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Summary: Professor Gates' journey continues as a weekly series that will look at an ever-widening spectrum of our nation's fascinating ethnic mixture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Publisher not identified] 2016

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Summary: Many Americans descend from a variety of European ethnicities, with ancestral roots across every country in Europe. Actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal are textbook examples of Americans with a rich medley of European immigrant stories in their family trees. Delve into their deep American roots in early colonial communities and meet their Eastern European Jewish ancestors, who share...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2012

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Summary: Their European immigrant ancestors blazed unconventional trails in America, from capturing British ships for the American Revolution to crossing racial barriers in slave-era Louisiana. Generations later, as children growing up in New Orleans, Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis found a deep and abiding friendship through their common love of jazz and of the city itself. In this hour, trace...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2012

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Summary: What do Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have in common? They are both famous actors and both descend from prominent American families that have been in this country since its inception. But they share something else, too: Both had ancestors who were early opponents of slavery. Bacon's Quaker ancestors repudiated slavery long before the rest of the country, in 1780. And Sedgwick's ancestor...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2012

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Summary: Most African Americans struggle to trace their ancestors beyond Emancipation; slavery erased names and family ties with brutal efficiency. But what about the descendants of the handful of free black people who evaded bondage during that terrible time? Musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes discover the extraordinary stories of the free black ancestors they never knew about, while...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2012

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Summary: This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2012

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

Summary: Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Brown University president, Ruth Simmons, have each climbed to the pinnacle of their profession, yet each started life as a second-class citizen in the Jim Crow south. DNA is used to investigate family mysteries: Where in Africa do they come from and who are the white men in their family trees?

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2012

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Summary: This program features two African-American politicians from different generations and opposite backgrounds. John Lewis grew up in a sharecropping family in rural Georgia, while Cory Booker was raised in an affluent, all-white New Jersey suburb. Although both men have devoted their lives to the betterment of African-American people, neither knows much about his own ancestors. In this episode,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2012

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Summary: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. finds out who we are and where we come from.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2014

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Summary: Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier and Linda Chavez all share Spanish colonial roots, yet each views their own identity very differently. In this episode we ask what it means to be Hispanic-and find that the answer lies in the tangled histories of European, Native American and African peoples. Crisscrossing Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and the Southwest, Professor Gates reveals stories of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2012

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Maas, Sarah J.

Summary: Feyre returns to the Spring Court on a reconaissance mission about the invading king. As a spy, the future of the entire kingdom may rely on her ability to play her part perfectly, and her decisions about who to trust and which allies are best will decide the outcome of the coming war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION MAA

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MAA

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MAA

LaPlante, Walter

Summary: No matter their age, sharing is one of the most important skills children can learn and practice. Its something they will do at school, home, and even later in life. Through understandable and age-appropriate language, readers learn what sharing is and how to do it. Common feelings associated with sharing are addressed, including the difficulties of sharing and why its important. Photographs...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 170 LAP

Nagle, Frances

Summary: Bullying is a problem in every school at every age level. Learning how to stand up to a bully is toughand so is learning not to be a bully yourself! Readers learn what a bully is and many of the common reasons bullying occurs. The main content clearly states that bullying is unacceptable, and photographs emphasize the negative emotions caused by bullying. In addition, some suggestions on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 302.3 NAG

Malone, Marianne.

Summary: A magical coin coin leads sixth-graders Ruthie and Jack to 1753 Massachusetts and to Jack's pirate ancestor when they return to the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms on a mission to restore an African American family's reputation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MAL

Nelson, Maria

Summary: Learning to speak in a polite manner can be tough. Sometimes, people receive gifts they dont like, dont want to help out at home, or are just in a hurry! Readers learn that politeness is easy to spread with just a few simple wordsplease and thank you. Taking the time to thank someone lets him or her know they are appreciated. Saying please shows a similar respect. Easy-to-read language aids...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 395 NEL

Landau, Elaine.

Summary: Discusses the origins of Earth Day, its history, and how it is observed in the United States today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.262 LAN

Robinson, Fay.

Summary: Provides information about the meaning of Halloween and its symbols, looks at how the holiday is celebrated in the United States, and includes instructions for making ghost ornaments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J 394.2646 ROB

Papademetriou, Lisa.

Summary: When Hayley's former best friend, Artie, starts coming between Hayley and her new friend, Meghan, Hayley tries to avoid a recipe for disaster.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2013

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAP

Landau, Elaine.

Summary: Discusses the history and traditions of Valentine's Day, and explores diiferent ways to celebrate the holiday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J 394.2618 LAN

Connors, Kathleen.

Summary: Learning remorse at wrongdoing is tough, especially for children. However, having a few little words to help show that remorse can really speed the process of making up for saying mean things, not sharing, or being rude. Readers see the many situations in which the words Im sorry should be used, including scenarios they may encounter in school or at home. Understandable language helps introduce...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 395 CON

Donaghey, Reese.

Summary: Telling the truth can be difficult and upsetting, especially if the outcome could cause trouble. A lie might seem the easier course when youve broken your brothers favorite toy or havent yet cleaned your room, though you were asked to. Readers are introduced to the definition of a lie through accessible language and real-life examples. Then, the benefits of truth telling are presented to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 170 DON

Erlbach, Arlene.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J 394.2663 ERL

Landau, Elaine.

Summary: Describes the first Thanksgiving day while exploring different modern traditions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J 394.2649 LAN

Patterson, James

Summary: "Robots on strike! Sammy's underappreciated mechanical helpers cause chaos in the house! It's up to Sammy and his disabled sister Maddie to keep the peace until his inventor mom reveals her secret project ... and why it was worth the wait"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC PAT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PAT