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Dead wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania
(Larson, Erik, )
The #1 New York Times best-selling author of In the Garden of Beasts presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle
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Nonfiction; World War, 1914-1918 Naval operations, German
Shipping Government policy Great Britain History 20th century
Military operations, Naval German
Shipping Government policy


Kit Level: Adult

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Death Note
(Tsugumi Ohba)
Young Adult Fiction (221 pages) Recommended for Grades 9-12. Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know? Volume 1 of the Shonen Jump advanced series. [Kit added 9/2009]
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Fiction

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221 p

Kit Level: Teen

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Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, The
(Erik Larson)
Erik Larson takes readers into a richly complex moment in American history, a moment that would draw together the best and worst of the Gilded Age, the grandeur and triumph of the human imagination, and the poverty, violence, and depravity that surrounded it. [Nonfiction 447 pages] [Added 4/10] [39093047156849]
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Nonfiction


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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Read the Book, See the Movie)
(Jeff Kinney)
Junior Fiction (217 pages) Recommended for Grades 4-8. Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school. [Kit added 9/2009] [This kit includes the books and 2010 movie of the same title]
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Fiction

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217 p

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Dinner: a novel, The
(Herman Koch)
Two couples meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
Genre(s):
Fiction; Families; Amsterdam

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Drinking Gourd, The
(F.N. Monjo)
Easy Fiction (62 pages) Recommended for Grades K-3. Sent home alone for misbehaving in church, Tommy discovers that his house is a station on the underground railroad. [Kit added 11/2012]
Genre(s):
Fiction

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63 p

Kit Level: Kids

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