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Clarence's big secret by MacGregor Cation, Christine 

BTSB Prebound(Owlkids, 2020)

BTSB #: 593940 Available

Dewey: 305.5/BAges: 4-8   
Lexile: 650

Subjects: Brazier, Clarence,|d1906-2012 Illiterate persons - Canada - Biography Literacy - Canada Family life

Summary: Clarence Brazier kept a big secret for nearly one hundred years: he didn't know how to read. The true story of his journey to literacy with the help of one of his daughters.

22.06 *

Complete Persepolis by Satrapi, Marjane 

Paperback(Pantheon, 2007)

BTSB #: 779151 Available

Dewey: 955.05/BAges: 12-16   

Subjects: Satrapi, Marjane,|d1969- Iranians - Biography Women - Biography Family life Refugees - Biography Muslims - Biography Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc Iran

Summary: The story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. In graphic novel format.

22.14 *

Families with two dads [All Kinds Of Families]by Morlock, Rachael 

BTSB Prebound(PowerKids, 2021)

BTSB #: 659214 Available

Dewey: 306.874/NAges: 7-10   

Subjects: Same-sex parents Gay fathers Family life

Summary: Similarities between traditional families and families with two dads are highlighted, showing readers that being different is OK. Readers learn that families with two dads are built on love, just like other kinds of families.

15.92 *

Genius under the table : growing up behind the Iron Curtain by Yelchin, Eugene 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 972839 Available

Dewey: 947/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.9 MG F&P: Y

Subjects: Yelchin, Eugene Russian authors - Biography Jews - Russia - Biography Family life Wit and humor

Summary: Recounts in hilarious detail the author's childhood in Cold War Russia as a young boy desperate to understand his place in his family.

Grandma's gardens by Clinton, Hillary Rodham 

BTSB Prebound(Philomel Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 222908 Available

Dewey: 635/NAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.2 LG F&P: M

Subjects: Family life Gardens Gardening

Summary: A celebration of family, tradition and discovery, and an ode to mothers, grandmothers, and the children they love.

22.78 *

I'll keep you close by Verstegen, Jeska 

BTSB Prebound(Levine Querido, 2021)

BTSB #: 908672 Available

Dewey: 305.8924/BAges: 10-14   

Subjects: Verstegen, Jeska Jews - Biography Secrets Family life

Summary: Jeska doesn't know why her mother keeps the curtains drawn so tightly every day. And what exactly is she trying to drown out when she floods the house with Mozart? When Jeska's grandmother accidentally calls her by a stranger's name, she seizes her first clue to uncovering her family's past, and hopefully to all that's gone unsaid.

22.08 *

Just like Jesse Owens by Young, Andrew 

BTSB Prebound(Orchard Books, 2022)

BTSB #: 974464 Available

Dewey: 323.1/BAges: 6-8   

Subjects: Young, Andrew,|d1932- - Childhood and youth Owens, Jesse,|d1913-1980 Family life African Americans - Biography Race relations African American track and field athletes New Orleans (La.)

Summary: As a boy, Andrew Young learned a vital lesson from his parents when a local chapter of the Nazi party instigated racial unrest in their hometown of New Orleans in the 1930s. Andrew's father told him that when dealing with the sickness of racism, "Don't get mad, get smart." To drive home the lesson, the family went to the local theater to see newsreels of Olympic track star Jesse Owens and how he competed in Nazi Germany with dignity.

22.08 *

Other boys by Alexander, Damian 

Paperback(First Second, 2021)

BTSB #: 050484 Available

Dewey: 373.1826/BAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 520 HL

Subjects: Alexander, Damian - (Cartoonist) - Childhood and youth Bullies Middle schools - Comic books, strips, etc Identity (Psychology) Gay youth - Biography Family life

Summary: Damian is the new kid at school, and he has a foolproof plan to avoid the bullying that's plagued him his whole childhood: he's going to stop talking. Starting on the first day seventh grade, he won't utter a word. If he keeps his mouth shut, the bullies will have nothing to tease him about--right? Unfortunately, it only makes him a bigger target. In graphic novel format.

12.29 *

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