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Felix, Rebecca

Summary: Introduces readers to the pride movement, from its beginnings at the Stonewall Riots to the LGBTQ rights movement, the first pride parade, the creation of the rainbow flag, and legislation such as the Matthew Shephard Act and the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo & Daughters, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.38 FEL

Borgert-Spaniol, Megan

Summary: In this title, readers learn about the #MeToo movement, from early legislation to prevent sexual harassment to the movement's expansion in the aftermath of accusations against Harvey Weinstein, the Silence Breakers, #Time'sUp, and the individuals behind the movement such as Tarana Burke and Alyssa Milano. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo & Daughters, an imprint of Abdo 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 BOR

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

Hayes, Amy

Summary: People with disabilities have faced great struggle and inequality. This volume explores the ways in which people with disabilities have fought for their right to equal access, equal opportunities, and equal treatment. Key figures and events are highlighted to give readers a well-rounded sense of the movement. Photographs and primary sources bring the movement to life. Readers are challenged to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 HAY

Hunter, Nan D.

Contents: Expression : the right not to be silent -- Criminal law -- Government employees -- The military -- Immigration -- Employment in the private sector -- Housing and credit -- Public accommodations -- Relationships -- Parenting -- Youth -- Transgender people -- People with HIV/AIDS.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Illinois University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.087 HUN

Stern, Scott W.

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Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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Summary: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Bay Pimentel, Annette

Summary: "Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, Jennifer Keelan grew up battling-and overcoming-the limitations others set for her. From a lack of cutaway curbs and bus lifts to being denied enrollment at her neighborhood school, Jennifer was continually blockedfrom living the life she wanted. But after discovering the world of disability rights activism, she knew she had to use her voice to change...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Explore 2020

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

Blumenthal, Karen.

Summary: Up until the 1970s, if you were a girl, you were told you shouldn't play team sports, or go to college. But, in 1972, Title IX changed that, by ensuring that girls have the same opportunities as boys to participate in sports and classes. But that change did not come without a fight.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2005

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 796 BLU

Bingham, Clara.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.4133 BIN

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

Summary: As hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, artists such as Public Enemy and De La Soul began reusing portions of previously recorded music for their songs. But when record company lawyers got involved, everything changed. Years before people started downloading and remixing music, hip-hop sampling sparked a debate about copyright, creativity, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Indiepix Films 2010

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

Whitman, James Q.

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 WHI

Sicardi, Arabelle

Summary: Profiles notable LGBTQ figures and highlights their contributions to society and their community, including Martina Navratilova, Frida Kahlo, Alan Turing, David Bowie, and K.D. Lang.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions 2019

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

Chevat, Richie

Summary: "Through engrossing narratives, letters, drawings, poems, and more, the book encourages young readers, of all identities, to feel pride at the accomplishments of the LGBTQ people who came before them and to use history as a guide to the future.The storieshe shares include those of: Thomas Morton, who celebrated same-sex love in Boston's Puritan community in the 1620s; Albert D.J. Cashier, an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.7 CHE

Sunstein, Cass R.

Summary: "Cass Sunstein considers actual and imaginable arguments for a president's removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment are judicious and others not. In direct and approachable terms, he dispels the fog surrounding impeachment so that all Americans may use their ultimate civic authority wisely"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 SUN

Luiselli, Valeria

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Summary: "Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights thecontradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 LUI

Luiselli, Valeria

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Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

Davis, Lennard J.

Summary: "The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA--the "eyes on the prize" moment for disability rights The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the history of the United States, and it has become the model for most civil rights laws around the world. The untold story behind the act is anything but a dry...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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January, Brendan

Summary: Places the events relating to the 1857 Supreme Court decision regarding rights of slaves into the larger context of the conflict about slavery among the states.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.087 JAN

Frank, Nathaniel

Summary: The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable--and for many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.7 FRA

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Summary: Viewers will see the nail-biting behind-the-scenes story that traces the marriage equality movement's historic progress and reveals the masterminds who fought.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Mello, Michael.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Temple University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.848 MEL

Brettschneider, Corey Lang

Summary: Constitutional law scholar and political science professor Corey Brettschneider guides us through the Constitution and explains the powers--and limits--that it places on the presidency. From the document itself and from American history's most famous court cases, we learn why certain powers were granted to the presidency, how the Bill of Rights limits those powers, and what "the people" can do...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.73 BRE

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