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Mullenbach, Cheryl

Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL

Summary: The story of the 'Fighting 99th' - the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. It is 1943 and the U.S. is suffering huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers were not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, the "Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Wideman, John Edgar

Summary: "In The Louis Till File, John Edgar Wideman searches for Louis Till, a silent victim of American injustice. Wideman's personal interaction with the story began when he learned of Emmett’s murder in 1955; Wideman was also fourteen years old. After reading decades later about Louis’s execution, he couldn’t escape the twin tragedies of father and son, and tells their stories together for the first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 TIL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TILL, LOUIS WID

Morehouse, Maggi M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5403 MOR

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 940.54 SMI

Grady, Cynthia

Summary: In 1942, children's librarian Clara Breed discovers that her young Japanese-American patrons are being relocated and gives them stamped and addressed postcards so they can write to her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 GRA

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

Baker, Brynn.

Summary: "Discusses the heroic actions and experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen and the impact they made during times of war or conflict"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BAK

Summary: General Casey of the U.S. Army Air Forces in England must fight congressional representatives and his own chain of command to be allowed to complete an important mission.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE COM

Warren, Andrea

Summary: "A biography of Norman Mineta, from his internment as a child in Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II, through his political career including serving in Congress for ten terms during which time he was instrumental in getting the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 passed which provided reparations and an apology to those who were interned"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House 2019

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

Hesse, Monica

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Haruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City, a 'family internment camp' for those accused of colluding with the enemy. The teens discover that they are polar opposites in so many ways, except for one that seems to override all the others: the camp is changing them, day by day and piece by piece. Haruko finds herself consumed by fear for her soldier brother and distrust of her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Hale, Nathan

Summary: Presents a graphic novel retelling of the Doolittle Raid, an American aerial operation to bomb Tokyo during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2017

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Pearson, P. O'Connell (Patricia O'Connell)

Summary: In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country's call in its time of need during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 PEA

Summary: Theatrical newsreels, rare color footage, and propaganda films are all incorporated in this in-depth overview of the War in the Pacific. From Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and America's response, to the battles that turned the tide. Maps out the battles leading to the surrender of the Japanese forces.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar, Inc. 2010

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

Takei, George

Summary: Presents a graphic memoir detailing the author's experiences as a child prisoner in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, reflecting on the choices his family made in the face of institutionalized racism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2019

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Greenly, Larry W.

Summary: Presents the life of the African American pilot who flew missions for France during World War I, experienced racial discrimination in the United States, was beaten in the Peekskill Riots of 1949, and became a member of the French Legion of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NewSouth Books 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Bullard 2013

Chandler, Matt

Summary: "The true story of Lt. Robert Grimes running for his life as he evades being captured by Nazi soldiers. Robert Grimes escapes danger with help from the Comet Line, a resistance group that rescued Allied soldiers during WWII"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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2 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.54 CHA

Oppenheim, Joanne.

Summary: The true-life story of Clara Breed, a librarian whose outreach efforts helped a group of Japanese-American children survive the persecutions of the American government during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.531 Oppenheim

Larson, Kirby

Summary: When her family is forced into an internment camp, Mitsi Kashino is separated from her home, her classmates, and her beloved dog Dash; and as her family begins to come apart around her, Mitsi clings to her one connection to the outer world--the letters from the kindly neighbor who is caring for Dash.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION LAR

Keenan, Sheila.

Summary: Three fictional stories, told in graphic novel format, about soldiers in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War who were aided by combat dogs. Based on true stories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 KEE

Caravantes, Peggy

Summary: "A complete biographical look at the complex life of a world-famous entertainer With determination and audacity, Josephine Baker turned her comic and musical abilities into becoming a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in-depth portrait of this remarkable woman for young adults. Author Peggy Caravantes follows...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2015

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

Thomas, Evan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2007

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.5426 THO