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Hope, Bradley

Summary: "A gripping account of an Ivy League activist-turned-fugitive and his clandestine effort to subvert the North Korean regime, a heart-pounding tale of a self-taught operative and his high-stakes attempt to change the world. In the early 2000s, Adrian Hong was a soft-spoken Yale undergraduate looking for his place in the world. After reading a harrowing account of life inside North Korea, he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.092 HOP

Felix, Rebecca

Summary: Introduces readers to the pride movement, from its beginnings at the Stonewall Riots to the LGBTQ rights movement, the first pride parade, the creation of the rainbow flag, and legislation such as the Matthew Shephard Act and the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo & Daughters, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.38 FEL

Harris, Duchess

Summary: Eleanor Roosevelt is well known for her time as First Lady of the United States, but she also made important contributions to women's rights before, during, and after her husband's presidency. Eleanor Roosevelt Champions Women's Rights examines her efforts from multiple perspectives, including those of Roosevelt herself, her husband, Franklin, and later feminist activists.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, An Imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J973.917 HAR

Sherman, Jill

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Summary: Discover 25 women who challenged the status quo and fought for what they believed in. From all corners of the world, these women show us that barriers are meant to be broken and obstacles can be overcome. Learn about some of the fierce women who persevered in the face of adversity to fight for what they thought was right.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books 2019

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Woodard, Bellen

Summary: "The very first Crayon Activist presents this picture book in which she spreads a message of inclusivity, empowerment and the importance of inspiring the next generation of leaders through The Peach Project and crayons"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic, Inc. 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WOO

Cocca-Leffler, Maryann

Summary: In the 1970s an important disability rights law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, was waiting to be signed. Judy [Heumann] and other disability rights activists fought for YES! They held a sit-in until Section 504 was signed into law. Section 504--established thanks in large part to the ongoing work of Judy and her community--laid the foundation for the Americans with Disabilities...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2022

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HEU

Carter, Jimmy

Summary: "The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 323.3 CAR

Kix, Paul

Summary: It's one of the iconic photographs of American history: A Black teenager, a policeman and his lunging German Shepherd. Birmingham, Alabama, May of 1963. In May of 2020, as reporter Paul Kix stared at a different photo-that of a Minneapolis police officer suffocating George Floyd-he kept returning to the other photo taken half a century earlier, haunted by its echoes. What, Kix wondered, was the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Celadon Books 2023

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Summary: Rabble rouser or activist? Opportunist or trailblazer? During his six-decade journey from pastoral prodigy to racial justice firebrand to elder media statesman, the Reverend Al Sharpton has been a polarizing figure on the national stage. It is the definitive look at his life and legacy, featuring President Barack Obama, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Senator Chuck Schumer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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

Summary: A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Broad Green Pictures 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY TCFF CIT

Summary: Secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest. It is an immersive portrait of the world's most honored human rights activist and political prisoner, attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, and of Iran's remarkably resilient women's rights movement. In the courts and on the streets, Sotoudeh has long fought for the rights of women, children, religious minorities, journalists, and artists. In the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

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Summary: Utopia is an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger. Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. 'This film is a journey into that secret country,' says John Pilger in Utopia. 'It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance -...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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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,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray 2018

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

Sokolik, Vicki

Summary: An advocate for homeless youths' rights, through the voices of the kids themselves, shines a light on this hidden crisis and shows how they overlooked and impeded by the system and offers remedies to the problem.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Summary: An extraordinary look into the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos. As the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos is best known for her opulent lifestyle, but it was her behind-the-scenes influence of her husband's presidency that rocketed her to the global political forefront. A journey through the Marcos family's long history of corruption, extravagance and brutality,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Bono

Summary: "Bono, artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2, has written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he's lived, the challenges he's faced, and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him. 'When I started to write this book, I was hoping to draw in detail what I'd previously only sketched in songs. The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BONO BON

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B BONO BON

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Bono

Siegel, Mona L.

Summary: "Peace on Our Terms follows dozens of remarkable women from Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia as they crossed oceans and continents; commanded meeting halls in Paris, Zurich, and Washington; and marched in the streets of Cairo and Beijing. Mona L. Siegel's sweeping global account of international organizing highlights how Egyptian and Chinese nationalists, Western and Japanese...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.082 SIE

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

Allende, Isabel

Summary: "In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident--which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster--a 60-year-old human rights scholar--hits the car of Evelyn Ortega--a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala--in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ALL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Allende 2017

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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

Ellenport, Craig

Summary: Dennis Brutus was a poet and human rights activist whose works centered on his sufferings and those of Black South Africans. For fourteen years, Dennis taught English and Afrikaans in South Africa. As the white minority government increased restrictions on the black population, he became involved in a series of anti-apartheid related activities, including efforts to end discrimination in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2021

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

Glick, Alison

Summary: Following the death of her father, Becky Klein, an adventurous, naive young woman from the Midwest, sets out for the Middle East, in search of her Jewish roots. In a Gaza garden near a refugee camp by the sea, she befriends a Palestinian activist who has served time in Israeli jails. As their relationship grows, Rebecca finds herself drawn into a story of roots unlike the one she had imagined.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Interlink Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GLI

Harbury, Jennifer.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 1997

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

Kara, Siddharth

Summary: "An unflinching investigation reveals the human rights abuses behind the Congo's cobalt mining operation-and the moral implications that affect us all. Cobalt Red is the searing, first-ever exposé of the immense toll taken on the people and environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by cobalt mining, as told through the testimonies of the Congolese people themselves. Activist and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.2 KAR

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