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Swaby, Rachel

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SWA

Kortemeier, Todd

Summary: "From early computer programmers to video game creators, this book introduces remarkable individuals whose contributions to technology were often overlooked. Colorful spreads full of photographs and sidebars support reader engagement and celebrate each hero's achievements."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 12-Story Library 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 KOR

Swaby, Rachel.

Summary: "Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby's ... profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one's ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they're best known"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 SWA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 509.2 Swaby 2015

Brill, David

Summary: "In 1979, David Brill became one of the first of a new generation to complete the Georgia-to-Maine hike on the Appalachian Trail. 'As Far as the Eye Can See', now a classic, chronicles his six-month, 2,100-mile walk, a quest to live simply and deliberately, with room to grow, to breathe, to change, to discover what really mattered to him."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Tennessee Press 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.5 BRI

Mackall, Dandi Daley

Summary: After being dropped off at her grandmother's house, a young girl and her grandmother spend the evening dancing to rock and roll music.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sky Pony Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MAC

Summary: On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art offshore oil rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. In this documentary film, the director travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bryant, Jennifer.

Summary: Presents the early life of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who developed the system of raised dots by which blind people read and write.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BRAILLE BRY

Wideman, John Edgar

Summary: "In The Louis Till File, John Edgar Wideman searches for Louis Till, a silent victim of American injustice. Wideman's personal interaction with the story began when he learned of Emmett’s murder in 1955; Wideman was also fourteen years old. After reading decades later about Louis’s execution, he couldn’t escape the twin tragedies of father and son, and tells their stories together for the first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TILL, LOUIS WID

Summary: Krill are tiny, shrimp-like creatures crucial to the Antarctic ecosystem and, maybe, to the future of all oceans. Join the research ship Polarstern in the vast Antarctic ice pack in search of ice caves and juvenile krill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: When a young woman spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum portrays an anxious era in West Germany amid a crumbling postwar political consensus. Katharina, though innocent, suddenly becomes a suspect, falling prey to a vicious smear campaign by the police and a ruthless tabloid journalist that tests the limits of her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Stillman, Deanne

Summary: Documents the unlikely friendship between Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull, tracing the events of their brief but important collaboration during Cody's 1880s Wild West Show, the impact of Little Big Horn, and Sitting Bull's assassination in 1890.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 STIL

Brina, Elizabeth Miki

Summary: "A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents--her father a Vietnam veteran, her mother an Okinawan war bride--and her own, fraught cultural heritage. Elizabeth's mother was working as a nightclubhostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRINA, ELIZABETH MIKI BRI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRINA BRI

Dinmont, Kerry

Summary: "Introduces readers to Amanda's day of practicing a fire drill at school. Discusses the best fire drill practices and ways to stay safe. Additional features to aid comprehension include vivid photographs, Common Core questions and activities, a phonetic glossary, and sources for further research."--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 628.9 DIN

Star, Fleur

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Uses print and braille to teach young readers to count.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2016

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Tomlinson, Chris.

Summary: "Foreign correspondent Chris Tomlinson returns to Texas to discover the truth about his family's slave owning history, [telling] the story of two families, one black and one white, who trace their ancestry to the same Central Texas slave plantation. Tomlinson discovers that his counterpart in the African American family is LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 TOM

Herman, Gail

Summary: Ariel's sisters have given her a beautiful present--a shimmering star-shell necklace. Ariel can't wait to wear it to the royal concert. But when the concert's lead singer, a young girl named Laurel, suddenly disappears, it's up to Ariel and her friends to find her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED DIS

Brill, Leigh.

Summary: Leigh Brill finally decided to stop pretending she was just fine when she admitted to the service dog interviewer, "I have cerebral palsy. I walk funny and my balance is bad. I fall a lot. My hands shake, too." So began her journey toward independence and confidence, all thanks to a trained companion dog named Slugger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 636.7 BRI

Miller, Sarah

Summary: "When they were born on May 28, 1934, quintuplets Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie captivated the world, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the quints, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 MIL

Rosen, Richard A.

Summary: Born in the hamlet of Mount Gilead, North Carolina, Julius Chambers escaped the fetters of the Jim Crow South to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s as the nation's leading African American civil rights attorney. Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Chambers worked to advance the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's strategic litigation campaign for civil rights, ultimately winning landmark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of North Carolina Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHAMBERS, JULIUS ROS

Frith, Margaret

Summary: Examines the life and times of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who developed the system of raised dots by which blind people read and write.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Passion River] 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RIC
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF RIC

Kaplan, Alice Yaeger.

Summary: Examines how spending time abroad in Paris changed the lives and outlooks of three notable American women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Chicago Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.361 KAP

Orji, Yvonne

Summary: "In Bamboozled by Jesus, a frank and fresh advice book, Orji takes readers on a journey through twenty-five life lessons, gleaned from her own experiences and her favorite source of inspiration: the Bible. But this ain't your mama's Bible study. Yvonne infuses wit and heart in sharing pointers like why the way up is sometimes down, and how fear is synonymous to food poisoning. Her joyful,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Worthy Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248.4 ORJ

Brave Bird, Mary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.3 BRA

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