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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Little Bird's Big Message

    by Elizabeth Cureton
    Little Bird's Big Message is a picture book for age 0-5, with themes of antiracism, diversity, and kindness and social justice. The story is narrated by one of the birds in Central Park, telling the people, as children, how to interact with our fellow humans by listening rather than making assumptions, with humility rather than entitlement, by acknowledging our many differences as well as by finding common ground. With charming images of children of different races, cultures, abilities and gende... more
  • Panicles

    by RICHARD ROBBINS
    Is it better to take the risk and pursue the glory of fame and fortune, or to live a simpler, more grounded life? Follow the fates of two families, one wealthy and powerful, the other blue collar, from a chance meeting at a Florida poolside, to the highest levels of politics and power. This sweeping saga of love, war, money, and power leaves each family weighing their duty to their family versus service to their country. It all leads to a fateful choice—a sacrifice—which could change the c... more
  • Sorrow Town: Selected Stories

    by Kirby Michael Wright
    This collection includes gonzo journalism, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, horror, erotica, and slipstream. Check out the indoor Christmas tree that avoids giving up the ghost and grows roots. Don't miss the ghost Olga who appears in the sauna and the strange tale of the Vista Inn. The award-winning creative nonfiction pieces focus on the true story adventures of the writer's Hawaiian grandmother and teenage Hansen's Disease patients forced to live at the Kalaupapa Colony on Moloka'i. Reoccu... more
  • Fiery Girls

    by Heather Wardell

    Two young immigrant women. One historic strike. And the fire that changed America.

    In 1909, shy sixteen-year-old Rosie Lehrer is sent to New York City to earn money for her family’s emigration from Russia. She will, but she also longs to make her mark on the world before her parents arrive and marry her to a suitable Jewish man. Could she somehow become one of the passionate and articulate “fiery girls” of her garment workers’ union?

    Maria Cirrito, spoiled ... more

  • Nimrod's Tower

    by Alan Thompson
    REVOLUTION! War has been declared in the United States of America. A second revolution, waged by politicians rather than armies, is underway. Touched off by the death of the president – did he die of liver disease or was he assassinated? – partisan factions have squared off to determine who owns the country, and the coming election promises to be bitter and hard-fought. Tommy Sawyer, now a reluctant “journalist” in the nation’s capital, finds himself in the middle of the fight. Increasi... more
  • One Flip, Two Flip, Three Flip, Four

    by Crystel Patterson
    This book explores the journey of a child who discovers something that she loves doing. It brings her so much joy that she pushes herself to get better and better at it. As she gets better she starts to dream big and turns this passion into something productive by continuously setting goals and working hard to achieve her dreams. With this book, it is my hope that children are inspired to find something they love doing and shoot for the stars. The sky's the limit when you dream big and work ... more
  • Not So Bad After All

    by Daniel Amaguana
    Come along to school with Daniel as he overcomes challenges, stands up to bullies, and gains confidence in all the new adolescent experiences! Daniel views school in his own little way, But kids make fun of him all the long day. He may be strong and won't stand for guff, But when push comes to shove, can he really stay tough? With engaging rhymes and colorful illustrations, this is the perfect book for any kid who could use a self-esteem boost and learn to tackle the social scene at schoo... more
  • Among Kings

    by Joey O'Connor
    A black American missionary-explorer risks everything to save a nation, leading to the first international human rights trial. As a young boy growing up in post-Civil War Virginia, William Sheppard knew he wanted to explore the world. What he never expected was becoming a human rights hero who would change the world forever. "I didn't call Africa. Africa called me." But as a black American missionary, he faced heartbreaking prejudice in pursuing his passion to explore and to serve. When he f... more
  • Rosie

    by Peggy W. Fellouris
    Rosie is the final book in a trilogy, 3 Boys and Boat, A Man with a Black Cashmere Coat, and now Rosie. Each book can stand alone, enjoyed by its reader. Rosie is an average person, tries to mend her mistakes, and is a pleasant addition to the family. She wants a husband to treat her the way her dad treats her mother. She is determined to find one.
  • The Steel Beneath the Silk

    by Patricia Bracewell
    In early 11th century England, as viking armies bent on conquest ravage the kingdom, England’s Norman born queen must outwit formidable enemies who will stop at nothing to destroy her world. Amid the chaos of war, and yoked to an aging, inept king, Queen Emma forges alliances that will bring a lasting peace to the kingdom and preserve the lives of her children.
  • Lazy Eye Lotus

    by Brittany Bacinski

    "Lazy Eye Lotus is a little bit like an Eat Pray Love on acid, written with candor and humor, in which a young adult heals from rock bottom using an unorthodox path."-Elle Nash, Author of Animals Eat Each Other

     

    "This beautifully interesting story starts with a bang, ends with a bang, and keeps you captivated through everything in between. Lazy Eye Lotus feels like so many people I've known and been. It's incredibly relatable while leaving plenty of ro... more

  • The Supposed So: A Fictional Memoir In Five Parts

    by Michael Timothy McGuire
    The book you are holding is the fleshed out version of five novellas Michael Timothy McGuire first began writing in 2011. The Will and The Won’t, A Way To Go Sideways, The Way It Is (And The Way It Never Will Be), Oh Yes or, Pink Lady, and Mason, follow characters and situations derived from real life events, including those that Michael may or may not have imagined, and generally speaking, not many of which ever actually existed or occurred. Even so, The Supposed So is brimming with truth, and ... more
  • Ada and the Helpers

    by Travis D. Peterson
    Ada is a dancing, deaf fox with cochlear implants who loves to help others. On her way to dance in a talent show one day, she meets three other creatures who are each facing a physical challenge of their own. She decides to help each of her new friends to see past their challenges and discover their natural, God-given strengths. But can they help her in return? Ada’s a bit nervous about the talent show! Will she be able to hear the music clearly? Will everyone laugh at her? Pick up a co... more
  • TWO DAYS AND ONE SUITCASE

    by Anne E Neuberger

    Written as historical fiction, this is a true story about a girl whose family made an unusual choice in 1945: to work in two of the incarceration centers where thousands of Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during World War II. Helen was twelve years old when she spent a year at Camp Amache in Colorado and Tule Lake Segregation Center in California. An ‘outsider on the inside,’ she made friends with kids who had been living behind barbed wire fences, under the scrutiny of ar... more

  • Maddie's Saturday to Remember

    by Karen Jonice Bricker
    Maddie cannot imagine a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with her grandpa. They meet a colorful cast of characters in her hometown: a street musician, a fruit seller, and a pizza chef are all part of this adorable adventure. When Maddie meets the mysterious Lydia, who allows her a sneak peek into the creative and fun behind- the-scenes world of window dressing, she is truly inspired! This whimsey adventure through the pages will spark excitement for children of all ages. A surpris... more
  • I'm Pink! So What?

    by EH Hong
    Gemma is just like any other little dolphin. She likes to do tricks, play with her friends, and hang out with her mom and dad. Gemma, however, is a little different from other dolphins. Gemma was born pink. When it is time to go to school, Gemma is afraid that no one will like her for being pink. What will happen?

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