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Stockman, Farah

3 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Shannon, Wally, and John built their lives around their place of work. Shannon, a white single mother, became the first woman to run the factory's dangerous furnaces at the Rexnord manufacturing plant in Indianapolis and was proud of producing one of the world's top brands of steel bearings. Wally, a black man known for his initiative and kindness, was promoted to become chairman of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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Chambers, Veronica

Summary: This timely book covers the rise of Black Lives Matter and how it has been shaped by United States history, telling the story of how a hashtag became a movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 CHA
1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 323.1196 CHA

Giffels, David.

Summary: "Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider's perspective.The Industrial Midwest built modern America, thrived for almost a century, then profoundly collapsed. But for cities like...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0977 GIF

Summary: "This collection of reports and essays explores police violence against Black, Brown, Indigenous and other marginalized communities, miscarriages of justice, and failures of token accountability and reform measures. It also makes a compelling and provocative argument against calling the police. Contributions cover a broad range of issues including the killing by police of Black men and women,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 WHO

Benjamin, Ruha.

Summary: "From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and deepen social inequity. Far from a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, Benjamin argues that automation has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Polity 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 BEN

Summary: Documentary in three parts. Offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the U.S. presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Typecast Releasing 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 956.704 Iraq 2007

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF IRA

Glidden, Sarah

Summary: Cartoonist Sarah Glidden accompanies her two friends--reporters and founders of a journalism non-profit--as they research potential stories on the effects of the Iraq War on the Middle East and, specifically, the war's refugees. Joining the trio is a childhood friend and former Marine whose past service in Iraq adds an unexpected and sometimes unwelcome viewpoint, both to the people they come...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2016

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Sky, Emma

Summary: Returning to the UK in September 2010 after serving in Iraq as the political adviser to the top American general, Emma Sky felt no sense of homecoming. She soon found herself back in the Middle East travelling through a region in revolt. 'In A Time of Monsters' bears witness to the demands of young people for dignity and justice during the Arab Spring; the inability of sclerotic regimes to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Books 2019

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Worth, Jennifer

Summary: When 22-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives; she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Highbridge Co. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WORTH, JENNIFER WOR

Swanson, Barrett

Summary: "Across these essays, Barrett Swanson embarks on a personal quest for meaning amid the swirl of our post-truth climate. Traversing the country, he introduces us to Americans who are contending with the aftermath of political and economic collapse and who are striving to recover some semblance of meaning and purpose. "Notes from a Last Man" chronicles a period of personal lostness and considers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 SWA

Choudhury, Kushanava

Summary: The author describes how, after moving to New Jersey at the age of twelve, he returned to Calcutta to work for an English language newspaper, where he encountered a chaotic, living city unchanged by time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHOUDHURY, KUSHANAVA CHO

Wright, Lawrence

Summary: "With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny. God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 TEX

Summary: Delivering a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, who come together to rebuild, heal, and forge a better way forward.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Warren, Elizabeth

Summary: "Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2017

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Moore, Susanna.

Summary: "The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise. The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 996.9 MOO

Thomas, Rachael L.

Summary: In this title, readers learn about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, from the history of slavery and racism, to the slayings of Travon Martin and Michael Brown, to further efforts to end racism such as Campaign Zero, and #takeaknee, and Black Futures Lab. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 361.1 THO

Hill, Fiona

16 holds on 8 copies

Summary: Foreign policy expert and key impeachment witness Fiona Hill reveals how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia--and shows how we can return hope to our forgotten places. In this deeply personal account, she shares what she has learned, and explains that only by expanding opportunity can we save our democracy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HILL HIL

Edwards, Sue Bradford.

Summary: "Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 EDW
1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 EDW

Summary: Intimate stories of one Rust Belt city's struggle to recover in the post-recession economy. Frontline and ProPublica report on the economic and social forces shaping Dayton, Ohio, a once-booming city where nearly 35 percent now live in poverty.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Frank, Thomas

Summary: A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 FRA

Cooke, Julia.

Summary: "Over a period of five years, beginning when Fidel Castro stepped down from his presidency after almost a half-century of reign, journalist Julia Cooke embedded herself in Cuba, gaining access to a dynamic Havana--one that she found populated with twenty-five-year-old Marxist philosophy students, baby-faced anarchists, children of the whiskey-drinking elite, Santera̕ trainees, pregnant...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.9123 COO

Zoellner, Tom

Summary: "The National Road is a collection of essays about American places, each dealing with contentious matters: religion, politics, sex, race, poverty, loss and the stubborn persistence of national pride, despite abundant reasons for cynicism. An important question lies at the heart of this collection: what does it mean to "belong" in America in the midst of an era when rootedness to a particular...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 ZOE

Walters, Wendy S.

Summary: "I have never been particularly interested in slavery, perhaps because it is such an obvious fact of my family's history. The fact that I am descended from slaves is hard to acknowledge on a day-to-day basis, because slavery does not fit with my self-image. Perhaps this is because I am pretty certain I would not have survived it." In the manner of Calvino's Invisible Cities, Wendy Walters...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sarabande Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 WAL

Summary: A collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816 RAD

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