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    Diggs, Taye
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    This program is read by Taye Diggs. It contains sound design. A conversation about race. "Daddy?" "Yes, my sweet boy." "Why are those people shouting?" "Our people are shouting because we need to be heard. We need to be heard." Why? is a question asked by children daily, and in this stirking and timely story, it begins a straightforward and challenging conversation between children of color and the adults in their lives. Why are the buildings burning? Why are people marching? Why are they crying? Taye Diggs has written a beautiful, powerful, and poignant story that peers through the eyes of a child as they struggle to understand why these events are happening. Why? distills the conversations many children and adults are having about race, injustice, and anger in communities throughout our country, and gives them context that young listeners can connect with. Heartfelt and deeply moving, this audiobook will leave a lasting impact on listeners of any age. One that will hopefully lead to more conversations, change, and peace within our own communities and the world.

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    Partridge, Lynda
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    Why Are You Still Here? is from the author of the award-winning Lillian & Kokomis. In this new book in the Lillian mystery series, Lillian discovers her connection with a surprising spirit that returns her to traditional ways, legends, and Indigenous ways of knowledge. She and her buddies also uncover the mystery of ghosts and spirits that live behind a window at the family farm.

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    Desforges, Jaclyn
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    Into a world where it often seems nobody is listening comes a poignant story that celebrates the power of silence.   "Why are you so quiet?" Her teacher implores it, her classmates shout it, even her mom wonders it. Everyone, it seems, is concerned for Myra Louise. So, in search of an answer to the tiresome question nobody will stop asking, she invents a listening machine. If the raindrops, or the crickets, or the dryers at the laundromat can tell her why they're so quiet, maybe Myra Louise can finally make everybody understand. But the more she listens, the less interested she becomes in finding any answer at all. Because Myra Louise comes to realize that all she really needs is someone else to listen alongside her.  With gorgeous illustrations from Risa Hugo, Jaclyn Desforges's first picture book champions introversion and the value of being a listener, a thinker, and an observer in our increasingly loud world.

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    Michalow, Erna
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    The author weaves the story's other main characters - the sun, rocks, earth, water, air, fire, animals and people - into scenic treed landscapes and brings them all to life through the use of lyrical prose. Each character in turn claims ownership of the trees, but the trees have the final say. Scientific details in both the text and illustrations depict the natural beauty of our world.

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    Tougas, Chris, Down, Christian
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    This is an enhanced ebook with a read-along function. Would you recognize your own bum if you didn't know it was yours? How about your dog's bum? Or your baby's bum? This vibrant hint-and-reveal board book from celebrated artist Chris Tougas features everyone's favorite feature! Explore these cushy tushies with your little one and play a fun guessing game as you appreciate the posteriors of a variety of brightly hued animals.

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    Ternovetsky, Pat
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    Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a puppy? I can be fun and esciting and scary and lots of things, let me tell you my story.

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    Knapp, Ruthie
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    Tells the story of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci portrait known as the Mona Lisa, including its 1911 theft from the Louvre in Paris, from the point of view of the subject of the painting. Includes an author's note with facts about the painting.

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    Rosenbaum, Bev Katz
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    Fourteen-year-old Tanya Kofsky is invisible. She hates that no one listens to her, at home or at her new school. So as student elections get underway, Tanya starts secretly painting controversial images on the walls of the school. Soon everyone is talking about this amazing artist with a lot to say. The election results turn out to be a catalyst for more rebellion. And not just from students. Teachers, tired of the principal's authoritarian leadership, start promoting self-expression. Even the lunch ladies join in, ignoring the strictly controlled menu and serving more nutritious and culturally diverse fare. But can this revolution effect real change? Or will speaking up lead to complete disaster?

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    Scieszka, Jon
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    When the world's most horrible editor turns up dead, investigator Jon Scieszka has his work cut out for him. The suspect list is long. Very long. Think eighty-three-famous-YA-authors long, including Libba Bray, David Levithan, John Green, Lemony Snicket, Lauren Myracle--you get the picture. They've all got alibis, collected in this very anthology. But the question is … Who done it?

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    Snicket, Lemony
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    In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume.

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    Ghigna, Charles, Van Kampen, Vlasta, Down, Christian
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    This is an enhanced ebook with a read-along function. Tongue-twisty teasers lead the reader through a miscellany of animals in this brilliantly illustrated hint-and-reveal book. Careful clues invite the child to guess what's coming next, and rhythm and repetition invite early readers to try out this little riddle book on their own. From toucan to centipede, all will delight in Vlasta van Kampen's colorful art and Charles Ghigna's whimsical words.

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    Citra, Becky
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    Robin can hardly wait for her cousin April and her Aunty Liz to come to the ranch for Christmas. When a devastating car accident sends Aunty Liz to the hospital for several months, Robin can't help but be overjoyed to learn that April will live with Robin and her family while her mother is recuperating. But April has changed, and Robin must deal with April's growing anger and resentment at being forced to leave her injured mother and her life in the city. Then Robin's little sister, Molly, disappears during a blizzard, and Robin and April's friendship faces the ultimate test.

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    Klages, Ellen
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    Living with the Gordons in their quiet desert town in New Mexico in 1946, Dewey is learning a lot from her science-obsessed adoptive family, but just as she begins to settle in and get comfortable, Dewey's long-lost mother reemerges to take her away from the only stability she has ever really known in her young life.

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    Spathelfer, Teoni
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    Little Wolf, grown up with children of her own, moves to the country where her mother, White Raven, shares a sad story from her childhood. All grown up with a family of her own, Little Wolf moves from the big city to the island of her ancestors. She wants to share the beauty and mysteries of nature with her children, and she wants them to learn as much about their culture as possible. One day, Little Wolf's mother, White Raven, visits and begins to tell her grandchildren stories from her own childhood. But the stories are not happy ones. As a child, White Raven left her family to attend St. Michael's Residential School in Alert Bay, BC. While there, she experienced hunger, loneliness, shame, and isolation from her language and her culture. Even years later, as a grown woman and Elder, she has nightmares about her time at the school. But by sharing her story with Little Wolf and her grandchildren, White Raven begins to heal and brings the family closer together. Through simple, heartfelt text and vivid illustrations that combine contemporary and traditional Indigenous motifs, White Raven is an engaging teaching tool as well as a relatable narrative about the impact of intergenerational trauma on families. Based on the author's own life and her mother's residential school experience, the central message of this book is one of healing and family unity.

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    Lawson, Julie
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    On a trip to Chinatown, thirteen-year-old Jasmine steps through a doorway back in time and finds herself in the 1880s. 1994 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize — Winner 1994 Candian Library Association Book of the Year Award — Runner-up 1995 Silver Birch Award — Shortlisted CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2017) Selection Jasmine is not sure she likes the idea of being stuck in Victoria while her father goes to China. But on a field trip to Chinatown, she changes her mind. Passing through a doorway in Fan Tan Alley, she mysteriously finds herself in the early 1880s. Adventure begins with a new friend, a journey to the Fraser Canyon during the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and a search for an ancient amulet. But Jasmine is not the only one searching for the white jade tiger…

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    Jiatong, Chen
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    The second novel in the Chinese bestselling White Fox series, translated by Jennifer Feeley and with illustrations by Viola Wang. The quest continues as white fox Dilah and his friends follow the moonstone's guiding light, hearts set on transforming into humans. Along the way, they discover hostile terrain, new friends, fearsome enemies and legendary magic — including a mythical enchanted forest which may be the answer to all their prayers... but can they pass the ultimate test and prove they have what it takes to be human? An epic tale of friendship, bravery and sacrifice awaits...

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    Dance, Jennifer
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    Short-listed for the Silver Birch Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens Award, and the MYRCA 2016 Award “With Red Wolf, Jennifer Dance has come howling out of the wilderness … and I’m deeply impressed.” — Joseph Boyden, Giller Prize–winning author Jennifer Dance’s White Feather books have amazed readers with their portrayals of young people in Native communities and their relationship with their history, their land, and the animal world. Now, all three books are gathered into one bundle. Presenting a sensitive treatment of the tragedy of residential schools, Dance’s books encourage young people to learn about difficult episodes in history and how their impacts are still felt. Includes: Red Wolf Tells the story of Red Wolf, a young First Nations boy taken from his family and forced to take a new name and move to a residential school. Alongside his story is that of Crooked Ear, an orphaned wolf pup he befriended. Both must learn to survive in the white man’s world. Paint A black-and-white mustang's life takes her through the history of the development of the Great Plains, the near-extinction of the buffalo, the plight of the Plains Indians whose lives depended on them, and the struggles of the ranchers and homesteaders who moved onto what had previously been Indian territory. Hawk — NEW! Hawk, a First Nations teen from northern Alberta, is a star athlete until a serious illness yanks him out of competition and into a fight for his life. Struggling, he comes across a young osprey trapped in a tailings pond, helpless. Rescuing the bird gives Hawk a new purpose in life, if he can survive to see it through.

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    Kent, Jennifer McGrath
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    A summer hike in the New Brunswick woods turns into a nightmare when Shawn and his friends find themselves trapped by a raging forest fire. Now their only chance for survival may be the legendary White Caves...but can they find them in time? Join Shawn, Petra, Craig, Tony, and Hobart the dog--the heroes of Chocolate River Rescue--in their newest wilderness adventure!

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    Nixon, Joan Lowery
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    After making contact with the spirit world during a near-death experience, Sarah moves to Houston with her parents and receives otherworldly messages about a murder committed in her house.

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    Liparulo, Robert
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    David and Xander's search for their mother has led them on terrifying journeys as they've stepped through the portals of their creepy old house and into some of history's most turbulent moments. Now they must not only visit the past, they must rewrite it.

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