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Summary: In this documentary, Che Smith (a.k.a. Rhymefest, the Grammy-winning rapper) reunites with his father, an alcoholic living on the streets of Chicago, and struggles to deliver him to safety and an existence that is productive and meaningful, in essence, taking responsibility for the man who had abandoned him as a young child.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Mathews, Tom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.53 MAT

Summary: Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Pursuit 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD P

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

Fink, Joseph

Summary: "From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves...no matter where we live. Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FIN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION FIN

Jones, Carrie

Summary: "Biography of Major League Baseball catcher and coach who was a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kar-Ben Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A former heavyweight boxing champion comes out of retirement to fight a 10 round exhibition bout against an opponent who is thirty years younger than he is.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: The true story of Moe Berg, professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney, and a top-secret spy who helped the US win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ca

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE CAT

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Krosoczka, Jarrett

Summary: "In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA GRAPHIC KRO

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

Summary: A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents, artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs' childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B BRE

Summary: A charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco struggles with the twin demands of being successful at his job and acting as a good role model for his son.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVd Movie Thank 2006

Pimentel, Annette Bay

Summary: A 100th anniversary tribute chronicles the inspiring true story of a Chinese-American trail cook whose resourcefulness during a historical camping venture in the Sierras safeguarded a team of influential writers, tycoons, politicians and celebrities who later founded the National Park Service. --Publisher

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SIN

Riddolls, Tom.

Summary: Sally Ride soared into outer space on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, the youngest astronaut and the first U.S. woman in space. Just 32 years old that year, this California girl was already an accomplished astrophysicist when NASA chose her from over 8,000 applicants to join its team of astronauts. Since then, Sally Ride has spent over 343 hours in space.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 RID

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2000

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Fo

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Dickinson, Amy.

Summary: In The Mighty Queens of Freeville, Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist and weekly National Public Radio celeb, shares her remarkable story--a tale of Amy and her daughter and the people who helped raise them after Amy found herself a reluctant single parent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 920 DIC

Dickinson, Amy.

Summary: In The Mighty Queens of Freeville, Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist and weekly National Public Radio celeb, shares her remarkable story--a tale of Amy and her daughter and the people who helped raise them after Amy found herself a reluctant single parent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 DIC

Baldwin, Alec

Summary: Sharing details of his own contentious divorce litigation, the award-winning actor discusses the heavy toll of divorce--financial, psychological, and emotional--on non-custodial parents, offering practical guidelines on such topics as prenuptial agreements, how to select an attorney, custody and visitation strategies, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BALDWIN, ALEC BAL

Giles, Nyna

Summary: Gile's childhood had been spent in doctor's offices; she spent nearly every waking moment at her mother's side. As Nyna grew up, her mother became more and more distant. Carolyn Scott Reybold had been a model in 1947, a friend of Grace Kelly, and even a bridesmaid at her wedding. How had that confident, glamorous woman become the mother Giles knew growing up-- the mother who was now living in a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GILES, NYNA GIL

Summary: Captain Sam Cahill is embarking on his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his beloved wife and two daughters. When Sam's Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan, the worst is presumed, leaving an enormous void in the family. Despite a dark history, Sam's charismatic younger brother steps in to fill the family void.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BRO RATED R

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE BRO

Chabon, Michael.

Summary: The author questions what it means to be a man today in a series of interlinked autobiographical reflections, regrets, and reexaminations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHABON, MICHAEL CHA

Anderson, Carlotta R.

Summary: "All-American Anarchist chronicles the life and work of Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933), Detroit's prominent labor organizer and one of early labor's most influential activists. A dynamic participant in the major social reform movements of the Gilded Age, Labadie was a central figure in the pervasive struggle for a new social order as the American Midwest underwent rapid industrialization at the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LABADIE, JO AND

Summary: Hank is a retired Sergeant with the Military Police, now he spends his days hauling gravel and sharing a quiet life with his wife Joan. One day, he receives a call informing him that his youngest son, Mike, had gone AWOL. Hank thought his son was in Iraq, but is informed that Mike returned stateside four days ago with his platoon. Hank calls his son's cell phone and gets voice mail. He checks...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Allen, Tina Alexis

Summary: The actress reveals her struggle growing up as a gay woman in a strict Catholic family until the age of eighteen, when her father discovered the truth about her sexuality and revealed that he too was gay, leading them to live their double lives together without their family's knowledge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.76 ALL

Perrusquia, Marc

Summary: The story of the double life of famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers--and how a closely guarded government secret finally came to light, told by the journalist who broke the story. Ernest Withers captured some of the most iconic moments of the Civil Rights Movement -- from the rare photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. in repose to the haunting photo of Emmet Till's great-uncle pointing an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WITHERS, ERNEST C PER