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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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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CatStronauts: Mission Moon

By Brockington, Drew

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 BRO

Alerted to a global energy crisis, the President consults with the World's Best Scientist, who suggests sending a special group of astronauts to turn the Moon into a solar power plant.

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Bird & Squirrel on the edge

By Burks, James

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 BUR

"Bird and Squirrel are almost home. All that's left for them to do is cross the Great Mountains. But before they can, the duo stops to chase off wolves hunting a baby bear and in the process Bird gets a knock on the noggin that gives him amnesia. Now Squirrel has to set aside his fears and keep both Bird and the bear cub safe as they journey on foot over the mountains. But with a pack of hungry wolves on their tail, can Squirrel step up and be the leader they need to keep them all alive?" --

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The lost warrior

By Hunter, Erin

Publishing Date: [2007]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 HUN

When the Twolegs destroy the warrior Caln's forest home, Graystripe -- second in command of ThunderClan -- is captured trying to help his comrades escape! Trapped in the pampered life of a kittypet, Graystripe has all the food and shelter he needs from his affectionate Twoleg family, but this is not the way he wants to live. The forest is calling him, and he never stops longing to go home. Whne he makes friends with a feisty kittypet named Millie, she encourages him to go in search of his lost friends. But will Graystripe ever find his way back to the Clan?

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Brawl of the wild

By Pilkey, Dav

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 PIL

When Dog Man is sent to the pound for a crime he didn't commit, his friends work to prove his innocence.

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Dog Man: Grime and punishment

By Pilkey, Dav

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 PIL

"The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree?"--

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In one ear and out the other: Antonia Brico & her amazingly musical life

By Worthey, Diane

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 784.2092 WOR

"In an era when women couldn't become conductors, Antonia Brico didn't listen to discouraging words. The words went in one ear and out the other. The second title in Penny Candy's Amazing Women Series of nonfiction picture books, In One Ear and Out the Other: The Amazing, Musical Life of Antonia Brico tells the story of one woman's fight to gain recognition as a conductor in an era when men dominated classical music. The first woman to guest-conduct the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Antonia Brico never secured a permanent conducting job with a major symphony-but her contributions paved the way for the many women conductors to follow. A true visionary in the long fight for equal opportunities for women"--

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My dog Teny

By Osaki, Yoshito Wayne

Publishing Date: [2010]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 940.5472 OSA

"My dog Teny is a true story about a boy and his dog and the friendship that they shared. It's a story that my father never talked about for over sixty years. It's a story about how the love of a dog never really ends and that life with all its trials and tribulations does come full circule. In 1942, the United States government issued Executive order 9066 which would force over 120,000 Japanese American men, women, children and elderly from their homes into the barren lands and deserts of America. They lived in tarpaper barracks surrounded by barbed wire and monitored by armed guards from watch towers for the duration of World War II. They were allowed to bring with them only what they could carry. Many valuable and beloved possessions were left behind. including thousands of pets of which many, if they could not find someone to adopt them, had to be abandoned. In 1988, the United States government passed landmark legislation which issued a formal apology and redress to Japanese Americans as a result of the govenment's actions during World War II. The legislation stated that the government's decision was based on "race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership." My father decided to name his dog Teny, because he felt that his dog was a special dog which deserved a special name that probably no other dog had. The love of a dog really is forever."-- Paul Osaki

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Race against time: the untold story of Scipio Jones and the battle to save twelve innocent men

By Wallace, Sandra Neil

Publishing Date: [2021]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 976.7880 WAL

"In October 1919, a group of black sharecroppers met at a church in an Arkansas village to organize a union. Bullets rained down on the meeting from outside. Many were killed by a white mob, and others were rounded up and arrested. Twelve of the sharecroppers were hastily tried and sentenced to death. Up stepped Scipio Africanus Jones, a self-taught lawyer who'd been born enslaved. Could he save the men's lives and set them free?"--

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Surviving social media: shut down the haters

By Braun, Eric

Publishing Date: [2021]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J302.231 BRA

Odd are that you are among the 75 percent of the U.S. population who use social media. Many people consider it a lifeline to staying connected to friends and staying relevant to the world. But there's a dark side as well. How much social media use is healthy? What happens when trolls take over? Where do you go for help? Delve into the pros and cons of social media and how to make smart decisions about managing your online life.

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Teen trailblazers: 30 fearless girls who changed the world before they were 20

By Calvert, Jennifer

Publishing Date: 2018

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J305.235 CAL

This fascinating book features 30 young women who accomplished remarkable things before their twentieth birthdays. Visually compelling with original illustrations, this book will inspire the next generation of strong, fearless women. -- Amazon.com.

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Hansel and Gretel

By Isadora, Rachel

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 ISA

When they are left in the woods by their parents, two children find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch. A retelling of the Grimm fairy tale set in Africa.

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Kitchen cabinet science projects: fifty amazing science experiments to make with everyday ingredients

By Dickinson, Michelle

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J507.8 DIC

Who knew you could makes a candle out of a banana and an almond? Kitchen Cabinet Science Projects is packed with easy and accessible science ideas. This beautifully designed full-color book is filled with science experiments that can be done at home, using the everyday items found in the kitchen with ingredients that cost no more than $5.00! From candy crystals and foamsicles to straw rockets and sticky ice, the experiments demonstrate serious scientific principles in a fun and exciting way, whether for school science fairs, or family fun at home. Written by Michelle Dickinson, a scientist whose studies atomic particles, these precise yet easy-to-follow instructions make mind-blowing science experiments easy for everyone. With experiments tested by hundreds of enthusiastic families around the world, Kitchen Cabinet Science Projects is the perfect gift for all ages.

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Sky gazing: a guide to the moon, sun, planets, stars, eclipses, constellations

By Thacher, Meg

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J520 THA

"With this highly visual guide to observing the sky with the naked eye, kids aged 9-14 will delve into the science behind what they see"--

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Rocks and minerals: geology from caverns to the cosmos

By Hirsch, Andy

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J552 HIR

"In this volume, join a crystal-crazy fanboy and a famous rock hunter on a geological journey that will take them to the summit of a volcano, deep within the earth, and even into outer space! They'll learn about the unstoppable forces that shape our planet and they might even pick up a gemstone or meteorite along the way."--Amazon.

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So you want to be an owl

By Porter, Jane

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J598.9 POR

"Welcome to Owl School! Professor Olaf Owl is here to tell you everything you need to know about being an owl, from hunting to camouflage to seeing in the dark."--

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Ultrasound technicians on the job

By Huddleston, Emma

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J616 HUD

"Highlights the schooling, job training, and life on the job for ultrasound technicians. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, a selected bibliography, and an index"--

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First in flight: how a photograph captured the takeoff of the Wright brothers' flyer

By Burgan, Michael

Publishing Date: [2021]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J629 BUR

"On-point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the story of the historic first flight ever to life. Kids will feel as though they are at Kitty Hawk with Wilbur and Orville Wright as the brothers prepare to test their aircraft. They'll also learn about the history of flight and the skepticism that greeted the Wrights when they, at first, refused to release the photograph of their successful flight"--

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From here to there: inventions that changed the way the world moves

By Kirkfield, Vivian

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J629.04 KIR

"Celebrating the invention of vehicles, this collective biography tells the inspiring stories of the visionaries who changed the way we move through air, water, and land. Perfect for fans of Mistakes that Worked and Girls Think of Everything"--

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