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Grady, Cynthia

Summary: In 1942, children's librarian Clara Breed discovers that her young Japanese-American patrons are being relocated and gives them stamped and addressed postcards so they can write to her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 GRA

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Takei, George

Summary: Presents a graphic memoir detailing the author's experiences as a child prisoner in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, reflecting on the choices his family made in the face of institutionalized racism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2019

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Brown, Cupcake.

Summary: This book is unlike any memoir you'll ever read. Moving in its frankness, it is a relentless tale of a resilient spirit who took on the worst of contemporary urban life and survived it with a furious wit and unyielding determination. Cupcake Brown is a dynamic and original storyteller who will guide you on the most satisfying, startlingly funny, and genuinely affecting tour through hell you'll...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BROWN Bro

Wambaugh, Joseph.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 1984

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.232 WAM

Say, Allen.

Summary: "Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist DRAWING FROM MEMORY is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Say 2011

Burling, Alexis

Summary: Discusses how in 1969, a group of daring Native American activists launched a 19-month takeover of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, seeking to highlight the poor living conditions that persisted in Native American communities throughout the country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2017

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Freedman, Russell

Summary: A middle-grade history of the "other Ellis Island" traces how Angel Island served as an entry point for one million Asian immigrants to the United States in the early 20th century, drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters and "wall poems" discovered at the facility long after it closed to describe the center's screening process, immigration policies and eventual renaissance as a historic site.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.4 FRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J979.4 FRE

Summary: "In photographs and remembrances, Children of Manzanar captures the experiences of some of the nearly four thousand children and young adults held at Manzanar during World War II under Executive Order 9066, an act that authorized the U.S. Army to undertake the rapid removal of more than one hundred thousand Japanese and Japanese Americans from the West Coast."--P. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 CHI

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Warren, Andrea

Summary: "A biography of Norman Mineta, from his internment as a child in Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II, through his political career including serving in Congress for ten terms during which time he was instrumental in getting the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 passed which provided reparations and an apology to those who were interned"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Chippendale, Lisa A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House Publishers 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.461 CHI

Ryder, Joanne.

Summary: Traces the birth and growth of Hua Mei, the first giant panda cub ever to survive in captivity in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 2001

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FICTION Ryder

Wambaugh, Joseph.

Summary: As yachtsmen prepare for the America's Cup, currently held by the U.S., one man decides on some patriotic sabotage. He concocts a scheme to damage a foreign yacht, the main challenger, which is in dry dock in San Diego. The scheme is foiled by Officer Fortney, but not before there are two murders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAM

Messner, Kate

Summary: This time Ranger, the time-traveling Golden retriever, finds himself in San Francisco in the middle of the great 1906 earthquake, and his mission is obviously to get a young Chinese immigrant, Lily Chen, to safety, but as they make their way through the ruined and burning city Ranger finds that he must also accomplish something else--finding Lily, who was sold as a servant by her parents, a new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MES

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MES

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Wambaugh, Joseph.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Pub. 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M WAM

Summary: Several short segments set to classical music, featuring various animals on exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, including gorillas, bears, hippos, birds, etc. Also includes animated segments with songs about counting and the alphabet.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Entertainment 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV BAB

Mortensen, Lori

Summary: Describes Angel Island Immigration Station and why it is a symbol of hope and struggle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MOR

Hale, Christy

Summary: "The story of the 1931 Lemon Grove incident, in which Mexican families in southern California won the first school desegregation case in United States history. Told in Spanish and English. Includes a corrido (ballad), and information about the people involved and events leading up to and after the court case ruling"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 379.2 HAL

Sugiura, Misa

Summary: Katsuyamas never quit -- but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn't even know where to start. She's never lived up to her mom's type A ambition, and she's perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family's flower shop. She doesn't buy into Hannah's romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SUG

Stanborough, Rebecca

Summary: "Explains the history behind and the process of building the Golden Gate Bridge"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 624 STA

Sandler, Martin W.

Summary: While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Based on extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories, this book gives an in-depth account of their lives before and during their imprisonment, and after their release.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books For Young Readers 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5317 SAN

Naber, Therese

Summary: "Introduces the main native nations of the California area, including the Hupa, Yurok, Pomo, Pit River, Miwok, Yokuts, Chumash, Cahuilla, and Luiseno nations. The nations' historical significance, cultural highlights, and contemporary life are all examined through respectful text and well-chosen photos. Additional features to enhance comprehension include informative sidebars, detailed maps, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.4 NAB