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Beasley, Gertrude

Summary: "Originally published in Paris in 1925, My First Thirty Years is a brutally honest memoir by Gertrude Beasley, who grew up in poverty in rural Texas and suffered unthinkable emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of her family. The themes in this book are still relevant to readers today, telling the story of a woman who grew up in brutal circumstances, but who ultimately found a way out....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BEASLEY, GERTRUDE BEA

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: ". . . tells the story of French-born Catherine Leroy, one of the Vietnam War's few woman photographers, who documented some of the fiercest fighting in the twenty-year conflict. Despite being told that women didn't belong in a "man's world," she was cool under fire, gravitated toward the thickest battles, went along on the soldiers' slogs through the heat and mud of the jungle, crawled through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams 2022

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 LER

Gregorio, Katharine

Summary: "Illuminating a thrilling untold chapter of the Cold War, The Double Life of Katharine Clark shares the forgotten story of a remarkable woman who pioneered a career in a male-dominated profession. In 1955, Katharine Clark became the first female American wire reporter behind the Iron Curtain, forging a career as a journalist, befriending a leading Communist, and risking her life to smuggle away...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2022

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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Summary: In the small Texas town of Rio Bravo, law and order is maintained by three unlikely enforcers: hard-boiled sheriff Chance; former quick draw artist Dude, now gone drunk and disheveled; and the crippled, wisecracking Stumpy, who patrols the jail with a shotgun. The arrest and incarceration of Joe Burdette for murder has set these three at odds with his brother, corrupt and wealthy landowner...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Pictures 2007

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN RIO

Summary: 19 Arab women journalists speak out about what it's like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection, with a foreword by CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour. International media coverage of the Arab world and its many complex, interconnected conflicts is dominated by the work of Western correspondents, many of whom are white and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2019

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070.4082 OUR

Gao, Laura

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Seamlessly toggling between past and present, this funny graphic memoir follows a queer Chinese American's immigration to Texas where she just wants to make the basketball team, escape Chinese school, and figure out why she is attracted to girls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Alley 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 GAO

Noyes, Deborah.

Summary: "A biography of Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist whose showy but substantive stunts skyrocketed her to fame"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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

Irvin, Kelly

Summary: "Combining romance and suspense, Tell Her No Lies is a high-stakes race for the truth set in San Antonio. When Nina's uncle is murdered and the detective assigned to the case accuses Nina of the crime, she knows she must act using her journalism background to find the real killer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC IVR

Todd, Kim

Summary: Presents a social history of women journalists of the Gilded Age who went undercover to champion women's rights and expose corruption and abuse in America. In the waning years of the nineteenth century women journalists across the United States risked reputation and their own safety to expose the hazardous conditions under which many Americans lived and worked. They stole into sewing factories...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 071.3 TOD

Hall, Ron

Summary: The authors of "Same Kind of Different as Me" offer new reflections and stories of hope and healing, covering such topics as faith, friendship, community outreach, and much more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.8325 HAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 HAL

Arce, Julissa

Summary: "Julissa Arce explores her days in Mexico separated from her parents and her daily fears while growing up undocumented in Texas"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 ARC

Freeman, Anna Harber

Summary: "The most renowned Native American Indian potter of her time, Maria Poveka Martinez learned pottery as a child under the guiding hands of her Ko-ōo, her aunt. She grew up to discover a new firing technique that turned her pots black and shiny, and made them-and Maria-famous. This inspiring story of family and creativity illuminates how Maria's belief in sharing her love of clay brought success...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2021

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Roberts, Steven V.

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Summary: Cokie Roberts' husband Steve Roberts reflects not only on her many accomplishments, but on how she lived each day with a devotion to helping others. For Steve, Cokie's private life was as significant and inspirational as her public one. Her commitment to celebrating and supporting other women was evident in everything she did, and her generosity and passion drove her personal and professional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROBERTS, COKIE ROB

Isaacson, Walter

Summary: A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's "The Double Helix" on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease, as well as curing diseases, fending off viruses, and enhancing our children

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 576.5 ISA

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 DOUDNA, JENNIFER ISA

Steil, Jennifer.

Summary: Traces the author's year spent in Yemen's capital city, Sana'a, where she worked as the editor of the "Yemen Observer," documenting her efforts to teach balanced journalism to her staff, and her appreciation for the strength of Arab women in a completely male-dominated society.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEIL, JENNIFER STE

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

Hall, Ron

Summary: The co-author relates how he was held under plantation-style slavery until he fled in the 1960s and suffered homelessness for an additional eighteen years before the wife of the other co-author, an art dealer accustomed to privilege, intervened.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 HAL

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HALL, RON HAL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.4 Hall 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HALL HAL

Hinojosa, Maria

Summary: Hinojosa relates the history of US immigration policy that has brought us to where we are today, as she shares her experience growing up Mexican American on the south side of Chicago. For thirty years she has reported on stories and communities in America that often go ignored by the mainstream media, documenting the existential wasteland of immigration detention camps for news outlets that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HINOJOSA, MARIA HIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HINOJOSA HIN

Knudsen, Michelle

Summary: Introduces young readers to the life of the pioneering investigative reporter, her record-breaking trip around the world, and her undercover work on behalf of the mentally ill.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel 2021

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

Gilliam, Dorothy Butler

Summary: Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose fifty-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the US, covering a wide swath of media history--from the era of game-changing Negro newspapers like the Chicago Defender to the civil rights movement, feminism, and our current imperfect diversity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street, Hachette Book Group 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GILLIAM, DOROTHY BUTLER GIL

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 EPHRON, NORA Coh

Hall, Ron

Summary: This remarkable story shows what can happen when we choose to help. Kids will discover that we can all make a difference—no matter how big or small we are and no matter how big or small the task. Based on the New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different As Me, which sold more than a million copies worldwide and inspired the major motion picture, this book tells the true story of Denver...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tommy Nelson 2017

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Duster, Michelle

Summary: "An inspiring picture book biography of Ida B. Wells-who was an educator, journalist, feminist, businesswoman, newspaper owner, public speaker, suffragist, civil rights activist, and women's club leader-as told by her great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 2022

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