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Wellington, Joelle

Summary: "'You must work twice as hard to get half as much.' Adina Walker has known this the entire time she's been on scholarship at the prestigious Edgewater Academy--a school for the rich (and mostly white) upper class of New England. It's why she works so hard to be perfect and above reproach, no matter what she must force beneath the surface. Even one slip can cost you everything. And it does. One...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2023

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

Summary: Social climber Alice tries to push her clodhopper family to the background and assumes airs to win the love of an amiable, wealthy young man.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE ALI

Higuera, Donna Barba

Summary: "For 400 years, Earth has been a barren wasteland. The few humans that survive scrape together an existence in the cruel city of Pocatel -- or go it alone in the wilderness beyond, filled with wandering spirits and wyrms. They don't last long. 13 year-old pickpocket Leandro and his sister Gabi do what they can to forge a life in Pocatel. The city does not take kindly to Cascabel like them --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Levine Querido 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HIG

Cass, Kiera

Summary: "De las treinta y cinco chicas llegaron a palacio para competir en la Selección. Todas menos seis han sido devueltas a sus hogares. Y solo una conseguirá casarse con el príncipe Maxon y ser coronada princesa de Illea."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rocabolsillo 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH CAS

Cass, Kiera

Summary: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. But for America Singer, it's a nightmare. Then she meets Prince Maxon. She starts to question all the plans she's made for herself and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined -- Provided by publisher

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roca Editorial 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH CAS

Summary: When their dad dies on his 55th birthday, Beverley Hills sisters Mary and Nora find themselves destitute, forced by a grasping sister-in-law to move in with their aunt in East L.A. Younger sister Mary is mortified, without Spanish, and scared of the vatos. Her sister convinces her to finish college, where she promptly decides that one of her T.A.s will be her ticket back to Rodeo Drive. Elder...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: OddLot Films 2011

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD PRA

Summary: Set in England in the years leading up to the First World War, Downton Abbey tells the story of a complicated community. The house has been home to the Crawley family for many generations, but it is also where their servants live, and plan, and dream, and they are as fiercely jealous of their rank as anyone. Some of them are loyal to the family and committed to Downton as a way of life, others...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE DOW

Gerber, Alyson

Summary: "Weatherby is a fish out of water. When she lands a scholarship to the prestigious Boston School, she's excited to be in the same world as her dad, whom she's never met, and make real friends. But Weatherby has a secret she'll risk everything to protect, one that could destroy her new life. Every member of Jack's wealthy and privileged family has made their mark at the Boston School. Everyone,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2024

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Mejia, Tehlor Kay

Summary: At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their society: running a husband's household or raising his children. Both paths promise luxury. Daniela Vargas is the top student, but her pedigree is a lie she must keep up or be sent back to the strife of the lower class. But then she is asked to spy for a resistance group fighting for equality.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Cass, Kiera

Summary: Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illéa, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection--a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illéa's prince--but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Mejia, Tehlor Kay

Summary: On the other side of Medio's border wall, the oppressed class fights for freedom and liberty, sacrificing what little they have to become defenders of the cause. Carmen Santos is one of La Voz's best soldiers: she spent years undercover, but now, with her identity exposed and the island on the brink of a civil war, Carmen returns to La Voz's headquarters. There she must reckon with her beloved...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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

Hadlow, Janice

Summary: "What if Mary Bennet's life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejudice? What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters? This is the plot of The Other Bennet Sister, a debut novel with exactly the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAD

Summary: In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY SCI-FI COM

Summary: "This set includes the first three seasons of this Golden Globe and multi-Emmy Award-winning series, bringing Downton Abbey from pre-war England through the storms of World War I and into the social upheaval of England in the 1920s as the lives of its inhabitants are shaped by romance and heartbreak, ambition and betrayal."--Container

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2013

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY TV DOWN

Summary: As Season Five begins in 1924, the radio is the latest miracle, a new Labour government heralds changes through the land, and Downton's traditional ways are besieged on all fronts. Robert, Mary, and Branson must navigate these shifting sands together to ensure the future of the estate for generations to come. As Branson finds himself playing a more crucial role at Downton than ever before, he...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DOW

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD DOW

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD DOW NOT RATED

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Downton 2015

Summary: Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Passion River] 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RIC
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF RIC

Summary: The prolific, ever-provocative Joseph Losey, blacklisted from Hollywood and living in England, delivered a coolly modernist shock to the system of that nation's cinema with this mesmerizing dissection of class, sexuality, and power. A dissolute scion of the upper crust finds the seemingly perfect manservant to oversee his new London townhouse. But not all is as it seems, as traditional social...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA SER

Kahlenberg, Richard D.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The last, acceptable form of prejudice in America is based on class and executed through state-sponsored economic discrimination, which is hard to see because it is much more subtle than raw racism. While the American meritocracy officially denounces prejudice based on race and gender, it has spawned a new form of bias against those with less education and income. Millions of working-class...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.73 KAH

Mueenuddin, Daniyal.

Summary: Each compelling tale revolves around the life and legacy of K.K. Harouni, a wealthy landowner in feudal, corruption-fueled Lahore. In this cutthroat society, a servant girl can immediately gain prestige by seducing a powerful married man--and then lose it just as swiftly.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2009

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

Summary: The show follows Margaret and Helen Schlegel, two intelligent, idealistic sisters living together in Edwardian London with their hypochondriac brother, Tibby. Their loving but interfering Aunt Juley tries to keep the siblings in line after the death of their parents, but a series of events push the sisters to lead unorthodox lives full of romance, tragedy, and drama.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2020

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV HOW

Summary: Set in an Edwardian country house starting in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE DOW

Summary: Stella, an uncouth, lower-class woman, marries wealthy, well-bred Stephen Dallas to escape her poor surroundings. When their class differences lead to divorce, she undergoes a self-sacrificing struggle to give their daughter a better life, away from her damaging influence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2005

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

Summary: In a tale akin to "Romeo and Juliet," the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malú is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace. Jorgito's mother is a poor socialist who is proud of her family's social standing, and places similar restrictions on her son....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2007

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

Gregson, Marc J.

Summary: "Exiled to live as a Low, sixteen-year-old Conrad refuses to become heir to his murderous uncle. But Meritocracy is a harsh and unforgiving rule on the floating island of Holmstead, and when his ailing mother is killed by monstrous gorgantauns, Conrad cuts a deal to save the only family he has left. To rescue his sister from his uncle's clutches, Conrad must enter the Selection of the Twelve...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Teen 2024

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

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