Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Tree matters

By Bai, Gangu

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 305.8914 BAI

The Bhil people of central India are amongst the country's oldest indigenous communities. They have an intimate yet playful relationship with the natural world of animals, plants, trees and forests. All of them are part of their everyday environment. Gangu Bai, Bhil artist, brings this connection alive through a set of joyful paintings in her traditional style, based on her memories of growing up with trees. Her tales range from food, work and festivals to illness and childbirth. Her ecological wisdom is lightly held, yet it offers a profound lesson in sustainable everyday living.

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Sunny rolls the dice

By Holm, Jennifer L.

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 HOL

"Sunny's just made it to middle school . . . and it's making her life very confusing. All her best friend Deb wants to talk about is fashion, boys, makeup, boys, and being cool. Sunny's not against any of these things, but she also doesn't understand why suddenly everything revolves around them. She's much more comfortable when she's in her basement, playing Dungeons & Dragons with a bunch of new friends. Because when you're swordfighting and spider-slaying, it's hard to worry about whether you look cool or not. Especially when it's your turn to roll the 20-sided dice." -- Provided by publisher.

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The life of Louis Armstrong: king of jazz

By Old, Wendie C.

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 781.6509 OLD

Author Wendie C. Old weaves a rich, colorful tapestry of the life of this beloved and brilliant musician known to his fans as Satchmo. Louis Armstrong rose from poverty and a troubled childhood to set the music world on fire with his lively trumpet playing and trademark raspy singing voice. With a natural talent for showmanship, Armstrong won fame while touring around the world, and proved to be one of the most extraordinary performers of the Jazz Age and beyond.

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Battling in the Pacific: soldiering in World War II

By Beller, Susan Provost

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 940.5426 BEL

Examines the action in the Pacific theater of World War II, focusing on the confrontation between the United States and Japan. The author brings the daily struggles of the troops to life with first-person accounts of the battles.

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I am Abraham Lincoln

By Meltzer, Brad

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 973.7092 MEL

Follows Abraham Lincoln from his childhood to the presidency, showing how he spoke up about fairness and eventually led the country to abolish slavery.

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The best Eid ever

By Mobin-Uddin, Asma

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J297.36 MOB

Aneesa and her grandmother come up with a plan to help two girls who are refugees celebrate Eid in America.

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The legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao te ching

By Demi

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J299.5 DEM

Tells the story of Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher who is credited with being the founder of Taoism, and presents beautifully illustrated passages from his Tao Te Ching, which he gave to all humanity to help them live according to the "Way of Heaven."

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The barefoot book of children

By Strickland, Tessa

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J305.23 STR

Despite different clothes and homes and languages, we are all more alike than different.

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The life of Harriet Tubman: Moses of the Underground Railroad

By Schraff, Anne E.

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J306.3 SCH

Sorting myth from truth in this amazing tale of courage and heroism, Anne Schraff breathes new life into the story of the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad. I grew up like a neglected weed ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Now I ve been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is. Harriet Tubman ran away from slavery in 1849, walking one hundred miles to freedom in the North. For the next sixteen years, Tubman risked her newfound freedom and her life to help about three hundred other slaves escape. During the Civil War, Tubman worked as a nurse and a scout for the Union army, and in her later years, she joined the struggle for the education of her people and for women s rights.

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Biddy Mason speaks up

By White, Arisa

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J306.3 WHI

Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.

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The life of W.E.B. Du Bois: civil rights champion

By Rowh, Mark

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J323.092 ROW

A biography of the noted historian and sociologist who was an important leader of African American protest and helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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The life of Martin Luther King, Jr.: leader for civil rights

By Schuman, Michael

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J323.092 SCH

The many historic milestones of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, life are examined in this informative biography. Examining the civil rights leader s life from his birth in Atlanta, winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the march to Selma, his "I Have a Dream" speech , and his assassination.

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One cent, two cent, old cent, new cent

By Worth, Bonnie

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J332.4 WOR

Provides an introduction to the history of money around the world, from trading shells and feathers to the creation of metal ingots and coins, with a review of how the first banks were formed and money is minted in the present day.

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Seeds of change: planting a path to peace

By Johnson, Jen Cullerton

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J333 JOH

"A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a female scientist who made a stand in the face of opposition to women's rights and her own Greenbelt Movement, an effort to restore Kenya's ecosystem by planting millions of trees"--Provided by publisher.

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Ninjas: masters of stealth and secrecy

By Dawson, Patricia

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J355.5 DAW

"What was life like for some of the most secretive warriors in history? Find out the training, life, and tricks of the famous fighters in Ninjas"--Provided by the publisher.

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What happens to our trash

By Ward, D. J

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J363.72 WAR

"Each person in the United States makes almost five pounds of trash every day. Thats more trash per person per day than people make in any other country. What happens to our trash? How can we stop throwing so much stuff away? Read and find out!"--Amazon.com.

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Why are the ice caps melting: the dangers of global warming

By Rockwell, Anne F

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J363.738 ROC

This book tells about the greenhouse effect, recycling, and what you can do to help fight global warming.

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The girl with a brave heart: a tale from Tehran

By Jahanforuz, Rita

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 JAH

After showing kindness to a strange old woman, Shiraz receives the gift of beauty but her lazy and unkind stepsister, Nargues, suffers a less pleasant fate in this adaptation of the Grimm's fairy tale, Mother Hulda, reset in Tehran, Iran.

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The story of Jumping Mouse: a native American legend

By Steptoe, John

Publishing Date: c1984

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 STE

The gifts of Magic Frog and his own hopeful and unselfish spirit bring Jumping Mouse finally to the Far-Off Land where no mouse goes hungry.

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The McElderry book of Mother Goose: revered and rare rhymes

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.8

An illustrated collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, including well-known ones such as "Hey Diddle Diddle" and "The Queen of Hearts" and less familiar ones such as "Mother May I Go and Swim" and "Ten Little Penguins."

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