Thursday, March 7, 2019

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Earth View: Extraordinary Images from the Landsat NASA/USGS Satellites

Using images from NASA's Landsat satellite program, Earth View takes you on a journey of discovery around the globe, revealing in stunning detail the extraordinary geological features, manmade structures, and natural wonders as they appear from above. Reaching across all continents, and including remote glaciers, volcanic fields, shifting sands, and frozen wastelands, these 200 high-definition images inspire a fresh perspective on our planet.

Nonfiction. Call number: 910.222 Ear. View in our catalog

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All the Lives We Never Lived

Anuradha Roy

In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman. The man was in fact German, but in small-town India in those days, all white foreigners were largely thought of as British.

So begins the story of Myshkin and his mother, Gayatri, a rebellious, alluring artist who abandons parenthood and marriage to follow her primal desire for freedom.

Though freedom may be stirring in the air of India, across the world the Nazis have risen to power in Germany. At this point of crisis, a German artist from Gayatri's past seeks her out. His arrival ignites passions she has long been forced to suppress.

What follows is her life as pieced together by her son, a journey that takes him through India and Dutch-held Bali. Excavating the roots of the world in which he was abandoned, he comes to understand his long-lost mother, and the connections between strife at home and a war-torn universe overtaken by patriotism.

Fiction. Call number: FIC Roy. View in our catalog

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On the Come Up

Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill.

But it's hard to get your come up when you're labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral...for all the wrong reasons.

Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn't just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.

Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn't always free.

Teen fiction. Call number: YA FIC Tho. View in our catalog

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I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944

Lauren Tarshis

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Lauren Tarshis shines a spotlight on the story of the Normandy landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history and foundation for the Allied victory in World War II.

Youth fiction. Call number: J FIC Tar. View in our catalog

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Benji, the Bad Day, and Me

by Sally J. Pla, illustrated by Ken Min

Sammy is having the absolute worst day ever. His little brother, Benji, knows exactly what that's like. In this tender story, author Pla shares her experience of raising sons with different personality traits and needs while embracing the philosophy that we are all part of a wide spectrum of neurodiversity.

Youth easy book. Call number: J EASY Pla. View in our catalog

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