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Alko, Selina

Summary: Presents quotes on civil rights from important and influential figures, including Queen Lili'uokalani, John Lewis, Nina Simone, and Barack Obama.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 ALK

Smith, Nikkolas

Summary: Motivated by the realization of global inequities, a young boy embraces his dual identities as an artist and activist, becoming an "Artivist" to make a difference by using his viral mural as a catalyst for positive change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Youth Materials, Call number: JE SMI

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walter Foster Jr. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 745.5 MOY

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lavelle, Kari

Summary: Presents examples from history where small actions made a significant impact to the world or led to positive change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LAV

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE LAV

Padnani, Amisha

Summary: This book is inspired by "Overlooked," the New York Times series that celebrates extraordinary women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA figures, and people with disabilities who changed history. These people staggered us with their bravery, expanded our understanding of the world by innovating, and broke constraints in an unspoken mission to create a better future for others.--Adapted from back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2023

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Heinberg, Richard

Summary: Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide an easy "plug-and-play" solution, author Richard Heinberg suggests instead that we are in for a wild ride; a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Society Publishers 2015

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Luckett, Oliver

Summary: "From visionary tech entrepreneur Oliver Luckett and MIT Media Lab's Michael J. Casey, a groundbreaking, must-read theory of social media how it works, how it's changing human life, and how we can master it for good and for profit. In barely a decade, social media has positioned itself at the center of twenty-first century life. The combined power of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.2 LUC

Susskind, Daniel

Summary: "A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than he bargained for when a wave of automation sweeps him and his kind out to an oil-black, petroleum-stink sea of indolent excess and the promise of A WORLD WITHOUT WORK"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.25 SUS

Shah, Rajiv Janardan

Summary: "Rajiv J. Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation and former administrator of President Barack Obama's United States Agency for International Development, shares a dynamic new model for creating large scale change, inspired by his own involvements with some of the largest humanitarian projects of our time"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Element 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.4 SHA

Andrus, Aubre

Summary: Suggests ways in which to make the world a better place, including ideas for helping others at home, at school, and in the community through donations and volunteering; environmental activities; and ways to improve oneself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet Global Limited 2018

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Wickham, Chris

Summary: "The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period--one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation. Tracking the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.1 WIC

Summary: An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2005

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

Solnit, Rebecca

Summary: With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argues that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2016

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Ariosto, David

Summary: "An exploration of Cuba's Cold War mindset and a people in the throes of transition, with tales of run-ins with spies, secret backrooms, and empty grocery shelves. Fidel Castro is dead. Donald Trump is in the White House. And to most outsiders, the fate of Cuba has never been more uncertain. But those who look close enough realize the blueprints for the island's next revolution may be etched in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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Miller, Sam J.

Summary: After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. Now crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called "the breaks" is ravaging the population. When a strange new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL

Chugh, Dolly

Summary: "A revolutionary, psychology-based guidebook for developing resilience and grit to confront our whitewashed history and build a better, more just future"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.4 CHU

Porath, Christine Lynne

Summary: "In her powerful new book, Christine Porath explores how the rise of technology and modern workplace practices have fractured our communications yet left us always "on" digitally. Through now common practices like hot-desking and remote work (even without the added isolation of social distancing we experienced during the pandemic), our human interactions have decreased, and so too have our...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balance 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302 POR

Piketty, Thomas

Summary: "Thomas Piketty's bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history. He exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for the past millennium, reveals why the shallow politics of right and left are failing us today, and outlines the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305 PIK

Bhargava, Deepak

Summary: "A clear, expert, and inspiring guide to social change, based on case studies of grassroots movements that won, from two leading community and labor experts"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 BHA

Summary: The Amish rarely allow themselves to be photographed or filmed, yet several members of the isolated religious community agreed to appear in this eye-opening documentary. Filmed on location in Pennsylvania and Ohio Amish country, the program goes beyond stereotypes and common misconceptions, presenting a fully human portrait of a misunderstood people. Interviews with Amish men and women-some...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Satisfying one's hunger is a primal act which most Westerners never connect to global issues. But the diets and farming systems of wealthy countries can be directly linked to starvation in the underdeveloped world. This program sheds light on the international tragedy of hunger and malnutrition, emphasizing that the problem is one of distribution, not production. Filmed in Asia, South America,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Brownstein, Ronald

Summary: Documents the kaleidoscopic year during which transformative talents from Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, and Beverly Hills heavily influenced pop culture, politics, and social movements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.4 BRO

Chambers, Veronica

Summary: "A nonfiction collection of profiles of prominent activists for young readers"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 CHA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: J920 CHA

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