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The Long Wait for NEW BOOKS is Over
by Nic Netzel on
We're in a Long Week(s), so here's a Long List of NEW BOOKS (some of which are Long) that you've waited a Long Time to get.
Perhaps the rumored remake has not been Long awaited, but we do now have the original
The Princess Bride
DVD with both Spanish and French audio tracks.
A few new auto/biographies include Kevin Hart's
I Can't Make This Up
(by student request),
Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office
, and two that deal with issues of deafness and Deaf culture:
Haben: the Deafblind Woman who Conquered Harvard Law,
Sounds Like Home: Growing Up Black and Deaf in the South
by Mary Herring Wright.
October is Filipino-American heritage month, and Randy Ribaby's novel
Patron Saints of Nothing
finds its main character returning to the Philippines to investigate the death of his cousin in Duterte's war on drugs.
Not too long ago, we had some great professional development opportunities, and these books were inspired by (or recommended by) them including
Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time),
interviews by Margaret Rooke, and
Looking For Heroes: One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters
, by Aidan Colvin, both mentioned in the Reading and the Brain training, and
Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well (even when it is off base, unfair, poorly delivered, and, frankly, you're not in the mood),
from which excerpts have been read by Academic Council.
Not from our trainings, but interesting for teachers nonetheless:
Engagement by Design: Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive
was a faculty request, and
The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System -- and How to Fix it,
posits that teaching "skills and strategies" alone is the cause of leaning deficit.
Graphic Novels (i.e. long-form comics, both fiction and non-) include
an adaptation of Orwell's
that ends up being longer, in terms of pages, than the original.
They Called Us Enemy
, George Takei's memoir of his incarceration in an American concentration camp during WWII.
The seasonally appropriate all-star team up between Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks,
about friendship, and growing-up, in a pumpkin patch.
a biography by science-comic king, Jim Ottaviani
Also science-ish, and illustrated, (by web-cartoonist Randall Munroe (
xkcd; Thing Explainer; What If)
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
Ungraphic Novels (i.e. Fiction) is the Longest part of this list, and contain some books that
been long awaited, like...
Rainbow Rowell's sequel to
, which continues the story within a story from
Ta'Nehisi Coates' first (non-graphic... he wrote several issues of
The Water Dancer
, an historical, magical-realist, tale.
2019 Edwards Award Winner
( for an author and "a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature" )
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, vol II: The Kingdom on the Waves.
Laurie Halse Anderson's historical fiction,
The lasting impact of Japanese Internment is also explored in Misa Sugiura's
This Time Will Be Different
new fiction by two authors featured on our Summer Reading lists:
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph
(Brandy Colbert) is the story of love leading someone down a new path, and
The Boy and Girl who Broke the World
(Amy Reed), is a tale of an apocalyptic friendship
also overtly apocalyptic is Katie Henry's
Let's Call it a Doomsday
, about real anxieties about the (real?) end of the world
Avatar: The Last Airbender
might be interested in P.C. Yee's
The Rise of Kyoshi
might want to see the new illustrated novelization
, by Mat Johnson, is the story of a professor obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe's only novel. It's also a story of Antarctic adventure, horror, satire, and historical Afro-futurism
All this plus a lost-book replacement (
Tyler Johnson was Here,
by Jay Coles), Malcolm Gladwell's newest (
Talking to Strangers
), inspirational quotations for Teens (
), a mathematician's autobiography (
Reaching for the Moon: the Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson
), and a book on how language is changing (
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
So don't wait too long to come down to the library and get books! The full list follows.
Can do : a collection of inspirational quotes for teens and young adults.
When atheism becomes religion : America's new fundamentalists
Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know
Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
Because internet : understanding the new rules of language
How to : absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems
Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson
Johnson, Katherine G.
Looking for heroes : one boy, one year, 100 letters.
Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law
Girma, Haben, 1988-
I can't make this up : life lessons
Hart, Kevin, 1979-
Empire state of mind : how Jay-Z went from street corner to corner office
Greenburg, Zack O'Malley.
Sounds like home : growing up Black and deaf in the South
Wright, Mary Herring, 1924-
DVD DRAMA PRINCESS
The princess bride
Anderson, Laurie Halse.
The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. v. #2, The kingdom on the waves
Anderson, M. T.
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Symptoms of a heartbreak
The water dancer : a novel
The revolution of Birdie Randolph
Tyler Johnson was here
House of salt and sorrows
Craig, Erin A.
Lies you never told me
Let's call it a doomsday
Pym : a novel
The other Americans
Lalami, Laila, 1968-
Spin the dawn
The boy and girl who broke the world : a novel
Reed, Amy Lynn.
Patron saints of nothing
This time will be different
Pan's labyrinth : the labyrinth of the faun
Toro, Guillermo del, 1964-
The rise of Kyoshi
Yee, F. C.
GNOV 530.092 OTT
GNOV B TAK
They called us enemy
Takei, George, 1937-
GNOV FIC ORW
Animal farm : the graphic novel
GNOV FIC ROE
KIT 793.93 ESS
D&D essentials kit
PROF 153.68 STO
Thanks for the feedback : the science and art of receiving feedback well (even when it is off base, unfair, poorly delivered, and, frankly, you're not in the mood)
Stone, Douglas, 1958-
PROF 371.102 ENG
Engagement by design : creating learning environments where students thrive
Fisher, Douglas, 1965-
PROF 372.6 WEX
The knowledge gap : the hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it
PROF 618.92 ROO
Dyslexia is my superpower : (most of the time) :
Has been a Librarian for 15 Long Years.
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