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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Evicted: the struggle for the right to vote

By Duncan, Alice Faye

Publishing Date: [2022]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 323.1196 DUN

This critical civil rights book for middle-graders examines the little-known Tennessee's Fayette County Tent City Movement in the late 1950s and reveals what is possible when people unite and fight for the right to vote. Powerfully conveyed through interconnected stories and told through the eyes of a child, this book combines poetry, prose, and stunning illustrations to shine light on this forgotten history.

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Trickster: Native American tales : a graphic collection

Publishing Date: [2021]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 398.2089

"All cultures have tales of the trickster, a craft creature or being who uses cunning to get food, steal precius possessions, or simply cause mischief. He disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes himself. In Native American traditions, the trickster takes many forms, from coyote or rabbit to raccoon or raven. In the original graphic anthology of Native American trickster tales, Trickster brings together Native American folklore and the world of comics. This inspired collaboration pairs twenty-four native storytellers with twenty-four accomplished artists, telling cultural tales from across North America. This tenth anniversary edition also includes a new trickster tale and an introduction by best-selling author Joseph Bruchac. Ranging from serious and dramatic to funny and sometimes downright fiendish, these tales bring tricksters back into popular culture."--page [4] of cover.

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African proverbs for all ages

By Cole, Johnnetta B

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 398.9096 COL

"It has been said that a proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. African Proverbs is An Oprah Book about the power of proverbs, how they evolve over time, and the wisdom of various cultures in Africa. Whether you're young or old, proverbs can open your mind to new ways of seeing the world. We underestimate children, assuming they are incapable of understanding metaphor and deeper meaning. Children learn in multiple ways, but for each method by which they learn, they need engaged imagination and ignited visual sensibilities. And as adults, we underestimate ourselves when we allow our lives to be about practical matters only. Proverbs can stir our soul and spark our imagination"--

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Tu Youyou

By Eboch, M. M

Publishing Date: [2021]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 615.1092 EBO

"Tu Youyou is a unique scientist. She is an expert in traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine. When China needed someone to solve their problem with malaria, Youyou was the perfect person for the job. She mixed old medicine with new science and saved many lives. Her story inspires young people to enjoy science." --

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The girl who thought in pictures: the story of Dr. Temple Grandin

By Mosca, Julia Finley

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 636.0092 MOS

Describes the life and accomplishments of the animal scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, from her early life and autism diagnosis through her journey to become a livestock expert.--

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Born hungry: Julia Child becomes "the French chef"

By Prud'homme, Alex

Publishing Date: [2022]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 641.5092 PRU

"In Paris, Julia devoured recipe books, shopped in outdoor markets, consumed all kinds of foods, and whipped through culinary school. And although she wasn't always successful in the kitchen, she was determined to "master the art" of French cooking. Through perseverance and grit, Julia became a chef who shared her passion with the world, making cooking fun, and turning every meal into a special event." --Publisher's website.

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Artemis Fowl, the arctic incident: the graphic novel

By Moreci, Michael

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5942 MOR

"A full-color graphic novel adaptation of the internationally best-selling book about a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind and the world of fairies"--

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Hilda and the troll

By Pearson, Luke

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5942 PEA

"While on an expedition to illustrate the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda spots a mountain troll. As the blue-haired explorer sits and sketches, she slowly starts to nod off. By the time she wakes up, the troll has totally disappeared and, even worse, Hilda is lost in a snowstorm."--Amazon.com.

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The Wizard of Oz

By Caldwell, Ben

Publishing Date: [2012]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 CAL

Graphic Novel. "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" has arrived, now in an exciting new, high-octane graphic novel rendition! Filled with kid-grabbing details, Baum's classic fantasy looks fabulous in this vivid retelling.

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The brightest night: the graphic novel

By Deutsch, Barry

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 DEU

Sunny has always taken the Dragonet Prophecy very seriously, so Morrowseer's devastating news changes everything--now she must forge a new identity, and find a way to stop the futile and destructive war between the dragon clans.

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Witches of Brooklyn: What the hex

By Escabasse, Sophie

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 ESC

Effie is EXCITED to meet so many witches, but what is going on with her friends? Suddenly Effie is no longer the newest kid in school, and it seems like her friends are happy to grow their little group, but Effie isn t so sure. On top of that, learning magic is HARD WORK!

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Mighty Jack

By Hatke, Ben

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 HAT

Jack might be the only kid in the world who's dreading summer. But he's got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It's a lot of responsibility, and it's boring, too, because Maddy doesn't talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk -- to tell Jack to trade their mom's car for a box of mysterious seeds. It's the best mistake Jack has ever made. What starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything... a dragon.

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Mighty Jack and the Goblin King

By Hatke, Ben

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 HAT

"Like a bolt from the blue, Jack's little sister Maddy is gone--carried into another realm by an ogre. When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy's captor through the portal, they are ready for anything ... except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive. Alone and injured, Jack and Lilly must each face their own monsters--as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed their "beast" and a fearsome goblin king in the sewers down below. But when Jack finds himself in a tough spot, help comes from the most unlikely person: the goblin king!"--Page 4 of cover.

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Amulet: Prince of the elves #5: Book 5, Prince of the elves

By Kibuishi, Kazu

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 KIB

Emily survived the chaos of the Guardian Academy, but Max Griffin has stolen the Mother Stone. With it, the Elf King forges new amulets that will give him the power to invade and destroy the nation of Windsor. Emily and her friends lead the soldiers of the Cielis Guard in a fight to stop him, but Max stands in their way. And when she seeks information from the Voice of her Amulet, she discovers that the Voice is much more sinister than she ever could have imagined. Max Griffin has escaped with the Mother Stone, and the Elf King has forged new amulets, giving him the ability to invade and destroy Cielis. Meanwhile, Emily and her friends prepare to defend Cielis and defeat the Elf King.

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The girl and the Galdurian

By Probert, Tim

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 PRO

"Deep in the heart of the planet Irpa stands the Salty Pig's House of Tonics & Tinctures, home of the wise Pig Wizard and his adopted granddaughter, Bea. As keepers of the Endless Flame, they live a quiet and peaceful life, crafting medicines and potions for the people of their once-prosperous world. All that changes one day when, while walking through the woods, Bea meets Cad, a member of the Galdurians, an ancient race thought to be long-extinct. Cad believes that if anyone can help him find his missing people, it's the Pig Wizard. But when the two arrive home, the Pig Wizard is nowhere to be found--all that's left is the Jar of Endless Flame and a mysterious note. Fearing for the Pig Wizard's safety, Bea and Cad set out across Irpa to find him, while danger fights its way out of the shadows and into the light. Will these two unexpected friends find the beloved Pig Wizard and prevent eternal darkness from blanketing their world? Or has Irpa truly seen its last sunrise?"--Provided by publisher

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The emerald gate

By Siegel, Mark

Publishing Date: [2021]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 SIE

"In the epic conclusion to the 5 Worlds series, the final battle looms as Oona, Jax, and An Tzu travel to the treacherous world of Grimbo (E)! There, Oona must light the last beacon to save the 5 Worlds, but first she has to find it! When Jax saves an old friend, Oona is given a clue to the green beacon's location. Unfortunately, the journey to lighting it on this strange, watery planet is the most dangerous yet. Meanwhile, Stan Moon has one more trick up his sleeve as his frightening powers and mysterious connection to An Tzu continue to grow."

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Better homes and guardens

By Tobin, Paul

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 SIE

When the evil Dr. Zomboss hears of the plants' plan to destroy the zombies he comes up with a plan of his own, a plan which the plants, Crazy Dave, and Nate and Patrice, must now try and counter.

Hilo : Gina, the girl who broke the world

By Winick, Judd

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 741.5973 WIN

"With the help of her friends DJ and Hilo, Gina protects magical beings who've just appeared on Earth from the creatures who are after them"

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The rise (and falls) of Jackie Chan

By Giang, Kristen Mai

Publishing Date: [2022]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 791.4302 GIA

"An action-packed picture book biography about Hollywood actor, stuntman, and beloved superstar Jackie Chan! A great read for Chan fans hoping to share their love of Rush Hour, Supercop, and Jackie's original brand of martial arts with their ready-to-tumble tyke. Pow! Bam! Wow! Jackie Chan has been making movies and amazing audiences with his original and comedic stunts for decades. Pow! Bam! Ow! But before he was an international star, Jackie grew up in relative poverty in China, studied martial arts at the grueling China Drama Academy, and worked for years trying to find his way in film. Pow! Bam! How? Twist, tumble, and train alongside martial arts hero Jackie Chan in this picture book biography from lauded author Kristen Mai Giang and illustrator and Hong Kong native Alina Chau. Discover how Jackie used his goofball acrobatics to make a name and a style all his own."--

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Nellie vs. Elizabeth: two daredevil journalists' breakneck race around the world

By Hannigan, Kate

Publishing Date: [2022]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 910.4109 HAN

"Join two daredevil journalists, Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland, as they race against each other--and the ticking clock--to circle the globe in fewer than 80 days. And by any means possible--ship, train, even foot! Bly, energetic and scrappy, and Bisland, poetic and sophisticated, shared one common goal: to prove that women could not only travel the world but were just as curious, capable, and courageous as any man. Did it really matter who won the race?"--Jacket flap.

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