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Grinapol, Corinne

Summary: "Although he started out as a teacher without aspirations to be an activist or politician, Harvey Milk found himself captivated by the history-making movements of the 1960s. He would eventually make history of his own by becoming the first openly gay elected politician in California. While in office, Harvey Milk advocated for equal rights for the gay community. Even though his life and career...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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Levy, Janice.

Summary: Simple text and color illustrations present the historical background and contemporary celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 LEV SPANISH

Sanders, Rob

Summary: Traces the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Chippendale, Lisa A.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House Publishers 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.461 CHI

Stanborough, Rebecca

Summary: "Explains the history behind and the process of building the Golden Gate Bridge"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 624 STA

Harris, Kamala

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Now adapted for young readers, Senator Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. As the first woman, African American, and South Asian American to become attorney general of California, and the second black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, Kamala Harris has blazed trails on her path to the national stage. But how did she achieve her goals?...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2019

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Talbot, David

Summary: Traces the story of San Francisco in the latter half of the twentieth century, covering topics ranging from the civil rights movement and pop culture to the 49ers and famous crime cases.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.09794 TAL

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: "Una historia real sobre un científico contemporáneo que salvó la capa de ozono y el planeta, evitando un desastre en el medioambiente. Mario Molina es un científico mexicoamericano y un héroe de nuestros días que ayudó a resolver la crisis de la capa de ozono de la década de 1980. Se crió en la Ciudad de México y desde niño sintió curiosidad por los mundos ocultos que estudiaba a través de un...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOL

Freedman, Russell

Summary: A middle-grade history of the "other Ellis Island" traces how Angel Island served as an entry point for one million Asian immigrants to the United States in the early 20th century, drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters and "wall poems" discovered at the facility long after it closed to describe the center's screening process, immigration policies and eventual renaissance as a historic site.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J979.4 FRE

Bittner, Mark.

Contents: A rolling stone -- Mansion on the hill -- A joyful encounter -- A question of trust -- Mandela -- The science of it -- Dogen -- Everything changes -- Bucky -- Paco and company -- A walk on the wild side -- Rage against the light -- Tupelo -- Back out in the world -- Free as a bird -- Fleeting happiness -- Snyder -- Act naturally -- Consiousness explained -- A late fledge.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.6865 BIT

Ringstad, Arnold

Summary: Gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J609 MOM

Hoobler, Dorothy

Summary: "In this addition to the What Was? series, kids will experience what it was like to be in San Francisco in 1906 when the ground buckled in a major, catastrophic earthquake. One early April morning in 1906, the people of San Francisco were jolted awake by a mammoth earthquake--one that registered 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Not only was there major damage from the quake itself but broken gas lines...

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

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979 HOO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 HOO

Mortensen, Lori

Summary: Describes Angel Island Immigration Station and why it is a symbol of hope and struggle.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MOR

Summary: From their uniquely-equipped office at SFPD headquarters, Chief Ironside continues to lead his special police unit, fighting crime others cannot. His crack team includes Sgt. Ed Brown, ex-con-turned-assistant Mark Sanger and beautiful policewoman Eve Whitfield.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout! Factory 2010

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

O'Connell, Jennifer

Summary: This true story describes the rescue of a humpback whale.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House, Publishers 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 599.525 OCO

Volz, Alia

Summary: "During the 70s in San Francisco, Alia's mother ran the underground Sticky Fingers Brownies, delivering upwards of 10,000 illegal marijuana edibles per month throughout the circus-like atmosphere of a city in the throes of major change. She exchanged psychic readings with Alia's future father, and thereafter had a partner in business and life. Each was devoted to the occult, and they regularly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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Messner, Kate

Summary: This time Ranger, the time-traveling Golden retriever, finds himself in San Francisco in the middle of the great 1906 earthquake, and his mission is obviously to get a young Chinese immigrant, Lily Chen, to safety, but as they make their way through the ruined and burning city Ranger finds that he must also accomplish something else--finding Lily, who was sold as a servant by her parents, a new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2017

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MES

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Dunn, Joeming W.

Summary: Tells of the discovery of gold at John Sutter's mill and how it changed California.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC DUN

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

Summary: Left wheelchair-bound by a sniper's bullet, long-time San Francisco Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside, becomes the head of his own special police unit. Operating from a specially equipped office at SFPD headquarters, Ironside fights crime using intelligence and action. His crack team includes Sgt. Ed Brown, ex-con-turned-assistant Mark Sanger, and beautiful policewoman Eve Whitfield.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout! Factory 2007

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

Stone, Tamara Ireland.

Summary: Told from his point of view, continues the love story of Bennett, a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco, and Anna, sixteen, of 1995 Evanston, Illinois, as they try to make their relationship work despite his fear that it is not meant to be.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC STO

Brown, Cupcake.

Summary: This book is unlike any memoir you'll ever read. Moving in its frankness, it is a relentless tale of a resilient spirit who took on the worst of contemporary urban life and survived it with a furious wit and unyielding determination. Cupcake Brown is a dynamic and original storyteller who will guide you on the most satisfying, startlingly funny, and genuinely affecting tour through hell you'll...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B BROWN Bro

Summary: From their uniquely-equipped office at SFPD headquarters, Chief Ironside continues to lead his special police unit, fighting crime others can't. His crack team includes Sgt. Ed Brown, ex-con-turned-assistant Mark Sanger and beautiful policewoman Eve Whitfield.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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