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Dawson, Keila V.

Summary: "A nonfiction picture book about The Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans during segregation, and the man who wrote it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Beaming Books] 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.896 DAW

Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life-the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 SOR

Summary: Chronicling the riveting history and personal experiences, at once liberating and challenging, harrowing and inspiring, deeply revealing and profoundly transforming, of African Americans on the road from the advent of the automobile through the seismic changes of the 1960s and beyond, it explores the deep background of a recent phrase rooted in realities that have been an indelible part of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Campbell, James T.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 960 CAM

Taylor, Candacy A

Summary: The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists. Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.980 TAY

Summary: In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green-Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers' Green Book. This facsimile of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Snowball Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 NEG

Bay, Mia

Summary: "What was it like to travel while Black under Jim Crow? Mia Bay brings this dramatic history to life. With gripping stories and a close eye on the rail, bus, and airline operators who implemented segregation, she shows why access to unrestricted mobilityhas been central to the Black freedom struggle since Reconstruction and remains so today"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2021

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Osborne, Mary Pope

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Jack and Annie aren't great baseball players...yet! Then Morgan the librarian gives them magical baseball caps that will make them experts. They just need to wear the caps to a special ballgame in Brooklyn, New York. The magic tree house whisks them back to 1947! When they arrive, Jack and Annie find out that they will be batboys in the game, not ballplayers. What exactly does Morgan want them...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Patrick, Denise Lewis.

Summary: "What if you suddenly found yourself in Addy Walker's world in the middle of the Civil War? Join Addy on adventures as you outrun a slave catcher, raise money for soldiers, and search for Addy's family. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multiple-ending story"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PAT

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "A girl named Ruth Anne tells the story of her family's train journey from North Carolina to New York City as part of the Great Migration"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CLI

Summary: Willful behavior : A young woman is murdered, but Brunetti can find no sexual or financial motive. She was set to inherit a fortune from her grandmother, a woman very much alive and obsessed with clearing her husband's name from the accusation of art theft during the Mussolini years. The case draws Brunetti into a search for lost art and buried secrets from the bleakest days of modern Italian...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bavaria Media 2012

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Hurston, Zora Neale

Summary: In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEWIS, CUDJO HUR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B LEWIS HUR

Summary: "An anthology of African folktales playfully interpreted by modern cartoonists."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Iron Circus Comics 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 398.2 GIR

Achebe, Ngozi.

Summary: A tale of two women separated by 400 years but linked by history. Maxine a modern American woman who is half white and half African comes across a set of diaries written by a slave in the 16th century in her quest to connect with her Nigerian father. Then there is Onaedo a young woman from that era who found herself in the middle of events that were set in motion in a country far away from her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mandac-Goldberg Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P ACH

Johnson, Varian

Summary: Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2018

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC JOH

Johnson, Varian

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young African American woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: This is the story of an 11-year-old black youngster, "Boy." When his sharecropper father is arrested and sentenced to five years at hard labor after stealing food to feed his family, Boy embarks upon a journey to find out where his father has being imprisoned. Accompanied by his dog Sounder, Boy also makes the arduous crossover from boyhood to manhood, with the help and sometimes hindrance of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY SOU

Summary: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2013

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Hering, Marianne.

Summary: When the Imagination Station sends time-traveling cousins Patrick and Beth to a ship that is captured by the British during the Revolutionary War, they are befriended by James Forten, a free Black of Philadelphia, and help save the life of an imprisoned boy dying of scurvy. Includes a secret word puzzle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Hering

Strayed, Cheryl

Summary: Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous thousand-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Large Print Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2013

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 STRAYED, CHERL STR

Parsons, Karyn

Summary: "The story of Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to earn her pilot's license"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

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

Tharps, Lori L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THARPS, LORI L THA

Feelings, Tom

Summary: "Alex Haley's Roots awakened many Americans to the cruelty of slavery. The Middle Passage focuses attention on the torturous journey which brought slaves from Africa to the Americas, allowing readers to bear witness to the sufferings of an entire people"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 709 FEE

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