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Simon, David

Summary: At the center of the narrative is fifteen-year-old DeAndre McCullough. DeAndre's parents, Gary and Fran, were once poised, against all odds, to pull themselves up and out of West Baltimore. But when they themselves stumble and then succumb to the corner's temptations, DeAndre's future hangs in the balance. Smart and streetwise, he is both drawn to and wary of the drug trade that flourishes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.177 SIM

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Chronicles a multi-generational family business dealing illegal drugs and the efforts of the Baltimore police to curb their trade, draws parallels between these organizations and the men and women on either side of the battle.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WIR

Summary: A look at the drug scene in Baltimore through the eyes of the dealers, cops, and users.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Follows a single sprawling drug investigation in Baltimore, against the backdrop of the mayor's reelection campaign. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WIR

Summary: Delivering a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, who come together to rebuild, heal, and forge a better way forward.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CHA

Summary: An in-depth look at the early career of cult filmmaker John Waters and focusing on the making of Pink flamingos.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Music Video 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Moore, Wes

Summary: Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a few years of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MOORE MOR

Coates, Ta-Nehisi.

Summary: Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization. Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons through inner-city adolescence--and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COATES, TANEHISI COA

Moore, Wes

Summary: Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a few years of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 MOORE, WES MOO

Summary: The heat is on in Baltimore. The drug war is being lost, bodies are piling up, and a desperate mayor wants the tide turned before the election. But no matter how hard McNulty and the detail try, the dealers always seem to be one step ahead of the game.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Chaudry, Rabia

Summary: "In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in hopes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Langley, Sharon

Summary: "When Sharon Langley was born, amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were not allowed in. This picture book tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. In the summer of 1963, because of demonstrations and public protests the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Sharon and her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 LAN

Lippman, Laura

Summary: When a lurid expose mysteriously appears on the front page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light and causes a business tycoon to commit suicide in his garage, private investigator Tess Monaghan takes on the case.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avon Books 1997

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Moore, Wes

Summary: "When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an 'illegal knife' in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated 'roughly' as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray wasin a coma he would never recover from. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like a final straw--it led...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 363.32 MOO

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Summary: Relates events of the 1814 Battle of Baltimore as seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old Caroline Pickersgill, who had worked with her family and their servants to sew the enormous flag which waved over Fort McHenry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2004

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 975.2 Bartoletti

Summary: The 12 O'Clock Boys are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore that pops wheelies, weaves at excessive speeds through traffic, and impressively evades the hamstrung police. Their antics are viewed through the eyes of adolescent Taekwon Ford, known as Pug, a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Troupe, Thomas Kingsley

Summary: With bombs bursting overhead, a tattered flag flying ... Joined by two cartoon flies and their factual narrative infused with kid-friendly fun, readers go above deck with Francis Scott Key and witness the birth of the U.S. national anthem during the War of 1812.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.5 TRO

Grove, Tim

Summary: Complemented by historical artwork and photos, an account of the lesser-known history of America's national anthem describes the American flag's design, the important contributions of free black soldiers during the War of 1812, and the intense battle that inspired Francis Scott Key's poem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.5 GRO

Summary: Based on a true story, an inner-city Baltimore family copes with ever-present drug traffic and violence in their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Narcotics Anonymous World Services 1993

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.293 IT

Summary: Probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran of the Baltimore Fire Department under the watchful eye of his mentor Chief Mike Kennedy. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. As Jack reflects on his life - seeing his first fire, bonding with fellow firefighters, the impact his job has had on his wife and kids - Chief...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD LAD

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Mitchell, Saundra.

Summary: It's the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions that offer glimpses of the future. When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia's world is thrown into chaos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Tyler, Anne

Summary: When Willa Drake gets a call telling her that her son's ex-girlfriend has been shot, she drops everything to look after this woman. But the impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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