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List updated: 08/11/17
Next update: 08/18/17
DB 86916 Expecting To Die – By Lisa Jackson – AS DETECTIVE REGAN PESCOLI PREPARES FOR HER NEW BABY, HER DAUGHTER BIANCA STUMBLES UPON A DEAD BODY IN THE WOODS WHILE PLAYING A CHASING GAME WITH OTHER HIGH SCHOOLERS. BUT BIANCA IS PRETTY SURE IT WASN'T A HUMAN WHO WAS CHASING HER. VIOLENCE, STRONG LANGUAGE, AND SOME EXPLICIT DESCRIPTIONS OF SEX. 2016
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DB 86783 Double Down; Fast And Loose - By Fern Michaels - THE MEN WHO ARE THE ROMANTIC PARTNERS OF THE CHARACTERS IN THE AUTHOR'S POPULAR SISTERHOOD SERIES GET THEIR OWN STORIES. DOUBLE DOWN IS A COMPILATION OF THREE NOVELLAS, WHILE FAST AND LOOSE HAS THE MEN INVESTIGATING A CASINO ROBBERY. SOME VIOLENCE AND SOME STRONG LANGUAGE. 2016.

DB 87005 Thomas Murphy – By Roger Rosenblatt –THOMAS MURPHY, AN AGING IRISHMAN NOW LIVING ON MANHATTAN'S UPPER WEST SIDE, IS A POET WHO TEACHES WRITING TO THE HOMELESS. ALTHOUGH HIS DAUGHTER FEARS THAT HE IS LOSING HIS MEMORY, MURPHY CONTINUES TO VISIT HIS USUAL HAUNTS, FINDING AN UNEXPECTED NEW CONNECTION WITH A BLIND WOMAN NAMED SARAH. SOME STRONG LANGUAGE. 2016.

DB 87399 Desmond Doss: Conscientious Objector; The Story Of An Unlikely Hero – By Frances M. Doss– THE STORY OF PRIVATE DOSS, WHO WOULD NOT CARRY A WEAPON IN WORLD WAR II BECAUSE OF HIS RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. DURING MANY BATTLES, PRIVATE DOSS REFUSED TO SEEK COVER AND BROUGHT THOSE WHO HAD BEEN HIT TO SAFETY ONE AT A TIME. ALSO DISCUSSES HIS LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER THE WAR. 2005.

DB 85870 Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy – By Casey Sherman And Dave Wedge - BASED ON EXTENSIVE INTERVIEWS AND THEIR OWN FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS, TWO JOURNALISTS TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND EVENTS OF THE 2013 BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS. THEY ALSO COVER THE AFTERMATH, INCLUDING THE SEARCH FOR AND CAPTURE OF THE BOMBER TSARNAEV BROTHERS AND THE REHABILITATION OF THE SURVIVORS. VIOLENCE AND STRONG LANGUAGE. 2015.

DB 84042 Magnificent Principia: Exploring Isaac Newton’s Masterpiece – By Colin Pask –MATHEMATICIAN USES THE THIRD EDITION OF ISAAC NEWTON'S PRINCIPIA (1726) AND EXPLAINS THE WAYS IT FRAMES HIS APPROACH TO SCIENCE. DISCUSSES NEWTON'S PLACE IN SCIENTIFIC HISTORY, THE PRINCIPIA'S RECEPTION BY NEWTON'S CONTEMPORARIES, AND THE IMPACT OF THE WORK ON LATER GENERATIONS OF SCIENTISTS. 2013

DB 87271 Stef Soto, Taco Queen – By Jennifer Torres - MEXICAN AMERICAN STEF SOTO HOPES TO BREAK FREE FROM HER OVERPROTECTIVE PARENTS AND THE EMBARRASSING REPUTATION SHE HAS BECAUSE OF HER FAMILY'S TACO-TRUCK BUSINESS. BUT STEF SOON LEARNS THAT FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP, AND EVEN THE TACO TRUCK ARE IMPORTANT AND WONDERFUL PARTS OF HER LIFE. FOR GRADES 3-6. 2017.

DB 87363 Book Scavenger – By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman - JUST AFTER TWELVE-YEAR-OLD EMILY'S FAMILY MOVES TO SAN FRANCISCO, SHE LEARNS THAT HER HERO, GARRISON GRISWOLD, CREATOR OF THE ONLINE GAME BOOK SCAVENGER, HAS BEEN ATTACKED. EMILY AND HER NEW FRIEND, JAMES, DISCOVER THAT THE ATTACK IS TIED TO A SPECIAL BOOK, AND THEY RACE TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY. FOR GRADES 4-7. 2015.

DB 87089 Terrible But True: Awful Events In American History – By Dinah Williams UNCOVERS DARK AND BIZARRE STORIES IN AMERICA'S HISTORY, FROM THE NATION'S FIRST SERIAL KILLERS AND DEADLY VAMPIRE-LIKE DISEASES TO CANNIBALISM AND NATURAL DISASTERS. VIOLENCE AND SOME STRONG LANGUAGE. FOR GRADES 5-8 AND OLDER READERS. 2016.