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Dutt, Yashica

Summary: "Born into a "formerly untouchable manual-scavenging family in small-town India," Yashica Dutt was taught from a young age to not appear "Dalit looking." Although prejudice against Dalits, who compose 25% of the population, has been illegal since 1950, caste-ism in India is alive and well. Blending her personal history with extensive research and reporting, Dutt provides an incriminating...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DUTT, YASHICA DUT

Bedrick, David

Summary: Why is today's diet industry pulling in 70 billion dollars every year, while when people go on a diet, only five percent of them succeed and the rest gain weight or stay the same? Here's why: A heavy, shamed body is a body with an unheard message and a thwarted quest, and until the secrets are unlocked and the wisdom is harvested, that impasse will be unbreachable. In these pages, Bedrick...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Belly Song Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 BED

Rich, Katherine Russell.

Summary: At a time when her life seemed to be crumbling, Rich took on a writing assignment in India, where she was seduced by the idea of trying to speak Hindi, the language she heard swirling all around her. In a rash moment, she determined she would go live and study in the ancient city of Udaipur. That decision led to unexpected reclamation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009

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Ishikawa, Masaji

Summary: Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by promises of abundant work,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: AmazonCrossing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ISHIKAWA, MASAJI ISH

Summary: When their land is sold to developers, the magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers of Kathputli, a hand-built artist colony hidden away in the alleyways of Delhi since the 1970s, must find a way to unite or splinter apart forever. Filmed from 2011 to 2014, this documentray chronicles the last days of of Kathputli, focusing on Puran the Puppeteer, Rahman the Magician, and Maya the Acrobat as they...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Stockman, Farah

Summary: "Shannon, Wally, and John built their lives around their place of work. Shannon, a white single mother, became the first woman to run the factory's dangerous furnaces at the Rexnord manufacturing plant in Indianapolis and was proud of producing one of the world's top brands of steel bearings. Wally, a black man known for his initiative and kindness, was promoted to become chairman of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.13 STO

Roy, Arundhati.

Summary: In early 2010, Roy traveled into the forests of Central India, homeland to millions of indigenous people, dreamland to some of the world's biggest mining corporations. The result is this... report from the heart of an unfolding revolution.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 954.137 ROY

Thomas, Gillian

Summary: "The 1964 Civil Rights Act is best known as a monumental achievement of the civil rights movement, but it also revolutionized the lives of American women. Title VII of the law made it illegal to discriminate "because of sex." But Congress gave little guidance about how much it wanted to change in a "Mad Men" world where women played mainly supporting roles. It was up to the Supreme Court, then,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344 THO

Mar, Alex

Summary: "A thought-provoking, masterfully told work of literary journalism about a shocking crime committed by a teenager-and its even more shocking aftermath In 1985 in Gary, Indiana, a black teenaged girl kills an elderly white woman in a robbery gone wrong. The shock and awe of the case captivates the state, whose citizens cry out for vengeance. Soon after, Paula Cooper, the fifteen-year-old killer,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.88 MAR

Hajratwala, Minal.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0491 HAJRATWALA, MINAL HAJ

Beety, Valena E.

Summary: "From a former federal prosecutor turned champion of the wrongfully convicted, this powerful and profound book follows the stories of women reclaiming their freedom and creates a new blueprint for remaking our deeply flawed criminal legal system." -- Inside front jacket flap.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp. 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.73 BEE

Råstam, Hannes

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Publisher / Publication Date: Trafalgar Square 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1523 RAS

Miller, Chanel

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MILLER, CHANEL MIL

Cooper, Becky

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious 23-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.152 COO

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 COO

Gidla, Sujatha

Summary: "The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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Grann, David

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Grann, David

Summary: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2017

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Cutright, Patricia J.

Summary: "Twelve biographies of Indigenous women who, as modern-day warriors, have infused their communities with strength and leadership. The women overcame unimaginable hardships--racial and gender discrimination, abuse, and extreme poverty--only to rise to great heights in the fields of politics, science, education, and community activism"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 7th Generation Native Voices 2021

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

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 973 CUT

Jadhav, Narendra

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JADHAV, NARENDRA JAD

Summary: Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mill Creek Entertainment 2009

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

Rowe, Sheila Wise

Summary: "People of color have endured traumatic histories and almost daily assaults on their dignity. Professional counselor Sheila Wise Rowe exposes the symptoms of racial trauma to lead readers to a place of freedom from the past and new life for the future. With Rowe as a reliable guide who has both been on the journey and shown others the way forward, you will find a safe pathway to resilience"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: IVP, an imprint of InterVarsity Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 ROW

Grann, David

4 holds on 12 copies

Summary: Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 976 GRA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.6 Gra

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Crime Mur Grann

Flock, Elizabeth

Summary: "In twenty-first-century India, tradition is colliding with Western culture, a clash that touches the lives of everyday Indians from the wealthiest to the poorest. While ethnicity, class, and religion are influencing the nation's development, so too are pop culture and technology--an uneasy fusion whose impact is most evident in the institution of marriage. The Heart Is a Shifting Sea...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 FLO

Summary: Describes the devastating accident and case of mistaken identity that left one family grieving for the young woman they thought was their daughter while the wrong family cared for the lone survivor, and describes the healing journey of survivor Whitney Cerak.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 617.4 MIS

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