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Above the East China Sea

Above the East China Sea
Bird, Sarah

"Luz, a contemporary U.S. Air Force brat, lives with her no-nonsense sergeant mother at Kadena Air Base. Luz's older sister, her best friend and emotional center, has died in the Afghan war. Unmoored by her death, unable to lean on her mother, Luz contemplates taking her own life. In l945, Tamiko has lost everyone-the older sister she idolized and her entire family-and finds herself trapped between the occupying Japanese and the invading Americans whom she has been taught are demons that live to rape. On an island where the spirits of the dead are part of life and the afterworld reunites you with your family, suicide offers Tamiko the promise of peace. As Luz tracks down the story of her own Okinawan grandmother, she discovers that the ancestral spirits work as readily to save her as they do to help Tamiko find a resting place. And as these two stories unfold and intertwine, we see how war and American occupation have shaped and reshaped the lives of Okinawans" --


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 7 copies

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Girl at War: A Novel

Girl at War: A Novel
Nović, Sara

When her happy life in 1991 Croatia is shattered by civil war, ten-year-old Ana Juric is embroiled in a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers before making a daring escape to America, where years later she struggles to hide her past.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 9 copies

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Persepolis

Persepolis
Satrapi, Marjane


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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Bingo's Run: A Novel

Bingo's Run: A Novel
Levine, James

A tale set against the backdrop of Kenya's poverty-stricken slums and luxury resorts follows the experiences of a young drug runner who makes deliveries to a reclusive artist before his witness of murder leads to his adoption by a woman who tests his sense of morality.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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A Bride's Story: 1 / Kaoru Mori ; [translation, William Flanagan ; Lettering, Abigail Blackman]

A Bride's Story: 1 / Kaoru Mori ; [translation, William Flanagan ; Lettering, Abigail Blackman]
Mori, Kaoru

Chronicles the story of Amir Halgal, a young woman from a nomadic tribe betrothed to a twelve-year-old boy eight years her junior. Coping with cultural differences, blossoming feelings for her new husband, and expectations from both her adoptive and birth families, Amir strives to find her role as she settles into a new life and a new home in a society quick to define that role for her.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 0 on 18 copies

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Salt to the Sea: A Novel

Salt to the Sea: A Novel
Sepetys, Ruta

"As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 30 copies

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Ronit & Jamil

Ronit & Jamil
Laskin, Pamela L.

Pamela L. Laskin's beautiful and lyrical novel in verse delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict. Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict--much more than just the concrete blockade between them. Their fathers, however, work in a distrusting but mutually beneficial business arrangement, a relationship that brings Ronit and Jamil together. And lightning strikes. The kind of lightning that transcends barrier fences, war, and hatred. The teenage lovers fall desperately into the throes of forbidden love, one that would create an irreparable rift between their families if it were discovered. But a love this big can only be kept secret for so long. Ronit and Jamil must face the fateful choice to save their lives or their loves, as it may not be possible to save both.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
Alifirenka, Caitlin


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 17 copies

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Climbing the Stairs

Climbing the Stairs
Venkatraman, Padma

In India, in 1941, when her father becomes brain-damaged in a non-violent protest march, fifteen-year-old Vidya and her family are forced to move in with her father's extended family and become accustomed to a totally different way of life.


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Red Glass

Red Glass
Resau, Laura

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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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