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Denied Detained Deported; Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration

Denied Detained Deported; Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration by Ann Bausum

An award-winning author examines the history of American immigration--a critical topic in 21st century America--particularly those lesser-known stories of immigrants who were denied entrance into the States or detained for security reasons.

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Denied_Detained_Deported_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:16pm PST

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Learn how four friends invented the sit-in; a form of non-violent protest that helped end segregation in the American South.

Audience: Kids and Teens

 

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Sit_In_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

Survivors Club; The Secrets and Science that could Save your Life

Survivors Club; The Secrets and Science that could Save your Life by Ben Sherwood

From award-winning journalist Sherwood comes a fascinating exploration of survival that can help prepare you for life's inevitable struggles, from cancer and crime to car accidents and airplane crashes.

Audience: Teen and Adult

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Survivors_Club_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 3:40pm PST

Leviathan (booktalk)

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Leviathan_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:33pm PST

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain; an Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain; an Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia by Sy Montgomery

A pale, spotted, almost cloud-like coat makes the snow leopard uncannily invisible in its rocky mountain habitat. Author Sy Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop accompany conservationist Tom McCarthy and his team as they travel to Mongolia's Altai Mountains to gather data about snow leopard populations in an attempt to save this endangered species.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Saving_the_Ghost_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:27pm PST

Cosmic (Booktalk)

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

 12-year old Liam looks like he's thirty. Sometimes it's not bad; for example on the first day of school the principal mistakes Liam for a teacher or when he convinces a car dealer to let him test drive a Porsche. So feeling like he's stuck between two worlds, Liam cons his way into being the adult chaperone on the first space ship to take civilians into space. But when the ship is stuck 230,000 miles from home, being mistaken for an adult is not good.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100917_MCLCosmicLC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:17pm PST

Trickster's Choice

Teen Librarian, Sara Ryan, gives an enticing preview of the popular book, Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce.

Direct download: 20100901_MCLTricksters_Choice.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 11:48am PST

Before Columbus; The Americas of 1491

Before Columbus; The Americas of 1491 by Charles C. Mann

Did you know a pyramid larger than the ones in Egypt was built in the Americas...near St. Louis?
And one of the world's greatest genetic feats of engineering was done by Native Americans...the invention of corn!

Relearn American history, and find out how the civilizations of the Americas were as sophisticated as those in Western Europe.

Audience: Kids and Teens

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Before_Columbus_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:06pm PST

Tumtum and Nutmeg; Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall

Tum Tum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn

Wealthy, married mice Tumtum and Nutmeg find adventure when they secretly try to help two human siblings who live in a tumbledown cottage with their absent-minded inventor father.

Audience: Kids

Direct download: 20100716_MCL_Tumtum_and_Nutmeg_LC_CC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 3:51pm PST

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