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Summary: When Wisconsin's newly elected Governor Scott Walker introduces a bill that threatens to wipe away worker rights and lock out public debate, six ordinary Wisconsinites join thousands of protesters at the State Capitol, building a citizen-driven uprising that not only challenges the bill, but the soul of a nation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bal Maiden Films 2012

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

Fukuyama, Francis

Summary: "A provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for our democracy and international affairs of state"--Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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Kiernan, Stephen P.

Summary: Analyzes American patriotism and honors individuals who the author believes live in accord with founding-father intents, from a minister's multicultural choir to a retiree who created a health-care plan for people without insurance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.6 KIE

Phillips, Steve

Summary: Despite the abundant evidence from Obama’s victories proving that the U.S. population has fundamentally changed, many progressives and Democrats continue to waste millions of dollars chasing white swing voters. Explosive population growth of people of color in America over the past fifty years has laid the foundation for a New American Majority consisting of progressive people of color (23...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 PHI

Summary: A collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816 RAD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 816 Rad

Pinckney, Darryl

Summary: "Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney's meditation on a century and a half of Black participation in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for Black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement, leading up to the election of Barack Obama as president. Interspersed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 PIN

Jaffe, Sarah

Summary: We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism. Pundits once fretted about Americans’ apathy, but in the last few years we’ve seen uprisings and protests across the country: the growth of the Tea Party, the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates like...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 JAF

Cole, Juan Ricardo.

Summary: "The ... blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today's Arab youth--who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 953 COL

Newman, Dan (Dan G.)

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Summary: Takes readers behind the scenes--from the sweaty cubicles where senators dial corporate CEOs for dollars, to lavish retreats where billionaires boost their favored candidates, to the map rooms where lawmakers scheme to handpick their voters. It highlights the heroic efforts of those unrigging the system to return power to We the People. -- adapted from back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2020

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Levine, Bruce E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Pub. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.40973 LEV

Bieschke, Marke

Summary: "Prominently featured photos, artwork, and other visual elements will guide young adult readers through this lively, informative exploration of significant protests, sit-ins, and collective acts of resistance throughout US history."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Berry, Mary Frances

Summary: "Historian and civil rights activist proves how progressive movements can flourish even in conservative times." -- From Amazon summary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 BER

Albertalli, Becky

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Summary: YES: Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate, as long as he's behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let's face it, speaking at all to almost anyone) Jamie's a choke artist. There's no way he'd ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes; until he meets Maya. NO: Maya Rehman's having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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Lappé, Frances Moore

Summary: Americans are distraught as tightly held economic and political power drowns out their voices and values. Legendary Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé and organizer-scholar Adam Eichen offer a fresh, surprising response to this core crisis. This intergenerational duo opens with an essential truth: It’s not the magnitude of a challenge that crushes the human spirit. It’s feeling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 LAP

Plouffe, David

Summary: If you've asked yourself the question, what more can I do to make sure Donald Trump does not continue to occupy the Oval Office on January 20, 2021?--then this book is for you. A playbook for the common citizen, A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump addresses the many things individuals can do in 2020 every day, without having to leave their jobs, move to Iowa, or spend every waking moment...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.973 PLO

Parker, Star

Summary: Parker was among the many reeling and confused as Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. But, she argues, a silver lining to this outcome is the debate that has since ruled our media and private conversations. She believes that Trump's presidency provides us with an opportunity like never before to engage and work to preserve the values upon which America was built....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.042 PAR

Hunt, Santana

Summary: Many Americans believe it is their civic duty to vote. However, in most elections, less than half of eligible voters show up at the polls. Readers are introduced to the many reasons why voting is an important, including how voting allows the voice of the people to be heard. The main content tackles a complex idea of citizenship with accessible language and age-appropriate subject matter....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324 HUN

Moyle, Eunice

Summary: With a unique mix of history and inspiration, Be The Change! gives young readers the tools and encouragement needed to be the change they wish to see in the world. Featuring the popular founders of Hello! Lucky stationery, this guidebook offers instruction and guidance to spark readers' creativity and inspire action in their local communities. With a lighthearted approach, the authors enlighten...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walter Foster Jr. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 745.5 MOY

Ants on a Log (Musical group)

Summary: The acclaimed Philadelphia-based duo presents their second album of music for children and other childlike people, songfully advocating for positivity, social justice, and silliness! The musical follows the adventures of two science-loving siblings who discover that the best way to make change is through community action. With clever, original songs, tight harmonies and good humor, this album...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD JUV ANT

Thompson, Laurie Ann.

Summary: Empower yourself in today’s highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools, communities, and beyond.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 361.2 THO

Summary: The polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes and droughts ravish the planet, and the earth's population is threatened by catastrophic climate change. Millions of American jobs have been sent overseas and aren't coming back. Young African-American men make up the majority of America's prison population. Half of the American population are poor or near poor, living precariously on the brink, while...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Klein, Naomi

Summary: "Remember when it all seemed to be getting better? Before Trump happened? What went wrong, and what can we do about it? Naomi Klein--scourge of brand bullies, disaster capitalists and climate liars--shows us how we got to this surreal and dangerous place, how to stop it getting worse and how, if we keep our heads, we can seize the opportunity to make it better. She reveals how Trump is not a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 KLE

Summary: In How I Resist, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wednesday Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 320 HOW

Wehner, Peter

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Summary: "The New York Times opinion writer, media commentator, outspoken Republican and Christian critic of the Trump presidency offers a spirited defense of politics and its virtuous and critical role in maintaining our democracy and what we must do to save it before it is too late. "Any nation that elects Donald Trump to be its president has a remarkably low view of politics." Frustrated and feeling...

Format: text

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

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