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Levy, E. J. (Ellen J.)

Summary: A novel inspired by the life of Dr. James Miranda Barry follows a penniless Irish girl who adopts the identity of a boy in order to enter medical school, and embracing the freedom of living life as a man, becomes one of the most well-respected physicians in nineteenth-century Cape Town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC LEV

Achebe, Ngozi.

Summary: A tale of two women separated by 400 years but linked by history. Maxine a modern American woman who is half white and half African comes across a set of diaries written by a slave in the 16th century in her quest to connect with her Nigerian father. Then there is Onaedo a young woman from that era who found herself in the middle of events that were set in motion in a country far away from her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mandac-Goldberg Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P ACH

Meredith, Martin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.04 MER

Omotoso, Yewande

Summary: "Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires. Sworn enemies, the two share a hedge and a deliberate hostility, which they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC OMO

Luxenberg, Steve

Summary: Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the twenty-first. Separate...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 342.73 LUX

Bainbridge, James

Summary: The Rough Guide to Cape Town, the Winelands, and the Garden Route is the ultimate travel guide to South Africa's most captivating city and its surrounding region. Full-color photography illustrates the finest of Cape Town's colonial architecture, vibrant neighborhoods, and iconic setting. This guide will show you the best this cosmopolitan city has to offer--from fascinating museums, cutting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rough Guides Ltd 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 916.8 CAP

Summary: James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA COL

Wright, Ronald

Summary: "Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the gold of Peru, young Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances, caught up in history's throes. He finds himself at every major moment in the empire-building of the Spanish explorers, including Francisco Pizarro, and in the culture clash and violent overthrow of the Incan leaders....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2015

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Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Wright, Ronald

Summary: Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the gold of Peru, young Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances, caught up in history's throes. He finds himself at every major moment in the empire-building of the Spanish explorers, including Francisco Pizarro, and in the culture clash and violent overthrow of the Incan leaders....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WRI

Summary: Profiles baseball legends from the early years, fabulous fifties, and the modern era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MM & V 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Benwell, Fox

Summary: In Khayelitsha, South Africa, Neo's passion for music leads her to her first love--Tale, the female lead singer of a local band--and an internship at the local radio station, and both experiences teach Neo about the risks and rewards of using her own voice to empower others.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BEN

Luxenberg, Steve

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Documents the story of the infamous nineteenth-century Supreme Court ruling in favor of segregation, tracing the half-century of history that shaped the ruling and the reverberations that are still being felt today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.73 LUX

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.73 Luxenberg 2019

Hesse, Karen.

Summary: During the Great Depression, fourteen-year-old Billie Jo must endure heartwrenching ordeals that no child should have to face. She and her parents struggle to keep their Oklahoma farm running as a drought and devastating dust storms take a toil on both the land and the family. In this midst of this turmoil, a tragic household accident badly injures both Billie Jo and her mother. The quiet...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD HES

Summary: Get up close to the wildlife, see the many natural wonders of Cape Town, drive along the beautiful coastline, and visit the village of Franschhoek, in the heart of wine country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar, Inc. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 916.804 BES

Schwabach, Karen

Summary: In 1848, eleven-year-old Bridie runs away to Seneca Falls, New York, where she meets a free black girl named Rose and gets caught up in Elizabeth Cady Stanton's plans for a women's rights convention. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SCH

Steel, Danielle.

Summary: This centuries-spanning novel interweaves the lives of two women: a writer working in the heart of modern academia and a daring young Sioux Indian on an incredible journey in the eighteenth century. The result is a story of courage in the face of the unknown.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC STE

Duane, Anna Mae

Summary: "Educated for Freedom" explores the story of two fugitive schoolboys who grew up to change a nation"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Faragher, John Mack

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W Norton & Co. 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 971.601 FAR

Meyer, Deon.

Summary: After a teenage American tourist has her throat slit in Cape Town, detective Benny Griessel must find her friend, Rachel Anderson, before she meets the same fate; and when he's also put on the case of a murdered music executive, he realizes he must solve both crimes for Rachel to survive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MEY

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: MYS MEY

Meyer, Deon

Summary: A week before Christmas, a young photographer discovers a plastic-wrapped corpse amidst the sand dunes north of Cape Town. It doesn't take long for the police to identify the body as that of Ernst Richter--the tech whiz founder of Alibi, an Internet service that provides unfaithful partners with sophisticated cover stories to hide their affairs. Assigned to the case is lead detective Benny...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MEY

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Slovo, Gillian

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 SLO

Summary: By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BUR

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