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Summary: Kenny Scharf arrived in New York City during the early 80s and quickly befriended Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, forming a trio that would take the creative yet depressed downtown art scene by storm. Unlike his friends who died tragically young, Scharf lived to face setbacks while remaining true to his high-tone Technicolor artistic vision which has cemented his place as a pop art icon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Colfer, Eoin

Summary: "Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life, the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 COL

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 COL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 COL

Summary: The captivating documentary chronicles the life of one of the best-selling solo artists of all time, from his childhood through the height of his career as a country music star, actor, and pop-culture icon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC KEN

Lawson, Jenny

Summary: "As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (in the best possible way), she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor: "People do different things to distract themselves during each treatment. I embroider. It feels fitting. I'm being magnetically stabbed in the head...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 LAW

Lawson, Jenny

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: "As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (in the best possible way), she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor: "People do different things to distract themselves during each treatment. I embroider. It feels fitting. I'm being magnetically stabbed in the head...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAWSON, JENNY LAW
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Odede, Kennedy

Summary: An American volunteer and a former African street youth recount their romantic relationship, his pursuit of a college education, and their founding of the first tuition-free school for underprivileged girls in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 ODE

Summary: Includes interviews with The Grateful Dead, Tom Wolfe, Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey. Also includes four live performances by The Grateful Dead.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout Factory LLC 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC TOM

Raskin, Lawrie

Summary: The author recounts his experiences in Morocco, searching for the opportunity to cross the Sahara by camel to Timbucktoo, as well as the journey he eventually made through Mauritania to Mali, and describes camel travel, the life of the desert peoples, and related matters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 916.604 RAS

Kann, Wendy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.91 KAN

Sharif, Omar

Summary: "The grandson of Hollywood royalty on his father's side and Holocaust survivors on his mother's, Omar Sharif Jr. learned early on how to move between worlds, from the Montreal suburbs to the glamorous orbit of his grandparents's Cairo. His famous name always protected him wherever he went. When in the wake of the Arab Spring he made the difficult decision to come out in the pages of The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2021

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Summary: In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and all the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. Haunted by remorse and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Focus Features 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Constant 2006

Summary: A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2,000 Kenyan children.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Brainstorm Media 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bruce, Lenny.

Summary: Complilation on six sound discs with accompanying book, by the same title, of various Lenny Bruce performances. A more detailed description of disc contents can be found on p. 71-76 in book.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Shout! Factory 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD COMEDY/SPOKEN BRU
1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC CD COMEDY/SPOKEN BRU

Pappu, Sridhar

Summary: "The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series. In 1968, two remarkable pitchers would dominate the game as well as the broadsheets. One was black, the other white. Bob Gibson, together...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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Elman, Ziggy.

Format: notated music

Publisher / Publication Date: Bregman, Vocco and Conn Inc. 1939

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Sheet Music, Call number: SHM

Diski, Jenny

Summary: In July 2014, Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given "two or three years" to live. She didn't know how to react. All responses felt scripted, as if she were acting out her part. To find the response that felt wholly her own, she had to face the cliches and try to write about it. And there was another story to write, one she had not yet told: that of being taken in at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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Summary: A small passenger plane makes a forced landing in the Sahara. The challenge: survival. The tiny band from the plane fights off thirst, Arabs, treachery, declining morale and despair. Incredibly, the plane, like the legendary phoenix that rises from its own ashes, flies again.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE FLI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Flight 2003

Wiles, Deborah

Summary: "IMAGINE: You are a student in America. You are protesting a war. Or maybe you are just walking to class. The National Guard is called onto your campus. Imagine you are a young guardsman. The protest grows stronger. So does the confusion, the chaos, the fear. The guardsmen open fire. Imagine this is your school. Imagine this is your town. Imagine this is your country. Imagine American troops...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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Kaufman, Kenn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 598.07 KAU

Kilpack, Josi S.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: 1836. Fanny Appleton, privileged daughter of a wealthy, upper-class Boston industrialist, is touring Europe with her family. She enjoys the fine clothes, food, and company of the elite social circles-- but is also drawn to education, literature, and more intellectual pursuits. Published author and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is also touring Europe. Recently widowed, he is gathering research...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC KIL

Kravitz, Lenny

Summary: "Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection. Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor. "My life is all about opposites," he writes. "Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored it. Yins and yangs mingled in various parts of my heart and mind, giving me balance and fueling my curiosity...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 KRAVITZ, LENNY KRA

Duncan, Elizabeth J.

Summary: The competition is friendly and just a little fierce at the annual Llanelen agricultural show as town and country folk gather for the outdoor judging of farm animals and indoor judging of cakes, pies, pastries, chutneys, jams and jellies, along with vegetables, fruit and flowers. But this year, there's a new show category: murder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUN

Brown, Jenny

Summary: Traces how the author lost a leg to bone cancer in childhood before connecting with farm animals and questioning her Southern Baptist upbringing to expose what she has learned about slaughterhouse abuses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avery 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROWN, JENNY BRO

Werner, Kenny.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jamey Aebersold Jazz 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.11 WER

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