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Tavares, Matt

Summary: "A work of fiction inspired by a true story, Matt Tavares's debut graphic novel dramatizes the historic struggle for gender equality in high school sports. It is 1975 in Indiana, and the Wilkins Regional High School girls' basketball team is in their rookie season. Despite being undefeated, they practice at night in the elementary school and play to empty bleachers. Unlike the boys' team, the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2023

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: JFIC TAY (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

Chung, Nicole

Summary: "From the bestselling author of ALL YOU CAN EVER KNOW comes a searing memoir of class, inequality, and grief-a daughter's search to understand the lives her adoptive parents led, the life she forged as an adult, and the lives she's lost. In this country, unless you attain extraordinary wealth, you will likely be unable to help your loved ones in all the ways you'd hoped. You will learn to live...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHUNG, NICOLE CHU

Galbraith, Bree

Summary: "Usha lives in a town where the sun hasn't shone for as long as anyone can remember. Only her grandfather remembers its brilliance and tells Usha stories about the time before other people took the sun away, building a wall to keep it all to themselves. So Usha decides to do something, and sets off in search of the sun. When at last Usha reaches the wall, she tries to kick it down, climb it,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Owlkids Books 2020

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Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 TAL

Griffith, Elisabeth

Summary: "The Nineteenth Amendment was an incomplete victory. A century later, women are still grappling with how to use the vote and their political power to expand civil rights, confront racial violence, improve maternal health, advance educational and employment opportunities, and secure reproductive rights. Formidable chronicles the efforts of white and Black women to advance sometimes competing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 GRI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.42 GRI

Ewing, Chana Ginelle

Summary: "An ABC of equality introduces complicated concepts to the youngest of children, from celebrating our differences, understanding everyone's beliefs, and treating everyone with kindness."--Back cover

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Publisher / Publication Date: Frances Lincoln Children's Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group 2020

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Saad, Layla F.

Summary: "From the author of the New York Times bestselling book ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY comes the young readers' edition that teaches readers how to explore and understand racism and white supremacy and how young readers can do their part to help change the world"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Explore 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 SAA

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 SAA

Dyer, Hadley

Summary: "Economic inequality affects everybody. No matter how rich or poor you are, economic inequality impacts every aspect of your life--the place where you live, the opportunities you experience, the healthcare you get, the education you receive. More Than Money breaks down why the rich seem to be getting richer while the rest of us are struggling to just get by. With vivid, energetic illustrations,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 339.2 DYE

Klinenberg, Eric

Summary: "An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society. We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn't seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together, to find common...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.76 KLI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.76 KLI

Summary: From award-winning director/producer Peter Kunhardt, King in the Wilderness follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the volatile last three years of his life, from the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to his assassination in April 1968. Drawing on revelatory stories from his inner circle of friends, the film provides a clear window into the civil rights leader's character, showing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kendi, Ibram X.

Summary: Illustrations and text show children the language to dream of a better world.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kokila 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KEN

Mechanic, Michael

Summary: "A senior editor at Mother Jones dives into the lives of the extremely rich, showing the fascinating, otherworldly realm they inhabit-and the insidious ways this realm harms us all"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 MEC

Neiman, Garrett

Summary: "It's no secret that our country has a serious problem when it comes to wealth inequality - and systemic racism and patriarchy have only exacerbated the advantages of wealthy white men. Over the past three decades, America's richest white men have only become richer, while those suffering in poverty have only gotten poorer. The divide may seem too great to bridge, but Rich White Men exposes the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Legacy Lit, Hachette Books 2023

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 NEI

Sunkara, Bhaskar

Summary: With the stunning popularity of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Americans are embracing the class politics of socialism. But what, exactly, is socialism? And what would a socialist system in America look like? In The Socialist Manifesto, Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision for its future. The editor of Jacobin magazine,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.53 SUN

Burlingame, Michael

Summary: Frederick Douglass called the martyred president "emphatically the black man's president” as well as “the first who rose above the prejudice of his times and country.” This narrative history of Lincoln’s personal interchange with Black people over the course his career reveals a side of the sixteenth president that, until now, has not been fully explored or understood.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 BUR

Chang, Jeff

Summary: "In his most recent book, Who We Be, Jeff Chang looked at how art and culture effected massive social changes in American society. Since the book was published, the country has been gripped by waves of racial discord, most notably the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. In these highly relevant, powerful essays, Chang examines some of the most contentious issues in the current discussion of race...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2016

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

Dias, Marley (Marley Emerson)

Summary: The young organizer of the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign explores the power of activism, drawing on her personal experiences to counsel readers on how they can work together to make positive changes in their communities in the areas of literacy and diversity.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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

Eichner, Maxine

Summary: US families have been pushed to the wall. At the bottom of the economic ladder, poor and working-class adults aren't forming stable relationships and can't give their kids the start they need because of low wages and uncertain job prospects. Toward the top, professional parents' lives have become a grinding slog of long hours of paid work. Meanwhile their kids are overstressed by pressure to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.85 EIC

Foley, James

Summary: Stella wants to be an astronaut. There is only one problem: Stella is an elephant. Every time she applies to Space Command, they come up with a new reason she can't join. But where there's a will, there's a way and Stella is determined to reach for the stars.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kane Miller, a Division of EDC Publishing 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC FOL

Klinenberg, Eric

Summary: "Crisis has a way of laying bare our truest selves: who we trust, which principles and impulses we heed, whose lives we deem expendable. As it ravaged millions of lives, the Covid-19 pandemic revealed and accentuated the dividing lines that had already, for decades, splintered American public life. Against the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election, misinformation regimes, and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306 KLI

McMahon, Darrin M.

Summary: "We live at a time of soaring global inequalities and a concerted challenge to the very notion that human beings can live as equals. Equality, in short, is in crisis. Yet surprisingly little work has been done to understand this complex ideal. Far from being a modern aspiration, as is commonly thought, equality has a long history stretching back to the ancient world. Across the ages, we have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 MCM

Romeo, Nick

Summary: "Confronted by the terrifying trends of the early twenty-first century -- widening inequality, environmental destruction, and the immiseration of millions of workers around the world -- many economists and business leaders still preach dogmas that lack evidence and create political catastrophe: Private markets are always more efficient than public ones; investment capital flows efficiently to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2023

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Stevenson, Bryan

Summary: "In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2018

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Weber, Shannon

Summary: What is equality? A big question to answer and an even bigger topic to implement. Activists Assemble: We Are All Equal explains what it is to be a citizen, how important it is to treat, and be treated, as equal within the society, and how you can use your voice to champion equality. Discover the history of equality - both the successes and the tragedies, meet past and present faces who overcame...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Children's Books 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305 WEB

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