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Khan, Hiba Noor

Summary: Malala Yousafzai is known across the world for having the courage to stand up for what she believes in, even in the face of terrifying adversity. From playing in the Swat Valley in Pakistan to making speeches at the United Nations, Malala's story has become an inspiration for people all over the world who are fighting for justice. Discover what it took for one incredible girl to become the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 921 Yousafzai 2019

Tanaka, Shelley

Summary: Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because Parvana's father has a foreign education, he is arrested by the Taliban. Women cannot appear in public unless covered head to toe, go to school, or work outside the home, so the family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 TAN

Brown, Dinah

Summary: Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

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Summary: Parvana is an eleven-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom, and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Arash, Jawad

Summary: "In this dual-narrative tale, a teenage American army private and an Afghan boy living under the horrors of the Taliban, caught on separate sides of the world during the tumultuous times leading up to and following 9/11, come to discover how much more they have in common than they ever could have imagined"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Young Readers 2021

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

Berenson, Alex.

Summary: Returning to Washington after a harrowing case in the Middle East, CIA agent and al-Qaeda infiltrator John Wells is selected to investigate a surge in Taliban activity with possible Asian ties.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2008

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

Summary: Three men, three different paths, caught in conflict but brought together to save lives--a sniper, an intelligence officer and an Afghan warrior.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Samuel Goldwyn Films, LLC 2016

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Summary: This drama chronicles the true story of a young girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation. The first feature film made in Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN OSA

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

Summary: The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD 12

Golembesky, Michael

Summary: The author follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban's grip on the Valley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1 GOL

Summary: After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan yearns to get back into the cockpit of a real plane, but he now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned box in the Las Vegas desert. When he and his crew start taking orders directly from the CIA, and the stakes are raised, Egan's nerves, and his relationship with his wife begin to unravel. Revealing the psychological toll drone pilots endure...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GOO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GOO

Rohde, David

Summary: A "New York Times" journalist and his wife share the story of his 2008 abduction by the Taliban, a seven-month imprisonment marked by jihadist fervor, shifting alliances, and frantic negotiations for his release.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 ROHDE, DAVID ROD

Rohde, David

Summary: Invited to an interview by a Taliban commander, New York Times reporter David Rohde and two Afghan colleagues were kidnapped in November 2008 and spirited to the tribal areas of Pakistan. For seven months, they lived in an alternate reality, ruled by jihadists, in which paranoia, conspiracy theories, and shifting alliances abounded. Held in bustling towns, they found that Pakistan's powerful...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 958.104 ROHDE, DAVID Roh

Summary: The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 12

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

Clancy, Tom

Summary: After a vicious Mexican drug cartel joins forces with the Taliban, ex-Navy SEAL and current CIA operative Maxwell Moore and his team must spring into action to protect the United States from unprecedented terror and destruction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Clancy 2011

Clancy, Tom

Summary: For years, ex-Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes for the Special Activities Division of the CIA, making connections, extracting valuable intelligence, and facing off against America's enemies at every turn. When Moore arrives at a rendezvous to take charge of a high-ranking Taliban captive, the meeting takes a horrific turn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2011

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Clancy

Toorpakai, Maria

Summary: Coming from a Pakistani tribal region where women playing sports is forbidden, the author discusses how she passed as a boy in order to be an athlete, thus becoming a lightning rod for women's freedom in her country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TOORPAKAI, MARIA TOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B TOORPAKAI

Young, Thomas W.

Summary: Afghan Air Force adviser Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson and his interpreter, Sergeant Major Sophia Gold, are reunited for a mission in Afghanistan. Following a devastating earthquake in the region, Parson and Gold find their aid and rescue efforts strained when a Taliban splinter group further destabilizes the area with deadly violence.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

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

Balaban, Mariah

Summary: Scooby and the gang were at the Coolsville Robot Expo. Professor Tinkerwell, Velma's old teacher invites them to be his guests. After one of the Monsterbots attacks the crowd, Mystery Inc. sets a trap to find out who is responsible for the attacks on both the crowd and themselves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spotlight 2012

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Halaban, Sergio

Summary: "An exciting game of bluffing, bribery and smuggling! As a merchant, you want to make as much profit as you can with your goods, but first you'll have to get past the notorious Sheriff of Nottingham!"--per container.

Format: three dimensional object

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcane Wonders LLC 2014

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1 available in Games, Call number: GAME SHE

Taoibain, Colm

Summary: "A wide variety of poems, ranging in setting and topic, Vinegar Hill deals with gay experience and with the experience of loss, with memory and a fading past as well as the present moment"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 821 TOI

Talusan, Meredith

Summary: "A heartrending immigrant memoir and a uniquely intersectional coming-of-age story of a life lived in duality and the in-between, and how one navigates through race, gender, and the search for love"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TALUSAN, MEREDITH TAL

Balaban, Bob

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2020

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

Balian, Lorna.

Summary: Father Rabbit's reply of "Humbug" to the idea that he is the Easter Rabbit doesn't spoil Easter for his children or Granny's grandchildren.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Humbug Books 1987

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2 available in Juvenile Holidays - Springtime Holidays, Call number: JE BAL

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