New Books @ Leyden

  • Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld Year Published: 2017

    In his first memoir written especially for young readers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar focuses on his relationships with several important coaches in his life---including his father, his high-school coach and Coach Wooden---as he tells the story of his life and career.

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  • Carnegie's maid : a novel

    by Marie Benedict Year Published: 2018

    This is the story of one lost woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie's transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world's first true philanthropist.

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  • Far from the tree

    by Robin Benway Year Published: 2017

    This story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms---how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it.

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  • Geoengineering Earth's climate : resetting the thermostat

    by Jennifer Swanson Year Published: 2018

    Explore ideas such as reforestation, space mirrors, and carbon capture, and learn about the pros and cons of these controversial technologies.

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  • Gnomon : a novel

    by Nick Harkaway Year Published: 2018

    This virtuosic novel, set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state, is equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle.

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  • Hunger : a tale of courage

    by Donna Jo Napoli Year Published: 2018

    In the autumn of 1846 in Ireland, twelve-year-old Lorraine and her family struggle to survive during the Irish potato famine, but when Lorraine meets Miss Susannah, the daugher of the wealthy English landowner who owns Lorraine's family's farm, they form an unlikely friendship that they must keep secret due to the deep cultural divide between their two families.

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  • The monk of Mokha

    by Dave Eggers Year Published: 2018

    The true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.

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  • The love letters of Abelard and Lily

    by Laura Creedle Year Published: 2017

    Lily, who has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and Abelard, who has Asperger's, meet in detention and discover a mutual affinity for love letters--and, despite their differences, each other.

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  • Like Vanessa

    by Tami Charles Year Published: 2018

    It is 1983 and Vanessa Martin, a thirteen-year-old African American girl in Newark's public housing, dreams of following in the footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams; but with a dysfunctional family (mother in jail, father withdrawn, drunken grandfather, gay cousin) the odds are against her--until a new teacher at school organizes a beauty pageant and encourages Vanessa to enter.

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