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Rowe, Maggie

Summary: A successful television writer describes her friendship with a neurodiverse middle-aged woman who helps her confront her own issues with mental illness and feelings of inadequacy while coming to peace with the choices she has made.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROWE, MAGGIE ROW

Verdelle, A. J.

Summary: "The award-winning author of The Good Negress shares invaluable insights on the precarious journey toward creativity that is the writer's life, and tells the compelling story of her relationship with Toni Morrison, painting an illuminating portrait of this towering yet enigmatic cultural icon. With the publication of her debut novel The Good Negress in 1995, A. J. Verdelle became an overnight...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VERDELLE, A.J. VER

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B VERDELLE VER

Bell-Scott, Patricia.

Summary: Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did for justice and freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.917 BEL

Barkin, Janna

Summary: This true story by a family about raising their transgender son is both a captivating read and an invaluable support source for parents facing similar issues. A warm, insightful portrait of a family that includes tips on helping young transgender people navigate their transition, it will support, educate and inspire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017

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

Fleischner, Jennifer.

Summary: A historical portrait set against the backdrop of the antebellum South and the Civil War explores the remarkable friendship between First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker and confidante, Elizabeth Keckly, a former slave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Williams, Alicia

Summary: Zora was a girl who hankered for tales like bees for honey. Now, her mama always told her that if she wanted something, "to jump at de sun", because even though you might not land quite that high, at least you'd get off the ground. So Zora jumped from place to place, from the porch of the general store where she listened to folktales, to Howard University, to Harlem. And everywhere she jumped,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Mag, Call number: J 813.52 WIL

Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

Lerner, Betsy.

Summary: "A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother's "don't ask, don't tell" generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Wave 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LERNER, BETSY LER

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B LERNER LER

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Stahr, Walter

Summary: "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STANTON, EDWIN Sta

Isaacson, Walter

Summary: A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's "The Double Helix" on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease, as well as curing diseases, fending off viruses, and enhancing our children

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 576.5 ISA

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 DOUDNA, JENNIFER ISA

Bell-Scott, Patricia.

Summary: "Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did, taking stands for justice and freedom,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.917 BEL

Belovitch, Brian

Summary: In Trans Figured, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity. Brian has the rare distinction of coming out three times: first as a queer teenager; second as a glamorous transgender woman named Tish, and later, Natalia Gervais; and finally as an HIV-positive gay man surviving the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. From...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BELOVITCH, BRIAN BEL

Felix, Rebecca

Summary: "All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Temple Grandin book, kids will follow her on her journey to become a livestock expert. From having autism to becoming a scientist and inventing a "squeeze machine", Grandin works to improve the treatment of cows, sheep, and other farm animals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Consider This, Call number: J 921 GRA

Love, Dorothy

Summary: "A novel of enduring friendship based on the true-life account of Mary Anna Curtis Lee, great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and wife of General Robert E. Lee, and Selina Norris Gray, a slave girl who became Mary's housekeeper and confidante"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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Makos, Adam

Summary: Adapted for young adults from the New York Times best-seller, this gripping true account of a WWII American tank gunner, who met his destiny in an armor duel and forged an enduring bond with his enemy, brings to life the perils of war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2022

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Castrovilla, Selene

Summary: "Introduces the reader to the founding mothers of the United States"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 CAS

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 CAS

Summary: East Hampton, the mid-1970's: documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles set up camp in a decrepit mansion known as Grey Gardens, where the eccentric Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale live amid piles of trash and mounds of cats. The film becomes an instant cult classic. Fast forward to the present day: "Grey Gardens" has inspired a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEA

Patchett, Ann

Summary: Author Ann Patchett relates the story of her friendship with fellow writer Lucy Grealy, and of Lucy's zest for life despite a long struggle with a disfiguring childhood cancer.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920 PAT

Patchett, Ann

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 920 PAT

Patchett, Ann

Summary: The author describes her twenty-year friendship with Lucy Grealy, tracing their introduction at a writer's workshop, the integral part their friendship played in their writing careers, and her witness to Grealy's medical deterioration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

Pablo Cruz, Rosayra

Summary: "From a mother whose children were taken from her at the U.S. border by the American government in 2018 and another mother who helped reunite the family, a crucial, searing story about the immigration odyssey, family separation and reunification, and thepower of individuals to band together to overcome even the most cruel and unjust circumstances"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PABLO CRUZ, ROSAYRA PAB

Makos, Adam

Summary: Traces the inspirational story of famous Navy aviator duo Tom Hudner and Jesse Brown, recounting how they defied convention to serve their country, overcame racial barriers, and protected one another on a daring Korean War mission.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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