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Brilliant NEW BOOKS to make you (and the season) bright.

by Nic Netzel on 2018-12-03T08:00:00-08:00 | Comments

Books have been piling up under the library tree for the last month, and I promise I haven't been hoarding them to cram for the Battle of Brilliance.  As it gets colder/icier/snowier, the potential for a digital learning day (what used to be known as snow days) increases... but what to do if the power goes out? No internet? Scant few minutes of battery life?   Print books (and a candle) mean you can still enrich your brain.

Bright individuals can be successful on many career tracks, and we're starting to update some of our career exploration books, including The Ultimate Career Guide for Business Majors  and Careers in Marketing: The Comprehensive Guide to Traditional and Digital Marketing Careers,  both of which replace books that were nearly as old as some 9th graders.    Bright individuals are also involved in the arts.  Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell's Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World  is a short, illustrated love-letter to the pursuit of the arts  (if you have been in or near our Library, or looked behind the Arts display boards, you've seen the chapter where they talk about why Reading and Libraries are Great).
Reading is great, let me illuminate some new fiction: Waiting for Eden is some short, literary, fiction about a comatose veteran, The Librarian of Auschwitz  is based on the true story of the preservation of books and knowledge during the Holocaust, and Radio Free Vermont: a Fable of Resistence,  about secessionist Vermont is environmental writer Bill McKibben's first foray into fiction.
Sequels include  David Levithan's Someday (Every Day)and Laini Taylor's Muse of Nightmares (sequel to Strange the Dreamer)  which is not the only book about muses -- Heidi Heilig's For a Muse of Fire also contains sheet music for musical compositions in/about the story (Arts Integration!) -- and the 7th book in a Sarah J. Maas series (Kingdom of Ash)
Not everything new is about the bright and happy season: Vestiges of the Halloween and Election seasons crop up in these books.   Scary, suspenseful, and mysterious stories include:  The Dark Maidens (Rikako Akiyoshi); two beautiful new hard-cover copies of The Haunting of Hill House; The Big Book of Female Detectives;  In a Dark, Dark Wood, and the non-fiction hit Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Killings and the Birth of the FBI.    Difficult Political discussions (or attempts to make them less difficult: Faculty may recognize Derald Wing Sue's name from recent meetings (Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race). You may recognize The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure from a "____ Is Reading" sign, and Jonathan Haidt's name (co-author, with Greg Lukianoff) from some great TED Talks about moral psychology or Ben Sasse's (Them: Why We Hate Eachother -- and How to Heal) name from being a member of the U.S.Senate.  Last in the Scary and/or Politics realm is the speculative historical fiction The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington: a Novel manages to cover both Politics and Mystery.
Speaking of History (or really Information/Media Literacy disguised as History because maybe people will listen to History teachers, if not their Librarians), Samuel Wineburg (of the Stanford History Education Group, whom I've talked of before) has a book called Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone) where he makes a good case for the importance of questioning sources, checking facts, and that knowledge and skill are required to find and process information (among other things).
Identity is important. America Ferrera edited American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures, a collection of essays by all of your faves about all of the ways to be American (or all of the ways Americans can be), and Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin's Illegal is a graphic novel about a West African migrant looking for his lost family in Europe.  While set on different continents from the migrant stories so prevalent in our news, the plight and challenges of immigrants are universal.   All You Can Ever Know is the memoir of Nicole Chung (not the CCHS grad), a Korean adoptee of white Oregonians, and her journey to find her identity as an Asian-American Woman.
Lastly, the book that already has a 3 person waiting list, Becoming, by former First Lady Michelle Obama.
All this, plus even more fiction --by big names like Kwame Alexander  (Swing) and Jason Reynolds (Lu)), and about creepy organ transpants (Borrowed) and some fun feature films.   Come by, and be enlightened!
Call Number Title Author
150 BUT 50 psychology classics : who we are, how we think, what we do, insight and inspiration from 50 key books Butler-Bowdon, Tom, 1967-
306.2 LUK The coddling of the American mind : how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure Lukianoff, Greg.
320 RIZ The ultimate career guide for business majors Rizzo, Jamie.
323.65 SAS Them : why we hate each other-- and how to heal Benjamin E Sasse.
370.117 SUE Race talk and the conspiracy of silence : understanding and facilitating difficult dialogues on race Sue, Derald Wing.
658.8 SIE Careers in marketing : the comprehensive guide to traditional and digital marketing careers. Siebert, Eric.
808 GAI Art matters : because your imagination can change the world Gaiman, Neil.
813.08 BIG The big book of female detectives edited by Otto Penzler.
920.073 FER American like me : reflections on life between cultures edited by America Ferrera with E. Cayce Dumont.
973.007 WIN Why learn history (when it's already on your phone) Wineburg, Samuel S.
976.6 GRA Killers of the Flower Moon : The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Grann, David.
B CHU All you can ever know : a memoir Chung, Nicole.
B OBAMA Becoming Obama, Michelle, 1964-
DVD DRAMA IRON The iron giant Warner Bros. presents ; directed by Brad Bird.
DVD DRAMA READY Ready player one Steven Spielberg; Zak Penn; Ernest Cline.
FIC ACK Waiting for Eden Ackerman, Elliot.
FIC AKI The Dark maidens Rikako Akiyoshi;.
FIC ALE Swing Alexander, Kwame.
FIC DIS Borrowed DiStefano, Lucia,
FIC GRA Strange grace Gratton, Tessa.
FIC HEL For a muse of fire Heilig, Heidi.
FIC ITU The librarian of Auschwitz Iturbe, Antonio, 1967-
FIC JAC The haunting of Hill House Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965.
FIC LEV Someday Levithan, David.
FIC MAA Kingdom of ash Maas, Sarah J.
FIC MCK Radio free Vermont : a fable of resistance McKibben, Bill.
FIC POL This story is a lie Pollock, Tom (Tom H.)
FIC POT The gift of Asher Lev Potok, Chaim.
FIC REY Lu Reynolds, Jason.
FIC ROS The trial and execution of the traitor George Washington : a novel Rosenberg, Charles B.
FIC TAY Muse of nightmares Taylor, Laini.
FIC WAR In a dark, dark wood Ware, Ruth.
GNOV FIC COL Illegal Colfer, Eoin.
REF 640.73 CON Consumer reports Buying Guide 2019.  
SC BRA The October country Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012.
SC VON Welcome to the monkey house : a collection of short works Vonnegut, Kurt.
Nic Netzel
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