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Hirono, Mazie

Summary: "Mazie Hirono is one of the most fiercely outspoken Democrats in Congress, but her journey to the U.S. Senate was far from likely. Raised poor on her family's rice farm in rural Japan, Hirono was seven years old when her mother left her abusive husband and sailed with her two elder children to the United States, crossing the Pacific in steerage in search of a better life. Though the girl then...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIR

Brina, Elizabeth Miki

Summary: "A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents--her father a Vietnam veteran, her mother an Okinawan war bride--and her own, fraught cultural heritage. Elizabeth's mother was working as a nightclubhostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRINA, ELIZABETH MIKI BRI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BRINA BRI

See, Lisa

Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony In Love, Shanghai Girls, and Dreams of Joy returns with her highly anticipated new novel. A bold and bittersweet story of secrets and sacrifice, love and betrayal, prejudice and passion, China Dolls reveals a rich portrait of female friendship, as three young women navigate the "Chop Suey Circuit"--America's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION SEE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction See 2014

See, Lisa.

Summary: "In 1938, Ruby, Helen and Grace, three girls from very different backgrounds, find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco's exclusive "Oriental" nightclub, the Forbidden City. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family who have deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Mori, Kyoko.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Tatlock, Ann.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House Publishers 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAT

Yellin, Emily

Summary: Our Mothers' War is a stunning and unprecedented portrait of women during World War II, a war that forever transformed the way women participate in American society. Never before has the vast range of American women's experience during this pivotal era been brought together in one book. Now, Our Mothers' War re-creates what American women from all walks of life were doing and thinking, on the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 YEL

Jones, Martha S.

Summary: This volume explores the roles black women played in their communities' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, throughout the 19th century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Jon

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

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