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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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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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2022

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Egan, Timothy

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: "The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people who held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, going from sod homes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 978 EGA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 978.03 EGA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist US Egan

Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle.

Summary: The true account of Kamila Sidiqi who, when her father and brother were forced to flee Kabul, became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own and held her family together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.1 SED

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1 SEDIQI, KAMELA LEM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B SIDIQI LEM

Winter, Jeanette

Summary: Based on a true story. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beach Lane Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIN

Ghafari, Zarifa

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Zarifa Ghafari was three years old when the Taliban banned girls from schools, and she began her education in secret. She was six when American airstrikes began. She was twenty-four when she became mayor--one of the first female mayors in the country--and first of Wardak, one of the most conservative provinces in Afghanistan. An extremist mob barred her from her office; her male staff walked...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GHAFARI, ZARIFA GHA

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

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists--seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.48 Rod

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4869 ROD

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: "Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists--seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.486 ROD

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists--seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2007

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.48 ROD

Nordland, Rod

Summary: "An astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world. Zakia and Ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan. By the time they were young teenagers, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.104 NOR

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

Cortright, David

Summary: Argues that a responsible military withdrawal from Afghanistan would will be beneficial for all parties involved, offers a critical analysis of the U.S./NATO military policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and provides alternative strategies for preventing terrorist insurgency and securing human rights.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Paradigm Publishers 2011

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

Jubber, Nicholas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.504 JUB

Chambers, Veronica

Summary: This timely book covers the rise of Black Lives Matter and how it has been shaped by United States history, telling the story of how a hashtag became a movement.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 CHA
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323.1196 CHA

Benjamin, Ruha.

Summary: "From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and deepen social inequity. Far from a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, Benjamin argues that automation has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Polity 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 BEN

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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Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Documents the post-September 11 mission during which a small band of Special Forces soldiers captured the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif as part of an effort to defeat the Taliban, in a dramatic account that includes testimonies by Afghanistan citizens whose lives were changed by the war.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 STA
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL 958.1047 STA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 STA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist Wars Stanton

Summary: This drama chronicles the true story of a young girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation. The first feature film made in Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN OSA

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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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Stanton, Doug

Summary: Documents the post-September 11 mission during which a small band of Special Forces soldiers captured the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif as part of an effort to defeat the Taliban, in a dramatic account that includes testimonies by Afghanistan citizens whose lives were changed by the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 STA

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Doug Stanton tells the astonishing story of twelve U.S. soldiers who rode horses into Afghanistan immediately following 9/11 to defeat the Taliban.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 958.1047 STA

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 958.1047 STA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 958.1047 Sta

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