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Summary: It is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably, no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. The film vividly brings to life Jacobs' 1960s showdown with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Media Group 2017

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

Ebadi, Shirin

Summary: "For several years the Iranian government tried everything to silence Shirin Ebadi: They arrested her, bugged her phones, attacked her home, shadowed her everywhere she went, seized her office, and nailed a death threat to her front door. But nothing could stop Ebadi from her work as a human rights lawyer defending women, children, and the persecuted in Iran. After several years of harrassment...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EBADI, SHIRIN EBA

Harbury, Jennifer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.8105 HAR

Maslo, Lina

Summary: When Malala Yousafzai was born, people shook their heads because girls were considered bad luck. But her father looked into her eyes and knew she could do anything. In Pakistan, people said girls should not be educated. But Malala and her father were not afraid. She secretly went to school and spoke up for education in her country. And even though an enemy tried to silence her powerful voice,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 YOU

Murad, Nadia

Summary: "A memoir of Nadia Murad's time as a captive of the Islamic State, her escape, and her human rights activism"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MURAD, NADIA MUR

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Summary: Theo Faron is a bureaucrat in a Britain gone despotic. It is 2027 and the entire planet has gone infertile. Women no longer have babies, and chaos has erupted: war, rebellion, mass destruction, and a huge refugee problem, with the imposition of martial law. One day, Theo is kidnapped. His ex-wife Julian has a proposition for her former spouse, and because of their relationship, she thinks Theo...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Children

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

Cuomo, Kerry Kennedy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2000

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 323.092 CUO

Menchú, Rigoberta.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.81 MEN

Summary: Ye Haiyan is labeled a trouble maker by the Chinese government. Someone who embarrasses the state, for example, with public protests involving the civil rights of sex workers. She travels to Hainan Province to protest a case in which sexual mistreatment of elementary-age school girls by their principal has gone unprosecuted.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Carter, Jimmy

Summary: "This is the story of President Jimmy Carter's post-presidency, the most admired and productive in the nation's history. through The Carter Center, which he and Rosalynn Carter founded in 1982, he and his dedicated colleagues have fought neglected diseases, waged peace in war zones, monitored elections in troubled nations, and built hope among some of the most forgotten and needy people in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.9260 CAR

Okeowo, Alexis

Summary: In A Moonless, Starless Sky Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of modern Africa: a young couple, kidnap victims of Joseph Kony's LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery; a women's basketball team flourishing amid war-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takes up arms against the extremist group Boko Haram. This debut book by one of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 OKE

Ondaatje, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage International 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OND

Caputo, Philip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAP

Mckesson, DeRay

Summary: "We have never been the voiceless, proclaims activist DeRay Mckesson, we have been the unheard. And the message that must now be heard is that inequality is neither hardwired nor inevitable. We have a system that was designed to favor some at the expense of others, and because it was designed, it can be redesigned. Indeed, we can live in a society of equity, justice, and joy. In August 2014,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 MCK

Bernstein, Robert L.

Summary: "What do Dr. Seuss, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Andrei Sakharov, and James Michener have in common? They were all published by Bob Bernstein during his twenty-five year run as president of Random House, before he brought the dissidents Liu Binyan, Jacobo Timerman, Natan Sharansky, and Vaclav Havel to worldwide attention in his role as the father of modern human rights,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERNSTEIN, ROBERT L BER

Prose, Francine

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PRO

Barber, Terry

Contents: June goes to jail -- Early years -- June's deal -- The Great Depression -- June's calling -- June falls in love -- June, the acivist -- A woman to remember -- Talking about the book.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grass Roots Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CALLWOOD, JUNE BAR

Murad, Nadia

Summary: "In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2017

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Shehadeh, Raja

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Steerforth Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.95 SHE

Summary: Sarah Moss is an ambitious new recruit at an elite private intelligence firm. Her first undercover assignment is to infiltrate 'The East,' an elusive activist collective that terrorizes corporate leaders who commit crimes against humanity. The more involved she gets, the more Sarah's life is in danger.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD EAS RATED PG-13

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

Ensler, Eve

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bulfinch Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.88 ENS

Stoll, David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Westview Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.81 STO

Summary: Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2003

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

Summary: In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and all the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. Haunted by remorse and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Focus Features 2006

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD C

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Constant 2006