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Garden of my Imaan, The
(Zia, Farhana)
The arrival of new student Marwa, a fellow sixth-grader who is a strict Muslim, helps Aliya come to terms with her own lukewarm practice of the faith and her embarrassment over others' reactions to their beliefs [Kit added 2/2017]
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Girl on the train, The
(Hawkins, Paula, )
After witnessing something shocking, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
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Railroad travel -- Fiction
Witnesses -- Fiction
Murder victims -- Fiction
Commuters -- Fiction
Alcoholics -- Fiction


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Girls Of Atomic City: The Untold Story Of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, The
(Denise Kiernan)
n this book the author traces the story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. This is the story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, it did not appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships, and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men. But against this wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. The penalty for talking about their work, even the most innocuous details, was job loss and eviction. One woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers. They all knew something big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out. The shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb. Though the young women originally believed they would leave Oak Ridge after the war, many met husbands there, made lifelong friends, and still call the seventy-year-old town home. The reverberations from their work there, work they did not fully understand at the time, are still being felt today.
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Nonfiction - World War II, 1939-1945, Oak Ridge Tennessee, Women Employees, Official Secrets, United States History

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352

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Giver, The
(Lois Lowry)
Junior Fiction (179 pages) Recommended for Grades 6-9. Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives. [Kit added 09/2009]
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Fiction

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Going Bovine
(Libba Bray)
Young Adult Fiction (480 pages) Recommended for Grades 8-12. Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeld Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure. [Kit added 3/2011]
Genre(s):
Fiction

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480 p

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Good luck of right now, The
(Quick, Matthew, )
When his mother dies, 38-year-old Bartholomew Neil, who doesn't know how to be on his own, discovers a letter in his mother's underwear drawer that causes him to write a series of highly intimate letters to actor Richard Gere, while embarking on a quest to find out where he belongs
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Fiction


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Gracefully Grayson
(Polonsky, Ami.)
Recommended for Grades 8-12. "Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world"-- Provided by publisher [Kit added 01/2017]
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Fiction

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Graceling
(Kristin Cashore)
Young Adult Fiction (471 pages) Recommended for Grades 9-12. In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king. [Kit added 3/2010]
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Gregor the Overlander
(Suzanne Collins)
Junior Fiction (311 pages) Recommended for Grades 4-8. When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. [Kit added 03/2010]
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Fiction

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Grunt: the curious science of humans at war
(Roach, Mary, )
"'Grunt' tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries-- panic, exhaustion, heat, noise-- and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them"-- Amazon.com
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Nonfiction; Military art and science

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Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The
(Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows)
In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation. [Fiction 288 pages] [Added 10/09] [39093047175260]
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Fiction

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