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Moore-Lobban, Shavonne J.

Summary: "Black women experience domestic violence and abuse at a disproportionately high rate. Grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this first-of-its-kind book addresses the unique struggles faced by Black women who have experienced domestic violence, and empowers them to understand and heal their trauma, leave harmful situations, and regain a sense of safety and freedom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harbinger Publications 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.82 MOO

Bancroft, Lundy

Summary: In this groundbreaking bestseller, Lundy Bancroft—a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men—uses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognize when they are being controlled or devalued, and to find ways to get free of an abusive relationship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.82 BAN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.82 Ban

Langford, Jo

Summary: Jo Langford offers a complete guide to sexual and social development, safety, and health for LGBTQ youth and those who love and support them. Written from a practical perspective, the author explores the realities of teen sexuality, particularly that of trans teens, and provides guidance and understanding for parents and kids alike.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.7 LAN

Summary: A realistic drama depicting students at a Portland, Oregon high school before and during a tragic school shooting. Follows a young boy who takes over the wheel from his drunken dad while returning from lunch. Then follows another student who crosses paths with the first, then the other of the two boys in camouflage gear, carrying heavy bags, who arrive inside the school and begin shooting. No...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Grossman, Dave

Summary: "The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it" -- Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown and Company 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 GRO

Regan, Lisa

Summary: Children will follow Henry as he deals with his feelings of anger and his bad habit of hitting through various situations involving friends and family. His big brother Ben cheats at hide-and-seek. A group of children playing in the park leave him out of their game. His father asks him to behave while they shop. Readers are given a description of the situation, three choices, the action chosen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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Browne, Mahogany L.

Summary: "A teen girl hiding the scars of a past relationship finds home and healing in the words of strong Black writers. A beautiful sophomore novel from a critically acclaimed author and poet that explores how words have the power to shape and uplift our world even in the midst of pain. When Darius told Angel he loved her, she believed him. But five weeks after the incident, Angel finds herself in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Books for Young Readers 2022

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

Glenn, Ruth M.

Summary: "The raw, uplifting, and unforgettable memoir from the CEO and president of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence chronicling her personal battle against abuse, violence, and even a murder attempt. Ruth M. Glenn wasn't surprised the first time her husband beat her. She was hurt and disappointed but after a childhood in a broken and violent home, she was not surprised. After all, this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GLENN, RUTH M. GLE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B GLENN GLE

Summary: When a ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a soap salesman channel their aggresion into therapeutic "fight clubs", an eccentric woman gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

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

Hill, Jess

Summary: "A deeply researched account from an award-winning journalist that uncovers the ways in which abusers exert control in the darkest-and most intimate-ways imaginable We fear dark alleys when in truth, home is the most dangerous place for a woman. Of the 87,000 women killed globally in 2017, more than a third (30,000) were killed by an intimate partner, and another 20,000 were killed by a family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.82 HIL

De Becker, Gavin

4 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Covering all the dangerous situations people typically face -- street crime, domestic abuse, violence in the workplace -- de Becker provides real-life examples and offers specific advice on restraining orders, self-defense, and more. But the key to self-protection, he demonstrates, is learning how to trust -- and act on -- our own intuitions.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company 2021

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Jeffers, Oliver

Summary: Merging space travel with a road trip, a father drives all over the solar system at 37mph in order to allow his children to view the conflicts of Earth's history in the rearview mirror. Whether it's only been the 78 years it takes to drive to Venus or the 8,000 it takes to get to Neptune, humans have been fighting each other for small pieces of space on our planet.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JEF

Englehardt, John

Summary: Bloomland opens during finals week at a fictional southern university, when a student walks into the library with his roommate's semi-automatic rifle and opens fire. When he stops shooting, twelve people are dead. In this richly textured debut, John Englehardt explores how the origin and aftermath of the shooting impacts the lives of three characters: a disillusioned student, a grieving...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dzanc Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ENG

Evangelista, Patricia

Summary: "'My job is to go to places where people die. I pack my bags, talk to the survivors, write my stories, then go home to wait for the next catastrophe. I don't wait very long.' Journalist Patricia Evangelista came of age in the aftermath of a street revolution that forged a new future for the Philippines. Three decades later, in the face of mounting inequality, the nation discovered the fragility...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.4 EVA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.4 EVA

Kamal, Sheena

Summary: "Love and violence. In some families they're bound up together, dysfunctional and poisonous, passed from generation to generation like eye color or a quirk of smile. Trisha's trying to break the chain, channeling her violent impulses into Muay Thai kickboxing, an unlikely sport for a slightly built girl of Trinidadian descent. Her father comes and goes as he pleases, his presence adding a layer...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Teen, an imprint of Penguin House Canada Young Readers 2022

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

Rose, Jacqueline

Summary: We see it in the streets, where black people are dying at the hands of the police. We see it in our courts, whose scales are tipped toward the powerful. What about the violence behind closed doors? Rose examines violence from postapartheid South Africa to Trump's White House; trans rights, sexual assault, and the #MeToo movement. Is violence always gendered and, if so, always in the same way?...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.88 ROS

Summary: Survivors, observers and expert government officials recount the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility, when a violent five-day standoff between mostly black and latino inmates and law enforcement took place.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Hill, Anita

Summary: "From the woman who gave the landmark testimony against Clarence Thomas as a sexual menace, a new manifesto about the origins and course of gender violence in our society; a combination of memoir, personal accounts, law, and social analysis, and a powerful call to arms from one of our most prominent and poised survivors. In 1991, Anita Hill began something that's still unfinished work. The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 HIL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 HIL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 HIL

St. Clair, Chip.

Summary: The child of an abusive parent learns that his "father" is a wanted child murderer and that everything he has been told about his past is false, thus sending him on a quest for justice and identity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B ST.CLAIR StC

Summary: An investigation into the disputed cause of death of black activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody in Waller County, Texas, after a routine traffic stop by state trooper Brian Encinia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams don't work out.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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

Burke, James Lee

Summary: "A dynamic, gripping collection of short stories from "America's best novelist" (Denver Post), the New York Times-bestselling James Lee Burke. Harbor Lights is a story collection from one of the most popular and widely acclaimed icons of American fiction, featuring a never-before-published novella. These eight stories move from the marshlands on the Gulf of Mexico to the sweeping plains of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2024

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BUR

De Leon, Jennifer

Summary: Caught in the cross hairs of gang violence, seventeen-year-old fashion designer, Maya, and her mother set off on a perilous journey from Guatemala City to the US-Mexico border.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2023

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

Gunnis, Emily

Summary: A tragic death. A missing baby. A long-kept secret... 1960. Thirteen-year-old Rebecca lives in fear of her father's temper. As a storm batters Seaview Cottage one night, she hears a visitor at the door and a violent argument ensues. By the time the police arrive, Rebecca's parents are dead and the visitor has fled. No one believes Rebecca heard a stranger downstairs... 2014. Iris, a journalist,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Headline Review 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GUN

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