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Summary: In the 1970s, disco dominated American pop music. Originating in nightclubs that featured record players instead of live bands, disco was a major stylistic departure from rock, and its rise to the top of the music charts signaled a cultural shift that some found threatening. Disco's roots lay in a gay urban subculture, and the artists who created it were largely African American and Latino. In...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: "The Girl Group Sound, made famous and unforgettable by acts like The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Supremes, and The Vandellas, took over the airwaves by capturing the mix of innocence and rebellion emblematic of America in the 1960s. As songs like "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Then He Kissed Me," and "Be My Baby" rose to number one, Girl Groups cornered the burgeoning post-war market of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2023

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Meléndez Badillo, Jorell A.

Summary: "How did Puerto Rico end up in its current situation? A Spanish-speaking territory controlled by the United States and populated by the descendants of conquistadors, enslaved Africans, and indigenous inhabitants, this island (or rather archipelago) has a unique history. Jorell Meléndez-Badillo begins the book with an overview of the pre-Columbian societies and cultures that first inhabited...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2024

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Chambers, John

Summary: Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers shares the lessons that transformed a dyslexic kid from West Virginia into one of the world's best business leaders and turned a simple router company into a global tech titan. When Chambers joined Cisco in 1991, it was a company with 400 employees, a single product, and about $70 million in revenue. When he stepped down as CEO in 2015, he left a $47...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 658.4 CHA

Rochfort, Desmond.

Summary: The story of the Mexican mural movement is told in a history of the artists, accompanied by more than one hundred reproductions of the murals that showcase popular as well as lesser-known works.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 751.7 ROC

Bergsman, Steve

Summary: "In What a Difference a Day Makes: Women Who Conquered 1950s Music, Steve Bergsman highlights the Black female artists of the 1950s, a time that predated the chart-topping girl groups of the early 1960s. Many of the singers of this era became wildly famous and respected, and even made it into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. However, there were many others, such as Margie Day, Helen Humes,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Mississippi 2023

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 782.42 BER

Thornton, Neil.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Printer's Devil Press 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.4 THO

Kaskowitz, Sheryl

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Summary: "In 1934, the Great Depression had destroyed the US economy, leaving residents poverty-stricken. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt urged President Roosevelt to take radical action to help those hit hardest-Appalachian miners and mill workers stranded after factories closed, city dwellers with no hope of getting work, farmers whose land had failed. They set up government homesteads in rural areas...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2024

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Hernández, Anabel

Summary: "Este libro forma parte del largo recorrido periodístico de Anabel Hernández en su incesante búsqeuda por entender el complejo imperio del crimen organizado y los cárteles de la droga en México, los cuales desde hace décadas tienen sumida a la nación en una espiral de violencia en la que todos los días son explotadas, desaparecidas o asesinadas decenas de personas inocentes, muchas de ellas del...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grijalbo 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 HER

Reich, Steve

Summary: "Steve Reich is a living legend in the world of contemporary classical music. As a leader of the minimalist movement in the 1960s, his works have become central to the musical landscape worldwide, influencing generations of younger musicians, choreographers and visual artists. He has explored non-Western music and American vernacular music from jazz to rock, as well as groundbreaking music and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.92 REI

Grindle, Merilee Serrill

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Summary: "The gripping story of the trailblazing Zelia Nuttall, whose decoding of Aztec cosmology, rigorous fieldwork, and passion for collecting helped shape our understanding of Mexico's pre-Columbian past"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NUTTALL, ZELIA GRIN

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane.

Summary: A young Mexican American from California learns about her heritage and celebrates the holiday with her friends, family, and community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J394.262 HOY

Schaefer, Lola M.

Summary: Simple text and photographs explain the history of Cinco de Mayo, and how this commemoration of the victory of the Mexican army over the French army on May 5, 1862, is celebrated.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pebble Books 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.26972 SCH

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Summary: In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary, part music film, part historical record, created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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3 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SUM

Harris, Duchess

Summary: Motown music emerged in the United States in the 1960s. It launched the careers of many African American musicians. Motown music shaped culture and society during the American civil rights movement. The Making of Motown explores the history and legacy of Motown. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J338.761 HAR

Loftis, Larry.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2016

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 POPOV, DUSKO LOF

Rutledge, Lynda

6 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "'Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes . . . ' Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling an unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It's 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2023

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Finan, Catherine C.

Summary: "You may like chocolate, but how would you feel about using cocoa beans as money or in glue? Maybe you'd like to play a ball game for warriors (just be careful you don't become a scarified to the gods after playing). What about living life with a calendar system even more advanced than our own? You could try it all if you lived like the Maya! Discover extreme facts about the Maya civilization...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bearport Publishing 2022

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Loftis, Larry.

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Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2016

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Summary: For three days in the summer of 1969, a rock concert was held on an upstate New York farm, and 400,000 people attended -- far more than were anticipated, far more than paid, far more than could be fed or sheltered or cared for after injuries or drug overdoses. It rained, there was mud, all traffic in and out was gridlocked, and the music continued, night and day. "Woodstock Nation" existed for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Pictures 2009

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WOO

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD WOO

White, Adam.

Summary: "Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the sixties, seventies and eighties. Featuring extensive, specially commissioned photography of treasures gathered from the archives, this landmark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thames & Hudson Ltd. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6 WHI

Summary: Rolling Stone magazine is the definitive source for music and pop culture trends. In addition, find culture and social commentary on current news and events in each issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Straight Arrow Publishers 1967

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Harvilla, Rob

Summary: "A companion to the #1 music podcast on Spotify, 60 SONGS THAT EXPLAIN THE '90s takes readers through the greatest hits that define a weirdly undefinable decade. The 1990s were a chaotic and gritty and utterly magical time for music, a confounding barrage of genres and lifestyles and superstars, from grunge to hip-hop, from sumptuous RB to rambunctious ska-punk, from Axl to Kurt to Missy to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2023

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Warner, Andrea

Summary: "In Rise Up and Sing!, Andrea Warner explores how music has contributed to the fight for social justice. Across eight areas of activism--the climate emergency, Indigenous rights, civil rights, disability rights, 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, gender equality, the peace/anti-war movement, and human rights--Warner introduces some of the artists, past and present, who have made a difference both on stage and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Greystone Kids 2023

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 781.64 WAR

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 781.64 WAR

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