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TOWERS FALLING

TOWERS FALLING
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rhodes
Author's First Name: 
Jewell Parker
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2016

 Fifth grader Deja lives in a homeless shelter with her sick father, overworked mother and two siblings. In her new school, she and her classmates learn about 911 (which happened before they were born), how it changed the world, and its continuing affect on many, including Deja’s father.

STONEWALL: BREAKING OUT IN THE FIGHT FOR GAY RIGHTS [AUDIOBOOK]

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bausum
Author's First Name: 
Ann
Narrator's First Name: 
Tim
Narrator's Last Name: 
Federle
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 In June 1969 the Stonewall bar in New York’s Greenwich Village was once again targeted by the police in an effort to harass the LGBT community. The ensuing riots marked the beginning of the coordinated push for LGBT rights. Federle’s narration brings alive the zeitgeist of the era masterfully.

THESE SHALLOW GRAVES [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Donnelly
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Narrator's First Name: 
Kim
Narrator's Last Name: 
Bubbs
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Jo Montfort is a young woman in the 1890's who has it all—until her father is found dead of an apparent suicide. An unforgettable combination of romance, mystery, adventure and historical fiction, impeccably paced by Bubbs.

MY SENECA VILLAGE

African-American girl - historical picture
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nelson
Author's First Name: 
Marilyn
Publisher: 
Namelos
Publication Date: 
2015

 Exquisitely crafted vignettes about the 19th century community of African-American property owners in Manhattan. These fictional poems paint rich portraits based on real citizens from a lost moment of American history.

LOST IN NYC: A SUBWAY ADVENTURE

New York City with cutaway view including subway
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Spiegelman
Author's First Name: 
Nadia
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sergio
Illustrator's Last Name: 
García Sánchez
Publisher: 
TOON Books
Publication Date: 
2015

 In graphic novel format, the author and illustrator cleverly weave facts about the New York subway with a story about making new friends. Detailed illustrations packed with people and buildings convey the frenetic pace and scale of the city.

THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Griffin
Author's First Name: 
Adele
Publisher: 
Soho Teen
Publication Date: 
2014

Artwork, email trails and "interviews" with those who knew her add to the appeal of this very contemporary story exploring the reasons for the tragic death of a teenage artist, Addison Stone.

LIAR & SPY [AUDIO]

Liar & Spy
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Stead
Author's First Name: 
Rebecca
Narrator's First Name: 
Jesse
Narrator's Last Name: 
Bernstein
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

Georges (French pronounciation) meets homeschooled Safer at his new Brooklyn apartment. As the two investigate another tenant, Georges ultimately examines the truths, secrets, lies, and imagination that can either create or destroy a relationship. Jesse Bernstein’s narration effectively conveys Georges’ range of emotions, and like the entertaining text, keeps readers wondering until Georges’ final decision. (7-10)

THE DIVINERS [AUDIO]

Diviners
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bray
Author's First Name: 
Libba
Narrator's First Name: 
January
Narrator's Last Name: 
LaVoy
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2012

Evie arrives in 1920s New York City, hungry for the thrill of the Big Apple. She finds more than she imagined: conflicts with flappers, adventures in speakeasies, encounters with mystics, escapes from a serial killer, and much more. January LaVoy’s and Libba Bray’s perfectly narrated audio brings alive qualities of the suspenseful, well-written novel and anticipation for the promised sequels. (14 and Up)

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