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Oluo, Ijeoma

Summary: "With [this book], ... Oluo aims to show how people across America are working to create real positive change in our structures. Looking at many of our most powerful systems--like education, media, labor, health, housing, policing, and more--she highlights what people are doing to create change for intersectional racial equity. She also illustrates various ways in which the reader can find...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 OLU

Newton, Maud

Summary: "Maud Newton's ancestors have vexed and fascinated her since she was a girl. Her mother's father, who came of age during the Great Depression in Texas, was supposedly married thirteen times, and survived being shot in the stomach by one of his wives. His father purportedly killed a man in the street with a hay hook, and later died in a mental institution. On her father's side, a Massachusetts...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NEWTON, MAUD NEW

Plant, Deborah G.

Summary: A ground-breaking, personal exploration of America's obsession with continuing human bondage from the editor of the New York Times-bestselling Barracoon. Freedom and equality are the watchwords of American democracy. But like justice, freedom and equality are meaningless when there is no corresponding practical application of the ideals they represent. Physical, bodily liberty is fundamental to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 326.0973 PLA

Gilliam, Fatimah

Summary: "What if there were a set of rules to educate people against race-based social faux pas that damage relationships, perpetuate racist stereotypes, and harm people of color? This book provides just that in an effort to slow the malignant domino effect of race-based ignorance in American communities and workplaces to help address the vestiges of our nation's racist past. Race Rules is an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 GIL

Ali-Khan, Sofia

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "A leading advocate for social justice excavates the history of forced migration in the twelve American towns she's called home, revealing how White supremacy has fundamentally shaped the nation"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALI-KHAN, SOFIA ALI

Thaggert, Miriam

Summary: "Miriam Thaggert illuminates the stories of African American women as passengers and as workers on the nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century railroad. As Jim Crow laws became more prevalent and forced Black Americans to 'ride Jim Crow' on the rails, the train compartment became a contested space of leisure and work. Riding Jane Crow examines four instances of Black female railroad travel: the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 THA

Summary: From the east: "A journey from the end of summer to deepest winter, across Eastern Europe to Moscow."--Container

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHA

Rose, Tricia

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A pioneering scholar offers this new account of what systemic racism actually is, how it works and how we can fight back, revealing how hard-to-see systemic connections function to disproportionately contain, exploit and punish Black people and showing us how to create a more just America for us all.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 ROS

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "On August 28, 1963, a quarter of a million activists and demonstrators from every corner of the United States convened for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was there that they raised their voices in unison to call for racial and economic justice for all Black Americans, to call out inequities, and ultimately to advance the Civil Rights Movement. Every movement has its unsung...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 RUS

Long, Michael G.

Summary: "This powerful and triumphant picture book biography tells the story of Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civils rights leader, who, with the support of Dr. King and future congressman John Lewis, led 250,000 people to the doorstep of the U.S. government demanding change"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bee Books 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 RUS

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the South, this is a story of a people's struggle and strength, horror and hope. This is the story of American slavery, a story that needs to be told and understood by all of us. A testament to the resilience of the African American community, this book...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2023

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ALE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ALE

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1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: JE ALE

Harris, Duchess

Summary: What started as a hashtag in 2013 quickly grew into the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter examines the police shootings that fueled the movement, the events that led up to racial tensions in the United States, and the goals the movement has set for the future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J305.8960 HAR

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 DEL

Dennis, David J.

Summary: "A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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

Winn, Kevin P.

Summary: "The Racial Justice in America: Histories series explores moments and eras in America's history that have been ignored or misrepresented in education due to racial bias. Desegregation and Integration explores the intents and effects of both concepts--especially as it relates to schools and education--in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 WIN

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "A nonfiction account of a group of determined Black Americans who created a flying club and built their own airfield on Chicago's South Side in the period between World Wars I and II"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2024

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 629.13 SMI

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 920 SMI

Gross, Michael

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Fifteen families. Four hundred years. The complex saga of the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant elite in America's history. For decades, writers from Cleveland Amory to Joseph Alsop to the editors of Politico have proclaimed the diminishment of the White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, who for generations were the dominant socio-cultural-political force in America. While the WASP elite has, in the last...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2023

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Kilmeade, Brian

Summary: "When President Theodore Roosevelt welcomed the country's most visible Black man, Booker T. Washington, into his circle of counselors in 1901, the two confronted a shocking and violent wave of racist outrage. In the previous decade, Jim Crow laws had legalized discrimination in the South, eroding social and economic gains for former slaves. Lynching was on the rise, and Black Americans faced...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2023

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Smith, Tracy K.

Summary: "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: a stunning meditation on ritual and collectiveness that explores how older forms of inquiry-from song to prayer to ways of public gathering-might help us all survive violent times and address America's shared history"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMITH, TRACY K. SMI

Bordewich, Fergus M.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "A stunning history of the first national anti-terrorist campaign waged on American soil-when Ulysses S. Grant wielded the power of the federal government in an attempt to dismantle the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan, which celebrated historian Fergus Bordewich defines as "the first organized terrorist movement in American history," rose from the ashes of the Civil War. At its peak in the early...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.8 BOR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.8 BOR

Parker, Morgan

Summary: "Dubbed a voice of her generation, poet and writer Morgan Parker has spent much of her adulthood in therapy, trying to square the resonance of her writing with the alienation she feels in nearly every aspect of life, from her lifelong singleness to her battle with depression. She traces this loneliness to an inability to feel truly safe with others and a historic hyper-awareness stemming from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2024

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Norris, Michele

Summary: "Our Hidden Conversations is a unique compilation of stories, richly reported essays, and photographs providing a window into America during a tumultuous era. This powerful book offers an honest, if sometimes uncomfortable, conversation about race and identity, permitting us to eavesdrop on deep-seated thoughts, private discussions, and long submerged memories."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2024

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Lee, Erika

Summary: "This book is a stirring account of the ordinary people and extraordinary acts that made Asian America and the young people who are remaking America today"--Amazon.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0495 LEE

McCrae, Shane

Summary: "An unforgettable memoir by an award-winning poet about being kidnapped from his Black father and raised by his white supremacist grandparents. When Shane McCrae was three years old, his grandparents kidnapped him and took him to suburban Texas. His mom was white and his dad was Black, and to hide his Blackness from him, his maternal grandparents stole him from his father. In the years that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCRAE, SHANE MCC

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