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Summary: To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become icons, glorified by musicians who praise their fame and success. In this new constituency, they represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by money, drugs, and violence. The film is an explosive look at the drug cartels' pop culture influence on both sides of the border...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Dennis, David J.

Summary: "A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DEN

Hernández, Anabel

Summary: "Este libro forma parte del largo recorrido periodístico de Anabel Hernández en su incesante búsqeuda por entender el complejo imperio del crimen organizado y los cárteles de la droga en México, los cuales desde hace décadas tienen sumida a la nación en una espiral de violencia en la que todos los días son explotadas, desaparecidas o asesinadas decenas de personas inocentes, muchas de ellas del...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grijalbo 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 HER

Summary: Ben is a 23-year-old slacker who meets up and coming career girl Alison at a bar. They end up having a one night stand. Eight weeks later, Ben is shocked when Alison meets him and reveals that she is pregnant. Despite having little in common, the two decide that they have to at least try to make some kind of relationship work for the baby's sake.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY KNO

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

Harris, Duchess

Summary: Eleanor Roosevelt is well known for her time as First Lady of the United States, but she also made important contributions to women's rights before, during, and after her husband's presidency. Eleanor Roosevelt Champions Women's Rights examines her efforts from multiple perspectives, including those of Roosevelt herself, her husband, Franklin, and later feminist activists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, An Imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J973.917 HAR

Summary: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA THA

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

Long, Michael G.

Summary: "This powerful and triumphant picture book biography tells the story of Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civils rights leader, who, with the support of Dr. King and future congressman John Lewis, led 250,000 people to the doorstep of the U.S. government demanding change"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bee Books 2023

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

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "On August 28, 1963, a quarter of a million activists and demonstrators from every corner of the United States convened for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was there that they raised their voices in unison to call for racial and economic justice for all Black Americans, to call out inequities, and ultimately to advance the Civil Rights Movement. Every movement has its unsung...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2022

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

Summary: In 1969, Elliot Tiber, an interior designer living in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, The El Monaco. Upon hearing that a planned music and arts festival has lost its permit from the neighboring town of Wallkill, NY, Elliot calls producer Michael Lang at Woodstock Ventures to offer his family's motel to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY TAK

Harrison, Da'Shaun

Summary: "An exploration of anti-fatness and anti-Blackness at the intersections of race, police violence, gender identity, fatness, and health"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: North Atlantic Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.38 HAR

Johnson, E. Patrick

Summary: "Giving voice to a population rarely acknowledged in southern history, Sweet Tea collects life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the southern United States. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as 'backward' or 'repressive,' suggesting that these men draw upon the performance of 'southernness'--politeness, coded speech, and religiosity,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 JOH

Summary: Two teenagers from New York City are falsely accused of murder while driving through rural Alabama. To defend them in court, one of them hires his cousin Vinny, a flamboyant personal injury lawyer with no trial experience whatsoever.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MY

Wallace, Sandra Neil

Summary: "A picture book biography of Diane Nash, a Civil Rights Movement leader at the side of Martin Luther King and John Lewis. Born in the 1940s in Chicago, Diane went on to take command of the Nashville Movement, leading lunch counter sit-ins and peaceful marches. Diane decides to fight not with anger or violence, but with love. With her strong words of truth and actions, she works to stop...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2023

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

Hinojosa, Maria

Summary: "María Hinojosa es una periodista galardonada que ha colaborado con las cadenas más respetadas y se ha distinguido por realizar reportajes con un toque humano. En estas memorias escritas con gran belleza, nos relata la historia de la política de inmigración de los EE.UU. que nos ha llevado al punto en que estamos hoy, al mismo tiempo que nos comparte su historia profundamente personal. Durante...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Español 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 HIN

Summary: It all ends with a bang! In the final episodes, Emmy winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul bring the saga of Breaking Bad to a bloody conclusion in their roles as meth kingpin, Walter White and his guilt-ridden partner, Jesse Pinkman. As each tries to get clear of the wreckage they left behind in the meth world, DEA agent Hank Schrader's obsessive pursuit of "Heisenberg" gains steam, leading up...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRE

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRE RATED R

Kozol, Jonathan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "An eloquent and passionate call for educational reparations, from the New York Times bestselling author"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2024

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Summary: Takes you behind the glitz and into the real lives of workers and their families, business owners, and their communities, in a journey that will challenge the way you think, feel and shop.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Brave New Films, Retail Project L.L.C. 2005

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

Delmont, Matthew F.

Summary: "The definitive history of World War II from the African American perspective, written by civil rights expert and Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont. Over one million Black men and women served in World War II. Black troops were at Normandy, Iwo Jima, and the Battle of the Bulge, serving in segregated units and performing unheralded but vital support jobs, only to be denied housing and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 DEL

Nocera, Joseph

Summary: "From the collaborators behind the modern business classic All the Devils are Here comes a damning indictment of American capitalism--and the leaders that left us brutally unprepared for a global pandemic In 2020, the novel coronavirus pandemic made it painfully clear that the U.S. could not adequately protect its citizens. Millions of Americans suffered--and over a million died--in less than...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin 2023

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Summary: Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2012

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

Summary: Now working at a private security firm in Berlin, Carrie is trying to start a new life, but she soon discovers she can't escape her past. Blindsided by stunning betrayals, and without Saul and Quinn to rely on, Carrie must uncover a deadly conspiracy that puts thousands of lives at risk, including her own.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD HOM RATED R

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HOM

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: "In a beautiful prose telling, the story of a groundbreaking civil rights leader, John Lewis. John Lewis left a cotton farm in Alabama to join the fight for civil rights. He was only a teenager. He soon became a leader of a moment that changed a nation. Walking at the side of his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Lewis was led by his belief in peaceful action and voting rights. Today and always...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2024

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

Summary: From the east: "A journey from the end of summer to deepest winter, across Eastern Europe to Moscow."--Container

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Nnachi, Ngeri

Summary: "Voting gives people a voice in their communities. In the past, racist laws and practices kept Black American voices silent. No place was more affected by this racism than the state of Mississippi. In 1964, organizers and volunteers brought change to Mississippi. This movement to register Black voters became known as Freedom Summer, and it led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2024

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.2 NNA

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