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Title Who Is Coming to Our House
Author Joseph Slate
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2001
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 9780399234101
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Stable animals scurry to clean their home in anticipation of an important visitor, in this poetic tale about the first Christmas.

Title Who Is Coming to Our House
Author Joseph Slate
Publisher Puffin
Release Date 2001-09
Category Animals
Total Pages 32
ISBN 0698114159
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Stable animals scurry to clean their home in anticipation of an important visitor, in this poetic tale about the first Christmas. Reissue.

The Birds Of Bethlehem by Tomie dePaola

Title The Birds of Bethlehem
Author Tomie dePaola
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-10-30
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 40
ISBN 9781101652558
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A perfect first Christmas book This inventive and fresh Nativity story is told from a bird's-eye view. On the morning of the first Christmas, the birds of Bethlehem gather in the fields--not only to eat but to share the exciting news. People from all over have descended on Bethlehem and an angel has appeared in the night sky. Something extraordinary is coming! The birds agree that they must find this wondrous thing, and off they fly to the stable where a child has been born. In simple language and dazzling pictures, beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola shares the awe and anticipation of the first Christmas. His cast of brightly colored, curious birds will appeal to young children, making this a perfect introduction to the story of Christmas.

Childhood S End by Arthur C. Clarke

Title Childhood s End
Author Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher RosettaBooks
Release Date 2012-11-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 258
ISBN 9780795324970
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the Retro Hugo Award–nominated novel that inspired the Syfy miniseries, alien invaders bring peace to Earth—at a grave price: “A first-rate tour de force” (The New York Times). In the near future, enormous silver spaceships appear without warning over mankind’s largest cities. They belong to the Overlords, an alien race far superior to humanity in technological development. Their purpose is to dominate Earth. Their demands, however, are surprisingly benevolent: end war, poverty, and cruelty. Their presence, rather than signaling the end of humanity, ushers in a golden age . . . or so it seems. Without conflict, human culture and progress stagnate. As the years pass, it becomes clear that the Overlords have a hidden agenda for the evolution of the human race that may not be as benevolent as it seems. “Frighteningly logical, believable, and grimly prophetic . . . Clarke is a master.” —Los Angeles Times

A Baby S Coming To Your House by Shelley Moore Thomas

Title A Baby s Coming to Your House
Author Shelley Moore Thomas
Publisher Albert Whitman and Company
Release Date 2001
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 0807505021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A photo-essay explains to big brothers- and sisters-to-be what will change around the home when the new baby arrives, from why a baby cries loudly to how Mommy's tummy will grow. By the author of Good Night, Good Knight.

Title The Railway Children
Author E. Nesbit
Publisher The Floating Press
Release Date 2010-02-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 228
ISBN 9781775417552
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When their father is taken away by strangers, the lives of three children are altered forever. They move with their mother to a cottage by a railway. The railway becomes their playground, and they befriend the rail workers and passengers who eventually help to reunite them with their father.

Hiroshima by John Hersey

Title Hiroshima
Author John Hersey
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2020-06-23
Category History
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780593082362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Title The Kite Runner
Author Khaled Hosseini
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2011-09-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781408824856
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

Marked by P. C. Cast

Title Marked
Author P. C. Cast
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date 2010-04-01
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 1429953896
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The House of Night series from bestselling authors P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

A Painted House by John Grisham

Title A Painted House
Author John Grisham
Publisher Bantam
Release Date 2004-02-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 372
ISBN 9780385337939
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Racial tension, a forbidden love affair, and murder are seen through the eyes of a seven-year-old boy in a 1950s Southern cotton-farming community.

Title The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell
Author Chris Colfer
Publisher Little Brown Bks Young Readers
Release Date 2012-07-17
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9781405517911
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.

Title Coming Home to Island House
Author Erica James
Publisher Orion
Release Date 2018-01-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781409159629
Language English, Spanish, and French
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* A Sunday Times top 10 bestseller * An enchanting tale of one family coming together and finding their way from the Sunday Times bestselling author. It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments and come together. With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can the habits of a lifetime be changed in one week? And can Romily, a woman who thrives on adventure, cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her? Praise for Erica James: 'A beautifully crafted and hugely uplifting tale of friendship, history and love. A real gem' - Isabelle Broom, Heat 'A captivating tale of love and loss' - Sunday Express Magazine 'Delightful...a blend of emotion and wry social observation' - Daily Mail 'A captivating read: beautifully written and heartrendingly sad' - Daily Telegraph Fans of Santa Montefiore, Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell and Rosamunde Pilcher will love the warm characters and storytelling in this wonderful new bestseller from Erica James. ************ Readers love Erica James: 'Coming Home to Island House is Erica James at her very best' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'A terrific, captivating book, it's another absolute must-read by Erica James' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'I didn't want Coming Home to Island House to end...A fabulous five star read' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This book felt like a luxurious treat...an utter pleasure to read' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Coming Of Age In Samoa by Margaret Mead

Title Coming of Age in Samoa
Author Margaret Mead
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014-12-11
Category Social Science
Total Pages 318
ISBN 4871872343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is the outstanding and most frequently cited work in the field of Anthropology. It made the author world-famous and established her as the leader in her field for the next 50 years. One of the reasons this book became so famous was her observation that young Samoan women deferred marriage for many years while enjoying casual sex before eventually choosing a husband. This led to the Sexual Revolution that swept America in the 1960s and brought about the establishment of the Sexual Freedom League and other organizations. The Free Love generation idolized Margaret Mead.

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

Title The Yellow House
Author Sarah M. Broom
Publisher Grove Press
Release Date 2019-08-13
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780802146540
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant—the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah’s birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae’s thirteenth and most unruly child. A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America’s most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother’s struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. The Yellow House expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the “Big Easy” of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power.

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Title King Lear
Author William Shakespeare
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-03-09
Category Drama
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9780486110240
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Powerful tragedy of an aging king, betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Perhaps the bleakest of Shakespeare's tragic dramas, complete with explanatory footnotes.

The Easter Egg Farm by Mary Jane Auch

Title The Easter Egg Farm
Author Mary Jane Auch
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Release Date 2018-01-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781430129981
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The expressive narrator charms the listener by impersonating the characters...Short segments of music and brief sound effects add interest." - Booklist

Title One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest
Author Ken Kesey
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-01-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781101575277
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Warning by Anonymous

Title A Warning
Author Anonymous
Publisher Little Brown GBR
Release Date 2019-11
Category Presidents
Total Pages 259
ISBN 1408713268
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On September 5, 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell essay and took the rare step of granting its writer anonymity. Described only as "a senior official in the Trump administration," the author provided eyewitness insight into White House chaos, administration instability, and the people working to keep Donald Trump's reckless impulses in check.With the 2020 election on the horizon, Anonymous is speaking out once again. In this book, the original author pulls back the curtain even further, offering a first-of-its-kind look at the president and his record -- a must-read before Election Day. It will surprise and challenge both Democrats and Republicans, motivate them to consider how we judge our nation's leaders, and illuminate the consequences of re-electing a commander in chief unfit for the role.This book is a sobering assessment of the man in the Oval Office and a warning about something even more important -- who we are as a people.

Title In Deep The FBI the CIA and the Truth about America s Deep State
Author David Rohde
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2020-04-21
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781324003557
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist’s investigation of the "deep state." Three-quarters of Americans believe that a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulate or direct national policy in the United States. President Trump blames the "deep state" for his impeachment. But what is the American "deep state" and does it really exist? To conservatives, the “deep state” is an ever-growing government bureaucracy, an "administrative state" that relentlessly encroaches on the individual rights of Americans. Liberals fear the "military-industrial complex"—a cabal of generals and defense contractors who they believe routinely push the country into endless wars. Every modern American president—from Carter to Trump—has engaged in power struggles with Congress, the CIA, and the FBI. Every CIA and FBI director has suspected White House aides of members of Congress of leaking secrets for political gain. Frustrated Americans increasingly distrust the politicians, unelected officials, and journalists who they believe unilaterally set the country’s political agenda. American democracy faces its biggest crisis of legitimacy in a half century. This sweeping exploration examines the CIA and FBI scandals of the past fifty years—from the Church Committee’s exposure of Cold War abuses, to Abscam, to false intelligence about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, to NSA mass surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden. It then investigates the claims and counterclaims of the Trump era, and the relentless spread of conspiracy theories online and on-air. While Trump says he is the victim of the "deep state," Democrats accuse the president and his allies of running a de facto "deep state" of their own that operates outside official government channels and smears rivals, both real and perceived. The feverish debate over the "deep state" raises core questions about the future of American democracy. Is it possible for career government officials to be politically neutral? Was Congress’s impeachment of Donald Trump conducted properly? How vast should the power of a president be? Based on dozens of interviews with career CIA operatives and FBI agents, In Deep answers whether the FBI, CIA, or politicians are protecting or abusing the public’s trust.

In Defense Of Looting by Vicky Osterweil

Title In Defense of Looting
Author Vicky Osterweil
Publisher Bold Type Books
Release Date 2020-08-25
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781645036678
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy Looting--a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods--is one of the more extreme actions that can take place in the midst of social unrest. Even self-identified radicals distance themselves from looters, fearing that violent tactics reflect badly on the broader movement. But Vicky Osterweil argues that stealing goods and destroying property are direct, pragmatic strategies of wealth redistribution and improving life for the working class--not to mention the brazen messages these methods send to the police and the state. All our beliefs about the innate righteousness of property and ownership, Osterweil explains, are built on the history of anti-Black, anti-Indigenous oppression. From slave revolts to labor strikes to the modern-day movements for climate change, Black lives, and police abolition, Osterweil makes a convincing case for rioting and looting as weapons that bludgeon the status quo while uplifting the poor and marginalized. In Defense of Looting is a history of violent protest sparking social change, a compelling reframing of revolutionary activism, and a practical vision for a dramatically restructured society.