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Cooper, Arshay

Summary: "Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team inthe nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago's Westside in the 90's, Arshay Cooper knows the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 797.12 COO

Woodfolk, Ashley

Summary: "Meet the Flyy Girls. The group of girls who seem like they can get away with anything. Veteran author Ashley Woodfolk pens a gorgeous and dynamic series of four Harlem highschoolers, each facing a crossroads of friendship, family, and love. Lux Lawson is on a spree. Ever since her dad left, she's been kicked out of every school that would take her, and this is her last chance: Harlem's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WOO

Oshiro, Mark

Summary: Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals their own school. New rules. Random locker...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC OSH

Summary: The events in one day of a young man who decides to cut school and head out on the town with his girlfriend and best friend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY FER

Woodfolk, Ashley

Summary: "Meet the Flyy Girls. The group of girls who seem like they can get away with anything. Veteran author Ashley Woodfolk pens a gorgeous and dynamic series of four Harlem highschoolers, each facing a crossroads of friendship, family, and love. Micah Dupree had always liked being the "good girl." She was happy painting, going to church, and acing her school projects. After all, she had a perfect...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WOO

Jefferson, Margo

Summary: "At once incendiary and icy, mischievous, and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned to distance itself from whites and the black generality, while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in 1947 in upper-crust black Chicago--her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JEFFERSON, MARGO JEF

Neri, Greg.

Summary: "A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 NER

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BEALS BEA

Garrett, Kent

Summary: The untold story of the Harvard class of '63, whose Black students fought to create their own identities on the cusp between integration and affirmative action. In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited eighteen 'Negro' boys as an early form of affirmative action. Four years later they would graduate as African Americans. Some fifty years later, one of these trailblazing Harvard grads, Kent...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 378.1 GAR

Ewing, Eve L.

Summary: Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing's narrative takes us from the streets of 1990s Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time, and reality. Ewing imagines familiar figures in magical circumstances; blues legend Koko Taylor is a tall-tale hero; LeBron James travels through time and encounters his teenage self. She identifies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 EWI

Felix, Antonia

Summary: A photographic journey of Michelle Obama, one of the most beloved First Ladies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 921 OBAMA, MICHELLE FEL

Corey, Shana

Summary: "Michelle Obama is a lawyer, a former First Lady of the United States, and someone who fights for the rights of kids like YOU."--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR RED COR

Obama, Michelle

Summary: Protagonista de una vida plena y exitosa, Michelle Obama se ha convertido en una de las mujeres más icónicas y cautivadoras de nuestra era. Como primera dama de los Estados Unidos de América, y primera afroamericana en desempeñar esa función, contribuyó a que la Casa Blanca alcanzara sus mayores cotas de apertura y pluralidad de la historia; se erigió en destacada defensora de las mujeres y las...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plaza Janés 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 OBA

Ahmed, Samira

Summary: Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC AHM

Obama, Michelle

Summary: "This volume for young people is an honest and fascinating account of Michelle Obama's life led by example. She shares her views on how all young people can help themselves as well as help others, no matter their status in life. She asks readers to realize that no one is perfect, and that the process of becoming is what matters, as finding yourself is ever evolving. In telling her story with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

LaNier, Carlotta Walls.

Summary: Unabridged.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 379.263 LAN

Jesús, Ada De

Summary: This entertaining collection of short autobiographical pieces recalls the author's struggles as an immigrant youth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Piñata Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA FOREIGN SPANISH 921 JES

Obama, Michelle

Summary: "Becoming" ist eines der am meisten erwarteten Bücher in diesem Jahr. Aufrichtige und inspirierende Memoiren der ehemaligen First Lady der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika haben sich bereits mehr als 3 Millionen Mal verkauft, wurden in 32 Sprachen übersetzt und standen 10 Monate an der Spitze des prestigeträchtigsten Buchrankings Amazon. In ihrem Buch teilt Michelle Obama zum ersten Mal die...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bombora 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 491.7 OBA

Brill, Marlene Targ.

Summary: A biography of Michelle Obama, the first African American First Lady of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Obama, Michelle

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 OBA

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 OBAMA, MICHELLE OBA

Obama, Michelle

Summary: Il y a encore tant de choses que j'ignore au sujet de l'Amérique, de la vie, et de ce que l'avenir nous réserve. Mais je sais qui je suis. Mon père, Fraser, m'a appris à travailler dur, à rire souvent et à tenir parole. Ma mère, Marian, à penser par moi-même et à faire entendre ma voix. Tous les deux ensemble, dans notre petit appartement du quartier du South Side de Chicago, ils m'ont aidée à...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fayard 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 448.4 OBA

Summary: "Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy, this is a raw look at the events of February 14, and a poignant representation of grief, healing, and hope. The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share their emotional journeys that began on February 14, 2018, and continue today. This revealing and unfiltered look at teens living in the wake of tragedy is a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 363 LER

Summary: Two inner-city seniors defy convention by emphasizing relevance and personal experience over their opponents' strategy of merely reciting the facts, in their quest to win the National Tournament of Champions. Former debaters Jane Pauley, Karl Rove and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito provide insightful commentary.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RES

Summary: A poor African-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV GOO

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