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Bair, Deirdre

Summary: "National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BAIR, DEIRDRE BAI

Capaldi, Gina.

Summary: Zitkala-Š̌̌̌a finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speeches and being an activist for Native American rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Zitkala 2011

Sandeen, Del

Summary: Maya Angelou was a writer, dancer, activist, and actress, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her body of work evokes emotions that range the full spectrum, from joy to heartbreak and from rage to hope. A phenomenal woman, she enriched the world of literature and society as a whole. This essential biography explores her life and creative output and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2020

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

Chapman, Hannah K.

Summary: "Dive into the fascinating, unexpected, and inspiring stories behind 18 of the English language's greatest women writers in this graphic anthology. Why She Wrote brings together both famous and obscure writers from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries and highlights their history, hardships, and influence--on the written word and each other--through accessible and engaging comics. Framed by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2021

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

Judge, Lita

Summary: A free verse biography of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, featuring over 300 pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 811 JUD

Cohen, Richard M. (Richard Martin)

Summary: "Nora Ephron, one of the most famous writers, film makers, and personalities of her time is captured by her long-time and dear friend in a hilarious, blunt, raucous, and poignant recollection of their decades-long friendship. Nora Ephron (1941-2012) was a phenomenal personality, journalist, essayist, novelist, playwright, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, and movie director (Sleepless in Seattle;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EPHRON, NORA COH

Cohen, Richard M. (Richard Martin)

Summary: The decades-long close friend of the late writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron draws on interviews with many of her closest friends to share insights into her creative life, her role in influencing other women, and her final battle with cancer.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Knight, Brenda

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Conari Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.72 KNI

Anderson, William

Summary: Photographs and mementos accompany an account of the life and literary career of the author of the well-loved "Little House" books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1998

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Wilder

Copaken, Deborah

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Breasts. Uterus. Cervix. Heart. Vagina. The source of life, right? Well, for writer and photographer Deborah Copaken, it turned out to be just the opposite--almost. Between escaping from an abusive marriage, facing down the challenge of single-parenthood, and attempting to find love again, getting her bearings after everything she knew fell to pieces proved more slippery than she ever could...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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Hines, Stephen W.

Summary: Biography of children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder, with articles, interviews and recollections of friends and neighbors, focusing on her later life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: T. Nelson Publishers 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.52 HIN

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 ANG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B ANGELOU ANG

Smith, Tracy K.

Summary: "A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMITH, TRACY K SMI

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WordSong, an imprint of Highlights 2019

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

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

Stevenson, Noelle

Summary: "In a collection of personal comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2020

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

Woodson, Jacqueline

Summary: "In vivid free verse, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South."--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Grande, Reyna.

Summary: When Reyna Grande's father leaves his wife and three children behind in a village in Mexico to make the dangerous trek across the border to the United States, he promises he will soon return from "El Otro Lado" (The Other Side) with enough money to build them a dream house where they can all live together. His promises become harder to believe as months turn into years. When he summons his wife...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2012

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Cisneros, Sandra.

Summary: "From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where "my ancestors...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CISNEROS, SANDRA CIS

Summary: Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

Hooks, Bell.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 HOO

Smiley, Tavis

Summary: A notable PBS and Public Radio International host recounts the story of his friendship with Maya Angelou, who took on the role of teacher and maternal figure to him after their initial meeting in 1986, when he was a recent college graduate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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

Friedman, Rachel

Summary: Rachel Friedman was a serious violist as a kid. She quit music in college but never stopped fantasizing about what her life might be like if she had never put down her bow. Years later, a freelance writer in New York, she again finds herself struggling with her fantasy of an artist's life versus its much more complicated reality. In search of answers, she decides to track down her childhood...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.24 FRI

Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Recounts the loss of five young men in the author's life to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the misfortune that can follow those who live in poverty, sharing her experiences of living through the dying as she searches through answers in her community.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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Woodson, Jacqueline.

Summary: "Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 WOO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WOO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION WOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB WOODSON WOO

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