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Moore, Wes

Summary: "When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an 'illegal knife' in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated 'roughly' as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray wasin a coma he would never recover from. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like a final straw--it led...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2020

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Summary: On Christmas Eve, psychologist Marcia Fieldstone asks her radio audience to share their dreams for the holiday season. Eight-year-old Jonah calls in from Seattle, with a wish for his dad to find a new wife. Mom died a year-and-a-half ago. Baltimore Sun reporter Annie Reed also hears the broadcast, when Jonah's architect father Sam gets on the air. Sam talks about the magical moment he met his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tri-Star Pictures 2003

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Sleep

Summary: A look at the drug scene in Baltimore through the eyes of the dealers, cops, and users.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2008

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Wire Season 5

Summary: In a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s, widowed lawyer Atticus Finch agrees to defend a young black man accused of raping a white woman, teaching his children valuable lessons about prejudice and empathy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD To Kill

Saslow, Eli

Summary: "From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a powerful account of Derek Black's journey from white supremacist hero to apostle of tolerance"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.540 Saslow 2018

Booker, Sheri

Summary: "Six Feet Under" meets The Wire in a dazzling and darkly comic memoir about coming-of-age in a black funeral home in Baltimore. Sheri Booker was only fifteen years old when she started working at Wylie Funeral Home in West Baltimore. She had no idea that her summer job would become nine years of immersion in a hidden world. Reeling from the death of her beloved great aunt, she found comfort in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Booker

Vogel, Steve

Contents: Prelude: I See Nothing Else Left -- How Do You Like the War Now? -- Laid in Ashes -- The British Invasion -- What the Devil Will They Do Here? -- Be It So, We Will Proceed -- The Enemy in Bladensburg! -- The Battle for Washington -- A Spectacle Terrible and Magnificent -- They Feel Strongly the Disgrace -- Times Truly Awful -- The Arrogant Foe -- The Mission of Francis Scott Key -- The Town...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.522 Vogel

Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 Tales 2017

Tyson, Timothy B.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.134 Tyson

Moore, Graham

Summary: "It's the most sensational case of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher Bobby Nock, a twenty-five-year-old African American man, is the prime suspect after illicit text messages are discovered between them--and Jessica's blood is found in his car. The subsequent trial taps straight into...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Moore

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: "The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 Meltzer 2020

McCullers, Carson

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Mccul

Tyler, Anne

Summary: Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So, when Willa receives a phone call from a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Random House 2018

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Tyler

Lippman, Laura

Summary: In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2019

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Lippm

Tyler, Anne

Summary: Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So, when Willa receives a phone call from a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Tyler

Thomas, Angie

Summary: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Thomas

Coates, Ta-Nehisi.

Summary: "For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him -- most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? In Tremble for My Country, Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.800 Coat

Summary: Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial activism after her best friend is shot by police officers, and she's forced to make a decision. Allow the media to skewer her friend to protect the status quo, or stand up and tell the truth in memory of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2019

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Hate

Grippando, James

Summary: "When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the preeminent black fraternity at Florida's flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the stygian swamps of the Suwanee River, his death sets off a firestorm. And when a fellow student, Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime, the fire threatens to rage out of control. Contending with rising political...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Gripp

Alam, Rumaan

Summary: "That Kind of Mother dives deep into big questions about parenthood, adoption, and race: Is mothering something learned, or that you're born to? How far can good intentions stretch? And most of all, can love can really overcome the boundaries of race and class? With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam's second novel is both heartfelt and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Alam

Miles, Tiya

Summary: Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city: Detroit. In this richly researched and eye-opening book, Miles has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2017

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 977.4340 Mile 2017

Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson

Summary: In 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Now, her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them. But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that jeopardizes Josephine's family. Nearly one hundred years later,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Sexton

King, Stephen

Summary: There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside. A stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me." On a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Cemetery Dance Publications 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION King

Summary: Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2017

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD I Am Not

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