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All American boys
(Reynolds, Jason)
Young Adult Fiction (316 pages) Recommended for grades 7-12. 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 viewpoint. [Added 9/2017]
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Fiction

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Kit Level: Teen

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All the light we cannot see: a novel
(Doerr, Anthony, )
"From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work"-- Provided by publisher
Genre(s):
Fiction

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539p

Kit Level: Adult

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Bad guys, The
(Blabey, Aaron, )
Juvenile Fiction (139 pages) Recommended for Grades 1-4. Mr Wolf. Mr Shark. Mr Snake. Mr Piranha. They're Bad Guys, everybody knows that. They're scary and dangerous an dwell ... just Bad. But these guys wan to be Heroes. And they're going to prove it by doing good deeds ... whether you want them to or not. Buckle up for the funniest, naughtiest and coolest book you'll ever read - it's time to meet the Bad Guys [Kit added 12/2017]
Genre(s):
Fiction

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139

Kit Level: Kids

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Last goodnight: a World War II story of espionage, adventure, and betrayal, The
(Blum, Howard, )
Time magazine called her "the Mata Hari of Minnesota"; OSS Chief general "Wild Bill" Donovan called her "the greatest unsung heroine of the war." But for decades, the extent of Betty Pack's achievements as an agent during World War II, first for Britain's MI6 and then for America's OSS, remained classified. Now, the truth about this femme fatale--her dangerous liaisons and death-defying missions, the heartaches that haunted her life, her vital contributions to the Allied victory--forms a narrative more thrilling than fiction. Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and extremely intelligent: these qualities would prove crucial to her success as a spy. It was a vocation she fell into almost by accident, but she turned out to be a consummate professional. Using the code name "Cynthia," she seduced diplomats and military attache?s across the globe in exchange for crucial secrets, but her missions went far beyond the bedroom. She repeatedly risked her life to secure coveted documents, such as the Polish codebooks that proved key to Alan Turing's success with Operation Ultra. Bestselling author Howard Blum masterfully spins Betty's triumphs, the trail of broken hearts she left in her wake, and her brushes with death into a suspenseful saga of wartime espionage.-- Adapted from dust jacket
Genre(s):
Nonfiction

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467p

Kit Level: Adult

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Narwhal: unicorn of the sea
(Clanton, Ben, )
Junior Fiction (64 pages) Recommended for Grades 1-4. A happy-go-lucky, waffle-loving narwhal and a cynical, no-nonsense jellyfish forge an unlikely friendship and share adventures while exploring the ocean together. [Kit added 11/2017]
Genre(s):
Fiction

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Kit Level: Kids

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Neverwhere: a novel (#2)
(Gaiman, Neil)
After he helps a stranger on a London sidewalk, Richard Mayhew discovers an alternate city beneath London, and must fight to survive if he is to return to the London he knew
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Underground homeless persons -- Fiction
Underground areas -- Fiction
Businessmen -- Fiction
Subways -- Fiction

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370 p.

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Stuart Little
(White, E. B. )
Juvenile fiction (131 pages) Recommended for Grades 2-5. The adventures of the debonair mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird who stayed a few days in his family's garden [Kit added 11/2017]
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Fiction

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The infamous Ratsos
(LaReau, Kara, )
Junior Fiction (55 pages) Recommended for Grades K-4. Rat brothers Louie and Ralphie Ratso try to prove they can be as rough and tough as their father in the Big City, but every time they try to show how tough they are, they end up accidentally doing good deeds instead. [Kit added 11/2017]
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Two boys kissing
(Levithan, David.)
A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways. [Added 06/2017]
Genre(s):
Fiction

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200

Kit Level: Teen

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