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American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Hunter, C. C
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Sixteen-year-old Kylie Galen thinks her misbehavior in the wake of her grandmother's death and her parents' separation are the reasons she has been sent to Shadow Falls Camp, but learns it is a training ground for vampires, werewolves, and other "freaky freaks," of which she may be one
Topics: Supernatural, Camps, Interpersonal relations, Ability, Family problems, Galen, Kylie (Fictitious...
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by Black, Shayla
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Hunter's career as a Navy SEAL is on hold, and he accepts an acquaintance's proposition to share in a ménage-- but now he wants more than one night. Will Kata surrender herself, inch by inch, to the hard-core man who wants her for himself?
Topic: Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
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by Whaley, John Corey
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Ages 14 up
Topics: Missing persons, Interpersonal relations, Best friends, Friendship, Extinct birds, Family life
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by Giffin, Emily
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"Movie tie-in"--Spine
Topics: Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Risk-taking (Psychology), Female friendship, Single women,...
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by Giffin, Emily
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Following a tragic accident, two women--Tessa Russo, a renowned pediatric surgeon, and Valerie Anderson, an attorney and single mother--living in the same Boston suburb but with relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children converge in ways no one could have imagined
Topics: Stay-at-home mothers, Single mothers, Pediatric surgeons, Life change events, Triangles...
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by Binchy, Maeve, 1940-2012
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When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once she's born; but as a single father battling demons of his own, Noel can't do it alone. He has a caring network of friends and family, but a social worker is convinced that Frankie would be better off in a foster home
Topics: Recovering alcoholics, Child rearing, Fatherhood, Families, Interpersonal relations, Community...
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by Chad Harbach
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Topics: College students, Baseball players, Interpersonal relations, Fiction
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Ages 8-12
Topics: Middle school students, Friendship, Cupcakes, Baking, Interpersonal relations, Interpersonal...
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by Simon, Coco
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Ages 8-12
Topics: Friendship, Middle school students, Cupcakes, Baking, Interpersonal relations, Softball, Middle...
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by Downham, Jenny
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"A Junior Library Guild selection"--Jkt. flap
Topics: Rape, Guilt, Revenge, Brothers and sisters, Interpersonal relations, Social classes
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by Zarr, Sara
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Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Adoption, Mothers and daughters, Pregnancy, Grief
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by Ruth Rendell
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Topics: Interpersonal relations, Parties, Fiction
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by Wells, Rosemary
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Ages 3-6
Topics: Alligators, Behavior, Interpersonal relations, Kindergarten, Schools
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by Carter, Nikki, 1974-
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"Dafina books."
Topics: African American teenagers, Cousins, Women singers, Concert tours, Reality television programs,...
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by Ward, Rachel, 1964-
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Like his mother, Jem, when fifteen-year-old Adam looks in people's eyes he can see the dates of their deaths and now he sees the same date, six months in the future, in nearly everyone around him in the London of 2026
Topics: Psychic ability, Interpersonal relations, Grandmothers, Orphans, Death, Blacks
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by Howe, James
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Topics: Interpersonal relations, Identity, Novels in verse, Schools, Self-acceptance, Grandmothers, Fiction
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by O'Riley, Kaitlin
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During one wintry London day, fate intervenes in the lives of Quinton Roxbury, son of an earl who is betrothed to a ruthless beauty, and Lisette Hamilton, who is betrothed to a stable man, bringing them together just long enough to realize that you never have to settle for love
Topic: Interpersonal relations
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by Franklin, Emily; Halpin, Brendan, 1968-
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Two popular television stars who dislike each other intensely must pretend to be a couple for publicity purposes, and when the truth is discovered their relationship goes through many changes
Topics: Actors, Publicity, Interpersonal relations, Actors and actresses, Publicity, Interpersonal...
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Topics: Family life, Marching bands, Fathers and daughters, Interpersonal relations, Musicians, High...
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever
Topics: Honesty, Interpersonal relations, Middle schools, Schools, Family problems, Humorous stories
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by Johnson, J. J., 1973-
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Having always been homeschooled by her counterculture mother, Evie has decided to spend her senior year at the local public high school, an experience that challenges her preconceptions about friendship, boundaries, and power
Topics: High schools, Schools, Hippies, Individuality, Interpersonal relations
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by Sitomer, Alan Lawrence
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All Bobby Connor wants is to survive middle school, but puberty is making that difficult for him as his body conspires against him
Topics: Puberty, Penis, Middle schools, Schools, Interpersonal relations, Family life, Humorous stories
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by Haywood Smith
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Topics: Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Fiction, Marriage, Female friendship
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by Jeffrey Kluger
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Topics: Parent and child, Interpersonal relations, Brothers and sisters
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by Dallas, Sandra
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In 1880's Georgetown, Colorado, seventeen-year-old Nealie Bent deals with lies, secrets, and heartache before choosing the man who will give her the Bride's House. Years later, Nealie's daughter, Pearl, grows up in the Bride's House. When the enterprising young Frank Curry comes along and asks for Pearl's hand in marriage, Pearl's father sabotages the union. But Pearl has inherited her mother's tenacity of heart, and her father underestimates the lengths to which the women in the Bride's House...
Topics: Young women, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Family secrets, Social classes
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by Moss, Jenny, 1958-
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In 1985 in Clear Lake, Texas, home of the Johnson Space Center, high school senior Annie Porter struggles with her desire to become a poet, but her resolve to pursue her dream is strengthened when she meets Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher to go into space
Topics: McAuliffe, Christa, 1948-1986, Challenger (Spacecraft), Self-realization, Poetry, Interpersonal...
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by Aronson, Marc; Smith, Charles R., Jr., 1969-
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A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage
Topics: Basketball stories, Interpersonal relations, African Americans, Basketball, Interpersonal...
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St. Petersburg High school juniors Dicey Bell, a baseball star, and Jack Chen, who loves science and role-playing games, discover a mutual attraction when paired for a project, but on their first date, a zombie-producing fungus sends them on the run
Topics: Graphic novels, Interpersonal relations, Zombies, High schools, Schools, Chinese Americans, Horror...
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by Hubbard, Mandy
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"Lexi is cursed with a dark secret. Each day she goes to school like a normal teenager, and each night she must swim, or the pain will be unbearable. She is a siren--a deadly mermaid destined to lure men to their watery deaths. After a terrible tragedy, Lexi shut herself off from the world, vowing to protect the ones she loves. But she soon finds herself caught between a new boy at school who may have the power to melt her icy exterior, and a handsome water spirit who says he can break...
Topics: Sirens (Mythology), Teenage girls, Sirens (Mythology), Interpersonal relations, Supernatural,...
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by Anderson, Jessica Lee, 1980-
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When fifteen-year-old Calli's two moms take in Cherish, a troubled teenager, and Calli tries to stand up to her antisocial behavior, things quickly begin to spiral downward before Calli can begin to regain some semblance of control
Topics: Family problems, Foster home care, Lesbians, Mothers and daughters, Interpersonal relations
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by Schroeder, Lisa
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Ages 14 up
Topics: Novels in verse, Interpersonal relations, Beaches, Families, Novels in verse, Interpersonal...
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by Edwardson, Debby Dahl
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Ages 12 up
Topics: Indians of North America, Indians of North America, Interpersonal relations, Catholic schools,...
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"As a teen, Kristy Smith spent her nights dreaming of a college scholarship -- dreams that ended abruptly when she became pregnant. Now Kristy works hard to support her young son, Jason, and her ailing grandmother, staving off regrets about the chances that slipped away. But one person will open Kristy's eyes to the fact that she's been selling herself short. For she has much to offer the residents of Fairbrook, who are all about to learn that the future can surprise and redeem us,...
Topics: Single mothers, Clergy, Interpersonal relations, FICTION, Clergy, Interpersonal relations, Single...
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Topics: Time travel, Interpersonal relations, Dysfunctional families, Gay men
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by Christine Hinwood
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Topics: Interpersonal relations, Villages, War, Fiction
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by Thompson, Craig, 1975-
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655 p. : 24 cm
Topics: Slaves -- Comic books, strips, etc, Refugees -- Comic books, strips, etc, Interpersonal relations...
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by Burns, Laura J; Metz, Melinda
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Vampire Gabriel and half-vampire Shay, convinced that they can make their relationship work, run away to Gabriel's coven expecting them to embrace Shay as one of their own, but instead they view her as an abomination and a threat, not belonging in either world
Topics: Vampires, Interpersonal relations, Identity (Philosophical concept), Paranormal fiction, Identity...
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by Sales, Leila
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Ages 14 up
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Dating (Social customs), Historical reenactments, Summer employment,...