• The Girl With the White Flag: A Spellbinding Account of Love and Courage in Wartime Okinawa

    The Girl With the White Flag: A Spellbinding Account of Love and Courage in Wartime Okinawa

    Higa, Tomiko

    "Separated from her family in the confusion and horror of World War II, seven-year-old Tomiko Higa struggles to survive on the battlefield of Okinawa, Japan. There, as some of the fiercest fighting of the war rages around her, she must live alone, with nothing to fall back on but her own wits and daring. Fleeing from encroaching enemy forces, searching desperately for her lost sisters, taking scraps of food from the knapsacks of dead soldiers, risking death at every turn, Tomiko somehow finds the strength and courage to survive."--Amazon.com.

    Format: Book - 2013

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • Health Tech: The Apps and Gadgets Redefining Wellness

    Health Tech: The Apps and Gadgets Redefining Wellness

    Medical technology makes U.S. live longer, and new developments in the field are changing our perspectives on health and longevity. Health tech encompasses everything from apps that track the number of steps we take to the AI some doctors now use to diagnose their patients. This collection of articles investigates the ways in which health technology improves our lives, and exposes fraudulent claims that are too good to be true. From robots that perform surgery to virtual reality-powered therapy, health technology is the wave of the future. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Give Us the Vote!: Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot

    Give Us the Vote!: Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot

    Rubin, Susan Goldman

    Contains an extensive view of suffrage from the Founding Fathers to the 19th Amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to today's voter suppression controversies, and explains the barriers people of color, Indigenous people, and immigrants face. -- amazon.com

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • The Impact of Slavery in America

    The Impact of Slavery in America

    Harris, Duchess

    "Explores the present-day repercussions of slavery on US society, including in housing, education, health care, and the justice system"--Publisher's website.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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  • How Slaves Built America

    How Slaves Built America

    Harris, Duchess

    "Delves into the history of how slave labor helped build the US economy and many historic structures, as well as how people benefited in different ways from the practice of slavery"--Publisher's website.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 5 on 5 copies

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  • Futureface: A Family Mystery, A Search for Identity, and the Truth About Belonging

    Futureface: A Family Mystery, A Search for Identity, and the Truth About Belonging

    Wagner, Alex

    "The story of a journalist who travels the world to solve the mystery of her ancestry, facing questions about American identity and what it means to belong. Adapted for young readers from the adult memoir."--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life

    Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life

    Van Draanen, Wendelin

    "Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer, but thirty books later, she's convinced that writing saved her life. Or, at least, saved her from a life of bitterness and despair. Writing helped her sort out what she thought and felt and wanted. And digging deep into fictional characters helped her understand the real people in her life better as well."--Amazon.com.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • This Book Is Anti-racist

    This Book Is Anti-racist

    Jewell, Tiffany

    "Learn about identities, true histories, and anti-racism work ... This book is written so young people will feel empowered to stand up to the adults in their lives. This book will give them the language and ability to understand racism and a drive to undo it"-- Cover.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 13 on 12 copies

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  • Moe Berg, the Spy Behind Home Plate

    Moe Berg, the Spy Behind Home Plate

    Grey, Vivian

    Traces the life of a man who managed two successful careers, as a baseball players, and a secret agent during World War II.

    Format: Book - 1996

    Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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  • Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights

    Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights

    Goldstone, Lawrence

    "Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote? In a bitter partisan fight over the legislature and Constitution, the answer eventually became yes, though only after two constitutional amendments, two Reconstruction Acts, two Civil Rights Acts, three Enforcement Acts, the impeachment of a president, and an army of occupation. Yet, even that was not enough to ensure that African American voices would be heard, or their lives protected. White supremacists loudly and intentionally prevented black Americans from voting -- and they were willing to kill to do so. In this vivid portrait of the systematic suppression of the African American vote, critically acclaimed author Lawrence Goldstone traces the injustices of the post-Reconstruction era through the eyes of incredible individuals, both heroic and barbaric, and examines the legal cases that made the Supreme Court a partner of white supremacists in the rise of Jim Crow. Though this is a story of America's past, Goldstone brilliantly draws direct links to today's creeping threats to suffrage in this important and, alas, timely book"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 9 copies

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