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ENGLISH FICTION

INVENTION OF WINGS
Author:   KIDD, SUE MONK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08906
  1 volume in 1 container

Charleston, 1803. Eleven-year-old Sarah Grimke is given a ten-year-old
slave girl named Handful as a gift. They become close friends and are
both punished when Handful learns to read. Sarah grows up to become an
abolitionist, and Handful retains her independent spirit. Some
violence and some strong language. Bestseller.  2014.

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MOONGLOW: A NOVEL
Author:   CHABON, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08954
  1 volume in 1 container

A man makes a deathbed confession to his grandson, recounting his
youth, his experiences in World War Two kidnapping German rocket
scientists, and how he fell in love with his wife, a Holocaust
survivor. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of
sex. Bestseller. 2016.

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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Author:   WHITEHEAD, COLSON, 1969-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08943
  1 volume in 1 container

Cora, a third-generation slave, flees the plantation where she lives.
She escapes with a man who claims to know how to get to the
Underground Railroad. Once there, she discovers it is an actual
railroad, and every stop shows her moments of horror and joy.
Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial
audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
Unified English Braille Code.

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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

ALL IN: YOU ARE ONE DECISION FROM A TOTALLY DIFFERENT LIFE
Author:   BATTERSON, MARK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08766
  1 volume in 1 container

The gospel costs nothing, but it demands everything. It's all or
nothing. Many people believe they are following Jesus, but they have
mistakenly invited Jesus to follow them. Mark Batterson calls it the
inverted gospel. He challenges you to go all in and all out by
surrendering your life to the lordship of Jesus Christ. That is when
your true adventure begins. 2015.

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ALL THE GALLANT MEN: AN AMERICAN SAILOR'S FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF PEARL
Author:   STRATTON, DONALD, 1922-
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  08957
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Harbor"
One of only five survivors from aboard the USS Arizona during the Peal
Harbor surprise attack in 1941, Donald Stratton recounts his harrowing
escape from the burning ship amid enemy fire, his ultimate recovery,
and his determination to return to the fight. Violence. Bestseller.
2016.

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN
Author:   DARWIN, CHARLES, 1809-1882
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08885
  1 volume in 1 container

Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best
known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established
that all species of life have descended over time from common
ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russell Wallace
introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of
evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection.
1929.

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BECOMING AN EAGLE SCOUT: FINDING WAYS TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES
Author:   BAKER, NICHOLAS AUSTIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Adult

LB  08880
  1 volume in 1 container

This book will help young men with disabilities become an Eagle
Scout. 2016.

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HOW SCOUTING CHANGED MY LIFE: 7 WAYS TO BECOME A BETTER YOU
Author:   BAKER, NICHOLAS AUSTIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Adult

LB  08881
  1 volume in 1 container

Encourages boys with disabilities to become an Eagle Scout someday.
2016.

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HOW TO HEAR FROM GOD: LEARN TO KNOW HIS VOICE AND MAKE RIGHT
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08759
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Decisions"
Bible teacher uses scripture and examples from her own ministry to
explain how to develop sensitivity to God's communication through
supernatural revelation, the "inner witness," and nature. Contends
that rote religious activity, unforgiveness, and legalism can hinder
the fulfillment of God's plan and suggests ways to protect against
negativity. 2003.

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HOW TO REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL FOR GOD: NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS
Author:   STANLEY, CHARLES F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08757
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Than His Best."
Acclaimed pastor and speaker Stanley connects readers with the plan
and purpose God envisioned when He created them. Unrated.

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IN STEP WITH GOD: UNDERSTANDING HIS WAYS AND PLANS FOR YOUR LIFE
Author:   STANLEY, CHARLES F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08751
  1 volume in 1 container

There is a good chance you do not know God the way He desires and
certainly not the way He knows you. Why is it so important to know
the One who knows all about you? The answer is simple: when you
come to a point where you understand His ways, your life takes on
new meaning. 2010.

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LIFE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED: SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE
Author:   ORTBERG, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08753
  1 volume in 1 container

Teaching pastor and author of If You Want to Walk on Water, You've
Got to Get out of the Boat (RC 61094) recommends practicing Christian
disciplines such as prayer, servanthood, confession, and scripture
reading. Suggests ways to incorporate activities into daily life to
foster spiritual growth and change. 1997.

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NO-FUSS DIABETES RECIPES FOR 1 OR 2
Author:   STEPHENSON, JANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08846
  1 volume in 1 container

Collects easily prepared recipes for one or two servings of
diabetic-friendly fare while offering advice on menu planning,
shopping, and cooking. 1999.

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PRAYER: THE ULTIMATE CONVERSATION
Author:   STANLEY, CHARLES F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08745
  1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Stanley discusses how to truly know God through communication
with Him. Stanley not only teaches the disciplines of intercession,
but he also explains how to fight life's battles through intimate
communion with the Lord. No matter what confounding questions,
perplexing circumstances, or insurmountable dilemmas you are facing,
the solution to them is obvious to God. Draw closer to the Father.
Get to know God by engaging with Him. Unrated. 2013.

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SPIDER AND THE FLY: A REPORTER, A SERIAL KILLER, AND THE MEANING OF
Author:   ROWE, CLAUDIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08959
  1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Murder."
Poughkeepsie, New York, 1998. Eight women had gone missing over the
past two years and few were looking for them. The police had a lead -
Kendall Francois, a large, awkward African American man that
detectives had largely written off because he didn't fit the familiar
serial killer stereotypes. One evening, Francois shook the region to
its core by confessing to a prosecutor that he had eight bodies stored
in his home. Over nearly five years and through a series of letters,
phone calls, and visits that consumed her life, Rowe engaged with a
killer in a conversation about cruelty, compassion, and control.
Unrated. 2017.

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STORM WARNING
Author:   GRAHAM, BILLY, 1918-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08756
  1 volume in 1 container

An evangelist warns the biblical signs of the coming Apocalypse are
close at hand and recites a litany of social problems that are causes
for alarm. But he also finds hope in the world, particularly in light
of unfolding events in Russia. Graham challenges Christians to make a
stronger commitment to their faith in preparation for the fight
against evil in the world.
**DB 20235  Approaching hoofbeats  by Billy Graham is an older edition
of this book.

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UNCOMMON: FINDING YOUR PATH TO SIGNIFICANCE
Author:   DUNGY, TONY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08760
  1 volume in 1 container

Retired NFL football coach and author of Quiet Strength: A Memoir (RC
65352) Tony Dungy illustrates his philosophy of life using biblical
quotations and personal experiences. Dungy suggests ways to love your
friends and family and to reach your full potential. Offers advice on
education, work, and integrity. Bestseller.  2009.

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VISION LOSS: STRATEGIES FOR LIVING WITH HOPE AND INDEPENDENCE
Author:   WOLFE, PEGGY R
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  08965
  1 volume in 1 container

This large print book on glare-resistant paper offers valuable
guidance on maintaining a hope-filled and independent life despite
declining vision - including important new information about vision
rehabilitation services; assistive tools and technologies; hundreds
of useful techniques and approaches to daily tasks; and personal
stories that illustrate the author's own challenges and adaptive
strategies for maintaining an optimistic, can-do spirit. Unrated.
2014.

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