November/December 2013 IN THIS ISSUE  Books . Online . Periodicals . Video . Collection Resources


Widow of Gettysburg

If the Shoe Fits

BOOKS | Print . Audio . Digital

Teens . Social/Behavioral Sciences . Inspirational . Visual/Performing Arts . Science, Technology and Medicine (STEM) . Home/Lifestyle . History/Biography . Reference

Teens 

If the Shoe Fits

Sandra Bricker

Julianne is on a collision course with God‘s perfect plan for her life…if only she could open
her eyes and see it before it‘s too late. After all, who finds their Prince Charming on a 10-
speed bicycle on the other side of the cul de sac? Well… Julianne does. Only she doesn‘t have a
clue.

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Through the Zombie Glass

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Gena Showalter

Teen zombie slayer Alice Bell is back in book 2 of The White Rabbit Chronicles.

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Iron Traitor

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Kagawa

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan just wants to get back to normal.
But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is the Iron Queen, "normal" simply isn't meant
to be.

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Pawn

Aimée Carter

Kitty Doe’s life was over. Her low score on the mandatory merit test meant she’d be sent far
away. But a surprise encounter gives her one chance for a better future. By impersonating the
prime minister’s niece, Kitty will have a new home, wealth, family and everything she ever
wanted. All she has to give up is her face, her friends…her life. And then she discovers what
secrets lurk behind the halls of power.…

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TEENS | DON'T MISS!

Crash Into You

Heartbeat

Waterfell

 

Reference 

 

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

The new edition of America's best-selling reference book is the source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Exciting new additions such as a Voting Guide, Memorable Winter Olympic Moments, and Marriage in America complement popular annual sections such as Year in Pictures, The World at a Glance, and so much more.

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Reference | Don't Miss

World News Digest

  

 

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History/Biography 

 

While the World Watched

Carolyn Maull McKinstry and Denise George

On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in
Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb
exploded, killing four of her friends in the girl’s restroom she had just exited. It was one of
the seminal moments in the Civil Rights movement, a sad day in American history . . . and the
turning point in a young girl’s life.

While the World Watched is a poignant and gripping eyewitness account of life in the Jim Crow
South: from the bombings, riots, and assassinations to the historic marches and triumphs that
characterized the Civil Rights movement.

A uniquely moving exploration of how racial relations have evolved over the past 5 decades,
While the World Watched is an incredible testament to how far we’ve come and how far we have yet
to go.

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Amidst the Shadows of Trees

Miriam M. Brysk

I was brave, but without Mama I would die alone. She in turn was afraid that I would die of cold and hunger. Her thoughts were of me. “Mirele, are you all right?” she asked. “Let me rub your feet a little.” I remember one specific night,lying with several people in a pit under the branches of a large spruce tree. The branches…

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Beautifully told and evoking every detail of a child survivor’s experiences of the Shoah, the horrors she witnessed, the losses she experienced, the hardships and heartbreaks she survived, this story is a rare example of a girl who, disguised as a boy, lived with the partisans in the Lipiczany Forest after escaping from the wholesale slaughter of the Lida ghetto inmates. Her authentic testimony, her total recall of every event, every emotion belie the assumption held by some that the testimony of young children cannot be trusted, because they were too young to remember. We are given insights into Miriam’s relationship with her parents, their loving protection during times of incredible hardship, but also their human frailties and failures in the years of exile. Finally the story also covers the postwar, post-Holocaust years and the amazing strength and ambition with which Miriam created her own career and built a loving family relationship in the New World.

We are treated to samples of Miriam’s poetry and art in addition to her unique, unforgettable memoir.

Surely this book deserves a place among the many Holocaust accounts on your library shelf.
~ Susanne M. Batzdorff, Librarian, retired


The Tattered Prayer Book

The Tattered Prayer Book is meant as a gentle introduction to the Holocaust for children ages 6-10. Ruthie discovers a secret about her father, while looking through a box of mementos from the ‘old country.' As her father tells his surprising story, Ruthie learns a piece of her father's story, a slice of Jewish history and the circumstances under which the family fled Nazi Germany. A burnt prayer book taken in secret from a destroyed synagogue after Kristallnacht offers solace to her father as a young boy, at the most difficult time in his life. Once safely settled in America, he tries to bury the prayer book along with his painful past. Many years later, sharing the story with Ruthie, allows father to heal and daughter to grow.

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“What a sensitively written and beautifully illustrated book for parents, grandparents and educators to share with children! Ellen Bari's simple yet moving story coupled with exquisite line drawings by Avi Katz make The Tattered Prayer Book an age-appropriate resource for younger readers.”
Dr. Margaret Lincoln, the District Librarian for Lakeview Schools in Battle Creek, Michigan, has served as a Teacher Fellow with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Bitter Freedom

Jafa Wallach

Jafa Wallach describes the wrenching firsthand experience of a small group of Jews caught up in
the Nazi atrocities as they struggle to survive with the help of an even smaller number of
sympathetic Poles. During World War II Jafa Wallach, her husband Naton, a physician, and Jafa's
two brothers were concealed in a grave-like space less than five feet across and about four feet
high. They lived in that hole less than twenty feet from Gestapo headquarters in a small town in
occupied Poland. They were unable to emerge and were entirely dependent on one man, Jozef
Zwonarz, who risked his life and the life of his own loved ones to save theirs. Mom's Choice
Award winner!

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BOOKS | DON'T MISS!

The New York Times The Times of the Seventies
The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade

Silence Not, A Love Story

Ursula’s Prism

The Stones Weep (coming soon)

Social/Behavioral Sciences 

 

Biosociology
Bridging the Biology-Sociology Divide

Anthony Walsh

In this volume Anthony Walsh bridges the divide separating sociology from biology, arguing that
sociology has nothing to fear and a wealth of riches to gain if it pays attention to the
theories, concepts, and methodologies of the biological sciences. He introduces relevant
concepts from genetics and the neurosciences and applies his arguments to traditional
substantive sociological issues such as culture, crime, gender, socialization, social class, and
the family.

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Optimism in Politics
Reflections on Contemporary History

Walter Laqueur

This new collection by Walter Laqueur, one of the most distinguished historians and political
commentators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, vividly brings to life his perspective
on fifty years of political life. Laqueur divides his writings into five main areas: optimism in
politics, the topic that unites this volume; Europe; the Arab Spring; Israel and Jewish affairs;
and recollections of the past.

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The Natural Family Where it Belongs
New Agrarian Essays

Allan C. Carlson

Allan C. Carlson argues that agrarianism is alive and well in twenty-first-century America. He
emphasizes the evident bond between the healthy, natural family and an agrarian-like household
where the sexual and the economic merge through marriage and child-bearing, and where the family
is defined in considerable measure by its material efforts. He notes that such a worldview
points to the recreation of a family-centered economy and portends a renewal of the true
democracy dreamed of by Washington, Adams, and Jefferson.

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Introduction to Competence-Based Social Work: The Profession of Caring, Knowing, and Serving

Michael E. Sherr, University of Tennessee–Chattanooga; Johnny M. Jones, Baylor University

The profession of social work is changing—both in philosophy and in practice—and this book will show students what they need to know for their career futures. Vivid case studies of social workers paint a portrait of a dynamic profession, emphasizing both why and how individuals commit to their careers. This text is designed for use in traditional, online, and hybrid classrooms, and comes with supplemental digital materials for both professor and student use, making it a perfect text, not only for the future of social work, but also the future of higher education.

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Nonprofit Marketing: Insights and Innovations
Stacy Landreth Grau, Texas Christian University

Successful nonprofit marketing can capture the much-needed attention of donors, volunteers, legislators, and consumers. This book provides an overview of marketing for nonprofits from a strategic standpoint, so organizations can take control of their own futures. Readers will learn how to integrate the essential aspects of marketing—including branding, social media, market research, and outcome measurements—into the very fabric of an organization's mission.

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A Practical Guide to Evaluation, Second edition
Carl F. Brun, Wright State University

Professor Brun presents a circular six-step Evaluation Decision-Making Model to discuss every stage of the evaluation process, highlighting the model’s applicability to different types of evaluations in different professional settings. This book is the perfect companion for social services, nonprofit organizations, and school districts to improve their programs through evaluation.

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SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES | DON'T MISS!

Social Service Workplace Bullying: A Betrayal of Good Intentions

Connected Causes: Online Marketing Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations

Social Work Evaluation: Enhancing What We Do, Second Edition

Religion, Space, and the Environment

A Treatise on Good Robots

Great Ethics of Aristotle

Inspirational  

 

Harvest of Gold

 Tessa Afshar

Darius remains skeptical that his Jewish wife is the right choice for him, particularly when
Sarah conspires with her cousin Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Will the journey
there help Darius to see the hand of God at work in his life and even in his marriage to Sarah?
A hidden message, treachery, opposition, and a God-given success, will lead to an unlikely
bounty.

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Widow of Gettysburg

Jocelyn Green

When a horrific battle rips through Gettysburg, the farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is disfigured into a Confederate field hospital, bringing her face to face with unspeakable suffering—and a Confederate scout who awakens her long dormant heart.

In the wake of shattered homes and bodies, will Liberty be defined by the tragedy in her life, or will she find a way to triumph over it?

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INSPIRATIONAL | DON'T MISS!

Wedded to War

Jungle Fire

Threads of Change

Visual/Performing Arts 

 

The Vatican: All the Paintings
The Complete Collection of Old Masters, Plus More than 300 Sculptures, Maps, Tapestries, and Other Artifacts

Anja Grebe; Foreword by Ross King

In the same style, manner, and format as The Louvre: All the Paintings (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2011), every Old Master painting on display in the Vatican, as well as hundreds of additional masterpieces and treasures in the papal collection, is included in this deluxe slipcased volume with companion DVD. The Vatican: All the Paintings is a complete treasure trove of one of the most exquisite and important art collections in the world. The book itself is a beautiful object.

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Inside Llewyn Davis: The Screenplay

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Inside Llewyn Davis has a kinship with Les Misérables. In it almost all the principal actors – Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake – sing. While not quite a musical, it is built around full-length performances of folk songs that were heard in the Village in a year when Bob Dylan, had just appeared on the scene.

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Buck 'Em!
The Autobiography of Buck Owens

Buck Owens, Randy Poe

Buck 'Em! is the fascinating story of the life of country superstar Buck Owens – from the back roads of Texas to the streets of Bakersfield.

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The History of Marshall
The First Fifty Years

Michael Doyle, Nick Bowcott

The History of Marshall: The First Fifty Years tells the story of Jim Marshall's remarkable life and documents the many innovations of Marshall amplifiers, from the famous “stack” to the most current offerings.

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VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS | DON'T MISS!

The Sound of Music
2013 Television Broadcast

Elvis Music FAQ
All That's Left to Know About the King's Recorded Works

Neil Sedaka: Rock'n'Roll Survivor
The Inside Story of His Incredible Comeback

Home/Lifestyle 

 

Bold: A Cookbook of Big Flavors

Susanna Hoffman and Victoria Wise

Bold is big—as in 250 recipes filled with big flavors to be served in big portions. From the
culinary team of Susanna Hoffman and Victoria Wise—who between them have authored or coauthored
more than fifteen cookbooks, this is comfort food that’s been given an exuberant 21st-century
makeover—slow-cooked roasts and braises, generous steaks, brimming soups, heaping platters of
salads and vegetables, hearty pastas and grains, wild game, and rich desserts.

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Acorn

Yoko Ono

Legendary avant-garde icon Yoko Ono has inspired generations of artists and performers. In Acorn, she offers enchanting and thought-provoking exercises that open our eyes—and all of our senses—to more creative and mindful ways of relating to ourselves, each other, and the planet we cohabit.

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DON'T MISS! HOME / LIFESTYLE

Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits
Innovative Flavor Combinations, Plus Homemade Versions of Kahlúa, Cointreau, and Other Popular Liqueurs

Science-Technology-Engineering-Medicine (STEM)

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE | DON'T MISS!

Plant Conservation
Why It Matters and How It Works

ONLINE 

 

Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange

Themes of trade, exploration and discovery; imperialism and attempts at monopoly; trade wars; translocation and economic geography; slavery; mass production; luxury; taste; and the evolution of global branding.

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Foreign Office Files for China, 1930-1937

1930-1937: The Long March, Civil War in China and the Manchurian Crisis. The second of three new sections to the 'Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980' portal.

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Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975

Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest. Emphasis on popular entertainment, mass media, consumer culture and explores political, cultural and social themes.

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ONLINE | DON'T MISS!

American History Online

American Indian Histories and Cultures

China, America and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange

The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment

PERIODICALS 

 

Cobblestone

Tells America’s story through a unique mix of captivating articles, lively graphics, historical photographs, primary sources, and maps. Each themed-issue examines historical events in detail making them exciting and relevant to today. A must-have for every history classroom and media center. Grades 5-9

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Odyssey

Generates excitement about science in kids' everyday lives! Each issue tackles the hottest topics in physics, biology, and environmental science, introduces new and emerging technologies, and highlights top science careers. Readers have many opportunities to contribute stories about their own science adventures, respond to science-in-society questions, and enter math, science, and writing contests. Grades 5-9

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Faces

In an increasingly global and multicultural world, FACES helps kids understand how people in other countries live. Each issue focuses on a different culture – from Vietnam to Egypt to Haiti – including stories about daily life, folk tales, and engaging articles about history and traditions of the people and their culture. Grades 5-9

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Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

A respected source of the most up-to-date research on library and information science, the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science is recognized internationally for its authoritative bilingual contributions to the field of information science. Established in 1976, the journal is dedicated to the publication of research findings, both in full-length and in brief format; reviews of books; software and technology; and letters to the editor.

The journal is available online at Project MUSE

For more information about Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science,
please email us at journals@utpress.utoronto.ca


 

Canadian Journal of Linguistics

The Canadian Journal of Linguistics publishes articles of original research in linguistics in both English and French. The articles deal with linguistic theory, linguistic description of English, French and a variety of other natural languages, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition, and other areas of interest to linguists.

The journal is available online at Project MUSE

For more information about Canadian Journal of Linguistics, please e-mail us at journals@utpress.utoronto.ca


 

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

Founded in 1985, the same year as the equality guarantee of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force, the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law has been publishing ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary scholarship on the impact of law on women’s social, economic and legal status for twenty-five years.

The journal is also available at Project MUSE

For more information about the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, please email us at journals@utpress.utoronto.ca


 

Video Librarian

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PERIODICALS | DON'T MISS!

Histoire sociale - Social History

The Tocqueville Review

Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies

Click magazine

Ask magazine

Muse magazine

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Films On Demand

The renowned streaming video service collection, featuring thousands of educational videos and clips from outstanding producers, has been enhanced with a wealth of new features--such as custom segments, EasyBib integration, transcript cross-searching, new continuous play options, an enhanced Support Center, and more.

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Happy

Filmed on five continents, this documentary combines powerful stories and remarkable case studies with serious brain science to lead viewers toward a deeper understanding of how they can actively pursue a happier life. Discusses connectedness, generosity, compassion, novelty, play, and flow. With Daniel Gilbert. (74 minutes) (c) 2012

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VIDEO | DON'T MISS!

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

HUMOR 

 

2014 In the Stacks Wall Calendar

Special prepublication offer: Save 10%

The In the Stacks 2014 wall calendar takes a lighthearted look at books and reading. Each month features a clever and topical cartoon by noted cartoonist Mark Anderson. Anderson's whimsical drawings and gently humorous captions will keep you chuckling for at least 2014!

  • 11" x 17" when mounted on wall
  • 8.5" x 11" shipping size
  • Spiral-bound
  • Coated calendar stock

Publication date: December 15, 2013.

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