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Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

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

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Egan, Timothy.

Summary: "From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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

Riggs, Nina

Summary: "Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Mulley, Clare

Summary: "Despite Hitler's dictates on women's place being in the home, two fiercely defiant female pilots were awarded the Iron Cross during the Second World War. Other than this unique distinction and a passion for flying that bordered on addiction, these women could not have been less alike. One was Aryan Nazi poster-girl Hanna Reitsch, an unsurpassed pilot, who is now best-known for being the last...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5449 Mulley

Franken, Al

Summary: The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 328.7 Frank

Olson, Lynne

Summary: "The little-known story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II ... In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization--the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.548 Olson 2019

Lee, Sungju.

Summary: "This is YA nonfiction. It's the memoir of a boy named Sungju who grew up in North Korea and, at the age of twelve, was forced to live on the streets and fend for himself after his parents disappeared. Finally, after years of being homeless and living with a gang, Sungju is reunited with his maternal grandparents and, eventually, his father"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 921 Lee

Larson, Kate Clifford

Contents: A home birth -- The making of a mother -- Slipping behind -- Five schools -- Brief haven in England -- War on the Kennedy home front -- November 1941 -- Rosemary gone -- Rosemary made the difference.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 Larson

Nelson, Kadir.

Summary: Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2012

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Schmidt, Gary D

Summary: Shows how the hardships of slavery, particularly the loss of her family, caused Isabella Baumfree to walk towards freedom, to re-invent herself as Sojourner Truth, and to continue walking to abolish slavery and for other reforms.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Schmidt

Barnet, Andrea

Summary: This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. With a keen eye for historical detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman's career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. Consummate outsiders, each prevailed against powerful and mostly male...

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Barnet 2018

Lewis, John

Summary: This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book one spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: GRNOV 741.59 Lewis

Makos, Adam.

Summary: "For readers of Unbroken comes an unforgettable tale of courage from America's 'forgotten war' in Korea, by the New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call. Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy's most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.904 Makos

Westover, Tara

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Summary: "Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summershe stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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Bergner, Daniel

Summary: The touching, triumphant story of a young black man's journey from violence and despair to one of the world's most elite artistic institutions. In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan Speedo Green won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.109 Berg

Macy, Sue.

Summary: Raised on a cattle ranch, Agnes Morley was sent to Stanford University to learn to be a lady. Yet in no time she exchanged her breeches and spurs for bloomers and a basketball; and in April 1896 she made history. In a heart-pounding game against the University of California at Berkeley, Agnes led her team to victory in the first-ever intercollegiate women's basketball game, earning national...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Macy

Marcum, Diana

Summary: Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her--and her career is stalled--when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their annual return to the remote Azorean Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, where bulls run down village streets, volcanoes are active, and the people celebrate festas to ease their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.69 Marcum 2018

Morgan, Susan

Contents: Introduction: a life of passing -- Ancestors: a Methodist, a soldier, and a "Lady not entirely white" -- A company childhood -- Daughter of the Deccan -- Love and Bombay, at last -- Metamorphosis: "a life sublimated above the ordinary" -- A teacher and a king -- A job in a palace -- "The noble and devoted women whom I learned to know, to esteem, and to love" -- Settled in Bangkok -- The paths...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2008

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

Winter, Jonah

Summary: Offers an illustrated introduction to the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg that explores the ways that the society in which she grew up was unfair toward women, Jews, and other groups, and how she spent her life working to fight that unfairness.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Gins 2017

Bell, Cece

Summary: The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: GRAPHNOV Bell

Allen, Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.)

Summary: "The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyewitness accounts from deep inside her inner circle Hillary Clinton's surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger opponent whose message of change and cutting-edge tech team ran circles around her stodgy campaign. And yet, six years...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.730 Allen

Gerald, Casey

Summary: "Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously;...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Gerald 2018

Hammer, Peter J.

Contents: Humble roots: the lawyer and the janitor -- The early education of Damon J. Keith -- College life: West Virginia State College -- "The finest man I've ever known" -- 1943: war in the streets/war overseas -- Howard University School of Law: the West Point of civil rights -- Leaping the bar -- Rachel -- Taking a chance: life as a young lawyer -- A room on the second floor: rebuilding Detroit's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.732 Hamm

Wagner, Robert

Summary: "Film and television actor and New York Times bestselling author Robert Wagner's memoir of the great women movie stars he has known. In a career that has spanned more than sixty years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both media. During that time he became acquainted, both professionally and socially,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Bay Theatre Collection, Call number: BAY THEATRE 791.430 Wagner