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Kelley, Kitty.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WINFREY, OPRAH Kel

Clemmons, François

Summary: The intimate debut memoir by the man known to the world as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 's "Officer Clemmons," a Grammy Award-winning artist who made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children's television program

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CLEMMONS, FRANCOIS CLE

Porter, Billy

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner shares his life story of coming of age in a world where simply being himself was a constant struggle and how unbreakable determination led him through countless hard times to where he is now.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2021

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

Morgan, Tracy

Summary: African American comedian and actor Tracy Morgan tells the story of his rise to fame, with all its highs and its many lows, from his very public battles with alcohol and diabetes to the private and poignant end of his twenty-year marriage.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MORGAN, TRACY Mor

Jackson, Skai

Summary: "Actress and activist Skai Jackson shares her lessons on life and her rise to stardom in this vibrant memoir about self-acceptance, girl empowerment, and the classy clapback"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2019

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JAC

Foxx, Jamie

Summary: "In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, award-winning, multi-talented entertainer Jamie Foxx shares the story of being raised by his no-nonsense grandmother, the glamour and pitfalls of life in Hollywood, and the lessons he took from both worlds to raise his two daughters"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B FOXX FOX

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

Tyson, Cicely

Summary: The Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning actor and trailblazer tells her stunning story, looking back at her life and six-decade career.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TYSON, CICELY TYS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B TYSON TYS

Poitier, Sidney.

Summary: Sidney Poitier is one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood. He has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinary times and is a role model for many Americans because of his convictions, bravery, and grace. Poitier reflects on this amazing life in Life Beyond Measure, offering inspirational advice and personal stories in the form of extended letters to his great-granddaughter....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 791.430 Poitier

Poitier, Sidney.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 791.4302 POI

Union, Gabrielle

Summary: A collection of biographical essays on gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood and the realities of modern women also shares the author's wrenching experiences as a survivor of sexual assault.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 UNION, GABRIELLE UNI

Edwards, Gavin

Summary: Samuel L. Jackson's embodiment of cool isn't just inspirational--it's important. Bad Motherfucker lays out how his attitude intersects with his identity as a Black man, why being cool matters in the modern world, and how Jackson can guide us through the current cultural moment in which everyone is losing their cool. Edwards details Jackson's fascinating personal history, from stuttering...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Book Group 2021

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Merritt, Tyler

Summary: "As a 6'2" dreadlocked black man, Tyler Merritt knows that getting too close to the wrong person can get him killed. But he also believes that proximity can be a cure for racism. Tyler Merritt's video "Before You Call the Cops" has been viewed more than 59 million times. He's appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and Sports Illustrated and has been profiled in the New York Times. The viral video's main...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Worthy 2021

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Smith, Will

7 holds on 3 copies

Summary: A product of a profound journey of self-knowledge, and a reckoning with all that your will can get you and all that it can leave behind, in this memoir, one of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2021

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Lewis, Jenifer

Summary: "From her more than three hundred appearances for film and television, stage and cabaret, performing comedy or drama, as an unforgettable lead or a scene-stealing supporting character, Jenifer Lewis has established herself as one of the most respected, admired, talented, and versatile entertainers working today. This 'Mega Diva' and costar of the hit sitcom black-ish bares her soul in this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEWIS, JENNIFER LEW

Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: "She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, EUNICE HUNTON CAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARTER CAR

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

Dawson, Keila V.

Summary: "A nonfiction picture book about The Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans during segregation, and the man who wrote it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Beaming Books] 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.896 DAW

Jones, Amy Robin

Summary: A biography of the African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune, discussing her role in creating opportunities for African-Americans in education and government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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

Sandeen, Del

Summary: Maya Angelou was a writer, dancer, activist, and actress, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her body of work evokes emotions that range the full spectrum, from joy to heartbreak and from rage to hope. A phenomenal woman, she enriched the world of literature and society as a whole. This essential biography explores her life and creative output and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2020

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

Wright, Richard

Summary: The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other side by blacks who resented anyone trying to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial Modern Classics 2020

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Summary: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2013

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

Perkins, Nichole

Summary: "Pop culture is the Pandora's Box of our lives. Racism, wealth, poverty, beauty, inclusion, exclusion, and hope -- all of these intractable and unavoidable features course through the media we consume. Examining pop culture's impact on her life, Nichole Perkins takes readers on a rollicking trip through the last twenty years of music, media and the internet from the perspective of one southern...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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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- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 Shetterly 2018

Grande, Reyna

Summary: From bestselling author Reyna Grandewhose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country comes an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. When Reyna Grande was nine years...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANDE, REYNA GRA

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