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Obama, Barack

Summary: "In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both hispolitical education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2020

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Obama, Barack.

Contents: Originally published: New York : Times Books, c1995. With new introd. and text from keynote address to the Democratic Convention, 2004.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Three Rivers Press 2004

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Colvin, Jeffrey

Summary: "A ferociously talented writer makes his stunning debut with this richly woven tapestry, set in a small Nova Scotia town settled by former slaves, that depicts several generations of one family bound together and torn apart by blood, faith, time, and fate. Structured as a triptych, Africaville chronicles the lives of three generations of the Sebolt family--Kath Ella, her son Omar/Etienne, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Colvin

Ishikawa, Masaji

Summary: Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by promises of abundant work,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: AmazonCrossing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.095 ISHIK

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.0092 Davis

Montgomery, Sy.

Contents: Senses on Fire -- The Animals' Advocate -- What Is Autism? -- Different but Happy -- Trial by Teasing -- Hampshire School for Wayward Wizards -- "Animals Saved Me" -- Scientist at Work -- "No Girls Allowed" -- Humane by Design -- To Hell and Back -- The Other Half of the Solution -- Temple Today.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 636.009 Mont

Grandin, Temple.

Summary: Here, in Temple Grandin's own words, is the story of what it is like to live with autism, to be among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism. Throughout her life, she has developed unique coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine," which she modeled after seeing the calming effect of squeeze chutes on cattle. She...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.898 Grand

Hubbard, Rita L

Summary: "A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2020

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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

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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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 920 She

Hochschild, Adam

Summary: "From the bestselling author of King Leopold's Ghost and Spain in Our Hearts comes the astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who married an heir to a great American fortune and became one of the most charismatic radical leadersof her time"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Stokes 2020

Parrish, P. J.

Summary: A deep freeze is bearing down on the Florida Everglades. For Detective Louis Kincaid, the coldest night of the year brings a grisly discovery that will lead him into a nightmarish battle of wits with a ruthless predator.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pinnacle Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Parrish

Senna, Danzy

Summary: As the twentieth century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil, her college sweetheart, are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, "King and Queen of the Racially Nebulous Prom." Their skin is the same shade of beige. They live together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn, where Khalil is riding the wave of the first...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Senna

Mora, Pat.

Summary: A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: SPANISH JE Mora

Yoon, Nicola

Summary: "The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: In the 1960s jazz fragments into the avant-garde and many divided schools of thought. Many jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon are forced to leave America in search of work while other use the music as a form of social protest: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Archie Shepp make overtly political musical statements. John Coltrane appeals to a broad audience before his untimely death. Saxophonist...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2000

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 781 Burns

Gansworth, Eric

Summary: "The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside." Eric Gansworth is telling his story in Apple (Skin to the Core). The story of his family, of Onondaga among Tuscaroras, of Native folks everywhere. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to a boy watching his siblings leave and return...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2020

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

Brown, Monica

Summary: Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Book Press 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: SPANISH JE Brown

Haines, Carolyn.

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2006

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1 available in Adult Mystery, Call number: MYSTERY Haine

Pan, Emily X. R.

Summary: After her mother's suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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

Brandvold, Peter

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP WESTERN Brand

Durrow, Heidi W.

Summary: After a family tragedy orphans her, Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., moves into her grandmother's mostly black community in the 1980s, where she must swallow her grief and confront her identity as a biracial woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Durrow

Parsons, Karyn

Summary: Eleven-year-old Ella seeks information about her father while enjoying a visit with her mother, a jazz singer, in Boston in 1944, then returns to the harsh realities of segregated, small-town South Carolina.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355.609 Gates

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