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The Rosie Project

The Rosie project [sound recording]By Simsion, Graeme C.
An Australian geneticist is looking for a wife, but finds himself smitten with a woman who's the opposite of what he thought he wanted. Funny, smart, and charming.
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Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

The ProphetBy Neeson, Liam
A masterful treat for the senses and labor of love for Mexican-Lebanese producer Salma Hayek, who chose independent animators from around the world to interpret selected sections of Gibran's seminal work, The Prophet.... Read more
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Blackbirds

BlackbirdsBy Wendig, Chuck
Miriam Black has an unusual gift, or maybe it’s a curse. When she touches someone, she knows exactly how and when they will die. Most of the time, they are old, or sick or there is some sort of catastrophe. But, when she meets Louis, she finds out he is going to be murdered horribly. Up to this point, she’s figured she has to watch fate take its course, but now she wonders: can she stop Louis from getting murdered? Can she change fate?... Read more
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The Black Presidency : Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

The Black presidency : Barack Obama and the politics of race in AmericaBy Dyson, Michael Eric author.
Noted author, journalist and commentator Michael Eric Dyson gives us an extremely well-written, in-depth look at all the major junctions in the 8 years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Dyson presents a cogent analysis of the self-imposed, disciplined limitations and outside political pressure Obama has been working under when it comes to the representation of race.... Read more
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The Flight of the Silvers

The flight of the silvers [sound recording]By Price, Daniel, 1970-
Six survivors from our Earth find themselves living on an alternate Earth, where cars fly, time can be reversed, and they have many enemies.
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The Past

The PastBy Hadley, Tessa author.
Hadley’s masterful storytelling, astute insight into her characters, and attention to minute details combine to create this satisfying family drama set mainly at a summer home outside London which has fallen into disrepair and where they all used to vacation.... Read more
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Rosalie Lightning

Rosalie Lightning : a graphic memoirBy Hart, Tom, 1969-
Tom Hart teaches at New York City’s School of Visual Arts and is Director of the Sequential Artists Workshop in Florida. He is the creator of the Hutch Owens comics. His graphic memoir, Rosalie Lightning, is a tribute to his daughter, who died suddenly in her crib at the age of two. Hart pours out his heart in this book, in words and pictures, to the extent that the sensitive reader will be moved to tears.... Read more
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Best-Loved Books for Preschoolers (14 items)

Miss Nelson is missing!By Allard, Harry, 1928-
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.
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Community Reads Book Suggestions for Grades 6-8 (11 items)

A jar of dreamsBy Uchida, Yoshiko
A young girl grows up in a closely-knit Japanese American family in California during the 1930's, a time of great prejudice.
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Community Reads K-5 (10 items)

Tea with milkBy Say, Allen
After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place.
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The Evolution of Everything : How New Ideas Emerge

The evolution of everything : how new ideas emergeBy Ridley, Matt author.
Matt Ridley, a writer for The Times (London) and The Wall Street Journal, author of The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, offers up his newest book, which is sure to engender vigorous debate.... Read more
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Democracy in Black : How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

Democracy in black : how race still enslaves the American soulBy Glaude, Eddie S., Jr., 1968-
Princeton University professor Glaude’s important book debunks any notion of America being a post-racial society. The challenges and discrimination faced by black people today are as virulent and substantial as anything seen in Jim Crow south, and it will take nothing short of a “revolution of value” to change because Americans continue to hold on to the “belief that some people are better than others because they are white”.... Read more
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Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of A Fist

Your heart is a muscle the size of a fist : a novelBy Yapa, Sunil author.
The setting is Seattle , November 30, 1999, at the protest to shut down the World Trade Organization (WTO) summit meeting. The narrative follows Victor, a disaffected young man who has left home after the death of his mother, and has been living off the grid for three years. His Dad is Police Chief Bishop, charged by the Mayor with keeping 50,000 protesters contained so the WTO meeting can begin.... Read more
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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2015 Prize in Literature
Svetlana Alexievich

National Book Award

2015 Prize for Fiction
Fortune Smiles
by Adam Johnson

2015 Prize for Nonfiction
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Newbery Medal
2016 award
Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña

Caldecott Medal
2016 award
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
b
y Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Printz Award

2016 award
Bone Gap

by Laura Ruby

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Last Mile
, by David Baldacci
The Obsession
, by Nora Roberts
Stuck-up Suit, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Bounty, by Kristen Ashley
The Girl on the Train
, by Paula Hawkins
 

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar
Alexander Hamilton
, by Ron Chernow

 

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Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

New York Times Bestsellers

Newbery Medal

Printz Award