the key to unraveling a rash of other similar missing persons cases in the canyon.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Janet Evanovich
Description: "There's nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
John Sandford
Description: It was a relatively minor criminal matter, but enough that the U.S. Marshals obtained a warrant to enter the home. They didn't expect to unearth trophies from a score of killings. Now Davenport is on the trail of a serial murderer, one who was able to operate for years without notice or suspicion. But there's even more to this killer than meets the eye.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Liane Moriarty
Description: Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? These nine perfect strangers are about to find out. Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can't even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She's immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don't look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn't even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer--or should she run while she still can? It's not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Lee Child
Description: "Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: The town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? and takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians are trying to drive to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners almost seem too friendly. It's a strange place, but it's all there is. The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He knows his father left and never returned. Now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father's life, and strands of different stories begin to merge, he makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense and deadly"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Victoria Aveyard
Description: Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard--a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
Call Number: YA FIC Ave
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
David Baldacci
Description: Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting Decker's hometown of Burlington, Ohio, when he's approached by Meryl Hawkins--the first person Decker ever arrested for murder back when he was a young detective. A dozen years in prison have left Hawkins unrecognizably aged and terminally ill, but one thing hasn't changed: he maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? Digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if only he can put the pieces together quickly enough. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
James Patterson, Maxine. author Paetro
Description: For a trio of colleagues, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue -- until a body turns up. With the safety of San Francisco's entire school system at stake, Lindsay Boxer has never been under more pressure. To solve the "School Night" case, Lindsay turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas, as the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest. Together, Lindsay and Cindy take new approaches, and unexpected facts about the victims leave them stunned.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney
Description: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Call Number: YA FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
Description: Eighteen-year-old twins Becca and Cassie, now trained, fearless fighters, hold the key to defeating the despotic United regime and freeing the people of the former United States, but at what cost?
Call Number: YA FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Kristin Hannah
Description: Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
John Grisham
Description: In the small north Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues behind. There were no witnesses, no real suspects, no one with a motive. The police soon settled on Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo's. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Suzanne Collins, Carolyn McCormick
Description: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Call Number: YA FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
John Grisham
Description: Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton - was 'I have nothing to say'. And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Kiera Cass
Description: "Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illéa, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illéa's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
John Green
Description: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Call Number: YA FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
Delia Owens
Description: "For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Owe
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 26, 2020
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