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Summary: After a tragic accident leaves Justin Wadlington blind in his left eye at age five, he develops a unique artistic ability with no formal art training. Despite growing up without parents and living in emergency shelters on the streets of Philadelphia, Wadlington takes advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and begins a journey of ascension to the highest echelon of the fine art world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Warnock, Raphael G.

Summary: "On the heels of his historic election to the United States Senate, Raphael Warnock shares his remarkable spiritual and personal journey Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock occupies a singular place in American life. As Senior Pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church and now as a Senator from Georgia, he is the rare voice who can at once call out the uncomfortable truths that shape contemporary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WARNOCK, RAPHAEL G. WAR

Broyles, Anne

Summary: "A picture book biography of American folk artist and labor organizer Ralph Fasanella. When dared to jump, Ralph always took the dare. So begins this loving tribute to a singular artist and his tireless efforts to honor and celebrate immigrant and working-class communities through his paintings."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2023

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB FASANELLA BRO

Robinson, Lisa

Summary: "A picture book biography of Georgia O'Keeffe, with an emphasis on her sustainable homestead in Abiquiu, New Mexico"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Neal Porter Books / Holiday House 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 O'KE

Shapiro, Kitt

Summary: In this unique combination of memoir and cultural history, we come to know one of the greatest stars the world has ever seen--Eartha Kitt--as revealed by the person who knew her best: her daughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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Churnin, Nancy

Summary: "Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. So when she was offered a commission to paint portraits of accomplished African Americans, she jumped at the chance. Writers, singers, political activists, and thinkers all posed for her. Now her portraits hang in Washington,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Creston Books, LLC 2020

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1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: J 921 WAR

Royal, Sarah

Summary: An intimate and deeply original exploration of the life and work of the television pioneer, the First Lady of Comedy, Lucille Bal--A.K.A. Lucy. With stories illuminating the many different facets of the woman, [this book] details how Ball transformed the face of comedy and the entertainment industry. -- adapted from back cover

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Running Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BALL, LUCILLE ROY

Summary: The documentary takes an in-depth look at the life and works of Andy Warhol, seeking to discover the real man behind the art and to understand what spawned his creativity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AND

Summary: The untold story of the legendary artist behind the beloved '80s show The Secret City. Commander Mark Kistler helped shape a pivotal era of instructional programming for kids in the pre-youtube world, teaching 3D drawing before CGI.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC SEC

Keller, Helen

Summary: "A deluxe hardcover edition of Keller's classic memoir The Story of My Life--presented in complete and unredacted form--along with the brilliant, still-underappreciated personal essays of The World I Live In, in which Keller reflects on the senses, language, philosophy, dreams, and belief. Includes a selection of more than a dozen essays, speeches, and letters--most of them out-of-print,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2024

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Kunkel, Angela Burke

Summary: "A biography that follows the lives of Robert McCloskey, creator of Make Way for Ducklings, and sculptor Nancy Schön, whose famous bronze ducks grace Boston Public Garden"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Studio 2023

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

Angelou, Maya

Summary: In the third volume of her autobiography, the author recounts her passage into adulthood and the white world, and her initial experiences of marriage, motherhood, and show business.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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

Bird, Kai

2 holds on 5 copies

Summary: J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OPPENHEIMER, J. ROBERT BIR

Benke, Britta.

Summary: The art of American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is resplendent with color and laden with hidden sensuality. O'Keeffe's reputation rests mainly on the large-format flower pictures that have assured her an unusual place in the annals of art, between realism and abstraction. This book traces O’Keeffe's idiosyncratic career, while the numerous full-color illustrations document the most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barnes & Noble 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 759.13 BEN

Anderson, Carlotta R.

Summary: "All-American Anarchist chronicles the life and work of Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933), Detroit's prominent labor organizer and one of early labor's most influential activists. A dynamic participant in the major social reform movements of the Gilded Age, Labadie was a central figure in the pervasive struggle for a new social order as the American Midwest underwent rapid industrialization at the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LABADIE, JO AND

Pincus, Meeg

Summary: "Helen Keller was an activist, rebel, performer, romantic and so much more! Most stories about Helen Keller focus on the story of her deaf-blindness and scholarship, but there is more to Helen than her disability. This story teaches children to look beyond the surface with everyone they encounter"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PIN

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PIN

Gooch, Brad

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A stunning life of the iconic American artist, Keith Haring, by the acclaimed biographer Brad Gooch. In the 1980s, the subways of New York City were covered with art. In the stations, black matte sheets were pasted over outdated ads, and unsigned chalk drawings often popped up on these blank spaces. These temporary chalk drawings numbered in the thousands and became synonymous with a city as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2024

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Wallance, Gregory

Summary: "After returning to the United States, Kennan set out to generate public outrage over the plight of the exiles, writing the renowned Siberia and the Exile System. He then went on a nine-year lecture tour to describe the suffering of the Siberian exiles, intensifying the newly emerging diplomatic conflicts between the two countries which last to this day. In a book that ranks with the greatest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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Brown, Monica

Summary: A powerful and accesible bilingual picture book that highlights "the power and impact of ordinary but dedicated citizens." Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG BRO

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG BRO

Olson, Elsie

Summary: This biography highlights the life and accomplishments of Taylor Swift. Readers learn about Swift's early life, her award-winning success in both country and pop music, and her philanthropic work. Features include a timeline, glossary, fun facts, online resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing 2022

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Funk, McKenzie

Summary: "The bizarre and captivating story of the most important person you've never heard of. The world we live in today, where everything is tracked by corporations and governments, originates with one manic, elusive, utterly unique man--as prone to bullying as he was to fits of surpassing generosity and surprising genius. His name was Hank Asher, and his life was a strange and spectacular show that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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Martinson, Morgan

Summary: This title introduces readers to Suni Lee, providing exciting details about her life and her thrilling success at the Tokyo Olympics. It features informative fast facts, a timeline, and a glossary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: SportsZone, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB LEE MAR

Myer, Sarah

Summary: "Sarah has always struggled to fit in. Born in South Korea and adopted at birth by a white couple, she grows up in a rural community with few Asian neighbors. People whisper in the supermarket. Classmates bully her. She has trouble containing her anger in these moments--but through it all, she has her art. She's always been a compulsive drawer, and when she discovers anime, her hobby becomes an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2023

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Rowe, Kaz

Summary: "This graphic biography chronicles the life of Surrealist artist Claude Cahun, from their childhood and experiences of antisemitism in France, through the development of their artistic practice in Paris, to their resistance against the Nazis in Jersey, and includes photographs by Cahun and artistic and romantic partner Marcel Moore"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Getty Publications 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 CAH

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