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Daina Ramey Berry, Kali N. Gross
Description: "A Black Women's History of the United States is a critical survey of black women's complicated legacy in America, as it takes into account their exploitation and victimization as well as their undeniable and substantial contributions to the country since its inception"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Víctor del Árbol, Lisa Dillman
Description: "Gonzalo Gil is a lawyer stuck in a disaffected life, in a failed career, trying to dodge the constant manipulation of his powerful father. This monotonous existence is shaken up when he learns, after years without news of his estranged sister, Laura, that she has committed suicide in dramatic circumstances. Her death pushes the fragile balance of Gonzalo's life as both a father and husband to the limit"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Arb
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
Description: "A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns."--Amazon.
Call Number: 306.768 Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Ma-Nee Chacaby, Mary Louisa Plummer
Description: A Two-Spirit Journey is Ma-Nee Chacaby's account of her life as an Ojibwa-Cree lesbian. From her early, often harrowing memories of life and abuse in a remote Ojibwa community riven by poverty and alcoholism, Chacaby's story is one of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism. As a child, she learned spiritual and cultural traditions from her Cree grandmother and trapping, hunting, and bush survival skills from her Ojibwa stepfather. She also suffered physical and sexual abuse by different adults, and in her teen years became alcoholic herself. At twenty, Chacaby moved to Thunder Bay with her children to escape an abusive marriage. Abuse, compounded by racism, continued, but Chacaby found supports to help herself and others. Over the following decades, she achieved sobriety; trained and worked as an alcoholism counsellor; raised her children and fostered many others; learned to live with visual impairment; and came out as a lesbian. Ma-Nee Chacaby has emerged from hardship grounded in faith, compassion, humor, and resilience. Her memoir provides insights into the challenges still faced by many Indigenous people.
Call Number: 306.766 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Traci Sorell, Weshoyot Alvitre
Description: "At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family -- loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war."--Amazon.
Call Number: E Sor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince, Frank Morrison
Description: "At the age of three, Michaela DePrince found a photo of a ballerina that changed her life. She was living in an orphanage in Sierra Leone at the time, but was soon adopted by a family and brought to America. Michaela never forgot the photo of the dancer she once saw, and quickly decided to make her dream of becoming a ballerina come true."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: JB DeP
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Shonda Buchanan
Description: Beautifully rendered and rippling with family dysfunction, secrets, deaths, alcoholism, and old resentments, Shonda Buchanan's memoir is a story that explores her family's legacy of being African Americans with American Indian roots and how they dealt with society's ostracization and the consequences of this dual inheritance. Buchanan was raised as a Black woman, who grew up hearing stories of her multi-racial heritage, while simultaneously suffering from everything she (and the rest of her family) didn't know. Tracing the arduous migration of Mixed Bloods, or Free People of Color, from the Southeast to the Midwest, Buchanan tells the story of her Michigan tribe--a comedic yet manically depressed family of fierce women, who were everything from caretakers and cornbread makers to poets and witches, and men who were either ignored, protected, imprisoned, or maimed--and how their lives collided over love, failure, fights, and prayer despite a stacked deck of challenges, including addiction and abuse. Ultimately, Buchanan's nomadic people endured a collective identity crisis after years of constantly straddling two, then three, races. The physical, spiritual, and emotional displacement of American Indians who met and married Mixed or Black slaves and indentured servants at America's early crossroads is where this journey begins. Black Indian digs as far down into this one family's history as it can go--sometimes, with a bit of discomfort. But every family has its own truth, and Buchanan's search for hers will resonate with anyone who has wondered "maybe there's more than what I'm being told."-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Pénélope Bagieu, Montana Kane
Description: With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.
Call Number: YA 920 Bag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Haohui Zhou, Zac Haluza
Description: "The brutal murder of respected police officer Sergeant Zheng Haoming sends shockwaves through Chengdu, a modern metropolis in the heart of China's stunning Sichuan Province. He had been obsessed by an unsolved, eighteen-year-old murder case, until an entity calling themselves Eumenides (after the Greek goddess of vengeance and retribution) releases a terrifying manifesto. Is the manifesto a sick joke, or something more sinister? Soon, the public starts 'nominating' worthy targets for Eumenides to kill, and two days later, Sergeant Zheng is dead. Eumenides' cunning game is only getting started. The police receive a "death notice," a chilling note announcing the killer's next target, the crimes they have committed, and the date of their execution. The note is both a challenge and a taunt to the police. When the first victim dies in public, under their complete protection, the police are left stunned. More death notices are coming. The chase is on."-- Provided by publisher."An elite police squad hunts a manipulative mastermind out to publically execute criminals the law cannot reach"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Zho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Daisy Johnson, Esther Wane
Description: The dictionary doesn't contain every word. Gretel, a lexicographer by trade, knows this better than most. She grew up on a houseboat with her mother, wandering the canals of Oxford and speaking a private language of their own invention. Her mother disappeared when Gretel was a teen, abandoning her to foster care, and Gretel has tried to move on, spending her days updating dictionary entries. One phone call from her mother is all it takes for the past to come rushing back. To find her, Gretel will have to recover buried memories of her final, fateful winter on the canals. A runaway boy had found community and shelter with them, and all three were haunted by their past and stalked by an ominous creature lurking in the canal: the bonak. Everything and nothing at once, the bonak was Gretel's name for the thing she feared most. And now that she's searching for her mother, she'll have to face it.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Talia Hibbert, Adjoa Andoh
Description: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal. After almost dying, she's determined to spice up her life and finally fit in with her glamorous family. To that end, she recruits the mysterious, sexy neighbor she's been spying on to help her get a life. But she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her, like what really lies beneath his rough exterior.
Call Number: FIC Hib
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni
Description: Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. With child-friendly language and vibrant art, It Feels Good to Be Yourself provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity.
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Bryan Stevenson
Description: The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
Call Number: YA 353.48 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Suzanne (Suzanne Wakeen) Walker, Wendy Xu, Joamette Gil
Description: Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers' bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town. One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home. Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.
Call Number: YA FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Ellen Hart
Description: Receiving an urgent message from hospitalized partner Andy Nolan's nephew, who is killed minutes later, restaurateur and private investigator Jane Lawless embarks on a solo quest to identify the culprit and the victim's link to other killings.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Iris Gottlieb
Description: An investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Researched and illustrated, this book demystifies a personal--yet universal--facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book is a tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones' identity. Whether LGBTQ+, cisgender, or nonbinary, Seeing Gender is for intelligent, curious, want-to-be woke people who care about how we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the 21st century.
Call Number: 305.3 Got
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Zetta Elliott, Geneva B
Description: Told in two voices, Jax and Kavita, Kavita's brother Vik, and new friend Kenny try to return the baby dragon to the realm of magic before anything else goes wrong.
Call Number: J FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Douglas Murray
Description: Douglas Murray interrogates the vicious new culture wars playing out in our media, universities, homes and perhaps the most violent place of all: online. The Madness of Crowds is a demand for a return to free speech in an age of mass hysteria and political correctness. The global conversations around sexuality, race, mental health and gender are heavily policed by the loud and frequently anonymous voices on social media and in the press. Once conceived as forums for open speech, social media and online networks have emboldened the mob and exacerbated groupthink-self-censorship and public shaming have become rife. As a result, we have become paralyzed by the fear of being criticized and have unlearned the ability to speak frankly about some of the most important issues affecting society. Murray walks against the tide of censorship. He asks us to think more openly about what we're afraid to say; to think outside of the mob and the psychology of the crowd.
Call Number: 323.443 Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Evan Winter
Description: The Omehi society has been built around war and only war. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine. Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in an endless war. Young, gift-less Tau knows all this, but he has a plan: get himself injured, get out early, and settle down to marriage, children, and land. But when those closest to him are brutally murdered, his grief swiftly fixates on revenge. Now Tau plans to become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times for the chance to kill the three who betrayed him. -- adapted from jacket.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Mohsin Hamid
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Mia Sosa
Description: "A wedding planner left at the altar? Yeah, the irony isn't lost on Carolina Santos, either. But despite that embarrassing blip from her past, Lina's offered an opportunity that could change her life. There's just one hitch... she has to collaborate with the best (make that worst) man from her own failed nuptials. Marketing expert Max Hartley is determined to make his mark with a coveted hotel client looking to expand its brand. Then he learns he'll be working with his brother's whip-smart, stunning--absolutely off-limits--ex-fiancee. And she loathes him. If they can nail their presentation without killing each other, they'll both come out ahead. Except Max has been public enemy number one ever since he encouraged his brother to jilt the bride, and Lina's ready to dish out a little payback of her own. Soon Lina and Max discover animosity may not be the only emotion creating sparks between them. Still, this star-crossed couple can never be more than temporary playmates because Lina isn't interested in falling in love and Max refuses to play runner-up to his brother ever again"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Katy Rose Pool
Description: "For generations the Seven Prophets guided humanity with their visions, ending wars and uniting nations--until the day they vanished, leaving behind the promise of a looming Age of Darkness and the birth of a Prophet who could be the world's salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course: A prince exiled from his kingdom. A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand. A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone. And a dying girl on the verge of giving up. One of them--or all of them-could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Poo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Roberta Edwards, John O'Brien
Description: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, and civil rights lawyer who became the forty-fourth president of the United States.
Call Number: JB Oba
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Chris Barton, Don Tate
Description: Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.
Call Number: J 609.2 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
Kristen J. Sollée, Coz Conover
Description: "Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a torturous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of 'witch feminism.' Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book greatly enriches our current conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more."--Back cover.
Call Number: 305.42 Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2020
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A Black Women's History Of The United States
Daina Ramey Berry, Kali N. Gross
Mooncakes
Suzanne (Suzanne Wakeen) Walker, Wendy Xu, Joamette Gil
YA FIC Wal
A Million Drops
Víctor del Árbol, Lisa Dillman
FIC Arb
Rest For The Wicked
Ellen Hart
FIC Har
A Quick & Easy Guide To They/them Pronouns
Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
306.768 Bon
Seeing Gender : An Illustrated Guide To Identity And Expression
Iris Gottlieb
305.3 Got
A Two-spirit Journey : The Autobiography Of A Lesbian Ojibwa-cree Elder
Ma-Nee Chacaby, Mary Louisa Plummer
306.766 Cha
The Dragon Thief
Zetta Elliott, Geneva B
J FIC Ell
At The Mountain's Base
Traci Sorell, Weshoyot Alvitre
E Sor
The Madness Of Crowds : Gender, Race And Identity
Douglas Murray
323.443 Mur
Ballerina Dreams : From Orphan To Dancer
Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince, Frank Morrison
JB DeP
The Rage Of Dragons
Evan Winter
FIC Win
Black Indian
Shonda Buchanan
B Buc
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mohsin Hamid
FIC Ham
Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World
Pénélope Bagieu, Montana Kane
YA 920 Bag
The Worst Best Man
Mia Sosa
FIC Sos
Death Notice : A Novel
Haohui Zhou, Zac Haluza
FIC Zho
There Will Come A Darkness : An Age Of Darkness Novel
Katy Rose Pool
YA FIC Poo
Everything Under [Audiobook] : A Novel
Daisy Johnson, Esther Wane
FIC Joh
Who Is Barack Obama?
Roberta Edwards, John O'Brien
JB Oba
Get A Life, Chloe Brown [Audiobook] : A Novel
Talia Hibbert, Adjoa Andoh
FIC Hib
Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's Super-soaking Stream Of Inventions
Chris Barton, Don Tate
J 609.2 Bar
It Feels Good To Be Yourself : A Book About Gender Identity
Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni
E Tho
Witches, Sluts, Feminists : Conjuring The Sex Positive
Kristen J. Sollée, Coz Conover
305.42 Sol
Just Mercy : A True Story Of The Fight For Justice : Adapted For Young People
Bryan Stevenson
YA 353.48 Ste