Ghosts Of Mississippi
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The amazing true story of the cold-blooded murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, the two juries that allowed his murderer to go free for 30 years, and the state prosecutor who risked everything to finally find justice for his widow. Directed by Rob Reiner and with outstanding performances by Alec Baldwin (as prosecutor Bobby Delaughter), Whoopi Goldberg (as Evers' widow Myrlie) and James Woods (as white supremacist Byron de la Beckwith).
Stranded
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A quick moving adventure about four kids in a blended family. The story starts as they are on a sailing trip with their uncle for some bonding time. They have to figure out how to work together to survive when they are caught in a storm and shipwrecked. An action filled story that leaves you wanting to read the second book to find out what happens next and if they will be found.
Before After
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This book uses beautiful and creative pictures to show what can come before and after. A caterpillar can climb a plant, eat the plant, then turn into a butterfly. Great book to use with kids and have them explain what is happening on each page.
Lionboy
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An adventure about a boy who can talk to cats. His parents have been kidnapped and he is trying to get them back with the help of cats he meets along the way. It is a good story set in a future when people no longer drive cars due to too much pollution that had been causing health problems.
Hope Unseen
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An inspiring story about a military officer who is injured and blinded while serving. When injured, the military tried to discharge him but his wife refused to sign the papers. Scotty Smiley became the U.S. Army’s first blind active-duty officer and faced many personal challenges along the way. What he has experienced since then will inspire and push you to do more yourself.
Pretty Little Mistakes
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A fun "choose your own adventure"-style novel for adults. Will you go to college or travel to Europe? Will you end up homeless or in a mansion? If you don't like the way the story ends, just start again! Due to mature content, this title is recommended for adults only.
Gardening In Miniature
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Everything you need to know to start your own tiny living garden. Perfect for gardeners, miniaturists, or anyone who wishes to create a welcoming habitat for fairies, elves, and leprechauns!
Smoke And Mirrors
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In this follow-up to their hugely successful debut album, Imagine Dragons has put together another fabulous collection of songs. A few of the songs, such as the title track Smoke + Mirrors and Summer, are reminiscent of their Night Visions album. There are a few new things they've done, however, such as the heavily '80s sounding Shots, the ballad-esque Dream, and the Persian inspired Friction. All together, the songs showcase the talents of a band on the rise.
Evil Librarian
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Cyn Rothschild isn't surprised when her boy-crazy best friend Annie falls for the very young and attractive new school librarian. But when she discovers that the new librarian is in fact a demon, she teams up with her longtime crush to help vanquish him and save Annie's life. Whether you're currently a teenager, or just vividly remember being one, Evil Librarian is an entertaining and hilarious read.
Flora And Ulysses
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A great fiction chapter book that is combined with a little graphic novel. Flora, a young cynical girl who likes comics, rescues a squirrel from a vacuum cleaner. She then finds out that he is developing superhero-like powers as a side effect of the accident. Their adventures introduce them to interesting characters as they go through the town. A good story that ends on a warm fuzzy note.
As You Wish
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A warm and joyful account of the making of The Princess Bride, as told by the Man in Black himself. A must-read for any fan of the classic film.
Sanctuary
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Sanctuary is a resort on an island off the coast of Georgia run by the Hathaway family. Although, ever since their mother left when they were children and was never heard from again, the Hathaways have never really been a family. But when Jo, Lexi and Brian all find themselves on the island at the same time, and people start turning up dead, they soon discover what the word really means. With the help of a beautiful doctor, a mysterious architect, and an affable handyman they'll finally learn how to lean, how to love and how to trust.

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