autobiographical fiction

autobiographical fiction


While spending the summer with his extended family in New Jersey, Derek finds a team he can play baseball with and earns money to take his best friend to a Yankees game.

The year of the buttered cat

a mostly true story
"Thirteen years ago, when she was just a tiny baby, something terrible happened to Lexi Haas. Something criminal. It left her with an out-of-control body and without a voice. Now, as a precocious, superhero-obsessed teen, Lexi is counting down the final 24 hours to a risky brain surgery that might help her talk or--dare she dream it?--to walk and use her hands. As surgery grows closer, Lexi finds an urgent, relentless need to share the story of the year in her life she calls The Year of the Buttered Cat. That year, on the verge of shutting out the rest of the world, Lexi began a gutsy and solitary quest to find her 'missing' body. After the family cat went missing, too, and a mysterious letter appeared, Lexi reluctantly enlisted two budding friends to aid her search. But when these friends also disappeared, Lexi had to learn new ways to reach out to the world to save her friendships and uncover the truth about what happened to her as a baby. The Year of the Buttered Cat is based on the real-life story of Lexi Haas"--Provided by publisher.

Barefoot Gen

Continues the autobiographical graphic novel, following the story of Gen, a boy who survived the bombing of Hiroshima, as he and his friends and family try to adjust to the arrival of American troops in the aftermath of the war.
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven

Presents twenty-two intertwining tales depicting the determination of contemporary life on the Spokane Indian Reservation.
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Half broke horses

a true-life novel
A true-life novel about Lily Casey Smith (the author's grandmother) who at age six helped her father break horses, at age fifteen left home to teach in a frontier town, and later as a wife and mother runs a vast ranch in Arizona where she survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy--but despite a life of hardscrabble drudgery still remains a woman of indomitable spirit.
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Little Women

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in mid-nineteenth-century New England. Includes movie stills from the 2019 feature film directed by Greta Gerwig.
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The Frontman

"Ron Bahar is an insecure, self-deprecating, seventeen-year-old Nebraskan striving to please his Israeli immigrant parents, Ophira and Ezekiel, while remaining true to his own dreams. During his senior year of high school, he begins to date longtime crush and non-Jewish girl Amy Andrews--a forbidden relationship he hides from his parents. But that's not the complicated part of Ron's life: he's also struggling to choose between his two passions, medicine and music"--Back cover.
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Parker looks up

an extraordinary moment
"When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald's transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama ... She saw dynamic self-assurance. She saw truth and beauty. She saw a queen. But most importantly, Parker saw Her hopes. Her dreams, Her power. Her promise. Herself"--Jacket flap.
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Little women

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.

Nobody cries at bingo

Readers are invited to witness first hand family life on the Okanese First Nation. Beyond the stereotypes and clich?s of Rez dogs, drinking, and bingos, the story of a girl who loved to read begins to unfold. It is her hopes, dreams, and indomitable humour that lay bare the beauty and love within her family. It is her unerring eye that reveals the great bond of family expressed in the actions and affections of her sisters, aunties, uncles, brothers, cousins, nieces, nephews, and ultimately her ancestors.


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