Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Uprooted: the Japanese American experience during World War II

By Marrin, Albert

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J 940.5317 MAR

Just seventy-five years ago, the American government did something that most would consider unthinkable today: it rounded up over 100,000 of its own citizens based on nothing more than their ancestry and, suspicious of their loyalty, kept them in concentration camps for the better part of four years.

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Preaching to the chickens: the story of young John Lewis

By Asim, Jabari

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J328.73 LEW

"Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis. John wants to be a preacher when he grows up a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice. Celebrating ingenuity and dreaming big, this inspirational story, featuring Jabari Asim's stirring prose and E. B. Lewis's stunning, light-filled impressionistic watercolor paintings, includes an author's note about John Lewis, who grew up to be a member of the Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and demonstrator on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, and is now a Georgia congressman"--

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Moonshot: the flight of Apollo 11

By Floca, Brian

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J629.454 FLO

Here is the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away by steady astronauts in their great machines.

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A chicken followed me home: questions and answers about a familiar fowl

By Page, Robin

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J636.5 PAG

"A nonfiction picture book exploration of chickens, and all the fascinating things about them--how they fly, what they eat, what the different breeds are, and more"--

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A kid's guide to keeping chickens

By Caughey, Melissa

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J636.51 CAU

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey (author of the award-winning blog Tilly´s Nest) provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it!

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A poem for Peter: the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day

By Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J741.642 PIN

"A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day"--

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Battle of the Bulge: adapted from The guns at last light

By Atkinson, Rick

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J940.54 ATK

On the 16th of December, 1944, in the frozen forests of the Ardennes, the German army attacked American Allied forces, making one last attempt to turn the tide of World War II. Thus began the long, hard slog of a battle that was nicknamed by the media as the Battle of the Bulge. Lasting more than a month, it led to tens of thousands of casualties. Sir Winston Churchill called it "the greatest American battle of the war and . . . an ever-famous American victory." Atkinson skillfully guides his audience through the attacks and counterattacks, the advances and retreats of this terrible bloodbath. Whether history buffs or newcomers to the topic, young readers will appreciate the author s clear and accessible prose, as well as the many fascinating facts, photographs, and statistics.

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