Skip to main content

*Corrado Library at Central Catholic High School*: New Materials

Welcome to the Corrado Library

A New Crop of New Books for the New School Year

by Nic Netzel on 2019-08-26T08:00:00-07:00 in General Interest | Comments

Welcome back everyone!  I hope you had fruitful reading summers.  I was not disappointed in my choice of saving Black Enough  as my Summer Reading book. It ended up being my favorite of all of them.  I also finished 6 other books that had been on my to-read or to-finish list for quite a while.  Three of which are on display at my desk.

 These new books took seed over the summer, and are now ready to be harvested:
Our social justice mission is nourished by  Young Peoples Editions of : A Different Mirror: a History of Multicultural America,  An Indigenous Peoples' History of the US. and A Queer History of the US, as well as two copies of Sister Helen Prejean's memoir River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.  While our professional development mission is nourished with both How to be an Anti-Racist and Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi.
Our counseling departments may find interest in Modern Loss: Candid Conversations about Grief. Beginners Welcome, edited by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, which contains short, often illustrated essays by well known people on a variety of grief and grieving related topics.  We also had a larger than normal demand for  How to Survive Your Freshman Year last spring,  and since the copy I found pre-dated the iPhone, we now have the most current (2019) edition.
Sometimes you have to re-plant because the fruit has rusted on the vine, and other times  because the varmints ate your vegetables, so we've added replacement copies of Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (an OBoB book this year), as well as  the graphic novel  I Am Alphonso Jones  and Jay Coles' Tyler Johnson Was Here,  and a book about a famous racist crime in Portland, A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the rise of the American Neo-Nazi Movement in America.  Plus Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (because our copies fell apart).
Professional Growth for teachers is an important service of our library collection (as we want to avoid making the list of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers Edition), and titles of professional interest include Love the Questions: Reclaiming Research with Curiosity and Passion,   and Grading for Equity: What it is, and Why it Matters, and In Search of Deeper Learning: the Quest to Remake the American High School, and our all-faculty read Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain.
And Personal Growth is also supported with  Rising Strong, by Brene Brown, and  The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
No metaphor is needed for Renewable: the world-changing power of alternative energy.
Social Studies enthusiasts may find interest in How to Hide an Empire: a history of the Greater United States, a book with reminded me that our collection lacked a good, modern, history of the Philippines, and thus spurred the purchase of An Illustrated History of the Philippines. By request we have five copies of  The United States Constitution: a Graphic Adaptation and Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man.
New fiction is always the fastest growing section of our library, as it is also the most used.  Highlights include award contenders:  Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc,  a novel-in-verse by David Elliot (Bull), Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, two copies The Fire on High, a prose novel by last year's big winner Elisabeth Acevado (The Poet X)The Candle and the Flame, a Silk-Road fantasy by Nafiza Azad, and a whole lot more...
All that plus  Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind in both English and Spanish, books by authors from our Summer Reading Collections (Everlasting Rose, by Dhonielle Clayton), books that are on the Summer Reading List (It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime, adapted for Young Readers), Poetry (Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver and Ink Knows no Borders: Poetry of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience), and Native American/Indian studies (Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories, and  "All the real Indians died off" : and 20 other myths about Native Americans,  By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
The full list is below, and remember, its never too early to come visit the library and borrow our books!
Call Number Title Author
155.9 SOF Modern loss : candid conversation about grief : beginners welcome Soffer, Rebecca.
158 BRO Rising strong Brown, Brené.
232 CAN Jesucristo, el Santo de Dios Raniero Cantalamessa.
305.8 KEN How to be an antiracist Kendi, Ibram X.
305.8 LAN A hundred little Hitlers : the death of a Black man, the trial of a white racist, and the rise of the American neo-Nazi movement in America Langer, Elinor, 1939-
305.8 TAK A different mirror for young people : a history of multicultural America Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951-
305.8 TAK A different mirror : a history of multicultural America Takaki, Ronald T., 1939-2009.
306.76 BRO A queer history of the United States for young people Chevat, Richie.
333.79 SHE Renewable : the world-changing power of alternative energy Shere, Jeremy.
373.09 MEH In search of deeper learning : the quest to remake the American high school Mehta, Jal.
378.1 COW How to survive your freshman year Alison Leigh Cowan, editor ; created by Mark W. Bernstein & Yadin Kaufmann ; illustrations by Lisa Rothstein.
811.54 OLI Devotions : the selected poems of Mary Oliver Oliver, Mary, 1935-
811.608 INK Ink knows no borders : poems of the immigrant and refugee experience edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond.
909 HAR Sapiens : a brief history of humankind Harari, Yuval N.
909  HAR Sapiens : a brief history of humankind / Sp. ed. Harari, Yuval N.
959.9 CAN An illustrated history of the Philippines Canoy, Jose Raymund.
970 DUN An indigenous peoples' history of the United States for young people Reese, Debbie, 1959-
970.004 DUN "All the real Indians died off" : and 20 other myths about Native Americans Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1939-
973 IMM How to hide an empire : a history of the greater United States Immerwahr, Daniel, 1980-
973 LOE Lies my teacher told me : everything American history textbooks get wrong Loewen, James W.
973.91 MCE Down & out in the Great Depression : letters from the forgotten man edited by Robert S. McElvaine ; with a new foreword by the editor.
B BUR Strangers assume my girlfriend is my nurse Burcaw, Shane.
B NOA It's Trevor Noah : born a crime : stories from a South African childhood : adapted for young readers Noah, Trevor, 1984-
B PRE River of fire : my spiritual journey Prejean, Helen.
DVD FOREIGN BUENA Buena Vista Social Club Road Movies Filmproduktion presents.
FIC ACE With the fire on high Acevedo, Elizabeth.
FIC ALI Love from A to Z Ali, S. K.
FIC ALK The weight of our sky Hanna Alkaf.
FIC AZA The candle and the flame Azad, Nafiza.
FIC CHO The gilded wolves Chokshi, Roshani.
FIC CLA The everlasting rose Clayton, Dhonielle.
FIC DEK The Ash family : a novel Dektar, Molly.
FIC ELL Voices : the final hours of Joan of Arc Elliott, David, 1947-
FIC GRA Defy the fates Gray, Claudia.
FIC JAC Let me hear a rhyme Jackson, Tiffany D.
FIC KHA The love & lies of Rukhsana Ali Khan, Sabina, 1968-
FIC KIN Dig King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-
FIC NOV Spinning silver Novik, Naomi.
FIC PHI Disappearing Earth Phillips, Julia.
FIC POW The overstory : a novel Powers, Richard, 1957-
FIC ROW Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rowling, J. K.
FIC SEE The Island of sea women See, Lisa.
FIC SEP Salt to the sea Sepetys, Ruta.
FIC TAS Virtually yours Tash, Sarvenaz.
FIC THO On the come up Thomas, Angie.
FIC WOO Another Brooklyn : a novel Woodson, Jacqueline.
GNOV 320.973 UNI The United States Constitution : a graphic adaptation Hennessey, Jonathan, 1971-
GNOV FIC MED I am Alfonso Jones Medina, Tony.
PROF 370 HAM Culturally responsive teaching and the brain : Hammond, Zaretta.
PROF 370.72 FRA Love the questions : reclaiming research with curiosity and passion Fraser, Catherine A., 1965-
PROF 371.27 FEL Grading for equity : what it is, why it matters, and how it can transform schools and classrooms Feldman, Joe.
SC RUS Orange world and other stories Russell, Karen, 1981-
SC TAL Talking leaves : contemporary Native American short stories introduced and edited by Craig Lesley ; associate editor, Katheryn Stavrakis.

 Add a Comment



Enter your e-mail address to receive notifications of new posts by e-mail.


  Return to Blog
This post is closed for further discussion.