• War in the Ring: Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, and the Fight Between America and Hitler

    War in the Ring: Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, and the Fight Between America and Hitler

    Florio, John

    "...recount[s] the politically and racially charged rivalry between African-American boxing champion Joe Louis and white German boxer Max Schmeling, which grew between their 1936 and 1938 matches. Tracing both men's careers from inception until they hung up their gloves, the authors illuminate how emblematic each was to his country while exploring the social issues of the day."--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 9 copies

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  • Child Prisoner in American Concentration Camps

    Child Prisoner in American Concentration Camps

    Nakagawa, Mako

    "When Mako Takahashi was five years old, her family was swept up in the turmoil and devastation of World War II. The FBI arrested Mako's father and two months later Mako, her mother, and three sisters were forced from their Seattle home and imprisoned in U.S. concentration camps for people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast. In her memoir, Mako recalls with a child's innocence stories from her four years in the concentration camps along with the insights she gained as an adult looking back on this grave injustice. Her memoir is illustrated with original, 4-color artwork by Mits Katayama. Includes 24 illustrations and 21 photographs."--Amazon.com

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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  • And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II

    And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II

    Monahan, Evelyn

    A galvanizing narrative of the wartime role played by U.S. Army nurses from the invasion of North Africa to the bloody Italian campaign to the decisive battles in France and the Rhineland. More than 59,000 nurses volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps alone: 217 lost their lives (16 by enemy action), and more than 1,600 were decorated for meritorious service and bravery under fire. But their stories have rarely been heard. Now, drawing on never-before-published eyewitness accounts many heroic, some mundane and comic Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee take us to the front lines, to the withering fire on the beaches of Anzio and Normandy, and to the field and evacuation hospitals, as well as bombed and burned hospital ships. We witness the nurses and the doctors with whom they served coping with the physical and psychological damage done to the soldiers in combat. We see them working often with only meager supplies and overwhelmed by the sheer number of casualties to save the lives and limbs of thousands of wounded troops. With them we experience the almost constant packing up and moving on to keep up with advancing troops, foxholes dug under camp beds, endless mud, and treacherous minefields. The vividness and immediacy of their recollections provide us with a powerfully visceral, deeply affecting sense of their experiences terrifying and triumphant, exhausting and exhilarating. A revelatory work that at last gives voice to the nurses who played such an essential role in World War II.

    Format: Book - 2004

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • Women in the Military: From Drill Sergeants to Fighter Pilots

    Women in the Military: From Drill Sergeants to Fighter Pilots

    Goldsmith, Connie

    "In 2015 the Pentagon changed a historical ruling, allowing American women to serve in front-line ground combat troops. Women have served in the military throughout history. Yet no matter their title, they face discrimination and even sexual assault. Meet the women who serve their country and stand up for fairness."--Provided by publisher.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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  • Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America

    Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America

    Bausum, Ann

    Narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America. Presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the victims and activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives. Explores the disease's origins and how it spread, the activism it inspired, and how the world confronts HIV and AIDS today.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life & Work

    Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life & Work

    Ortiz, Victoria

    "The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of herlandmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with b/w archival photographs"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 3 on 9 copies

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  • From Anger to Action: Powerful Mindfulness Tools to Help Teens Harness Anger for Positive Change

    From Anger to Action: Powerful Mindfulness Tools to Help Teens Harness Anger for Positive Change

    Abblett, Mitch

    "Being a teen in today's world isn't easy, and there are plenty of reasons to feel angry. Maybe you're struggling with your grades, read something upsetting in the news, are being bullied, feel rejected or let down, or have experienced something traumatic. You aren't alone, and your emotions are normal and valid. It's impossible to go through life without feeling anger some of the time. But what if, instead of letting your anger take control, you were able to use it in constructive and positive ways? With this powerful guide, you'll learn to understand your anger, 'listen' to what it's telling you, and effectively manage it so you can reach you highest goals. Instead of resorting to outbursts, you'll channel the incredible energy of this emotion into self-advocacy, social action, and positive change. If you're ready to transform your relationship with anger and use it as fuel to create a better world, this book will help guide you, step by step."--Page [4] of cover.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Destination Moon: The Remarkable and Improbable Voyage of Apollo 11

    Destination Moon: The Remarkable and Improbable Voyage of Apollo 11

    Maurer, Richard

    Presents a clear narrative on how the United States won the space race against Russia by landing a man on the Moon in 1969.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 3 on 8 copies

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  • The Dreamers and DACA

    The Dreamers and DACA

    Harris, Duchess

    "The Dreamers and DACA explores what the DACA program is and how it has affected US society. It also examines various views on immigration and discusses the US immigration policy under President Donald Trump, encouraging readers to form their own opinions. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO."--The publisher.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • The Opioid Crisis

    The Opioid Crisis

    Harris, Duchess

    The Opioid Crisis examines the reasons behind the opioid epidemic in the United States and its far-reaching effect on people's everyday lives. The brain science behind opioid addiction is also explored, and the book encourages readers to form their own opinions. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. - from publisher. (6/25/2019 3:44:13 AM)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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