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Silver People: Voices From the Panama Canal

Silver People: Voices From the Panama Canal
Engle, Margarita

Fourteen-year-old Mateo and other Caribbean islanders face discrimination, segregation, and harsh working conditions when American recruiters lure them to the Panamanian rain forest in 1906 to build the great canal.


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Cy in Chains

Cy in Chains
Dudley, David L.

In the post-Civil War South, a seventeen-year-old African American boy, accused of a crime, is living in a labor camp where brutality, near starvation, humiliation, and rape are commonplace.


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Bog Child

Bog Child
Dowd, Siobhan

The North/South border, Ireland, 1981. While illegally digging up peat in a bog where they should not have been, Northerner Tally and his nephew, Fergus McCann, discover the body of a child. They initially suspect the body to be a victim of the merciless IRA. However, archaeological studies reveal the body to be over 2,000 years old and not necessarily a child. Discovering who, when, and why the girl now called Mel died is the topic on everyone's mind as teenager Fergus deals with A-level exams, his brother going through a hungers strike while in prison, working as a courier for Sinn Fein, learning to drive, and his interest in Cora, the daughter of the archaeologist who has come from Dublin to investigate the bog child. Packed with complexities and overarching themes, the late Siobhan Dowd presents a passionate and lyrical final novel.


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Walk on Earth A Stranger

Walk on Earth A Stranger
Carson, Rae

Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend -- who might want to be something more. She also has a secret. Lee can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. She has kept her family safe and able to buy provisions, even through the harshest winters. But what would someone do to control a girl with that kind of power? A person might murder for it. When everything Lee holds dear is ripped away, she flees west to California -- where gold has just been discovered. Perhaps this will be the one place a magical girl can be herself. If she survives the journey.


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Holds: 1 on 9 copies

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A Moment Comes

A Moment Comes
Bradbury, Jennifer

As the partition of India nears in 1947 bringing violence even to Jalandhar, Tariq, a Muslim, finds himself caught between his forbidden interest in Anupreet, a Sikh girl, and Margaret, a British girl whose affection for him might help with his dream of studying at Oxford.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Flygirl

Flygirl
Smith, Sherri L.

During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.


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Revolution

Revolution
Donnelly, Jennifer

An angry, grieving seventeen-year-old musician facing expulsion from her prestigious Brooklyn private school travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution by a young actress attempting to help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis Charles, the lost king of France.


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Burn Baby Burn

Burn Baby Burn
Medina, Meg

Nora Lopez is seventeen during the summer of 1977, when New York is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam. Meg Media transports us to a time when tempers and temperatures ran high to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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X: A Novel

X: A Novel
Shabazz, Ilyasah

Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's a pack of lies--after all, his father's been murdered, his mother's been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There's no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer. But Malcolm's efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he's found is only an illusion--and that he can't run forever. X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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My Name Is Not Easy

My Name Is Not Easy
Edwardson, Debby Dahl

Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.


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