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Contreras, Jorge L.

Summary: "The gripping true story of a Supreme Court civil rights battle to prevent biotech companies from owning the very thing that makes us who we are-our DNA"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 346.7304 CON

Lanier, Heather Kirn

Summary: "The author's daughter was born with a very rare genetic syndrome and faced a daunting prognosis: she would be a fraction of normal size, have innumerable physical and mental difficulties and likely a shortened lifespan. Now, at age eight she is attendingstandard public school classes. This is the story of her family's journey"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LANIER, HEATHER KIRN LAN

Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Espan̋ol 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: J468 PAL SPANISH

Summary: Explosives expert Andrew Marr suffered a multitude of traumatic brain injuries after being 'front and center' to hundreds if not thousands of detonations in Afghanistan, causing him to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol as he was constantly dismissed or mis-diagnosed. Dozens of high-profile people, from radio Host Joe Rogan to professional athletes Mark Rypien, Anthony Davis, Shawn Dollar,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC PAL

Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2012

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Woolf, John

Summary: A radical new history that rediscovers the remarkable freak performers whose talents and charisma helped define an era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.3 WOO

Summary: This program explores the most common types of birth defects, covering the major classifications: malformations present at birth, inborn errors of metabolism, blood disorders, and prenatal damage. The video also includes information on the prevention of birth defects, with an emphasis placed on the importance of good prenatal care.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The last few decades have seen a dramatic increase in cases of low sperm count, sperm abnormalities, and testicular cancer—while, in more than 20 industrialized nations, the male birth rate has steadily declined. This program examines the phenomenon and its likely cause: synthetic chemicals found in everything from common plastics to meat and dairy products. Investigating these so-called...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nature/Palgrave 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.935 HUM

Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his clasassmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PAL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Palacio 2012

Summary: Difficulty in conceiving a child is becoming an increasingly common problem for many couples. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infertility affects more than 6 million men and women in the United States. As this program shows, infertility can be frustrating, mysterious, and difficult to cope with-however, advances in assisted reproductive technology are also...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Babies born more than three months prematurely have low chances of survival, and a preemie that beats the odds may face serious-even lifelong-medical issues. This video describes the battle for life in a high-tech neonatal care unit and how parents of preemies can find support.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Rachel has lost six pregnancies-but a London medical center is giving her a fighting chance at motherhood. This program records a year inside the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic at St. Mary's Hospital, a facility renowned for its state-of-the-art treatment. Underscoring the cautious optimism that the clinic has inspired in thousands of couples, the program details pregnancy planning and care for...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Auggie Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school, until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and is nervous about being the new kid at school. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD J PAL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FIC PAL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD PAL

Riggs, Ransom

Summary: "The last thing Jacob Portman saw before the world went dark was a terrible, familiar face. Suddenly, he and Noor are back in his grandfather's house. Jacob doesn't know how they escaped from V's loop, but he does know one thing for certain: Caul has returned. Risen from the Library of Souls, Caul and his apocalyptic agenda seem unstoppable. Only one hope remains--deliver Noor to the meeting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Books 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: YA FIC RIG

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC RIG

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC RIG

Summary: "Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat -- or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what's really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn't so simple, the danger is very real." --

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI FRE

Palacio, R. J.

Summary: Wonder: "August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school--until now. He's about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD PAL

Summary: Is sexuality an unavoidable casualty of physical disability or of surgery that significantly restructures intimate parts of the body? In this program, a man with a spinal cord injury, a woman with breast cancer who had a skin-saving mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, and a transsexual woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery discuss ways in which sexual expression has changed since...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program explains the principles of assisting people with speech, hearing, or vision impairments. Various speech impediments are explored, such as misshapen palate, spastic dysarthria, and dysphasia due to stroke or Parkinson's disease. Speech pathologists are shown working with individuals who have speech or hearing impairments. Excellent computer animation is used to show the two major...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This program addresses disability-related concerns that are matters of not only a person's health but dignity as well. The two types of long-term bladder problems-disinhibited and paralyzed bladder-are discussed, along with their management. The reasons for constipation and the different types of laxatives are explained, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the bedpan and commode....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men. This program from The Doctor Is In examines the importance of patient involvement in decisions concerning prostate cancer, such as which, if any, medical option to choose: surgery, external beam radiation, or brachytherapy, a new procedure where tiny, radioactive metal seeds are implanted in the prostate. Two men who opted for...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Instinctively, we say there are two sexes. But does this always reflect reality? In this program, Dr. Stephen Whittle argues that it does not. Whittle further contends that society must recognize transsexuals, like himself, and others, like Arthur and Del, who are hermaphrodites-sexual hybrids. Arthur has male and female attributes and wants to keep them in the interest of maintaining his...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: It has been estimated that 80 to 90 percent of couples will have one or more of the nine sexual dysfunctions outlined in the DSM-IV. This program introduces the most common dysfunctions while dispelling myths about female sexuality, stressing the importance of good communication, and offering advice on improving sexual technique. Common sexual disorders are commented upon as well. In addition,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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