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Jeffery Self
Description: Marley is comfortable with being gay in Winston-Salem, but he never had any real passions until he met Christopher, son of a bigoted television evangelist; the two become an inseparable couple until Christopher's parents send him to a religious program intended to "cure" him of being gay, and outraged Marley tells a very big lie--and then has to deal with the repercussions.
Call Number: YA FIC Sel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
James L. Swanson
Description: "James Earl Ray and Martin Luther King, Jr. had two very different life journeys -- but their paths fatally collide when Ray assassinates the world-renown civil rights leader. This book provides an inside look into both of their lives, the history of the time, and a blow-by-blow examination of the assassination and its aftermath."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 323.092 Swa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Sharon Robinson
Description: "In January of 1963, Sharon Robinson turned thirteen the night before George Wallace declared on national television 'segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever' in his inauguration for governor of Alabama. That was the start of a year that would become one of the most pivotal years in the history of America. As the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon had incredible access to some of the most important events of the era, including her family hosting several fundraisers for Martin Luther King Jr. at their home in Connecticut, other Civil Rights heroes of the day calling Jackie Robinson for advice and support, and even attending the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs. But Sharon was also dealing with her own personal problems like going through puberty, being one of the only black children in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood, and figuring out her own role in the fight for equality. This memoir follows Sharon as she goes through that incredible year of her life"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Jeffery Self
Description: JT is a gay high school senior determined to get out of Clearwater, Florida, and be the first person in his family to go to college, even though he cannot figure out how to pay for it--until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competition where the first prize is a college scholarship.
Call Number: YA FIC Sel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Anne Sibley O'Brien
Description: Twelve-year-old Mia is on a five-day tour of North Korea with her older brother, Simon, and their father, Mark, an food aide worker, but she is scared because her father keeps sneaking off at night, and terrified that her brother's sullen, rebellious behavior (which has absolutely nothing to do with the Koreans) is going to get them in trouble--and things get much worse when she is pulled into a deadly political game that seeks to expose North Korean atrocities, and her father is arrested.
Call Number: J FIC OBr
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Marley (Marley Emerson) Dias, Siobhán McGowan
Description: In this accessible "keep-it-real" guide, Marley explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how they can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in their communities, while getting support from parents, teachers, and friends to turn dreams into reality.
Call Number: J 305.23 Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Marilyn Nelson, Tonya Hegamin
Description: As fifteen-year-old Pemba adjusts to leaving her Brooklyn, New York, home for small-town Connecticut, a Black history researcher helps her understand the paranormal experiences drawing her into the life of a mulatto girl who was once a slave in her house.
Call Number: YA FIC Nel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Lisa Yee
Description: After flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford Wong must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a secret from his friends, and satisy his academically demanding father.
Call Number: J FIC Yee
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Bethany C. Morrow
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 071719
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Rosiee Thor
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 081519
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Lana Wood Johnson
Description: When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two of them (it's a long story), and Haley thinks she's talking to the one she doesn't hate. A question about a class project rapidly evolves into an all-consuming conversation. Haley finds that Martin is actually willing to listen to her weird facts and unusual obsessions, and Martin feels like Haley is the first person to really see who he is. Haley and Martin might be too awkward to hang out in real life, but over text, they're becoming addicted to each other. There's just one problem: Haley doesn't know who Martin is. And Martin doesn't know that Haley doesn't know. But they better figure it out fast before their meet-cute becomes an epic meet-disaster...
Call Number: YA FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Nafiza Azad
Description: Fatima lives in the city of Noor, on the Silk Road, which is currently protected by the Ifrit, Djinn of order and reason, from attacks by the violent and ruthless Shayateen Djinn--but Fatima was infused with the fire of the Ifrit who died saving her when she was four years old, and when one of the most important Ifrit dies she finds herself drawn into the intrigues of the court, the affairs of the Djinn, and the very real dangers of a magical battlefield.
Call Number: YA FIC Aza
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Celeste Lim
Description: After being sold as a bride to a wealthy family that treats her poorly, eleven-year-old Jing, with the help of her animal friends, runs away.
Call Number: J FIC Lim
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Francisco X. Stork, Frankie Corzo
Description: When Victoria Cruz wakes up in the psychiatric ward of a Texas hospital after her failed suicide attempt, she still has no desire to live, but as the weeks pass, and she meets Dr. Desai and three of the other patients, she begins to reflect on the reasons why she feels like a loser compared with the rest of her family, and to see a path ahead where she can make a life of her own.
Call Number: YA FIC Sto
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Madelyn Rosenberg, Wendy Wan Long Shang
Description: In 1983 seventh-grader David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot to worry about--his bar mitzvah is coming soon, his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers argue about everything, his teammates for the upcoming trivia contest, Scott and Hector, do not like each other, he is beginning to notice girls, and Scott has persuaded him to begin digging a fallout shelter just in case the Cold War heats up.
Call Number: J FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Sharon G Flake
Description: In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.
Call Number: J FIC Fla
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Billy Merrell
Description: Van and Hunter have been dating since seventh grade. They came out together, navigated middle school together, and became that couple in high school that everyone always sees as a couple. As their relationship deepens, some cracks begin to show. Hunter thinks they should be having sex. Van isn't so sure. If they're becoming different people, can they be the same couple?
Call Number: YA FIC Mer
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Paige Britt, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko
Description: In a poetic, philosophical exchange, two children of different races ask themselves why they are who and what they are, and speculate on how they could be different.
Call Number: E Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Jon J Muth
Description: When Stillwater the bear moves into the neighborhood, the stories he tells to three siblings teach them to look at the world in new ways.
Call Number: E Mut
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
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A Very, Very Bad Thing
Jeffery Self
YA FIC Sel
Technically, You Started It
Lana Wood Johnson
YA FIC Joh
Chasing King's Killer : The Hunt For Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin
James L. Swanson
YA 323.092 Swa
The Candle And The Flame
Nafiza Azad
YA FIC Aza
Child Of The Dream : A Memoir Of 1963
Sharon Robinson
JB Rob
The Crystal Ribbon
Celeste Lim
J FIC Lim
Drag Teen : A Tale Of Angst And Wigs
Jeffery Self
YA FIC Sel
The Memory Of Light [Audiobook]
Francisco X. Stork, Frankie Corzo
YA FIC Sto
In The Shadow Of The Sun
Anne Sibley O'Brien
J FIC OBr
This Is Just A Test
Madelyn Rosenberg, Wendy Wan Long Shang
J FIC Ros
Marley Dias Gets It Done : And So Can You!
Marley (Marley Emerson) Dias, Siobhán McGowan
J 305.23 Dia
Unstoppable Octobia May
Sharon G Flake
J FIC Fla
Pemba's Song : A Ghost Story
Marilyn Nelson, Tonya Hegamin
YA FIC Nel
Vanilla
Billy Merrell
YA FIC Mer
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time
Lisa Yee
J FIC Yee
Why Am I Me?
Paige Britt, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko
E Bri
Take The Mic : Fictional Stories Of Everyday Resistance
Bethany C. Morrow
YA FIC ordered 071719
Zen Shorts
Jon J Muth
E Mut
Tarnished Are The Stars
Rosiee Thor
YA FIC ordered 081519