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Benjamin, Melanie

Summary: "Southern California, 1960s: endless sunny days surfing in Malibu, followed by glittering neon nights at Whisky A-Go-Go. In an era when women are expected to be housewives, Carol Donelly is breaking the mold as a legendary female surfer struggling to compete in a male-dominated sport--and her daughters, Mindy and Ginger, bear the weight of her unconventional lifestyle. The Donnelly sisters grow...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2023

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Delmont, Matthew F.

Summary: "The definitive history of World War II from the African American perspective, written by civil rights expert and Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont. Over one million Black men and women served in World War II. Black troops were at Normandy, Iwo Jima, and the Battle of the Bulge, serving in segregated units and performing unheralded but vital support jobs, only to be denied housing and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 Delmont

Smith, Colby Cedar

Summary: Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit is a beautifully written novel in verse loosely based on author Colby Cedar Smith's maternal grandmother. The story follows Mary as she and her family emigrate from Greece to Detroit in the 1930s, creating a historically accurate portrayal of life as an immigrant during the Great Depression, hunger strikes, and violent riots. Mary lives in a tiny apartment with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2021

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

Hale, Nathan

Summary: "The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 741.5 Hale

Partridge, Elizabeth

Summary: "Legendary photographers Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams all photographed the Japanese American incarceration, but with different approaches-and different results. This nonfiction picture book for middle grade readers examines the Japanese-American incarceration-and the complexity of documenting it-through the work of these three photographers"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 940.53 Partridge

Alexander, Tamera.

Summary: "Eleanor's practical plans for the new home for Civil War widows and orphans at Belmont Mansion, in Nashville, conflict with architect Marcus' artistic vision. Will they ever manage to find common ground?"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Alex

Summary: Discover how the 1900 outbreak of bubonic plague set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 616 Plague

Rivers, Francine

Summary: New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to the California frontier in this sweeping, romantic tale of a displaced New England suffragette, a former Union soldier disinherited by his Southern family, and the town they join forces to save. 1875. When Kathryn Walsh arrives in tiny Calvada, a mining town nestled in the Sierra Nevadas, falling in love is the farthest thing from her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Rivers

English, Karen

Summary: "In the summer of 1965, Sophie's family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Eng

Miles, Tiya

Summary: "Sitting in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is a rough cotton bag, called "Ashley's Sack," embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and of love passed down through generations. In 1850s South Carolina, just before nine-year-old Ashley was sold, her mother, Rose, gave her a sack filled with just a few things as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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

Lico Albanese, Laurie

Summary: "A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired Hester Prynne, the tragic heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and a journey into the enduring legacy of New England's witchcraft trials. Who is the real Hester Prynne? Isobel Gamble is a young seamstress carrying generations of secrets when she sets sail from Scotland in the early 1800s with her husband, Edward. An apothecary who...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Licoalbanese

Kubernik, Harvey

Summary: Combines oral and illustrated history with a connective narrative to capture the zeitgeist of the Los Angeles rock and pop music world between the years of 1956 and 1972.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Santa Monica Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.630 Kubwe

Yang, Kelly

Summary: Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was anengineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Yang

Summary: Ambitious and acclaimed series from The Queen writer Peter Morgan offers a comprehensive look at the adult life and reign of Elizabeth II over a projected six-season arc. The fifth season follows Elizabeth from the early to late '90s, as the fraying union of Charles and Diana ultimately came to separation, and John Major saw his tenure as prime minister end with the election of Tony Blair.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD Crown 5

Levine, Bruce C.

Summary: A history of the radical transformation of the American South during the Civil War examines the economic, social, and political deconstruction and rebuilding of Southern institutions as experienced by ordinary people.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.713 Levine

Yang, Kelly

Summary: "After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family--to China! A total dream come true. Mia can't wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen. As she roams around Beijing, witnessing some of the big changes China's going through, Mia thinks about the changes in her own life, like . . . 1. Lupe's taking classes at the high school!...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Yang

Tarshis, Lauren.

Summary: Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible. But early one spring...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JPB FIC Tarsh

Erdrich, Louise.

Summary: In 1866, Omakayas's son Chickadee is kidnapped by two ne'er-do-well brothers from his own tribe and must make a daring escape, forge unlikely friendships, and set out on an exciting and dangerous journey to get back home.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Erdrich

Edsel, Robert M.

Summary: "The previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's command"--Provided by the publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.531 Edsel

Muller, Marcia.

Summary: "In 1895 San Francisco young debutantes don't commit suicide at festive parties, particularly not under the eye of Sabina Carpenter. But Virginia St. Ives evidently did, leaping from a foggy parapet in a shimmer of ghostly light. The seemingly impossible disappearance of her body creates an even more serious problem for the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Muller

Lehto, Steve.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 977.499 Lehto

Lewis, John

Summary: This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his 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

Boyd, Herb

Summary: "Award-winning journalist Herb Boyd chronicles the fascinating history of Detroit through the lens of the African American experience. Offering an expansive discussion of this iconic city, Black Detroit ranges in subject from Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac's initial vision of what would become a thriving metropolis to the city's glory days as the center of American commerce; from the waves of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 977.434 Boyd 2018

Bond, Julian

Summary: "Compiled from his original lecture notes, Julian Bond's Time to Teach brings his invaluable teachings to a new generation of readers and provides a necessary toolkit for today's activists in the era of Black Lives Matter"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.097 Bond

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