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Kristof, Nicholas D.

Summary: "From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, this galvanizing new book from the acclaimed husband and wife team is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a deep examination of people who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 360 KRI

Lakey, George

Summary: "An academic and activist takes an entertaining look at the Nordic welfare state--and shows us how we, too, can have a far more equal and just economic system In America, many Democrats invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most Republicans fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 LAK

Campbell, Simone.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 CAMPBELL, SIMONE CAM

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: The Wolves are no ordinary motorcycle club as revealed in this gorgeous, surprisingly intimate documentary of trauma and survival. Still struggling after the Bosnian War, the Wolves organize a charity for their town and defend the threatened herd of wild horses they first met on the front line. Out there, with the horses, they confront their past and reclaim that territory as a space for healing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 303.4 AND

Garrity, Shaenon

Summary: In its ongoing mission to assist America's nonhuman citzenry, Project Skin Horse is dispatched to Alaska, where someone's been dining on National Guardsmen. Snowbound, the field team falls back on its basic survival skills: Unity's zombie strength, Sweetheart's canin (and Canadian) instincts, and Tip's talent for coordinating boots with leggings. Will the frozen North be tamed? WIll Tip find...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Couscous Collective 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 GAR

Garrity, Shaenon

Summary: When you work for Black Ops SOcial Services, there's never a slow day at the office. Maybe today's the day the clockwork receptionist's evil gears will kick in. Maybe the office supplies will vote to go on strike. Maybe a mad scientist will escape the facility and go on a high-fashion funkadelic rampage. But with a lot of hard work and a little bit of topless mud-wrestling, the staff of Project...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 GAR

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne begins making a film for Zachary, son of his oldest friend who was murdered by Zachary's mother. The film's focus shifts to Zachary's grandparents as they fight to win custody of Zachary from the woman who took their son's life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Atinuke

Summary: Anna Hibiscus is with Grandmother and Grandfather in their village. When Anna Hibiscus goes to market one day and a boy steals a banana from her, she runs after him. It turns out that the boy is in trouble. How can Anna Hibiscus help?--Cover [page 4].

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kane Miller, A Division of EDC Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Garrity, Shaenon

Summary: "Somewhere in this great nation of ours is Project Skin Horse, an overworked, underfunded secret agency dedicated to assisting America's nonhuman citizens. The receptionist is a clockwork robot, the project head is a swarm of bees, the field team consists of Sweetheart the talking dog and her faithful zombie Unity, and Dr. Tip Wilkin, the lone human staffer, feels he can only do his job...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 GAR

Summary: For many Americans, the threat of sudden poverty has less to do with the nation's overall economy than it does with personal circumstances. This program discusses the hard facts of situational poverty with a focus on the four most common triggers: job loss, the fastest way to become impoverished; health issues, such as severe injury or long-term illness; the loss of a spouse through divorce or...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Welcome to Camden, New Jersey-one of the most economically depressed and crime-ridden cities in America. Even so, children here have hopes and dreams that compete daily with terrible hardships. This ABC News program documents the lives of three young Camden residents over the course of 18 months: six-year-old Moochie, who has vowed to get straight A's in school; Billy Joe, a teenager determined...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The United States continues to be the wealthiest country in the world, yet one in eight Americans-approximately 37 million people-live below the poverty line. This program analytically and sympathetically discusses the effects and implications of poverty, examining factors such as illiteracy, insufficient job skills, substance abuse, and crime. The phenomenon of multigenerational poverty is...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: As more and more companies view low-income Americans as opportunities for profit, the "poverty business" is taking off. In this program, Bill Moyers Journal and Expose: America's Investigative Reports follow a team of BusinessWeek reporters as they track corporate practices that some say are exploiting the working poor. Bill Moyers then talks with economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Filthy clothes, needle marks, panhandling.is this an accurate picture of teenage homelessness? Going behind common stereotypes, this video tells human stories about human beings-most of them young people who know homelessness firsthand. Amber and Tieshi describe the harsh reality of life on the street, clearly demonstrating the same needs, fears, and hopes that all teens have. Andy explains...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: While poverty has traditionally been a problem only for the unemployed, a new demographic of Americans has emerged-the working poor. This program explores the disturbing realities that many people in low-wage jobs face every day-such as having to decide whether to pay the rent, buy groceries, or see a doctor. Viewers will learn how standards of living are often measured, how suburban areas have...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Ten years ago, Merrill Jackson stole Cadillacs and helped his fellow heroin addicts shoot up-behavior that earned him the nicknames "Seville" and "The Doctor." This ABC News program explores the extraordinary transformation that took place in Jackson's life after he met Joann Muller, an activist Christian minister and mother of five from the suburbs of Philadelphia. Through one-on-one...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Car thief, heroin addict, drug dealer-how can a person escape a life like that? This ABC News program examines the life-changing friendship between Merrill "The Doctor" Jackson and the Rev. Joann Muller-the first, a criminal from the streets of Philadelphia; the second, a Christian minister determined to change him. Using intimate interviews and footage of crime-infested neighborhoods, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Directly or indirectly, people working in the education and social services fields make their living by helping others live better lives. This program profiles a preschool teacher, a vocational education instructor, and a school administrative assistant as well as a drug and alcohol abuse counselor, a social and human services assistant, and a recreation worker. Correlates to all applicable...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This award-winning program takes an unflinching look at the lives of Bernard and Bobby, two men who live in an abandoned railroad tunnel that extends beneath Manhattan's Riverside Park. Bernard says that he came there for shelter and self-knowledge; for Bobby, having grown up in numerous foster homes, it was just a case of another type of homelessness. In the course of discussing the lives...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1990

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Summary: Many at-risk youths see negative lifestyles such as hustling drugs as the only real alternatives open to them. Introspective in tone, this documentary presents a different point of view through the emotional journey of at-risk young black men attending an intensive retreat led by older black men whose life experiences qualify them as powerful mentors for positive personal change. Overall, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Bert O'Riley is a retired Hollywood actor who has been estranged from his only daughter for many years. But when she ends up in the hospital following a car accident, social services places 10-year-old Becca, with the grandfather she's never met. Now, in the special season of surprises, Bert is about to receive the greatest gift of a lifetime.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: DVD Holiday G

Summary: Jacqueline Novogratz founded and leads Acumen Fund, a nonprofit with a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor, and her book The Blue Sweater tells stories that evoke sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid. In this wide-ranging TEDTalk, Novogratz introduces us to people she has met through her work in "patient capital" - people who have immersed...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Braun, Adam.

Summary: The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 370.9172 BRA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRAUN, ADAM BRA