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Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) is a hero and trailblazer. She was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972). Written by award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome, here is her story"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2023

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

Morales, Areli

Summary: "In the first picture book written by a DACA dreamer, Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story of moving from a quiet town in Mexico to the bustling and noisy metropolis of New York City"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Studio 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MOR

Medina, Meg

Summary: This inspiring chapter book biography introduces readers to Pura Belpré who brought Spanish and bilingual storytelling and books to libraries across the country, giving Spanish speakers the opportunity to read and find community in ways they never had before.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel 2023

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

Stanton, Brandon.

Summary: "In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project--to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to, at present count, over twelve million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 STA

Lemelman, Martin.

Summary: A memoir in graphic novel form. Lemelman, the son of Holocaust survivors, describes his experiences growing up in Brooklyn, NY in the 1950's and 1960's.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.71 LEM

Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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

Mullen, Jim (Jim R.)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 817.54 MUL

Wetzsteon, Ross.

Summary: Chronicles the New York City neighborhood's role as a bohemian enclave that became the home of and transformed the lives of individuals who came to the neighborhood to pursue their individual artistic, personal, and political dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 WET

Bolden, Tonya

Summary: "A biography of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the House of Representatives and the first Black woman to run for president with a major political party"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2022

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

Plaskin, Glenn.

Summary: "The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.7 PLA

Alda, Arlene

Summary: The vivid oral histories in Arlene Alda’s Just Kids from the Bronx reveal what it was like to grow up in the place that bred the influencers in just about every field of endeavor today. The Bronx is where Michael Kay, the New York Yankees’ play-by-play broadcaster, first experienced baseball, where J. Crew’s CEO Millard (Mickey) Drexler found his ambition, where Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dava...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 ALD

Shopsin, Tamara

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "'Arbitrary Stupid Goal is a completely riveting world--when I looked up from its pages regular life seemed boring and safe and modern like one big iPhone. This book captures not just a lost New York but a whole lost way of life'--Miranda July; In Arbitrary Stupid Goal, Tamara Shopsin takes the reader on a pointillist time-travel trip to the Greenwich Village of her bohemian 1970s childhood, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MCD/Farrar Straus & Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHOPSIN, TAMARA SHO

Golenbock, Peter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow/HarperCollins 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 GOL

Schroff, Laura

Summary: Eleven-year-old Maurice must beg for change in order to eat, but when Laura stops to help, they begin a years-long friendship that gives each a new perspective and hope. Includes a list of suggested acts of kindness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

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Schroff, Laura.

Summary: Shares the inspiring story of the author's first Christmas spent with Maurice, a poor young boy she met on the street, during which the boy gave her a cherished toy to demonstrate how much he valued their friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Seasonal Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 921 SCH

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SCH

Martin, Wednesday.

Summary: "Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARTIN, WEDNESDAY MAR

Chiusano, Mark

Summary: A Newsday alum and PEN/Hemingway honoree tells the full story of U.S. Representative George Santos, a charlatan and con-artist who has embedded himself in our nation's capital.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One Signal Publishers, Atria, an imprint of Simon and Schuster 2023

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Summary: Documents the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, sold his home, the 36,000 square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as "The Bank." Through the intimate lens of noted artist and photographer Stephen Wilkes, the viewer is taken on a remarkable journey through Maisel's life as an artist,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Cooper, Anderson

2 holds on 6 copies

Summary: "The story of the Astors is an extraordinary but true tale of ambition, invention, destruction, and reinvention -- and of cunning, determination, hard work, hubris, infighting, and greed. One of the wealthiest men to have ever lived, John Jacob Astor first arrived in New York in 1783 and built a fortune through a ruthless expansion of his beaver trapping business, which he grew into an empire...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B ASTOR COO

Sipress, David

Summary: "From a longtime New Yorker staff cartoonist, an evocative family memoir, a love letter to New York City, and a delightful exploration of the origins of creativity -- richly interleaved with the author's witty, beloved cartoons." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SIPRESS, DAVID SIP

Holley, Santi Elijah

Summary: "A history of the rise and lasting impact of Black liberation groups in America, as seen through the Shakurs, one of the movement's most prominent and fiercely creative families, home to Tupac and Assata, and a powerful incubator for today's activism, scholarship, and artistry"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 HOL

McBride, James

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Phoenix Audio 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 974.71 MCB

Vincent, Isabel

Summary: "When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping out her friend, Edward's daughter--who lives far away and asked her to check in on hernonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot souffl©♭...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 158.1 VIN

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Relation Vincent

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