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The Long Wait for NEW BOOKS is Over

by Nic Netzel on 2019-10-10T08:00:00-07:00 in General Interest | Comments
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,  plus 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
  • Natalie Wexler's 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 Animal Farm 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,  Pumpkin-Heads,  about  friendship, and growing-up, in a pumpkin patch.
  • and Hawking, a biography by science-comic king, Jim Ottaviani
  • Also science-ish, and illustrated, (by web-cartoonist Randall Munroe (xkcd; Thing Explainer; What If)) is 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 have been long awaited, like...
  • The Testaments, Magaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale sequel
  • Rainbow Rowell's sequel to Carry OnWayward Son, which continues the story within a story from Fangirl.
  • Ta'Nehisi Coates' first (non-graphic... he wrote several issues of Black Panther) novel 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" ) M.T. Anderson's The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, vol II: The Kingdom on the Waves.
  • Laurie Halse Anderson's historical fiction, Chains
  • 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
  • Fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender  might be interested in P.C. Yee's The Rise of Kyoshi, and
  • Fans of Pan's Labyrinth might want to see the new illustrated novelization
  • Pym, 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 (Can Do),  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.
Call Number Title Author
158 OFF Can do : a collection of inspirational quotes for teens and young adults. ID Offokansi.
211 HED When atheism becomes religion : America's new fundamentalists Hedges, Chris.
302 GLA Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
302.23 MCC Because internet : understanding the new rules of language McCulloch, Gretchen.
500 MUN How to : absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems Munroe, Randall.
510.92 JOH Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson Johnson, Katherine G.
B COL Looking for heroes : one boy, one year, 100 letters. Colvin, Aidan.
B HAB Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law Girma, Haben, 1988-
B HAR I can't make this up : life lessons Hart, Kevin, 1979-
B JAY-Z Empire state of mind : how Jay-Z went from street corner to corner office Greenburg, Zack O'Malley.
B WRI Sounds like home : growing up Black and deaf in the South Wright, Mary Herring, 1924-
DVD DRAMA PRINCESS The princess bride  
FIC AND Chains Anderson, Laurie Halse.
FIC AND The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. v. #2, The kingdom on the waves Anderson, M. T.
FIC ATW The testaments Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
FIC CHA Symptoms of a heartbreak Charaipotra, Sona.
FIC COA The water dancer : a novel Coates, Ta-Nehisi.
FIC COL The revolution of Birdie Randolph Colbert, Brandy.
FIC COL Tyler Johnson was here Coles, Jay.
FIC CRA House of salt and sorrows Craig, Erin A.
FIC DON Lies you never told me Donaldson, Jennifer
FIC HEN Let's call it a doomsday Henry, Katie.
FIC HOB Ghostman Hobbs, Roger.
FIC JOH Pym : a novel Johnson, Mat.
FIC LAL The other Americans Lalami, Laila, 1968-
FIC LIM Spin the dawn Lim, Elizabeth.
FIC REE The boy and girl who broke the world : a novel Reed, Amy Lynn.
FIC RIB Patron saints of nothing Ribay, Randy.
FIC ROW Wayward son Rowell, Rainbow.
FIC SUG This time will be different Sugiura, Misa,
FIC TOR Pan's labyrinth : the labyrinth of the faun Toro, Guillermo del, 1964-
FIC YEE The rise of Kyoshi Yee, F. C.
GNOV 530.092 OTT Hawking Ottaviani, Jim.
GNOV B TAK They called us enemy Takei, George, 1937-
GNOV FIC ORW Animal farm : the graphic novel Odyr.
GNOV FIC ROE Pumpkinheads Rowell, Rainbow.
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 Wexler, Natalie.
PROF 618.92 ROO Dyslexia is my superpower : (most of the time) : Rooke, Margaret.
SC CHI Exhalation Chiang, Ted.
Nic Netzel
Has been a Librarian for 15 Long Years.

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