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Summary: The revelatory and assured feature debut by Dee Rees is a coming-of-age tale of a queer Black women navigating the expression of her gender and sexual identities, built around a beautifully layered performance from Adepero Oduye.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAR

Greenberg, Mark

Summary: Back in 2007, when Barack Hussein Obama announced his campaign, his election seemed to be a long shot. But he won in a decisive victory, also garnering a record 69.5 million votes, and on January 20, 2009, he became the 44th president of the United States and its first African American chief executive. Now, after two terms, this book explores Obama's journey in pictures, from his remarkable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Thrash, Maggie

Summary: All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Dreamscape Media, LLC 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC THR

Obama, Barack.

Summary: Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Obama

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.04 OBA

Summary: Jude is a dock worker from Liverpool who travels to the United States in the 1960s to find his estranged father. There, he falls in love with sheltered American teenager Lucy. When her brother, Max, is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, they become involved in peace activism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS ACR

Summary: Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PUR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Pursuit 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black garbage collector named Troy Maxson--bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues--is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2017

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FEN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FEN RATED PG13

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE FEN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Movie Fences 2017

Chait, Jonathan

Summary: "Jonathan Chait ... digs deep into Obama's record on major policy fronts-- economics, the environment, domestic reform, health care, race, foreign policy, and civil rights-- to demonstrate why history will judge our forty-fourth president as among the greatest in history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Custom House, an imprint of William Morrow 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 CHA

Summary: High school is over but events conspire to reunite Ryan, Seth and Summer in posh, seaside Newport. There may even be a new Core Four, because after Taylor Townsend says a quick if not passionate au revoir to her education in France, she just might pursue Ryan until he catches her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV OC

Mann, Jim

Summary: An analysis of the events, ideas, and conflicts that have defined the Obama administration's foreign policy explores the struggles to enact coherent and effective policies at a time of global turmoil.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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

Summary: Traces the history of black America back to ancient African civilization, examining attempts by the white establishment in the U.S. to conceal this knowledge as a means of undermining African American identity. Presents theories of scholars and social commentators which comprise a history in which African Americans have been systematically oppressed as a people.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HID

Summary: Fox Mulder and Dana Scully track suspicious cases that may be attributed to the supernatural or involve interplanetary activity. Memorable moments from this season include Mulder's appearance on Jerry Springer's talk show and Scully working with her partner to fake Mulder's death.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV X

Miniter, Richard.

Summary: "In the first book to explore President Obama's leadership style by digging into the details of his biggest successes and failures, New York Times bestselling journalist Richard Miniter investigates the secret world of the West Wing and the combative personalities that shape world events. Based on exclusive interviews, inside sources, and never-before-published material, Leading from Behind...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2012

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

Shaffer, Jody Jensen

Summary: Briefly examines the childhood, education, adulthood, and presidency of the first African-American president in U.S. history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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

Souza, Pete

Summary: During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else--and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B OBAMA SOU

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973.932 SOU

Dillon, Molly

Summary: "An anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined the Obama administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.931 DIL

Carruthers, Charlene A.

Summary: "Unapologetic is a 21st century guide to building a Black liberation movement through a Black queer feminist lens"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 CAR

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

Corn, David.

Summary: Based on interviews with senior administration officials and others close to the Oval Office, a political journalist presents a behind-the-scenes look at Obama's third year, documenting and evaluating the crucial decisions of the president.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

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

Summary: Based on a true story. In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez became known as the notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". They would swindle and then viciously murder war widows who would answer their personal ads. Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin Lover. Martha was Ray's initial mark. But when they met, it was love at first sight. With Martha posing as Ray's sister, they...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE LON

Thrash, Maggie

Summary: "Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing . . . until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 920 THR

Katz, David

Summary: "A personal, intimate, photographic celebration of President Barack Obama in the years prior to his presidency, from friend and former aide David Katz"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers 2020

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

Wilson, John K.

Summary: Explores the ideas that Illinois senator Barack Obama has about race, religion, and politics and discusses how he has been received as a presidential candidate by the far right, the far left, the media, and everyday Americans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paradigm 2008

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

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Michael Eric Dyson delivers a provocative exploration of the politics of race and the Obama presidency. Barack Obama's presidency unfolded against the national traumas of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott. The nation's first African American president was careful to give few major race speeches, yet he faced criticism from all sides, including from African Americans....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

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