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Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 TAL

Kortemeier, Todd

Summary: Presents twelve individuals who made important contributions to social justice that went largely unrecognized due to their race or gender.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 12-Story Library 2017

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

Millhiser, Ian

Summary: "Few American institutions have inflicted greater suffering on ordinary people than the Supreme Court of the United States. In this powerful indictment of a venerated institution, constitutional law expert Ian Millhiser tells the history of the Supreme Court through the eyes of everyday people who have suffered the most as a result of its judgements. The justices built a nation where children...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347 MIL

Currie, Elliott

Summary: "In the United States today, a young black man has a sixteen times greater chance of dying from violence than his white counterpart. Violence takes more years of life from black men than cancer, stroke, and diabetes combined. Even black women are more affected by violence than white men, despite its usual gender patterns. These disparities translate into starkly divergent experiences of life...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2020

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deBoer, Fredrik

Summary: "In order to move toward a more egalitarian society, the American education system must be reformed to account for genetic differences between individual academic abilities. All groups, all races, and all genders are created equal. Not all individuals are. The Cult of Smart is a provocative and groundbreaking discussion of human potential, a topic which, in recent times, has been corrupted by...

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Publisher / Publication Date: All Points Books 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 370.11 DEB

Nader, Ralph

Summary: "A scathing wake-up call derailing the many ways that wealth manipulates American politics, labor, media, environment and the quality of national life today. By telling the success stories of average Americans, the iconic consumer advocate and big-business anti-hero makes the case about how the nation can--and must--be managed by communities, not corporations. Nader at his best--indignant and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Publishers 2016

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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem

Summary: Traces the evolution of the author's views on social justice, from his youth in the civil rights era to his current role as a cultural commentator on topics ranging from race and economic inequality to music and the influence of the media.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 ABD

Hayes, Christopher

Summary: "America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure-- wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation-- reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first 'law and order' president." Hayes examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364 HAY

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Pulitzer Prize finalist Philip Dray shines a light on a little known group of men: the nation's first black members of Congress. These men played a critical role in pushing for much-needed reforms in the wake of a traumatic civil war, including public education for all children, equal rights, and protection from Klan violence. But they have been either neglected or maligned by most...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.81 DRA

Hayes, Christopher

Summary: "An Emmy Award-winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author argues that there are really two Americas--a Colony and a Nation,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 HAY

Kunstler, James Howard

Summary: "James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency, which sold approximately 36K copies, returns with a new book exploring the looming collapse of the techno-industrial economy, featuring profiles of individuals who have drastically altered their livesdue to financial difficulties"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: BenBella Books, Inc. 2020

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Buehrens, John A.

Summary: Conflagration illuminates the connections between key members of the Transcendentalist circle--including James Freeman Clarke, Elizabeth Peabody, Caroline Healey Dall, Elizabeth Stanton, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Theodore Parker, and Margaret Fuller--who created a community dedicated to radical social activism. These authors and activists laid the groundwork for democratic and progressive...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 141.3 BUE

Forman, James

Summary: "An original and consequential argument about race, crime, and the law. Today, Americans are debating our criminal justice system with new urgency. Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics -- and their impact on people of color -- are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done. But what if we only know half the story? In Locking Up Our Own, the Yale legal scholar and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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Richards, Cecile

Summary: The Planned Parenthood president shares the story of her life spent fighting for women's rights and social justice, offering insight into her work as a labor organizer, the challenges of balancing career and family, and the importance of taking risks.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2019

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

Van Gelder, Sarah

Summary: "YES! magazine cofounder Sarah van Gelder was worried about the current state of American society. Environmental destruction, growing poverty, urban decay, rural decline - it's a long list. Can we turn this around, she wondered? Are there answers we haven't found yet? She confided her fears to a friend, who said to her, 'If the universe could deploy the one small person that is you, what would...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2017

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Chateauvert, Melinda

Summary: A provocative history of sexual activism reveals the role of sex workers in social justice movements throughout the past half century to challenge contemporary ideas about labor, sexuality, feminism, and freedom.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 CHA

Hughley, D. L. (Darryl L.)

Summary: Legendary satirist D. L. Hughley here uses humor to draw attention to injustice, sardonically offering advice on a number of lessons--a much-needed antidote in these distressing times.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 817 HUG

Alvarado, Anthony

Summary: "Like its predecessor, the effervescent, self-published phenom D.I.Y Magic, which dared to invite its readers into a brave new world of artistic expression and magical thinking, D.I.Y. Resistance focuses its attention on you, on us, and what we can do to survive and thrive as leaders of our own nascent resistance movement during these years of government antagonism and the fracturing of our...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.4 ALV

Taibbi, Matt.

Summary: "Matt Taibbi's genius is in untangling complex stories and making us care about them by providing striking moral clarity and a genuine sense of outrage. He has become among the most read journalists in America, leading the dialogue with epic Rolling Stone pieces that offer an "almost startling reminder of the power of good writing" (Washington Post). In this new work, he once again takes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.3 TAI

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.372 TAI

Herbert, Bob

Summary: The New York Times op-ed columnist probes the widening gap between American ideals and American realities, and urges us to do something about it. Herbert's work is characterized by a strong moral vision and a deep understanding of the human costs of political decisions. In this book he makes the case that in recent years America has too often failed to live up to its creed of fairness and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Times Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 HER

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Publisher / Publication Date: Foundation Center 2009

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1 available in Foundation Collection, Call number: R 361.763 SOC

Richards, Cecile

Summary: "From Cecile Richards--the president of Planned Parenthood, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women's March on Washington, and "the heroine of the resistance" (Vogue)--comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women's rights and social justice. Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was taken to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RICHARDS, CECILE RIC

Thomas, Etan

Summary: "This volume will be an inspiration for many different people: sports junkies; young readers who need words of encouragement from their favorite athletes; parents seeking positive messages for their children; activists who want to hear athletes using their voices to address social justice; and schools that need motivational material for their students. Featuring interviews by former NBA player...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Akashic Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 THO

Steel, Danielle

Summary: Against the electrifying backdrop of the 1960s, Danielle Steel unveils the gripping chronicle of a young woman discovering a passion for justice and of the unsung heroes she encounters on her quest to fight the good fight. The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything: top schools, elite social circles, the perfect...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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