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Books are for reading, and reading is good for you (whether you like to or not), and has value beyond self-improvement. (someone writing this email just went to a Professional Development event about the cultural and educational value of reading)....
Fiction builds empathy, so here's a lot of fiction to feel good about:
Let's start with endings: two long awaited series finales. The last book of Stephanie Garber's
and the final book of the
Arc of a Scythe
, by Neal Shusterman. The latter series is highly recommended. Not an ending, but a continuation, is
A Dream So Dark
by L.L. McKinney, sequel to
A Blade So Black.
is Thanhha Lai's YA debut about a family separated while fleeing the Viet Nam war to Texas.
The Grief Keeper,
by Alexandra Villasante, is also a tale of immigration, where Marisol, fleeing El Salvador is allowed to stay in the United States on the condition that she become a vessel for the grief of others.
Leigh Bardugo (whose
world is coming soon to a streaming service near your screens) has her first non-YA novel,
The Ninth House,
magical realism and murder among the secret societies of the Ivy League elite.
Kingdom of Souls
by Rena Barron, is the next addition to the growing body of African-influenced fantasy writing.
Burying My Dead
is a mystery, centered around Lone Fir Cemetery, by local author Bettie Denny.
is a Schneider Family Award-winner, and #ownvoices story about a young man with Tourette syndrome.
You're Welcome Universe
or of young relationships may be interested in
The Silence Between Us,
by Alison Gervais. And those who enjoyed
The Hate U Give
All American Boys
will want to look into Kekla Magoon's (
How it Went Down)
Light It Up
, a series of vignettes in the aftermath of a police shooting. For those hardy few who liked our past two years' summer reading options, the short story collection
Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance
(edited by Bethany C. Morrow, with stories by Jason Reynolds, Samira Ahmed, Keah Brown, Darcie Little Badger, and others) is sure to resonate.
Ann Davila Cardinal's
and Jennifer Mathieu's (
The Liars of Mariposa Island
both take place on islands in the Caribbean. One is a supernatural murder mystery, the other an inter-generational tale of the meaning of truth and the power and danger of family.
Barely Missing Everything
(Latinx coming of age) and Kim Liggett's
The Grace Year
(a dystopian dark-fairy tale with a feminist message) are both on the list of titles for Oregon's "Mock Prinz" competition (wherein readers try to forecast what book will win the Prinz Award this year).
Noted Science Fiction/Fantasist Gene Wolfe passed away in April, we've added the two volumes of his 4-part
of the New Sun
Shadow & Claw,
Sword & Citadel
) which are subtly laced with Catholicism (as I've been learning while reading this
great series of Read Throughs on Tor publishing's website
Pair Ariel Kaplan's novel
We Regret to Inform You: an Overachiever's Guide to College Rejection
with Paul Tough's non-fiction book on college (
The Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us)
And, for more Non-Fiction,filed under "Ask and Ye Shall Recieve* " we've added titles about...
Photography and Design (
Mastering Portrait Photography; Graphic Design: the New Basics; The Flash Book; Arbus Friedlander, Winograd)
Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students,
and the DVD
ART 21: Art in the 21st Century, seasons 1-6)
Math and Pedagogy, and secretly Growth Mindset (
Mathematical Mindsets: unleashing students' potential;
and also Jo Boaler's
Limitless Mind: Learn, lead, and live without barriers)
Holocaust Diaries, (
Salvaged Pages; We are Witnesses)
(provided the requests are useful and relevant to the curriculum and make sense as a resource available to all, and within the budget)
Other titles of current professional or popular interest include:
How to Read the Constitution, and Why
by Kim Wehle,
two more books on the conversations about Racism (as we prepare for our own diversity conference):
White Fragility: Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism
by Robin DiAngelo, and
Not Light But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom,
by Matthew Kay, (and, coming soon,
Towards Humanity: Shifting the Culture of Anti Racism Organizing
by Tawana Petty (which was mentioned in one of the sessions at our conference at Jesuit last month)
Poet Nikki Grimes' memoir in verse
The Perfect Assessment System,
by Richard Stiggins, which is quite a skinny book, so if it works, let me know!
All this plus very cool infographic maps
(Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds)
, biographies of young Saints (
Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints)
classic Vietnamese literature in translation (
The song of Kîèu : a new lament),
and a super in-depth, illustrated and infographic-ed, analysis of the 3-pointer in modern basketball (
Sprawlball: a Visual tour of the New Era of the NBA
As always, here is the full list (come to the Library to take them!)
Grammar Girl presents the ultimate writing guide for students
Letter to a suffering church : a bishop speaks on the sexual abuse crisis
Barron, Robert, 1959-
Ablaze : stories of daring teen saints
White fragility : why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism
DiAngelo, Robin J.
How to read the Constitution and why
Limitless mind : learn, lead, and live without barriers
Boaler, Jo, 1964-
The perfect assessment system
Stiggins, Richard J.
The years that matter most : how college makes or breaks us
Mathematical mindsets : unleashing students' potential through creative math, inspiring messages and innovative teaching
Boaler, Jo, 1964-
Mastering portrait photography
Paul Wilkinson, (Photographer); Sarah Plater.
Graphic design : the new basics
The flash book : how to fall hopelessly in love with your flash, and finally start taking the type of images you bought it for in the first place
Arbus, Friedlander, Winogrand : New documents, 1967
Meister, Sarah Hermanson,
Ordinary hazards : a memoir
The song of Kîèu : a new lament = Truŷẹn Kîèu : (Đoạn Trừơng Tân Thanh
Nguŷẽn, Du, 1765-1820.
Brilliant maps for curious minds : 100 new ways to see the world
Wright, Ian (Blogger),
We are witnesses : five diaries of teenagers who died in the Holocaust
[edited] by Jacob Boas.
Salvaged Pages : Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust
collected and edited by Alexandra Zapruder.
DVD 709.04 ART
Art 21. Seasons 1-6 art in the twenty-first century.
Kingdom of souls
Cardinal, Ann Dávila,
Choi, Mary H. K.
The silence between us
We regret to inform you
Kaplan, A. E.
The grace year
Light it up
The liars of Mariposa Island
A dream so dark
McKinney, L. L. (Leatrice L.)
Barely missing everything
Say say say : a novel
On a scale of 1 to 10
Scott, Ceylan, 1997-
The grief keeper
Sword & citadel
PROF 370.117 KAY
Not light, but fire : how to lead meaningful race conversations in the classroom
Kay, Matthew R., 1983-
Take the mic : fictional stories of everyday resistance
edited by Bethany C. Morrow.
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