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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street 2020

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

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...

Format: text

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

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.

Format: text

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2020

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

Grimes, Nikki

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

Format: text

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

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Raintree 2014

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks, Inc. 2018

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

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Summary: The former secretary of state relates her experiences as the first woman candidate nominated for president by a major party, discussing the sexism, criticism, and double standards she had to confront, and how she coped with a devastating loss.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM CLI

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated 2019

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

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...

Format: text

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

Tydings, Joseph D. (Joseph Davies)

Summary: "Gun control, voting rights, family planning, and environmental protection--these are all hot-button issues today, but they were also the same difficult and intractable issues that Senator Joseph D. Tydings of Maryland faced during his tenure in the Senate in the 1960s. In this timely memoir, Tydings looks back on a life of public service, from the Maryland General Assembly to chief federal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas A & M University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TYDINGS, JOSEPH D TYD

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2006

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

Nelson, Maria

Summary: "Called the Higher House of Congress, the US Senate is structured so that older, wiser state representatives hold office in it. The Founding Fathers wanted one part of Congress to have longer terms to take on bigger responsibilities and see them through. Similarly, students running for a leadership position in a school-wide organization need to have experience and vision. Readers explore the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 328 NEL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set Who's Your 328.73 Nelson 2016

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2021

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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...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B OMAR OMA

Nelson, Maria

Summary: "The House of Representatives is the voice of the American people, just like the student council speaks for the student body or class. Being part of student council or taking another leadership role in school can be a great experience for students. But the road to election can seem like a long one--and even longer for those who aspire to a political career! With main content including the setup...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 328 NEL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set Who's Your 328.73 Nelson 2016

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

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

Summary: The editors of LIFE Books have collected a richly illustrated biography of presidential candidate Barack Obama. This work includes intimate pictures from Obama's childhood and his time as editor of Harvard's Law Review, and culminates with the historic Democratic National Convention.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown and Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, BARACK AME

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: It is a dark psychological thriller about a fierce showdown between two couples during the course of an ornately prepared meal at a fancy restaurant. When Stan Lohman, a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul and his wife Claire to join him and his wife Katelyn for dinner at one of the town's most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: "No modern politician has captured the American imagination as has the Kingfish--Huey Long. Two years in the making, Ken Burns' documentary traces Long's spectacular career from the 1920s when he burst out of Louisiana's red clay hills to smash the state's power structure under the banner "Every Man a king"--Publisher's website.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HUE

Andrews, Mary Kay

Summary: "Conley Hawkins left her family's small town and its newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C. Or so she thinks. When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself right back where she started, working for her sister, who...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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