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Mehra, Nishta

Summary: Essays describe how the author's experiences as an Indian American, the wife of a white Christian woman, and the mother of an adopted black son have been challenged by rigid cultural family norms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEHRA, NISHTA MEH

Nutt, Amy Ellis.

Summary: "The Maines were a middle-class, hard-working, politically conservative New England couple whose lives felt complete when they adopted identical twin sons. As toddlers, Jonas was the son Kelly and Wayne Maines expected, but Wyatt was only interested in girls' clothes and toys. By age five, this conflict was tearing Wyatt--and the family--apart. Today, Wyatt is Nicole. She and Jonas are now...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2015

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

Summary: Through tests, tears, and triumphs as a fire drives the Waltons from their home, John-Boy becomes a scriptwriter, Mary Ellen applies to nursing school, and Jim-Bob discovers a fact about his birth, all while Hitler and Mussolini threaten the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WAL

Masood, Syed

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 90s through to San Francisco in 2016, a comic novel about being Muslim immigrants in modern America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAS

Akhtar, Ayad

Summary: A deeply personal novel about about finding identity in a nation coming apart at the seams, an American son and his immigrant father search for belonging in post-Trump America and with each other.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Book Group 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC AKH

Summary: Widower Andy Taylor divides his time between raising his young son Opie and his job as sheriff (and Justice of the Peace) of the sleepy North Carolina town, Mayberry. Andy and Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee, who serves as a surrogate mother to both father and son. Andy's nervous cousin, Barney Fife, is his deputy sheriff whose utter incompetence is tolerated because Mayberry is virtually...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD AND

Summary: A chance car accident introduces the Henderson family to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster. He quickly becomes a true friend of the family. They're soon in a race against the clock to return "Harry' to his natural environment before the authorities capture him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY HAR

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Walls, Jeannette.

Summary: Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.82 WAL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WALLS, JEANNETTE WAL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B WALLS

Summary: Will Caludia's pregnancy make her any less hot? Why is Sean dressed as J.J. Bodybuddy? Who is displaying nude photos of Uncle Eddie? What is the dirty secret of Jimmy's Sciencenauts club? How far will Lily go to make Brad jealous? Why does the entire neighborhood think the Finnertys are trashy? And what is Sister Helen doing in a lingerie store?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Starz Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV GRO

Morduch, Jonathan

Summary: Drawing on the groundbreaking U.S. Financial Diaries project (http://www.usfinancialdiaries.org/), which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year, the authors challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save-- and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332 MOR

Krajnik, Elizabeth

Summary: "About 2 percent of children in the United States are adopted. Some of these children may be adopted from another country. Other children are adopted out of foster care or after a parent voluntarily gives them up. Sometimes, a stepparent may adopt the children of their spouse. This book carefully approaches the different types of adoption and some of the challenges that families through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 362.734 KRA

Recca, Sophia

Summary: The fourteen-year-old author tells the story of her parents' divorce and how she demanded that both parents remain in her life, no matter what.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zuiker Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 306.89 REC

Krosoczka, Jarrett

Summary: The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. A National Book Award Finalist! In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 KOR

Akhtar, Ayad

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Display, Call number: FIC AKH
1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AKH

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC AKH

Tharps, Lori L.

Summary: Weaving together personal stories, history, and analysis, Same Family, Different Colors explores the myriad ways skin-color politics affect family dynamics in the United States. Colorism and color bias the preference for or presumed superiority of people based on the lighter color of their skin is a pervasive but rarely openly discussed phenomenon, one that is centuries old and continues...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Tells an epic story of military strategy, politics, romance, and family conflict set against the backdrop of world events from 1938 through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Follows naval officer Victor "Pug" Henry as he is sent to Berlin as the U.S. Naval attaché. Shows how "Pug" and his family are drawn into the center of the conflicts that lead to America's involvement in World...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WIN

Rubin, Lillian B.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.82 RUB

Ford, Ashley C.

Summary: Somebody's Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley C. Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he's in prison, and she...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 FORD, ASHLEY C. FOR

Mafi, Tahereh

Summary: 2003: the US has officially declared war on Iraq, and the American political world has evolved. Hate crimes are on the rise, FBI agents are infiltrating local mosques, and the Muslim community is harassed and targeted more than ever. Shadi, who wears hijab, keeps her head down. Her brother is dead, her father is dying, her mother is falling apart, and her best friend has dropped out of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MAF

Summary: A heartwarming look at family and friendship, and the poignant story of high school student Homer Macauley and the lives he touches while delivering telegrams throughout his small California town during the troubling years of World War II. Moving and timeless, a masterful celebration of the American way of life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY HUM

Summary: The Ozzie and Harriet radio show starred Ozzie Nelson and his wife, singer Harriet Nelson, and their sons, David and Ricky along with their fictitious neighbor, "Thorny". This family-friendly, fun, and entertaining program launched October 8, 1944 and ran until June 18, 1954. In total 402 radio episodes were produced. Relive the "good old days" with 30 episodes of this classic radio sitcom

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC ADV

Smith, April

Summary: "Against the backdrop of America's heartland, this stunning epic drama follows the Kusek family over fifty years, through relocation from metropolis to prairie, the panic of Communism and McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a dramatic trial, and, ultimately, murder. On Christmas Eve, 1985, Jo Kusek discovers her brother and his family have been savagely attacked. The wife has been killed, father and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Fairley, Kim

Summary: "Kim Fairley was twenty-four when she fell in love with and married a man who was fifty-seven. Something about Vern -- his quirkiness, his humor, his devilish smile -- made her feel an immediate connection with him. She quickly became pregnant, but instead of the idyllic interlude she'd imagined as she settled into married life and planned for their family, their love was soon tested by the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FAIRLEY, KIM FAI

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