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Wu, Constance

Summary: When an American-born Chinese woman attends a wedding in Singapore with her boyfriend, she discovers that his family is very wealthy and other women in his social class are trying to date him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY CRA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CRA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE CRA

Khor, Shing Yin

Summary: "An illustrated comic travelogue about an American immigrant driving alone through all that's left of "The Mother Road," Route 66"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zest Books 2019

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

Hong, Cathy Park

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Asian Americans inhabit a purgatorial status: neither white enough nor black enough, unmentioned in most conversations about racial identity. In the popular imagination, Asian Americans are all high-achieving professionals. But in reality, this is the most economically divided group in the country, a tenuous alliance of people with roots from South Asia to East Asia to the Pacific Islands,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2020

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Lee, Erika.

Summary: "The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 LEE

Heredia, David

Summary: "This book introduces preschoolers to 50 men and women of color who have changed the world."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD HER

Tizon, Alex.

Summary: "A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's memoir, in the spirit of Richard Rodriquez's Hunger for Memory and Nathan McCall's Makes Me Wanna Holler--an intimate look at the mythology, experience, and psyche of the Asian American male"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TIZON, ALEX TIZ

Summary: Since the 1960s, Nome, Alaska, has seen a disproportionate number of its population being reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered. Psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler begins videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER FOU

Hansberry, Lorraine

Summary: A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a middle-class African American family living on Chicago's Southside in the 1950s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Modern Library 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.54 HAN

Summary: Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures 2006

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS FLO

Summary: Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS STO

Di Prima, Diane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DI PRIMA, DIANE DIP

Summary: A struggling Asian-American actor, in love with a young high school student, must travel to Shanghai after his grandmother passes away and leaves him the family home. Can his new love survive the cultural differences and a large age gap?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Starz Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY SHA

Freedman, Russell.

Summary: In the mid-1930s, Marian Anderson was a famed vocalist who had been applauded by European royalty and welcomed at the White House. But, because of her race, she was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. This is the story of her resulting involvement in the civil rights movement of the time. "A voice like yours," celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini told contralto...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2004

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 AND

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

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

Summary: Follow the story of singer Marian Anderson, whose talent broke down barriers around the world. Narrated by Renée Elise Goldsberry, Voice of Freedom interweaves Anderson's rich life story with this landmark moment in history, exploring fundamental questions about talent, race, fame, democracy and the American soul.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Summary: Celebrate African American history with this historic collection of stories. Collection includes: Rosa ; Henry's freedom box ; Lincoln and Douglass ; and, Ellington was not a street. Bonus interview with Nikki Giovanni. Bonus interview with Ellen Levine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: In Barcelona, Spain during the last decade of the Cold War, Ted Boynton, the Spanish representative for a Chicago electric engine firm, plays host to his cousin, Fred Boynton, a lieutenant in the Navy. Ted is earnest and ambitious, but not a typical American salesman. Fred is an advance man for the Sixth Fleet's upcoming shore leave. They are smart but somewhat naive white-collar workers, who...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Pictures 2002

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BAR

Wong, Jane

Summary: "Explores the vulnerable ways we articulate and reckon with fear: fear of intergenerational trauma and the silent, hidden histories of families. What does it mean to grow up in a take-out restaurant, surrounded by food, just a generation after the Great Leap Forward famine in 1958-62. Full of elegy and resilient joy, these poems speak across generations of survival. How much of the world do we...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alice James Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 811 WON

Corey, Shana

Summary: "Michelle Obama is a lawyer, a former First Lady of the United States, and someone who fights for the rights of kids like YOU."--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR RED COR

Cho, Margaret.

Contents: Disc One So good to be home -- Karl Lagerfeld -- I am a fag hag -- Chippendales -- Gay porn -- Lesbians love whale watching -- Are you gay? -- Grandma and Grandpa -- Disc Two Once upon a time I had myown tv show -- KKK-Mart -- Saved by the Gong -- Fatty choices -- Gwen -- "Margaret Cho, you're a star!" -- Mother's Day -- But I'm a size 4 -- Chow-like Cho diet-- Koren a̲merican role model --...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Nettwerk America 2003

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD COMEDY/SPOKEN CHO

Felix, Antonia

Summary: A photographic journey of Michelle Obama, one of the most beloved First Ladies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2017

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 921 OBAMA, MICHELLE FEL

Summary: In 1607, the Virginia Company sends a ship from England to America to stake a claim on the New World and bring back the gold that is rumored to be abundant there. Ambitious Governor Ratcliffe is head of the expedition, but well-known explorer and adventurer John Smith is the natural leader. Well-armed, the men anticipate easily fighting off any one they encounter, but John Smith's first meeting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Co. 2005

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

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

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

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

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