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Paley, Rebecca

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. It took a lot of determination, courage, and confidence to become the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party. A Girl Named Hillary tells of the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Nelson, Maria

Summary: "Called the Higher House of Congress, the US Senate is structured so that older, wiser state representatives hold office in it. The Founding Fathers wanted one part of Congress to have longer terms to take on bigger responsibilities and see them through. Similarly, students running for a leadership position in a school-wide organization need to have experience and vision. Readers explore the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 328 NEL

Schwartz, Heather E.

Summary: "Senator Kamala Harris is known as a tough prosecutor. She made history as the first Black and Indian woman to lead a major ticket. Follow her fight to the White House!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HARRIS SCH

Neff, James

Summary: In a book based on newly released documents, the author sheds a new light on the historic battle between U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa during the Senate Rackets Committee hearings and beyond during 1957 to 1964.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.921 NEF

Tye, Larry

Summary: Draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, private papers, and interviews with Kennedy's close family and colleagues to chronicle his transformation from 1950s cold warrior to a liberal champion of the working class, the poor, and minorities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, ROBERT F. TYE

Gupta, Prachi

Summary: Born in the Bronx and raised in the suburbs of Westchester County, New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez witnessed firsthand how a person's zip code can shape their destiny. That early exposure to income inequality fueled a passion for change that, in turn, led her to take on--and defeat--a ten-term incumbent to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Now a target for the right, she is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OCASIO-CORTEZ, ALEXANDRIAGRU

Alexander, Heather

Summary: Introduces the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state while describing how she became a role model for women as a lawyer, a staunch supporter of important political and social causes, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate forpresident.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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Summary: "No modern politician has captured the American imagination as has the Kingfish--Huey Long. Two years in the making, Ken Burns' documentary traces Long's spectacular career from the 1920s when he burst out of Louisiana's red clay hills to smash the state's power structure under the banner "Every Man a king"--Publisher's website.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HUE

Burgan, Michael.

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from her childhood in Chicago and her Yale law education to her success in politics as First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Raintree 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Currie, Stephen

Summary: "Joe Biden was elected president in 2020. His supporters saw their candidate's ultimate victory as a triumph for their vision of America. Few political leaders in American history have had as long a career in politics and government as Biden"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Felix, Antonia

Summary: "Elizabeth Warren's rise as one of America's most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. In the wake of one fellow senator's effort to silence her in 2016, three words became a rallying cry across the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks, Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WARREN, ELIZABETH FEL

Shepherd, Jodie.

Summary: Introduces young readers to Hillary Clinton, senator, secretary of state, and advocate for the less fortunate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Harris, Kamala D.

Summary: Harris communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values while offering a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. In examining the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, she shows how our shared efforts will continue to sustain us and this great...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HARRIS, KAMALA D HAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HARRIS HAR

Hirono, Mazie

Summary: "Mazie Hirono is one of the most fiercely outspoken Democrats in Congress, but her journey to the U.S. Senate was far from likely. Raised poor on her family's rice farm in rural Japan, Hirono was seven years old when her mother left her abusive husband and sailed with her two elder children to the United States, crossing the Pacific in steerage in search of a better life. Though the girl then...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIRONO, MAZIE HIR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HIRONO HIR

McCain, John

Summary: "A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCAIN, JOHN MCC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MCCAIN MCC

Summary: Follows Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater's tumultuous election year, as well as other years in a career that encompassed numerous political and ideological triumphs. Though he never achieved the ultimate prize, the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 vindicated the conservative agenda Goldwater had long championed. Ironically, in later years, Goldwater's support of issues like abortion and gay...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MR.

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "The first-ever picture book biography on Senator Kamala Harris"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

McCain, Meghan.

Summary: This picture book biography, written with great love and insight by his oldest daughter, writer Meghan McCain, shows us the public John McCain and the personal John McCain in a way we've never seen before--making this American hero come to life before young eyes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 McCain 2008

Tydings, Joseph D. (Joseph Davies)

Summary: "Gun control, voting rights, family planning, and environmental protection--these are all hot-button issues today, but they were also the same difficult and intractable issues that Senator Joseph D. Tydings of Maryland faced during his tenure in the Senate in the 1960s. In this timely memoir, Tydings looks back on a life of public service, from the Maryland General Assembly to chief federal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas A & M University Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TYDINGS, JOSEPH D TYD

Kennedy, Robert F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.168 KEN

O'Neill, John E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Pub. 2004

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.931 ONE

Warren, Elizabeth.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A chronicle of the Massachusetts senator's career in Washington describes her childhood pursuit of an education, early exposure to the dysfunctional political process, advocacy of better bankruptcy laws and run for public office.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WARREN, ELIZABETH WAR

Graham, Lawrence.

Summary: Follows the lives and fortunes of the Bruce family, from Blanche Kelso Bruce, who was born a slave in 1841 and became the first black person to serve a full term in the Senate, to the scandal that sent his grandson to prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 920 GRA

Newfield, Jack.

Summary: Presents a portrait of Robert F. Kennedy, assessing his character and political actions between the death of his brother, the President, in 1963 and his own death in 1968.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KEN

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