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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Cronn-Mills, Kirstin

Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl's body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents - all while trying to come out as transgendered. An audition for a station in Minneapolis looks like his ticket to a better life in the big city. But his entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out Gabe, the popular DJ, is also Elizabeth from school.


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Holds: 0 on 14 copies

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Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising
Ryan, Pam Muñoz

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.


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Holds: 2 on 15 copies

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Not Otherwise Specified

Not Otherwise Specified
Moskowitz, Hannah

Auditioning for a New York City performing arts high school could help Etta escape from her Nebraska all-girl school, where she's not gay enough for her former friends, not sick enough for her eating disorders group, and not thin enough for ballet--but it may also mean real friendships.


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Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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Does My Head Look Big in This?

Does My Head Look Big in This?
Abdel-Fattah, Randa

Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style.


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Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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Shadowshaper

Shadowshaper
Older, Daniel José

When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on--then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 9 copies

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My Name Is Not Easy

My Name Is Not Easy
Edwardson, Debby Dahl

Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Summer Prince

The Summer Prince
Johnson, Alaya Dawn

In a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel against the strict limits of the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Tru00eas' matriarchal government, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
Bruchac, Joseph

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 15 copies

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In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies
Alvarez, Julia

"It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found dead near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their death as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo's dictatorship. It doesn't have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas--the Butterflies."--Cover, p. 4.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 20 copies

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Labyrinth Lost

Labyrinth Lost
Córdova, Zoraida

"Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back"--


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Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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