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Durrani, Pashtana

Summary: "Inspired by generations of her family's unwavering belief in the power of education, Pashtana Durrani recognized her calling early in life: to educate Afghanistan's girls and young women, raised in a society where learning is forbidden. In a country devastated by war and violence, heeding that call seemed both impossible and dangerous. Pashtana founded the nonprofit LEARN and developed a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corporation 2024

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Follett, Ken

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Summary: The Spinning Jenny was invented in 1770, and with that, a new era of manufacturing and industry changed lives everywhere within a generation. A world filled with unrest wrestles for control over this new world order: A mother's husband is killed in a work accident due to negligence; a young woman fights to fund her school for impoverished children; a well-intentioned young man unexpectedly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2023

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOL

Summary: "A collection of compelling, hard-hitting first-person essays, poems, and photos that expose what our punitive social systems do to so many Americans. Going for Broke, edited by Alissa Quart, Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and David Wallis, former Managing Director of EHRP, gives voice to a range of gifted writers for whom "economic precarity" is more than just...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.569 GOI

Leonhardt, David

Summary: "Two decades into the twenty-first century, the stagnation of living standards has become the defining trend of American life. Life expectancy has declined, economic inequality has soared, and, after some progress, the Black-white wage gap is once again as large as it was in the 1950s. How did this happen in the world's most powerful country? And what happened to the "American dream"--the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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White, April

Summary: "From a historian and senior writer and editor at Atlas Obscura, a fascinating account of the daring nineteenth-century women who moved to South Dakota to divorce their husbands and start living on their own terms"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.89 WHI

O'Toole, Fintan

Summary: "We Don't Know Ourselves is a very personal vision of recent Irish history from the year of O'Toole's birth, 1958, down to the present. Ireland has changed almost out of recognition during those decades, and Fintan O'Toole's life coincides with that arc of transformation. The book is a brilliant interweaving of memories (though this is emphatically not a memoir) and engrossing social and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Head of Zeus 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 941.7082 OTO

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Summary: "On September 13, 2022, a young Iranian student, Mahsa Amini, was arrested by the morality police in Tehran. Her only crime was that she wasn't properly wearing the headscarf required for women by the Islamic Republic. At the police station, she was beaten so badly she had to be taken to the hospital, where she fell into a deep coma. She died three days later. A wave of protests soon spread...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Harris, Duchess

Summary: What started as a hashtag in 2013 quickly grew into the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter examines the police shootings that fueled the movement, the events that led up to racial tensions in the United States, and the goals the movement has set for the future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J305.8960 HAR

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Alston, Bria

Summary: Meet Claudie Wells. She is 9 years old and is surrounded by artists, writers, dancers, and the culture of the Harlem Renaissance during 1922. Everyone seems to be good at something, but Claudie can't find her special talent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2024

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

Adams, Khristi Lauren

Summary: "Young Black leaders have always been at the forefront of the fight for justice, freedom, and equity. And Black girls today are stepping up and leading in bold, creative ways. In a world overrun by power and greed, now is the time to look to Black girls for lessons in resilience, leadership, tenacity, spirit, and empathy. From Khristi Lauren Adams, author of the celebrated Parable of the Brown...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beaming Books, an imprint of 1517 Media 2022

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

Garcia, J. Malcolm

Summary: "Collection of literary reportage from Afghanistan: stories that go unreported, the lives of people not usually considered newsworthy or important, people who struggle just to survive"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2022

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

Frías, Carlos.

Summary: Carlos Frías, award-winning journalist and the US-born son of Cuban exiles, grew up hearing stories about the homeland of his parents. Sent to Cuba by his newspaper when the country began to close to the foreign press in August 2006, Frías embarked on the journey of his life -- a secret twelve day trip to the land of his parents. That experience led to this evocative, dramatic and unforgettable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: C.A. Press, Penguin Group 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 SPANISH FRI

Ryan, Hugh

Summary: "The Women's House of Detention, a landmark that ushered in the modern era of women's imprisonment, is now largely forgotten. But when it stood in New York City's Greenwich Village, from 1929 to 1974, it was a nexus for the tens of thousands of women, transgender men, and gender-nonconforming people who inhabited its crowded cells. Some of these inmates--Angela Davis, Andrea Dworkin, Afeni...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365.43 RYA

Austin, Lynn N.

Summary: New York, 1898. Three generations of women in one family must reckon with the choices they have made and their hopes for the future.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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1 available in Audiobook Display, Call number: CD FIC AUS

Summary: Long story short: Presents interview segments in which California's poor and homeless discuss the disadvantages of living without adequate resources.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC POR

Ditum, Sarah

Summary: A scathing reexamination of the lives of nine female celebrities in the 2000s, and the sexist, exploitative culture that took them down. Welcome to celebrity culture in the early aughts: the reign of Perez Hilton, celebrity sex tapes, and dueling tabloids fed by paparazzi who were willing to do anything to get the shot. It was a time when the Internet was still the Wild West, and when...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 DIT

O'Reilly, Séamas

Summary: Séamas O'Reilly's mother died when he was five, leaving him, his ten (!) brothers and sisters, and their beloved father in their sprawling bungalow in rural Derry. It was the 1990s; the Troubles were a background rumble, but Séamas was more preoccupied with dinosaurs, Star Wars, and the actual location of heaven than the political climate. ­An instant bestseller in Ireland, Did Ye Hear...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 O'REILLY, SEAMAS O'RE

Hurd, Will

Summary: "From former Republican Congressman and CIA Officer Will Hurd, a bold political playbook for America rooted in the timeless ideals of bipartisanship, inclusivity, and democratic values. It's getting harder to get big things done in America. The gears of our democracy have been mucked up by political nonsense. To meet the era-defining challenges of the 21st century, our country needs a reboot....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 HUR

Elkins, Caroline

Summary: "Sprawling across a quarter of the world's land mass and claiming nearly seven hundred million people, Britain's twentieth-century empire was the largest empire in human history. For many Britons, it epitomized their nation's cultural superiority, but what legacy did the island nation deliver to the world? Covering more than two hundred years of history, Caroline Elkins reveals an evolutionary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 ELK

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 ELK

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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Treuer, David

Summary: The received idea of Native American history -- as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's 1970 mega-bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee -- has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 970.004 TRE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.004 TRE

Oneill, Therese

Summary: Slut. Shrew. Sinful. Scold. The 19th- and early 20th-century American women profiled in this collection were called all these names and worse when they were alive. And that's just fine. These glorious dames earned those monikers, and one hundred years later they can wear them proudly! They refused to conform to societal standards. They bucked everyday niceties and blazed their own trails. They...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Element 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 ONE

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

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