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by Nic Netzel on 2018-05-02T20:00:00-07:00 in General Interest | Comments

The Global Due Date (when all books are due back to the Library) is in effect, but that doesn't mean you can't just keep checking out books if you Act Now!

 
Taking Action is an important part of working for Social Justice, and we've seen the power of Students (and others) taking Action many times this year, both in the news, and in our community.
 
Action taken in the name of Feminism for and by women: The Radical Element: 12 stories of Debutants & Other Dauntless Girls,  and Here We Are: 44 voices, write, draw, and speak about Feminism for the Real World both contain multiple stories that illustrate (sometimes literally illustrate)  the realities of being a woman.  
 
Some acts for justice can be small-scale and self published... like 'zines (Whatcha' Mean, What's a 'zine?)  and, some of you may not know that Carrie Brownstein didn't come out of "Nowhere" to be on  Portlandiashe has also been a member of the Riot Grrrl band Sleater-Kinney for almost 25 years. Her memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is now a part of our collection.  Sarah Jamila Stevenson's novel The Latte Girls tells the story of young women who have the moxie to start a nationwide multi-racial women's movement. The Astonishing Color of After, by Emily X. R. Pan, is the magical/realistic story of Asian/White, American/Taiwanese, Leigh Chen Sanders' search for her late mother's spirit. Sonia Manzano (who is more than just the woman who played "Maria" on Sesame Street) also pens a tale of young latinx women acting for justice in 1969 New York.
 
Father Gregory Boyle, S.J. is a man whose life is devoted to action.  The library already has copies of his books Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir, but we have also added both a book (G-Dog and the Homeboys) and a documentary (G-Dog)  about his work with Los Angeles based "Homeboy Industries," the largest gang intervention program in the world.
 
Justice is not just a system of laws and punishment, though the "Justice" "System" often results in prison terms.  Find a story of one man's experiences in Shaka Senghor's memoir Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison.  Justice can be sought in ways that are not retributive, but instead are Restorative, involving mediation with Victim and Offender. See  The Big Book of Restorative Justice for ways to build peace instead of punishment.
 
Technically Wrong: sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech looks at ways in which our digital/AI future may be perpetuation structures of injustice, even as it has power to bring people together.
Comics and graphic novels can illustrate action in a way that plain words can't, and our sequential art collection is growing to support that fact: When the Rules aren't Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism,by Leslie Tolf, and illustrated by 7 other amazing women, is a fun look at activism in the last 150 years. Abina and the Important Men is the story, based on actual transcripts, of the 1876 trial of an African "Slave" woman named Abina (despite slavery's supposed end in Great Britain). It also includes extensive background text, primary documents, and other information about issues of race, gender, and colonialism in the 19th century.  She Changed Comics is an anthology of short biographies of important women in the history of the comics medium and industry.  Harvey Pekar's (and others') Students for a Democratic Society: a Graphic History draws attention to activist organizations in the 1960s (much like how the SNCC features in The Silence of our Friends)
APB: Artists against Police Brutality, and  I Am Alphonso Jones, (w Forward by Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy)   are comics that examine perspectives and presentations of Racial Injustice : one is anthology in a varietiy of genres, the other a fictional (yet all too real) story, and Tyler Johnson Was Here, is a text novel that gives another voice to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
There must be a rule that books featuring basketball prominently have to have black silhouette's on an orange cover: you can tell Randy Bray's After the Shot Drops and Kwame Alexander's  Rebound apart because the latter is a novel-in-verse with some pages of comics. Both are about difficult choices and their results. Both have received starred reviews and praise from respected authors.
The Oregon Battle of the Books list for 2018 is complete, and the library now has copies of all books: Unspoken, by Sarah Rees Brennan, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys,  Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, and Heist Society, by Ally Carter  join  The Hate U Give,  Piecing Me Together and  5 others in our collection.  Ms. Anderson heads up the OBOB crew, so see her if you're interested in some more summer reading. 
 
Those of us interested in education, diversity, and justice  will have some great professional development reading options from "Rethinking Schools" soon (thanks Koty!), but have access to  Start Where You Are, But Don't Stay There: understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today's classrooms, by H. Richard Milner  right now! (and, just in case math teachers think that reading and thinking about social justice isn't related to their curricula  (not our math teachers... just other ones out in the world )) here's another plug for Rethinking Mathematics: teaching social justice by the numbers.
If you traveled to the Latinx conference last month with David Blue, and enjoyed Francisco Jimenez (and can't read Spanish to take advantage of the copies the library already had), we have his Breaking Through, and Taking Hold (in English). If you're already missing National Poetry Month and want a Novel-in-Verse about being a young latina poet (with a cover blurb by Jason Reynolds, co author of All-American Boys)have a look at The Poet X.
 
Action for Justice and against Injustice is intricately tied to issues of Diversity and Identity (it's very hard to separate the two).  Dress Codes for Small Towns, by Courtney Stevens, and Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala  both deal with Gender and Sexual Identity themes
 
If you have the feeling that reading about Acts of Justice is in your future... you have good instincts, but if you'd also like to read in other directions, we have new options for you as well.
Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World   and Emotional Success: the power of gratitude, compassion and Pride (David DeSteno) both embody characteristics of those who act for justi... wait, I said we were going to look at other options....   Thornhill, is a beautifully illustrated mystery novel.  El Deafo, by CeCe Bell, is an award winning (Newberry Honor) graphic memoir about growing up deaf.  If you want an off-beat tale of friendship, try Guy in Real Life, and if you want a modern day re-telling of Beowulf set in a high school  try Grendel's Guide to Love and War For a new voice in courtly political fantasy intrigue, Dhonielle Clayton's  The Belles has been widely publicized and praised.
 
All these, plus the third books in  highly acclaimed series (Tool of War, by Paolo Bacigalupi; Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson), A Modern History of Japan (because our current books of history on Japan are very not Modern), short stories from pulitzer prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Refugees) some scary movies, and books on:  Hermits (The Stranger in the Woods), North Korea (The Girl with 7 Names),  a novel by a CCHS Parent given to the library by her daughter as a Mother's Day gift in her honor (The Girl from OTO, by Amy Maroney), a faculty request (A Still and Quiet Conscience), and Jellyfish (Spineless). What'd I miss?
 
So, take the action of visiting your library space, and Just Read.  Here's the whole list.
 
Call Number Title Author
152.4 DES Emotional success : the power of gratitude, compassion, and pride DeSteno, David.
241.671 MOU Uncommon decency : Christian civility in an uncivil world Mouw, Richard J.
259.5 FRE G-dog and the homeboys : Father Greg Boyle and the gangs of East Los Angeles Fremon, Celeste.
282.092 MCC A still and quiet conscience : the archbishop who challenged a pope, a president, and a church McCoy, John A.
303.48 WAC Technically wrong : sexist apps, biased algorithms, and other threats of toxic tech Wachter-Boettcher, Sara.
305.42 JEN Here we are : feminism for the real world edited by Kelly Jensen.
306.362 KON African world histories : Transatlantic Africa, 1440-1888 Konadu, Kwasi.
323 MIL Start where you are, but don't stay there : understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today's classrooms Milner, H. Richard, IV.
364.68 ZEH The big book of restorative justice : four classic justice & peacebuilding books Howard Zehr.
378.198  PEK Students for a Democratic Society : a graphic history Pekar, Harvey.
593.53 BER Spineless : the science of jellyfish and the art of growing a backbone Berwald, Juli.
615.5 WOO DK encyclopedia of healing therapies Woodham, Anne.
741.5 SHE She changed comics : the untold story of the women who changed free expression in comics presented by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
814.54 LEG No time to spare : thinking about what matters Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
863.2 JIM Breaking through Jiménez, Francisco, 1943-
863.92 JIM Taking hold : from migrant childhood to Columbia University Jiménez, Francisco, 1943-
952.025 GOR A modern history of Japan : from Tokugawa times to the present Gordon, Andrew, 1952-
978 HIL The Oregon Trail, yesterday and today : a brief history and pictorial journey along the wagon tracks of pioneers Hill, William E.
AUD FIC TAN The Joy Luck Club

 
Tan, Amy.
B BRO Hunger makes me a modern girl : a memoir Brownstein, Carrie, 1974-
B KNI The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the last true hermit Finkel, Michael.
B LEE The girl with seven names : escape from North Korea Lee, Hyeonseo.
B SEN Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in an American prison Senghor, Shaka.
DVD 259.5 G-DOG G-DOG  
DVD 631.531 SEED Seed : the untold story  
DVD DRAMA GETOUT Get out  
DVD FIC ONE One flew over the cuckoo's nest

 
 
FIC ACE The poet X Acevedo, Elizabeth.
FIC ALB The Hazel Wood : a novel Albert, Melissa.
FIC ALE Rebound Alexander, Kwame.
FIC BAC Tool of war Bacigalupi, Paolo.
FIC BER Going places Berla, Kathryn, 1952-
FIC BRE Unspoken Brennan, Sarah Rees.
FIC BRE Guy in real life Brezenoff, Steven.
FIC CAR Heist society Carter, Ally.
FIC CHR Cards on the table Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
FIC CHR The hollow : a Hercule Poirot mystery Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
FIC CHR Murder in the Mews Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
FIC CLA The Belles Clayton, Dhonielle.
FIC COH Sam & Ilsa's last hurrah Cohn, Rachel.
FIC COL Tyler Johnson was here Coles, Jay.
FIC IWE Speak no evil : a novel Iweala, Uzodinma.
FIC KAP Grendel's guide to love and war Kaplan, A. E.
FIC MAN The revolution of Evelyn Serrano Manzano, Sonia.
FIC MAR The girl from OTO Maroney, Amy,.
FIC PAN The astonishing color of after : a novel Pan, Emily X. R.
FIC RIB After the shot drops Ribay, Randy.
FIC SAN Oathbringer Sanderson, Brandon,
FIC SEP Salt to the sea : a novel Sepetys, Ruta.
FIC SMI Hellwalkers Smith, Alexander Gordon, 1979-
FIC SMY Thornhill

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