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Carter, Stephen L.

1 hold on 2 copies

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

Angelou, Maya.

2 holds on 7 copies

Summary: Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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Angelou, Maya.

Summary: This fourth autobiographical work by Maya Angelou tells of her entry into New York's circle of black artists and writers, her involvement in the civil rights movement, and changes in her personal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Angelou 1997

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

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Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Biography of Walter Dean Myers which describes the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2008

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 MYE

Angelou, Maya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1970

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: B ANGELOU ANG

Hurston, Zora Neale.

Contents: Mules and men -- Tell my horse -- Dust tracks on a road -- Selected articles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1995

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1 available in Adult, Call number: SC Hurst

Jones, Saeed

Summary: Haunted and haunting, Jones's memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence--into tumultuous relationships with his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JONES, SAEED JON

Walker, Alice

Summary: "The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart begins with a lyrical, autobiographical story of a marriage set in the violent and volatile Deep South during the early years of the civil rights movement. Walker goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage - a life, she writes, that was "marked by deep sea-changes and transitions." These provocative stories showcase...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Wright, Richard

Summary: Autobiography of a black youth growing up in the South detailing the fear, hunger and oppression which prevailed and the author's brutal, furious reaction to it.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WRIGHT, RICHARD WRI

Thompson, Clifford

Summary: "An African-American writer's concise, heartfelt take on the state of his nation, exploring the war between the values he has always held and the reality with which he is confronted in twenty-first-century America. In the tradition of James Baldwin's TheFire Next Time and Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me comes Clifford Thompson's What It Is. Thompson was raised to believe in treating...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 THO

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Following World War II, a black mother contemplates prostitution after unsuccessfully searching for a decent job and a reliable man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1974

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Angelou, Maya.

Summary: In a sixth memoir, the author and poet describes her return from Africa to the U.S., her work with the civil rights movement, and the writing of her first autobiographical work, "I know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a "lifelong endeavor," or simply singing the praises of a meal of red...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.5409 ANG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 818.5409 ANG

Angelou, Maya.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In this straightforward yet prosaically beautiful work, award-winning author Maya Angelou provides heartfelt advice to the masses. While imploring her readers to work hard at living well, she offers real and applicable ways in which to make the world a better place while also cultivating fulfillment within yourself.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2008

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Angelou, Maya.

Summary: The celebrated author shares the intimate story of her relationship with her mother, relating the events that prompted her mother to send young Angela to Arkansas to live with her grandmother and the complicated fallout that shaped their family life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ANGELOU, MAYA ANG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B ANGELOU ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: For the first time, Maya Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence - a presence absent during much of Angelou's early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ANGELOU, MAYA ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 818.54 ANG

Walker, Alice

Summary: Recounts the author's experiences caring for a flock of chickens on a farm north of San Francisco, documenting her personal discovery, political commitment, and the joys of relating to animals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WALKER, ALICE WAL

Gillespie, Marcia.

Summary: An observation of Maya Angelou's life as well as her myriad interests and accomplishments by longtime friends Marcia Ann Gillespie and Richard Long, and her niece Rosa Johnson Butler.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818.5409 ANG

Murray, Albert

Summary: In his 1970 classic The Omni-Americans, Albert Murray(1916-2013) took aim at protest writers and social scientists who accentuated the pathology of race in American life. Against narratives of marginalization and victimhood, Murray argued that black art and culture, particularly jazz and blues, stand at the very headwaters of the American mainstream, and that much of what is best in American...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 MUR

Asante, Molefi K.

Summary: An account of the author's youth in Zimbabwe and in violent Philadelphia street gangs explores how his life was shaped by his father's absence, his brother's imprisonment, and his mother's and sister's struggles with mental illness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2013

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 921 Asante 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 ASA

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WordSong, an imprint of Highlights 2019

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 921 Grimes 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 GRI

Summary: Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

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