• Obviously: Stories From My Timeline

    Obviously: Stories From My Timeline

    Hughes, Akilah

    In Akilah Hughes's world, family--and life--are often complicated, but always funny. Through intimate and hilarious essays, Akilah takes readers along on her journey from the small Kentucky town where she was born--and eventually became a spelling bee champ and 15-year-old high school graduate--to New York City, where she took careful steps to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer and performer. Like Tiffany Haddish's The Last Black Unicorn or Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? for the YA set, Akilah pens revealing and laugh-out-loud funny essays about her life, covering everything from her racist fifth grade teacher, her struggles with weight and acne, her failed attempts at joining the cheerleading team, how to literally get to New York (hint: for a girl on a budget, it may include multiple bus transfers) and exactly how to "make it" once you finally get there.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 10 on 5 copies

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  • Sioux Code Talkers of World War II

    Sioux Code Talkers of World War II

    Page, Andrea M.

    In World War II, code making and code breaking reached a feverish peak. The fabled Enigma cipher had been broken, and all sides were looking for a secure, reliable means of communication. Many have heard of the role of the Navajo Code Talkers, but less well-known are the Sioux Code Talkers, who used the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota dialects. The great-niece of John Bear King, who served in the First Cavalry as a Sioux Code Talker, Andrea Page explores not only the importance of the indigenous peoples to the war but also their culture and values. Follow the seven Sioux who put aside a long history of prejudice against their people and joined the fight against Japan: John Bear King, Eddie Eagle Boy, Walter C. John, Philip "Stoney" LaBlanc, Baptiste Pumpkin Seed, Guy Rondell, and Edmund St. John.

    Format: Book - 2017

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Things That Make White People Uncomfortable: Adapted for Young Adults

    Things That Make White People Uncomfortable: Adapted for Young Adults

    Bennett, Michael

    Presents a young readers adaptation of the book that uses humor to discuss racism and violence, denounce the NFL's abuses, and encourage black athletes in the NCAA and NFL to speak out against injustice both on and off the field.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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  • A Pirate's Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages

    A Pirate's Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages

    Duncombe, Laura Sook

    Pirates are an enduring popular subject, depicted often in songs, stories, and Halloween costumes. Yet the truth about pirate women--who they were, why they went to sea, and what their lives were really like--is seldom a part of the conversation. In this Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, A Pirate's Life for She tells the story of 16 women who through the ages who sailed alongside--and sometimes in command of--their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom. History has largely ignored these female swashbucklers, until now. Here are their stories, from ancient Norse princess Alfhild to Sayyida al-Hurra of the Barbary corsairs; from Grace O'Malley, who terrorized shipping operations around the British Isles during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; to Cheng I Sao, who commanded a fleet of 1,400 ships off China in the early 19th century. Author Laura Sook Duncombe takes an honest look at these women, acknowledging that they are not easy heroines: they are lawbreakers. A Pirate's Life for She tells their full stories, focusing on the reasons they became pirates. It is possible to admire the courage, determination, and skills these women possessed without endorsing her actions. These are the remarkable stories of women who took control of their own destinies in a world where the odds were against them, empowering young women to reach for their own dreams. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally

    One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally

    Anderson, Carol

    "In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice. Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2020 presidential election season"--Provided by publisher.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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  • Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus

    Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus

    "This heroic adventure book takes players from levels 1 to 13 as they journey through Baldur's Gate and into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells. The text introduces the infernal war machines to fifth edition D&D--battle-ready vehicles"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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  • Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die: The Complexities of Assisted Dying

    Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die: The Complexities of Assisted Dying

    Tate, Nikki

    "This nonfiction book for teens examines the complex issue of medical assistance in dying from multiple perspectives."--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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  • A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust

    A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust

    Marrin, Albert

    Story of a Polish Jewish doctor who, during World War II, turned down multiple opportunities for escape, standing by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing them in their Sabbath finest, he led their march to the trains and ultimately perished with his children in Treblinka.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company

    The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company

    Keay, John

    A history of the English East India company. During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into "the grandest society of merchants in the universe". As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. Without it there would have been no British India and no British Empire. In a tapestry ranging from Southern Africa to north-west America, and from the reign of Elizabeth I to that of Victoria, bizarre locations and roguish personality abound. From Bombay to Singapore and Hong Kong the political geography of today is, in some respects, the result of the Company. This book looks at the history of the East India Company.

    Format: Book - 1993

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • A Long Way to School: A Story of Overcoming Challenges and Never Giving up : A Leadership Book for Young Readers

    A Long Way to School: A Story of Overcoming Challenges and Never Giving up : A Leadership Book for Young Readers

    Nimenya, Seconde

    "A Long Way to School tells the remarkable life story of Seconde Nimenya, a woman who grew up in Africa, and her relentless fight to get an education. This is an inspirational story of courage, perseverance and overcoming the adversities in life, written to inspire middle and high school age readers to overcome the challenges in their own lives. This is a story that will inspire and motivate young people on how to find their inner strengths and determination in achieving goals. In return, they will grow to be good leaders and inspire their local and global communities with a positive attitude and a newfound wisdom."-- Amazon.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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