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Summary: Sam Childers is a drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing spiritual transformation and makes a life-changing decision to travel to war-torn East Africa. After witnessing unspeakable horrors faced by innocent children, he vows to save them at any cost, including his own safety. Childers begins waging a relentless battle against the territory's renegade militia, leading harrowing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAC RATED R

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

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

Summary: A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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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Jal, Emmanuel.

Summary: In the mid-1980s, Emmanuel Jal was a seven-year-old Sudanese boy, living in a small village. But as Sudan's civil war moved closer, his family moved again and again, seeking peace. Then, one terrible day, Jal was separated from his mother, and later learned she had been killed; his father Simon rose to become a powerful commander in the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army, fighting for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 962.404 JAL, EMMANUEL JAL

Summary: They were known simply as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Gigliotti, Jim

Summary: Presents the life of an Albanian girl, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, who became known as Mother Teresa and spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2015

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Kidder, Tracy.

Summary: Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative." This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 610.9 KID

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Farmer

Kidder, Tracy.

Summary: Chronicles the life of Paul Farmer, focusing on his efforts to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring modern medicine to the countries and people who need them most.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 KIDDER, TRACY KID

Summary: "A young F.B.I. agent is assigned watchdog duty over a fellow agent, but finds herself drawn into his investigations of paranormal and unexplained phenomena."

Format: moving image

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

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Betancourt, Ingrid

Summary: "From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate. Set against the backdrop of Argentina's Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world's most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of the New York Times bestselling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BET

Pollack, Pam

Summary: Profiles the life and accomplishments of the schoolteacher who became the most famous leader of the women's rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET ANTHONY

Kidder, Tracy.

Summary: Traces the efforts of Dr. Paul Farmer to transform healthcare on a global scale, documenting his visits to some of the world's most impoverished regions and the unconventional methods that enabled him to improve and save lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2013

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

Summary: They were known simply as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Alcon Entertainment 2014

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

Summary: Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, join forces to solve cases the FBI has labeled X-files. Both are determined to uncover the hidden truths--one searching for otherwordly answers, the other for more earthbound scientific explanations. Together they will make discoveries neither could have ever imagined.

Format: moving image

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

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Summary: Follows the life of Lilias Trotter, from her work as a woman artist in Victorian England to her missionary work with women and children in French Algeria in the late 1800s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Horror of Dracula (1958): "Christopher Lee as the centuries-old vampire Dracula and Peter Cushing as his implacable foe Van Helsing battle for the souls of Londoners in this retelling of Bram Stoker's novel."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR GRE

Summary: The magnificent legend of Mulan continues in an all-new movie. The courageous heroine is back, along with favorite characters and some new friends, including the mischievous Mushu, who wants to keep Mulan single so he can retain his job as her guardian.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2005

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

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

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD

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

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

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

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Summary: A biography of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, who spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2005

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TER

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

Fankhouser, Kris

Summary: "A biography on the American women's rights leader Susan B. Anthony"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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

Shehadeh, Raja

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Steerforth Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.95 SHE

Ross, Stewart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thameside Press 2001

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Mother Teresa

Summary: Adaptation of A.E.W. Mason's classic 1902 adventure novel about the British Empires exploits in Africa, and a crowning achievement of Alexander Kordas legendary production company, London Films. Set at the end of the nineteenth century, follows the travails of a young officer accused of cowardice after he resigns his post on the eve of a major deployment to Khartoum; he must fight to redeem...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2011

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE FOU