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Summer Reading Program - Read Beyond the Beaten Path! (Teens)

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Our summer reading program is here! Read beyond the beaten path this summer with these great books! 

June 6 to August 6, 2022
For Pre-readers (0-3),  ages 3 to 6th grade, and Teens


Kelly Jensen
Description: "An anthology of essays and illustrations that illuminate mental health topics in a straightforward way"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 616.89 Don
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Patrick Ness
Description: On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron gas station for the dragon he'd hired to help on the farm... Sarah Dewhurst and her father, outcasts in their little town of Frome, Washington, are forced to hire a dragon to work their farm, something only the poorest of the poor ever have to resort to. The dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye, though. Sarah can't help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn't have a soul but who is seemingly intent on keeping her safe. Because the dragon knows something she doesn't. He has arrived at the farm with a prophecy on his mind. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, two FBI agents in hot pursuit -- and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself.
Call Number: YA FIC Nes
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Lev AC Rosen
Description: Welcome to Camp Outland, a camp for LGBTQIA teens. Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland. It's where he met his best friends. Where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim-- who's only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists. This year is going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as 'Del': buff, masculine, and on the market. He is determined to get Hudson to fall for him-- but how much is he willing to change for love? And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn't know who he truly is? -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Lynne Bertrand
Description: In a walled city of a mile-high iron guild towers, many things are common knowledge: No book in any of the city's libraries reveals its place on a calendar or a map. No living beasts can be found within the city's walls. And no good comes to the guilder or foundling who trespasses too far from their labors. Even on the tower rooftops, where Errol Thebes and the rest of the city's teenagers pass a few short years under an open sky, no one truly believes anything uncommon is possible within the city walls. But one guildmaster has broken tradition to protect her child, and now the whole city faces an uncommon threat: a pair of black iron spikes that has the power of both sword and needle on the rib cages of men has gone missing, but the mayhem they cause rises everywhere. If the spikes are not found, no wall will be high enough to protect the city-or the world beyond it. And Errol Thebes? He's not dead and he's certainly not safe.
Call Number: YA FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Dugald Steer, Ian Andrew, Nick Harris, Helen Ward
Description: Purports to be the journal of Emily Sands during her travels in Egypt in 1926 to find the lost tomb of Osiris. Based on real Egyptology, each chapter covers a different place in Egypt. Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt-and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years? Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands and crew soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. Rich with information about life in ancient Egypt and peppered with Miss Sands's lively narration, Egyptology concludes with a letter from the former Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum, explaining which parts of this unique tale may be accepted as fact, which are guided by legend, and which reflect the author's delightful sense of fancy.
Call Number: J FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Xiran Jay Zhao
Description: "The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall of China. It doesn't matter that the girls die from the mental strain. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But when she gets her vengeance, it becomes clear that she is an Iron Widow, a rare kind of female pilot who can sacrifice males to power up Chrysalises instead. To tame her frightening yet valuable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest male pilot in Huaxia, yet feared and ostracized for killing his father and brothers. But now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she will not cower so easily. She will take over instead, then leverage their combined strength to force her society to stop failing its women and girls. Or die trying" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Zha
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Clare Rees
Description: After the sea levels rise and the world ends, Martha and other survivors are stuck on a giant killer jellyfish, drifting off shore. The biggest problem with being trapped on a jellyfish isn’t what you’d expect. You get over the fear of death (because you start looking forward to it) and the smell of fish (because it quickly becomes your breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Boredom is an issue, sure, but it’s not the main one; the biggest problem is not being able to get away from everyone. The crew has finally had enough. They’re going to escape the jellyfish—or die trying.
Call Number: YA FIC Ree
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Tracy Deonn, Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Description: After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her previous life, family memories, or her childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at a local university seems like the perfect escape, until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.
Call Number: YA FIC Deo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Jennifer Donnelly, Rosie Jones
Description: Break the enchanted mirror. Burn the poisoned apple. Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest. Her lips were as red as blood, her skin as pale as snow, and her hair as dark as night. When she stopped to rest, her huntsman companion took his knife, plunged it into Sophie's chest, and removed her heart. As she gasped for breath on the forest floor, Sophie was terrified but not surprised. She'd heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too weak and foolish to rule, a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. Because in this world, poisoned apples don't put people into an enchanted sleep, they infect the mind with the cruelest things ever said. It's what keeps girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong. Yet Sophie doesn't die. She's rescued by seven mysterious engineers who manage to fashion her a temporary heart. It's not perfect but it has one advantage, it hasn't been contaminated by fear.
Call Number: YA FIC Don
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Bethany Mangle
Description: Raised among doomsday preppers, Becca Aldaine's life has centered on planning for the worst, but when her escape plan is jeopardized, she turns to the boy she is expected to marry and hopes for the best.
Call Number: YA FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Hanna Alkaf
Description: When Najwa Bakri walks into her first Scrabble competition since her best friend’s death, it’s with the intention to heal and move on with her life. Perhaps it wasn’t the best idea to choose the very same competition where said best friend, Trina Low, died. It might be even though Najwa’s trying to change, she’s not ready to give up Trina just yet. But the same can’t be said for all the other competitors. With Trina, the Scrabble Queen herself, gone, the throne is empty, and her friends are eager to be the next reigning champion. All’s fair in love and Scrabble, but all bets are off when Trina’s formerly inactive Instagram starts posting again, with cryptic messages suggesting that maybe Trina’s death wasn’t as straightforward as everyone thought. And maybe someone at the competition had something to do with it. As secrets are revealed and the true colors of her friends are shown, it’s up to Najwa to find out who’s behind these mysterious posts--not just to save Trina’s memory, but to save herself.
Call Number: YA FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Mariko Tamaki
Description: "Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don't even know what irony is. Her saving grace: her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. Monty's obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself"--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: YA FIC Tam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
June Hur
Description: While investigating a series of grisly murders, eighteen-year-old palace nurse Hyeon navigates royal and political intrigue and becomes entangled with a young police inspector. Includes author's note.
Call Number: YA FIC Hur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Anna Carey
Description: "When strange things start happening in Jess Flynn's hometown of Swickley, the high-school junior suspects reality isn't as it seems and seeks to uncover the truth about her family, her friends, and her town"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
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(Don't) Call Me Crazy : 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health
Kelly Jensen
YA 616.89 Don
Legendborn
Tracy Deonn, Joniece Abbott-Pratt
YA FIC Deo
Burn
Patrick Ness
YA FIC Nes
Poisoned
Jennifer Donnelly, Rosie Jones
YA FIC Don
Camp
Lev AC Rosen
YA FIC Ros
Prepped
Bethany Mangle
YA FIC Man
City Of The Uncommon Thief
Lynne Bertrand
YA FIC Ber
Queen Of The Tiles
Hanna Alkaf
YA FIC Han
Egyptology : Search For The Tomb Of Osiris, Being The Journal Of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926-
Dugald Steer, Ian Andrew, Nick Harris, Helen Ward
J FIC Ste
Saving Montgomery Sole
Mariko Tamaki
YA FIC Tam
Iron Widow
Xiran Jay Zhao
YA FIC Zha
The Red Palace
June Hur
YA FIC Hur
Jelly
Clare Rees
YA FIC Ree
This Is Not The Jess Show
Anna Carey
YA FIC Car

Summer Reading Program - Read Beyond the Beaten Path! (Kids)

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Our summer reading program is here! Read beyond the beaten path this summer with these great books! 

June 6 to August 6, 2022
For Pre-readers (0-3),  ages 3 to 6th grade, and Teens


Doreen Cronin, Michele O. Medlin, Adam Grupper, Inc Recorded Books
Description: The Chicken Squad is on the case when their beloved human, Barbara, goes missing around the same time they hear a report of a headless bear on the loose.
Call Number: J FIC Cro
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Stuart A. Kallen
Description: "Describes how the Burj Khalifa became the tallest tower in the world and the work that went into building it. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 720.483 Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Craig Battle
Description: Camp Average tells the story of a group of 11-year-old boys sharing Cabin 10 at a six-week summer sports camp for boys. The actual name of the place is Camp Avalon, but the kids call it Camp Average, because they never win at any sport. And that's the way they like it. But this summer, Winston, the new camp director doesn't like losing, and he's not about to start. Led by the main protagonist, Mack, and his best friend Andre, the boys in Cabin 10 have a different plan. They're going to lose like they've never lost before, at every sport, but especially at the baseball tournament with the three nearby powerhouse camps. That way, they'll get their summer back! -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Bat
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Madeleine Roux, Tim Probert
Description: "When Zellidora "Zelli" Stormclash seeks answers to her true lineage, she embarks on a dangerous adventure"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Rou
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Ambreen Tariq, Stevie Lewis
Description: Excitedly joining her family for an outdoor camping trip in a Midwestern state park, Fatima Khazi helps set up a tent, build a fire, and fend off a daddy longlegs before settling down to sleep surrounded by the near-magical sounds of the forest.
Call Number: E Tar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Megan Wagner Lloyd, Abigail Halpin
Description: "All the ways and places that wild exists in our world and where you can find it"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Llo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Julie Gilbert, Jane Pica
Description: In 1919 Boston, an orphaned eighth-grade girl plans to head west to become a cowboy until the giant tank of molasses in her neighborhood explodes.
Call Number: J FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Tom Angleberger, Mark Turetsky, Greg Steinbruner, Julia Gibson, Jonathan Todd Ross
Description: One month before the state standards test are to take place, the Origami Rebel Alliance has found powerful allies in unexpected places in their fight against the FunTime test preparation program, but Principal Rabbski has not yet declared her allegiance.
Call Number: J FIC Ang
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 10, 2022
James Patterson, Steven Butler, Richard Watson
Description: Excitedly accompanying his human family on a camping vacation in the woods, canine Junior happily chases raccoons, fetches sticks and doggy-paddles in the lake, before an obedience-obsessed human arrives and spoils his fun.
Call Number: J FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
James Patterson, Christopher Tebbetts, Bryan Kennedy, Hachette Audio (Firm), Inc. Blackstone Audio
Description: After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that's not bad enough, he's learned that he's going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion--complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing, and fanatical counselors. Rafe and the rest of the pack of "delinquent" trainees are forced to cooperate as they prepare for the final test: a solo excursion in the deep woods. Can Rafe come out of the experience in one piece? And if he does, will he go home as the same insecure kid?
Call Number: J FIC Pat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Mélanie Watt
Description: Scaredy Squirrel takes a trip through the campground and finds out the wilderness is meant to be enjoyed up close.
Call Number: E Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Catherine Egan
Description: "When Ben Harp sees his teacher's watch crawling across the hallway, he thinks he must be dreaming. But no, he’s just seen his first Sneak—an interdimensional mischief-maker that can borrow the form of any ordinary object. He figured this school year would be bad—his best friend moved away, the class bully is circling, and he’s stuck doing a group project with two similarly friendless girls, Charlotte and Akemi. Still, he wasn’t expecting aliens!"-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: J FIC Ega
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Louis Sachar
Description: Should you ever find yourself at Camp Green Lake-or somewhere similar-this is the guide for you. Stanley Yelnats (Caveman, to some of you) offers anecdotes and advice on everything from digging the perfect hole to identifying and avoiding the wildlife (scorpions, tarantulas, rattlesnakes, yellow-spotted lizards, Mr. Sir) to help you make your stay a more pleasant one.
Call Number: J FIC Sac
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Jennifer K. Mann, Channie Waites, Inc Recorded Books
Description: Ernestine is beyond excited to go camping. She follows the packing list carefully (new sleeping bag! new flashlight! special trail mix made with Dad!) so she knows she is ready when the weekend arrives. But she quickly realizes that nothing could have prepared her for how hard it is to set up a tent, never mind fall asleep in it, or that swimming in a lake means that there will be fish -- eep! Will Ernestine be able to enjoy the wilderness, or will it prove to be a bit too far out of her comfort zone?
Call Number: E Man
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 10, 2022
1937- author Avi, James Langton, Inc Recorded Books
Description: Convicted of thievery and transported from England to America, Oliver Cromwell Pitts, shackled to his fellow prisoners, endures inedible food, filthy conditions, and deadly storms on his voyage across the Atlantic. But the hazardous shipboard journey is nothing compared to the peril that waits for him on the colonial shores. In Annapolis, Oliver's indentured servitude is purchased by the foul, miserly Fitzhugh, who may have murdered another servant. On Fitzhugh's isolated tobacco farm, Oliver's only companion is an enslaved boy named Bara. Oliver and Bara become fast friends with one powerful goal: to escape Fitzhugh. Oliver hopes he can find his sister, Charity, brought somewhere in the colonies on a different ship. Bara dreams of reaching a community of free black people in the cypress swamp who may help him gain his liberty. But first the boys must flee Fitzhugh's plantation and outrun their brutal pursuer and the dangers that lurk in the swamp.
Call Number: J FIC Avi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Chris Van Allsburg
Description: When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog.
Call Number: E Van
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Kelly Regan Barnhill, Christina Moore, Inc Recorded Books
Description: An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.
Call Number: J FIC Bar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Melissa De la Cruz, Sofia Carson, LLC Recorded Books
Description: Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenaged children of Disney's most evil villains search for a dragon's eye--the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape.
Call Number: J FIC De l
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
Andrew Cangelose, Josh Shipley
Description: A taco-loving squirrel named Taco teaches kids that the most important story is the one they write themselves.
Call Number: E Can
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Julia Jarman
Description: Topher's amazing cat, Ka, has time-travelled again; she has left him the clue Cappellis. Following her, Topher finds himself in Victorian London where disease is rife and the Thames is clogged with stinking sewage. Topher discovers a plot to kill Joseph Bazalgette, the man who is trying to save the city.
Call Number: J FIC Jar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
B. A. Hoena
Description: Lightning and bugs and bears - oh my! This handy guidebook provides basic tips and tricks to surviving in the wilderness, including sheltering against weather extremes, battling bugs, and fending off meddlesome animals. With bold photos and infographics, step-by-step projects, and expert instructions, OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GUIDES will have first-time campers and enthusiasts alike opting outside.
Call Number: J 613.6 Hoe
Format: Book
Date Added: May 10, 2022
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Bear Country : Bearly A Misadventure
Doreen Cronin, Michele O. Medlin, Adam Grupper, Inc Recorded Books
J FIC Cro
Sneaks
Catherine Egan
J FIC Ega
Burj Khalifa : The Tallest Tower In The World
Stuart A. Kallen
J 720.483 Kal
Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide To Camp Green Lake
Louis Sachar
J FIC Sac
Camp Average
Craig Battle
J FIC Bat
The Camping Trip
Jennifer K. Mann, Channie Waites, Inc Recorded Books
E Man
Dungeon Academy : No Humans Allowed!
Madeleine Roux, Tim Probert
J FIC Rou
The End Of The World And Beyond
1937- author Avi, James Langton, Inc Recorded Books
J FIC Avi
Fatima's Great Outdoors
Ambreen Tariq, Stevie Lewis
E Tar
The Garden Of Abdul Gasazi
Chris Van Allsburg
E Van
Finding Wild
Megan Wagner Lloyd, Abigail Halpin
E Llo
The Girl Who Drank The Moon
Kelly Regan Barnhill, Christina Moore, Inc Recorded Books
J FIC Bar
Leah Braves The Flood : A Great Molasses Flood Survival Story
Julie Gilbert, Jane Pica
J FIC Gil
The Isle Of The Lost
Melissa De la Cruz, Sofia Carson, LLC Recorded Books
J FIC De l
Princess Labelmaker To The Rescue!
Tom Angleberger, Mark Turetsky, Greg Steinbruner, Julia Gibson, Jonathan Todd Ross
J FIC Ang
This Is A Taco!
Andrew Cangelose, Josh Shipley
E Can
Ruffing It
James Patterson, Steven Butler, Richard Watson
J FIC Pat
Time-travelling Cat And The Great Victorian Stink
Julia Jarman
J FIC Jar
Save Rafe!
James Patterson, Christopher Tebbetts, Bryan Kennedy, Hachette Audio (Firm), Inc. Blackstone Audio
J FIC Pat
Wilderness Survival : Basic Safety For Outdoor Adventures
B. A. Hoena
J 613.6 Hoe
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping
Mélanie Watt
E Wat

Read Across America!

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Check out our latest Beanstack challenge, Read Across America! 

Read Across America with inspiring, diverse books to encourage readers of all ages to explore identity, acceptance, and community. Log your reading to earn badges all month long! Check out our Beanstack app here: https://griver.beanstack.org/profiles/3848210/current_programs


Loan Le
Description: High school seniors Bảo and Linh, whose feuding families own competing Vietnamese restaurants, conceal their budding romance, as well as Linh's desire to become an artist.
Call Number: YA FIC Le
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Emma Otheguy, Ana Ramírez
Description: Gabo, shy with other children and having no sled or winter clothing, yearns to go sledding and his neighbor's granddaughter, Isa, helps him find a way.
Call Number: E Oth
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Nnedi Okorafor, Nnedi. On the road Okorafor, John Jennings, David (Illustrator) Brame
Description: The drama takes place in a small Nigerian town during a violent and unexpected storm. A Nigerian-American woman named Chioma answers a knock at her door and is horrified to see a boy with a severe head wound standing at her doorstep. He reaches for her, and his touch burns like fire. Something is very wrong. Haunted and hunted, Chioma must embrace her heritage in order to survive.
Call Number: FIC Oko
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Xelena author González, Adriana M. Garcia
Description: Finding circles everywhere, a grandfather and his granddaughter meditate on the cycles of life and nature.
Call Number: E Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Description: Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.
Call Number: J FIC Anc
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Donna Barba Higuera, Juliana Perdomo
Description: Ramón is worried about his first day at a new school, but it helps to remind El Cucuy, the monster who lives in his cactus pot, of how brave and strong they both are.
Call Number: E Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai
Description: "Imagine an America very similar to our own. It's got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream. There are some differences. This America has been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day. Seventeen-year-old Elatsoe ("Ellie" for short) lives in this slightly stranger America. She can raise the ghosts of dead animals, a skill passed down through generations of her Lipan Apache family. Her beloved cousin has just been murdered, in a town that wants no prying eyes. But she is going to do more than pry. The picture-perfect façade of Willowbee masks gruesome secrets, and she will rely on her wits, skills, and friends to tear off the mask and protect her family" -- Publisher description.
Call Number: YA FIC Lit
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Ellen Oh
Description: A tale based on true events follows the coming-of-age of a girl who is motivated by an act of racism at school to learn about her ancestral heritage and her grandparents' experiences as lost children during the Korean War.
Call Number: J FIC Oh
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Arvin Ahmadi
Description: Fleeing to Rome in the wake of coming out to his Muslim family, a failed relationship, and blackmail, eighteen-year-old Amir Azadi embarks on a more authentic life with new friends and dates in the Sistine Chapel before an encounter with a U.S. Customs officer places his hard-won freedom at risk.
Call Number: YA FIC Ahm
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Alicia Williams, Jacqueline Alcántara
Description: Zora was a girl who hankered for tales like bees for honey. Now, her mama always told her that if she wanted something, "to jump at de sun", because even though you might not land quite that high, at least you'd get off the ground. So Zora jumped from place to place, from the porch of the general store where she listened to folktales, to Howard University, to Harlem. And everywhere she jumped, she shined sunlight on the tales most people hadn't been bothered to listen to until Zora. The tales no one had written down until Zora. Tales on a whole culture of literature overlooked...until Zora. Until Zora jumped.-- Amazon.com.
Call Number: E Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Mark Karlins, Nicole (Nicole E.) Wong
Description: Kiyoshi asks his grandfather, the wise poet Eto, where poems come from, and Eto takes him on a walk through the city to seek an answer.
Call Number: E Kar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Chanel Miller
Description: Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.She tells of her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial, reveals the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios, and illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators. -- ǂc Adapted from jacket
Call Number: 364.1532 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Malinda Lo
Description: "Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father--despite his hard-won citizenship--Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Lo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Margarita Longoria
Description: In this mixed-media collection of short stories, personal essays, poetry, and comics, this celebrated group of authors share the borders they have crossed, the struggles they have pushed through, and the two cultures they continue to navigate as Mexican Americans. Living Beyond Borders is at once an eye-opening, heart-wrenching, and hopeful love letter from the Mexican American community to today's young readers.
Call Number: YA FIC Liv
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Andrea Davis Pinkney, J. Brian Pinkney
Description: Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B. Little relate their Mississippi family's struggles and triumphs from 1927 to 1968 while struggling as sharecroppers, living under Jim Crow, and fighting for Civil Rights.
Call Number: J FIC Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Lily LaMotte, Ann Xu, colorist Sunmi
Description: Having just moved to Seattle from Taiwan, twelve-year-old Cici enters a cooking competition to win the chance to see her grandmother again, but she only knows how to cook Taiwanese food.
Call Number: J FIC Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Anna Burns
Description: In 1970s Northern Ireland, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes "interesting," the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister's attempts to avoid him -- and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend -- rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive.
Call Number: LP FIC Bur
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Nguyen Quang Phung, Kim Lien Huynh
Description: "This is no ordinary first journey. The rainy season has come to the Mekong Delta, and An, a young Vietnamese boy, sets out alone in a wooden boat wearing a little backpack and armed only with a single oar. On the way, he is confronted by giant crested waves, heavy rainfall and eerie forests where fear takes hold of him. Although daunted by the dark unknown, An realizes that he is not alone and continues to paddle. He knows it will all be worth it when he reaches his destination."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Phu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
David (David O.) Bowles, Erika Meza
Description: "A boy and his father cross the United States-Mexico border every other Saturday, visiting their favorite places, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Sabrina Vourvoulias, Gloria Félix, Eduardo Díaz, Emily Key, sponsoring body Smithsonian Institution
Description: Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution and the Molina Family Latino Gallery, a celebration of 30 of history's most influential Latinas and Latinos shares the uplifting stories of subjects ranging from Pura Belpré and César Chávez to Jennifer Lopez and Sonia Sotomayor.
Call Number: J 920 Vou
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Lori M. Lee
Description: While trying to rescue her brother's soul from the spirit world, eleven-year-old Pahua discovers that she is the reincarnation of a legendary shaman warrior.-- Provided by Publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Samar Yazbik, Leri Price
Description: Rima, a young girl from Damascus, longs to walk, to be free to follow the will of her feet, but instead is perpetually constrained. She finds refuge in a fantasy world full of colored crayons, secret planets, and The Little Prince, reciting passages of the Qur'an like a mantra as everything and everyone around her is blown to bits. Since Rima hardly ever speaks, people think she's crazy, but she is no fool--the madness is in the battered city around her. One day while taking a bus through Damascus, a soldier opens fire and her mother is killed. Rima, wounded, is taken to a military hospital before her brother leads her to the besieged area of Ghouta--where, between bombings, she writes her story.
Call Number: FIC Yaz
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Chad Lucas
Description: "Brian has always been anxious, whether at home or in class or on the basketball court. His dad tries to get him to stand up for himself, and his mom helps as much as she can, but after he and his brother are placed into foster care, Brian starts having panic attacks. And he doesn't know if things will ever be 'normal' again. Ezra's always been popular. He's friends with most of the kids on his basketball team--even Brian, who usually keeps to himself. But now, some of his friends have been acting differently, and Brian seems to be pulling away. Ezra wants to help, but he worries if he's too nice to Brian, his friends will realize that he has a crush on him. But when Brian and his brother run away, Ezra has no choice but to take the leap and reach out. Both boys have to decide if they're willing to risk sharing parts of themselves they'd rather hide. but if they can be brave, the might just find the best in themselves--and each other."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Luc
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Hala Alyan
Description: "The Nasr family is spread across the globe—Beirut, Brooklyn, Austin, the California desert. A Syrian mother, a Lebanese father, and three American children: all have lived a life of migration. Still, they’ve always had their ancestral home in Beirut—a constant touchstone—and the complicated, messy family love that binds them. But following his father's recent death, Idris, the family's new patriarch, has decided to sell. The decision brings the family to Beirut, where everyone unites against Idris in a fight to save the house. They all have secrets—lost loves, bitter jealousies, abandoned passions, deep-set shame—that distance has helped smother. But in a city smoldering with the legacy of war, an ongoing flow of refugees, religious tension, and political protest, those secrets ignite, imperiling the fragile ties that hold this family together."-- book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Aly
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Ali Stroker, Stacy Davidowitz
Description: After moving across the country, thirteen-year-old Natalie auditions for her new school's play and overcomes her fears and insecurities about performing in a wheelchair.
Call Number: J FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Brittney Morris
Description: "Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best. He tries to be the best employee he can be at the local ice cream shop; the best boyfriend he can be to his amazing girlfriend, Talia; the best protector he can be over his little brother, Isaiah. But as much as Alex tries, he often comes up short. It’s hard to for him to be present when every time he touches an object or person, Alex sees into its future. When he touches a scoop, he has a vision of him using it to scoop ice cream. When he touches his car, he sees it years from now, totaled and underwater. When he touches Talia, he sees them at the precipice of breaking up, and that terrifies him. Alex feels these visions are a curse, distracting him, making him anxious and unable to live an ordinary life. And when Alex touches a photo that gives him a vision of his brother’s imminent death, everything changes. With Alex now in a race against time, death, and circumstances, he and Isaiah must grapple with their past, their future, and what it means to be a young Black man in America in the present" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Kelly J. Baptist, Darnell Johnson
Description: Everyone in the Donovan family can dance--and has a dance nickname--except Kai, but his family helps him practice his moves to prepare for his aunt's wedding reception.
Call Number: E Bap
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Yōko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani
Description: Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient--frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers "the beauty of the time that is yet to come.
Call Number: FIC Taw
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Hanna Alkaf
Description: Retells a Malaysian folk tale in which a lonely girl, Suraya, inherits from her grandmother a pelesit, a ghostly demon, who proves to be a good companion, bringing both danger and hope.
Call Number: J FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Richard (Children's author) Ho, Jessica Lanan
Description: A tour of the busy work that takes place at post offices is depicted through the journey of a lost package that receives a little help reaching its destination, proving that distance cannot keep loved ones apart.
Call Number: E Ho
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Phan Qué Mai Nguyẽn
Description: "The Mountains Sing tells the multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart. The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ngu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Colson Whitehead, JD Jackson
Description: "As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone"... Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called The Nickel Academy... [It] is a grotesque chamber of horrors, where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked and the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision with repercussions that will echo down the decades."--Container.
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Samantha Mabry
Description: "The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mab
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Robert W. Fieseler
Description: Fieseler chronicles the event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates a portrait of a closeted, blue-collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 364.1523 Fie
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Miri Yū, Morgan Giles
Description: "A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations. Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Japanese Emperor, his life is tied by a series of coincidences to the Imperial family and has been shaped at every turn by modern Japanese history. But his life story is also marked by bad luck, and now, in death, he is unable to rest, doomed to haunt the park near Ueno Station in Tokyo. Kazu's life in the city began and ended in that park; he arrived there to work as a laborer in the preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and ended his days living in the vast homeless village in the park, traumatized by the destruction of the 2011 tsunami and shattered by the announcement of the 2020 Olympics. Through Kazu's eyes, we see daily life in Tokyo buzz around him and learn the intimate details of his personal story, how loss and society's inequalities and constrictions spiraled towards this ghostly fate, with moments of beauty and grace just out of reach. A powerful masterwork from one of Japan's most brilliant outsider writers, Tokyo Ueno Station is a book for our times and a look into a marginalized existence in a shiny global megapolis"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Yu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Cookie Hiponia Everman, Abigail Dela Cruz
Description: Through a bedtime story to her daughters, a woman weaves together her immigration story and Pilipino mythology. Includes glossary, songs, and author's note.
Call Number: J FIC Eve
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
J. Elle, Bahni Turpin
Description: 'Make a way out of no way' is just the way of life for Rue. But when her mother is shot dead on her doorstep, life for her and her younger sister changes forever. Rue's taken from her neighborhood by the father she never knew, forced to leave her little sister behind, and whisked away to Ghazan, a hidden island of magic wielders. Rue is the only half-god, half-human there, where leaders protect their magical powers at all costs and thrive on human suffering. Miserable and desperate to see her sister on the anniversary of their mother's death, Rue breaks Ghazan's sacred Do Not Leave Law and returns to Houston, only to discover that Black kids are being forced into crime and violence. And her sister, Tasha, is in danger of falling sway to the very forces that claimed their mother's life. Worse still, evidence mounts that the evil plaguing East Row is the same one that lurks in Ghazan, an evil that will stop at nothing until it has stolen everything from her and everyone she loves.
Call Number: YA FIC Ell
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Margarita Engle
Description: "As a little boy, Rubén Darío loved to listen to his great uncle, a man who told tall tales in a booming, larger-than-life voice. Rubén quickly learned the magic of storytelling, and discovered the rapture and beauty of verse. A restless and romantic soul, Rubén traveled across Central and South America seeking adventure and connection. As he discovered new places and new loves, he wrote poems to express his wild storm of feelings. But the traditional forms felt too restrictive. He began to improvise his own poetic forms so he could capture the entire world in his words. At the age of twenty-one, he published his first book Azul, which heralded a vibrant new literary movement called Modernismo that blended poetry and prose into something magical." --amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
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Learn About Money: Financial Literacy Resources

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April is National Financial Literacy Month! This list includes resources on learning about money and personal finance. During the month of April, teens and adults can also find more information on this subject by participating in our Beanstack Financial Literacy Challenge in the Beanstack app or on the website


Paco De Leon
Description: A holistic, illustrated guide to navigating your financial life mindfully, no matter your financial situation Whether you have a lot of money or a little, your feelings and beliefs about money have been shaped by a combination of silence (or even shame) around talking about money, personal experiences, family and societal expectations, and a complex system rigged against many of us from the start. It's no surprise so many of us find it so difficult to save enough money, emotionally draining to deal with student loans, and nearly impossible to understand the world of investing.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 332.024 De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Beth Kobliner
Description: "A completely revised and updated fourth edition of the New York Times bestseller, designed to guide younger adults through the world of personal finance. More than ever before, people in their twenties and thirties need help getting their financial lives in order. And who could blame them? These so-called millennials have come of age in the wake of the worst economic crisis in memory, and are now trying to get by in its aftermath. They owe record levels of student loan debt, face sky-high rents, and struggle to live on a budget in an uncertain economy. It's time for them to get a financial life"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 332.024 Kob 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Tiffany Aliche
Description: "Introducing the powerful idea of striving for financial wholeness instead of early retirement or millionaire status, Get Good with Money guides us through the ten short-term steps that lead to long-term security. From the simple (best practices for budgeting and saving) to the more sophisticated (investing, taking charge of your credit score, and calculating your insurance needs), Tiffany Aliche shares memorable stories, actionable lists and worksheets, and a you-got-this attitude, ensuring that we can build a solid foundation for a life that's rich in every way"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 332.024 Ali
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Ramit Sethi
Description: Presents a revised version of the author's six-week personal finance program for adults ages 20-35. Integrated with his website, where readers can use interactive charts, follow up on the latest information, and join the community, it is a hip blueprint to building wealth and financial security with more tools and amazing stories of how previous readers used the book to create their rich lives.
Call Number: 332.024 Set 2019
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Beth Kobliner
Description: A guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way. Many of us think we can have the 'money talk' when our kids are old enough to get it... which won't be for years, right? But get this: research shows that even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts, and a study from Cambridge University confirmed that basic money habits are formed by the age of seven. Oh, and research shows the number one influence on kids' financial behaviors is mom and dad. Clearly, we can't afford to wait.
Call Number: 332.024 Kob
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Kumiko Love
Description: As a newly divorced single mom making $24,000 per year and facing down $77,000 in debt, Kumiko Love worried constantly about money. She saw what other moms had--vacations, birthday parties, a house full of furniture--and felt ashamed that she and her son lived in a small apartment and ate dinner on the floor. When her feelings began to exhaust her, she binge-shopped. Then she had an epiphany: Money is not the problem. Self-Doubt is the problem. Shame is the problem. Guilt is the problem. Society's expectations for her are the problem. She is the solution. Once she reversed the negative thinking patterns pushing her toward decisions that didn't serve her values or goals, her financial plan wrote itself. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 332.024 Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Joseph Ferry
Description: "How you learn how to handle your money now will go a long way in determining which financial track you will take in life. Financial literacy is generally defined as having the right habits and knowledge about money that lead to financial security and the ability to weather an unexpected emergency expense"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 332.024 Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Michael LeBoeuf
Description: The Bogleheads Guide to Investing (second edition) was written by Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer and Michael LeBoeuf, long-time Bogleheads.org forum members who continue to be active on the forum today.--Bogleheads.com
Call Number: 332.6 Lar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Howard Davidoff, Debby. Everything personal finance in your 20s & 30s book Fowles
Description: Do you feel like you'll never pay off your student loans? Worried about your mounting credit card debt? Wondering when you'll ever make enough money to stop living paycheck to paycheck? You're not alone - millions of young Americans are finding it hard to save for the future and still pay today's bills on time. But with The Everything Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s Book, 3rd Edition, you'll learn how to be financially independent.
Call Number: 332.024 Dav 2012
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Chelsea Fagan, Lauren Ver Hage, Eve Mobley
Description: "The Financial Diet is the personal finance book for people who don't care about personal finance. Whether you're in need of an overspending detox, buried under student debt, or just trying to figure out how to live on an entry-level salary, The Financial Diet gives you tools to make a budget, understand investments, and deal with your credit." -- Book jacket.
Call Number: 332.024 Fag
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Helaine Olen, Harold A. Pollack
Description: “The most important financial advice is stunningly simple and fits on an index card. The newbie investor will not find a better guide to personal finance.”
Call Number: 332.024 Ole
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Michele Cagan, Elisabeth Lariviere
Description: This illustrated beginner's guide to personal finance distills essential information into small, easy-to-follow steps to help you get your finances in order. You will learn the skills you need to make good financial decisions and grow your personal wealth. Full of colorful descriptions organized in an easy-to-read format, this book contains infographics such as: Choosing your bank; Building an emergency fund; Choosing a financial planner; Where your money is going; What not to buy; Health insurance; Property insurance; What federal taxes pay for. With the help of this guide, you'll learn how to make good investments, save for big things like a house, college tuition, or budget.
Call Number: 332.024 Cag
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
John C Bogle
Description: Common sense tells us—and history confirms—that the simplest and most efficient investment strategy is to buy and hold all of the nation's publicly held businesses at very low cost.
Call Number: 332.6327 Bog
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Martin (Martin E.) Smith, Marcela Gaviria, PBS Distribution (Firm), Inc Rain Media
Description: The Retirement Gamble reveals how fees, self-dealing, and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer's best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.
Call Number: 332.024 Ret
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
J. L. (Blogger) Collins
Description: The author shares his personal techniques, insights and experiences regarding saving money and investing, drawn from his blog posts as well as a series of letters to his teenage daughter, both dealing with money management.
Call Number: 332.024 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Kara McGuire
Description: Provides a comprehensive guide for teenagers to saving, spending, and earning money, and includes information on starting a business, preparing for interviews, opening a bank account, and purchasing car and property insurance.
Call Number: YA 332.024 McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Jen Sincero
Description: Drawing on her own experience of transforming herself, over just a few years, from a woman with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account, subsisting solely on Taco Bell, to a woman who travels the world and stays in five-star luxury hotels, Jen Sincero knows all too well the layers of BS one can get wrapped up in when it comes to money, as well as what it takes to dig a way out. An in-depth on how powerful thoughts shape income potential and the ways in which bank accounts are mirrors for bugaboos about money.
Call Number: 332.024 Sin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 10, 2022
Vicki Robin, Joseph R. Dominguez, Monique Tilford
Description: For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully. This fully revised and updated edition is the ultimate makeover of this classic, ensuring that its time-tested wisdom applies to people of all ages and covers modern topics like investing in index funds, managing revenue streams like side hustles and freelancing, tracking your finances online, and having difficult conversations about money.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 332.024 Rob 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
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Finance For The People : Getting A Grip On Your Finances
Paco De Leon
332.024 De L
The Financial Diet : A Total Beginner's Guide To Getting Good With Money
Chelsea Fagan, Lauren Ver Hage, Eve Mobley
332.024 Fag
Get A Financial Life : Personal Finance In Your Twenties And Thirties
Beth Kobliner
332.024 Kob 2017
The Index Card : Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have To Be Complicated
Helaine Olen, Harold A. Pollack
332.024 Ole
Get Good With Money : Ten Simple Steps To Becoming Financially Whole
Tiffany Aliche
332.024 Ali
The Infographic Guide To Personal Finance : A Visual Reference For Everything You Need To Know
Michele Cagan, Elisabeth Lariviere
332.024 Cag
I Will Teach You To Be Rich : No Guilt. No Excuses. No Bs. Just A 6-week Program That Works
Ramit Sethi
332.024 Set 2019
The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing : The Only Way To Guarantee Your Fair Share Of Market Returns
John C Bogle
332.6327 Bog
Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You're Not) : A Parents' Guide For Kids 3 To 23
Beth Kobliner
332.024 Kob
The Retirement Gamble
Martin (Martin E.) Smith, Marcela Gaviria, PBS Distribution (Firm), Inc Rain Media
332.024 Ret
My Money My Way : Taking Back Control Of Your Financial Life
Kumiko Love
332.024 Lov
The Simple Path To Wealth : Your Road Map To Financial Independence And A Rich, Free Life
J. L. (Blogger) Collins
332.024 Col
Teen Guide To Financial Literacy
Joseph Ferry
YA 332.024 Fer
The Teen Money Manual : A Guide To Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth, And More
Kara McGuire
YA 332.024 McG
The Bogleheads' Guide To Investing
Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Michael LeBoeuf
332.6 Lar
You Are A Badass At Making Money Master The Mindset Of Wealth
Jen Sincero
332.024 Sin
The Everything Personal Finance In Your 20s And 30s Book
Howard Davidoff, Debby. Everything personal finance in your 20s & 30s book Fowles
332.024 Dav 2012
Your Money Or Your Life : 9 Steps To Transforming Your Relationship With Money And Achieving Financial Independence
Vicki Robin, Joseph R. Dominguez, Monique Tilford
332.024 Rob 2018

Black History Month (Kids)

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Check out these excellent reads for Black History Month!! 


Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch
Description: Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.
Call Number: E Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Derrick. Barnes, Gordon C. James
Description: Celebrates the magnificent feeling that comes from walking out of a barber shop with newly-cut hair.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Misty Copeland
Description: American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too.
Call Number: E Cop
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
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: Feb 1, 2022
Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James
Description: Illustrations and easy-to-read text pay homage to the strength, character, and worth of a child.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Floyd Cooper
Description: Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.
Call Number: E Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson
Description: A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
Call Number: E De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Vashti Harrison
Description: Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African American women who shaped history.
Call Number: J 920 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Samara Cole Doyon, Kaylani Juanita
Description: Joyful young narrators celebrate feeling at home in one's own skin.
Call Number: E Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Parker Curry, Jessica Curry, Bea Jackson
Description: "This book is based on the viral photograph of African American toddler Parker Curry, who, during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery, became mesmerized by Amy Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama, who she thought was a queen. One rainy afternoon, Parker's mother (co-author Jessica Curry) makes the suggestion that they visit the museum, little sister Ava in tow. At the museum, they see Parker's friend Gia and her mother. The three girls dance through the halls of the museum noticing horses, flowers, and feathers in the famous works of art. Just before they leave, Parker notices the portrait of Michelle Obama, stops in her tracks, and that viral photographic moment is born. Parker's thoughts about what she sees when she looks at Michelle Obama are assumed by her expressive gaze, well captured by illustrator Jackson. "--Kirkus
Call Number: E Cur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Carole Boston Weatherford
Description: Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg's efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art.
Call Number: JB Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Ella Schwartz, Gaby D'Alessandro
Description: "Over the centuries, women, people from underrepresented communities, and immigrants overcame prejudices and social obstacles to make remarkable discoveries in science--but they weren't the ones to receive credit in history books. People with more power, money, and prestige were remembered as the inventor of the telephone, the scientists who decoded the structure of DNA, and the doctor who discovered the cause of yellow fever. This book aims to set the record straight and celebrate the nearly forgotten inventors and scientists who shaped our world today. " -- Publisher.
Call Number: YA 509.22 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Rio Cortez, Lauren Semmer
Description: "And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy. It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments--G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures--H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It's an ABC book like no other, and a story of hope and love."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Natasha Tarpley, Regis Bethencourt, Kahran Bethencourt
Description: "The possibilities are endless in this uplifting ode to the power of potential. Each page of The Me I Choose To Be is an immersive call for self-love that highlights the inherent beauty of all Black and brown children. "-- Amazon.
Call Number: E Tar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Loveis Wise
Description: "The People Remember tells the journey of African descendants in America by connecting their history to the seven principles of Kwanzaa. It begins in Africa, where people were taken from their homes and families. They spoke different languages and had different customs. Yet they were bound and chained together and forced onto ships sailing into an unknown future. Ultimately, all these people had to learn one common language and create a culture that combined their memories of home with new traditions that enabled them to thrive in this new land. Sumptuously illustrated, this is an important book to read as a family--a story young readers can visit over and over again to deepen their understanding of African American history in relation to their own lives and current social justice movements. By turns powerful and revealing, this is a lyrical narrative that tells the story of survival, as well as the many moments of joy, celebration, and innovation of Black people in America."-- Amazon.
Call Number: J 811 Zob
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
Description: "Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Kadir Nelson
Description: Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Illustrations from oil paintings by artist Kadir Nelson.
Call Number: J 796.357 Nel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Kathleen Krull, Tim Tomkinson
Description: Describes the 1963 March on Washington, helmed by Martin Luther King, Jr., where over two hundred thousand people gathered to demand equal rights for all races, and explains why this event is still important in American history today.
Call Number: J 323.1 Kru
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Mary Kay Carson
Description: Presents information about the Underground Railroad in question and answer format.
Call Number: J 973.71 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Sarah Fabiny, Ted Hammond
Description: "Born into slavery in 1862, Ida Bell Wells was freed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. Yet she could see just how unjust the world she was living in was. This drove her to become a journalist and activist. Throughout her life, she fought against prejudice and for equality for African Americans. Ida B. Wells would go on to co-own a newspaper, write several books, help cofound the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and fight for women's right to vote."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Luisa Uribe
Description: Saddened by her classmates' and teacher's mispronunciations of her name, a girl is empowered by her discovery that names are like songs when she and her mom celebrate the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names.
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2022
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Amazing Grace
Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch
E Hof
Stolen Science : Thirteen Untold Stories Of Scientists And Inventors Almost Written Out Of History
Ella Schwartz, Gaby D'Alessandro
YA 509.22 Sch
Crown : An Ode To The Fresh Cut
Derrick. Barnes, Gordon C. James
E Bar
The Abcs Of Black History
Rio Cortez, Lauren Semmer
E Cor
Firebird
Misty Copeland
E Cop
The Me I Choose To Be
Natasha Tarpley, Regis Bethencourt, Kahran Bethencourt
E Tar
I Am Enough
Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo
E Bye
The People Remember
Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Loveis Wise
J 811 Zob
I Am Every Good Thing
Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James
E Bar
The Undefeated
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
E Ale
Juneteenth For Mazie
Floyd Cooper
E Coo
We Are The Ship : The Story Of Negro League Baseball
Kadir Nelson
J 796.357 Nel
Last Stop On Market Street
Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson
E De L
What Was The March On Washington?
Kathleen Krull, Tim Tomkinson
J 323.1 Kru
Little Leaders : Bold Women In Black History
Vashti Harrison
J 920 Har
Which Way To Freedom? And Other Questions About... The Underground Railroad
Mary Kay Carson
J 973.71 Car
Magnificent Homespun Brown : A Celebration
Samara Cole Doyon, Kaylani Juanita
E Doy
Who Was Ida B. Wells?
Sarah Fabiny, Ted Hammond
JB Wel
Parker Looks Up : An Extraordinary Moment
Parker Curry, Jessica Curry, Bea Jackson
E Cur
Your Name Is A Song
Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Luisa Uribe
E Tho
Schomburg : The Man Who Built A Library
Carole Boston Weatherford
JB Sch

Best Manga of 2021

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Hitoma Iruma, 1987- illustrator NON
Description: Adachi is skipping class when she first meets fellow truant Shimamura in the gym loft, and just like that, a friendship is born. Except now Adachi’s having dreams about kissing her, and she doesn’t know what that means, but she’s pretty sure it’s not something you do with a friend. What are these strange feelings she has when she thinks of Shimamura? And is it possible Shimamura feels the same way?
Call Number: YA FIC Iru
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Keito Gaku, Leo McDonagh, Ashley Caswell
Description: "High schooler Ryo knows he's transgender, but he doesn't have anyone to confide in about the confusion he feels. He can't tell his best friend, who he's secretly got a crush on, and he can't tell his mom, who's constantly asking why Ryo 'dresses like a boy.' He certainly can't tell Jin, the new transfer student who looks like just another bully. The only time Ryo feels at ease is when he's wearing his favorite clothes. Then, and only then, the world melts away, and he can be his true self. One day, while out shopping, Ryo sees someone he didn't expect: Jin. The kid who looked so tough in class has the same taste in fashion as him! At last, Ryo has someone he can open up to, and the journey ahead might finally give him a way to express himself to the world."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Gak
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Jason/ Minami Muell
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Kanehito Yamada, Tsukasa Abe
Description: Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. With the great struggle over, they all go their separate ways to live a quiet life. But as an elf, Frieren, nearly immortal, will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to terms with the mortality of her friends? How can she find fulfillment in her own life, and can she learn to understand what life means to the humans around her? The years go by and the day comes when Frieren must attend the funeral of one of her comrades, confronting her with her own near immortality. When she realizes she barely knew the man she fought beside for ten years, she sets out to learn more about people, and carry out the last wishes of her friend--to decipher the secret magic of immortality.
Call Number: YA FIC Yam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Manatsu Suzuki, Yoshihiro Sono
Description: Naomi is a shy teenage boy living an ordinary life until the day a mysterious man appears, himself, from ten years in the future. Future Naomi brings a dire warning: Naomi's soon-to-be-girlfriend Ruri will be in a tragic accident not long after they start dating. Can they change the past and build a better future...or is there something more to Naomi's mission than saving one girl's life?
Call Number: FIC Suz
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Naoya Matsumoto
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Sumito Owara
Description: "Midori loves to design worlds. Tsubame loves to animate. Sayaka loves to make money! And at Shibahama High, they call them Eizouken--a three-girl club determined to produce their own spectacular science fiction anime! But with no budget from their school and a leaky warehouse for a studio, Eizouken is going to have to work hard and use their imagination... the one thing they've got plenty of!" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Owa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Moto Hagio, Ajani A. Oloye
Description: Leo is a can-do kitty! But you know what? Leo can't do everything well. Read along as this two-year-old sinks his paws into: School, journalism, comic art, movies and much much more.
Call Number: J FIC Hag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
William/ Chan Shakespeare
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Rumiko Takahashi, Junko Goda, Shaenon K. Garrity
Description: "Nanoka passes through a portal into the Taisho era, where exorcist Mao reluctantly rescues her from the jaws of a grotesque yokai. When Nanoka gets back to the present, she discovers she has some new, incredible abilities. She returns to the past lookingfor answers, only to get caught up in Mao's investigation of a series of gruesome murders. As her questions about herself multiply, Nanoka learns that Mao is cursed by a cat demon named Byoki--and so is his sword. If anyone but Mao attempts to wield it,they are doomed. But when Mao's life is in jeopardy, Nanoka picks up his blade and swings!"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Kabi Nagata, Jocelyne Allen, Lianne Sentar
Description: "An emotional new diary manga about critical illness from award-winning creator Nagata Kabi. Nagata Kabi's downward spiral is getting out of control, and she can't stop drinking to soothe the ache of reality. After suffering from unbearable stomach pains, she goes to a clinic, where she is diagnosed with pancreatitis--and is immediately hospitalized. A new chapter unfolds in Nagata Kabi's life as she struggles to find her way back to reality and manga creation in the wake of her breakdown."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Ishin Nishio, Suzuka Oda, illustrator Kinako
Description: "A mysterious group known as the Pretty Boy Detective Club is rumored to solve (and perhaps cause) most of the trouble at Yubiwa Academy--in a strictly unofficial, undercover, uncommercial capacity, of course. In order to find a star she glimpsed ten years ago, second-year Mayumi Dojima enlists the Pretty Boy's aid, and gets much more than she bargained for! When they run up against a shadowy organization called the Twenties, stargazing is suddenly the least of their worries. Mayumi's entire future is in jeopardy, and the Pretty Boy Detective Club must race to solve the Mystery of the Dark Star before time runs out!'' --Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Nis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Toranosuke Shimada, Adrienne Beck
Description: "In the future, robots are more than machines. Autonomous "cyber-persons" with A.I. brains are now part of society, interacting with humans while developing their own culture. In fact, they may be surpassing humans, as biological homo sapiens have begun to die out and give way to robo sapiens. But are humans truly disappearing, or are robots becoming the newest form of humanity?" --Back cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Shi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Shuzo Oshimi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
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Adachi And Shimamura. 01
Hitoma Iruma, 1987- illustrator NON
YA FIC Iru
Lil' Leo
Moto Hagio, Ajani A. Oloye
J FIC Hag
Boys Run The Riot. 01
Keito Gaku, Leo McDonagh, Ashley Caswell
YA FIC Gak
Manga Classics : Hamlet Modern English Edition
William/ Chan Shakespeare
Disney Manga Descendants 2021
Jason/ Minami Muell
Mao. 1
Rumiko Takahashi, Junko Goda, Shaenon K. Garrity
Frieren : Beyond Journey's End. Vol. 1
Kanehito Yamada, Tsukasa Abe
YA FIC Yam
My Alcoholic Escape From Reality
Kabi Nagata, Jocelyne Allen, Lianne Sentar
FIC Nag
Hello World : The Manga
Manatsu Suzuki, Yoshihiro Sono
FIC Suz
Pretty Boy Detective Club. 01
Ishin Nishio, Suzuka Oda, illustrator Kinako
FIC Nis
Kaiju No. 8 1
Naoya Matsumoto
Robo Sapiens. Tales Of Tomorrow
Toranosuke Shimada, Adrienne Beck
YA FIC Shi
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! 01
Sumito Owara
FIC Owa
Shino Can't Say Her Name
Shuzo Oshimi

Squid Game Readalikes

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Loved Netflix's Squid Game? Here are some readalikes! 


Gretchen McNeil
Description: Welcome to the near future, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. When seventeen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn't commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she's innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see?
Call Number: YA FIC McN
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Roshani Chokshi
Description: Taken prisoner in a neighboring hostile kingdom, Gauri, the princess of Bharata, agrees to help a cunning prince by teaming up with him in a mythical competition that will grant a magic wish to the victor.
Call Number: YA FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Victoria (Young adult author) Scott
Description: Tella's brother Cody is sick and getting worse, so when she finds instructions on how to become a contender in the dangerous Brimstone Bleed race where she can win a cure for him, she jumps at the chance--but there is no guarantee that she will win, or even survive.
Call Number: YA FIC Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Michael Grant, Kyle McCarley
Description: In the blink of an eye, the world changes. The adults vanish without a trace, and those left must do all they can to survive. But everyone's idea of survival is different. Some look after themselves, some look after others, and some will do anything for power. For Sam and Astrid, it is a race against time as they try to solve the questions that now dominate their lives.
Call Number: YA FIC Gra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Hit
Delilah S Dawson
Description: "Near future thriller about a teen forced to become an indentured assassin who has only three days to complete her hit list--with the added complication of her sole ally's brother being the final assignment"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Daw
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Heather Swain
Description: In Thalia's world there is no more food and no need for food, as everyone takes medication to ward off hunger. But when she meets a boy who is part of an underground movement to bring food back, she realizes that the meds are not working.
Call Number: YA FIC Swa
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Nil
Lynne Matson
Description: Transported through a "gate" to the mysterious island of Nil, seventeen-year-old Charley has 365 days to escape--or she will die.
Call Number: YA FIC Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Lauren Oliver
Description: "In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000--enough money to start a new life"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Garth Nix
Description: In a savage postnuclear world, four young fugitives attempt to overthrow the bloodthirsty rule of the Overlords with the help of Shade, their mysterious mentor.
Call Number: YA SF Nix
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Andrea White
Description: In the year 2083, five fourteen-year-olds who were deprived by chance of the opportunity to continue their educations reenact Scott's 1910-1913 expedition to the South Pole as contestants on a reality television show, secretly aided by a Department of Entertainment employee.
Call Number: YA FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Ten
Gretchen McNeil
Description: "Ten teens head to a house party at a remote island mansion off the Washington coast only for them to picked off by a killer one by one"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC McN
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Maggie Stiefvater, Steve (Actor) West, Fiona Hardingham
Description: Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Call Number: YA FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Chelsea Pitcher
Description: Five teens who were partly responsible for a death a year earlier are lured by the promise of a $50,000 prize to an isolated mansion by someone bent on revenge.
Call Number: YA FIC Pit
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
Victoria (Young adult author) Scott
Description: Seventeen-year-old Astrid Sullivan belongs to a family of compulsive gamblers, and now that her father has been laid off from his job in Detroit and lost all their money betting on the Titans, which are half-horse, half car, and race around impossible tracks, her family is falling apart--but when Astrid's new friends give her the chance to participate in this year's Titan races, she thinks she sees a way to win some money and keep her family together.
Call Number: YA FIC Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2021
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Gretchen McNeil
YA FIC McN
Panic
Lauren Oliver
YA FIC Oli
A Crown Of Wishes
Roshani Chokshi
YA FIC Cho
Shade's Children
Garth Nix
YA SF Nix
Fire & Flood
Victoria (Young adult author) Scott
YA FIC Sco
Surviving Antarctica : Reality Tv 2083
Andrea White
YA FIC Whi
Gone
Michael Grant, Kyle McCarley
YA FIC Gra
Ten
Gretchen McNeil
YA FIC McN
Hit
Delilah S Dawson
YA FIC Daw
The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater, Steve (Actor) West, Fiona Hardingham
YA FIC Sti
Hungry
Heather Swain
YA FIC Swa
This Lie Will Kill You
Chelsea Pitcher
YA FIC Pit
Nil
Lynne Matson
YA FIC Mat
Titans
Victoria (Young adult author) Scott
YA FIC Sco

Gardens and Gardening

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Gardening is a great outdoor activity for all ages and skill levels.  Check out some of the wonderful resources we have to help get you started!


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Call Number: 635 Bes
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Debra Lee Baldwin
Description: This new, completely revised second edition is a design compendium that is as practical as it is inspirational. Designing with Succulents shares design and cultivation basics; hundreds of succulent plant recommendations; and profiles of 50 easy-care, drought-tolerant companion plants. Illustrated with photographs, you will find everything you need to visualize, create, and nurture a thriving, water-smart succulent garden.
Call Number: 635.9525 Bal 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Rachel Lanicci, Creative Homeowner Press
Description: Presents a gardening guide for attracting birds with specific plants, flowers, and bird feeders, detailing each bird's migratory patterns, nesting and foraging habits, and favorite foods.
Call Number: 598.07 Lan 2021
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Mike Wolf, Sean Brock
Description: Learn how to grow your drinking game from the ground up! Mike Wolf focuses on the movement and philosophy illustrating how to incorporate the natural world into the drinks we love to make, drink, and share with friends. This book offers readers simple gardening tips and instructions on how to use those plants to make cocktails, cordials, and elixirs. Complete with recipes, photographs, and detailed illustrations, this is as valuable a resource to bartenders and bar owners as it is to home bar enthusiasts.
Call Number: 641.874 Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Jessica Walliser
Description: Covering a broad array of landscape plants, including edibles, flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs, evergreens, and perennials, horticulturist Jessica Walliser takes a deep dive into the emerging category of compact plants. This new and exciting group of plants provides the same decorative function as full-sized ornamental plants, but in a fraction of the space. Edible compact plants offer comparable productivity, without having to add more square footage to the garden. It's the perfect book for homeowners with small yards, urban gardeners, container growers, or anyone looking to grow a beautiful and productive small-scale garden.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 635.986 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Karen Chapman, Christina Salwitz
Description: Gardening with Foliage First has something for every gardener--beginners will learn how to choose the right foliage plants, experienced gardeners will be inspired by fresh twists on old favorites, and everyone will be encouraged to create a beautiful, year-round garden.
Call Number: 635.975 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Tara Nolan
Description: Gardening Your Front Yard is an active, inspiring resource that shows you how to treat your front yard like a backyard without sacrificing beauty, from choosing the right plants to building front patios and walkways. Tara Nolan weaves you past the main pitfalls you may encounter when trying to fit a garden or gardens between your home and the street. This comprehensive book shows how to accomplish several hardscape projects, such as building front patios, borders, edging, and walkways, as well as making your own raised beds, planting containers, trellises, rose arbors, privacy screens, and more--all custom-designed for the rigors of front-yard gardening.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 635 Nol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Tasha Greer, Lindsey Feldpausch
Description: "Grow Your Own Spices shows gardeners of all skill levels how to grow their own spices, including ginger, turmeric, saffron, cumin, and many more"-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: 633.83 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Diane Miessler
Description: "Diane Miessler presents the science of soil health and shares the techniques she has used--including cover crops, constant mulching, and compost tea--to create and maintain rich, dark, crumbly soil that's teeming with life "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 631.4 Mie
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Larry Cipolla
Description: A comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to grow fresh vegetables and herbs year-round--without pesticides. Through 15 instructional modules with photographs, Larry Cipolla shows you how to build and use simple Deep-Water Culture (DWC) systems to grow everything from basil to salad greens to tomatoes. -- From back cover.
Call Number: 631.585 Cip
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Nicole Johnsey Burke, Eric Kelley
Description: Design and grow a beautiful, productive, small-scale vegetable garden with Kitchen Garden Revival. Discover which edibles grow best in kitchen gardens and get season-by-season advice on planting, tending, and harvesting.
Call Number: 635 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Esther Coombs
Description: Get little gardeners growing and learning with this low-stress approach to producing yummy fruit, veggie and bug friendly flowers. You'll find plenty of handy gardening information to get you started, tips about what wildlife you may see, raiding your recycling box to make some useful gardening accessories and other craft activities.
Call Number: J 635 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Caro Langton, Rose Ray, Erika Raxworthy, Karl-Joel Larsson
Description: Shows you how to make the most of your favorite houseplants through simple, beginner-friendly propagation techniques, as well as resourceful DIY projects including homemade rooting mediums, seed-bombs, and a self-watering plant pot.
Call Number: 635.965 Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Sébastien Chabot, Julie Dalbec, Michael (Producer) Slack, Francis H. Cabot, Anne P. Cabot
Description: Gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot gives the history of Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden in Charlevoix County, Quebec, and discusses his philosophy of gardening.
Call Number: 712.6097 Gar
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Toni Gattone
Description: Adapted gardening expert Toni Gattone shares her proven methods for making your favorite hobby easier on your aging body. Inspired by her own physical needs, she shares simple solutions--from vertical growing to bins on wheels--that will help you work smarter, not harder. Her message of empowerment will stir you to find joy in your garden for years to come. -- From back cover.
Call Number: 635 Gat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Julie A. Cerny, Ysemay Dercon
Description: The Little Gardener is an engaging illustrated guide for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators who want to help children explore the natural world through gardening. Part how-to, part teaching tool, and part inspiration, The Little Gardener is a thoughtful combination of detailed instructions, tips, anecdotes, and seasonal activities designed to connect gardeners to natural systems. With fun projects, useful charts, and creative journal prompts, The Little Gardener shows gardeners of all ages how to envision and build their garden together by making the process an adventure to be treasured, with much to learn along the way.
Call Number: 635 Cer
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Ellen Ogden
Description: The cofounder of The Cook's Gardenseed catalog inspires gardeners to plant their own heirloom gardens through twelve themed designs and offers 55 recipes for delicious entrees, sides, drinks and desserts that can be made from the items grown.
Call Number: 635 Ogd
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Linda Chalker-Scott
Description: From The Great Courses Series. Includes 4 videodiscs and one course guidebook.
Call Number: KIT 635 Cha
Format: Kit
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Description: This book can be the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener--even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn't know mulch from mud. The practical advice presented here demystifies gardening by providing the best, most proven methods for sowing, growing, and harvesting.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 635 Veg
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Joanna Gaines, Julianna Swaney
Description: Joanna and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From failed endeavors, obstacles (bunnies that eat everything!), and lessons learned, the Gaines family shares how they grew a happy, successful garden. As it turns out, trying something new isn't always easy, but the hardest work often yields the greatest reward.
Call Number: J 635 Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
Jack Wallington
Description: "Not all weeds are ugly uncontrollable brutes. Yes, they can be difficult and intimidating, but by learning how to grow weeds in unexpected ways you will become a better gardener with a more interesting garden. This book profiles over 50 weeds and shows you surprising ways to grow them, no matter what your garden type: from borders to boxes, sunny to shady, poor soil to rich, tropical to formal, Japanese-style to prairies. With interviews, tips and advice from celebrated gardeners, learn how to let weeds flourish without taking control. Wild about Weeds is the must-have guide for modern gardeners that explains how to tame and nurture the most challenging of plants."
Call Number: 632.5 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2021
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"#OwnVoices is a movement that promotes books about diverse characters whose authors are from the same diverse group. This draws attention to authentic representations of diverse lives and to authors who might otherwise be missed. In this list, you'll find books that portray a wide variety of different experiences, and hopefully you'll find some new authors to love!


Robin W. Pearson
Description: "To hear Beatrice Agnew tell it, she entered the world with her mouth tightly shut. Just because she finds out she's dying doesn't mean she can't keep it that way. If any of her children have questions about their daddy and the choices she made after he abandoned them, they'd best take it up with Jesus. There's no room in Granny B's house for regrets or hand-holding. Or so she thinks. Her granddaughter, Evelyn Lester, shows up on Beatrice's doorstep anyway, burdened with her own secret baggage. Determined to help her Granny B mend fences with her far-flung brood, Evelyn turns her grandmother's heart and home inside out. Evelyn's meddling uncovers a tucked-away box of old letters, forcing the two women to wrestle with their past and present pain as they confront the truth Beatrice has worked a lifetime to hide"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Alicia Elliott
Description: The Mohawk phrase for depression can be roughly translated to "a mind spread out on the ground." Alicia Elliott explores how apt a description that is for the ongoing effects of personal, intergenerational, and colonial traumas she and so many Native people have experienced. Elliott's writing details a life spent between Indigenous and white communities, a divide reflected in her own family, and engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, love, art, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrification, and representation. Throughout, she makes connections both large and small between the past and present, the personal and political. This updated and expanded American edition helps us better understand legacy, oppression, and racism throughout North America, and offers us a new way to decolonize our minds.-- From back cover.
Call Number: 971.0049 Ell 2020
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
K-Ming Chang
Description: "One evening, Ma tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman's body, named Hu Gu Po. She hungered to eat children, especially their toes. Soon afterwards, Daughter awakes with a tiger tail. And more mysterious events follow: Holes in the backyard spit up letters penned by her grandmother; a visiting aunt leaves red on everything she touches; another aunt arrives with eels in her belly. All the while, Daughter is falling for her neighbor, a girl named Ben with mysterious powers of her own. As the two young lovers translate the grandmother's letters, Daughter begins to understand that each woman in her family embodies an old Taiwanese myth--and that she will have to bring her family's secrets to light in order to change their destiny. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Renée. Half a Moon Watson, Varian. Black enough Johnson, Leah. Warning Henderson, L. R. (Lamar R.). Black. Nerd. Problems Giles
Description: A collection of short stories explore what it is like to be young and black, centering on the experiences of black teenagers and emphasizing that one person's experiences, reality, and personal identity are different than someone else.
Call Number: YA FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Mishell Baker
Description: A year ago, Millie lost her legs and her filmmaking career in a failed suicide attempt. Just when she's sure the credits have rolled on her life story, she gets a second chance with the Arcadia Project: a secret organization that polices the traffic to and from a parallel reality filled with creatures straight out of myth and fairy tales. For her first assignment, Millie is tasked with tracking down a missing movie star who also happens to be a nobleman of the Seelie Court. To find him, she ll have to smooth-talk Hollywood power players and uncover the surreal and sometimes terrifying truth behind the glamour of Tinseltown. But stronger forces than just her inner demons are sabotaging her progress, and if she fails to unravel the conspiracy behind the noble's disappearance, not only will she be out on the streets, but the shattering of a centuries-old peace could spark an all-out war between worlds. No pressure."
Call Number: FIC Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Kati Gardner
Description: Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory; her mother, the conservatory's artistic director, has made all the decisions for her. But Cason has been hiding an injury, and now she's undergoing chemotherapy. Davis Channing survived cancer, but his drug addiction nearly killed him. He's doing community service at the hospital, and has been sober for six months. Then his ex-girlfriend, still battling her addiction, reenters his life. As Cason and Davis start to depend on each other, can they both be brave enough to beat the odds? -- adapted from back cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Ezra Claytan Daniels, Ben Passmore
Description: "Once a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago's south side, the 'Bottomyards' is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image-obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far more seductive and sinister lurking behind the walls of their new home."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dan
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Leslie Marmon Silko
Call Number: FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Esmeralda Santiago
Description: "Ana Cubillas is enraptured by the diaries of an ancestor who explored Puerto Rico with Ponce de León. She therefore marries Ramón, who with his twin brother has inherited a sugar plantation in Puerto Rico, and convinces the brothers that their future lies in the plantation. She just wasn't prepared for the heat, the wildlife, and the slave labor."--Excerpt taken from Library Journal.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Alexandra Chang
Description: "The plan is to leave. As for how, when, to where, and even why--she doesn't know yet. So begins a journey for the twenty-four-year-old narrator of Days of Distraction. As a staff writer at a prestigious tech publication, she reports on the achievements of smug Silicon Valley billionaires and start-up bros while her own request for a raise gets bumped from manager to manager. When her long-time boyfriend, J, desides to move to a quiet upstate New York town for grad school, she sees an excuse to cut and run. Moving is meant to be a grand gesture of her commitment to J and a way to reshape her sense of self. But in the process, she finds herself facing misgivings about her role in an interracial relationship. Captivated by the stories of her ancestors and other Asian Americans in history, she must confront a question at the core of her identitiy: How do you exist in a society that does not notice or understand you?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Deepa Anappara
Description: "Based on a true story--Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality police shows, thinks he's smarter than his friend Pari (even though she gets the best grades), and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job). When a classmate goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He asks Pari and Faiz to be his assistants and together they draw up lists of people to interview and places to visit. But what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighborhood. Jai, Pari, and Faiz have to confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force, and their fears of soul-snatching djinns. As the disappearances edge ever closer to home, the lives of Jai and his friends will never be the same again. At times exuberant, at times heartbreaking, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line traces the unfolding of a tragedy while capturing the fierce warmth and resilience of a community forged in times of trouble"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ana
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Gabriel Bump
Description: "In this alternately witty and heartbreaking debut novel, Gabriel Bump gives us an unforgettable protagonist, Claude McKay Love. Claude isn’t dangerous or brilliant—he’s an average kid coping with abandonment, violence, riots, failed love, and societal pressures as he steers his way past the signposts of youth: childhood friendships, basketball tryouts, first love, first heartbreak, picking a college, moving away from home. Claude just wants a place where he can fit. As a young black man born on the South Side of Chicago, he is raised by his civil rights–era grandmother, who tries to shape him into a principled actor for change; yet when riots consume his neighborhood, he hesitates to take sides, unwilling to let race define his life. He decides to escape Chicago for another place, to go to college, to find a new identity, to leave the pressure cooker of his hometown behind. But as he discovers, he cannot; there is no safe haven for a young black man in this time and place called America." --amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Bum
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Crystal Maldonado
Description: Overweight sixteen-year-old Charlie yearned for her first kiss while her perfect best friend, Amelia, fell in love, so when she finally starts dating and learns the boy asked Amelia out first, she is devastated.
Call Number: YA FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Louise Erdrich
Description: A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows pregnant thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species.
Call Number: FIC Erd
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Susan Nussbaum
Description: The residents at a facility for disabled young people in Chicago build trust and make friends in an effort to fight against their living conditions and mistreatment.
Call Number: FIC Nus
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Description: When Louise Wolfe's boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. She'd rather spend her senior year with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, an ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey. But 'dating while Native' can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's? -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Fernanda Melchor, Sophie (Sophie Elizabeth) Hughes
Description: "The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpse-by a group of children playing near the irrigation canals-propels the whole village into an investigation of how and why this murder occurred. Rumors and suspicions spread. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent, with each unreliable narrator lingering details, new acts of depravity or brutality, Melchor extracts some tiny shred of humanity from these characters that most would write off as utterly irredeemable, forming a lasting portrait of a damned Mexican village."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Frances Cha
Description: "Kyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a 'room salon', an exclusive bar where she entertains businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake with a client may come to threaten her livelihood. Her roomate, Miho, is a talented artist who grew up in an orphanage but won a scholarship to study art in New York. Returning to Korea after college, she finds herself in a precarious relationship with the super-wealthy heir to one of Korea's biggest companies. Down the hall in their apartment building lives Ara, a hair stylist for whom two preoccupations sustain her: obsession with a boy-band pop star, and a best friend who is saving up for the extreme plastic surgery that is commonplance. And Wonna, one floor below, is a newlywed trying to get pregnant with a child that she and her husband have no idea how they can afford to raise and educate in the cutthroat economy. Together, their stories tell a gripping tale that's seemingly unfamiliar, yet unmistakably universal in the way that their tentative friendships may have to be their saving grace" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Zoraida Córdova
Description: "Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Kaitlyn Greenidge
Description: "Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her mother, a physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie will go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie feels stifled by her mother's choices and is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it--for herself and for generations to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Meng (Novelist) Jin
Description: "On the night of June Fourth, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased her past, fighting what she calls the mind's arrow of time. When Su Lan dies unexpectedly seventeen years later, it is her daughter Liya who inherits the silences and contradictions of her life. Liya, who grew up in America, takes her mother's ashes to China -- to her, an unknown country. In a territory inhabited by the ghosts of the living and the dead, Liya's memories are joined by those of two others: Zhu Wen, the woman last to know Su Lan before she left China, and Yongzong, the father Liya has never known. In this way a portrait of Su Lan emerges: an ambitious scientist, an ambivalent mother, and a woman whose relationship to her own past shapes and ultimately unmakes Liya's own sense of displacement." --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Valeria Luiselli
Description: "A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new Polaroid camera--the family is heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home, and where the ghosts of Geronimo and Cochise might still linger. The father, a sound documentarist, hopes to gather an "inventory of echoes" from this historic, mythic place. The mother, a radio journalist, becomes consumed by the news she hears on the car radio, about the thousands of children trying to reach America but getting stranded at the southern border, held in detention centers, or being sent back to their homelands, to an unknown fate. But as the family drives farther west--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, unforgettable adventure--both in the harsh desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations. Told through the voices of the mother and her son, as well as through a stunning tapestry of collected texts and images--including prior stories of migration and displacement--Lost Children Archive is a story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lui
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Yŏng-sin Ma, Janet Hong
Description: "Lee Soyeon, Myeong-ok, and Yeonsun are all mothers in their mid-fifties. And they've had it. Inspired by his own mom's experiences, cartoonist Yeong-shin Ma crafts a refreshingly honest and unfiltered comic about a group of women who yearn for something more meaningful than what the mediocre men they love or their abusive and power-hungry employers can provide. Despite their less-than-desirable jobs, salaries, husbands, and boyfriends, these moms brazenly bulldoze their way through life, ending up in nightclubs, picket lines, motels and even the occasional back-alley brawl--learning something about the importance of female friendship along the way."--page 4 of cover
Call Number: FIC Ma
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Marcie R Rendon
Description: "Cash and Sheriff Wheaton make for a strange partnership. He pulled her from her mother's wrecked car when she was three. He's kept an eye out for her ever since. It's a tough place to live-northern Minnesota along the Red River. Cash navigated through foster homes, and at thirteen was working farms. She's tough as nails-five feet two inches, blue jeans, blue jean jacket, smokes Marlboros, drinks Bud Longnecks. Makes her living driving truck. Playing pool on the side. Wheaton is big lawman type. Scandinavian stock, but darker skin than most. He wants her to take hold of her life. Get into Junior College. So there they are, staring at the dead Indian lying in the field. Soon Cash was dreaming the dead man's cheap house on the Red Lake Reservation, mother and kids waiting. She has that kind of power. That's the place to start looking. There's a long and dangerous way to go to find the men who killed him. Plus there's Jim, the married white guy. And Longbraids, the Indian guy headed for Minneapolis to join the American Indian Movement. Marcie R. Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Anishinabe Nation. She is a mother, grandmother, writer, and performance artist. A recipient of the Loft's Inroads Writers of Color Award for Native Americans, she studied under Anishinabe author Jim Northrup."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ren
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Hannah Moskowitz
Description: Auditioning for a New York City performing arts high school could help Etta escape from her Nebraska all-girl school, where she's not gay enough for her former friends, not sick enough for her eating disorders group, and not thin enough for ballet--but it may also mean real friendships.
Call Number: YA FIC Mos
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Corinne Duyvis
Description: "In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2034, a comet is due to hit the Earth within the hour. Denise, who's sixteen years old and autistic, must try to find her missing sister and also help her neglectful, undependable mother safely aboard a spaceship"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Duy
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Carrie Fisher
Description: A novel which centers on a "movie brat" (much like the author herself) and her problems with drugs, the Hollywood scene, and men.
Call Number: FIC Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Jen Wilde
Description: Australian friends Charlie, Taylor and Jamie are in San Diego for their first ever "SupaCon." Charlie likes to stand out. She's a vlogger/actress promoting her first movie, and this is her chance to show fans she's over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie's long-time crush on her isn't as one-sided as she thought. Taylor's brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there's one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie. When she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
Call Number: YA FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Brandon (Brandon L. G.) Taylor
Description: "Almost everything about Wallace, an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama, is at odds with the lakeside Midwestern university town where he is working toward a biochem degree. An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends—some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But over the course of a late-summer weekend, a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with an ostensibly straight, white classmate, conspire to fracture his defenses while exposing long-hidden currents of hostility and desire within their community."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Jacqueline Woodson
Description: Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's birthday celebration in her grandparent's Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, escorted by her father to the soundtrack of Prince, she wears a special, custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own sixteenth birthday party and a celebration which ultimately never took place.
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Nnedi Okorafor
Description: "The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From here on in she would be known as Sankofa--a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past. Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks-alone, except for her fox companion-searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers. But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Oko
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Run
Kody Keplinger
Description: Bo Dickinson is a seventeen-year-old girl from a bad family, but she is also over-protected, legally blind, Agnes Atwood's best friend--so when Bo calls in the middle of the night, desperate to get out of town, Agnes helps her to steal the Atwoods' car and the two girls go on the run, even though Agnes is not sure exactly what they are running from.
Call Number: YA FIC Kep
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
1975- author Tagaq
Description: "Fact can be as strange as fiction. It can also be as dark, as violent, as rapturous. In the end, there may be no difference between them. A girl grows up in Nunavut in the 1970s. She knows joy, and friendship, and parents’ love. She knows boredom, and listlessness, and bullying. She knows the tedium of the everyday world, and the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, the seductive energy of the animal world. She knows the ravages of alcohol, and violence at the hands of those she should be able to trust. She sees the spirits that surround her, and the immense power that dwarfs all of us. When she becomes pregnant, she must navigate all this. Veering back and forth between the grittiest features of a small arctic town, the electrifying proximity of the world of animals, and ravishing world of myth, Tanya Tagaq explores a world where the distinctions between good and evil, animal and human, victim and transgressor, real and imagined lose their meaning, but the guiding power of love remains. Haunting, brooding, exhilarating, and tender all at once, Tagaq moves effortlessly between fiction and memoir, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and conjures a world and a heroine readers will never forget"--Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Tag
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Tasha Spillett-Sumner
Description: Tasha Spillet's graphic-novel debut tells a story of kinship, resilience, cultural resurgence, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan is Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up Indigenous in an urban landscape--they're so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez's grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can't stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can't bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez's community find her before it's too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don't?
Call Number: YA FIC Spi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Marcial Gala, Anna Kushner
Description: "The Stuart family moves to a marginal neighborhood of Cienfuegos, a city on the southern coast of Cuba. Arturo Stuart, a charismatic, visionary preacher, discovers soon after arriving that God has given him a mission: to build a temple that surpasses any before seen in Cuba, and to make of Cienfuegos a new Jerusalem. In a neighborhood that roils with passions and conflicts, at the foot of a cathedral that rises higher day by day, there grows a generation marked by violence, cruelty, and extreme selfishness. This generation will carry these traits beyond the borders of the neighborhood, the city, and the country, unable to escape the shadow of the unfinished cathedral. Told by a chorus of narrators―including gossips, gangsters, a ghost, and a serial killer―who flirt, lie, argue, and finish one another’s stories, Marcial Gala's The Black Cathedral is a darkly comic indictment of modern Cuba, gritty and realistic but laced with magic. It is a portrait of what remains when dreams of utopia have withered away."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Daniel José Older
Description: "Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, disappearing with hardly a trace. Now, shaped by atrocities long-forgotten, her tenacious spirit visits her nephew, Ramón, in modern-day New Jersey. Her hope: that her presence will prompt him to unearth their painful family history. Ramón launches a haphazard investigation into the story of his ancestor, unaware of the forces driving him on his search. Along the way, he falls in love, faces a run-in with a murderous gangster, and uncovers the lives of the lost saints who helped Marisol during her imprisonment."--Inside book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Old
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Cristina Henríquez
Description: Moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter's difficult recovery and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy.
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William (Composer) Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
Description: "The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society -- and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future. Yetu holds the memories for her people, who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one -- the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities -- and discovers a world her people left behind long ago. Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past -- and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they'll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity -- and own who they really are. Inspired by a song produced by the rap group clipping. for the This American Life episode "We Are In The Future," The Deep is vividly original and uniquely affecting." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Helen Hoang
Description: "Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases--a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old. It doesn't help that Stella has Asperger's and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice--with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can't afford to turn down Stella's offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan--from foreplay to more-than-missionary position... Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he's making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hoa
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Phan Qué Mai Nguyẽn
Description: "The Mountains Sing tells the multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart. The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ngu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell
Description: In the Nakano Thrift Shop, the young woman who works the register falls for her reserved co-worker and asks her employer's sister for advice in attracting him and soon comes to realize that love requires acceptance of idiosyncrasies and secrets.
Call Number: FIC Kaw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Clarissa Goenawan
Description: "University sophomore Miwako Sumida has hanged herself, leaving those closest to her reeling. In the months before her suicide, she was hiding away in a remote mountainside village, but what, or whom, was she running from? To Ryusei, a fellow student at Waseda; Chie, Miwako's best friend; and Fumi, Ryusei's older sister, Miwako was more than the blunt, no-nonsense person she projected to the world. Heartbroken, Ryusei begs Chie to take him to the village where Miwako spent her final days. While he is away, Fumi receives an unexpected guest at their shared apartment in Tokyo, increasingly fearful that Miwako's death may ruin what is left of her brother's life. Expanding on the beautifully crafted world of Rainbirds, Clarissa Goenawan gradually pierces through a young woman's careful façade, unmasking her most painful secrets"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Goe
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Regina Porter
Description: Meet James Samuel Vincent - an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father's philandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie. Claudia's mother - Agnes Miller Christie - is a beautiful African American woman who survives a chance encounter on a Georgia road that propels her into a new life in the Bronx. Soon after, her husband, Eddie Christie, is called to duty on an aircraft carrier in Vietnam, where Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead becomes his life anchor as he grapples with mounting racial tensions on the ship and counts the days until he will see Agnes again. These unforgettable characters' lives intersect with a cast of lovers and friends: the unapologetic black lesbian who finds her groove in 1970s Berlin; a moving man stranded in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during a Thanksgiving storm; two half brothers who meet as adults in a crayon factory; and a Coney Island waitress whose Prince Charming is too good to be true. Written with piercing humor, exacting dialogue, and a beautiful sense of place, Regina Porter's debut is both an intimate family portrait and a sweeping exploration of what it means to be American today.
Call Number: FIC Por
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Rion Amilcar Scott
Description: "Rion Amilcar Scott creates his very own Yoknapatawpha County with fictional Cross River, Maryland. Established by the leaders of America's only successful slave revolt, the town still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. Among its residents are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God's last son; Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an all-too-obedient robot who serves his Master. Culminating with an explosive novella, these haunting stories of the denizens of Cross River serve to explore larger themes of religion, violence, and love--all told with sly humor and a dash of magical realism."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Tommy Orange
Description: Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame in Oakland. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work the powwow and to honor his uncle's memory. Edwin Black has come to find his true father. Thomas Frank has come to drum the Grand Entry. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather; Orvil has taught himself Indian dance through YouTube videos, and he has come to the Big Oakland Powwow to dance in public for the very first time. Tony Loneman is a young Native American boy whose future seems destined to be as bleak as his past, and he has come to the Powwow with darker intentions.
Call Number: FIC Ora
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, Sonny Assu, Kyle Charles, Jen Storm
Description: "Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact."-- from Publisher's website.
Call Number: YA FIC Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Marieke Nijkamp
Description: An anthology of stories in various genres, featuring disabled characters and written by disabled creators, ranging from established best selling authors to debut authors.
Call Number: YA FIC Unb
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Saumya Dave
Description: "Simran Mehta has always felt harshly judged by her mother, Nandini, especially when it comes to her writing "hobby." But when a charismatic and highly respected journalist careens into Simran's life, she begins to question not only her future as a psychologist, but her engagement to her high school sweetheart. Nandini Mehta has strived to create an easy life for her children in America. From dealing with her husband's demanding family to the casual racism of her patients, everything Nandini has endured has been for her children's sake. It isn't until an old colleague makes her a life-changing offer that Nandini realizes she's spent so much time focusing on being the Perfect Indian Woman, she's let herself slip away. Mimi Kadakia failed her daughter, Nandini, in ways she'll never be able to fix-or forget. But with her granddaughter, she has the chance to be supportive and offer help when it's needed. As life begins to pull Nandini and Simran apart, Mimi is determined to be the bridge that keeps them connected, even as she carries her own secret burden"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Brandon Hobson
Description: "A spare, lyrical Native American coming of age story set in rural Oklahoma in the late 1980s. With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his unstable upbringing, Sequoyah has spent years mostly keeping to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface--that is, until he meets the seventeen-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts. Sequoyah and Rosemary bond over their shared Native American backgrounds and tumultuous paths through the foster care system, but as Sequoyah's feelings toward Rosemary deepen, the precariousness of their lives and the scars of their pasts threaten to undo them both."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hob
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Elizabeth Acevedo
Description: Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago has been doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. She dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, but knows that is impossible. But once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Ace
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
Alexis Daria
Description: "After a messy public breakup leaves her face splashed across the tabloids, soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez returns to New York City to film the starring role in a bilingual romantic comedy for the number one streaming service in the country. A casting shake-up pairs her with telenovela hunk Ashton Suárez, who is worried about his career after his last telenovela character was killed off. A disastrous first impression smothers the embers of whatever sexual heat they might have had, so Jasmine and Ashton agree to rehearse in private. Rehearsal leads to kissing, kissing leads to a behind-the-scenes romance worthy of a soap opera. Will the media spotlight on Jasmine destroy her new image and expose Ashton's most closely guarded secret?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 12, 2021
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Books That Read Like A Hallmark Holiday Movie!

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Don't worry, we are also very obsessed with Hallmark holiday films this time of year. If the ones you want already have long hold lists, we've got you covered with this great list of books that will scratch that Hallmark itch!


Fannie Flagg
Description: A short and poignant Christmas story for all the family. Oswald T. Campbell, aged 52, down-and-out in a Chicago winter, is only given months to live unless he moves South. He finds himself in the small town of Lost River, Alabama, amongst all its eccentric but friendly residents.
Call Number: FIC Fla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Tamera Alexander
Description: Recently widowed Aletta Prescott and her six-year old son are about to be evicted when she sees an advertisement for the Ladies Aid Society auction. She applies for a position when a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity. Captain Jake Winston, a Confederate sharpshooter, suffered a head wound at the Battle of Chickamauga. As he heals, Jake is ordered to assist with a local Ladies Aid Society auction. Kowtowing to a bunch of "crinolines" isn't his idea of soldiering, but he soon discovers this group of ladies-- one, in particular-- is far more than he bargained for.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Melody Carlson
Description: "Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life after false accusations landed her in prison, but job opportunities are practically nonexistent. When a secondhand red coat unexpectedly lands her a job as Mrs. Santa at a department store, Lena finally thinks her luck is changing. But can she keep her past a secret?"--Excerpt taken from FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Lisa Kleypas, Tanya Eby
Description: Six-year-old Holly lost the only parent she knew, her beloved mother, Victoria, and since that night, she has never again spoken a word. The last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. Maggie Collins doesn't dare believe in love again, but she does believe in the magic of imagination. And when she meets Holly Nolan, she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic.
Call Number: FIC Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Nancy Naigle
Description: "Joy Holbrook might be all work and no play, but that changes when her Aunt Ruby takes a fall that lands her in a rehabilitation center before the holidays. Joy takes a leave of absence from her job as a market researcher to run the family farm, even though the timing may hinder her chance at garnering the promotion of her dreams. Ben Andrews isn't your average accountant. He also happens to be the handiest man in Crystal Lake. He's helped his elderly neighbor, Ruby Johnson, decorate for the annual Christmas Home Tour--and win--the last several years. He's not about to let some drop-in niece break their winning streak. Will the magic of Christmas open her heart and realign her priorities?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Jenny Hale
Description: Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn't regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be? Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family's festive visit - and money is no object. What he doesn't need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business - even if it is Christmas. When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she's in real trouble... With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Debbie Macomber, Allyson Ryan
Description: Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there's only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead. At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can't help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there's even a spark of romance in the air.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
Description: "August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes--as everyone does--that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris. But as history tells us, it all happened so differently. Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict--but how?--and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father's newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears--and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene? Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris--a cherished packet of letters in hand--determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Gay
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Susan Mallery
Description: To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy - until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner! Jonny came to Fool's Gold looking for normal, not for love. Happily-ever-after only happens in the movies. Still, nothing about this quirky town is quite what he expected, and "ordinary" Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Refreshingly honest, disarmingly sweet. Achingly beautiful. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. And Madeline finds Jonny in real life even more captivating than her celebrity crush. But will the action star be brave enough to risk his heart and step into the role of a lifetime?
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Jasmine Guillory
Description: "Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn't expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain Private Secretary and his charming accent and unyielding formality. Malcolm Hudson has been the Queen's Private Secretary for years and has never given a personal, private tour...until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling. Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy fling come New Year's Day...or are they?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gui
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
RaeAnne Thayne
Description: Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward's Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke, and now she's stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a hero, but she's not expecting one who almost runs her down with his car. Resuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine. At first, putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza's hand assuages his guilt--until he sees how quickly he could fall for her.
Call Number: FIC Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Karen Kingsbury
Description: Ryan Kelly spends plenty of time at The Bridge--the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee--remembering the times he and Molly Allen--who moved to Portland--once spent there, and now, with the bookstore in deep financial trouble, it will take a miracle to keep tragedy from unfolding.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Samantha Chase
Description: Christmas cottage: Lacey Quinn does not believe in happily-ever-after or the legend of the Christmas Cottage. But her best friend does, and she's the one getting married. It's Lacey's job to make sure everything at the cottage is perfect for the newlyweds. Instead, she finds herself snowed in with the best man, and she begins to wonder if fairy tales really can come true.Ever after: Ava Callahan wants desperately to believe in love everlasting. But when Brian McCabe walks back into her life and upsets her carefully organized world, her commitment to perfection makes it hard to accept the love that's right in front of her. Will it take a night in the Christmas Cottage for Ava and Brian to find their happy ending?
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
David Baldacci, Tim Matheson
Description: Banned from flying after an altercation with airport security, cash-strapped journalist Tom Langdon is forced to take the train to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his girlfriend, and experiences a heartwarming and hilarious journey during which he encounters mechanical failures, derailments, and colorful passengers.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Richard Paul Evans
Description: Kimberly Rossetti has had her heart broken more times than she wants to remember. With two failed engagements, a divorce and again alone with no prospects, she hardly seems the type to dream of being a published romance author. She signs up for The Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Savannah, Georgia. Famed romance writer, H.T. Cowell, once the best selling romance writer in America, and the author whose books instilled in her the desire to be a writer, will be speaking in public for the first time in more than a decade. In one of her breakout sessions Kimberly meets another aspiring writer, and one of the few men at the conference, Zeke, an intelligent man with a wry wit who seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat.
Call Number: LP FIC Eva
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Richard Paul Evans, January LaVoy
Description: "Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful. Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks--until the evening of December 24--he suggests that they pretend to be a couple"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Jill Kemerer
Description: Wedding planner Lexi Harrington needs a manager for her inherited Wyoming ranch. Clint Romine is the perfect man for the job, but the ruggedly handsome cowboy soon presents a new dilemma--distraction. Lexi can't fall for a small-town rancher when she's planning to return to her big-city career after the holidays. Home has always been elusive for former foster kid Clint. Working alongside Lexi at Rock Step Ranch feels too cozy--and too risky. Opening up to her means revealing a secret about his past that could jeopardize everything he holds dear. This Christmas, can Clint learn to trust Lexi with the truth, and with his heart?
Call Number: FIC Kem
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Charles Todd
Description: Haunted by the horrors she witnessed in France during the enemy invasion of 1914, Lady Elspeth Douglas, a titled young Englishwoman, is transformed by her experience and leaves her sheltered life behind to become a nurse and return to the battlefields of France to do her part.
Call Number: FIC Tod
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
Denise Hunter, Betsy. January bride St. Amant, Deborah. February bride Raney
Description: For December Bride Layla O'Reilly, her engagement to Seth Murphy is only meant to save her career. But Seth has loved Layla for years. January Bride, Maddie Houser arranges an office in a local B&B to write without distraction, and falls for her mysterious host through the daily notes they exchange. February Bride Allie Andrews flees the church on her wedding day in the dress worn by generations of women in her family--all with failed marriages.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 1, 2020
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A Redbird Christmas
Fannie Flagg
FIC Fla
Snow Angel Cove
RaeAnne Thayne
FIC Tha
Christmas At Carnton
Tamera Alexander
FIC Ale
The Bridge : A Novel
Karen Kingsbury
FIC Kin
Christmas At Harrington's
Melody Carlson
FIC Car
The Christmas Cottage ; Ever After
Samantha Chase
FIC Cha
Christmas Eve At Friday Harbor [Audiobook] : A Novel
Lisa Kleypas, Tanya Eby
FIC Kle
The Christmas Train [Audiobook]
David Baldacci, Tim Matheson
FIC Bal
Christmas Joy
Nancy Naigle
FIC Nai
The Mistletoe Inn [Large Print]
Richard Paul Evans
LP FIC Eva
Christmas Wishes And Mistletoe Kisses
Jenny Hale
FIC Hal
The Mistletoe Promise [Audiobook]
Richard Paul Evans, January LaVoy
FIC Eva
Dashing Through The Snow [Audiobook] : A Christmas Novel
Debbie Macomber, Allyson Ryan
FIC Mac
The Rancher's Mistletoe Bride
Jill Kemerer
FIC Kem
Last Christmas In Paris : A Novel Of World War I
Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
FIC Gay
The Walnut Tree
Charles Todd
FIC Tod
Marry Me At Christmas
Susan Mallery
FIC Mal
Winter Brides : A Year Of Weddings Novella Collection
Denise Hunter, Betsy. January bride St. Amant, Deborah. February bride Raney
FIC Win
Royal Holiday
Jasmine Guillory
FIC Gui