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Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "The story of Katherine Johnson, an African American mathematician whose work was critical to the first US space flight"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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White, Arisa

Summary: Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2019

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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

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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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

Shetterly, Margot Lee

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Summary: Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these "colored computers," as they were known, used slide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 LEE

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

Kramer, Barbara

Summary: "The story of how a young Southern girl who was raised on a pig farm became one of the most influential and inspiring people in the world. We all know Oprah Winfrey as a talk-show host, actress, producer, media mogul, and philanthropist, but the "Queen ofTalk" wasn't always so fortunate. She suffered through a rough childhood and went on to use her personal struggles as motivation. Oprah's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Summary: An illustrated introduction to the life of Harriet Tubman, who spoke out against slavery in the United States and saved hundreds of African Americans by leading them North on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins 2005

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB TUBMAN SKE

Moyer, Naomi M.

Summary: Short biographies of ten Black women from Canada and the United States, ranging from 1793 to the present. Anti-slavery activists, business women, community organizers, and educators; they were, and are, leaders committed to uplifting their communities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Second Story Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.48 MOY

Mara, Wil.

Summary: This book introduces the youngest readers to Harriet Tubman.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

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

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "A National Book Award Finalist for Non-Fiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

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

McCrary, Crystal.

Summary: Shares the personal success stories of thirty black women in entertainment, business, politics, and the sciences, including Iman, Venus Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Michelle Obama.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stewart, Tabori & Chang 2012

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 920.72 MCC

Harrison, Vashti

Summary: Features female figures of black history, including pilot Bessie Coleman, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group 2018

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Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 KIN

Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 JOH

Mason, C. Nicole

Summary: "'Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to learn the rules and disguise my beginning in life...' So begins C. Nicole Mason's powerful memoir, a story of reconciliation, constrained choices and life on the other side of the tracks. ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MASON, C. NICOLE MAS

Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: "The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019

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

Mason, C. Nicole

Summary: "While showing us her own path out of poverty, Mason examines the conditions that make it nearly impossible to escape and exposes the presumption harbored by many--that the poor don't help themselves enough"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MASON, C. NICOLE MAS

Hooks, Bell.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 HOO

Mundy, Liza

Summary: Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints a revealing and intimate portrait of the most dynamic couple in politics today: Michelle, the highly organized, sometimes intimidating, list-making pragmatist; and Barack, the introspective political charmer who shoots for the stars. Michelle's story carries all the achievements and lingering pain of the post-civil rights era. She grew up on the south...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, MICHELLE Mun

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: B Obama Mun

Rice, Condoleezza

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.73 RIC

Colbert, David.

Summary: In just a few generations, Michelle Obama's family has blazed a path from a slave cabin to the White House. She's now writing a new chapter in history as a fresh kind of first lady, old-fashioned in many ways, yet so genuine and natural that she constantly surprises and inspires.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Obama Col

Mundy, Liza

Summary: She can be funny and sharp-tongued, warm and blunt, empathic and demanding. Who is the woman Barack Obama calls "the boss"? Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints an intimate portrait, taking us inside the marriage of the most dynamic couple in politics today. Drawing on interviews with more than one hundred people, including one with Michelle, Mundy captures the complexity of this remarkable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 OBA

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

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

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