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Cooper, Helene.

Summary: The author traces her childhood in war-torn Liberia and her reunion with a foster sister who had been left behind when her family fled the region.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.896 COO

Summary: Documentary about a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a bloody civil war, violent warlords and a corrupt Charles Taylor regime. Includes interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Roco Films Educational 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PRA

Dwyer, Johnny.

Summary: Tells the story of "Chucky" Taylor, a young American who lost his soul in Liberia, the country where his African father was a ruthless warlord and dictator.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 966.8 DWY

Cooper, Helene.

Summary: A historical memoir about growing up in Liberia during a violent civil war, reported with a journalistic bent.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B COOPER

Moore, Wayétu

Summary: "When Wayétu Moore turns five years old, her father and grandmother throw her a big birthday party at their home in Monrovia, Liberia, but all she can think about is how much she misses her mother, who is working and studying in faraway New York. Before she gets the reunion her father promised her, war breaks out in Liberia. The family is forced to flee their home on foot, walking and hiding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOORE, WAYETU MOO

Cooper, Helene

Summary: "The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SIRLEAF, ELLEN JOHNSON COO

Banks, Russell

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BAN

Cooper, Helene.

Summary: The author traces her childhood in war-torn Liberia and her reunion with a foster sister who had been left behind when her family fled the region.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 966.6203 COO

Seigerman, David

Summary: "Long before he was sacking quarterbacks, Tamba Hali was facing bigger challenges. Learn about his life in this second book in a brand-new nonfiction series about the childhoods of your favorite athletes. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali's storyseems almost unbelievable. He and his seven siblings fled war-torn Liberia to the Ivory Coast during his youth and later joined their father, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Maksik, Alexander

Summary: An electrifying novel tracks a woman's journey from the horrors of Charles Taylor's Liberia to abject poverty and self-exile on a Greek island, where she must grapple with a haunted past and find a way back into human society.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Maksik 2013

Contents: Festival music (a) (1:57) -- Festival music (b) (2:06) -- Solo song of a woman (1:57) -- Drum rhythms (3:16) -- Music for a chieftain (4:03) -- Singing at a wrestling-match (3:34) -- Sword-dance of the young girls (2:28) -- Sanza (:42) -- Song to encourage the rice sowers (4:05) -- Singing game of small girls (a) (1:20) -- Singing game of small girls (b) (1:27) -- Rice harvest (1:44) -- Music...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rounder Records 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/AFRICAN ANT

Summary: A feature documentary that follows the story of Olivia Zinnah, a 7 year old Liberian rape victim who, despite five years of medical treatments and the intervention of the Liberian government, died in 2012 from her injuries. Chronicles the shunning of Olivia and her mother by their family and neighbors for seeking outside help.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bjorklund, Ruth.

Summary: A small nation located along West Africa’s Atlantic coast, Liberia was established in the 1820s as a colony for former slaves and other free blacks living in the United States. Readers will discover how this came to be, how the colony became an independent nation, and how it changed over time. They will also explore the country’s beautiful geography, sample some of its diverse native wildlife,...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 966.8 BJO

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile States & Countries, Call number: J 966.8 BJO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 ENC

Butcher, Tim.

Summary: Tim Butcher follows Graham Greene's footsteps into Liberia where he encounters masked sorcerers whose magical powers depend on cannabalism and long forgotten missionaries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlas Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 916.662 BUT

Johnson-Sirleaf, Ellen

Summary: From Liberian President Sirleaf--Africa's first elected female president--comes an inspirational memoir about her improbable rise to international prominence, her fight for political freedom, and her unwavering determination to rebuild Liberia in the wake of civil war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SIRLEAF, ELLEN JOHNSON SIR

Streissguth, Thomas

Summary: An introduction to the geography, history, government, people, economy, and culture of the African country of Liberia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set In Pictures 966.622 Streissguth 2006

Huffman, Alan.

Summary: Isaac Ross died in 1836, and his will stipulated that his Mississippi plantation be sold and the proceeds used to provide passage for his slaves to the new colony of Liberia. This book discusses the battle over the will (which was ultimately upheld), and the results of those slaves' emigration to Liberia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.2 HUF

Moore, Wayétu

Summary: Three extraordinary people use their unusual powers to protect the fledgling state of Liberia. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, child of a white British...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Consider This, Call number: FIC MOO
1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOO

Paye, Won-Ldy.

Summary: When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile shouldn't eat her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. Holt 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 PAY

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE 398.2 PAY

Alberts, Arthur S.

Contents: Malinke (French Guinea) -- Mano (Liberia) -- Igbo (Nigeria, Ghana) -- Ashanti (Ghana) -- Baule (Ivory Coast) -- Fanti (Ghana, Liberia) -- Loma (Liberia) -- Bindendela (Zaire) -- Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) -- Pop music (Zaire, Liberia)

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rykodisc 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/AFRICAN ALB

Beer, Daniel

Summary: "The House of the Dead is a history of Siberia with a focus on the last four tsars (1801-1917). Daniel Beer explores the massive penal colony that became an incubator for the radicalism of revolutionaries who would one day rule Russia"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 BEE

Troh, Louise.

Summary: Louise Troh--fiancée of Thomas Eric Dunca, the first man ever to die of Ebola in America--breaks her silence about her experience in this deeply moving memoir, chronicling the decade-long love story that starts in Liberia and ends in an isolation ward in Dallas, Texas.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 DUNCAN THOMAS ERIC TRO

Turk, Jonathan.

Summary: A scientist relates the story of how Moonynaut, an elderly shaman in a remote Siberian village, healed his fractured pelvis after invoking the Spirit Raven, a healing that prompted the author to traverse the frozen tundra where the shaman was born and record the spiritual stories of bands of reindeer herders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2011

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Burke, James Lee

Summary: The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana to solve the mystery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BUR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Burke 2019

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