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Access GALILEO databases through Blackboard or use the GALILEO password if you are not on a CPTC campus. (Public libraries and other institutions have different database collections.) A new password is emailed to CPTC students, faculty and staff each semester. Ask for it at the library, or via email with your CPTC account. 

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Tangerine

The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends--once inseparable roommates--haven't spoken in over a year. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy--always fearless and independent--helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country.  But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice--she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing.

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Brazen

Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies. 

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Perfect Is Boring

Supermodel and super CEO of our time Tyra Banks and her mother Carolyn show readers why when you kick perfection to the curb and showcase your unique beauty ain't nobody gonna stop you!    In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they've learned on Tyra's journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse.

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Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 1

In the newest installment of the hit Earth One original graphic novel line, creators Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Invisible Republic, Star Wars: Legacy) reimagine Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps in this modern sci-fi epic.

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The Immortalists

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die.

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The 57 Bus

One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds.

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The Monk of Mokha

The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.

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The Sun Does Shine

Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton's memoir tells his dramatic 30-year journey and shows how you can take away a man's freedom, but you can't take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

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The Hate U Give

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.

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Long Way Down

There are three rules in the neighborhood: don't cry; don't snitch; and, get revenge. Will takes his dead brother Shawn's gun, and gets in the elevator on the seventh floor. As the elevator stops on each floor, someone connected to Shawn gets on. Someone's already dead. Dead by teenage gun violence. And each has something to share with Will.

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The Nowhere Girls

Three misfit girls come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew, and in the process start a movement that transforms the lives of everyone around them.

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The Bishop's Pawn

The first case of New York Times bestseller Steve Berry's iconic hero, Cotton Malone. History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968, when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case. Now, 50 years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.

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A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise

A schizophrenic’s autobiographical manuscript serves as a creative-nonfiction project for his niece.

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Saint Death

Arturo scrapes by living in Anapra, a neighborhood in Juarez, Mexico. His friend Faustino joined one of the drug gangs. He stole money form the gang to send his girlfriend and her baby into the U.S. -- and he wants Arturo's help replacing the money before the gang kills him. Looming over Arturo's story, and the city of Juarez itself, is Santa Muerte -- Saint Death, watching impassively as people in the border town struggle in the face of a vicious drug trade, dangerous trafficking, corruption, and income inequality.