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Jones, Amy Robin

Summary: A biography of the African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune, discussing her role in creating opportunities for African-Americans in education and government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 920.72 MCC

Jones, Martha S.

Summary: This volume explores the roles black women played in their communities' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, throughout the 19th century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Jon

Amoroso, Cynthia

Summary: A biography of Coretta Scott King, an American civil rights activist, and the wife of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Mullenbach, Cheryl

Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WordSong, an imprint of Highlights 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 921 Grimes 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 GRI

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Shetterly, Margot Lee

1 hold on 6 copies

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 Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Shetterly, Margot Lee

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Summary: Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Entertainment 2011

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Grant, Kesha

Summary: "Introduces the reader to women's rights movement"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 GRA

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Take an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics and entertainment and hear the story of how six trailblazing performers--Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier--changed American culture through their films, fashion, music, and politics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sandeen, Del

Summary: Maya Angelou was a writer, dancer, activist, and actress, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her body of work evokes emotions that range the full spectrum, from joy to heartbreak and from rage to hope. A phenomenal woman, she enriched the world of literature and society as a whole. This essential biography explores her life and creative output and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Duster, Michelle

Summary: Written by her great-granddaughter, a historical portrait of the boundary-breaking civil rights pioneer covers Wells' early years as a slave, her famous acts of resistance, and her achievements as a journalist and anti-lynching activist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One Signal Publishers/Atria 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WELLS, IDA B. DUS

Jackson, Tiffany D.

Summary: "When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields? Before there was a dead body, Enchanted's dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey's charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC JAC

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 Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, EUNICE HUNTON CAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARTER CAR

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Brown, Adrienne M.

Summary: "How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls "pleasure activism," a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AK Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 BRO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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