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Summary: Rich Man, Poor Man recounts the lives of immigrant brothers Rudy and Tom Jordache for two decades following WWI. One will gain great wealth and power, the other will struggle through life as a boxer and gangster thug; but both continue an epic struggle to gain the love of Julie Prescot.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV RICH

Summary: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEP

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LUI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Luiselli 2019

Summary: In a unique collaboration with photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, eighteen immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their experiences in pictures and words. Wendy helped the teenagers pose for and design the photographs, interviewing them along the way about their own journeys and perspectives. America Border Culture Dreamer presents Wendy and the students' poignant and powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.23 EWA

Akhtar, Ayad

Summary: A deeply personal novel about about finding identity in a nation coming apart at the seams, an American son and his immigrant father search for belonging in post-Trump America and with each other.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Book Group 2020

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC AKH

Goudeau, Jessica

Summary: "The story of two refugee families and their hope and resilience as they fight to survive and belong in America The welcoming and acceptance of immigrants and refugees has been central to America's identity for centuries--yet America has periodically turned its back at the times of greatest humanitarian need. After the Last Border is an intimate look at the lives of two women as they struggle...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.83 GOU

Masood, Syed

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Summary: "Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 90s through to San Francisco in 2016, a comic novel about being Muslim immigrants in modern America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAS

Summary: A chance car accident introduces the Henderson family to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster. He quickly becomes a true friend of the family. They're soon in a race against the clock to return "Harry' to his natural environment before the authorities capture him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY HAR

Han, Simon

Summary: "From the outside, the Chengs seem like poster children for the enduring promise of the American Dream. Once Patty landed a tech job near Dallas, she and Liang grew secure enough to have a second child, and to send for their first from his grandparents back in China. Isn't this what they sacrificed so much for, to be a family? But then little Annabel begins to sleepwalk at night, putting in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

Summary: A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2006

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Summary: Jude is a dock worker from Liverpool who travels to the United States in the 1960s to find his estranged father. There, he falls in love with sheltered American teenager Lucy. When her brother, Max, is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, they become involved in peace activism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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Steel, Danielle

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Summary: The story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC STE

Akhtiorskaya, Yelena.

Summary: "A dazzling debut novel about a Russian immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream. In this account of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the fall of communism and the rise of globalization are artfully reflected in the experience of a single family. Ironies, subtle and glaring, are revealed: the Nasmertovs left Odessa...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AKH

Summary: This saga follows two families - the Hazards, from the North, and the Mains, from the South - through their changing fortunes at home and the harsh realities of the battlefields. When the South surrenders at the end of the Civil War, the families are reunited once again in friendship. In the final installment, the two families continue through Post-Civil War Reconstruction into pioneer Indian...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD NOR

Summary: Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PUR

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

Rumer, Masha

Summary: "A candid portrait of the realities, challenges, and joys many contemporary immigrants confront while raising a new generation of Americans"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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George, Alex.

Summary: The Meisenheimer family struggles to find its place among the colorful residents of its new American hometown, including a giant teenage boy, a pretty schoolteacher whose lessons consist of more than music, and a spiteful, bicycle-riding dwarf.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gale Cengage Learning 2012

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GEO

Regan, Margaret

Summary: "The United States is detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants at a rate never before seen in American history. Hundreds of thousands languish in immigration detention centers, separated from their families, sometimes for years. Deportees are dropped off unceremoniously in sometimes dangerous Mexican border towns, or flown back to crime-ridden Central American nations. Many of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325 REG

Summary: Olive is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so dysfunctional that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father, Richard, is unsuccessful as a motivational speaker. He is barely on speaking terms with Olive's mother. Her uncle Frank has attempted suicide...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY LIT
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF LIT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LIT RATED R

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

Akhtar, Ayad

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Summary: A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AKH

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC AKH

Summary: Raising kids can be tough. It's even harder when they're really raising you! 30-something couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and his carefree brother.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mill Creek Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV GRO

Lovato, Roberto

Summary: Roberto Lovato shares a timely and no-holds-barred tale of gang life, guerilla warfare, immigration, and intergenerational trauma.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 LOV

Summary: A clueless aspiring criminal named John 'Rugged' Rudgate spends his days forging rebate coupons and selling speakers out of the back of his van. One day, Rugged runs into an old acquaintance, the dim-witted Jeff, who recently returned home to help his cynical sister run the storage facility that they inherited from their father. When Rugged tries to force his way into the family business,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Thinkfilm 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Live 2007

Summary: For the first time in years, the entire Whitfield clan comes home to celebrate Christmas and learn through the drama and emotional baggage how to be a family once again.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: DVD Holiday T

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