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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: A poetic tribute to a lesser-known part of African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in nineteenth-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bee Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976 WEA

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE WEA

Summary: Examines how, in the weeks and months following the Hurricane Katrina disaster of 2005, New Orleans musicians attempted to re-establish the Big Easy's music scene. Features interviews and performances of Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, Cowboy Mouth, and the Iguanas. Discusses the shock, sorrow, and courage the musicians experienced as they struggled to return...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC NEW

Fieseler, Robert W.

Summary: A reconstruction of the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans' subterranean gay community describes how the Up Stairs Lounge and dozens of innocent patrons were targeted in what became a catalyzing event in the gay liberation movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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

Bailey, John

Summary: Louisiana, 1843: a German immigrant thinks she recognizes a young slave girl as the long-lost daughter of her German friend, but the girl has no memory of such a past, and her owner refuses to free her. In novelistic detail, historian John Bailey reconstructs the exotic sights, sounds, and smells of mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, an "infernal motley crew" of cotton kings, decadent river...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2005

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

Bailey, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.8 BAI

Contents: Gossip (Cyril Neville) (2:35) -- If it's good to you (it's good for you) (Eddie Bo) (2:29) -- Right place, wrong time (Ray J.) (2:55) -- Chicken strut (The Meters) (2:45) -- Tequila (Allen Toussaint) (3:11) -- Hot Tamales (The Prime Mates) (2:37) -- Show it (Betty Harris) (2:55) -- Four corners (Lee Dorsey) (2:51) -- You keep me hangin on (Bonnie and Sheila) (2:42) -- Yeah you're right, you...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Soul Jazz Records 2008

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Summary: This performance-based music documentary shares intimate discussions with various iconic contemporary New Orleans musicians, highlighting their history and upbringing, while demonstrating how a musical tradition has shaped their identity, community, and learning environment for the youth of the Crescent City. Comprised of four years of interviews, cityscape cinematography, studio performances,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Ribke, Simone T.

Summary: A biography on Ruby Bridges and how she stood up against racism and hatred to help integrate Louisiana's school system.

Format: text

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

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

Summary: Lt. Terence McDonagh is a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is to scoring drugs while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Look Home Entertainment 2010

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Summary: New Orleans. Arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana cross paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. Tiana follows suit when she decides to kiss the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY PRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV PRI

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD PRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD PRI RATED G

Krist, Gary.

Summary: "From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 KRI

Contents: Bouncin' the boogie (1:56) (Royal Kings) -- Got a brand new baby (2:16) ; 4 o'clock blues (2:41) (Little Mr. Midnight with Paul Gayten Band) -- Restless heart (2:33) ; Ain't it a shame (2:40) (Lloyd Price) -- Say baby (2:14) ; That night (2:37) (Willie Johnson) -- Eating and sleeping (Earl King) (2:14) -- Heavy sugar (Lloyd Lambert Band) (2:50 -- Think it over (Guitar Slim) (2:28) -- So glad...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Specialty Records 1993

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RHYTHM AND BLUES CRE

Professor Longhair

Contents: Mardi Gras in New Orleans -- Rum & Coca Cola -- I've got my mojo working -- Gone so long -- Whole lotta lovin' -- After hours -- Ball the wall ; aka, 501 boogie -- Medley: Good rockin' tonight/Shake rattle & roll/Sick & tired / Roberta -- Bald head -- Hey little girl -- Stack-o-lee -- Go ahead and cry -- Her mind is gone -- Don't you feel like cryin' -- Introduction by James Booker -- Gone so...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Night Train International 1999

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES PRO

Messner, Kate

Summary: When the mysterious first aid kit takes golden retriever Ranger to New Orleans shortly before Hurricane Katrina hits, he finds himself helping Clare Porter and her grandmother, who are waiting for Clare's father at their home in the Lower Ninth Ward--and when the levees break and Clare is separated from Nana, Ranger must somehow get her to the relative safety of the Superdome, and reunite her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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

Bridges, Ruby.

Summary: Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 1999

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

Goodman, John

Summary: Follows the lives of a group of New Orleans residents in the Tremé neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2012

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3 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRE

Russell, Josh.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUS

Eggers, Dave.

Summary: Describes how Abdulrahman Zeitoun remained in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, his subsequent efforts to help other victims, his disappearance a week later, and the effect of these events on his wife Kathy and their children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.892 EGG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.892 Eggers 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.335 EGG

Fink, Sheri

Summary: Fink provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina-- and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.11 FIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.11 FIN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.11 FIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1109 FIN

Fisher, TJ.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morgana Press 2006

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 712.60976 FISH

Summary: New Orleans developed a unique funk sound. Many slaves were brought from Haiti and brought with them the religion of Voodoo and its drums and music. Jazz funeral marching bands were solemn brass bands accompanying a coffin and would, on burial, be joined by a second line of drummers and dancers which would turn the event into a celebration of the spirit cutting free from earth. The backline...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Soul Jazz Records 2013

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1 available in NEW Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RHYTHM AND BLUES NEW

Horne, Jed

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.3 HOR

Summary: "This astonishing powerful documentary takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never seen on screen. Incorporating remarkable home footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts-an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the 9th ward-directors/producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal weave this insider's view of Katrina with a devastating protrait of the hurricane's aftermath. Trouble the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 363.34 TRO

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRO

Johnson, Walter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 976.3 JOH