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Summary: Explore the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees, and a chance at new beginnings.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV COL

Sander, Richard Henry

Summary: Argues that affirmative action actually harms minority students and that the movement started in the late 1960s is only a symbolic change that has become mired in posturing, concealment, and pork-barrel earmarks.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 379.26 SAN

Goodman, Susan E.

Summary: Shares the story of Sarah Roberts and her 1847 case petitioning that she be allowed to attend a white school, explaining how her heroic efforts established key precedents and paved the way for civil rights advancements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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

Cashin, Sheryll.

Summary: "Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the recent spate of related cases arrived at the Supreme Court. Since Ward Connerly kickstarted a state-by-state political mobilization against affirmativeaction in the mid-1990s, the percentage of public four-year colleges that consider racial or ethnic status in admissions has fallen from 60...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 370.117 CAS

Bakst, Dina

Summary: Provides practical tips for navigating the workplace while pregnant or being a new parent, covering such topics as morning sickness, maternity leave, and discrimination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 BAK

Clifford, Denis

Summary: Estate planning sounds difficult--but most people just need a few basic documents. Let Plan Your Estate show you how to protect your loved ones from legal hassles and financial uncertainty after your death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2018

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Siegel, Lawrence M.

Summary: Many children have learning disabilities and it's up to parents and schools to work together to ensure that each child's unique educational needs are met. But what if the school disagrees with your goals for your child? You are at a disadvantage if you don't know the law. This book teaches you to: identify a learning disability; understand your child's rights to education; untangle...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.9 SIE

Summary: Penn and Teller debunk a number of dubious enterprises, including PETA, the war on drugs, the myth of monogamy, twelve-step programs, the FCC's crusade against profanity, the New Age movement, the anti-aging industry, recycling, Biblical claims, the exercise industry, and hypnosis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2005

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

Summary: Chuck and Larry are the pride of their fire station. Two guy's guys always side-by-side and willing to do anything for each other. Widower Larry wants just one thing, to protect his kids. His buddy Chuck also wants on thing, to enjoy the single life. Grateful Chuck owes Larry for saving his life in a fire, and Larry calls in his marker when civic red tape prevents him from naming his own two...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY I NOW

Driver, Justin

Summary: "An award-winning constitutional law scholar at the University of Chicago (who clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor) gives us an engaging and alarming book that aims to vindicate the rights of public school students, which have so often been undermined by the Supreme Court in recent decades. Judicial decisions assessing the constitutional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.73 DRI

Guerin, Lisa

Summary: The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) helps employees balance the demands of work and family. But the law can be hard for employers to apply in the real world--especially when it comes to tracking intermittent leave, completing the proper paperwork, and determining eligibility for different types of leave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344 GUE

Summary: Doug is the king, but his wife Carrie really rules the roost. Doug is the ultimate guy's guy from Queens, New York. A blue-collar husband who loves his wife so much he is willing to sacrifice his rec room so her father, Arthur can move in, a decision he's been regretting ever since. Doug's free time is split between quality time with his wife and play time with his buddies. This king proves...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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

Chertoff, Michael

Summary: "Chertoff [posits] that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be ... overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data--more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop--should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 343 CHE

Whitman, James Q.

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Summary: Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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Slesnick, Twila

Summary: Whether you have an IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), Keogh or other retirement plan, this book will help you make sense of the rules for taking your money out. Even more important, it will show you how to avoid the stiff taxes and penalties that lurk in the fine print.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346.05 SLE

Baugh, Joyce A.

Summary: Overview: In the wake of Brown v. Board of Education, racial equality in American public education appeared to have a bright future. But for many that brightness dimmed considerably following the Supreme Court's decision in Milliken v. Bradley (1974), which emerged from Detroit's efforts to use cross-district busing to desegregate its schools and was the first such case to originate outside the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kansas 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.73 BAU

Davis, Kevin (Kevin A.)

Summary: "In 1991, the police were called to East 72nd St. in Manhattan, where a woman's body had fallen from a twelfth-story window. The woman's husband, Herbert Weinstein, soon confessed to having hit and strangled his wife after an argument, then dropping her body out of their apartment window to make it look like a suicide. The 65-year-old Weinstein, a quiet, unassuming retired advertising...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345 DAV

White, Michael D. (Michael Douglas)

Summary: No policing tactic has been more controversial than "stop and frisk," whereby police officers stop, question and frisk ordinary citizens, who they may view as potential suspects, on the streets. As Michael White and Hank Fradella show in Stop and Frisk, the first authoritative history and analysis of this tactic, there is a disconnect between our everyday understanding and the historical and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 WHI

Truax, Eileen.

Summary: "In 2001 a bill was presented to the US Congress, known as the DREAM Act. The purpose of this bill was to fix the immigration status of almost two million undocumented youth who came to the country as minors through no choice of their own but now as young adults, with no legal identity, they may be unable to attend college, and live under the constant threat of deportation. These young people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325 TRU

Summary: Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TAK

Becker, Helaine

Summary: "A nonfiction picture book introduction to the history and importance of Title IX as civil rights legislature"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Von Drehle, Dave.

Summary: Describes the 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, and the implications of the catastrophe for twentieth-century politics and labor relations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2003

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

Faust, Timothy

Summary: Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It's cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what's the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don't we have something better?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FAU

Stim, Richard

Summary: "Music Law" provides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. This edition is thoroughly updated with the latest changes in copyright and trademark law, including guidance on filling out "Form CO." Plus, find expanded information on musical collaborations between DJs and other musicians. You'll also get the most up-to-date legal forms available. Interactive forms are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346.06 STI

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