• Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time

    Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time

    Mir, Saira

    This picture book introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard. Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened the doors to the world's oldest library. They ruled, started movements, and spread knowledge. Today, Muslim women continue to make history. Once upon a time, they were children with dreams, just like you. Discover the true stories of nineteen unstoppable Muslim women of the twenty-first century who have risen above challenges, doubts, and sometimes outright hostility to blaze trails in a wide range of fields. Whether it was the culinary arts, fashion, sports, government, science, entertainment, education, or activism, these women never took "no" for an answer, or allowed themselves to be silenced. Instead, they worked to rise above and not only achieve their dreams, but become influential leaders.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 14 copies

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  • We Are Artists: Women Who Made Their Mark on the World

    We Are Artists: Women Who Made Their Mark on the World

    Herbert, Kari

    "Take an inspiring journey through the world are art and discover the stories of some remarkable women artists."--Page 4 of cover.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 10 copies

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  • Rebent Sinner

    Rebent Sinner

    Coyote, Ivan E.

    "Ivan Coyote is one of North America's preeminent storytellers and performers, and the author, co-author, or co-editor of eleven previous books, all but one of which have been published by Arsenal Pulp Press. Their most recent book, Tomboy Survival Guide, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, named an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book, and longlisted for Canada Reads. In their latest, Ivan takes on the patriarchy and the political, as well as the intimate and the personal in these beguiling and revealing stories of what it means to be trans and non-binary today, at a time in their life when they must carry the burden of heartbreaking history with them, while combating those who would misgender them or deny their very existence. These stories span thirty years of tackling TERFs, legislators, and bathroom police, sure, but there is joy and pleasure and triumph to be found here too, as Ivan pays homage to personal heroes like the late Leslie Feinberg while gently guiding younger trans folk to prove to themselves that there is a way out of the darkness. Rebent Sinner is the work of an accomplished artist whose plain truths about their experience will astound readers with their utter, breathtaking humanity. "--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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  • A Children's Guide to Arctic Butterflies

    A Children's Guide to Arctic Butterflies

    Pelletier, Mia

    "There are 20,000 species of butterflies in the world, but only several dozen are found on tundra of the North American Arctic. Many Arctic animals have warm, woolly coats, downy feathers, or thick layers of blubber, and Arctic butterflies appear fragile with their fluttering, delicate wings. Yet the hardy butterflies that live at the top of the world have many clever ways to keep themselves warm in cool summers and endure icy cold winters. In A Children's Guide to Arctic Butterflies, young readers learn about twelve of the butterflies that call the Arctic home, and how they survive on the tundra from one season to the next. With a simple layout and easy-to-follow headings for each butterfly, this beautiful book is filled with fun, useful facts, including introductory material about the life cycle and anatomy of butterflies and how they begin life as caterpillars. Step inside and journey North--you may even spot a familiar fluttering friend. While some of the butterflies found in A Children's Guide to Arctic Butterflies are among the most northern of butterfly species, many can also be found south of the Arctic and in high, cold places around the world."--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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  • Little Parsley

    Little Parsley

    Hagerup, Inger

    "A collection of poetry for children written by Norwegian poet Inger Hagerup and illustrated by Paul Renu00e9 Gauguin"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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  • Disasterama!: Adventures in the Queer Underground, 1977-1997

    Disasterama!: Adventures in the Queer Underground, 1977-1997

    Orloff, Alvin

    DISASTERAMA: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997 , is the true story of Alvin Orloff who, as a shy kid from the suburbs of San Francisco, stumbled into the wild, eclectic crowd of Crazy Club Kids, Punk Rock Nutters, Goofy Goofballs, Fashion Victims, Disco Dollies, Happy Hustlers, and Dizzy Twinks of post-Stonewall American queer culture of the late 1970s, only to see the "subterranean lavender twilit shadow world of the gay ghetto" ravished by AIDS in the 1980s. Includes an introduction by Alexander Chee ( How to Write an Autobiographical Novel (2018, HMH Books). In Disasterama , Orloff recalls the delirious adventures of his youth--from San Francisco to Los Angeles to New York--where insane nights, deep friendships with the creatives of the underground, and thrilling bi-coastal living led to a free-spirited life of art, manic performance, high camp antics, and exotic sexual encounters, until AIDS threatened to destroy everything he lived for. In his introduction, award-winning essayist and novelist Alexander Chee notes, "There's a strange love I have for these times that can be hard to explain. How can I love what I lived through from a time that was as 'bad' as that? But as I read this, and those days came into view again, what I think of that love now is that there was a beauty to the beauty you found then that was made the more fierce by the horror of what was happening. If you could still find the worth of your life,still find sex, love, friendship, your own self-worth amid these attempts by the state at erasure and the ravages of the AIDS epidemic, then it had the strength of something forged in fire." Orloff looks past the politics of AIDS to the people on the ground, friends of his who did not survive AIDS' wrath--the boys in black leather jackets and cackling queens in tacky frocks--remembering them not as victims, but as people who loved life, loved fun, and who were a part of the insane jigsaw of Orloff's friends. Disasterama showcases Orloff's wit and poignancy as he relays the true tale of how a bunch of pathologically flippant kids floundered through a deadly disaster, and, struggled to keep the spirit of camp and radicalism alive, even as their friends lost their lives to the plague. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities & Relationships

    Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities & Relationships

    Bedell, Colin

    "Queer Cosmos is a contemporary, fresh look into astrology, personal insight, and relationships for the LGBTQ+ community! Astrologer Colin Bedell from Cosmopolitan and QueerCosmos.com has brought together fifteen years of research, client interviews, and astrological mastery to create a spiritual guide for not only resistance and resilience, but also personal insights and relationship compatibility. Unpacking complex issues like shame and worthiness, Queer Cosmos explores Astrology as an antidote to feelings of hopelessness and provides language for authentic practices of self-expression. Leaving behind gender-normative pronouns and assumptions, Queer Cosmos explores more nuanced patterns of the archetypal energies expressed in queer experiences. After all, the only way to forge deep, meaningful relationships is to first forge a relationship with yourself. Drawing on research from experts in the field like Dr. Harville Hendrix, Brene Brown, and Esther Perel, Bedell goes deep to provide practical relational theory that can empower readers to find successful and healthy relationships."--Amazon.com.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • The Hubble Space Telescope: Our Eye on the Universe

    The Hubble Space Telescope: Our Eye on the Universe

    Dickinson, Terence

    "The launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 was the first time humans had sent a telescope into space, beyond the distorting effects caused by looking through the Earth's atmosphere. Aided by stunning photography from Hubble, this book describes how Hubble gathers imagery and transmits it to Earth and discusses the telescope's top discoveries. It also explores the stormy weather on our solar system's planets and moons,star clusters, nebulas and the Milky Way Galaxy, star nurseries and Hubble's glimpses of distant galaxies in deep space."--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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  • The Struggle to Be Strong: True Stories by Teens About Overcoming Tough Times

    The Struggle to Be Strong: True Stories by Teens About Overcoming Tough Times

    "In first-person narratives, teen writers discuss overcoming obstacles in their lives, including new stories about social media and gender identity. Readers learn seven resiliencies needed to survive and thrive. Sections after stories offer opportunities for personal reflection and discussion. A corresponding leader's guide providing lesson plans is available"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade

    The Transatlantic Slave Trade

    Harris, Duchess

    "The Transatlantic Slave Trade looks at the history of the global trade that took millions of Africans captive and shipped them across the Atlantic Ocean to work as slaves, and it explores the impact and legacy of that trade today."-- (11/20/2019 3:25:41 AM)

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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