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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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARTER CAR

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

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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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 ANG

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Angelou 1997

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Biography of Walter Dean Myers which describes the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2008

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 MYE

Min, Anchee

Summary: Traces the author's journey from the painful deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the United States, where she endured five jobs, crime, and a painful marriage before the birth of a daughter inspired her writing career.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2013

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

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Min 2013

Summary: This Pulitzer Prize Winner for more than 50 years has woven unique magic and given the world an enthralling library of work. A definitive biography, filmed with personal anecdotes interviews with friends, footage at home, at rehearsals of his plays, on the lecture circuit, and clips from the television series The Ray Bradbury theater captures the essence of this truly gifted writer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Monterey Video 2007

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

Villasenor, Victor

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Villasenor

Fleischman, Paul

Summary: "Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman reflects on growing up with his award-winning father, Sid Fleischman, and details his own path to becoming a writer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: J 921 Fleischman 2019

Jacob, Mira

Summary: "Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she's gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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Janowitz, Tama

Summary: "In this ... memoir, the original Lit Girl and author of ... Slaves of New York considers her life in and outside of New York City, from the heyday of the 1980s to her life today in a tiny upstate town that proves that fact is always stranger than fiction"--Publisher marketing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JANOWITZ, TAMA JAN

Angelou, Maya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1970

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Bair, Deirdre

Summary: "National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday 2019

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Walker, Alice

Summary: "The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart begins with a lyrical, autobiographical story of a marriage set in the violent and volatile Deep South during the early years of the civil rights movement. Walker goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage - a life, she writes, that was "marked by deep sea-changes and transitions." These provocative stories showcase...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Hurston, Zora Neale.

Contents: Mules and men -- Tell my horse -- Dust tracks on a road -- Selected articles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1995

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1 available in Adult, Call number: SC Hurst

Wright, Richard

Summary: Autobiography of a black youth growing up in the South detailing the fear, hunger and oppression which prevailed and the author's brutal, furious reaction to it.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WRIGHT, RICHARD WRI

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Following World War II, a black mother contemplates prostitution after unsuccessfully searching for a decent job and a reliable man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1974

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

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: In a sixth memoir, the author and poet describes her return from Africa to the U.S., her work with the civil rights movement, and the writing of her first autobiographical work, "I know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a "lifelong endeavor," or simply singing the praises of a meal of red...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.5409 ANG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 818.5409 ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: In this straightforward yet prosaically beautiful work, award-winning author Maya Angelou provides heartfelt advice to the masses. While imploring her readers to work hard at living well, she offers real and applicable ways in which to make the world a better place while also cultivating fulfillment within yourself.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818.5409 ANG

Min, Anchee

Summary: Traces the author's journey from the painful deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the United States, where she endured five jobs, crime, and a painful marriage before the birth of a daughter inspired her writing career.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MIN, ANCHEE MIN

Walker, Alice

Summary: Recounts the author's experiences caring for a flock of chickens on a farm north of San Francisco, documenting her personal discovery, political commitment, and the joys of relating to animals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WALKER, ALICE WAL

Gillespie, Marcia.

Summary: An observation of Maya Angelou's life as well as her myriad interests and accomplishments by longtime friends Marcia Ann Gillespie and Richard Long, and her niece Rosa Johnson Butler.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 818.5409 ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: The celebrated author shares the intimate story of her relationship with her mother, relating the events that prompted her mother to send young Angela to Arkansas to live with her grandmother and the complicated fallout that shaped their family life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B ANGELOU ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: For the first time, Maya Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence - a presence absent during much of Angelou's early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ANGELOU, MAYA ANG