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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Spindlefish and stars

By Andrews, Christiane M

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"When Clo's father goes missing, she takes the mysterious items he left behind and journeys across the sea to find him, but is stranded on a strange island and must learn to spin fish into yarn to unravel the secret of all that has happened"--

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Starla Jean: which came first: the chicken or the friendship

By Arnold, Elana K

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"Introducing Starla Jean! She's full of moxie, clever as a fox, and obsessed with catching a chicken she finds at the park. When Starla first sees the scrawny bird wandering around, she just knows they're destined for one another. Her dad says, 'If you can catch it, you can keep it,' and Starla Jean is not one to back down from a challenge." -- Macmillan.com.

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Fortunately, the milk

By Gaiman, Neil

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.

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Duck days

By Leach, Sara

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Third-grader Lauren, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, is practising the skill of 'going with the flow,' but finds that difficult when she learns that her best friend Irma has made another friend, Jonas. Meanwhile, Lauren is dreading a looming mountain bike day at school. Her classmate Ravi teases anyone with training wheels like hers. Lauren feels better about Jonas when he tells her how important she is to Irma, and he helps her face the mountain bike day by imagining unkind words flowing off her the way water flows off a duck.

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Rugby rivals

By Levitt, Mike

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

"Sam's grandfather, Pops, always taught Sam that the most important aspects of rugby are sportsmanship and teamwork. Things are not great at home, with Pops having Alzheimer's and Sam's mother trying to make ends meet, but Sam's struggles really begin when his school is shut down and he transfers to Rosedale Heights. Sam feels like he's alone against the world trying to prove himself -- and failing. He has trouble fitting in with the snobby Rosedale team, especially Bittner, who resents Sam's presence. In an act of retaliation, Sam breaks a teammate's nose, and he knows he's lost sight of what rugby is supposed to be about. When Sam scores the winning try in a game, he wonders if it was for his own glory or for the team. All seems lost when, set up by Bittner, Sam gets kicked off the team under suspicion of stealing. Can Sam prove his innocence and get back in play for the highly anticipated England game? And can he play the kind of rugby that will make Pops proud?"--

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Tristan Strong destroys the world

By Mbalia, Kwame

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Seventh-grader Tristan must return to Alke and enlist the help of African gods and black folktale heroes when Nana is abducted from the Strong family farm in Alabama.

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Chester and Gus

By McGovern, Cammie

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Chester, a service dog, is adopted into a family where he becomes a companion to Gus, a ten-year-old boy with nonverbal autism, who initially challenges Chester by requiring a different kind of friendship.

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In a flash

By Napoli, Donna Jo

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Caught in Japan and separated from their father when World War II begins, Italian sisters Simona, thirteen, and Carolina, ten, embark on a trying journey hoping to reach safety. Includes historical notes.

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The Popper penguin rescue

By Schrefer, Eliot

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Long after Mr. Popper found his famous penguins a proper home, his distant relatives, Nina and Joel, move to a new house with their mother and find mysterious eggs in the basement.

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Martha says it with flowers

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: E

Call Number: E

Martha tries to find the perfect birthday gift for Helen's Grandma Lucille.

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Ten ways to hear snow

By Camper, Cathy

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: E

Call Number: E

Walking to her grandmother's home to help make warak enab, Lina discovers many ways to hear snow, from the scrape of a shovel on a sidewalk to the quiet pats of snowman-building.

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The night pirates

By Harris, Peter

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: E

Call Number: E

Despite the fact that he is "only a boy," Tom convinces the band of rough, tough, little girl pirates who have come to steal the front of his house to let him join in their adventures.

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The runaway Christmas toy

By Hayward, Linda

Publishing Date: c1988

Classification: E

Call Number: E

When Santa makes a toy train with wheels that roll for a special little boy, the train tries to roll out of Santa's workshop.

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Yo quiero mi sombrero

By Klassen, Jon

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: E

Call Number: E

El sombrero del oso se ha ido y lo quiere de vuelta. Paciente y cortę?smente, pregunta a los animales que encuentra, uno por uno, si lo han visto. Cada animal dice que no, algunos de forma męLs elaborada que otros. Pero justo cuando el oso comienza a desanimarse, se acerca un ciervo y le hace una simple pregunta que despierta la memoria del oso y renueva su bę­squeda con fuerza ...

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Pandora

By Turnbull, Victoria

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: E

Call Number: E

"Pandora the fox lives alone in a junk yard. She's depressed and has no contact with the outside world. Then, she rescues a blue bird. As she nurses him back to health, the bird collects seeds and trinkets for her. One day, the bird grows strong enough to fly away, but the garden seeds he brought begin to transform Pandora's landscape"--

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Stuart at the library

By Hill, Susan

Publishing Date: 2009, c2001

Classification: RDR

Call Number: RDR

At first Stuart is afraid of Bookworm, the library owl, but they become friends when Stuart says he will help Bookworm learn to read.

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Fox versus winter

By Tabor, Corey R

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: RDR

Call Number: RDR

"Fox does not like winter. None of his friends are around to play. He is bored and alone. Then Fox has an idea. If he cannot escape winter, he will fight it!" --Amazon.com.

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Nervous conditions: and related readings

By Dangarembga, Tsitsi

Publishing Date: c1997

Classification: YA

Call Number: YA

Growing up in Zimbabwe as a young lady, with social unrest and conflicts and overcoming her brother's death.

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Separate no more: the long road to Brown v. Board of Education

By Goldstone, Lawrence

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 323.1196 GOL

"Since 1896, in the landmark outcome of Plessy v. Ferguson, the doctrine of "separate but equal" had been considered acceptable under the United States Constitution. African American and white populations were thus segregated, attending different schools, living in different neighborhoods, and even drinking from different water fountains -- so long as the separated facilities were deemed of comparable quality. However, as African Americans found themselves lacking opportunity, barred from the educational, legal, and personal resources readily available to white people, and living under the constant menace of lawless mob violence, it was becoming increasingly apparent that segregation was not only unjust, but dangerous. Fighting to turn the tide against racial oppression, revolutionaries rose up all over America, from Booker T. Washington to W. E. B. Du Bois. They formed coalitions of some of the greatest legal minds and activists, who carefully strategized how to combat the racist judicial system, picking and choosing which cases to take on and how to tackle them. These activists would not always win, in some instances suffering great setbacks, but, ever resilient, they continued to push forward. These efforts would be rewarded in the groundbreaking cases of 1952-1954 known collectively as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, in which the U. S. Supreme Court would decide, once and for all, the legality of segregation -- and on which side of history the United States would stand. In this thrilling examination of the path to Brown v. Board of Education, Constitutional law scholar Lawrence Goldstone highlights the key trials and players in the fight for integration. Written with a deft hand, this story of social justice will remind readers, young and old, of the momentousness of the segregation hearings"--

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Finding a way home: Mildred and Richard Loving and the fight for marriage equality

By Brimner, Larry Dane

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 346.7301 BRI

"When Mildred and Richard Loving are arrested, jailed, and exiled from their home simply because of their mixed-race marriage, they must challenge the courts and the country in order to secure their civil rights."--Amazon.com.

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