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Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler. Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler expereinced an American childhood...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2022

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

Summary: A collection of twenty-six crime stories, written by top women authors during the past century, includes pieces by Dorothy L. Sayers, Sara Paretsky, Shirley Jackson, Ngaio Marsh, Ruth Rendell, J.A. Jance, and other notables.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOM

Sandeen, Del

Summary: Maya Angelou was a writer, dancer, activist, and actress, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her body of work evokes emotions that range the full spectrum, from joy to heartbreak and from rage to hope. A phenomenal woman, she enriched the world of literature and society as a whole. This essential biography explores her life and creative output and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2020

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

Morrison, Toni

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 MOR

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

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Word Essay Morrison

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BAIR, DEIRDRE BAI

Ewing, Eve L.

Summary: Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing's narrative takes us from the streets of 1990s Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time, and reality. Ewing imagines familiar figures in magical circumstances; blues legend Koko Taylor is a tall-tale hero; LeBron James travels through time and encounters his teenage self. She identifies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 EWI

McLain, Paula

Summary: After meeting and falling in love while she covered the Spanish Civil War in Madrid, Martha Gellhorn is forced to choose between her marriage to Ernest Hemingway and her career as a war correspondent.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

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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

Wright, Richard

Summary: The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other side by blacks who resented anyone trying to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial Modern Classics 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WRIGHT, RICHARD WRI

Summary: The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Love, Cecil, and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with David Frost and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Judge, Lita

Summary: A free verse biography of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, featuring over 300 pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 811 JUD

Hines, Stephen W.

Summary: Biography of children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder, with articles, interviews and recollections of friends and neighbors, focusing on her later life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: T. Nelson Publishers 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.52 HIN

Sánchez, Erika L.

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilariously funny"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SANCHEZ, ERIKA L. SAN

Chapman, Ty

Summary: "Jason Reynolds's interest in hip-hop and poetry turned into a successful writing career. Learn about the New York Times best-selling author who has received a Newbery Honor, an NAACP Image Award, and many other accolades" -- Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2024

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

Ernaux, Annie

Summary: "In Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, Annie Ernaux revisits the night 50 years earlier when she found herself submerged and controlled by another person's desire and willpower. It is the summer of 1958, the year she turned 18. And then the man she gave herself to moves on. She has submitted her will to his, and now she finds that she is a slave without a master. Now, fifty years later,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ERNAUX, ANNIE ARN

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Summary: "A bold, clever, and sublimely sinister collection of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and gritty crime by both new and established Indigenous authors that dares to ask the question: "Are you ready to be un-settled?" Many Indigenous people believe that one should never whistle at night. This belief ranges far and wide and takes many forms; for instance, Native Hawaiians believe it summons the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2023

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Summary: "This collection of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art explores what it means to be a Jewish young woman today"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Behrman House, Inc. 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 810.8 SAL

Summary: The true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-stricken childhood to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia and electroshock therapy to, finally, literary fame.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA ANG

Summary: "How We Do It is an anthology curated by Black writers for the creation and proliferation of Black thought. While a creator's ethnicity does not solely define them, it is inherently part of who they are and how they interpret the world. For centuries, Black creators have utilized oral and written storytelling traditions in crafting their art. But how does one begin the process of constructing a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.02 HOW

Summary: In this first-ever anthology of Indigenous science fiction, Grace Dillon collects some examples of the craft, with contributions by Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal Australian, and New Zealand Maori authors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Arizona Press 2012

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Summary: "Moving, joyful, and insightful collection of conversations with today's living literary legends about the books that changed their lives, made them think, and brought them joy, from 'American's Librarian' Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper One, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 028 WRI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Word Pearl

Beck, Miya T.

Summary: Yuki Snow wishes she were anywhere but here. She hates Santa Dolores, where her mom and stepdad just moved the family. Her BFF back home, Julio, has already forgotten his promise to stay in touch, and worse, he like likes Yuki's mortal enemy. At her new school, the kids think she's either invisible or a know-it-all nerd. The only friend she's made so far is the shopkeeper at a Japanese antiques...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2024

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Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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

Medina, Meg

Summary: This inspiring chapter book biography introduces readers to Pura Belpré who brought Spanish and bilingual storytelling and books to libraries across the country, giving Spanish speakers the opportunity to read and find community in ways they never had before.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel 2023

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

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