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Irby, Samantha

Summary: "Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page with her debut collection of brand-new essays about trying to laugh her way through failed relationships, being black, taco feasts, bouts with Crohn's disease, and more. Every essay is crafted with the same scathing wit and poignant candor thousands of loyal readers have come to expect from visiting her notoriously hilarious blog,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Curbside Splendor Publishing 2013

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 IRB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 IRB

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Summary: "Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words- direct, accessible, and unfiltered ... This unique four-hour series spotlights 17 artists working in the United States today, and invites viewers behind the working in scenes to see artists at work in their homes, communities, and unexpected sites- from an old-growth forest to a military base to a film set. The artists,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Art21, Inc. 2007

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

Hilliard, Chloé

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2020

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Cottom, Tressie McMillan

Summary: "In these eight ... explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom--award-winning professor and ... author of Lower Ed--embraces her ... role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society"--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COTTOM, TRESSIE MCMILLAN COT

Summary: "National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 FIR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 FIR

Summary: Profiles twelve contemporary artists from three urban centers: Berlin, Johannesburg, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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

Greenidge, Kerri

Summary: "This long-overdue biography reestablishes William Monroe Trotter's essential place next to Douglass, Du Bois, and King in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes. William Monroe Trotter (1872- 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Co. 2020

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

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV VOI

Bausum, Ann

Summary: Explores the March Against Fear, a protest started by James Meredith and taken up by other civil rights leaders after Meredith was shot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Partners 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 BAU

Ryan, April

Summary: In The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan gives readers a compelling and personal behind-the-scenes look at race relations in contemporary America from the epicenter of American power and policy making--the White House, her beat since 1997. On behalf of the American Urban Radio Networks, and through her "Fabric of America" news blog, she delivers her readership and listeners...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 RYA

Slate, Jenny

10 holds on 5 copies

Summary: "To see the world through Jenny Slate's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion, and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: "The Kresge Eminent Artist Award honors an exceptional artist in the visual, performing or literary arts for lifelong professional achievements and contributions to metropolitan Detroit's cultural community. Gloria House is the 2019 Kresge Eminent Artist. This monograph celebrates her life and work." -- Title page.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kresge Foundation 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOUSE, GLORIA LIF

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

Allen, Danielle S.

Summary: The author relates how her cousin was imprisoned at the age of fifteen for attempted carjacking and how she took him in upon his release, only to lose him to the deadly streets of South Central L.A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALLEN, MICHAEL ALEXANDER ALL

Beals, Melba

Summary: A member of the Little Rock Nine shares her memories of growing up in the South under Jim Crow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BEALS BEA

Summary: Celebrate African American history with this historic collection of stories. Collection includes: Rosa ; Henry's freedom box ; Lincoln and Douglass ; and, Ellington was not a street. Bonus interview with Nikki Giovanni. Bonus interview with Ellen Levine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV STO

Glaude, Eddie S.

Summary: "A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 GLA

Duane, Anna Mae

Summary: "Educated for Freedom" explores the story of two fugitive schoolboys who grew up to change a nation"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2020

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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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Spiegelman, Nadja

Summary: "A memoir of mothers and daughters -- and mothers as daughters -- traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Mauscreator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers, hers -- French-born New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly -- exerted a force over reality that was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SPIEGELMAN, NADJA SPI

DeRubertis, Barbara

Summary: Looks at the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the civil rights movement in the United States and explains why the nation celebrates his birthday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Kane Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.2 DER

Biddle, Daniel R.

Summary: Octavius Valentine Catto was an orator who shared stages with Frederick Douglass, a second baseman on Philadelphia's best black baseball team, a teacher at the city's finest black school and an activist who fought in the state capital and on the streets for equal rights. With his racially-charged murder, the nation lost a civil rights pioneer-one who risked his life a century before Selma and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Temple University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CATTO, OCTAVIUS BID

Fulton, Sybrina

Summary: An intimate portrait of Trayvon Martin shares previously untold insights into the movement he inspired from the perspectives of his parents, who also describe their efforts to bring meaning to his short life through the movement's pursuit of redemption and justice. In alternating chapters, Martin's parents tell of their son's tragically foreshortened life. They provide insights into the cruel...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARTIN, TRAYVON FUL