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Miller, Sarah Elizabeth

Summary: Examines the Borden murders, using newspaper articles to recreate the events and the trial and acquittal of Lizzie Borden and exploring Lizzie's story to theorize on what may have happened.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 345 MIL

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Robertson, Cara

Summary: "The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology--the trial of Lizzie Borden--based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 345.744 ROB

Robertson, Cara

Summary: "Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, Cara Robertson explores the stories Lizzie Borden's culture wanted and expected to hear and how those stories influenced the debate inside and outside of the courtroom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 345.744 ROB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LPB

Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: "Una historia real sobre un científico contemporáneo que salvó la capa de ozono y el planeta, evitando un desastre en el medioambiente. Mario Molina es un científico mexicoamericano y un héroe de nuestros días que ayudó a resolver la crisis de la capa de ozono de la década de 1980. Se crió en la Ciudad de México y desde niño sintió curiosidad por los mundos ocultos que estudiaba a través de un...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOL

Goodman, Susan E.

Summary: Shares the story of Sarah Roberts and her 1847 case petitioning that she be allowed to attend a white school, explaining how her heroic efforts established key precedents and paved the way for civil rights advancements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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

Macy, Sue

Summary: Presents the story of the man who founded the National Yiddish Book Center, and describes the worldwide effort he currently leads to collect unwanted Yiddish books and save the Yiddish language from extinction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

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

Levy, Janice.

Summary: Simple text and color illustrations present the historical background and contemporary celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 LEV SPANISH

Nesbit, TaraShea

Summary: "Ten years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived on rocky, unfamiliar soil, Plymouth is not the land its residents had imagined. Seemingly established on a dream of religious freedom, in reality the town is led by fervent puritans who prohibit the residents from living, trading, and worshipping as they choose. By the time an unfamiliar ship, bearing new colonists, appears on the horizon one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC NES

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NES

Tackach, James.

Summary: Focuses on the trial of the abolitionist who was hanged for treason and murder following his attempt to capture a military arsenal and arm the slaves for revolt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7116 Tacka

Nugent, Rory.

Summary: A hard, unvarnished look at New Bedford, Massachusetts today, where the relic commercial fishing industry is only one of the components, and where the old ways run smack into modern problems like drug-smuggling, illegal immigration, organized crime, disorganized crime, and suffocating government regulations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.485 NUG

Whitehurst, Susan.

Summary: Examines the relationship between the Pilgrims who came to American on the "Mayflower" in 1620 and the Wampanoag Indians who lived in the area, looking at how the Native Americans helped the Englishmen survive in the wilderness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2002

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 974.4 WHI

Stevenson, Bryan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2018

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Nichols, Peter

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media Inc. 2009

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

Holub, Joan

Summary: Describes the events of the seventeenth-century Salem witchcraft trials, recounting the most notable cases and discussing the way the trials were conducted.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 345 HOL

Blumenthal, Karen.

Summary: A history of the fight for reproductive rights in the United States. Tracing the path to the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and the continuing battle for women's rights, Blumenthal examines the root causes of the current debate around abortion and repercussions that have affected generations of American women. This book intends to facilitate difficult discussions and awareness of a topic that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 342.73 BLU

Boraas, Tracey.

Summary: Follows the beginnings of the witchcraft hysteria that led to the Salem witch trials and describes the impact of these trials on the people and community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 133.43 BOR

Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: "Richard Perry Loving and Mildred Jeter Loving wanted to live out their married life near family in Virginia. However, the state refused to let them--because Richard was white and Mildred was black. After being arrested and charged with a crime, the Lovings were forced to leave their home--until they turned to the legal system. In one of the country's most prominent legal battles, Loving v....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.845 BRI

Abrams, Dan

Summary: History remembers John Adams as a Founding Father and our country's second president. But in the tense years before the American Revolution, he was still just a lawyer, fighting for justice in one of the most explosive murder trials of the era. On the night of March 5, 1770, shots were fired by British soldiers on the streets of Boston, killing five civilians. The Boston Massacre has often been...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press, with Harlequin Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 ABR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 ABR

Gooding, James Henry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7415 GOO

Rodríguez, Patty

Summary: "Inspired by one of the oldest traditional games of chance, this book will introduce your little one to their first English and Spanish words"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Libros 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Foreign Language, Call number: JE ROD Board Book

Whitehurst, Susan.

Summary: Briefly describes the Pilgrims' arrival in Plymouth, their struggles throughout the first winter with sickness and hunger, and their jubilation at the arrival of spring.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2002

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 974.4 WHI

Goldstone, Lawrence

Summary: An evocative chronicle of the battle that led to America's landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling shares insights into the abuses of the "separate but equal" system and how such courageous activists as Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois helpedend legal segregation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus 2021

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Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

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