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    The Smell of Other People's Houses
    08/28/2017 - 2:12pm

    Growing up in Alaska in the 1970s isn't like growing up anywhere else: Don't think life is going to be easy. Know your place. And never talk about yourself. Four vivid voices tell intertwining stories of hardship, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation. Request it here.

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    In the Shadow of Liberty by Kenneth C. Davis
    05/03/2017 - 10:34am

    Did you know that many of America's Founding Fathers--who fought for liberty and justice for all--were slave owners? Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were "owned" by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country's great tragedy--that a nation "conceived in liberty" was also born in shackles. These stories help us know the real people who were essential to the birth of this nation but traditionally have been left out of the history books. Their stories are true--and they should be heard. Request it here!

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    The Reader
    03/17/2017 - 11:05am

    Set in a world where reading is unheard-of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered. Request it here!

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    Walk on Earth A Stranger
    12/27/2016 - 9:28am

    Lee Westfall, a young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold, must flee her home to avoid people who would abuse her powers, so when her best friend Jefferson heads out across Gold Rush-era America to stake his claim, she disguises herself as a boy and sets out on her own dangerous journey. Request it here!

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    This Savage Song
    08/23/2016 - 11:07am

    "Monsters, monsters, big and small,
    They're gonna come and eat you all.
    Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw,
    Shadow and bone will eat you raw.
    Malchai, Malchai, sharp and sly,
    Smile and bite and drink you dry.
    Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal,
    Sing you a song and steal your soul.
    Monsters, monsters, big and small,
    They’re gonna come and eat you all.”

    The city of Verity is overrun with monsters and divided in two by a wall that separates two rival rulers--crime boss Callum Harker and vigilante Henry Flynn. The two halves of the city may be ruled differently, but they share the same threat--monsters that arise from acts of violence. When Harker's only daughter, Kate, collides with Flynn's foster son, August, they uncover a sinister conspiracy that reaches deeper than anyone could know. But August and Kate hold secrets even from each other--can they survive the threats that are coming at them from every direction?

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    The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power
    08/04/2016 - 6:27pm

    "Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.) That's right, you asked for it, you got it, it's Squirrel Girl! (She's also starting college this semester.) It's the start of a brand-new set of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!"--provided from Amazon.com.

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    The Boy in the Black Suit
    03/15/2016 - 4:55pm

    Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.

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    Challenger Deep
    03/08/2016 - 10:18am

    Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench.
    Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior.
    Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images.
    Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head.
    Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.
    Caden Bosch is torn.

    A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

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    Bone Gap
    01/13/2016 - 10:07am

    2016 Printz Award Winner! Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his limitations make it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and he is subjected to even more ridicule and bullying. Reserve it here.

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    Because You'll Never Meet Me
    12/09/2015 - 12:11pm

    Ollie, who has seizures when near electricity, lives in a backwoods cabin with his mother and rarely sees other people, and Moritz, born with no eyes and a heart defect that requires a pacemaker, is bullied at his high school, but when a physician who knows both suggests they begin corresponding, they form a strong bond that may get them through dark times.