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Summary: The Frontline film is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work, a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage, follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Grasshopper Film 2018

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

Hilliam, David.

Summary: Relates how King Richard I of England and his troops nearly wrested Jerusalem from Muslim leader Saladin and the Saracens during the Third Crusade in 1191 A.D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Pub. Group 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.18 HIL

Dodd, Emma

Summary: This little sea otter loves spending time with his parent learning new things, playing together, or even just holding each other. In fact, every day this little sea otter spends with his parent is special, just because they are together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nosy Crow 2018

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Wang, Holman

Summary: "Being a mom is eleven jobs in one! This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A general who rallies the troops (or unruly kids), a curator of modern art (or finger paintings), an archaeologist looking for buried treasures (or socks)... when Mom gets home from her day job as a carpenter, she never knows which job will be waiting for her,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books 2019

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WAN

Sala, Laurenne

Summary: "In this beautiful celebration of motherhood, the universal message of unconditional love for a child shines through. Laurenne Sala's heartworming text, accompanied by Robin Preiss Glasser's charming illustrations, creates a firsthand look at the powerful bond between mother and child from pregnancy to birth and beyond." --

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2020

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Latham, Irene

Summary: Alaa loves Aleppo, but when war comes his neighbors flee to safety, leaving their many pets behind. Alaa decides to stay -- he can make a difference by driving an ambulance, carrying the sick and wounded to safety. One day he hears hungry cats calling out to him on his way home. They are lonely and scared, just like him. He feeds and pets them to let them know they are loved. The next day more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam, G.P. Putnam's Sons 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LAT

Johnson, Kimberly Ann

Summary: A holistic, practical guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels. Pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum offer women some of the most emotionally enriching and satisfying experiences of their life. But many women entering motherhood are shocked at their lack of preparation or awareness about what that actually means for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shambhala 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.6 JOH

Summary: Nell's a newly single mom who wants this Christmas to be extra - special for her two kids. It turns out to be special, indeed, but it's not what she had in mind. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Chaos reigns in this entertaining comedy, and the notion of 'family' takes on a whole new meaning.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hallmark Hall Of Fame Productions 2014

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1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: DVD Holiday O

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

Hitchcock, Shannon

Summary: Twelve-year-old Noura and her family, fleeing war in Syria, have been granted asylum in the United States, but they arrive in Florida to the chaos of the president's Muslim ban; twelve-year-old Jordyn is a member of the Christian church that is sponsoringthe Alwan family, and Noura's student ambassador in middle school; their inevitable culture clash is made far worse by the wave of hate crimes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HIT

Nicogossian, Claire

Summary: "A few years ago, Dr. Claire Nicogossian began noticing a trend in her therapy room: Mothers are struggling with the challenging and unexpected emotions that surface during their journey through motherhood. In the confines of a safe, judgment-free space, they share about the heavy guilt they carry from losing control and yelling at their children; the crippling fear that they are failing their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Publishing Co. 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8743 NIC

Felicien, Perdita

Summary: "A raw and affecting memoir about a mother and daughter who beat the odds together. Perdita Felicien's story is woven into her mother's like an intricate braid. To understand Perdita's story, you must know Catherine's. Catherine is larger than life. At seventeen years old, she is determined and tenacious, and longing to experience a better life. But she is also pregnant with her second child,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday Canada 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 FEL

Gonzalez, Xochitl

6 holds on 5 copies

Summary: In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Olga, the tony wedding planner for Manhattan's power brokers, must confront the effects of long-held family secrets when she falls in love with Matteo, while other family members must weather their own storms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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Cobb, Amy

Summary: Flutist Hope James is under a lot of pressure from her mother to win first chair in the band, so when Sherman Frye enrolls at Benton Bluff Junior High she panics because he could steal it from her--so Hope and her friend Baylor come up with a plan to sabotage Sherman, not realizing that he is under pressure too.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2015

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC COB

Porter-Gaylord, Laurel.

Summary: Mientras el niño en este libro nos cuenta de todas las cosas que su madre hace para él, el libro muestra y nombra madres animales cuidando a sus hijos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2004

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Board Books, Call number: JE Board Porter-Gaylord 2004

Austin, Nefertiti

Summary: "When Nefertiti Austin, a single African-American woman, decided to adopt two black children through the foster system, she was unprepared for the fact that there is no place for black women in the 'mommy wars.' Austin set off on her path with no place to seek guidance from others who looked like her or shared her experience. She soon realized that she would not only have to navigate skepticism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AUSTIN, NEFERTITI AUS

Castro, Rachel

Summary: In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Syrian-Americans took to the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jump! 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 956.9104 CAS

Summary: This is a live-action re-telling of Johanna Spyri's tale of the orphan Heidi who was sent to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. But this Heidi is different as all of the characters are played by real dogs wearing clothing, wigs, hats, etc.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 4Paws Entertainment 2009

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

Swaby, Rachel

Summary: Aspiring scientists, young history enthusiasts, and children who enjoy learning about the world will be fascinated by these riveting snapshots--and parents who enjoyed the film Hidden Figures will find this to be the perfect extension. Covering important advancements made by women in fields such as biology, medicine, astronomy, and technology, author Rachel Swaby explains that people aren't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yearling Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SWA

Sala, Laurenne

Summary: A father tells his child about his love, fear, and joy in being her parent.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2020

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Coy, Eve

Summary: When Mom wakes up her Huffalots, nothing is right--they don't like their clothes, their breakfast is yucky, and they just don't like each other. When one of them trips, the other offers a hug, and they magically transform into Huffalittles, then Lovealittles, and finally--with a big cuddle--they become Lovealots. But it's been a long day and Mum is now grumpy and tired. Good thing the Lovealots...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andersen Press USA 2020

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Hughes, Langston

Summary: A board book adaptation of Langston Hughes's beloved poem celebrates the endearing love between a mother and a baby and is complemented by painted collage illustrations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD HUG

Sher, Emil

Summary: A gentle tale told entirely through sticky notes between a mother and daughter as the girl's departure for her first summer camp draws near demonstrates how love can be found even in scribbled messages and other unlikely places.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton

Summary: "When a young boy gets a cold, he just wants his mommy. But his stuffy nose makes it difficult for him to call out to his mom--not 'Bob, ' who happens to be the family dog"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E SCA

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCA

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