Posted by calibrary on October 8, 2013
We added over 100 new titles to the library collection this week (our first new additions since May), including many books that I read reviews for over the summer.
There are too many to discuss individually (to see all of our most recent titles, click here), so today we are highlighting some of our new nonfiction books —
- Branded By the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington — Examines the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazis, citing raids, arrests, prison sentences, expulsions, and concentration camp incarceration. “Setterington’s is a significant contribution to LGBT history and one that deserves a wide readership.” — Booklist
- Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays, edited by Rebecca Stern & Brad Wolfe — A collection of unconventional essays by leading writers to challenge how students think about essays using imaginative, rule-breaking, and unconventional examples. “Wonderful, clear writing examples…a great mix of persuasive, narrative, and literary writing.” — School Library Journal
- Frankenstein’s Cat : Cuddling Up To Biotech’s Brave New Beasts by Emily Anthes — Journalist Anthes takes us from petri dish to pet store as she explores how biotechnology is shaping the future of our furry and feathered friends. “Funny and fun, this book is recommended for general readers seeking a current examination of biotech’s applications to the animal kingdom.” — Library Journal
- The Real History of the Vietnam War : A New Look at the Past by Alan Axelrod — Examines the history of Vietnam leading up to the war, investigates the reasons for the conflict, looks at the war’s escalation and progression (or lack thereof), and explores its repercussions then and now. “This is a perfect supplement to a class on the conflict, or for those searching for a concise one-volume look at the American war in Vietnam, including its repercussions in the present day.” — Publishers Weekly
- Anne Frank : The Biography by Melissa Müller ; translated by Rita and Robert Kimber — Updated and filled with striking new revelations, this bestselling biography, originally published in 1998, still stands as the definitive account of the girl who has become “the human face of the Holocaust.” “In this important update to her landmark 1998 biography, Muller adds more essential little-known history that is sure to grab passionate readers of The Diary, with focus and commentary that will spark discussion, especially about the Frank family’s connections with the U.S.” — Booklist
- Make the Grade : Everything You Need to Study Better, Stress Less, and Succeed in School by Lesley Schwartz Martin — Advice for succeeding in school, including creating study guides, developing goals, and managing time. “Struggling students who are determined to make improvements will find this book helpful.” — School Library Journal
- The Ghost Map : The Story Of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic — And How It Changed Science, Cities, And The Modern World by Steven Johnson — In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in. “The idiosyncratic thinker and cultural historian Johnson uncovers the history of murderous cholera infestations in London and the scientific research that revealed the microbial origins of the outbreaks.” — Publishers Weekly
- My Parent Has Cancer And It Really Sucks : Real-Life Advice From Real-Life Teens by Marc Silver and Maya Silver — Maya Silver was 15 when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She and her dad, Marc, have combined their family’s personal experience with advice from dozens of medical professionals and real stories from 100 teens — all going through the same thing Maya did. “The Silvers effectively provide guidance and insight for teens seeking the ability to cope so that the new normal (a term used to describe life after cancer) can be realized.” — School Library Journal
For a complete list of all the new nonfiction at CA Library, click here.