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Sing for Freedom : The Story of the Civil Rights Movement

By Guy Carawan
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In 2013 and 2014 we have been celebrating many 50 year anniversaries of historic moments from the Civil Rights Movement. One thing you...»

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By Benjamin, Michigan Avenue
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Dodger

Audiobook

Dodger by Terri Pratchett is read by Stephen Briggs who also reads the series by Pratchett called The Wee Free Men, and he does so...»

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By Deb, Youth Services
07/14/14 | Audiobooks

The Circle

By Dave Eggers
Book

Mae Holland lands a dream job, with the help of her friend Annie, at the information-hub company known as The Circle (kind of an über-...»

The Great Greene Heist

Book

Jackson Greene has sworn off the family practice of conning, but then discovers the school elections are being fixed. His friend Gaby...»

The Abomination

By Jonathan Holt
Book

The setting is Venice: the body of a murdered woman dressed in Catholic priest’s clothing washes up on the shore and becomes...»

Black Moon

By Kenneth Calhoun
Book

An epidemic of insomnia leaves only a few people still able to sleep in this well written, imaginative first novel by author Calhoun....»

Sing for Freedom : The Story of the Civil Rights Movement

By Guy Carawan
Book

In 2013 and 2014 we have been celebrating many 50 year anniversaries of historic moments from the Civil Rights Movement. One thing you...»

Dodger

Audiobook

Dodger by Terri Pratchett is read by Stephen Briggs who also reads the series by Pratchett called The Wee Free Men, and he does so...»

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Chestnut Street

By Maeve Binchy

Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured in Minding Frankie, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities.

The Target

By David Baldacci

Earl Fontaine, a terminally ill Alabama death row prisoner, plans one last killing that will personally affect Robie and his fellow agent, Jessica Reel. Meanwhile Evan Tucker, the head of the CIA, recommends Robie and Reel for a mission to assassinate a foreign leader.

The Invisible Woman

Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

Detroit Unleaded

An ambitious Lebanese-American youth is forced to take over his family's gas station after his father's death.

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2013 Prize for Nonfiction
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Newbery Medal
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Caldecott Medal
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Locomotive

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Printz Award

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by Marcus Sedgwick

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