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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.

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

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

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....

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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...

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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2014

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2016

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2016

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017

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

Levine, Bruce E.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Pub. 2011

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

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.

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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

Berry, Mary Frances

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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

Alinsky, Saul David

Summary: First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know "the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one." Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1971

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Kluger, Jeffrey

Summary: "A recounting of protests throughout American history that have shaped our nation"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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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....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2019

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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wednesday Books 2018

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2014

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

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"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Wehner, Peter

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...

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.2 WEH

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 335 GOL

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2017

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Shenkman, Richard.

Summary: Bestselling historian Rick Shenkman takes aim at the wisdom of the American people. He writes that American voters are misusing, abusing, and abdicating their political power.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 SHE

Summary: The continued investigation into the epic scandal involving former lobbyist Jack Abramoff is bringing to light additional revelations about corruption at the core of the U.S. government. This edition of the Journal-a condensed version of the acclaimed documentary Moyers on America: Capitol Crimes (item no. 35972), plus an update-further exposes the misuse and outright abuse of power in American...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: "This collection of essays and interviews presents 36 contributors to this emerging movement discussing a broad range of topics--activism, healthcare, education, LGBT issues, the environment, to name a few--affecting the political and cultural environmentof future generations"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 WE