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DO = Download Only, available immediately in BARD, but cartridges can be made by request.

Fiction

Defy the stars
DB087567
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Teenage soldier Noemi and enemy robot Abel, who is programmed to obey Noemi's commands, set out on an interstellar quest to save Noemi's home planet, Genesis.

Goodbye days: a novel
DB087420
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Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends. But now Carver can't stop blaming himself, and a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation.

The hate u give
DB087441
BR021874
DB087967 (Spanish)
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When sixteen-year-old Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting by a police officer of her childhood best friend, Khalil, she is afraid to speak out. But remaining quiet and safe is difficult with rising tensions between the police and the community.

A list of cages
DB087592
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BR021921 (DO)

Adam, a high school senior, tries to rescue Julian, a freshman and his former foster brother, from an abusive situation. His help, however, puts them both in serious danger.

This is our story
DB087022
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When a hunting accident claims a boy's life, his privileged best friends all come under suspicion, especially since they were drinking. Kate, a fellow student and intern at the district attorney's office, helps her boss investigate the case.

Want
DB089029
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Taipei, a city plagued by pollution and viruses, makes survival a challenge. When Jason Zhou discovers the elite are using their wealth to evade these deadly challenges, he does whatever is necessary to fight this corruption and save his city.

What to say next
DB088806
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When an unlikely friendship sparks between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, Kit asks David for his help figuring out the how and why of her father's tragic car accident.

Three Dark Crowns
DB086706
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Triplets Mirabella, Katharine, and Arsinoe, equal heirs to the crown, possess unique magical abilities, but only one has a chance of becoming the crowned queen. Once they turn sixteen, the sisters must battle each other for the throne.

Highly Illogical Behavior
DB084363
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Do you sometimes wish that you could stay at home and never, ever, go out? For Solomon, the only way to control his agoraphobia is to stay inside and avoid any contact with “the outside.” But what happens if the outside comes in? He will be put to a test when a very determined “outsider” enters his world and brings a hidden agenda.

Scythe
DB086810
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The human population is immortal, and the only way to die is to be randomly killed or gleaned by professional reapers known as “scythes.” Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to apprentice as scythes. But, in a twist of fate, only one will be chosen to become a scythe and the winner will have to glean the loser.

Native American stories.
DB034361
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Native Americans view human relationships with nature in terms of family with the Earth as mother. This collection of tales and myths from various Native American groups focuses on this relationship.

Nonfiction

Blind courage.
DB036368
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A variety of problems involving family, alcoholism, and blindness prompted middle-aged Bill Irwin's decision to tackle the 2,000-mile-long Appalachian Trail with his dog guide, Orient.

The able gardener: overcoming barriers of age and physical limitations.
DB040311
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Nurse and gardener Yeomans covers general aspects of gardening while emphasizing adaptive techniques such as using raised beds, back-saving tools, and easy-care plants.

Hidden from history: the lives of eight American women scientists.
DB058587
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Collective biography of eight female scientists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries who excelled in their male-dominated fields.

One hundred greatest science inventions of all time.
DB064790
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Highlights significant inventions from 250 B.C. to the twenty-first century. Features paper, eyeglasses, the cotton gin, the electric motor, aspirin, television, and cloning.

Latin America.
DB073591
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Emphasizes the culture of Latin America while discussing the geography, history, economics, and politics of these countries south of the United States border.

Pioneers in astronomy and space exploration.
DB077541
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Profiles the lives of thirty-seven pioneers of astronomy and space exploration, from the ancient Greek astronomer Eudoxus of Cnidus to astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.

Media Literacy Series
DB082049
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Six books featuring topics in media literacy. Discusses how to navigate and analyze information in the digital age.