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Cisneros, Sandra.

Summary: "From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where "my ancestors...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CISNEROS, SANDRA CIS

Dandro, Travis

Summary: "From a child's-eye view, Travis Dandro recounts growing up with a drug-addicted birth father, alcoholic step-dad, and overwhelmed mother. As a kid, Dandro would temper the tension of his every day with flights of fancy, finding refuge in toys and animals and insects rather than the unpredictable adults around him. Dandro perceptively details the effects of poverty and addiction on a family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 362.29 DAN

Stone, Judith

Summary: During the worst years of official racism in South Africa, the story of one young girl came to symbolize the injustice, corruption, and arbitrary nature of apartheid. Born in 1955 to a pro-apartheid white couple, Sandra Laing was officially registered and raised as a white child. But at a school for whites, she was mercilessly persecuted because of her dark skin and frizzy hair. Her parents...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Books/Hyperion 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.488 STO

Jarrar, Randa

Summary: A gay, Muslim, overweight, Arab-American woman describes her road trip from California to Connecticut to reclaim her autonomy and explore everything she has survived in life, schooling a rest-stop racist and destroying Confederate flags in the desert along the way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JARRAR, RANDA JAR

Pine, Chris

Summary: A secret circle of legendary characters known as the Guardians come together to protect childhood hope, belief, and imagination when the embittered boogeyman Pitch Black threatens to spread darkness and despair.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Dreamworks Animation 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Rise 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV RIS

Taber, Sara Mansfield.

Contents: Preface -- pt. 1. The Sea -- book 1: Dragons (Taipei, Taiwan, 1961-1962) -- The Wall -- The Chicken Village -- Whispers -- Night Soil -- book 2: Gum (Bethesda, Maryland, 1962-1964) -- Cross my Heart -- Jap -- The Tomb -- American -- book 3: Rainlight (The Hague, The Netherlands, 1964-1968) -- Klompen -- Dutchies -- My Father's Bath -- The Pistol -- Nicole -- Home -- pt. 2. The Shore -- book 4:...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TABER, SARA MANSFIELD TAB

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents, artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs' childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

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 Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Great DVD 759 World 2010

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Jha, Sonora

Summary: "This book is both an incredibly moving mother-son love story told in personal essays, and a parenting manual with concrete advice and actionable takeaways for feminists of all stripes hoping to dismantle toxic masculinity, one sweet boy at a time"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sasquatch Books 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 JHA

Nooyi, Indra K.

Summary: "Indra Nooyi, the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo, offers clear-eyed insight and a call to action for how our society can really blend work and family-and advance women-in the twenty-first century"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NOOYI, INDRA K. NOO

Horne, Sarah

Summary: Pudding the Panda makes everyone smile at Edinburgh Zoo. But what would make her truly happy is a family to take care of, like her heroine, Mary Poppins. Meanwhile, Callum is having a hard time at home. In a twist of fate, Pudding gets to help a child who needs her.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Thiel, J. Homer

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: J. Homer Thiel 0000

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.2 THI

Parker, Alissa

Summary: "When Alissa Parker lost her daughter Emilie in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, she started a life-changing journey to answer questions about faith, hope, and healing. As she sought for the peace that could help mend her broken heart, she learned how to open her heart to God's grace and find the strength to forgive."--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 PARKER, ALISSA PAR

Brett, Jan

Summary: Rollo the troll is tired of chores, but after spending time on the tundra with various animal families, from owls to moose, he realizes that he wants to be home for Christmas even if that means behaving himself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: E BRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BRE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Holiday Brett 2011

Pottker, Janice.

Summary: An analysis of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and her mother-in-law offers insight into Sara Delano Roosevelt's influence on Eleanor's achievements and Eleanor's role in the misperceptions surrounding their relationship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Colfer, Eoin

Summary: "Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life, the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 COL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 COL

Nelson, Anne

Summary: The "Rote Kapelle," or Red Orchestra, was the Gestapo's name for an intrepid band of German artists, intellectuals, and bureaucrats (almost half of them women) who battled treacherous odds to unveil the brutal secrets of their fascist employers and oppressors. For many members of the Red Orchestra, these audacious acts of courage resulted in their tragic and untimely end. This is a brilliant...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.155 NEL

Gouin, Jacques

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Methuen 1985

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R-GEN 929.2 PANET GOU

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

Summary: "A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRENNAN-JOBS, LISA BRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

Bentley, Judith.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A biography of the former Arizona state senator and judge who in 1981 became the first woman ever appointed a justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: J. Messner 1983

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB O'CONNOR BEN

Amidon, Ervan L. (Ervan Lloyd)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anundsen Pub. Co. 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R-GEN 929.2 PABST Amidon

Summary: ... Contains fifty genealogical sketches of heads of households living in what are today Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New England Historic Genealogical Society 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R-GEN 929.3744 WES

Steil, Jennifer.

Summary: Traces the author's year spent in Yemen's capital city, Sana'a, where she worked as the editor of the "Yemen Observer," documenting her efforts to teach balanced journalism to her staff, and her appreciation for the strength of Arab women in a completely male-dominated society.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEIL, JENNIFER STE

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