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NEW BOOKS to help you Spring Forward...
by Nic Netzel on
Information and Media Literacy
Sure, we lost an hour this weekend, but these NEW BOOKS in the library are 100% guaranteed* to help you make up for it, and propel you forward towards enjoyment, education, and excellence...
In honor of people who are Women (and also of Women's History Month) we add bell hooks'
feminism is for everybody
, as well as
The Feminism Book
(Big Ideas, Simply Explained), and in preparation for National Poetry Month (April),
the witch doesn't burn in this one
, a collection by poet amanda lovelace. In non-fiction, we add
Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
Other books by and about women include two from Renee Watson (
Piecing Me Toghther)
: a reprint of her debut,
What Momma Left Me
, and ,
Watch Us Rise
(co-written with Ellen Hagan), a story of two best friends and their Intersectional-Feminist club. We also have Angie Thomas'
On the Come Up
, set in Garden Heights, just like
The Hate U Give
that one is checked out already, but we'll be ordering more).
On student recommendation we've added
Trail of Lightning
, by Rebecca Roanhorse, the first volume of a new series (The Sixth World) set in a post-climate-apocalypse world with a Native American woman monster-hunter as the lead character.
We've also completed our set of next year's Oregon Battle of the Books list:
Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein
(an illustrated novel-in-verse),
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik
(Hypnotism, Surrealism, Diagrams), and Portland-local Emily Suvada's
This Mortal Coil
(book 1 of a series, genetics, technology, apocalypse! (also "coil" is another word for "spring").
We also add TWO winners of the ALA's Schneider Family Award (
honoring a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for children and young adults).
Five Flavors of Dumb
(by Antony John, 2011 Winner) about a young deaf woman trying to manage the rock band "Dumb" to stardom, and
Anger is a Gift
( by Mark Oshiro, 2019 winner) about an Oakland teen coping with panic attacks, and life, after his father's death.
Another award worthy title is Printz Honor book,
A Heart in a Body in the World,
by Deb Caletti, about a young woman on a transcontinental run trying to work through a recent life tragedy.
All this plus ...
6 copies (for classroom reading), from Shane Claiborne (last month's Guest Speaker), of his book on the death penalty,
as well as two other soon-to-be-cataloged books he donated.
The last volume for the D&D Club,
The Dungeon Master's Guide.
The Perils of Perception: Why We're Wrong about Nearly Everything
(psychology! statistics! survey analysis! self-delusion!) by Bobby Duffy
Another book set in Leigh Bardugo's "Grishaverse" (coming soon to streaming television) world (
King of Scars)
Lynda Barry's comics creation course
Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor
More murder mystery from McManus (
Two Can Keep a Secret...
....and other great titles from the Junior Library Guild
So please, get a spring in your step, come visit us in the library, and have a read... (
see HERE for an archive of past NEW BOOKS announcements
The perils of perception : why we're wrong about nearly everything
Under pressure : confronting the epidemic of stress and anxiety in girls
Damour, Lisa, 1970-
The feminism book
Hannah McCann, consultant editor.
Feminism is for everybody : passionate politics
hooks, bell, 1952-
Battles that changed history
senior editors, Hugo Wilkinson, Andrew Szudek.
The associates : four capitalists who created California
Rayner, Richard, 1955-
Brain on fire : my month of madness
The inventor and the tycoon : a Gilded Age murder and the birth of moving pictures
Ball, Edward, 1959-
Hamilton : the revolution
Miranda, Lin-Manuel, 1980-
Dungeon master's guide.
The witch doesn't burn in this one
The untold history of the United States. Volume 2, 1945-1962
Too late to die young : nearly true tales from a life
Johnson, Harriet McBryde.
Obama, Michelle, 1964-
DVD DRAMA DEVIL
The Devil's backbone El Espinazo del Diablo
Sony Pictures Classics.
Five flavors of Dumb
The strange fascinations of Noah Hypnotik
Arnold, David, 1981-
King of scars
A heart in a body in the world
Kingdom of the blazing phoenix
Dao, Julie C.
Picture us in the light
Gilbert, Kelly Loy.
The autobiography of an ex-colored man
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938.
Mudbound : a novel
Jordan, Hillary, 1963-
Mary's monster : love, madness, and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein
Two can keep a secret
McManus, Karen M.
Anger is a gift
Trail of lightning
Of mice and men
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
This mortal coil
On the come up
Watch us rise
What Momma left me
GNOV 808.02 BAR
Syllabus : notes from an accidental professor
Barry, Lynda, 1956-
American Indian stories
*Mr. Netzel has no qualifications or evidence to back up this guarantee
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