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Quinn, Carrot

Summary: "After an abusive, neglected childhood spent on welfare and in and out of homelessness in Alaska, raised by a mother who believed she was the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary, Carrot Quinn moved out on her own. She found a sense of belonging with a bunchof straight-edge anarchists who taught her how to traverse the country by freight trains, sleep in fields under the stars, and find her food by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 QUINN, CARROT QUI

Summary: A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2,000 Kenyan children.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Brainstorm Media 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sciolino, Elaine

Summary: "Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. 'I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,' Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 944 SCI

Kizzia, Tom.

Summary: Kizzia captures an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.805 HALE, ROBERT KIZ

Summary: An action-adventure comedy that follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful ten-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl, her dog Suki, and friends Tooey and Trini on their adventures in epically beautiful Alaska.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV MOL

Lee, Sungju.

Summary: "Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 LEE

Summary: The talking puppies are back, and this time they venture to the frosty arctic and team up with new friends in an exciting dogsled race across Alaska. When the going gets tough, the daring dogs have to band together with their new friends, Talon and Shasta, and muster up the courage to face the fur-raising challenges ahead. But will the puppies have what it takes to win the race and find their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY SNO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Holiday S

Mondor, Colleen Catherine.

Summary: Explores the history of Alaskan aviation, discussing small plane piloting in the wildest territory of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 387.7092 MON

McCandless, Carine

Summary: "The ... story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just ... Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book, Into the Wild, became an international bestseller ... and Sean Penn's ... film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCANDLESS, CARINE MCC

Summary: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. finds out who we are and where we come from.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FIN

Summary: Examines the efforts of the Children's Aid Society in New York, organized by minister Charles Loring Brace, which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

McCandless, Carine

Summary: In April 1992, a young man named Chris McCandless walked into the Alaskan wilderness, where he survived for more than 100 days before perishing in an abandoned bus. For over twenty years his story has captivated millions, and yet only one person knew the truth behind his remarkable journey-until now. Through a tumultuous childhood, the McCandless siblings clung to each other amidst a chaotic...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2014

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.8 ALA

Southwell, Rex.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Word 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.465 SOU
1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 977.465 SOU

Deraniyagala, Sonali.

Summary: A memoir of the author's experiences as a survivor of the 2004 tsunami that killed her parents, husband, and two young sons recounts her struggles with profound grief and survivor's guilt and her gradual steps toward healing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DERANIYAGALA, SONALI DER

Rozell, Ned

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duquesne University Press 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.98 ROZ

Ellison, Marc

Summary: "By the delicate hand of Didier Kassaï (Storm Over Bangui) comes a comic book documentary about the street children of Bangui, told in a style that mixes photo and illustration. In the Central African Republic, children grow up in a state of insecurity, poverty, and malnutrition. The 2013 conflict only exacerbated this situation. The Central African Republic has become what many call a house...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Life Drawn by Humanoids 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 ELL

Taliaferro, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.802 TAL

Fountain, Henry

Summary: "In the tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in recorded history in North America--the 1964 Alaskan earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and obliterated the coastal village of Chenega--and the scientist sent to look for geological clues to explain the dynamics of earthquakes, who helped to confirm the then controversial theory of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 551.2 FOU

Lende, Heather

Summary: Tiny Haines, Alaska, ninety miles north of Juneau, is accessible mainly by water or air and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace; and funerals are community affairs. As both obituary writer and social columnist for the local newspaper, Heather Lende knows better than anyone the goings-on in this breathtakingly beautiful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.8 LEN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.8 Lende 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.82 LEN

Greenberg, Amy S.

Summary: At the same time as the Woman's Rights convention was taking place at Seneca Falls in 1848, First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wielding influence unprecedented for a woman. Yet, while history remembers the women of the convention, it has all but forgotten Sarah Polk. Now, Amy Greenberg brings her story into vivid focus. We see her father raising her on the frontier to discuss politics and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 POLK, SARAH GRE

Bermudez, Alyssa

Summary: "In Big Apple Diaries, a heartfelt diary-style graphic memoir by Alyssa Bermudez, a young New Yorker doodles her way through middle school--until the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack leaves her wondering if she can ever be a kid again. It's the year 2000 in New York City. For 12-year old Alyssa, this means splitting time between her Puerto Rican dad's apartment in Manhattan and her white...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 BER

Gray, Edward G.

Summary: "The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Paine's grand political vision for the United States. Thomas Jefferson praised Tom Paine as the greatest political writer of the age. The author of 'Common Sense' and Rights of Man, Paine helped make revolutions in America and France. But beyond his inspiring calls to action, Paine harbored a deeper political vision...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Dean, Patrick

Summary: "In 1913, four men made a months-long journey by dog sled to the base of the tallest mountain in North America. Several groups had already tried but failed to reach the top of a mountain whose size--occupying 120 square miles of the earth's surface --and position as the Earth's northernmost peak of more than 6,000 meters elevation make it one of the world's deadliest mountains. Although its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.522 DEA

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