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100 Women Who Shaped World History - Gail M. Rolka
Call Number: 920.72 ROLKA/O
ISBN: 0912517069
Publication Date: 1994
Provides capsule views of 100 outstanding women who changed the course of world history, beginning with Queen Makare Hatshepsut and concluding with Rigoberta Menchu.

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Aloud! - Miguel Algarin (Editor)
Call Number: 811.54 ALOUD
ISBN: 0805032754
Publication Date: 1994
A multicultural selection of contemporary poems by Puerto Rican and other poets who meet at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City.

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American Dragons - Laurence Yep; Kam Mak (Illustrator)
Call Number: 810.808 AMERIC
ISBN: 0064406032
Publication Date: 1995
Includes short stories, poems, and excerpts from plays that relate what it is like growing up Asian American.

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And the Band Played On - Randy Shilts
Call Number: 362.196 SHILT/A
ISBN: 0312374631
Publication Date: 2007
An examination of the AIDS crisis critiques the federal government for its inaction, health authorities for their greed, and scientists for their desire for prestige in the face of the AIDS pandemic, in a twentieth anniversary edition of the acclaimed exposé.

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Asian America - Roger Daniels
Call Number: 973.049 DANIE/A
ISBN: 9780295970189
Publication Date: 1988

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Asian-American Literature - Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Call Number: 810.808 ASIAN
ISBN: 0844217441
Publication Date: 2000

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Bendíceme, Ultima - Rudolfo A. Anaya; Alicia Smithers (Translator)
Call Number: 813.54 ANAYA/B
ISBN: 0446601772
Publication Date: 1994
Antonio Marez tiene seis años cuando Última viene a quedarse con su familia. Última es una curandera, una persona que cura con hierbas y magia. Bajo su protección, Antonio va a explorar las ataduras de la familia que le rasgan y comprometen, y se va a descrubrir a si mismo en los secretos mágicos y el pasado pagano--legado mítico tan palpable como el catolicismo de América Latina.
In Spanish.

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Bless Me, Ultima - Rudolfo Anaya
Call Number: 813.54 ANAYA/B
ISBN: 0446675369
Publication Date: 1999
Chronicles the story of an alienated New Mexico boy who seeks an answer to his questions about life in his relationship with Ultima, a magical healer.
English edition

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Black Leaders of the Nineteenth Century - Leon F. Litwack (Editor); August Meier (Editor)
Call Number: 973.049 BLACK
ISBN: 0252062132
Publication Date: 1988
Biographical studies of Richard Allen, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Mary Ann Shadd, John Mercer Langston, Henry Highland Garnet, Martin Robison Delany, Peter Humphries Clark, Blanche Kelso Bruce, Robert Brown Elliott, Holland Thompson, Alexander Crummell, Henry McNeal Turner, William Henry Steward, Isaiah T. Montgomery, and Mary Church Terrell.

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Black Women in White America - Gerda Lerner (Editor)
Call Number: 973.049 BLACK
ISBN: 0679743146
Publication Date: 1992
"In this fine collection of rare documentary sources, many of them previously unpublished, African-American women in their rich diversity speak of themselves, their lives, their ambitions, their struggles. Theirs are stores of oppression and survival, of family and community self-help, of inspiring heroism and grass-roots organizational continuity in the face of racism, economic hardship, and, far too often, violence. In the spirit of the slave mother who counseled her daughter, "Fight, and if you can't fight, kick; if you can't kick, then bite, " black women resisted sexual abuse and economic oppression, cared for black children and neighbors, and organized for survival and political power. Their vivid accounts, their strong and insistent voices, make for inspiring reading, enriching our understanding of the American past" -- from book cover.

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Black Women Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement - Zita Allen
Call Number: 323.092 ALLEN/B
ISBN: 0531112713
Publication Date: 1996
An overview of the important contributions which African American women made to the civil rights movement.

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The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
Call Number: 813.54 MORRI/B
ISBN: 0452282195
Publication Date: 1994
Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl in an America whose love for blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, prays for her eyes to turn blue, so that she will be beautiful, people will notice her, and her world will be different.

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Born Confused - Tanuja Desai Hidier
Call Number: 813.6 DESAI/B
ISBN: 9780439510110
Publication Date: 2003
Seventeen-year-old Dimple, whose family is from India, discovers that she is not Indian enough for the Indians and not American enough for the Americans, as she sees her hypnotically beautiful, manipulative best friend taking possession of both her heritage and the boy she likes.

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The Bridge Betrayed:religion and genocide in Bosnia - Michael A. Sells
Call Number: 949.703 SELLS/B
ISBN: 9780520206908
Publication Date: 1996
In this passionate yet carefully documented book, Sells draws on Balkan literature, unpublished United Nations reports, Internet postings, and personal contacts in the region to reveal for the first time the central role played by religious mythology and stereotyping in the Bosnian tragedy. Sells, himself of Serbian American descent, traces the cultural logic of genocide to the manipulation by contemporary nationalists of the ancient battle of Kosovo - in which the fallen Serb prince Lazar is viewed as a Christ figure and Muslims are portrayed as "Christ-Killers" who must be exterminated before the crucified Serb nation can be resurrected. He shows how intellectuals and clergy created a "Christoslavic" nationalism that viewed converts to Islam as traitors to the Slavic race and marked out their descendants for destruction. Sells also reveals how Western policy makers rewarded the perpetrators of the genocide and punished the victims. He concludes by explaining how the multireligious society of Bosnia served as a bridge between Christendom and Islam, symbolized by the now-destroyed ancient bridge at Mostar. In addition, he makes clear what is at stake, in the effort to preserve Bosnia, for the entire post-cold war world and especially for multireligious societies such as our own.

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Chicano! the history of the Mexican American civil rights movement - F. Arturo Rosales
Call Number: 973.046 ROSAL/C
ISBN: 9781558852013
Publication Date: 1997
Studies four major episodes in the history of the Mexican-American civil rights movement looking at efforts to enforce the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo; immigrant experiences with discrimination; the strides made by children of immigrants with no ties to Mexico; and the evolution of the Chicano Movement and its legacy.

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The Civil Rights Movement in America - Elaine Landau
Call Number: ESL 323.097 LANDA/C
ISBN: 9780531187654
Publication Date: 2003
Relates the history of race relations in the United States, focusing on the civil rights movement that began in 1954 with the Supreme Court ruling against segregation in public schools.

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The Color Purple - Alice Walker
Call Number: 813.54 WALKE/C
ISBN: 0671727796
Publication Date: 1985
The lives of two sister--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years.

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Como Agua para Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
Call Number: 863.64 ESQUI/C
ISBN: 0385721234
Publication Date: 1992
A bestseller in Mexico in 1990, this charming, imaginative, and just plain fun novel of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico includes unique recipes at the beginning of each chapter for a variety of traditional dishes.

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The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou - Maya Angelou
Call Number: 811.54 ANGEL/C
ISBN: 067942895X
Publication Date: 1994
For the first time, the complete collection of Maya Angelou's published poems-including "On the Pulse of Morning"--In a permanent collectible, handsome hardcover edition.

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The Contemporary Asian American Experience - Timothy P. Fong
Call Number: 973.049 FONG/C
ISBN: 9780131850613
Publication Date: 2008

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Courage after Fire - Suzanne Best; Paula Domenici; Bob Dole (Foreword by); Center for Women Policy Studies; Keith Armstrong
Call Number: 616.852 ARMST/C
ISBN: 9781569755136
Publication Date: 2006
The bravery displayed by our soldiers at war is commonly recognized. However, often forgotten is the courage required by veterans when they return home and suddenly face reintegration into their families, workplaces, and communities. Authored by three mental health professionals with many years of experience counseling veterans, this book provides strategies and techniques for this challenging journey home. It offers soldiers and their families a comprehensive guide to dealing with the all-too-common repercussions of combat duty, including posttraumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. It details state-of-the-art treatments for these difficulties and outlines specific ways to improve couple and family relationships. The book also offers tips on areas such as rejoining the workforce and reconnecting with children.
Also available in ebook format.


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The Desegregated Heart: a Virginian's stand in time of transition - Sarah Patton Boyle
Call Number: 323.119 BOYLE/D
ISBN: 1163699624
Publication Date: 1962

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The Dragons of Eden: speculations on the evolution of human intelligence - Carl Sagan
Call Number: 153 SAGAN/D
ISBN: 0394410459
Publication Date: 1977
Presents an overview of human evolution and discusses human and animal intelligence, the mechanisms of the brain, memory, sleep, myths and legends about evolution, and the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

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E's. - presented by Satoru Yuiga
Call Number: 895.635 YUIGA/E
ISBN: 4757509146
Publication Date: 2003
Graphic novel set in the future. People with psychic abilities turn thoughts into power.

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Ethnic America: a history - Thomas Sowell
Call Number: 973.04 SOWEL/E
ISBN: 0465020755
Publication Date: 1983
Traces the story of nine different ethnic groups in American society, discussing their various reactions to the American experience, cultural and historical backgrounds, patterns of difficulty, and modes of success.

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Fight in the Fields - Susan Ferriss; Ricardo Sandoval
Call Number: 331.88 CHAVE FERRI/F
ISBN: 0156005980
Publication Date: 1998
Tells the story of Cesar Chavez and his fight to win dignity and justice for migrant farm workers through the United Farm Workers union, and includes essays, letters, and poems contributed by men and women who participated on both sides of the struggle.

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The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Call Number: 823.914 ROY/G
ISBN: 9780060977498
Publication Date: 1998
The story of an Indian family during the 1969 Communist disturbances in Kerala province. It is told through the eyes of a boy and his sister who are the children of a rich rubber planter.

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The History of Sexuality - Michel Foucault; translated from the French by Robert Hurley
Call Number: 306.709 FOUCA/H
ISBN: 9780679724698
Publication Date: 1990

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Homosexuals in History - A. L. Rowse
Call Number: 306.766 ROWSE/H
ISBN: 9780786704231
Publication Date: 1997

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House Made of Dawn - N. Scott Momaday
Call Number: 813.54 MOMAD/H
ISBN: 0060931949
Publication Date: 1999
The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a proud stranger in his native land. He was a young American Indian named Abel, and he lived in two worlds. One was that of his father, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, the ecstasy of the drug called peyote. The other was the world of the twentieth century, goading him into a compulsive cycle of sexual exploits, dissipation, and disgust. Home from a foreign war, he was a man being torn apart, a man descending into hell.

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The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
Call Number: 813.54 CISNE/H
ISBN: 0679734775
Publication Date: 1991

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"I Thought People Like That Killed Themselves" lesbians, gay men, and suicide - Eric E. Rofes
Call Number: 362.28 ROFES/I
ISBN: 9780912516691
Publication Date: 1983

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Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison; R. Ellison
Call Number: 813.54 ELLIS/I
ISBN: 0808554123
Publication Date: 1995
In the course of his wanderings from a Southern Negro college to New York's Harlem, an American black man becomes involved in a series of adventures. Introduction explains circumstances under which the book was written. Ellison won the National Book Award for this searing record of a black man's journey through contemporary America.

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Is It a Choice? - Eric Marcus
Call Number: 306.766 MARCU/I
ISBN: 9780060832803
Publication Date: 2005
The answers to all the questions you've ever had about homosexuality but were afraid to ask are finally in one book, Is It a Choice ? In this newly revised and updated edition, Eric Marcus provides insightful, no-nonsense answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions about homosexuality. Offering frank insight on everything you've always wanted-and needed-to know about same-gender relationships, coming out, family roles, politics, and much more, including: How do you know if you're gay or lesbian? What should you do if your child is gay or lesbian? Do gay parents raise gay children? If you think a friend is gay or lesbian, what should you say? Why do gay men and women want to get married? What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

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The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
Call Number: 813.54 TAN/J
ISBN: 9780143038092
Publication Date: 2006
In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades.

 

 

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El Laberinto de la Soledad y Otras Obras - Octavio Paz Lozano
Call Number: 972.083 PAZ/L
ISBN: 9780140258837
Publication Date: 1997
In Spanish.

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Living in Spanglish: the search for Latino identity in America - Ed Morales
Call Number: 305.868 MORAL/L
ISBN: 9780312262327
Publication Date: 2002
"To be Latino in the United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has meant to fierce identification with roots, with forbears, with the language, art and food your people came here with. America is a patchwork of Hispanic sensibilities-from Puerto Rican nationalists in New York to more newly arrived Mexicans in the Rio Grande valley-that has so far resisted homogenization while managing to absorb much of the mainstream culture. Living in Spanglish delves deep into the individual's response to Latino stereotypes and suggests that their ability to hold on to their heritage, while at the same time working to create a culture that is entirely new, is a key component of America's future. In this book, Morales pins down a hugely diverse community-of Dominicans, Mexicans, Colombians, Cubans, Salvadorans and Puerto Ricans--that he insists has more common interests to bring it together than traditions to divide it. He calls this sensibility Spanglish, one that is inherently multicultural, and proposes that Spanglish 'describes a feeling, an attitude that is quintessentially American. It is a culture with one foot in the medieval and the other in the next century.' In Living in Spanglish, Ed Morales paints a portrait of America as it is now, both embracing and unsure how to face an onslaught of Latino influence. His book is the story of groups of Hispanic immigrants struggling to move beyond identity politics into a postmodern melting pot" -- BOOK JACKET.


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Making Gay History: the half-century fight for lesbian and gay equal rights - Eric Marcus
Call Number: 306.766 MARCU/M
ISBN: 9780060933913
Publication Date: 2002

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Making Trouble: essays on gay history, politics, and the university - John D'Emilio
Call Number: 306.766 DEMIL/M
ISBN: 9780415905107
Publication Date: 1992

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Multicultural American Literature: comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian American fictions - A. Robert Lee
Call Number: 810.992 LEE/M
ISBN: 9781578066445
Publication Date: 2003
"Multicultural American Literature covers the writing - in both fiction and autobiography - of Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian American authors including Ishmael Reed, Toni Morrison, Gerald Vizenor, Leslie Marmon Silko, Rudolfo Anaya, Sandra Cisneros, Maxine Hong Kingston and Jessica Hagedorn. Taking a cultural studies perspective. A Robert Lee recognises the context of politics and popular culture and draws on the visual as well as the literary spectrum."--BOOK JACKET.

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Native Son - Richard Wright
Call Number: 813.52 WRIGH/N
ISBN: 9780060837563
Publication Date: 2005
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Richard Wright's novel is just as powerful today as when it was written -- in its reflection of poverty and hopelessness, and what it means to be black in America.


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The Norton Anthology of African American Literature - Henry Louis Gates and Nellie Y. McKay (General Editors)
Call Number: 810.808 NORTON
ISBN: 9780393977783
Publication Date: 2004
The second edition of this landmark anthology brings together the work of 120 writers in the most comprehensive collection of African American writing available. Representing over 250 years of writing in all genres, the second edition offers eleven major works in their entirety. Nine writers are newly included, among them Jupiter Hammon, Martin Delany, Caryl Phillips, Colson Whitehead, and Harryette Mullen. The anthology opens with a generous section of blues, spirituals, jazz, hip-hop, sermons, and speeches, many of which are brought to life on the expanded two-CD set which includes vocal and instrumental pieces from ragtime to Motown, and twenty-four speeches, readings, and performances by powerful voices from Booker T. Washington to Rita Dove. With a general introduction by Henry Louis Gates Jr., updated period introductions, head-notes, and bibliographies, "The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, Second Edition," reflects the latest scholarship in this vibrant and varied literary tradition.

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The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: the traditions in English - Sandra M. Gilbert (Editor); Susan Gubar (Editor)
Call Number: 820.809 NORTON
ISBN: 9780393930153
Publication Date: 2007
V. 1. The Middle Ages through the turn of the century
V. 2. Early twentieth-century through contemporary.

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Now That You Know - Betty Fairchild; Nancy Hayward
Call Number: 306.766 FAIRC/N
ISBN: 9780156006057
Publication Date: 1998
Addresses the questions and doubts that trouble parents as they learn to acknowledge and accept their child's homosexuality.

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On the Harbor: from Black Friday to Nirvana - John C. Hughes (Editor); Ryan Teague Beckwith (Editor)
Call Number: 979.795 ONTHEH
ISBN: 9781932173505
Publication Date: 2005

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One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez; Gregory Rabassa (Translator)
Call Number: 863.64 GARCI/O
ISBN: 9780060883287
Publication Date: 2006
Tells the story of the Buendia family, set against the background of the evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town.


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Paper Dance: 55 Latino poets - Victor Hernández Cruz (Editor, Introduction by); Leroy V. Quintana; Virgil Suarez
Call Number: 811.54 PAPER
ISBN: 9780892552016
Publication Date: 1995
A collection of poetry from 55 Latinos/as. The first and still the most complete anthology of the best U.S. Latino and Latina poets from diverse origins in the Latin world: Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Paulo Freire; translated by Myra Bergman Ramos
Call Number: 370.115 FREIR/P
ISBN: 9780826412768
Publication Date: 2000
"The methodology of the late Paulo Freire, once considered such a threat to the established order that he was "invited" to leave his native Brazil, has helped to empower countless impoverished and illiterate people throughout the world. Freire's work has taken on especial urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is increasingly accepted as the norm." "With a substantive new introduction on Freire's life and the remarkable impact of this book by writer and Freire confidant and authority Donaldo Macedo, this anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed will inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come."--BOOK JACKET.
30th anniversary edition. English language edition.

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Persepolis 2: the story of a return - Marjane Satrapi
Call Number: 955.054 SATRA/P
ISBN: 9780375714665
Publication Date: 2004
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
Translated from the French.

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Queer in America: sex, the media, and the closets of power - Michelangelo Signorile
Call Number: 306.766 SIGNO/Q
ISBN: 9780299193744
Publication Date: 2003


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Safe Area Gorazde: the war in eastern Bosnia 1992-95 - Joe Sacco; Christopher Hitchens
Call Number: 949.703 SACCO/S
ISBN: 9781560974703
Publication Date: 2001
"Safe Area Gorazde is Joe Sacco's 240-page opus about the war in the former Yugoslavia. Sacco spent four months in Bosnia in 1995-1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories rarely found in conventional news coverage. The book focuses on the Muslim enclave of Gorazde, which was besieged by Bosnian Serbs during the war. Sacco spent four weeks in Gorazde, entering before the Muslims trapped inside had access to the outside world, electricity or running water. "

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Scientists Anonymous: great stories of women in science - Patricia Fara
Call Number: 500.82 FARA/S
ISBN: 9781840465747
Publication Date: 2005
Presents stories of famous and forgotten women in science whose discoveries have greatly impacted our world, discussing the resistance some experienced in their work and how views of women's education have changed since the seventeenth century.

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Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement - Sally Gregory McMillen
Call Number: 305.42 MCMIL/S
ISBN: 9780195182651
Publication Date: 2008

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The Souls of Black Folk - W.E.B. Dubois
Call Number: 973.049 DUBOI/S
ISBN: 9781416500414
Publication Date: 2005

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The State of Afro-American History: past, present, and future / - Darlene Clark Hine (Editor)
Call Number: 973.049 STATE
ISBN: 9780807115817
Publication Date: 1986
Essays presented at the American Historical Association conference held in Oct. 1983 at Purdue University.

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Stonewall - Martin B. Duberman
Call Number: 306.766 DUBER/S
ISBN: 9780525936022
Publication Date: 1993
The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village. At a little after one a.m. on the morning of June 28, 1969, the police carried out a routine raid on the bar. But it turned out not to be routine at all. Instead of cowering - the usual reaction to a police raid - the patrons inside Stonewall and the crowd that gathered outside the bar fought back against the police. The five days of rioting that followed changed forever the face of lesbian and gay life. In the years since 1969, the Stonewall riots have become the central symbolic event of the modern gay movement. Renowned historian and activist Martin Duberman now tells for the first time the full story of what happened at Stonewall, recreating in vivid detail those heady, sweltering nights in June 1969 and revealing a wealth of previously unknown material. This landmark book does even more: it unforgettably demonstrates that the Stonewall riots were not the beginning - just as they were certainly not the end - of the ongoing struggle for gay and lesbian rights.

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Sula - Toni Morrison
Call Number: 813.54 MORRI/S
ISBN: 9781400033430
Publication Date: 2004
In this novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal--or does it end?--From publisher description.

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Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice - Lee Anne Bell, Maurianne Adams, Pat Griffin (Editors)
Call Number: 370.115 TEACHI
ISBN: 9780415952002
Publication Date: 2007


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A Treasury of Asian Literature - John D. Yohannan (Editor)
Call Number: 890.8 TREASU
ISBN: 9780452011489
Publication Date: 1994
Collection prose, drama, poetry and scripture from the great cultures of Asia, including Arabia, Iran (Persia), India, China and Japan.

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Wāqwāq. 1 - Ryū Fujisaki
Call Number: 895.635 FUJIS/W
ISBN: 4088737660
Publication Date: 2005

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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Call Number: 305.42 ULRIC/W
ISBN: 9781400041596
Publication Date: 2007
"They didn't ask to be remembered," historian Ulrich wrote in 1976 about the pious women of colonial New England. And then she added a phrase that has since gained widespread currency: "Well-behaved women seldom make history." Today those words appear on T-shirts, bumper stickers, and more--but what do they really mean? Here, Ulrich ranges over centuries and cultures, from the fifteenth-century writer Christine de Pizan, who imagined a world in which women achieved power and influence, to the writings of nineteenth-century suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and twentieth-century novelist Virginia Woolf. She contrasts Woolf's imagined story about Shakespeare's sister with biographies of actual women who were Shakespeare's contemporaries. She uses daybook illustrations to look at women who weren't trying to make history, but did. Throughout, she shows how feminist historians, by challenging traditional accounts of both men's and women's histories, have stimulated more vibrant and better-documented accounts of the past.--From publisher description.

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When I Was Puerto Rican - Esmeralda Santiago
Call Number: 973.046 SANTI/W
ISBN: 9780306814525
Publication Date: 2006
[The author's] story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her warring parents and seven siblings led a life of uproar, but one full of love and tenderness as well. Growing up, Esmeralda learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of the tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. But just when Esmeralda seemed to have learned everything, she was taken to New York City, where the rules - and the language - were bewilderingly different. How Esmeralda overcame adversity, won acceptance to New York City's High School of Performing Arts, and then went on to Harvard, where she graduated with highest honors, is a record of a tremendous journey by a truly remarkable woman.-BooksInPrint.

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Women Artists in History - Wendy Slatkin
Call Number: 704.042 SLATK/W
ISBN: 9780130273192
Publication Date: 2001
A chronologically organized overview of female artists through the centuries, with 110 illustrations.

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Women Who Changed the World: fifty inspirational women who shaped history. - Smith Davies Publishing Staff
Call Number: 920.72 WOMEN
ISBN: 9781905204045
Publication Date: 2006
Progressing through history, from Cleopatra and Mary Magdalene to Madonna and Diana, Princess of Wales, each of these exceptional women's stories is told against the backdrop of the events of their time. For each, we learn of their achievements, backgrounds, characters and little-known details that make them ever more remarkable.

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Y No Se lo Trago la Tierra - Tomás Rivera
Call Number: 863.64 RIVER/Y
ISBN: 9781558851511
Publication Date: 1996
"...y no se lo tragó la tierra de Tomás Rivera nos presenta la vida de los campesinos de Texas durante la década de 1950 con todos sus pesares y alegrías. El narrador es un joven perdido en las sombras de la explotación laboral y la mistificación de su vida por las instituciones de la sociedad. Entre la constante migración y los choques con mayordomos y oficiales escolares tiene el joven que forjar su propia identidad. A la vez que se va enajenando de su sociedad, irónicamente la encuentra de nuevo y la abraza"--Forro.

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