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Bausum, Ann

Summary: "Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America. Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, Penguin Group 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 362 BAU

France, David

Summary: "From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FRA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 FRA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1969 FRA

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Eggers 2017

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Klimo, Kate

Summary: A stray dog's moving tale about life with Abraham Lincolnour sixteenth American president and a true animal lover!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KLI

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 974.71 Eggers 2018

Giblin, James.

Summary: Relates the stories of three of the most serious and damaging diseases: the Black Death, smallpox, and AIDS, showing the suffering of the victims, the efforts of scientists and doctors, and its distastrous impacts on the affected populations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 614.49 GIB

Jarrow, Gail

Summary: Traces the pellagra epidemic that spread throughout the American South a century ago, drawing on real-life cases to describe its physical and cultural impact as well as related medical reports, news articles, and scientific investigations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 616.1 JAR

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Rawl, Paige.

Summary: "A teenager's memoir of the experinces of bullying, being HIV positive and surviving the experiences to become a force for positive change in this world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 921 RAW

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 RAW

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 RAW

Blair, Margaret Whitman.

Contents: Liberty to slaves -- And some joined the patriots -- War and its aftermath -- Nova Scotia and freedom -- Africa: the promised land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.341 BLA

Shilts, Randy.

Summary: An investigative account of the medical, sexual, and scientific questions surrounding the spread of AIDS across the country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1987

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.9792 SHI

Favreau, Marc

Summary: "Marc Favreau documents the Great Depression--a time when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear--and tells the incredible story of how they survived and, ultimately, thrived. This is the story of the Great Depression in the United States, from the sweeping consequences of the market collapse to the more personal stories of individuals and communities...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.91 FAV

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"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 920 DAV

Jones, Cleve

Summary: A longtime LGBTQ and AIDS activist offes an account of his life from sexually liberated 1970s San Francisco, through the AIDS crisis, and up to his present-day involvement with the marriage equality battle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JONES, CLEVE JON

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "A National Book Award Finalist for Non-Fiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Summary: Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ANG

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: "No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 MCD

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Summary: Explores the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 PIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB KING PIN

Isaacs, Sally Senzell

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the founder of Microsoft, discusses the history of the company, and describes the charitable works done by him and his wife through their foundation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 GAT

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country’s great tragedy—that a nation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 Davis 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 STE