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Iceberg Slim

Summary: Trick Baby tells the story of "White Folks," a blue-eyed, light-haired, con-artist whose pale skin allows him to pass in the streets as a white man. Folks is tormented early in life, rejected by other children and branded a "Trick Baby," the child conceived between a hooker and her trick. Refusing to abandon his hood dreams and a chance at revenge, Folks is taken under the wing of an older...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cash Money Content 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ICE

Meyerhoff, Jenny.

Summary: Third-grader Anna has had trouble making friends since her family moved from a small town in New York to Chicago, but a group project at school leads to new opportunities, including friendships, a club, and a garden she can work in, just like in her last home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FG 1

Jacobs, Greg

Summary: Follows four high school poetry teams who compete in the world's largest youth poetry slam, Louder than a Bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Algren, Nelson

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALG

Alikhan, Salima

Summary: Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ALI

Rosen, Renée

Summary: "The bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants explores one woman's journey of self-discovery set against the backdrop of a musical and social revolution. In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess Records, helped shape that music into the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROS

Ahmed, Samira

Summary: Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC AHM

Summary: Combating the city's most heinous crimes, the priority of Detective Sergeant Hank Voight and his intelligence team has always been to protect their great city, bringing criminals to justice by any means necessary. Facing a new day and age in Chicago, Police are under siege and under a microscope. With police reform in full swing, the team is forced to navigate treacherous conditions in their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Ch 5

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Tarshis 2015

Shakey Jake.

Contents: Disc 1. Everything gonna be alright ; Hold that bus, conductor ; Strollin' the strip ; Respect me baby ; I will always love you ; Three times seven ; Farther on up the road ; A hard road to travel ; Save your money, baby ; Too hot to hold ; Long distance call ; Don't answer the door ; Love me baby ; Chains of love (Shakey Jake) ; The sky is falling ; Long distance operator ; I'm a free man ;...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Capitol Records 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES CHI

Rogers, Jimmy.

Contents: You're the one (2:28) -- Money, marbles and chalk (3:16) -- Luedella (2:51) -- Act like you love me (3:50) -- Back door friend (3:20) -- Last time (2:42) -- I used to have a woman (3:06) -- Sloppy drunk (3:00) -- Blues leave me alone (3:02) -- Out on the road (2:51) -- Goin' away baby (2:42) -- That's all right (2:45) -- Chicago bound (2:40) -- Walking by myself (2:46).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Chess 1990

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES ROG

Quill, Monica

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC QUI

Whiteis, David.

Summary: Explores the history of blues music in Chicago.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.643 WHI

Summary: Kasper Carr is a master thief, targeting businesses in the Chicago area. He stakes out fresh opportunities in front of a documentary film crew, which gradually becomed complicit in his crimes. As the director and producer become entangled in the allure of their fascinating subject and the legal ramifications of their actions, Carr pursues a series of larger-scale and more dangerous jobs. All...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Indie Films 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Cisneros, Sandra.

Summary: The story of a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1991

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CIS

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CIS

Iceberg Slim

Summary: This is the story of Iceberg Slim's life, as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. A trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale. The dangers of jail, addiction and death that are still all too familiar.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cash Money Content 2011

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Summary: Chess Records was located on the south side of Chicago. In 1947, it began recording blues music with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. This eventually gave birth to rock and roll in 1955 with Chuck Berry. Record producer, Leonard Chess has an ear for this different type of music and believes he can cash in by signing up new talent such as songwriter, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and Etta James....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CAD

Loutzenhiser, Katy

Summary: Zan is baffled when her best friend, Priya, stops answering her emails after moving to California, but new friend, Logan, presents the disturbing possibility that Priya cannot answer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LOU

Estleman, Loren D.

Summary: In 1944, an FBI junior agent is dispatched by J. Edgar Hoover to infiltrate Capone's organization, an effort that is compromised by Capone's haunted memories of prison and declining health.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC EST

Morris, Mary

Summary: The son of a grieving Jewish family in jazz age Chicago impresses patrons of a mob-controlled saloon with his piano talents, which become subject to a changing music era, his need to survive, and exacting mob demands.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOR

Summary: The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets from the riots in the social upheaval, to the rising of two prolific groups fighting prejudice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Rosen, Renee

Summary: "In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: "Give the lady what she wants." His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames rise and consume what was the pioneer town of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Rosen 2014

Phillips, Susan Elizabeth

Summary: Piper Dove is a woman with a dream to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham's spotted her, and he's not happy. Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he's hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PHI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PHI

Contents: Sit and cry -- Try to quit you baby -- You sure can't do -- This is the end -- I can't quit you baby -- Groaning the blues -- Sit down -- Double trouble -- Violent love -- Three times a fool -- My love will never die -- She's a good 'un -- Keep on loving me baby -- All your love -- Love me with feeling -- Everything gonna be alright -- Easy baby -- 21 days in jail -- You sure can't do -- This...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Paula Records 1991

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES CHI