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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

Paley, Rebecca

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. It took a lot of determination, courage, and confidence to become the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party. A Girl Named Hillary tells of the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Andrews-Dyer, Helena

Summary: To millions nationwide, American Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a hero of the resistance and an icon, serving eye rolls, withering looks, and sharp retorts to any who dare waste her time on nonsense. Throughout her forty years in public service and eighty years on earth, the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd district has been a role model, a crusader for justice, a game-changer, a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WATERS, MAXINE AND

Alexander, Heather

Summary: Introduces the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state while describing how she became a role model for women as a lawyer, a staunch supporter of important political and social causes, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate forpresident.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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

Burgan, Michael.

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from her childhood in Chicago and her Yale law education to her success in politics as First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Raintree 2014

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

Winter, Jonah

Summary: Discusses the life and career of presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, trace her early years as an outspoken student at Wellesley and Yale, her marriage to the 42nd president, and her achievements as a senator and secretary of state.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2016

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

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "The first-ever picture book biography on Senator Kamala Harris"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2020

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

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

Van Dyken, Rachel

Summary: Boring Beth Lynn has always lived up to her nickname… until she wakes up in a hotel bed next to a sexy as sin state senator she re-connected with at a wedding the previous night. The biggest problem? She can't seem to remember anything about the night before except for crying into a box of cookies, and she’s pretty sure Grandma Nadine slipped something in her drink. And what should have been a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rachel Van Dyken Books 2014

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Lewis, John

Summary: "In turbulent times Americans look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. As we confront questions of social inequality there's no better time to revisit the lessons of the '60s and no better leader to learn from than Congressman John Lewis. In Across That Bridge, Congressman Lewis draws from his experience as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 328.73 LEW

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 328.73 LEW

Russell-Brown, Katheryn

Summary: "A picture biography of educator and politician Shirley Chisholm, who in 1968 was the first Black woman elected to Congress and in 1972 was the first Black candidate from a major political party (the Democratic party) to run for the United States presidency. An afterword with additional information, photographs, and source lists are included"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2020

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

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"--

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

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

Harris, Kamala D.

Summary: Harris communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values while offering a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. In examining the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, she shows how our shared efforts will continue to sustain us and this great...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HARRIS, KAMALA D HAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HARRIS HAR

Stanley, Fay.

Summary: Recounts the story of Hawaii's last heir to the throne, who was denied her right to rule when the monarchy was abolished.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Four Winds Press 1991

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 KAI

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB KAIULANI STA

Tieck, Sarah

Summary: Presents basic information about Hawaii, including important cities, fun facts, and places of interest.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Big Buddy Books, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 996.9 TIE

Felix, Antonia

Summary: "Elizabeth Warren's rise as one of America's most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. In the wake of one fellow senator's effort to silence her in 2016, three words became a rallying cry across the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WARREN, ELIZABETH FEL

Omar, Ilhan

Summary: "An intimate and rousing memoir by progressive trailblazer Ilhan Omar-the first African refugee, the first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women, elected to Congress. Ilhan Omar was only eight years old when war broke out in Somalia. The youngest of seven children, her mother had died while Ilhan was still a little girl. She was being raised by her father and grandfather when armed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OMAR, ILHAN OMA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B OMAR OMA

Gupta, Prachi

Summary: Born in the Bronx and raised in the suburbs of Westchester County, New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez witnessed firsthand how a person's zip code can shape their destiny. That early exposure to income inequality fueled a passion for change that, in turn, led her to take on--and defeat--a ten-term incumbent to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Now a target for the right, she is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OCASIO-CORTEZ, ALEXANDRIAGRU

Graham, Lawrence.

Summary: Follows the lives and fortunes of the Bruce family, from Blanche Kelso Bruce, who was born a slave in 1841 and became the first black person to serve a full term in the Senate, to the scandal that sent his grandson to prison.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2006

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 920 GRA

Blumenthal, Karen

Summary: As a young girl growing up in the fifties, Hillary Diane Rodham had an unusual upbringing for the time-her parents told her, "You can do or be whatever you choose, as long as you're willing to work for it." Hillary took those words and ran. Whether it was campaigning at the age of thirteen in the 1964 presidential election, receiving a standing ovation and being featured in LIFE magazine as the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 CLI

Van Zee, Amy

Summary: Through narrative nonfiction, tells the story of Bethany Hamilton, a young woman who survived a shark attack and continued her dream to surf.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2016

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

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Summary: Hillary Clinton's candid reflections about the key moments during her time as Secretary of State, as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Cli

Morain, Dan

Summary: "There's very little that's conventional about Kamala Harris, and yet her personal story also represents the best of America. She grew up the eldest daughter of single mother, a cancer researcher who emigrated from India at the age of nineteen in search of a better education. She and her husband, an accomplished economist from Jamaica, split up when Kamala was only five. The Kamala Harris the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2021

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Obama, Michelle

Summary: "This volume for young people is an honest and fascinating account of Michelle Obama's life led by example. She shares her views on how all young people can help themselves as well as help others, no matter their status in life. She asks readers to realize that no one is perfect, and that the process of becoming is what matters, as finding yourself is ever evolving. In telling her story with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2021

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Shepherd, Jodie.

Summary: Introduces young readers to Hillary Clinton, senator, secretary of state, and advocate for the less fortunate.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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