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Limón, Ada

Summary: "Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility--"What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?"--And a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses: "Every...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Milkweed Editions 2018

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

Morrison, Toni

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 MOR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 Morrison 2019

Hughes, Langston

Summary: "This unprecedented collection of Langston Hughes's letters is arranged by decades, with helpful interstitial material and notes throughout to guide us through Hughes's journey in all its aspects: literary, personal, political, practical. His correspondents include such luminaries as Carl Van Vechten, Blanche Knopf, Ezra Pound, Countee Cullen, Paul Robeson, and Richard Wright. The letters tell...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HUGHES, LANGSTON HUG

Lowry, Lois.

Summary: Using family photographs and quotes from her books, the author provides glimpses into her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 LOW

Shields, Charles J.

Summary: This biography tells the story of how Harper Lee struggled to become an author and created one of the most popular novels of the 20th century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: B LEE SHI

Kimmel, Haven

Summary: A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.6 KIM

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.6 Kim

Summary: Wise, brilliant, and funny, Fran Lebowitz hit the New York literary scene in the early '70s when Andy Warhol hired the unknown scribe to write a column for Interview magazine. Today, she's an acclaimed author with legions of fans who adore her acerbic wit. Public speaking captures the author in conversation at New York's Waverly Inn, in an onstage discussion with longtime friend and celebrated...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2011

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

Summary: Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAY NOT RATED

Woodson, Jacqueline

Summary: "In vivid free verse, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South."--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: David is a widowed science fiction writer who adopts Dennis, a young boy who claims to be from the Red Planet. David believes the child acts strangely in order to process the difficulty he has had in his young life, but soon both David and his sister, Liz, begin to wonder if the boy might be telling the truth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2008

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

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

Faber, Doris

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1995

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 810.9 Faber

Angelou, Maya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1970

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: B ANGELOU ANG

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARTER CAR

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Shelden, Michael.

Summary: Drawing heavily on Twain's own letters and journals, Shelden illuminates Mark Twain's twilight years in this account of the legendary author's life, recounting both Twain's private family experiences and his larger-than-life public image.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 TWAIN, MARK She

Morrison, Toni

Summary: The source of self-regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 814 MOR

Barnett, Mac

Summary: A picture book biography of the children's book author shares insights into her life and enduring literary influence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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

Tea, Michelle

Summary: "Valerie Solanas, a lesbian gang, recovering alcoholics, and teenagers surviving at a shop: these are some of the figures populating America's borders. These essays include fights and failures and the uncovering of and documentation of these lives. Michelle Tea reveals herself through these stories"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 TEA

Angelou, Maya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Literacy Volunteers of New York City 1989

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

Giovanni, Nikki.

Summary: From the Publisher: In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, inform and inspire. Sometimes controversial, sometimes ethereal, but always beautiful, her poems move readers of all hues and generations. With Bicycles, she's collected...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 GIO

Murray, Albert

Summary: "Albert Murray (1916-2013) was one of the most provocative and original American thinkers of the twentieth century, writing with equal grace and power as an essayist and novelist."--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUR

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2009

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