New Nonfiction at CA Library

Here’s a look at some of the latest nonfiction titles that have been added to the CA Library collection. Look for them in the New Books section!

Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist’s Guide To Investigative Reporting by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, adapted by Ruby Shamir — In this young adult adaptation of the bestseller She Said, two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists inspire a new generation of investigative reporters as they offer tips and advice for writing stories that can make a difference. “Kantor and Twohey’s eye-opening revelations will inspire and leave an indelible mark on readers. A timely, critical read about the ways power and privilege work in our society” (Kirkus Reviews).

Dreyer’s English: Good Advice For Good Writing by Benjamin Dreyer — Dreyer, chief copy editor for Random House publishing, offers lessons on the ins and outs of punctuation and grammar, including how to navigate the words he calls “the confusables,” like tricky homophones, the myriad ways to use (and misuse) a comma, and how to recognize — though not necessarily do away with — the passive voice. “An excellent resource for students and likely even more useful to those who teach them” (Horn Book).

Forensic Psychology: Probing the Criminal Mind by Katherine Lacaze — Since it became a recognized specialty in 2001, forensic psychology has continued to evolve as a practice, attracting bright professionals who are fascinated by the intersection of human behavior and the legal system and firmly believe it can make a difference in improving society. “Each chapter presents a real crime, often with graphic details, and readers are challenged to solve various aspects of it based on the information provided in the pages that follow … researchers and budding sleuths will appreciate the well-documented, engaging, and honest representation of this field of forensic science” (Booklist).

North American Maps For Curious Minds: 100 New Ways To See The Continent by Matthew Bucklan and Victor Cizek — No matter how well you think you know North America, the 100 infographic maps in this singular atlas uncover a trove of fresh wonders that make the continent seem like the center of the universe. “Illustrator Jack Dunnington’s accurate, accessible maps will be a visual springboard for lively discussions in classes or around the dinner table” (Library Journal).

The Other Ta!k: Reckoning With Our White Privilege by Brendan Kiely — Award-winning and bestselling author Brendan Kiely (All American Boys) starts a conversation with white kids about race in this accessible introduction to white privilege and anti-racism. “This approachable memoir and guide, comprising Kiely’s own experiences relating to race and allyship, is a welcome tool to help facilitate conversations with white teenagers about white privilege” (Publishers Weekly). Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

Sarah Bernhardt: The Divine and Dazzling Life of the World’s First Superstar by Catherine Reef — A tantalizing biography on Sarah Bernhardt, the first international celebrity and one of the greatest actors of all time, who lived a highly unconventional, utterly fascinating life. Illustrated with more than sixty-five photos of Bernhardt on stage, in film, and in real life. “Readers interested in the theater will doubtless be entranced by this, but Bernhardt’s transformation from underdog to icon will intrigue readers of all kinds” (Booklist).

The Story of More: How We Got To Climate Change and Where To Go From Here by Hope Jahren — This young adult adaptation of acclaimed geochemist and geobiologist Hope Jahren’s highly respected nonfiction work is the perfect book for those interested in learning about climate change and how they can contribute to creating a more sustainable future. “This highly-readable scientific tome is a brief but thorough introduction into how we got here ecologically speaking and what is necessary to sustain our shared planet for future generations” (School Library Journal).

Zombies by Walt K. Moon — Zombies have appeared in many contemporary books, movies, and video games, becoming a pop culture phenomenon, but these undead creatures have their origins in folk tales. This book examines the history of “the walking dead” and their place in pop culture today. “Special attention is given to George A. Romero’s 1968 Night of the Living Dead and its influence on today’s media, and the text explores how zombie films often reflect social fears. A well-sourced guide” (Booklist).

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