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Stone, Nic

Summary: Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Stone

Picoult, Jodi

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2016

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Picoul

Hyde, Catherine Ryan

Summary: On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African-American father and son. When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Hyde

Whitehead, Colson

Summary: In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.00As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2019

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Zhang, Jenny

Summary: "Daiyu never wanted to be like the tragic heroine for whom she was named, revered for her beauty and cursed with heartbreak. But when she is kidnapped and smuggled across an ocean from China to America, Daiyu must relinquish the home and future she imagined for herself. Over the years that follow, she is forced to keep reinventing herself to survive. From a calligraphy school, to a San...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Zhang

Johnson, Nancy

Summary: It's 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He's eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth to, and abandoned, when she was a teenager. She had promised her family she'd never look back, but Ruth knows that to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Johnson

Oates, Joyce Carol

Summary: "This novel provides an examination of contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy: when a powerful parent dies, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of all. Stark and penetrating, it's an exploration of psychological trauma, class warfare, grief, and eventual healing."--Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Oates

Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame

Summary: "An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny...The wildly talented Adjei-Brenyah has made these edgy tales immensely charming, via his resolute, heartful, immensely likeable narrators, capable of seeing the world as blessed and cursed at once." -- George Saunders "This book is dark and captivating and essential...A call to arms and a condemnation. Adjei-Brenyah offers powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Adjei

Neuberger, Emily

Summary: "Under the bright lights of Broadway, one new musical pushes the boundaries of love, legacy, and art. Growing up in rural Wisconsin, Eleanor O'Hanlon always felt different. In love with musical theater from a young age, she memorized every show album she could get her hands on. So when she discovers an open call for one of her favorite productions, she leaves behind everything she knows to run...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putman's Sons 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Neuberger

Crane, Rebekah

Summary: "Daughter of a massage therapist and a pothead artist...and blissfully entering her senior year in high school, Amoris never wants to leave her progressive hometown...Everything changes when Jamison Rush moves in next door...One of the few Black studentsin Alder Creek, Jamison sees Amoris's idyllic town through different eyes. He encourages Amoris to look a little closer, too. When Jamison...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyscape 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Crane

Bartels, Erin

Summary: A journalist discovers more than she expected when she is charged with delivering a box of photos to a relative she didn't know she had.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Bartels

Fowler, Therese

Summary: In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door - an apparently traditional family with new money,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION Fowler

Hamid, Mohsin

Summary: "From the internationally bestselling author of Exit West, a story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change. One morning, a man wakes up to find himself transformed. Overnight, Anders's skin has turned dark, and the reflection in the mirror seems a stranger to him. At first he shares his secret only with Oona, an old friend turned new lover. Soon, reports of similar events...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2022

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Picoult, Jodi

Summary: "A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Picoult

Reynolds, Jason

Summary: When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Reynol

Charles, Tami

Summary: A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and Brown children everywhere reminds them how much they matter, that they have always mattered and they always will.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Charles

Tian, XiXi

Summary: "The Flanagan sisters are as different as they come. Seventeen-year-old Annalie is bubbly, sweet, and self-conscious, whereas nineteen-year-old Margaret is sharp and assertive. Margaret looks just like their mother, while Annalie passes for white and looks like the father who abandoned them years ago, leaving their Chinese immigrant mama to raise the girls alone in their small, predominantly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Tian

Ng, Celeste

4 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "From the number one bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in Harvard University's library. Bird knows to not ask too many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2022

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Whitehead, Colson

Summary: "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...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION White

Ng, Celeste

Summary: In a society consumed by fear, twelve-year-old Bird Gardner, after receiving a mysterious letter, sets out on a quest to find his mother, a Chinese-American poet who left when he was nine years old, leading him to New York City, where a new act of defiance may be the beginning of much-needed change.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Ng

English, Karen

Summary: "In the summer of 1965, Sophie's family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Eng

Faye, Lyndsay

Summary: "The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon: a distant frontier that seems the end of the line."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnams Sons 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Faye

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