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Summary: Wadjda, a fun-loving 10-year-old girl living in Saudi Arabia, has her heart set on a beautiful new bicycle. However, her mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. Determined to turn her dreams into reality and buy the bike on her own, Wadjda uncovers the contradictions and opportunities ingrained in her world. Hilarious,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WAD
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WAD

Summary: It follows Maryam, a determined young doctor who runs for city council after the make incumbent repeatedly ignores her request to fix the muddy road leading to her clinic. Despite her father and her community₂s struggle to accept her as their town₂s first female candidate, Maryam₂s creative and ambitious campaign builds momentum, becoming a symbol for a larger movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Mohammed, Rahaf

Summary: In January 2019, then 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed escaped from her family while holidaying in Kuwait. She was fleeing systematic abuse of her human rights as a woman growing up in Saudi Arabia and, specifically, her family's threats to kill her because she desired the freedoms Western women take for granted. She boarded a plane bound for Bangkok, en route to Australia where she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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Bin Laden, Najwa.

Summary: Mother and son give us an extraordinary view of the private life of a man both loved feared by his family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 BIN LADEN FAMILY BIN

Wald, Ellen R.

Summary: "A groundbreaking history that reveals the motivations and machinations behind Aramco and the rise of Saudi Arabia"--Jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 WAL

Summary: 1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers₂ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN THE

Bergen, Peter L.

Summary: Based on exhaustive research and unprecedented access to White House officials, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the military, this is the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin Laden and of the twilight of Al-Qaeda.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.325 BER

Baer, Robert.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 327.538 BAER

Summary: An in-depth look at Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's life, work, and murder amidst the complexity of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. Exclusive interviews explore Khashoggi's con nections with Saudi rulers, Middle Eastern jihadists, and fellow global journalists, as well as his enduring global legacy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Baer, Robert.

Summary: Examines the love-hate relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, describing how the royal family's support of a radical religious group helps keep them in power while fostering hatred of the West throughout Saudi society.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.538 BAE

Scheuer, Michael.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1046 SCH

Ferraris, Zoë.

Summary: Forensic tech Katya Hijazi is hoping to be promoted to police detective which may happen after working a secret case for lead inspector Ibrahim Zahrani who's mistress has disappeared at the same time Ibranhim is working a serial killer case.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Hubbard, Ben (Journalist)

Summary: "MBS is the untold story of how a mysterious young prince emerged from Saudi Arabia's sprawling royal family to overhaul the economy and society of the richest country in the Middle East--and gather as much power as possible into his own hands. Since his father, King Salman, ascended to the throne in 2015, Mohammed bin Salman has leveraged his influence to restructure the kingdom's economy,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books, an imprint of Random House 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 953.8 HUB

House, Karen Elliott.

Summary: A journalist draws on three decades of firsthand experience to profile contemporary Saudi Arabia, offering insight into its leaders, citizens, cultural complexities, and international prospects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 953.8 HOU

Bhathena, Tanaz

Summary: In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sixteen-year-old half-Hindu/half-Parsi Zarin Wadia is the class troublemaker and top subject for the school rumor blogs, regularly leaving class to smoke cigarettes in cars with boys, but she also desperately wants to grow up andmove out of her aunt and uncle's house, perhaps realizing too late that Porus, another non-Muslim Indian who risks deportation but remains...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BHA

Summary: Nominated for the 2016 Academy Award. In 1916 Arabia Theeb ("Wolf"), a young Bedouin boy, ventures on a treacherous desert journey encountering mercenaries, revolutionaries and raiders as he tries to survive and live up to the name his father gave him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2014

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Summary: A dangerous rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war. From revolution in Iran, reaction by Saudi Arabia, and wars in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq, how religion and power politics drive perpetual conflict.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Unger, Craig.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.7305 UNG

Benjamin, Medea

Summary: The diminutive co-founder of Code Pink has become famous for fearlessly tackling head-on subjects the left and right studiously avoid. Sometimes, she does so in person--as at President Obama's speech at the National Defense College, or in Egypt, where she was assaulted by police. Here, she's researching the sinister nature of the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: OR Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 BEN

Golkar, Golriz

Summary: "Engaging images accompany information about Saudi Arabia. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bellwether Media 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 953.8 GOL

al-Herz, Saba.

Summary: A best-selling book when it appeared in Arabic, The Others is a literary tour de force, offering a window into one of the most repressive societies in the world. Seba al-Herz tells the story of a nameless teenager at a girls' school in the heavily Shi'ite Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Like her classmates, she has no contact with men outside her family. When the glamorous Dai tries to seduce...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AL

Cooper, Andrew Scott.

Summary: This is an account of how the US decision in the mid 70s to choose Saudi Arabia as the dominant oil power in the Mideast ultimately led to the Islamic revolution in Iran.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 327.73055 COO

Bird, Kai.

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winner Kai Bird's vivid memoir of an American childhood spent in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Jerusalem and Saudia Arabia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.94 BIRD, KAI BIR

Ali, S. K.

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Summary: Adam and Zayneb embark on the Umrah, a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, in Saudi Arabia, but as one wedge after another drives them apart while they make their way through rites in the holy city, Adam and Zayneb start to wonder if their meeting was just anoddity after all.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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