Summary: In 2010, for the first time since the Soviets, Afghanistan allowed women to join the armed forces, and Niloofar entered Afghanistan’s military academy. Niloofar had to break through social barriers to demonstrate confidence, leadership, and decisiveness—essential qualities for a combat pilot. Niloofar performed the first solo flight of her class—ahead of all her male classmates—and in 2013...
Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2021
Copies Available at Suttons Bay1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Raj,amo
Summary: "A masterful novel that moves from Roman apartments to SoHo galleries to the South of France and tells the story of the son of a great painter striving to create his own legacy, by the bestselling author of THE IMPERFECTIONISTS. Rome, 1955. The artists gather for a picture at a party in an ancient villa. Bear Bavinsky, creator of vast canvases, larger than life, is at the centre of the picture....
Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018
Copies Available at Suttons Bay1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Rach
Summary: "Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she's the only Indian American student, and home, with her family's traditions and holidays. But Reha's parents don't understand why she's conflicted-they only notice when Reha doesn't meet their strict expectations. Reha feels disconnected from her mother, or Amma, although their names are linked-Reha means "star" and Punam means "moon"-but...
Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021
Copies Available at Suttons Bay1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Larocca
Summary: During the 2006 Iran-Bahrain match, the Tehran soccer stadium roars with 100,000 cheering men and, officially, no women. According to Islamic custom, women are not permitted to watch or participate in men's sports. Many of the ambitious young female fans who manage to sneak into the arena are caught and sent to a holding pen, guarded by male soldiers their own age. Duty makes these young men...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007
Copies Available at Suttons Bay1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Off
Summary: Based on real events, this is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keep his spirit alive.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2020
Copies Available at Suttons Bay1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Hidden
Summary: 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.
Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019
Copies Available at Suttons Bay1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Black
Summary: Describes the life cycle of the hard-working honeybee.
Publisher / Publication Date: Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Holiday House 2019