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Aya

Aya
Abouet, Marguerite

Aya tells the story of the studious and clear-sighted young woman, her easy-going friends Adjuoa and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbors in the golden time of the Ivory Coast in 1978.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
Medina, Meg

Worn down by the constant petitions of the villagers who think she has special powers, sixteen-year-old Sonia leaves behind her mountain home and sets out to live a life of her own choosing in the capital city.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
Farmer, Nancy

In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Summer of the Mariposas

Summer of the Mariposas
McCall, Guadalupe Garcia

Fifteen-year-old Odilia and her four younger sisters embark on a journey to return a dead man to his family in Mexico, aided by La Llorona, but impeded by a witch, a warlock, chupacabras, and more.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Stay Strong: A Musician's Journey From Congo

Stay Strong: A Musician's Journey From Congo
Hyde, Natalie

"Growing up, Gentil Misigaro only knew the world as a place of loss, fear, and death. For fifteen years he and his family moved from country to country to escape the violence, but it followed them from their village in Congo to Rwanda and then Uganda. Through it all Gentil found strength and hope in music. When his family got the news that they had finally found a new home in Canada, Gentil saw his music as a powerful force that could bring positive change to his new homeland and to the world,"--Amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return

A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return
Abirached, Zeina

Living in the midst of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, Zeina and her brother face an evening of apprehension when their parents do not return from a visit to the other side of the city.


Format: eBook
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Cloudwish

Cloudwish
Wood, Fiona

"Vietnamese-Australian teenager Vu00e2n Uoc Phan, the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, doesn't believe in magic until the day an absent-minded wish actually comes true and she attracts the attention of her longtime crush"--


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Written in the Stars

Written in the Stars
Saeed, Aisha

"Naila's vacation to visit relatives in Pakistan turns into a nightmare when she discovers her parents want to force her to marry a man she's never met"--


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Timber Creek Station

Timber Creek Station
Lewis, Ali

Thirteen-year-old Danny Dawson lives on a cattle station in the Australian outback, where his family struggles to cope with the accidental death of his older brother a year earlier and his sister's pregnancy by an Aboriginal.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Why We Took the Car

Why We Took the Car
Herrndorf, Wolfgang

Mike Klingenberg is a troubled fourteen-year-old from a disfunctional family in Berlin who thinks of himself as boring, so when a Russian juvenile delinquent called Tschick begins to pay attention to him and include Mike in his criminal activities, he is excited--until those activities lead to disaster on the autobahn.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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