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Appiah, Anthony

Summary: Kwame Anthony Appiah’s "The Lies That Bind" is an incandescent exploration of the nature and history of the identities that define us. It challenges our assumptions about how identities work. We all know there are conflicts between identities, but Appiah shows how identities are created by conflict. Religion, he demonstrates, gains power because it isn’t primarily about belief. Our everyday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.5 APP

Junger, Sebastian

Summary: Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians -- but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 302.3 Junger

López, Rafael

Summary: "Join in a multicultural celebration of unity and diversity friendships all around the world as we read and sing along with joy, love, and peace!"--Jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE LOP

Passmore, Ben

Summary: Your Black Friend and Other Strangers is a collection of culturally charged comics by cartoonist Ben Passmore. Passmore masterfully tackles comics about race, gentrification, the prison system, online dating, gross punks, bad street art, kung fu movie references, beating up God, and lots of other grown-up stuff with refreshing doses of humor and lived relatability.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Silver Sprocket 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 PAS

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZOB

Summary: "The product of over 2,000 interviews recorded in 60 countries, this unique and thrilling collection of stories and images leads inexorably to the core of what it means to be human. Stories full of love and happiness, hatred and violence, from everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, share a rare sincerity and underline what is universal. Intercut with never-before-seen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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

Summary: Filmed in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, the movie uncovers an unexpected set of artists, poets, activists, queer musicians, 'Affrilachian' poets, and intersectional feminists, all unexpected voices emerging form this historically misunderstood region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2019

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF HIL

Fukuyama, Francis

Summary: "A provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for our democracy and international affairs of state"--Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 320.01 FUK

Sen, Sharmila

Summary: At the age of 12, Sharmila Sen emigrated from India to the U.S. The year was 1982, and everywhere she turned, she was asked to self-report her race: on INS forms, at the doctor's office, in middle school. Never identifying with a race in the India of her childhood, she rejects her new "not quite" designation: not quite white, not quite black, not quite Asian, and spends much of her life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SEN, SHARMILA SEN

Blount, Roy.

Summary: "Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 BLO

Phillips, Christopher

Summary: In The Rivers Ran Backward, historian Christopher Phillips sheds light on the fluid regional identities of the "Middle Border" states during the Civil War era. Far from forming a fixed and static boundary between the North and South, the border states experienced fierce internal conflicts over their political and social loyalties. White supremacy and widespread support for the existence of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 PHI

Tawada, Yōko

Summary: Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient--frail...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAW

Junger, Sebastian

Summary: "Draws on history, psychology, and anthropology to discuss how the tribal connection--the instinct to belong to small groups with a clear purpose and common understanding--can satisfy the human quest for meaning and belonging,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2016

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.3 JUN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

2 available in Adult, Call number: 302.3 JUN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 302.3 JUN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 302.3 Junger 2016

Junger, Sebastian

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians -- but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 302.3 JUN

Chua, Amy

Summary: Discusses the failure of America's political elites to recognize how group identities drive politics both at home and abroad, and outlines recommendations for reversing the country's foreign policy failures and overcoming destructive political tribalism at home. "Humans are tribal. We need to belong to groups. In many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most--the ones that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 CHU

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.973 CHU

Bishop, Bill.

Summary: America may be more diverse than ever coast to coast, but the places where we live are becoming increasingly crowded with people who live, think, and vote as we do. We've built a country where we can all choose the neighborhood--and church and news show--most compatible with our lifestyle and beliefs. And we are living with the consequences of this way-of-life segregation. Our country has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305 BIS

See, Lisa

2 holds on 5 copies

Summary: Explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple, tracing the very different cultural factors that compel them to consume a rare native tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SEE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION SEE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction See 2017

Hoganson, Kristin L

Summary: "A history of a quintessentially American place - the rural and small town heartland -- that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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Steele, Claude.

Summary: "In Whistling Vivaldi, renowned social psychologist Claude M. Steele addresses one of the most perplexing social issues of our time: the trend of minority underperformance in higher education. With strong evidence showing that the problem involves more than weaker skills, Steele explores other explanations. Here he presents an insider's look at his research and details his groundbreaking...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.385 STE

Summary: "Even as the broader LGBT community enjoys political and societal advances in North America, the bisexual community still today contends with decades of misinformation stereotyping them as innately indecisive, self-loathing, and untrustworthy. Claiming the B in LGBT strives to give bisexuals a seat at the table. This guidebook to the history and future of the bisexual movement fuses a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorntree Press, LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 CLA

May, Molly Caro.

Summary: "Molly Caro May grew up as part of a nomadic family, one proud of their international sensibilities, a tribe that never settled in one place for very long. Growing up moving from foreign country to foreign country, just like her father and grandfather, she became attached to her identity as a global woman from nowhere. But, on the verge of turning thirty years old, everything changed. Molly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pgw 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAY, MOLLY CARO MAY

Robbins, Alexandra

Summary: Journalist Robbins explores the ways group identity theories play out among cliques--and the students they exclude. She reveals the new labels students stick onto each other today, the long-term effects of this marginalization, and the reasons students in these categories are often shunned. Then she celebrates them. The homogenization of the US education system has made outcasts more important...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.324 ROB

Orange, Tommy

3 holds on 8 copies

Summary: Twelve Native Americans came to the Big Oakland Powwow for different reasons. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxedrene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work the powwow and to honor his uncle's memory. Edwin Frank has come to find his true father. Bobby Big Medicine has come to drum the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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