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Redux, Aisha

Summary: "A first-generation American from New York City, Aisha Redux uses her bold voice and unique point of view in this provocative collection. Weaving together contemporary Black urban culture, traditional African religion, and modern tenets of Islam, she shares her life experiences, astute observations, and evolving belief system. Through the lens of race, culture, gender, sexuality and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Street Noise Books 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 RED

Anderson, Beth

Summary: After being denied a seat on a New York City streetcar, Elizabeth Jennings begins the fight for equality by telling her story in churches, to newspapers, and finally in the courtroom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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

Bolden, Tonya

Summary: "A biography of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the House of Representatives and the first Black woman to run for president with a major political party"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2022

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

Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Brown-Nagin, Tomiko

Summary: This biography of the first black woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court examines how she played a critical role in vanquishing Jim Crow laws throughout the South.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOTLEY, CONSTANCE BAKER BRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B MOTLEY BRO

Schroff, Laura

Summary: Eleven-year-old Maurice must beg for change in order to eat, but when Laura stops to help, they begin a years-long friendship that gives each a new perspective and hope. Includes a list of suggested acts of kindness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

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

Summary: Pampered African Prince Akeem is a rebel who is against an arranged marriage and heads to Queens, New York to find a new bride. His regal father agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a "regular" guy job at a fast-food...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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

Johnson, Dinah

Summary: "A richly informative alphabet picture book celebrating Harlem's vibrant traditions, past and present"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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Schroff, Laura.

Summary: Shares the inspiring story of the author's first Christmas spent with Maurice, a poor young boy she met on the street, during which the boy gave her a cherished toy to demonstrate how much he valued their friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Seasonal Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 921 SCH

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SCH

Hill, Laban Carrick

Summary: Explores the literary, artistic, and intellectual creativity of the Harlem Renaissance and discusses the lives and work of Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other notable figures of the era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 810.9 HIL

Dray, Philip

Summary: "A book on a lynching that took place in New York in 1892, forcing the North to reckon with its own racism and eventually inspiring a powerful novella by Stephen Crane"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1 DRA

Schroff, Laura.

Summary: He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But something made her turn around and go back. They met nearly every week for years, and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Howard Books 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 SCH

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHROFF, LAURA L SCH

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

Love, Bobby

Summary: "The inspiring, dramatic, and heartwarming true account of an escaped convict and his wife of thirty-five plus years who never knew his secret, which captured the imaginations of millions on Humans of New York.Bobby and Cheryl Love were living in Brooklyn, happily married for decades, when the FBI and NYPD appeared at their door and demanded to know from Bobby, in front of his shocked wife and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOVE, BOBBY LOV

Arce, Julissa

Summary: "For an undocumented immigrant, what is the true cost of the American dream? Julissa Arce shares her story in a riveting memoir. When she was 11 years old Julissa Arce left Mexico and came to the United States on a tourist visa to be reunited with her parents, who dreamed the journey would secure her a better life. When her visa expired at the age of 15, she became an undocumented immigrant....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ARCE, JULISSA ARC

Summary: Follows the put-upon life of an adolescent Chris Rock and his family in 1980s Brooklyn.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Russo, Marisabina

Summary: "It's 1950s New York, and Marisabina Russo is being raised Catholic and attending a Catholic school that she loves--but when she finds out that she's Jewish by blood, and that her family members are Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, her childhood is thrown into turmoil. To make matters more complicated, her father is out of the picture, her mother is ambitious and demanding, and her older...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 RUS

Baldwin, James

Summary: Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood. This new edition includes a foreword by Baldwin's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

Tran, Ly

Summary: "Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and her family immigrate from a small town along the Mekong River in Vietnam to a two-bedroom railroad apartment in Queens. Ly's father spent nearly a decade as a POW, and their resettlement is made possible through a humanitarian program run by the US government. As they navigate this new landscape, Ly finds herself torn between two worlds. She knows...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC TRA

Summary: Larry Daley is a divorced father who can't seem to keep a job for more than a week. As a last resort, Larry applies for a job as a night shift security guard at the American Museum of Natural History. However, a seemingly easy job turns out to be an adventure when he finds that an ancient curse causes the "inhabitants" of the museum to come to life at night.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE NIG

Di Prima, Diane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DI PRIMA, DIANE DIP

Summary: A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams don't work out.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TAX

Summary: A man-beast living under the streets of New York City saves and befriends a wealthy and shallow attorney after she is beaten and left for dead. From the moment these two cross paths, they share a strong psychic bond, and though they live in separate worlds, their love continues to grow without measure.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2007

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Contents: A world of possibilities : slavery and freedom in Dutch New Amsterdam / Christopher Moore -- The tightening vise : slavery and freedom in British New York / Jill Lepore -- Liberty and constraint : the limits of revolution / Graham Russell Gao Hodges -- The long death of slavery / Patrick Rael -- Black life in freedom : creating a popular culture / Shane White -- Black life in freedom : creating...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7049 SLA

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