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Summary: Examines the life and career of the inspiring actor and entertainer, Raul Julia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Profiles six prominent heroes and villains of the American West.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2010

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Angelou, Maya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1970

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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

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2009

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 818.54 ANG

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Kumin, Maxine

Summary: "From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin, a timeless memoir of life, love, and poetry. Maxine Kumin left an unrivaled legacy as a pioneering poet and feminist. The Pawnbroker's Daughter charts her journey from a childhood in the Jewish community inDepression-era Philadelphia, where Kumin's father was a pawnbroker, to Radcliffe College, where she comes into her own as an intellectual and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KUMIN, MAXINE KUM

Angelou, Maya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Literacy Volunteers of New York City 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ANGELOU, MAYA ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audiobooks 1996

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Angelou, Maya.

Summary: The celebrated author shares the intimate story of her relationship with her mother, relating the events that prompted her mother to send young Angela to Arkansas to live with her grandmother and the complicated fallout that shaped their family life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ANGELOU, MAYA ANG

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B ANGELOU ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: For the first time, Maya Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence - a presence absent during much of Angelou's early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ANGELOU, MAYA ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: The author describes her odyssey to Ghana in the 1960s, meant as a return to her African roots. Over a few years she transformed herself by learning to speak Fanti, dressing in Ghanian style and delving in politics. But after encountering racial prejudice and losing her son in a car crash, she returned to America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Following World War II, a black mother contemplates prostitution after unsuccessfully searching for a decent job and a reliable man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1974

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ANGELOU, MAYA ANG

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Recounts Angelou's stay in Ghana, together with other Black Americans, and her discoveries and reflections concerning her ancestors, Africa, American society, and herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 ANG

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

Hoose, Phillip M.

Summary: "The true story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2015

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Meaker, Marijane

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cleis Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIGHSMITH, PATRICIA MEA

Betancourt, Ingrid

Summary: Ingrid Betancourt tells the story of her captivity in the Colombian jungle, sharing teachings of resilience, resistance, and faith. Born in Bogota, raised in France, Betancourt at age 32 gave up a life of comfort and safety to return to Colombia to become a political leader in a country that was being slowly destroyed by terrorism, violence, fear, and hopelessness. In 2002, while a candidate in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 986.106 BET

Sidman, Joyce

Summary: "Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that features many original paintings by Maria herself."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 MER

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

Kanigel, Robert

Summary: Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACOBS, JANE KAN

Parnell, Sean

Summary: A lieutenant's gripping, personal account of the legendary U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division's heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan--a vivid, action-packed, and highly emotional true story of enormous sacrifice and bravery .

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 PAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.104 PAR

Thompson, Laura

Summary: "The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana,...

Format: text

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

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

Tinniswood, Adrian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.20942 TIN