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Lineberry, Cate

Summary: Be Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. It also gives fascinating insight and knowledge into the country's first efforts to help newly freed slaves while also illustrating the many struggles and achievements of African Americans during the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMALLS, ROBERT LIN

Asim, Jabari

Summary: John Lewis wants to be a preacher when he grows up a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

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1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE PRE

Haskins, James

Summary: "A biography of John Lewis, Georgia Congressman and one of the 'Big Six' civil rights leaders of the 1960s, focusing on his youth and culminating in the voter registration drives that sparked 'Bloody Sunday,' as hundreds of people walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Includes a note by Congressman Lewis and a timeline"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low 2006

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Lewis

Lewis, John

Summary: A first-hand account of the author's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights spans his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Diamond Comic Distributors 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 LEW

Summary: Follow the courageous journey of John Lewis, a civil rights hero, congressional leader, and human rights champion whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years. The son of sharecroppers, Lewis grew up in the segregated South and rose from Alabama's Black Belt to the corridors of power on Capitol Hill. His humble origins have forever linked him to those whose voices often go unheard.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Lewis, John

Summary: "After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence -- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before."--page 3 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 LEW
1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 LEW

Lewis, John

Summary: Congressman John Lewis recounts his life, which began in rural poverty in Alabama, and included leadership of the movement to desegregate Nashville, a speech at the 1963 March on Washington, chairmanship of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and election to the U.S. Congress from Georgia in 1986. "John Lewis tells his story of struggle in the civil rights movement, or fomradeship in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1998

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

Asim, Jabari

Summary: John Lewis wants to be a preacher when he grows up a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: JE CD Fiction Asim 2017

Obama, Barack.

Summary: Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 OBA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 OBAMA, BARACK OBA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Obama

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.04 OBA

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: A short biography of Barack Obama, the first African-American president-elect.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Obama Edw

Thomas, Garen Eileen.

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, civil rights lawyer, and 2008 candidate for president of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Obama

Mendell, David.

Summary: A journalist who has covered the senator and presidential candidate since his campaign for the Senate offers a portrait that features his childhood and youth in Hawaii and his embrace of seemingly ruthless campaign tactics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad/HarperCollinsPublishers 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 OBAMA, BARACK MEN

Graham, Lawrence.

Summary: Follows the lives and fortunes of the Bruce family, from Blanche Kelso Bruce, who was born a slave in 1841 and became the first black person to serve a full term in the Senate, to the scandal that sent his grandson to prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2006

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

Lewis, John

Summary: Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 LEW
1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 LEW

Nichols, Catherine.

Summary: A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career family, and election of Barack Obama, forty-fourth president of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Child's World 2013

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

Grimes, Nikki.

Summary: When David asks his mother about the man on television, she tells him the story of Barack Obama, discussing his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his parents' divorce, and his desire to help others.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Obama 2008

Winter, Jonah

Summary: A picture book biography of African-American senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2008

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

Obama, Barack.

Summary: The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2006

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

Edwards, Roberta.

Summary: A brief biography of Senator Barack Obama who is running for the position of presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, 2008.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2008

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Obama Edw

Abramson, Jill

Summary: The remarkable story of Barack Obama's journey to the White House with award winning author contributions. Includes coverage of the inauguration and color photos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Times 2009

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973.932 ABR

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Pulitzer Prize finalist Philip Dray shines a light on a little known group of men: the nation's first black members of Congress. These men played a critical role in pushing for much-needed reforms in the wake of a traumatic civil war, including public education for all children, equal rights, and protection from Klan violence. But they have been either neglected or maligned by most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2008

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Harris, Kamala D.

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Summary: Harris communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values while offering a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. In examining the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, she shows how our shared efforts will continue to sustain us and this great...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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Cecelski, David S.

Summary: "Abraham H. Galloway (1837-70) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought against slavery and injustice. He risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North, and fought...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 GALLOWAY, ABRAHAM Cecelski

West, Allen

Summary: An engrossing account of the inspiring life and uncensored views of a veteran, patriot, former Congressman, conservative icon, and warrior for personal liberty.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 328.73 WES