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Hughley, D. L. (Darryl L.)

Summary: The well-known comic and radio host satirically examines how racism predisposes Blacks and minorities to safety and health risks, including a lack of access to medical care, healthy food, and clean air and water.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Custom House 2021

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Sánchez, Erika L.

Summary: "Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Olga no fue a la universidad, se quedó en casa para cuidar a sus padres, limpiar la casa y trabajar a medio tiempo. Julia tiene grandes sueños y no quiere formar parte del camino de su hermana mayor. Pero un solo error, que ocurre mientras enviaba un mensaje de texto al mismo tiempo que cruzaba la calle más concurrida de...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Foreign Language, Call number: 468 SPANISH SAN

Fernández, Bernardo

Summary: ¿Y si los dragones fueran reales? ¿Y si todos esos avistamientos en lagos africanos y en los océanos de Indonesia fueran ciertos? ¿Y si los hemos confundido con dinosaurios? ¿Y si fueran capaces de volar, de respirar bajo el agua, de reproducirse...? En la que considera la más querida de sus novelas, Bef nos cuenta que la respuesta a todas esas preguntas pudo haberse hallado en el barrio chino...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gran Travesía 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH FER

Scalise, Mike

Summary: "Winner of the Center for Fiction's Doheny Prize Mike Scalise hits his stride in this page-turner of a memoir featuring a sudden and strange sequence of medical disasters. From its gripping ruptured-brain-tumor emergency room opening, through a series of medical procedures and oddball doctors, Scalise creates a sharply observed, uproariously funny, and deeply moving account of acromegaly, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sarabande Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCALISE, MIKE SCA

Arce, Julissa

Summary: "Julissa Arce explores her days in Mexico separated from her parents and her daily fears while growing up undocumented in Texas"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 ARC

Ryan, Jack.

Summary: Includes updates on many of the performers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Glendower Media LLC 2012

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Fadiman, Anne

Summary: When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents were part of a large Hmong community in Merced. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Noonday Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.461 FAD

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV VOI

Herndon, Booton.

Summary: The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. They called him a coward, but the soft--spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. Herndon shares the story of how Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Remnant Publications 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOSS, DESMOND HER

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Summary: "What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there's nowhere to hide from the unrelenting,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD DES

Groening, Matt.

Summary: Bart Simpson shares his advice on how to handle every aspect of one's life, including school, parents, religion, manners, sibling rivalry, romance, pets, and work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 1993

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Washington, Harriet A.

Summary: The first comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between Africans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the way both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without a hint of informed consent--a tradition that continues today within some black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 174.28 WAS

Summary: With the final investigative work of journalist Peter Jennings as its cornerstone, this program studies the frightening rise of AIDS among African-Americans-a trend that has been developing for several years, but which has gone largely unnoticed outside the black community. Jennings' contribution to the program is a candid group discussion he conducted with HIV-positive African-American men in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Faust, Timothy

Summary: Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It's cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what's the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don't we have something better?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FAU

Kirk, Jay.

Summary: An account of the life of the famed explorer and taxidermist assesses his influence on American views about natural-world conservation, covering his dangerous pursuits of wildlife for his dioramas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 590 KIR

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HAMER WEA

Clark, Alexis

Summary: "The love story of Elinor Powell, an African American army nurse, and Frederick Albert, a German prisoner of war. The two met when black army nurses were put in regular contact with German POWs who were detained in the United States during World War II, an unlikely and little-discussed circumstance during one of the most documented periods in history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Clark 2018

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

Jones, Chip

Summary: An investigation into how racial inequality has shaped the heart transplant race describes how in 1968 an injured black man checked into a hospital before his heart was removed and donated without his family's knowledge or consent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books/Jeter Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 617.4 JON

Franken, Al.

Summary: Satirist Al Franken examines the political right, and uses their own words against them, taking on the pundits, the politicians, and the issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 324 FRA

Summary: Nonstop laughs are in the house with season four of In living color on DVD! No celebrity was too sacred and no current event was too controversial for this Emmy-winning hit show that pushed the boundaries of sketch comedy with hilarious results.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Huxford, Bob.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collector Books 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 738 HUX

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