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Irving, Debby

Summary: For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Elephant Room Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 IRVING, DEBBY IRV

Idle, Eric

Summary: Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in a memoir that takes us on a journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving close friends and luminaries, he captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. The year 2019 marks the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 IDLE, ERIC IDL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B IDLE IDL

McDonell, Terry

Summary: Terry McDonell has top-edited some of the most influential publications in American journalism. His new book pulls back the curtain on his four-decade career as an editor, journalist, and media entrepreneur, with stops at more than a dozen magazines: from the launch of Outside through tenures at Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and, most recently, cofounding the literary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCDONELL, TERRY MCD

Beals, Melba

Summary: A member of the Little Rock Nine shares her memories of growing up in the South under Jim Crow.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BEALS BEA

Kennedy, Robert Francis

Summary: The son and namesake of Robert F. Kennedy shares memories from his turbulent childhood, the lessons he learned from family mentors, and finding his calling as a passionate environmental activist.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Luxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, ROBERT F., JR. KEN

Miller, Chanel

5 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally, and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2019

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Rezaian, Jason

Summary: In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. Rezaian's reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B REZAIAN REZ

Choudhury, Kushanava

Summary: The author describes how, after moving to New Jersey at the age of twelve, he returned to Calcutta to work for an English language newspaper, where he encountered a chaotic, living city unchanged by time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHOUDHURY, KUSHANAVA CHO

Grande, Reyna

Summary: From bestselling author Reyna Grandewhose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country comes an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. When Reyna Grande was nine years...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANDE, REYNA GRA

Ikpi, Bassey

Summary: In I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying Bassey Bassey Ikpi explores her life--as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist--through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety. Her remarkable memoir in essays implodes our preconceptions of the mind and normalcy as Bassey bares her own truths and lies for us all to behold...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B IKPI IKP

Barrymore, Drew.

Summary: "Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she's achieved today. Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BARRYMORE, DREW BAR

Castro, Julián

Summary: In the spirit of a young Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father, comes a candid and compelling memoir about race and poverty in America. In many ways, there was no reason Julian Castro would have been expected to be a success. Born to unmarried parents in a poverty-stricken neighborhood of a struggling city, his prospects of escaping his circumstance seemed bleak. But he and his twin brother...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CASTRO, JULIAN CAS

Damm, Peter L.

Summary: Stories of a young boy's journey to adulthood in small town rural Upper Midwest in the 1950s and 60s. A funny, poignant, moving and beautifully written memoir about the challenges, mischief, fears and lessons of growing up as the youngest of five brothers and one sister, Catholic education, the natural world, trying to understand religious and adult mysteries, honor, family, truth and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: O'Brien & Whitaker 2019

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DAMM, PETER DAM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B DAMM DAM

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Summary: "A novelistic memoir by famed poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Garcia, Jerry

Summary: "It's auto-apocrypha, full of my anecdoubts. Like things to do with my relatives, my family, the block I grew up on, the things that scared me (animals), the discovery of fire, you know things like that. I've written to age 10/ I talk to myself, sort of remember things about my family, things they told me, things I think I heard. Then I wonder how I picked up that information, as it seems so...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1995

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Heaney, Katie

Summary: "When Katie Heaney published her first book of essays, chronicling her singledom up to age twenty-five, she was still waiting to meet the right guy. Three years later, a lot changed. For one thing, she met the right girl. Here, for the first time, Katie opens up about realizing at the age of twenty-eight that she is gay. In these poignant, funny essays, she wrestles with her shifting sexuality...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEANEY, KATIE HEA

Heinerth, Jill

4 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet. More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans. From one of the top cave divers working today--and one of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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Hindman, Jessica Chiccehitto

Summary: When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group "performs," the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer, who is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Hindman 2019

Iftin, Abdi Nor

Summary: "The incredible true story of a boy living in war-torn Somalia who escapes to America--first by way of the movies; years later, through a miraculous green card."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP IFTIN, ABDI NOR IFT

Johnson, Katherine G.

Summary: The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 JOH

Kelly, Megyn

Summary: Megyn Kelly, one of the most respected, hardest-hitting TV journalists in America, speaks candidly about her decision to "settle for more" -- a motto she credits as having changed her life, and the reason she abandoned a thriving legal career to follow her dream in the news business. She opens up about Donald Trump's feud with her, and the challenges she has faced as a professional woman and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 KEL

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KELLY, MEGYN KEL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B KELLY KEL

Kerry, John

Summary: "John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life--from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state for four years--in this revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history. [This book] is John Kerry's candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KERRY, JOHN KER

Lancaster, Jen

Summary: Describes the author's haphazard attempts to make and fulfill a bucket list involving humiliating experiments with tattoo removal, eating pasta in Rome, and navigating a menagerie of rescued pets

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Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LANCASTER, JEN LAN

Land, Stephanie

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, took classes online to earn a college degree. And she wrote relentlessly: true stories of overworked and underpaid Americans; of living on food stamps and WIC coupons. Here...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LAND LAN