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Corchado, Alfredo

Summary: When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 COR

Hartman, Saidiya V.

Summary: "A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century. In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free love, common-law and transient marriages, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, queer relations,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 HAR

Norton, Elizabeth

Summary: "The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also a time when death during childbirth was rife; when marriage was usually a legal contract, not a matter for love, and the education you could hope to receive was minimal at best. Yet the Tudor century was also dominated by powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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Laskas, Jeanne Marie

Summary: "Character-driven stories about the people who make our lives run every day--and yet we barely think of them"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.5 LAS

Summary: Utopia is an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger. Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. 'This film is a journey into that secret country,' says John Pilger in Utopia. 'It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance -...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Gregory, Philippa

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Midsummer's Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches to every corner of the kingdom, even the remote Tidelands - the marshy landscape of the south coast. Alinor a descendant of wise women, crushed by poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard under the full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2019

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Gre

Nordberg, Jenny.

Summary: An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden Afghan custom that will change your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. Expanding on her widely read New York Times article "Afghan boys are prized, so girls live the part," in which she uncovered the phenomenon of bacha posh (literally "dressed up like a boy" in Dari), the practice of disguising and raising young girls as boys,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 305.3 NOR

Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial glassblower and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 666.1 PET

Vollmann, William T.

Summary: For generations of migrant workers, Imperial County--the California desert region where the U.S. borders Mexico--has held the promise of paradise and the reality of hell. Award-winning writer Vollmann takes readers deep into the heart of this haunted region.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2009

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 304.8794 VOL

Ross, Jeffrey Ian

Summary: Can the common criminal get a fresh start? A resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration. The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections to their families and their communities, they are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alpha 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365 ROS

McCarney, Rosemary A

Summary: Describes the different ways children in developing countries travel to school, crossing rivers, mountains, and fields of ice, emphasizing the difficulties of accessing education in remote areas.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Second Story Press 2015

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Summary: "In Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest, editors Sook Wilkinson and Victor Jew have assembled forty-one diverse contributors to give an intimate glimpse into Michigan's Asian American communities. Contributors create a fuller picture of these often overlooked groups, including the historical and demographic origins of Michigan's Asian American communities, experiences in memory...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.895 ASI

Ellis, Janet

Summary: In the wake of the death of her infant brother in eighteenth-century London, nineteen-year-old Anne Jaccob is determined to marry a butcher's apprentice, no matter what her ailing mother and uncaring father think.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: DVD FIC ELL

Trillin, Calvin

Summary: An anthology of previously uncollected essays, originally published in "The New Yorker," reflects the work of the eminent journalist's early career and traces his witness to the fledgling years of desegregation in Georgia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 TRI

Hirsch, Michele Lent

Summary: Author Michele Lent Hirsch knew she couldn't be the only woman who's faced serious health issues at a young age, as well as the resulting effects on her career, her relationships, and her sense of self. What she found while researching Invisible was a surprisingly large and overlooked population with important stories to tell. Though young women with serious illness tend to be seen as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 HIR

Vance, J. D.

Summary: Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J. D. Vance tells the true story...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit #1-921 VANCE, J.D. Vance
Call number: Book Club Kit #2-921 VANCE, J.D. Vance

Langston-George, Rebecca

Summary: "Uses primary sources to tell the story of the Dust Bowl"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.917 LAN

Murray, Charles A.

Summary: A critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Forum 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 MUR

O'Gara, Geoffrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred Knopf 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.4 OGA

Allen, Frederick Lewis

Summary: A survey of major changes in American life and ideas during the first half of the twentieth century, focusing on economic expansion and its influence on the American standard of living, thinking, and citizenship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 1952

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 ALL

Summary: Documents how former drug-trafficker, Anderson Sá and the Grupo Cultural AfroReggae are working to unite a Rio slum, or favela, against a violent drug industry and police oppression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Thinkfilm 2006

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

Choudhury, Kushanava

Summary: The author describes how, after moving to New Jersey at the age of twelve, he returned to Calcutta to work for an English language newspaper, where he encountered a chaotic, living city unchanged by time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHOUDHURY, KUSHANAVA CHO

Williams, Emma.

Summary: A memoir in which Emma Williams reviews the political background of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and describes her experiences after moving to Jerusalem with her family to work as a doctor in August 2000, just months before the second Palestinian intifada.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Branch Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.05 WILLIAMS, EMMA WIL

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

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Summary: A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. 'Dear Ijeawele' is Adichie's letter of response. Here are fifteen suggestions for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 ADI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.133 ADI