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Omar, Ilhan

Summary: "An intimate and rousing memoir by progressive trailblazer Ilhan Omar-the first African refugee, the first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women, elected to Congress. Ilhan Omar was only eight years old when war broke out in Somalia. The youngest of seven children, her mother had died while Ilhan was still a little girl. She was being raised by her father and grandfather when armed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933092 OMAR

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

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 920.72 CLINTON

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

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2 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 323.092 PARKS

Ephron, Delia

Summary: The bestselling, beloved writer of romantic comedies like You've Got Mail tells her own late-in-life love story in her "resplendent memoir," complete with a tragic second act and joyous resolution. Delia Ephron had struggled through several years of heartbreak. She'd lost her sister, Nora, and then her husband, Jerry, both to cancer. Several months after Jerry's death, she decided to make one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 EPHRON

Grande, Reyna

Summary: Presents a young reader's adaptation of the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 305.8968 GRANDE

Lindhout, Amanda.

Summary: "The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia--a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble Alberta hometown to the big city--Calgary--and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070.92 LINDHOUT

Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 323.092 KING

Jamieson, Victoria

Summary: "Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his nonverbal brother in this intimate and touching portrayal offamily and daily life in a refugee camp"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J GRAPHIC JAMIESON

Small, David

Summary: The author recounts in graphic novel format his troubled childhood with a radiologist father who subjected him to repeated x-rays and a withholding and tormented mother, an environment he fled at the age of sixteen in the hopes of becoming an artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2010

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1 available in Adult Graphic, Call number: GRAPHIC SMALL

Morales, Areli

Summary: "In the first picture book written by a DACA dreamer Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story of moving from a quiet town in Mexico to the bustling and noisy metropolis of New York City"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 305.23086 MORALES

Small, David

Summary: The author recounts in graphic novel format his troubled childhood with a radiologist father who subjected him to repeated x-rays and a withholding and tormented mother, an environment he fled at the age of sixteen in the hopes of becoming an artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult Graphic, Call number: GRAPHIC 818 SMALL

Tonatiuh, Duncan

Summary: Describes the life and accomplishments of José de la Luz Sáenz, who helped create the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino civil rights organization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 940.4 TONATIUH

Grover, Linda LeGarde

Summary: "Long before the land at the western tip of Lake Superior came to be known as Duluth, it was known to the Ojibwe as Onigamiising, "the place of the small portage." There, the Ojibwe lived in keeping with the seasons, moving among different camps for hunting and fishing, cultivating and gathering, and harvesting wild rice and maple sugar. Linda LeGarde Grover accompanies us through this cycle of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MICH 977.004 GROVER

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: This volume of ordinary people change the world features Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. She is proof that with opportunity comes justice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy Reader Collection, Call number: READER 347.73 MELTZER 2/3

Shone, Rob.

Summary: In graphic art format, presents the life of Harriet Tubman, the African American woman born into slavery who escaped and helped free other slaves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Pub. Group 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 973.7115 SHONE

Lewis, John

Summary: "After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence -- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before."--page 3 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y GRAPHIC 328.73 LEWIS

Harvey, Jeanne Walker.

Summary: Tells the story of painter and teacher Alma Thomas, discussing her childhood, teaching career and activism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 759.13 HARVEY

Summary: "As the variety of selections in Pushcart Prize XLIV indicates, it is an eclectic and constantly changing community. Over 70 authors are included from more than 50 presses."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pushcart Prize Fellowships Inc. 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 HENDERSON

Raines, Ben

Summary: "The incredible true story of the last ship to carry enslaved people to America, the remarkable town its survivors founded after emancipation, and the complicated legacy their descendants carry with them to this day-by the journalist who discovered the ship's remains"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

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Davis, Hasan

Summary: "Thomas Jefferson's Corps of Discovery included Captains Lewis and Clark and a crew of 28 men to chart a route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. All the crew but one volunteered for the mission. York, the enslaved man taken on the journey, did not choose to go. Slaves did not have choices. York's contributions to the expedition, however, were invaluable. The captains came to rely on York's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Editions, a Capstone imprint 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 910.92 DAVIS

Bader, Bonnie

Summary: An introduction to the life Martin Luther King, Jr. Including how he organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott and African American people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2008

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2 available in Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 323.092 KING

Rice, Condoleezza

Summary: Condoleezza Rice recounts how her parents, a minister and a teacher, helped her learn the value of faith in times of hardship, instilled a love of sports and politics, and encouraged her to rise above the prejudices and obstacles that stood in front of her, with personal stories of her family life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 RICE

Lewis, John

Summary: A first-hand account of the author's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights spans his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Diamond Comic Distributors 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y GRAPHIC 328.73 LEWIS

Register, Cheri

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perennial 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.618 REGISTER

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