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I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001
(Lauren Tarshis)
Junior Fiction (82 pages) Recommended for Grades 2-5. When Lucas decides to skip school because he wants to discuss football with a firefighter friend of his father, he finds himself caught up in the terrorist attacks on New York City. [Kit added 11/2012]
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I was Anastasia: a novel
(Lawhon, Ariel)
In this "historical suspense, Ariel Lawhon unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson's 50-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the Russian Grand Duchess, a beloved daughter and revered icon, or is she an imposter, the thief of another woman's legacy?"-- Provided by publisher
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Princesses Russia -- Fiction
Biographical fiction

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411 p

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I'll be gone in the dark: one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer
(McNamara, Michelle)
For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, true crime journalist Michelle McNamara was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.
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Nonfiction
Serial murder investigation California -- Case studies
Serial rape investigation California -- Case studies

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Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, The
(Skloot, Rebecca)
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description. [Nonfiction 336 pages] [Added September 2011] [39093070009048]
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Nonfiction

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336 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Immortalists, The
(Benjamin, Chloe)
It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children -- four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness -- sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco. Dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy. Eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate. Bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.
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Prophecies -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Fortune-tellers -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Fate and fatalism -- Fiction

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In the shadow of the banyan
(Ratner, Vaddey)
Told from the tender perspective of a young girl who comes of age amid the Cambodian killing fields, this novel is based on the author's personal story. For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital. Soon the family's world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus. Over the next four years, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation, and brutal forced labor, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood, the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father. In a climate of systematic violence where memory is sickness and justification for execution, Raami fights for her improbable survival
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Infamous Ratsos, The
(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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Fiction

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Inside out: a memoir
(Moore, Demi)
Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood. Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception. As her success grew, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, if she was a good mother, a good actress and, always, if she was simply good enough.-- Provided by publisher
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Nonfiction
Actresses United States -- Biography
Divorce -- Biography
Actresses

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262 p.

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Intersection allies: we make room for all
(Johnson, Chelsea)
Recommended for Grades 1-7. Despite all of the ways we are different from one another, we still have values and common interests that intersect. We can listen to and support each other in ways that unite us across differences!
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Nonfiction
Intersectionality (Sociology) -- Juvenile literature
Individual differences -- Juvenile literature
Sexual orientation -- Juvenile literature
Individuality -- Juvenile literature

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54 p.

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Invention of wings, The
(Kidd, Sue Monk)
"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"-- Provided by publisher
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