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Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 818 Ang

Summary: Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAY NOT RATED

Hooks, Bell.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Smith, Tracy K.

Summary: "A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMITH, TRACY K SMI

Woodson, Jacqueline

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "In vivid free verse, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South."--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Broom, Sarah M.

2 holds on 2 copies

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BROOM BRO

Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Recounts the loss of five young men in the author's life to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the misfortune that can follow those who live in poverty, sharing her experiences of living through the dying as she searches through answers in her community.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WARD, JESYMN WAR

Smiley, Tavis

Summary: A notable PBS and Public Radio International host recounts the story of his friendship with Maya Angelou, who took on the role of teacher and maternal figure to him after their initial meeting in 1986, when he was a recent college graduate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SMI

Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Recounts the loss of five young men in the author's life to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the misfortune that can follow those who live in poverty, sharing her experiences of living through the dying as she searches through answers in her community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WARD, JESMYN WAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B WARD WAR

Woodson, Jacqueline.

Summary: "Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 WOO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 WOO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION WOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB WOODSON WOO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 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

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: This fourth autobiographical work by Maya Angelou tells of her entry into New York's circle of black artists and writers, her involvement in the civil rights movement, and changes in her personal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1997

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 ANG

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ANGELOU, MAYA ANG

Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: "She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARTER CAR

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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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

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

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

Grande, Reyna

Summary: From bestselling author Reyna Grandewhose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country comes an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. When Reyna Grande was nine years...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANDE, REYNA GRA

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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Shetterly, Margot Lee

1 hold on 2 copies

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 LEE

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

Summary: "An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 810.8 EDI

Summary: Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfants brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories." The heart of the book, however, lies in Part 2, which contains more than one hundred pieces...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 831.01 COL

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2009

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 818.54 ANG

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 Woodmere

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