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Parks, Casey

Summary: "When Casey Parks came out as a lesbian in college back in 2002, she assumed her life in the rural South was over. Her mother shunned her, and her pastor asked God to kill her. But then Parks' grandmother, a stern conservative who grew up picking cotton, shared a story about her childhood friend, Roy Hudgins, a musician who was allegedly kidnapped as a baby and was "a woman who lived as a man."...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PARKS, CASEY PAR

Nichols, L.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: I Am Only a Foreigner Because You Do Not Understand continues Flocks, L. Nichols's graphic memoir of growing up trans in the rural South. These comics document L.'s further transition, from living as a man to walking the middle path, facing depression, disease, divorce and death. Healing leaves scars, things fall apart, and pronouns change until there is no I, there is only us. --from Amazon.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Secret Acres 2023

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Abdul-Qaadir, Bilqis

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Summary: "A powerful and inspiring true story about Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, a young Muslim-American woman who, at the top of her basketball career, must make a choice between wearing her hijab and playing the sport."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2023

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Vellekoop, Maurice

Summary: "Meet little Maurice Vellekoop, the youngest of five children raised by Dutch immigrants in the 1970s in a middle class suburb of Toronto. He loves watching Cher and Carol Burnett on TV, making clothes for his best friend's Barbie dolls, and helping his mum with her hair salon which she runs out of the basement of the house. In short: he is really, really gay. Which is a huge problem, because...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2024

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 921 VELLEKOOP, MAURICE VEL

Butler, Blake

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Blake Butler and Molly Brodak instantly connected, fell in love, married and built a life together. Both writers with deep roots in contemporary American literature, their union was an iconic joining of forces between two major and beloved talents. Nearly three years into their marriage, grappling with mental illness and a lifetime of trauma, Molly took her own life. In the days and weeks...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Archway Editions 2023

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Mailhot, Terese Marie

Summary: "Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma....

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAILHOT, TERESE MARIE MAI

RuPaul

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Summary: From his early years growing up as a queer Black kid in San Diego to forging an identity in the punk and drag scenes of Atlanta and New York, to finding enduring love with his husband Georges LeBar and self-acceptance in sobriety, RuPaul excavates his own biography life-story, uncovering new truths and insights in his personal history.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperAudio 2024

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2023

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Crompton, Laurie Boyle

Summary: "From relationships and makeup to divorce and disordered eating, Laurie Boyle Crompton recounts the humor and heartbreak of her coming of age in rural Pennsylvania and New York City during the 1970s and '80s"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Zest Books 2023

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 CRO

Esper, Mark T.

Summary: "Former Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper reveals the shocking details of his tumultuous tenure while serving in the Trump administration. From June of 2019 until his firing by President Trump after the November 2020 election, Secretary Mark T. Esper led the Department of Defense through an unprecedented time in history--a period marked by growing threats and conflict abroad, a global pandemic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ESP

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ESPER, MARK T. ESP

Lee, Geddy

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Summary: "The long-awaited memoir, generously illustrated with never-before-seen photos, from the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Rush bassist, and bestselling author of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. Geddy Lee is one of rock and roll's most respected bassists. For nearly five decades, his playing and work as co-writer, vocalist and keyboardist has been an essential part of the success...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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McCrae, Shane

Summary: "An unforgettable memoir by an award-winning poet about being kidnapped from his Black father and raised by his white supremacist grandparents. When Shane McCrae was three years old, his grandparents kidnapped him and took him to suburban Texas. His mom was white and his dad was Black, and to hide his Blackness from him, his maternal grandparents stole him from his father. In the years that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCRAE, SHANE MCC

Nebres, Charlotte

Summary: "The only thing Charlotte loves as much as ballet is Christmas. So, when she gets the opportunity to play Marie in the New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker, she leaps at the chance. Dancing takes practice-hours of adjusting her arms and perfecting her jumps. With the help of her Trinidadian and Filipino families, encouragement from her sister, and a view of her mom and dad in the audience,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN NEB

Winkler, Henry

Summary: "From Emmy-award winning actor, author, comedian, producer, and director Henry Winkler, a deeply thoughtful memoir of the lifelong effects of stardom and the struggle to become whole. Henry Winkler, launched into prominence as "The Fonz" in the beloved Happy Days, has transcended the role that made him who he is. Brilliant, funny, and widely-regarded as the nicest man in Hollywood (though he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Celadon Books 2023

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WIN

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WINKLER, HENRY WIN
1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WINKLER, HENRY WIN

Grathwohl, Marya

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Summary: "In this memoir, Sister Marya Grathwohl recounts her spiritual journey, how she-a Catholic nun from Ohio-came to be embraced by the Crow and Northern Cheyenne, and how their traditions prompted in her an expanding devotion to the land, its resources, and its connections to faith and God"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2023

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Harris, Kamala

Summary: "Senator Kamala Harris's picture book memoir in which she tells her life story and shows how everyone can be a superhero"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2019

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

Hinds, Patrick

Summary: "On paper, the chubby, poor, gay son of a lesbian who wrote pornographic letters to Jesus isn't the person that you think of when you hear the word "success." Yet Patrick Hinds has somehow managed to bungle his way through to become the successful co-host of True Crime Obsessed--a podcast with more than 200 million downloads. Before that, though, he failed at many, many things. Patrick's life...

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Publisher / Publication Date: BenBella Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 HIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HINDS HIN

McNamara, Craig

Summary: Craig McNamara came of age during the political tumult and upheaval of the late '60s. While he would grow up to take part in antiwar demonstrations, his father, Robert McNamara, served as John F. Kennedy's secretary of defense and was the architect of the Vietnam War. This searching and revealing memoir offers an intimate portrait of one father and son at pivotal periods in American history....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 MCN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCNAMARA, CRAIG MCN

Nammar, Jacob J.

Summary: Autobiography of a boy who grew up in Palestine, endured the Nakba, and ultimately moved to Texas to start a new life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Branch Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NAMMAR, JACOB J. NAM

Neill, Sam

Summary: "Get to know the star of some of the world's favourite film and TV classics in this fascinating and remarkably honest memoir from Sam Neill'Hilarious, wicked, wonderful, kind, thoughtful, engaging and wise' STEPHEN FRY'Just wonderful, so funny and charming and sharp. Sam Neill's lively, lovely book made me laugh out loud' MERYL STREEP' Really, really, really funny. There are some cracking...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Michael Joseph 2023

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Perry, Matthew

Summary: Matthew Perry takes readers onto the soundstage of the most successful sitcom of all time while opening up about his private struggles with addiction.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Rubin, Kathy Kleiner

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Summary: "In January 1978, I slept in my bed at the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University as Ted Bundy stalked nearby. He grabbed an oak log from a stack of firewood, slipped through a back door with a broken padlock, and headed upstairs.He began twisting doorknobs. Room 9 was open, and he quietly and quickly killed one of my sleeping sorority sisters. Across the hall, he found another...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2024

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Spears, Britney

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Summary: "The Woman in Me is a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope. In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice--her truth--was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others. The Woman in Me reveals for the first time her incredible...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2023

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SPE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SPE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SPE

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2 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SPEARS, BRITNEY SPE
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Vargas, Vincent

Summary: "An inside look at the U.S./Mexican border through the eyes of former U.S. Border Patrol agent, Vincent Vargas, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment. Featuring a Foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink. The U.S./Mexican border stretches nearly 2,000 miles and is protected by a thin line of overworked and underfunded U.S. Border...

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

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