HHS Media Center New Materials List—4th Quarter 2006-07


Sorted by Call Number / Author






028 COR

Corrigan, Maureen. Leave me alone, I'm reading : finding and losing myself in books. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2005.
Book reviewer and author Maureen Corrigan shares her life-long love of books, exploring how certain books influenced her life.

031 RIP

Tibballs, Geoff. Ripley's believe it or not! : expect-- the unexpected. Orlando, Fla. : Ripley Pub., c2006.
Strange world -- Weird & wonderful -- Breaking boundaries -- Amazing animals -- Larger than life -- Impossible feats -- Simply unbelievable -- The final reckoning. A photo-illustrated collection of strange facts, feats, curiosities, creations, and bizarre events, from shrunken heads and animals with extra limbs to paintings made with spiderwebs and a man's one-hundred-hour round of bowling.

081 RAK

Rakoff, David. Fraud : essays. 1st Broadway Books pbk. ed. New York : Broadway Books, 2002, c2001.
A collection of pieces by journalist David Rakoff that touch on the humor and pathos of American life.

129 ROA

Roach, Mary. Spook : science tackles the afterlife. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2005.
The author looks to science to determine whether the human soul exists in death, and travels to various places around the world to discuss supernatural occurrences with spirit guides and mediums.

152.3 WOL

Wolman, David. A left-hand turn around the world : chasing the mystery and meaning of all things southpaw. 1st Da Capo Press ed. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2005.
The chosen people -- The bend sinister -- Broca's brains -- The warrior -- Plein de merde -- Talking hands -- Pitching chimps -- Brainwriting -- Renegade -- The spinster -- Naisu boru! -- A parent's guide to handedness -- All-star -- Sexy beast -- Pilgrimage. The author examines left-handed people around the world and throughout history to answer many of the questions and myths related to Southpaws.

155.9 ZIM

Zimbardo, Philip G. The Lucifer effect : understanding how good people turn evil. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.
Social psychologist Philip Zimbardo explores the many reasons why people are susceptible to immoral actions, revealing the situational forces and group dynamics that work together to make good people do bad things.

158 GIL

Gilbert, Daniel Todd. Stumbling on happiness. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2006.
The author draws on psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy and behavioral economics to argue that, just as people err in remembering the past, they also have illusions and foibles in imagining the future.

158 HAL

Hallowell, Edward M. CrazyBusy : overstretched, overbooked, and about to snap! : strategies for coping in a world gone ADD. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2006.
Edward Hallowell turns what he has learned treating Attention Deficit Disorder into advice on how to cope with the modern phenomenon of brain overload.

158.1 CAN

A 5th portion of chicken soup for the soul : 101 more stories to open the heart and rekindle the spirit. Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, c1998.
A collection of life-affirming anecdotes on the experiences of love, parenting, death, dreams, and learning.

158.2 BOR

Borris-Dunchunstang, Eileen. Finding forgiveness : a 7-step program for letting go of anger and bitterness. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2007.
How do we forgive? -- Learning to forgive : the forgiveness program -- Putting forgiveness into practice : Marietta's story -- How we begin the journey : the struggle with sweet revenge -- The need to develop patience : learning from a holy man -- Poor me : learning to be a victim no more -- How to work with anger -- How to understand the impact of guilt -- Stop running and face your guilt! : Ed Minami's story -- How to release our pain -- Listening within : the story of Irene Laure -- Breaking cycles of violence : forgiving 9/11 -- The power of love -- A justice that heals -- With love we can heal the future -- What you can do for yourself. A self-help guide to overcoming anger, resentment, and guilt, along with exercises and visualization techniques in order to put aside past experiences and embrace the power of love and forgiveness.

158.2 GOL

Goleman, Daniel. Social intelligence : the new science of human relationships. New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
Wired to connect -- Broken bonds -- Nurturing nature -- Love's varieties -- Healthy connections -- Social consequence. Explores how daily encounters with parents, spouses, bosses, and strangers shape the human brain and cells, and examines the development of the science of social intelligence, which studies those encounters and their impact on the interpersonal world.

158.2 PRY

Pryor, Liz, 1961-. What did I do wrong? : when women don't tell each other the friendship is over. New York : Free Press, c2006.
Examines the emotional impact of female friendships ending without closure and shows that the experience is common, presenting personal stories from women of diverse backgrounds and ages; discusses alternatives to avoidance in ending a friendship; describes the unique difficulties of ended workplace friendships; and explores regret and reunion.

170.84 HAR

Harper, Hill, 1973-. Letters to a young brother : manifest your destiny. New York : Gotham Books, c2006.
A collection of letters written to young people that address a number of issues from predominately Hispanic and African-American men that include single parenthood, sexually transmitted diseases, the allure of materialism, and the power of words and faith.

177 FER

Ferrucci, Piero. The power of kindness : the unexpected benefits of leading a compassionate life. New York : J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2006.

201 IDL

Idliby, Ranya, 1965-. The faith club : a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew-- three women search for understanding. New York : Free Press, c2006.
Three women of different religious backgrounds share details about conversations they have had concerning what divides and unites people of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths.

228 KIR

Kirsch, Jonathan, 1949-. A history of the end of the world : how the most controversial book in the Bible changed the course of Western civilization. 1st ed. [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, c2006.
Something rich and strange -- Spooky knowledge and last things --The history of a delusion -- The Apocalyptic invasion -- "Your own days, few and evil" -- To begin the world over again -- The godless Apocalypse. Traces the history of the Book of Revelations, discussing its impact on the New Testament, its author, and the influence it has had on the development and spread of Western civilization.

232 WIL

Wills, Garry, 1934-. What Jesus meant. New York : Viking, 2006.
Examines how politicians try to use the teachings and words of Jesus to justify their beliefs and actions, and reveals how this method of campaigning usually fails to change the public's opinions or sway their votes.

296.3 KUS

Kushner, Harold S. Overcoming life's disappointments. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2006.
Draws on the biblical story of Moses to reveal how God can help people triumph over challenging times and find peace in the midst of trouble and disappointment.

296.7 KUL

Kula, Irwin. Yearnings : embracing the sacred messiness of life /cIrwin Kula with Linda Loewenthal. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2006.
Yearning for truth -- Humble absolutes -- God will be what God will be -- The thin, silent self -- Yearning for meaning-- Sacred messiness -- Turning it over -- Duality diving -- Yearning for the way -- Dancing with uncertainty -- A commanding presence -- The necessity of transgression -- Yearning for love -- Covenant -- Giving and receiving -- Forgiveness -- Yearning to create -- Inspiration and illumination -- The practice of being -- The Sabbath of work-- Yearning for happiness -- Blessing of pleasure -- The ethics of joy -- Full of enough -- Yearning for transcendence -- Dying for life -- Messiah-ing -- Repairing the world. Identifies seven desires that gave rise to great religious traditions and influenced the actions of great spiritual leaders such as Buddha, Moses, and Jesus and explores how those same desires affect people in the modern world.

297.2 HAB

Habeck, Mary R. Knowing the enemy : jihadist ideology and the War on Terror. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2006.
Why they did it -- Historical context -- The Qur'an is our constitution -- Our 'Aqida -- The clash of civilizations, Part I: The American campaign to suppress Islam -- The clash of civilizations, Part II: Jihad on the path of God -- From Mecca to Medina: following the method of Muhammad -- Jihadist ideology and the war on terror. Examines the inner logic of al-Qaida and other like minded extremist groups that was used to justify terrorist attacks around the world, including the September 11, 2001, attack.

304.6 POW

Power, Samantha. "A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide. 1st Perennial ed. New York : Perennial, 2003.
Explores how past American presidents have failed to stop genocide in other countries, describes the U.S. response to genocide since the Holocaust, and explains how current policy can be improved to prevent future killings.

305.23 NAZ

Nazario, Sonia. Enrique's journey. New York : Random House, c2006.
Addresses the issues of family and illegal immigration through the story of a young boy's dangerous journey from Honduras to the U.S. in search of his mother, who left him and his sibling behind make a better life for her family.

305.235 SHA

Shachtman, Tom, 1942-. Rumspringa : to be or not to be Amish. 1st ed. New York : North Point Press, 2006.
Going away -- A glory old time -- Straightforward conversations -- Education: prepare for usefulness -- Faith and doctrine: stand fast and believe the Word as written -- Shunning: to keep the church pure -- Farming: the ideal occupation -- Working away -- Women's lib would have a field day among the Amish -- Evil influences are all around -- Coming home: An essay. Chronicles the little-known practice of "Rumspringa" whereby Amish teens are permitted to experience the world outside of the Amish community in order to decide whether or not to be baptised in the church, and contains over 400 interviews from Amish youth and parents.

305.242 IMA

Imagining ourselves : global voices from a new generation of women. Novato, CA : New World Library ;, c2006.
A collection of essays in which women aged twenty to forty around the world discuss the things they feel define their generation of women.

305.38 DAV

Davis, Anthony C. "Yo, little brother--". : basic rules of survival for young African American males. 2nd ed. Chicago : African American Images, c2006.
Provides 100 suggestions and strategies to help young African-American males to become strong and confident members of the community.

305.42 HUF

Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950-. On becoming fearless : --- in love, work, and life. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2006.
Fearless about the body -- Fearless in love -- Fearless in motherhood -- Fearless at work -- Fearless about money -- Fearless about aging and illness -- Fearless about God and death -- Fearless about leadership and speaking out -- Fearless about changing the world. Presents a practical guide to conquering the fears that prevent people from seeking a happier, healthier life.

305.42 WHA

What I know now : letters to my younger self. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2006.
A collection of letters in which forty-one famous women write letters to the women they once were, offering advice and insights into life, love, relationships, and the world.

305.896 PHI

Phillips, Joseph C. He talk like a white boy. Philadelphia : Running Press, c2006.
Actor and social commentator, Joseph C. Phillips, speaks powerfully to life as a conservative African-American husband, father, and American citizen.

306.3 LAM

Lamb, Sharon. Packaging girlhood : rescuing our daughters from marketers' schemes. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Argues that the image of girlhood that is being portrayed in American society is stereotypical, demeaning, limiting, and alarming, with images urging girls to put their looks before their studies, sex before sports, and fashion before friendship; and explores how those stereotypes are undermining the independence and success of earlier generations.

306.874 WIS

Wisdom of our fathers : lessons and letters from daughters and sons. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2006.
Presents a collection of letters which explore fathers' relationships with their sons and daughters.

323.119 FRE

Freedman, Russell. Freedom walkers : the story of the Montgomery bus boycott. 1st ed. New York : Holiday House, c2006.
Presents the story of the Montgomery bus boycott and the key persons and events that contributed to the year-long struggle for equal rights on Montgomery's city buses.

324.6 CAM

Campbell, Tracy, 1962-. Deliver the vote : a history of election fraud, an American political tradition, 1742-2004. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York : Carroll & Graf ;, 2005.
Traces the history of election fraud in the United States from 1742 to 2004, exploring how corruption has impacted elections at the local, state, and national levels.

327.12 COL

Coleman, Janet Wyman. Secrets, lies, gizmos, and spies : a history of spies and espionage. New York : Harry N. Abrams, c2006.

332.024 CHA

Chatzky, Jean Sherman, 1964-. Make money, not excuses : wake up, take charge, and overcome your financial fears forever. 1st ed. New York : Crown Business, c2006.
Examines some of the reasons why women avoid financial responsibility, describes practical steps for building a healthy financial life, and explains how much women should be able to save and how to put the money to its best use.

332.024 PER

Perle, Liz. Money, a memoir : women, emotions, and cash. 1st ed. New York : Holt, 2006.
Liz Perle shares how her ambivalent feelings about money nearly left her homeless and penniless and discusses how she learned to overcome her financial fears and take responsibility for her own financial security.

332.024 QUI

Quinn, Jane Bryant. Smart and simple financial strategies for busy people. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
Presents the No Worry financial plan, a set of simple strategies for budgeting, getting rid of debt, saving for retirement, buying a house, paying for college, investing, and keeping organized records.

332.024 SIN

Singletary, Michelle. Your money and your man : how you and Prince Charming can spend well and live rich. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2006.
Offers advice on how men and women can learn to manage their finances together without damaging their relationship, even if they do not share the same views on money and spending.

333.95 WIL

Wilson, Edward O. The creation : an appeal to save life on Earth. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2006.
The author, Harvard professor E.O. Wilson, proposes an alliance between science and religion to save Earth's vanishing biodiversity.

338.4 CLA

Clark, Eric, 1937-. The real toy story : inside the ruthless battle for America's youngest consumers. New York : Free Press, c2007.
Examines the toy industry from the marketing tactics aimed at children to toys produced in China under slave-labor conditions.

345 AYM

Aymar, Brandt. A pictorial history of the world's great trials : from Socrates to Jean Harris. New, enl. ed. New York : Bonanza Books, 1985.
Contains text and photographs of great trials from Socrates in 399 B.C. to Jean Harris in 1980.

362.2 LIU

Liu, Aimee. Gaining : the truth about life after eating disorders. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, 2007.
Aimee Liu shares how her battle with anorexia impacted every aspect of her life in the years following her recovery, offering insight into how an eating disorder colors every experience and emotion of those who have suffered and their families.

362.5 HAR

Harrington, Michael, 1928-. The other America : poverty in the United States. 1st Touchstone ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1997, c1981.
Examines the economic underworld of migrant farm workers, the aged, minority groups, and other economically underprivileged groups.

363.738 KOL

Kolbert, Elizabeth. Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury Pub. ;, 2006.
Shishmaref, Alaska -- A warmer sky -- Under the glacier -- The butterfly and the toad -- The curse of Akkad -- Floating houses -- Business as usual -- The day after Kyoto -- Burlington, Vermont -- Man in the anthropocene. Presents an examination of the build-up of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere and the effects on climate change and global warming.

364.15 JEN

Jentz, Terri, 1957-. Strange piece of paradise. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Terri Jentz chronicles her return to the small town where she and her friend, Shayna Weiss, were nearly murdered fifteen years earlier and shares what the trip helped her learn about herself and human nature.

364.15 LAR

Larson, Erik. The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2003.
Evils imminent -- Prologue, aboard the Olympic -- Frozen music -- An awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed -- Epilogue, the last crossing. Tells the parallel stories of Daniel Burnham, the main architect of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and serial killer Henry H. Holmes, discussing the challenges Burnham faced in creating the hugely successful White City, and looking at how Holmes used the opportunities afforded by the fair to lure victims to their deaths.

364.152 JAR

Jardine, Lisa. The awful end of Prince William the Silent : the first assassination of a head of state with a handgun. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2005.
Recounts the events surrounding the 1584 assassination of Prince William of Orange, the first person to be killed by a handgun, and explores the impact his murder had on the Protestant cause in the Netherlands.

373.11 GRU

Gruwell, Erin. Teach with your heart : lessons I learned from the Freedom Writers : a memoir. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2007.
The author presents her personal memoir and the lessons she learned as an English teacher for 150 troubled teens.

378.1 SHA

Shapiro, Michael. Rock the SAT : trick your brain into learning the new vocab while listening to slamming music! New York : McGraw-Hill, c2006.
Presents a collection of thirteen songs and lyrics that provide a study guide for the SAT, including vocabulary words and definitions, study tips, and practice tests. Includes audio CD.

398 HUG

Hughes, Bettany. Helen of Troy : goddess, princess, whore. 1st American ed. New York : Knopf, 2005.
Explores the many manifestations the figure of Helen of Troy has taken on throughout history and reveals who the real Helen was, reconstructing the pre-historic princess's life and tracing the lasting impact her legacy has had on the modern world.

398.2 FLE

Fleischman, Paul. Dateline : Troy. Rev. ed. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2006.
A retelling of the story of the Trojan War illustrated with collages featuring newspaper clippings of modern events from World War I through the Persian Gulf war.

428 ELL

Elliott, Rebecca, 1948-. Painless grammar. 2nd ed. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, c2006.
Presents a humorous approach to grammar, covering parts of speech, sentences, agreement, word usage, and editing, with examples and cartoon illustrations.

500 AGI

Agin, D. P. Junk science : how politicians, corporations, and other hucksters betray us. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2006.
The moons of Jupiter -- Science, junk science, and dogma -- Fraud and fabrication in science -- Buyer beware -- The food and diet circus : eat your way to happiness -- GM foods : Frankenstein in a corn patch -- Aging and longevity : live forever now -- Tobacco : drug dealing in America -- Medical follies -- Junk medicine, big pharma, big profits -- Quack doctoring : It's a free country, isn't it? -- Health care in America : sorry, not for everyone -- The talk-therapy flea market -- Poison and bombs in the greenhouse -- Pollution : private interest and public poison -- Missiles and terrorism : no place to hide -- Global warming : yes, your beach house may be gone -- Religion, embryos, and cloning -- Creationism : the world as an egg -- Stem cells : the petri dish blues -- Cloning : Will we have a hundred Jerry Falwells? -- Genes, behavior, and race -- Genes and behavior : you need a golf gene here -- Race and IQ : two myths make a bumble -- On truth and lies -- Our failures : Is anyone innocent?. Defines junk science as science which has been corrupted either deliberately or through sloppy methods and ignorance, and looks at examples of junk science that have societal effects that are both significant and dangerous, discussing global warming, psychiatry, religion and evolution, cloning, medical treatments, and other topics.

509 LIG

Lightman, Alan P., 1948-. The discoveries : great breakthroughs in 20th century science. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2005.
Relates the stories of twenty-two of the most significant scientific discoveries of the twentieth century, from Max Planck's discovery of the quantum in 1900, to Paul Berg's discovery of recombinant DNA in 1972, and includes reprints of the original papers announcing the findings.

510 DUN

Dunham, William, 1947-. Journey through genius : the great theorems of mathematics. New York : Wiley, c1990.
Places major mathematical theorems with its historical context and explores the life of the creators.

576.8 KIR

Kirschner, Marc. The plausibility of life : resolving Darwin's dilemma. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2005.
Draws on cutting-edge research from modern biology to explain why the field of evolutionary biology has failed to explain how animals developed their astounding variety and complexity.

590 GOO

Goodall, Jane, 1934-. Reason for hope : a spiritual journey. New York : Warner Books, c1999.
Jane Goodall explores her life and personal spiritual odyssey, discussing the lessons she learned as she studied chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve.

595.7 MOU

Mound, L. A. (Laurence Alfred). Insect. Rev. ed. New York : DK Pub., 2004.

598 BUR

Burnie, David. Bird. Rev. ed. London ; : DK, 2004.
Presents a photographic introduction to birds, discussing their physical characteristics and abilities, examining general bird behaviors, and explaining how to attract, watch, and identify birds.

610.69 ROI

Roizen, Michael F. You the smart patient : an insider's handbook for getting the best treatment. 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed. New York : Free Press, 2006.
Provides guidance for receiving proper medical care; and offers advice on finding a doctor, prescription drugs, health insurance, and the importance of getting a second opinion.

613.2 BAL

Balch, Phyllis A., 1930-. Prescription for nutritional healing. 4th ed. New York : Avery, c2006.

613.2 NES

Nestle, Marion. What to eat. 1st ed. New York : North Point Press, 2006.
Tours the sections of a typical American supermarket, offers advice on how to make good food choices, with information on reading food labels and definitions of food-related terms, and includes discussion of the marketing practices of big food companies.

613.7 CHR

Chryssicas, Mary Kaye. Breathe : yoga for teens. 1st American ed. London ; : DK, 2007.
A guide to yoga for teens, reviewing the history of yoga, discussing breathing techniques, and featuring photographs and descriptions of yoga poses for a variety of purposes, such as building confidence, commanding respect, and sparking creativity. Includes suggested routines and a DVD.

616.85 ALD

Alderman, Tracy. The scarred soul : understanding & ending self-inflicted violence. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publication, c1997.
Provides victims of self-inflicted violence advice and support to help them through their emotional and physical trauma and overcome the tendency to sefl-mutilate.

616.85 WAN

Wansink, Brian. Mindless eating : why we eat more than we think. New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
Explores the hidden clues that determine why people eat certain foods to excess, how packaging, room color, and music influences eating habits, and the real reasons why most diets fail.

617.092 CHE

Chen, Pauline W., 1964-. Final exam : a surgeon's reflections on mortality. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Describes how physicians must deal with the realities of death, the risks and rewards of emotional involvement, and her own personal experiences throughout her education and career.

618.92 RES

Reston, James, 1941-. Fragile innocence : a father's memoir of his daughter's courageous journey. 1st ed. New York : Harmony Books, c2006.
A personal narrative of a father's attempt to understand and accept the disease that left his young daughter unable to speak or understand language, and his quest to find answers.

621.36 BIL

Billings, Charlene W. Lasers : the technology and uses of crafted light. New ed. New York : Facts On File, c2006.
Explains what lasers are and how they work and examines their various uses.

629.28 VOS

Vose, Kenneth E. Monster nation : the best transformed vehicles from coast to coast. 1st ed. Des Moines, IA : Meredith Books, c2004.
Photographs and text profile the men behind Monster Garage and the latest cars that have been inspired by the Monster Garage team.

629.45 JON

Jones, Chris (Chris Alexander). Too far from home : a story of life and death in space. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.
Recounts the dangerous realities of space travel, describing the many events that could cause an astronaut's death and chronicling the efforts of Russian and American Mission Controls to bring back three astronauts left orbiting Earth in the Space Station after the "Columbia" exploded on February 1, 2003.

635 HEL

Helphand, Kenneth I. Defiant gardens : making gardens in wartime. San Antonio, Tex. : Trinity University Press, c2006.
War and gardens -- Trench gardens : the Western Front in World War I -- Ghetto gardens : Nazi Europe, 1939-44 -- Barbed-wire gardens : Allied prisoners of war and civilian internees in Europe and Asia in the world wars -- Stone gardens : Japanese American internment camps, 1942-45 -- Postwar : gardens after the war -- Digging deeper : life, home, hope, work, and beauty in defiant gardens. A collection of ninety-five archival photographs and illustrations describing gardens of war in the twentieth century including those build by soldiers in the trenches in World War I, those in the Warsaw ghettos under Nazi occupation, and gardens in POW and civilian internment camps.

636.1 BRA

Brannaman, Buck. The faraway horses : the adventures and wisdom of one of America's most renowned horsemen. Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, c2001.
The author recalls his early childhood of abuse and introduction to the world of horse training through his foster family, and shares stories of his adventures and the people he has encountered along the way.

636.1 CLU

Clutton-Brock, Juliet. Horse. Rev. ed. New York : DK Pub., 2004.

639.9 DOL

Dolezal, Robert J. Birds in your backyard : a bird lover's guide to creating a garden sanctuary. Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest, c2005.
Offers advice on how to create home gardens that attract birds, discusses the rewards of backyard birds, provides instructions for building birdhouses and feeders, ponds, perches, and other features, identifies feed and seed options, and includes tips on bird watching and an encyclopedia of seventy-five flowers, trees, and shrubs.

641.5 BRO

Brown, Alton, 1962-. I'm just here for the food : food + heat = cooking. Version 2.0. New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2006.

641.5 CRO

Crocker, Betty. Betty Crocker cookbook : everything you need to know to cook today. 10th ed. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2006.
Contains over one thousand recipes with variations for everyday cooking, covering courses from appetizers to desserts, with vegetarian and quick-prep selections, and includes advice on cooking techniques and equipment, nutritional information, and a metric conversion chart.

641.5 GRI

Grilled Cheese & More. Lincolnwood, IL : Publications International, 2006.

641.5 KIN

Kingsford great barbeques. New York : Crown Publishers, c2005.

641.5 RIV

Rival crock-pot the original and #1 brand slow cooker : slow cooker recipes. Lincolnwood, Ill. : Publications International, c2005.

641.594 BUF

Buford, Bill. Heat : an amateur's adventures as kitchen slave, line cook, pasta maker, and apprentice to a Dante-quoting butcher in Tuscany. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2006.
The author provides an account of his experiences training to be a chef in the kitchen of Mario Batali's three-star New York restaurant, Babbo, where he worked himself up from kitchen slave to cook, while at the same time developing relationships with Batali and other kitchen colleagues, and tells of his further adventures as a butcher's apprentice in Italy.

646.7 BAU

Baumann, Leslie. The skin type solution : a revolutionary guide to your best skin ever. New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
Contains a questionnaire designed to help people discover their true skin type, and offers advice on the skin care products, treatments, and regimens best suited to individual needs. Includes natural health and dietary tips, as well as information on preventing skin aging.

648 HAL

Halvorson, Christine. Over 100 helpful household hints : Heinz distilled white vinegar. Lincolnwood, Ill : Publications International, c2006.

648 HAL

Halvorson, Christine. Salt. Lincolnwood, Ill. : Publications International, c2005.

649 WIS

Wiseman, Rosalind, 1969-. Queen bee moms & kingpin dads : dealing with the parents, teachers, coaches, and counselors who can make--or break--your child's future. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2006.
Offers parents advice on how to effectively deal with parents, coaches, teachers, and counselors whose involvement, peer pressure, and opinions can make or break a child's future.

709 DIC

Dickins, Rosie. The Usborne introduction to modern art. London : Usborne ;, 2005.
Presents an introduction to modern art, including information on its development, from its beginning in the 1850s, to the first artists of the avant garde, with photographs and examples of over one hundred major works, and Internet links to more information of featured artists. and the works of related artists.

709 MIL

Miller, Judith. Art nouveau. 1st American ed. London ; : DK Pub., 2004.
Traces the origins and history of the art nouveau movement in France, Britain, Germany, Italy, and the United States; features profiles of the major designers and makers of the design style; and includes photographs and descriptions of over one thousand art nouveau objects, with prices and sizes.

741.5 BEC

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-. Fun home : a family tragicomic. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
A graphic memoir about growing up with a remote dad who managed a funeral home while hiding his homosexuality. Contains adult content.

741.5 HIN

Hinds, Gareth, 1971-. Beowulf. 1st Candlewick Press ed. Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2007.
Presents a graphic novel adaptation of the Old English epic poem, "Beowulf," in which a Norse hero saves Denmark's royal house from monsters, returns home to become his own people's greatest king, and then faces a murderous dragon to protect them.

741.5 MAR

Marvel encyclopedia. New York, NY : Marvel Comics, c2006.

741.5 VAU

Vaughan, Brian K. Pride of Baghdad. New York : DC Comics, c2006.
A pride of lions escapes from the Baghdad Zoo during the Iraq War and question the meaning of freedom. Presented in graphic novel format.

741.5 WAR

Ware, Chris, 1967-. Jimmy Corrigan : the smartest kid on earth. New York : Pantheon Books, 2000.
A graphic novel about a lonely thirty-six-year-old man named Jimmy Corrigan, who meets his father for the first time and contemplates the worth of his own existence.

780 GLO

Glover, Jane. Mozart's women : his family, his friends, his music. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2005.
Examines the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the women--both real and dramatized--who surrounded him, considering the influences of his mother, sister, cousin, wife, and sisters-in-law on the composer and his music, and examining the roles he created for women in his operas, as well as the divas who performed them.

780 TER

Terkel, Studs, 1912-. And they all sang : adventures of an eclectic disc jockey. New York : New Press :, 2005.
A collection of more than forty conversations from Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian Studs Terkel's legendary daily radio program which aired in Chicago throughout the second half of the twentieth century.

782.421 AZE

Azerrad, Michael. Come as you are : the story of Nirvana. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c1993.

792 BAR

Barton, Lucy, 1891-. Historic costume for the stage. Boston : W. H. Baker Co., [1963], c1935.
A costume history for directors and stage costume designers, providing information about what people in a given era were likely to be wearing, and offering advice on how to make garments that will resemble the originals. Covers the years between 4000 B.C. and 1914.

792 BRO

Brockett, Oscar Gross, 1923-. History of the theatre. 9th ed. Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c2003.
Chronicles the evolution of the theater from its beginnings to the early twenty-first century, covering styles, creative and technical elements, and the theater's impact on society and culture. Focuses largely on Europe and the U.S. but also discusses Africa, Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

793.2 SED

Sedaris, Amy. I like you : hospitality under the influence. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, 2006.
Amy Sedaris offers a tongue-in-cheek guide to entertaining with practical advice on how to avoid nosy guests, what to serve uptight neighbors, how to help guests relax, and more.

796.323 DOR

D'Orso, Michael. Eagle blue : a team, a tribe, and a high school basketball season in Arctic Alaska. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury Pub. ;, c2006.
Follows the Fort Yukon Eagles high school basketball team from its 2004 preseason to the 2005 Alaskan state championship, exploring the lives of its players and coach and examining the six-hundred-person village's Gwich'in Athabascan heritage.

796.52 BAL

Balteri, Federica. Sport climbing. Cologne : Könemann, c2001.

808 PRO

Prose, Francine, 1947-. Reading like a writer : a guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2006.
Explains how writers can improve their skills by reading literature carefully and paying attention to techniques used by successful authors.

808 TOB

Tobias, Ron. 20 master plots : (and how to build them). 1st pbk. ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, 2003, c1993.
Discusses and analyzes twenty plots that recur throughout all genres of fiction; and provides information for writers on how to develop the plots for use in their own stories.

808.3 LEV

Levine, Gail Carson. Writing magic : creating stories that fly. New York : Collins, c2006.
Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares the secrets of her writing success, including how to get ideas, creating beginnings and endings, writing great dialogue, developing memorable characters, and more.

808.5 MIL

Miller, Joe, 1968-. Cross-X. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006.
Follows four members of Kansas City's Central High School debate team and their coach through the 2002 season, looking at how debaters overcame their academically deficient environment, unhelpful bureaucrats, self-destructive behaviors, and formidable suburban opponents to end in the top ten in the national championship.

810.9 CHE

Cheever, Susan. American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
Offers a revealing look at the tumultuous, often scandalous lives of five of the greatest authors in nineteenth-century American literature.

811 COR

Corrigan, Eireann. You remind me of you : a poetry memoir. New York : Push/Scholastic, c2002.
A collection of poems in which the author details her struggle with eating disorders and her changed outlook on life after the suicide attempt of her boyfriend.

811 CUM

Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Complete poems, 1904-1962. Rev., corr., and expanded ed. containing all the published poetry. New York : Liveright, 1994.
"Centennial edition"--T.p. verso. Contains all of the poems published or designated for publication by Cummings in his lifetime.

811 GLU

Glück, Louise, 1943-. Averno. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

811 SCH

Schneberg, Willa. Storytelling in Cambodia. Corvallis, Or. : CALYX Books, c2006.

811 SOT

Soto, Gary. A fire in my hands : poems. Rev. and expanded ed. Orlando : Harcourt, c2006.
Presents a collection of poems by well-known children's writer Gary Soto that capture the essence of everyday life.

813 CAN

Can anything beat white? : a black family's letters. 1st ed. Jackson [Miss.] : University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
The author traces the history of her family through a collection of over four hundred letters that describes the struggles of triumphs of middle-class African-Americans living in primarily white communities between the 1890s to the early twentieth century.

813 DON

Don Delillo's White noise. Philadelphia : Chelsea House, c2003.
Closing the loop : White noise / Tom Leclair -- The last things before the last : notes on White noise / John Frow -- "Adolf, we hardly knew you" / Paul A. Cantor -- Tales of the electronic tribe / Frank Lentricchia -- Baudrillard, DeLillo's White noise, and the end of heroic narrative / Leonard Wilcox -- Don DeLillo : rendering the words of the tribe / Arnold Weinstein -- From tombstone to tabloid : authority figured in White noise / Mark Conroy -- The (super)marketplace of images : television as unmediated mediation in DeLillo's White noise / John N. Duvall -- The figure in the static : White noise / Arthur M. Salzman -- The romantic metaphysics of Don DeLillo / Paul Maltby. Presents a collection of critical essays on Don Delillo's "White Noise," a satire of post-war America and includes a chronology of the author's life and works along with bibliography and notes.

813 THO

Thomas, Abigail. A three dog life. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006.
Author Abigail Thomas shares the story of how she started a new life after an accident left her husband brain damaged and institutionalized.

818 BAR

Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-. The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka reader. New York, NY : Thunder's Mouth Press ;, c2000.
A collection of essays, poems, plays, speeches, and short stories by Amiri Baraka.

818 SED

Sedaris, David. Barrel fever : stories and essays. 1st pbk. ed. Boston : Back Bay Books, c1994.
Parade -- Music for lovers -- The last you'll hear from me -- My manuscript -- Firestone -- We get along -- Don's story -- Jamboree -- Diary of a smoker -- The curly kind -- Santaland diaries. A collection of essays and stories in which a do-it-yourself surburban dad saves money by performing home surgery, a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world, a bitter Santa abuses the elves, a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral and so on.

818 SED

Sedaris, David. Naked. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 1997.
A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the National Public Radio commentator, in which he discusses his nervous tic, hitchhiking trips, odd jobs, and strange relationships.

821 100

100 great poems of the twentieth century. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2005.
Presents a collection of one hundred poems of the twentieth century by such noted authors as T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Ogden Nash, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and others.

821 AND

Andronik, Catherine M. Wildly romantic : the English Romantic poets : the mad, the bad, and the dangerous. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, 2007.
Profiles several English Romantic poets of the early nineteenth century such as Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, and Keats and shows how their work was regarded as subversive by their contemporaries and notes their lasting influence on literature.

915.81 STE

Stewart, Rory. The places in between. 1st U.S. ed. Orlando : Harcourt, c2004.
Rory Stewart recounts the experiences he had walking across Afghanistan in 2002, describing how the country and its people have been impacted by the Taliban and the American military's involvement in the region.

920 FLO

Flood, Charles Bracelen. Grant and Sherman : the friendship that won the Civil War. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Profiles the lives, careers, and friendship of Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, and chronicles their failures and successes, families, political hurdles, and their shrewdness in battle that eventually led to a Union victory during the Civil War.

920 MCC

McCain, John, 1936-. Faith of my fathers. New York : Random, c1999.
Congressman John McCain explains how he learned about life and honor from his grandfather and father, both four-star admirals in the U.S. Navy.

921 AHM

Ahmedi, Farah. The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky. 1st ed. New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2005.
Farah Ahmedi, the victim of a land mine when she was just twelve years old, tells about her childhood in Afghanistan, a country trapped in war her entire life, and discusses the challenges she has faced as a result of losing her leg, and in trying to adapt to living in the United States.

921 BEA

Beah, Ishmael, 1980-. A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier. 1st ed. New York : Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Ishmael Beah describes his experiences after he was driven from his home by war in Sierra Leone and picked up by the government army at the age of thirteen, serving as a soldier for three years before being removed from fighting by UNICEF and eventually moving to the United States.

921 BEC

Beckham, David, 1975-. Beckham : both feet on the ground. 1st Perrennial Currents ed. New York : Perennial Currents, 2004.
Chronicles the life of English soccer legend David Beckham, discussing his childhood in East End London, his development of his soccer skills, his 2002 World Cup win, and other related topics.

921 BRO

Brown, Cupcake. A piece of cake : a memoir. 1st ed. New York : Crown, c2006.
Cupcake Brown shares the story of her life, beginning with her mother's death in 1976 when she was just eleven, discussing how she ended up in foster care, her introduction to drugs, alcohol and sex as a runaway, her gang affiliation, and her addiction to crack, and telling how she turned her life around and eventually became an attorney and motivational speaker.

921 CLI

Clinton, Hillary Rodham. Living history. 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed. New York : Scribner, 2004, c2003.
Hillary Rodham Clinton tells her life story, describing her dedication to social causes, her relationship with her husband, and her accomplishments and difficult periods as First Lady.

921 CRO

Groneman, William. David Crockett : hero of the common man. 1st ed. New York : Forge, 2005.
Chronicles the life of David "Davy" Crockett, discussing his adventures as a hunter, explorer, soldier, and politician.

921 DAU

Dau, John Bul. God grew tired of us. Washington, DC : National Geographic, c2007.
Presents a first-person account of the terror, suffering, and tragedy of the Sudanese Civil War and how the author, John Bul Dau, eventually made his way out of the country to America.

921 DEC

Decker, Shawn. My pet virus : the true story of a rebel without a cure. New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2006.
The true story of Shawn Decker, who was born with hemophilia and contracted the HIV virus at age eleven.

921 EDW

Edwards, Elizabeth, 1949-. Saving graces : finding solace and strength from friends and strangers. New York : Broadway Books, c2006.
Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former vice-presidential candidate John Edwards, shares details about her life, including her childhood, the death of her son, her breast cancer diagnosis, friendships, and marriage.

921 FLO

Belth, Alex. Stepping up : the story of Curt Flood and his fight for baseball players' rights. 1st ed. New York : Persea Books, c2006.
Chronicles the life of baseball player Curt Flood, focusing on his lawsuit against the Cardinals after he was transfered to Philadelphia, and discussing how his actions impacted the history of baseball and the rights of baseball players.

921 FRU

Sheehan, Susan, 1937-. Is there no place on earth for me? 1st Vintage Books ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1983, c1982.
Chronicles Sylvia Frumkin's battle with schizophrenia, discussing how her disease has impacted her life and the lives of those around her and how she has dealt with it through the years.

921 HAM

Hamilton, Bethany. Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board. 1st MTV Books/Pocket Books hardcover ed. New York : Pocket Books/MTV Books, 2004.
Bethany Hamilton shares the story of her lifelong love of surfing, and tells how she was able to recover and return to competition with the help of her family, friends, and faith, after losing her arm in a shark attack at the age of thirteen.

921 ILI

Ilibagiza, Immaculée. Left to tell : discovering God amidst the Rwandan holocaust. Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, c2006.
Foreword by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -- Introduction: My name is Immaculée -- I: The gathering storm -- The eternal spring -- Standing up -- Higher learning -- Off to university -- Returning home -- No going back -- The pastor's house -- Farewell to the boys -- Part II: In hiding -- Into the bathroom -- Confronting my anger -- Struggling to forgive -- No friends to turn to -- A gathering of orphans -- The gift of tongues -- Unlikely saviors -- Keeping the faith -- Part III: A new path -- The pain of freedom -- A letter from Damascene -- Camp Comfort -- The road to the rebels -- On to Kigali -- The Lord's work -- Burying the dead -- Forgiving the living -- Epilogue: new love, new life. The true story of Immaculée Ilibagiza who endured the murder of her family as a result of genocide in Rwanda in 1994 and how she was able to later forgive those who had killed them.

921 KEH

Kehret, Peg. Small steps : the year I got polio. Anniversary ed. Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman, c2006.
The author describes her battle with polio at age thirteen and her efforts to overcome its debilitating effects.

921 MAR

Marchetto, Marisa Acocella. Cancer vixen : a true story. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2006.
A graphic memoir in which Marisa Acocella Marchetto chronicles her eleven-month battle with breast cancer, from diagnosis to cure.

921 MOE

Moehringer, J. R., 1964-. The tender bar : a memoir. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2005.
The author presents his memoirs of growing up without his father and finding himself looking for male role models among the regulars at Publicans, a Manhasset, Long Island, bar.

921 MOZ

Sadie, Stanley. Mozart : the early years, 1756-1781. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2006.
Offers a comprhensive overview of the life and works of Mozart from 1756 to 1781, exploring how his musical compositions and his relationship with the world around him developed during that time.

921 MUN

Prideaux, Sue. Edvard Munch : behind The scream. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2005.
Chronicles the life of artist Edvard Munch, discussing his turbulent life and placing his work in their intellectual, spiritual, and emotional contexts.

921 NIS

Nissel, Angela, 1974-. Mixed : my life in black and white. New York : Villard, c2006.
The author reflects upon her experiences as a biracial child and young adult in Philadelphia, describing her grade school and college years and her search for racial identity.

921 OHE

Lewis, Michael (Michael M.). The blind side : evolution of a game. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2006.
Back story -- The market for football players -- Crossing the line -- The blank slate -- Death of a lineman -- Inventing Michael -- The pasta coach -- Character courses-- Birth of a star -- The egg bowl -- Freak of nurture -- And Moses stuttered. Details the life of University of Mississippi football player Michael Oher, who was raised by a crack addicted mother and adopted at the age of sixteen by a wealthy family, and explores the rising importance and salary of the offensive left tackle in the game of football.

921 OWE

Schaap, Jeremy. Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Prologue -- A day to remember -- Out of Alabama -- Vincible -- Heelbones and a new start -- Hitler's Olympics -- The judge and the millionaire -- "We are with you, Adolf" -- Winter 1936 -- A friend and a foe felled -- Olympic trials -- Olympia -- The belle of the ball -- The battle tent of some great emperor -- The youth of the world -- Day one -- Day two -- Day three -- He flies like the Hindenburg -- The relay -- Epilogue. Presents a comprehensive analysis of the 1936 Olympic games hosted by Germany, America's threat to boycott the games, and the four Olympic gold medals won by African-American athlete Jesse Owens, whose performance crushed Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy.

921 POI

Poitier, Sidney. The measure of a man : a spiritual autobiography. 1st ed. [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, c2000.
Recounts actor Sidney Poitier's public and private life as he broke racial barriers to launch a pioneering acting career playing characters who said something positive, useful, and lasting about the human condition. Includes photographs.

921 PRE

Jordan, Tom. Pre : the story of America's greatest running legend, Steve Prefontaine. 2nd ed. Emmaus, Penn. : Rodale Press ;, 1997.
A biography of runner Steve Prefontaine who won four NCAA titles in one event before his career was cut short by an automobile accident at the age of twenty-four.

921 RAD

Raddatz, Martha. The long road home : a story of war and family. New York : Putnams, c2007.
Chronicles the events of an April 2004 surprise attack on American troops in Sadr City, Iraq; and provides personal accounts of soldiers in battle and their families and friends waiting for news at home.

921 RUS

Miller, Calvin Craig, 1954-. No easy answers : Bayard Rustin and the civil rights movement. 1st ed. Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., c2005.
Tells the life story of American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, describing his pacifism, his work with such figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., and A. Philip Randolph, and the challenges he faced within the activist community because of his homosexuality.

921 RUS

Rusesabagina, Paul, 1955-. An ordinary man : an autobiography. New York : Viking, 2006.
Paul Rusesabagina recounts the story of his life, describing what it was like to grow up on a small farm in Rwanda, how he became the first Rwandan general manager of a Belgian-owned hotel, and how he helped his fellow countrymen during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

921 SIM

Simpson, Colton. Inside the Crips : life inside L.A.'s most notorious gang. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Colton Simpson offers an inside look at the Crips, the most notorious gang in Los Angeles, describing his induction into the gang, the gang's rules and ethics, the violence and betrayal that sent him to prison, and the lessons he learned from the experience.

921 SON

Sonnino, Piera, 1922-1999. This has happened : an Italian family in Auschwitz. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Piera Sonnino recounts her family's deportation to Auschwitz in 1944, describing the horrors she and her family faced and the courage and faith that helped them through their time in the concentration camps.

921 TAM

Tammet, Daniel, 1979-. Born on a blue day : inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant. 1st Free Press ed. New York : Free Press, 2007, c2006.
Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant, offers an inside look at his life, describing how his rare condition, which gives him incredible mental powers and a compulsive need for order and routine, has influenced every aspect of his life and what challenges he has faced while trying to be independent.

921 TWA

Powers, Ron. Mark Twain : a life. New York : Free Press, c2005.
Presents a biography of nineteenth-century American writer and humorist, Mark Twain, and chronicles his personal and professional life, including information on the landscape and events of his day, describing Twain as he lived.

937 GOL

Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith. Caesar : life of a colossus. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2006.
Chronicles the life of Roman emperor Caius Julius Caesar, discussing his political prowess, his relationships with women, and his military might, focusing on how he came to rule most of the known world by the time of his death.

950 STR

Streissguth, Thomas, 1958-. Genghis Khan's Mongol empire. Detroit : Lucent Books :, c2006.
Introduction: a very bad day in Cracow -- The rise of the Mongol empire -- An unstoppable force of nature: the Mongol army -- Karakorum and Khan-Balik -- The golden age of the Mongols -- Daily life and work of the Mongols -- The decline of the Mongol empire. Presents both primary and secondary source documentation on the ancient Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan, and describes the Mongol civilization, the rise and fall of the empire, military conquests, Shamanism, and more.

951 HES

Hessler, Peter, 1969-. Oracle bones : a journey between China's past and present. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2006.
Explores how China has changed over the last century, focusing on the role of the Chinese people in this transformation and the country's growing links to the Western world and its people.

956.04 CAR

Carter, Jimmy, 1924-. Palestine peace not apartheid. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
Former President Jimmy Carter shares his knowledge of Middle Eastern affairs and describes the steps that must be taken in order for both Jews and Palestinians to live peacefully in the region.

956.04 ELL

Ellis, Deborah. Three wishes : Palestinian and Israeli children speak. Toronto, Ont. ; : Douglas & McIntyre, c2004.
Presents the words of young people between the ages of eleven and eighteen in which they share what it is like to live in the midst of the upheaval and violence of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

956.704 KOP

Kopelman, Jay. From Baghdad, with love : a Marine, the war, and a dog named Lava. Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, 2006.
Tells the true story of a dog named Lava, who was rescued from an abandoned house in Fallujah, Iraq, cared for by the Marines who found him, and eventually permitted to come to the United States.

971.6 MAC

MacDonald, Laura, 1963-. Curse of the Narrows. New York : Walker & Co. :, 2005.
Recounts the events surrounding the 1917 explosion of a munitions ship off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and explains what the explosion and its aftermath taught scientists about the potential effects of the atom bomb.

973 PAI

Painter, Nell Irvin. Creating Black Americans : African-American history and its meanings, 1619 to the present. Oxford [U.K.] ; : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Traces the history of the Black experience in America, exploring how African-Americans have been impacted by various social, economic, political, and cultural events; features artwork by prominent African-American artists.

973.7 TOB

Tobin, Jacqueline, 1950-. Hidden in plain view : the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c1999.
The transmission of secrets in African-American culture / Cuesta Benberry -- The fabric of heritage : Africa and African American quiltmaking -- The underground railroad -- There are five square knots -- The monkey wrench turns the wagon wheel -- Once they got to the crossroads -- Flying geese stay on the drunkard's path -- Steal away -- African American quilts : styles and traditions -- Timeline -- Ozella's underground railroad quilt code patterns. Describes how African Americans made coded quilts and how they used them to escape on the underground railroad.

973.91 DOR

Dornstein, Ken. The boy who fell out of the sky : a true story. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2006.
A memoir about the close relationship between two brothers describing how his life was changed by the death of his older brother David, a writer, who was killed in the bombing of Pan Am's Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

973.921 BRA

Branch, Taylor. Parting the waters : America in the King years 1954-63. New York : Simon & Schuster, c1988.
Chronicles the civil rights struggle from the twilight of the Eisenhower years through the assassination of President Kennedy.

973.931 OBA

Obama, Barack. Barack Obama in his own words. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York : Carroll & Graf ;, 2007.
Contains quotations from Barack Obama, the U.S. senator from Illinois running for the presidency in 2008, in which he shares his views on ninety-five topics, including abortion, AIDS, the current state of politics, gay marriage, global warming, immigration policy, nuclear weapons, the War on Terror, and other topics.

974.7 LEB

LeBlanc, Adrian Nicole. Random family : love, drugs, trouble, and coming of age in the Bronx. New York : Scribner, c2003.
Two sisters growing up in the Bronx find themselves involved in dangerous and exciting romances that show them a new world of elegance, drugs, and heartache.

982 PAR

Parrado, Nando, 1949-. Miracle in the Andes : 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2006.
Before -- Everything precious -- A promise -- Breathe once more -- Abandoned -- Tomb -- East -- The opposite of death -- "I see a man" -- After. Nando Parrado chronicles his and his rugby teammates' ten-week struggle to survive in the Andes Mountains after their plane crashed on October 13, 1972.


CDs & DVDs




CD 822.3 SHA

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello. Unabridged. Chagrin Falls, Ohio : Findaway World ;, p2000.
Hugh Quarshie, Anton Lesser, Emma Fielding, and cast. William Shakespeare's tragedy in which Iago, jealous of Othello's successes in the army of Venice, plots against him, pretending to be his friend while planting seeds of doubt about the faithfulness of his wife, Desdemona.


Hoag, Tami, 2006. Bad Facts. New York, NY : Random House Audio, 2006.


Kellerman, Jonathan, 2004. Therapy. New York, NY : Random House Audio, 2004.


Sedaris, Dave, 2004. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. New York, NY : Time Warner AudioBooks, 2004.


Brown, Alton. Good eats with Alton Brown [video recording] : Breakfast eats 4. G. P : Television Food Network, 2005.
Includes: Power Trip -- Toast Modern -- Urban Preservation I: Jam Session.


Brown, Alton. Good eats with Alton Brown [video recording] : Loafing around. G. P : Television Food Network, 2005.
Includes: Sandwich Craft -- My Big Fat Greek Sandwich -- Dr. Strangeloaf.


Brown, Alton. Good eats with Alton Brown [video recording] : Pantastic eats. G.P : Television Food Network, 2005.
Includes: Cuckoo for Coq au Vin-- The Pouch Principal-- The Big Chili.


Brown, Alton. Good eats with Alton Brown [video recording] : Pantry raids. G. P : Television Food Network, 2005.
Includes: Pantry Raid I: Use Your Noodle -- Pantry Raid II: Cool Beans -- Pantry Raid IV: Comb Alone.


Brown, Alton. Good eats with Alton Brown [video recording] : Souped up. G. P : Television Food Network, 2005.
Includes: Pressure (Pressure Cooker Broth) -- True Brew IV: Take Stock -- Soup's On.


Brown, Alton. Good eats with Alton Brown [video recording] : Super Sweets 6. G. P : Television Food Network, 2005.
Includes: Art of Darkness III -- Deep Space Slime -- Puddin' Head Blues.


Brown, Alton. Good eats with Alton Brown [video recording] : The ripe stuff. G. P : Television Food Network, 2005.
Includes: Melon Drama -- Cobbled Together -- Down and Out in Paradise.


Brown, Alton. Good eats with Alton Brown [video recording] : Veggie eats 3. G. P : Television Food Network, 2005.
Includes: Sprung a Leek -- Field of Greens -- Give Peas a Chance.


Brown, Alton. Good eats with Alton Brown [video recording] : Waves of grains. G. P : Television Food Network, 2005.
Includes: True Grits -- Gotten Grains -- Power to the Pilaf.







Waller, Robert James, 1939-. A thousand country roads : an epilogue to The bridges of Madison County. Trade ed. Houston, Tex. : John M. Hardy Pub., 2002.


Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-. Half of a yellow sun. 1st North American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
The lives of Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy, Olanna, the mistress of the professor the boy works for, and Richard, a Englishman in love with the woman's sister, are endangered during the political unrest resulting from the forming of the independent nation of Biafra in Nigeria.


Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-. Purple hibiscus : a novel. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2003.
A teenaged Nigerian girl and her older brother struggle to cope with life in their tense, stifling household--caused by their father's demands for perfection--after getting a taste of freedom during a visit to their aunt's home.


Adoff, Jaime. Jimi & me. 1st ed. New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, c2005.
A novel in the form of poems, in which eighth grader Keith James seeks strength in the music of Jimi Hendrix while struggling to cope with his father's violent death, his family's sudden move from Brooklyn to a small town in Ohio, and revelations about his father's past.


Allende, Isabel. Inés of my soul. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2006.
A fact-based novel that recounts the life of a national heroine, Inés Suarez, a daring Spanish conquistadora who toiled to build the nation of Chile.


Allende, Isabel. Zorro : a novel. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.
Presents an adventure novel that describes how Diego de la Vega, the son of a Spanish aristocrat and Shoshone woman, grew to become the elusive Zorro, who returns to California to reclaim the hacienda of his childhood and fight for the rights of the underprivileged.


Almond, David, 1951-. Clay. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, [2006], c2005.
The developing relationship between teenager Davie and a mysterious new boy in town morphs into something darker and more sinister when Davie learns firsthand of the boy's supernatural powers.


Ammaniti, Niccolò, 1966-. I'm not scared. 1st Anchor Books ed. New York : Anchor Books, 2004.
In the summer of 1978, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a boy his age, nearly dead, in an abandoned house and nurses him back to health, learning that the boy was kidnapped, ransomed, and does not know how he got to the house, and that nearly everyone in Michele's small community is involved in the crime.


Antieau, Kim. Broken moon. 1st ed. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2007.
When her little brother is kidnapped and taken from Pakistan to race camels in the desert, eighteen-year-old Nadira overcomes her own past abuse and, dressed as a boy and armed with knowledge of the powerful storytelling of the legendary Scheherazade, is determined to find and rescue him.


Atkinson, Kate. Case histories : a novel. 1st American ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2004.
Private detective Jackson Brodie uncovers some startling connections between three cases separate cases he is investigating.


Barker, Clive, 1952-. Abarat. 1st ed. New York : Joanna Cotler Books, c2002.
Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, journeys to the Abarat, an archipelago filled with strange wonders, and has a curious revelation: she has been here before, and it is her responsibility to save this mysterious place from the evil forces that threaten it.


Barkley, Brad. Dream factory. 1st ed. New York, NY : Dutton Books, c2007.
Alternating chapters present the view points of two teenagers who find summer employment as costumed cartoon characters at Disney World and try to resist falling in love.


Barrett, Tracy, 1955-. On Etruscan time. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, 2005.
While spending the summer on an archaeological dig near Florence, Italy, with his mother, eleven-year-old Hector meets an Etruscan boy who needs help to foil his treacherous uncle's plan to make him a human sacrifice--1,000 years in the past.


Bear, Greg, 1951-. Darwin's radio. 1st mass market ed. New York : Ballantine Books, 2000, 1999.
Molecular biologist Kay Lang, a specialist in retroviruses, teams up with virus hunter Christopher Dicken and anthropologist Mitch Rafelson in an attempt to trace the ancient source of a flu-like disease that is killing expectant mothers and their offspring and threatening the future of the human race.


Beard, Philip, 1963-. Dear Zoe : a novel. New York : Plume Book, [2006], c2005.
Fifteen-year-old Tess DeNunzio attempts to work through her guilt and grief over the death of her three-year-old half-sister, Zoe--who was struck and killed by a car while Tess was supposed to be watching her--by writing letters to her.


Belton, Sandra. Store-bought baby. 1st ed. New York : Greenwillow Books, c2006.
The death of Leah's beloved older brother, and her parents' reactions to the tragedy, raise questions for Leah about the meaning of family and about her place in her own.


Berne, Suzanne. A crime in the neighborhood : a novel. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997.
After a murder occurs in her quiet neighborhood, and her father runs off with another woman, ten-year-old Marsha begins investigating several people--including her mother's new boyfriend.


Bondoux, Anne-Laure. The killer's tears. New York : Delacorte Press, 2006.
A young boy, Paolo, and the man who murdered his parents, Angel, gradually become like father and son as they live and work together on the remote Chilean farm where Paolo was born.


Boudinot, Ryan, 1972-. The littlest Hitler : stories. New York : Counterpoint, c2006.
The littlest Hitler -- On sex and relationships -- Bee beard -- Blood relatives -- Drugs and toys -- Contaminant -- Civilization -- Written by machines -- The Flautist -- The sales team -- Absolut Boudinot -- So little time -- Newholly. A collection of short stories by Ryan Boudinot that explore the everyday outrages and surreal banalities of American life in the twenty-first century.


Boyle, T. Coraghessan. Talk talk : a novel. New York : Viking, 2006.
Bridger's relationship with the deaf Dana is tested when she is accused of a long list of crimes she did not commit, and the couple set out to find the man who framed her and tried to destroy her life.


Brashares, Ann. Forever in blue : the fourth summer of the Sisterhood. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.
As their lives take them in different directions, Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget discover many more things about themselves and the importance of their relationship with each other.


Broach, Elise. Shakespeare's secret. 1st ed. New York : Holt, 2005.
Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.


Brockmeier, Kevin. The brief history of the dead. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2006.
The City, where the recently departed reside as long as they are remembered by the living, is home to Kuka Sims, who prints the City's only newspaper, Coleman Kinzler, a vagrant who speaks the word of God, and Marion and Philip Byrd, who find themselves falling in love once again, all of whom are remembered by Laura Byrd, whose own time is running out.


Brooks, Max. World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2006.
Max Brooks, son of actor Mel Brooks, chronicles the fictitious "zombie wars" that nearly decimated the human population, with first-hand accounts from people who have had a brush with the undead and facts and figures documenting how many undead currently roam the planet.


Brown, Dan, 1964-. Deception point. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria, 2003, c2001.
White House intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton is thrust into a life-or-death situation when she travels to the Arctic to investigate the discovery of a rare meteorite that might prove the existence of extraterrestrial life, and finds instead evidence of scientific trickery.


Brown, Dan, 1964-. Digital fortress. New York : St. Martin's Press, c1998.
Cryptographer Susan Fletcher finds herself fighting for her country, her life, and the life of the man she loves when she is called in by the National Security Agency to decipher a mysterious code and discovers a plot that has the power to cripple U.S. intelligence.


Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-. Geronimo. New York : Scholastic, c2006.
A fictional retelling of the story of Native American leader Geronimo's life after his last surrender, told from the point of view of his grandson.


Butler, Dori Hillestad. Do you know the monkey man? 1st ed. Atlanta, Ga. : Peachtree, c2005.
While searching for the father who left her and her mother ten years ago, thirteen-year-old Samantha begins to believe that the twin sister who supposedly died when they were three years old is still alive.


Campbell, Patricia J. Robert Cormier : daring to disturb the universe. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2006.
A disturbing master and mentor -- A life with a sweet bonus -- At the typewriter -- The chocolate war -- The dark chocolate controversy -- Beyond the chocolate war -- I am the cheese -- After the first death -- The bumblebee flies anyway -- Fade -- The younger novellas : Other bells for us to ring, Tunes for bears to dance to, and Heroes -- The middle novels : We all fall down and In the middle of the night -- Tenderness -- Last words : Frenchtown summer and The rag and bone shop. Analyzes several of young adult author Robert Cormier's novels and novellas, from 1974's "The Chocolate War" to 2001's "The Rag and Bone Shop.".


Carter, Alden R. Love, football, and other contact sports. 1st ed. New York : Holiday House, c2006.
A girl's guide to football players -- A football player's guide to love -- Kickoff (or never trust a girl who steals your ice-cream sandwich) -- Stories from sophomore year -- Trashback -- Pig brains -- Stories from junior year -- Buck's head -- Satyagraha -- Elvis -- The ogre of Mensa -- The gully -- Stories from senior year -- Kicked wanted -- The briefcase -- Jersey day -- Big Chicago --The ghost of mum-mum -- The doughnut boots his reputation -- A good game. A collection of stories about high school students from one end of the social spectrum to the other.


Carter, Jimmy, 1924-. The hornet's nest : a novel of the Revolutionary War. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2003.
Newlyweds Ethan and Epsey Pratt, having moved from Philadelphia to Georgia in hopes of raising crops and a family, find themselves unwillingly drawn into the brutal conflicts of the Revolutionary War as it was fought in the Deep South.


Chandra, Vikram. Sacred games. 1st U.S. ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.
Inspector Sartaj Singh is pulled into India's criminal underworld as he searches for Ganesh Gaitonde, the country's most wanted gangster, and finds himself risking everything to bring Gaitonde to justice, even if it means sacrificing his family and career.


Charlton-Trujillo, e. E. Prizefighter en mi casa. New York : Delacorte Press, c2006.
Following a car accident that left her with epilepsy, twelve-year-old Chula--with a little help from a visiting fearsome Mexican boxer--tries to deal with the repercussions her new condition has on her family, neighborhood, and school.


Clancy, Tom, 1947-. Red storm rising. Berkley ed. New York : Berkley, 1987, c1986.
After Moslem fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, the Soviets seize the oil in the Persian Gulf. To keep NATO from retaliating, they develop a master plan--Red Storm.


Cohn, Rachel. Nick & Norah's infinite playlist. 1st ed. New York : Knopf :, c2006.
High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.


Collier, Kristi. Throwing stones. 1st ed. New York : H. Holt, 2006.
In 1923, in Pierre, Indiana, fourteen-year-old Andy realizes a dream when he makes the high school basketball team, but when an accident keeps him from playing, he ventures into journalism and begins to understand the meaning of sportsmanship.


Collison, Linda, 1953-. Star-crossed. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2006.
Having been discovered as a stowaway as she tries to reach Barbados in 1760 to claim her father's estate, teenaged English orphan Patricia Kelley struggles to survive by learning to be a ship's doctor and by disguising herself as a man when necessary. Includes glossary of nautical terms.


Connolly, John, 1968-. The book of lost things. New York : Atria Books, c2006.
Twelve-year-old David's grief over his mother's death at the start of World War II intensifies with his father's remarriage and the impending birth of a sibling, so when his books begin talking to him, tempting him to enter a portal into a magical world, he decides to take the risk.


Cooke, Donald Ewin, 1916-. The silver horn of Robin Hood,. 1st ed. Philadelphia, : Winston, [1956].


Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-. Breath, eyes, memory. 2nd Vintage contemporaries ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1998.
Sophie Caco, a child who was born of rape, leaves Haiti at the age of twelve to join her mother in New York City, where they both battle with the results of sexual abuse.


De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-. Blue bloods. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2006.
Schuyler Van Alen, a loner at a prestigious New York City private school, sets out to learn the secrets of the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.


De Mari, Silvana. The last dragon. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, 2006.
After his village is ruined by a flood, Yorsh, the world's last elf, reads writing on ancient ruins and realizes that in order to stop the torrential rains, he must find the only remaining dragon.


Dean, Louise. This human season. 1st U.S. ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, Inc., c2005.
In November 1979, Kathleen Moran's son Sean is transferred to the H-block in Belfast's notorious Maze prison, where he becomes a key player in the protest that political prisoners are staging and crosses paths with John Dunn, a prison guard searching for a way to support his family.


Delinsky, Barbara. Family tree. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.
Wealthy Caucasians Dana and Hugh Clarke give birth to a child that has distinctly African-American traits; and while searching their lineage for answers, they uncover secrets about both of their families.


DiCamillo, Kate. The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane. 1st ed. Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2006.
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.


Dines, Carol. The queen's soprano. 1st ed. New York : Harcourt, c2006.
Seventeen year-old Angelica Voglia lives in seventeenth-century Rome and has the voice of an angel, but because the pope forbids women to sing in public, she must escape to Queen Christina's palace to become a court singer.


Doig, Ivan. The whistling season. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006.
Oliver Milliron answers an ad for a housekeeper named Rose from Minneapolis, who arrives with her unconventional brother, Morrie, in tow.


Doyle, Brian. Pure Spring. Toronto : Groundwood Books ;, c2007.
It's spring in post-World War II Ottawa and Matin has found a true home. He's also working even though he had to lie about his age to get the job. Martin is also in love, but his boss is robbing the family of the one he loves.


Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills). Copper sun. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2006.
Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.


Dunmore, Helen, 1952-. Ingo. 1st American ed. New York : HarperCollins, 2006, c2005.
As they search for their missing father near their Cornwall home, Sapphy and her brother Conor learn about their family's connection to the domains of air and of water.


DuPrau, Jeanne. Car trouble : a novel. 1st HarperTempest ed. New York : HarperTempest, 2006, c2005.
Early one August morning, seventeen-year-old computer "nerd" Duff Pringle leaves Richmond, Virginia, in a newly-acquired used car and begins an unexpectedly convoluted journey to San Jose, California, and the job that awaits him there.


Ehrenhaft, Daniel. Drawing a blank, or, How I tried to solve a mystery, end a feud, and land the girl of my dreams. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2006.
Carlton Dunne IV, an outcast boarding school student with a secret identity as a graphic novelist, teams up with a beautiful Scottish girl who yearns to be an American police officer, to resolve an ancient feud and rescue Carlton's kidnapped father.


Evanovich, Janet. Plum lovin'. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
New Jersey bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum runs into blond heartthrob Diesel again while hunting for relationship expert Annie Hart, who is wanted for robbery and assault--but Diesel will only hand Annie over if Stephanie will do some matchmaking in her stead.


Evanovich, Janet. Twelve sharp. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.


Evans, Richard Paul. The last promise. New York : Dutton, c2002.
Eliana, unhappy in her marriage to the philandering Maurizio and caring for a sick child, falls in love with Ross Story, an American who has come to Italy to work at a local art museum, but it seems as though their romance is doomed due to the laws that would award custody of her young son to her husband if she were to leave.


Feinstein, John. Last shot : a Final Four mystery. 1st ed. New York : Knopf :, c2005.
After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.


Feldman, Ellen, 1941-. The boy who loved Anne Frank : a novel. 1st ed. New York : W. W. Norton, c2005.
Presents a novel based on the premise that Peter Van Pels, who lived in the annex with Anne Frank during World War II, survived the Holocaust and moved to America.


Fforde, Jasper. The fourth bear : a nursery crime. New York : Viking, 2006.
Detective Jack Spratt and Sergeant Mary Mary have been demoted to Missing Persons because of Jack's poor judgement on a prior case, but that does not stop the team from trying to track down a psychopath who is terrorizing the streets of Reading.


Flinn, Alex. Diva. 1st ed. New York : HarperTempest, c2006.
Despite her mother's objections, sixteen-year-old Caitlin is determined to pursue her dream of becoming an opera singer by attending a performing arts school in Miami.


Fluke, Joanne, 1943-. Lemon meringue pie murder. New York : Kensington Books, c2003.
As the residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, prepare for their annual Fourth of July celebration, Hannah Swensen, owner of the local bake shop, spends her time perfecting her pie recipes and setting up house with her boyfriend, but when Hannah discovers a dead body at her new home, all the residents begin pointing fingers and hunting down the killer.


Friend, Natasha, 1972-. Lush. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
Unable to cope with her father's alcoholism, thirteen-year-old Sam corresponds with an older student, sharing her family problems and asking for advice.


Frost, Helen, 1949-. The braid. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Two Scottish sisters, living on the western island of Barra in the 1850s, relate, in alternate voices and linked narrative poems, their experiences after their family is forcibly evicted and separated with one sister accompanying their parents and younger siblings to Cape Breton, Canada, and the other staying behind with other family on the small island of Mingulay.


Fullerton, Alma. In the garage. Calgary, Alta. : Red Deer Press, 2007, c2006.
Barbara Jean (BJ) Boulanger lacks the self-esteem and confidence needed to survive in her high school, but when her desire to fit in causes her to betray her best friend, her actions have devastating consequences that change her life forever.


Fullerton, Alma. Walking on glass. 1st ed. New York : HarperTempest, c2007.
A teenage boy recounts, in a free verse journal, his attempts to come to terms with the realities of his mother's near-death coma.


Galloway, Gregory. As simple as snow. New York : Putnam's, c2005.
After his eccentric girlfriend mysteriously disappears, a young man must unravel the puzzle she left behind in her cryptic, riddle-filled letters and in the obituaries she created for every living person in town.


Gantos, Jack. The love curse of the Rumbaughs. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
A young woman named Ivy, who made a shocking discovery in her small western Pennsylvania town when she was seven years old and learned a surprising secret nine years later, questions whether she has inherited the Rumbaugh curse of having excessive love for one's mother.


Gardner, Lisa. Hide. New York : Bantam Books, 2007.
Boston police officer Bobby Dodge investigates the murders of six people and believes they are the work of a serial killer thought to be dead, and the only clue he has leads him to Annabelle Granger, a woman who looks like one of the victims and whose family has been running from her father's unknown fear.


Grey, Christopher Peter. Leonardo's shadow, or, My astonishing life as Leonardo da Vinci's servant. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2006.
Fifteen-year-old Giacomo, servant to Leonardo da Vinci, helps his procrastinating master finish painting, "The Last Supper," while also trying to find clues to his parentage and pursue his own career as an artist in late fifteenth-century Milan.


Grimes, Nikki. Jazmin's notebook. 1st ed. New York : Dial Books, c1998.
Jazmin, an African-American teenager who lives with her older sister in a small Harlem apartment in the 1960s, finds strength in writing poetry and keeping a record of the events in her sometimes difficult life.


Grimes, Nikki. The road to Paris. New York : Putnam, c2006.
Inconsolable at being separated from her older brother, eight-year-old Paris is apprehensive about her new foster family but just as she learns to trust them, she faces a life-changing decision.


Grisham, John. The brethren. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, 2000.


Grisham, John. The broker. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2005.
One-time Washington power broker Joel Backman who may have acquired secrets to a sophisticated satellite surveillance system is pardoned by the outgoing President under orders from the CIA and is given a new identity in Italy; however, the CIA then reveals his whereabouts to the Israelis, Russians, Chinese, and the Saudis in hopes that someone will assassinate him.


Grisham, John. The last juror. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2004.
In 1970s Clanton, Mississippi, college dropout Willie Traynor turns a failed small-town paper into a success covering a local rape and murder case and finds his life coming full circle when the man convicted of that crime is paroled nine years after receiving a life sentence and jury members from the trial begin turning up dead.


Grisham, John. The rainmaker. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, 1995.
For a class assignment, law student Rudy Baylor is required to provide free legal advice to a group of senior citizens. He stumbles onto one of the largest cases of insurance fraud ever seen.


Grisham, John. The summons. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2002.
Law professor Ray Atlee and his troublesome younger brother Forrest are called home to Clanton, Mississippi by their dying father, Judge Atlee, but when the judge dies before the meeting can take place, Ray is left to untangle an old family secret.


Gruen, Sara. Water for elephants : a novel. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, 2006.
Ninety-year-old Jacob Jankowski finds himself haunted by memories of his past in the circus and the freaks, exotic animals, and other people he encountered as a performer.


Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Double identity. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2005.
Thirteen-year-old Bethany's parents have always been overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.


Hamamura, John. Color of the sea. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2006.
Sam's pain over losing the love of his life when her parents take her back to Japan is overshadowed when he is drafted by the U.S. Army and sent to Japan on a secret mission that forces Sam to choose between his loyalties to America and loyalties to his heritage.


Hartinger, Brent. Grand & Humble. 1st ed. New York : HarperTempest, c2006.
Alternating chapters follow the lives of two high school boys, whose recent nightmares and premonitions of disaster are linked to mysterious past events.


Hartnett, Sonya. Surrender. 1st U.S. ed. Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2006, c2005.
As he is dying, a twenty-year-old man known as Gabriel recounts his troubled childhood and his strange relationship with a dangerous counterpart named Finnigan.


Hautman, Pete, 1952-. Rash. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2006.
In a future society that has decided it would "rather be safe than free," sixteen-year-old Bo's anger management problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.


Haydon, Elizabeth. Destiny : child of the sky. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2001.
Driven by a vision, Rhapsody risks her life to save a religious leader of her new homeland.


Headley, Justina Chen, 1968-. Nothing but the truth (and a few white lies). 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2006.
Fifteen-year-old Patty Ho, half Taiwanese and half white, feels she never fits in, but when her overly-strict mother ships her off to math camp at Stanford, instead being miserable, Patty starts to become comfortable with her true self.


Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. The sun also rises. New York, NY : Scribner, [1996].
Focuses on a "lost generation" of Americans who fought in France during World War I and who expatriated themselves from America after the war.


Hiaasen, Carl. Nature girl. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2006.
Fed up with telemarketers and suffering from manic-depressive illness, Honey Santana plans to teach salesman Boyd Shreave a lesson and arranges a meeting with him in the Florida Everglades, but when she arrives, she realizes she isn't the only one using the remote site to deal with their problems.


Hobbs, Valerie. Defiance. 1st ed. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2005.
While vacationing in the country, eleven-year-old Toby, a cancer patient, learns some important lessons about living and dying from an elderly poet and her cow.


Hoffman, Alice. Incantation. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2006.
During the Spanish Inquisition, sixteen-year-old Estrella, brought up a Catholic, discovers her family's true Jewish identity, and when their secret is betrayed by Estrella's best friend, the consequences are tragic.


Hopkins, Ellen. Burned. 1st ed. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2006.
Seventeen-year-old Pattyn, the eldest daughter in a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt's Nevada ranch for the summer where she temporarily escapes her alcoholic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance, only to lose everything when she returns home.


Hornby, Nick. A long way down. New York : Riverhead Books, 2005.
A former talk-show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother, each intending to commit suicide, find themselves together on the roof of a London building and begin to contemplate their individual choices and circumstances.


Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-. Raven's gate. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2005.
Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle.


Hostetter, Joyce. Blue. 1st ed. Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2006.
Ann Fay Honeycutt becomes the man of the house at age thirteen after her father leaves to fight in World War II, forcing Ann to give up her childhood and tend to her family, but when a polio epidemic strikes, Ann faces the most devastating challenge of her life.


Jansen, Hanna, 1946-. Over a thousand hills I walk with you. 1st American ed. Minneapolis : Carolrhoda, 2006.
Jeanne, the only member of her family not murdered in the Rwandan genocide, struggles to start a new life without her family while coping with the violent memories that haunt her.


Jaramillo, Ann. La línea. 1st ed. New Milford, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, 2006.
When fifteen-year-old Miguel's time finally comes to leave his poor Mexican village, cross the border illegally, and join his parents in California, his younger sister's determination to join him soon imperils them both.


Johnson, Angela, 1961-. Heaven. 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2000, c1998.
Fourteen-year-old Marley's seemingly perfect life in the small town of Heaven is disrupted when she discovers that her father and mother are not her real parents.


Jones, Traci L. Standing against the wind. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
After her mother is sent to jail, eighth-grader Patrice Williams moves to Chicago to live with her aunt Mae where she attends a school filled with gangs and drug runners, applies for a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, and learns there is hope for her future.


Julavits, Heidi. The uses of enchantment : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2006.
Mary Veal, the victim of a questionable abduction at the age of sixteen, returns home after years of being absent to attend her mother's funeral, and is confronted by the various people involved with her experience and the memories she has tried to forget.


Kidd, Ronald. Monkey town : the summer of the Scopes trial. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2006.
When her father hatches a plan to bring publicity to their small Tennessee town by arresting a local high school teacher for teaching about evolution, the resulting 1925 Scopes trial prompts fifteen-year-old Frances to rethink many of her beliefs about religion and truth, as well as her relationship with her father.


Kingsolver, Barbara. The poisonwood Bible : a novel. 1st ed. New York : HarperFlamingo, c1998.
Nathan Price and his family move to the Belgian Congo in 1959, and the experiences they have while living in Africa affect each member of the family in a different way.


Konigsburg, E. L. The outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2004.
Upon leaving an oppressive summer camp, twelve-year-old Margaret Rose Kane spearheads a campaign to preserve three unique towers her grand uncles have been building in their back yard for over forty years.


Kuhlman, Evan. Wolf boy : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2006.
When the Harrelson's eldest child is killed in a car accident, her parents and siblings struggle to deal with their grief and adapt to their new family dynamic.


Lansens, Lori. The girls : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2006, c2005.
A fictional autobiography of conjoined twins told by Rose and Ruby Darlen, two young women who, nearing the age of thirty, are about to become history's oldest surviving twins to be joined at the head.


Larson, Kirby. Hattie Big Sky. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2006.
Sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks inherits her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana in 1917 and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war in Europe.


Lester, Julius. Cupid : a tale of love and desire. 1st ed. Orlando : Harcourt, c2007.
Cupid, the spoiled and mischievous god of love, is attracted to and marries the beautiful mortal, Psyche, and both learn many lessons about the nature of love.


Levine, Gail Carson. Fairest. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2006.
In the Kingdom of Ayortha, Aza, an unattractive woman with a magical voice, learns to balance her appearance with her talent, meanwhile, her singing attracts both Prince Ijori, who cannot resist it, and Queen Ivi, who plots to use it to benefit herself.


Lewis, Richard, 1949-. The killing sea. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006.
In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra, two teenagers, American Sarah and Acehnese Ruslan, meet and continue together their arduous climb inland, where Ruslan hopes to find his father and Sarah seeks a doctor for her brother.


Lipsyte, Robert. Raiders night. 1st ed. New York : HarperTempest, c2006.
Matt Rydeck, co-captain of his high school football team, endures a traumatic season as he witnesses the rape of a rookie player by teammates and grapples with his own use of performance-enhancing drugs.


Lubar, David. Sleeping freshmen never lie. New York : Speak, 2007, c2005.
While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.


Lubar, David. True talents. 1st ed. New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2007.
A group of psychic friends from Edgeview Alternative School unite to rescue Eddie "Trash" Thalmeyer who has been kidnapped by a shady character after testing his telekinetic abilities in a bank by moving a stack of cash into his pocket.


Lupica, Mike. Summer ball. New York : Philomel Books, 2007.
Thirteen-year-old Danny must prove himself all over again for a disapproving coach and against new rivals at a summer basketball camp.


Lynch, Scott, 1978-. The lies of Locke Lamora. New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
Locke Lamora, a member of a group of orphans know for their wits and talent for thieving, finds himself pulled into the city's criminal underworld and struggles to free himself from the group before his life is destroyed.


Madden, Kerry. Gentle's Holler : a novel. New York : Viking, 2005.
In the early 1960s, twelve-year-old songwriter Livy Two Weems dreams of seeing the world beyond the Maggie Valley, North Carolina, holler where she lives in poverty with her parents and eight brothers and sisters, but understands that she must put family first.


Martin, Lee, 1955-. The bright forever : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2005.
Nine-year-old Katie Mackey, the daughter of the most affluent family in a small Indiana town, disappears one night while riding her bike to the library, throwing the town into turmoil.


McCafferty, Megan. Charmed thirds : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Crown, c2006.
During the summer after her first year in college, Jessica has a hard time fitting in with the hipster staff at the Brooklyn-based magazine for which she's interning and is tempted by three very different guys--a neoconservative resident assistant, an "emo" boy, and a married Spanish graduate student--when problems with Marcus arise.


McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-. The full cupboard of life. 1st American ed. New York : Pantheon Books, 2003.
Precious Ramotswe, owner of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in Botswana, wonders about the direction of her relationship with her boyfriend, while investigating the suitors of a wealthy entrepreneur in an attempt to determine whether they are after the woman's heart or her money.


McCann, Colum, 1965-. This side of brightness : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Metropolitan Books, 1998.
Nathan Walker, an African-American man from the Okefenokee swamps of Georgia, comes to New York City in the early twentieth century to help dig the underground tunnel for the subway system, and forms a bond with his Irish and Italian co-workers that impacts the next three generations.


McCann, Colum, 1965-. Zoli : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Random House, c2006.
Zoli Novotna, a young woman from a traveling Gypsy family, flees 1930s Czechoslovakia to join a clan of fellow Romani harpists, where Zoli becomes the symbol of a supposedly brave new world of tolerance in the Soviet Union and finds her gift of poetry embraced by the Gypsy people and a young English expatriate.


McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-. The road. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2006.
Traces the journey of a father and his son as they walk alone after a great fire has consumed the nation and left everything in ashes.


McCaughrean, Geraldine. Cyrano. 1st U.S. ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2006.
Ashamed of his ugliness, long-nosed Cyrano de Bergerac, a brilliant seventeenth-century poet and expert swordsman in the French army, helps a rival woo and win Roxane, the beautiful cousin Cyrano loves in silence.


McDermott, Alice. After this. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
John and Mary Keane and their four children, Michael, Annie, Jacob, and Clare, battle the tumultuous political, social, and spiritual upheavals of the 1950s and 1960s.


Meehl, Brian. Out of Patience. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2006.
Twelve-year-old Jake Waters cannot wait to escape the small town of Patience, Kansas, until the arrival of a cursed toilet plunger causes him to reevaluate his feelings toward his family and its history.


Meloy, Maile. A family daughter : a novel. New York : Scribner, c2006.
Abby Santerre, infatuated with her uncle Jamie since he came to entertain her when she was a seven-year-old chicken pox patient, falls into an incestuous affair with him years later when he arrives once again to help her deal with her grief over her father's death, and in an effort to save herself, she writes an autobiographical novel that everyone in the family denies is true--but which causes them all to make changes in their lives.


Meloy, Maile. Liars and saints : a novel. New York : Scribner, c2003.
Four generations of the Catholic Santerre family struggle to navigate a succession of life-altering events which have dramatic consequences for later generations.


Mengestu, Dinaw, 1978-. The beautiful things that heaven bears. New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.
Ethiopian refugee Sepha Stephanos, running a grocery store in an African-American neighborhood in Washington, D.C., finds hope for the future and a renewed sense of family when he is befriended by a white woman and her biracial daughter who move in next door, not realizing there are some who will not approve of his new relationship and do not welcome what marks the beginning of a wave of gentrification.


Meno, Joe. The boy detective fails. Chicago : Punk Planet Books, c2006.
Billy Argo, boy detective, was devastated when his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline, committed suicide more than ten years ago, and, after a stay at a mental hospital, he returns to his home to discover a transformed city and a purpose in his life.


Merullo, Roland. Golfing with God : a novel. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005.
Herman Fins-Winston is summoned by God to help improve his putting game; but instead of teaching God about the game, it is Herman who learns important lessons.


Messud, Claire, 1966-. The emperor's children. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2006.
Three friends, Marina Thwaite, Danielle, and Julius, struggling to make their way in New York City, find their friendship tested when an idealistic college dropout comes to town, changing the friend's lives forever.


Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942-. Curse of the blue tattoo : being an account of the misadventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman and fine lady. 1st ed. Orlando : Harcourt, c2004.
In 1803, after being exposed as a girl and forced to leave her ship, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she battles her snobbish classmates, roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.


Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942-. Under the Jolly Roger : being an account of the further nautical adventures of Jacky Faber. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, Inc., c2005.
In 1804, fifteen-year-old Jacky Faber heads back to sea after seeing her beloved Jaimy with another woman; however, her life takes a dramatic turn when she and her shipmates take command of the ship and she is accused of piracy.


Mitchell, David (David Stephen). Black swan green : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Random House, c2006.
A meditative novel of a young boy on the cusp of adulthood follows a single year in the life of thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor as he grows up in what is for him the sleepiest village in Worcestershire, England, in 1982.


Moore, Christopher, 1957-. A dirty job. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2006.
Charlie Asher, a neurotic and anxious hypochondriac who hates change, confronts the challenges of being a widower and a single parent when his wife dies of a freak medical condition on the day his new daughter, Sophie, is born.


Moriarty, Jaclyn. The murder of Bindy MacKenzie. 1st American ed. New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2006.
Class brain Bindy Mackenzie has alienated her entire high school but when she realizes someone is trying to kill her, she has to make friends in order to get help.


Mosley, Walter. Black Betty. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c1994.
Private investigator Easy Rawlins is hired to find Elizabeth Eady, aka "Black Betty", who has left chaos and mayhem in her wake.


Mosley, Walter. A little yellow dog : an Easy Rawlins mystery. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c1996.
Even though he has given up the street life and taken a job as supervising custodian of Sojourner Truth Junior High School, trouble seems to follow Easy Rawlins, this time in the form of a seductive teacher with something to hide, and a dead body in the school garden.


Mourlevat, Jean-Claude. The pull of the ocean. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2006.
Loosely based on Charles Perrault's "Tom Thumb," seven brothers in modern-day France flee their poor parents' farm, led by the youngest who, although mute and unusually small, is exceptionally wise.


Mullen, Thomas. The last town on earth : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2006.


Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-. Handbook for boys : a novel. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2002.
Sixteen-year-old Jimmy, on probation for assault, talks about life with three old men in a Harlem barbershop and hears about the tools he can use to get what he wants.


Némirovsky, Irène, 1903-1942. Suite française. New York : Knopf, 2006.
In 1940, several families and individuals are thrown together as they flee Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion and struggle to stay alive and grieve for the life they once knew.


Newton, Robert, 1965-. Runner. 1st American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
In Richmond, Australia, in 1919, fifteen-year-old Charlie Feehan becomes an errand boy for a notorious mobster, hoping that his ability to run will help him, his widowed mother, and his baby brother to escape poverty.


Nix, Garth. Abhorsen. 1st ed. New York : Eos/HarperCollins, c2003.
Lirael, the young Second Assistant Librarian of the Clayr, is abruptly transformed into the Abhorsen-in-Waiting--a future guardian of the border between life and death--and immediately finds the fate of all life in her hands.


Nix, Garth. Lirael : daughter of the Clayr. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2001.
When a dangerous necromancer threatens to unleash a long-buried evil, Lirael and Prince Sameth are drawn into a battle to save the Old Kingdom and reveal their true destinies.


Nix, Garth. Sabriel. New York : HarperCollins, c1995.
Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.


Nolan, Han. A summer of Kings. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006.
Over the course of the summer of 1963, fourteen-year-old Esther Young discovers the passion within her when eighteen-year-old King-Roy Johnson, accused of murdering a white man in Alabama, comes to live with her family.


Norton, Andre. The elvenbane. New York : Tor, [1992], c1991.
Raised by dragons, the halfbreed Shana is the fulfillment of the Prophecy that will change the world of Elvenbane.


Norton, Andre. Elvenblood. 1st mass market ed. New York : Tor Fantasy, 1996.
Shana tries to find a weapon that will bring down the elven lords, but in the process finds herself being kept prisoner by the Iron People.


Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-. After the wreck, I picked myself up, spread my wings, and flew away. 1st ed. New York : Harper Tempest, c2006.
Blaming herself for the car accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge that killed her mother, fifteen-year-old Jenna undergoes a difficult physical and emotional recovery.


Odom, Mel. The quest for the trilogy : a rover novel of three adventures. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2007.
Juhg, the new master librarian, begins a desperate search of his now-absent mentor's journals in search of clues on how to prevent the so-called "Kharrion's Wrath," an ancient threat which endangers the existence of the world.


Oppel, Kenneth. Skybreaker. 1st ed. New York : Eos, c2006.
Matt Cruse, a student at the Airship Academy, and Kate de Vries, a young heiress, team up with a gypsy and a daring captain, to find a long-lost airship, rumored to carry a treasure beyond imagination.


Park, Linda Sue. Project Mulberry : a novel. New York : Clarion, c2005.
Julia, a Korean-American, and her friend Patrick learn about tolerance, friendship, and patience while working together on a project about silkworms.


Paterson, Katherine. Bread and roses, too. New York : Clarion Books, c2006.
Twelve-year-old Rosa and thirteen-year-old Jake form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts.


Patneaude, David. Deadly drive. Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman, 2005.
On Whidbey Island, Washington, fourteen-year-old Casey has two goals--to become an excellent basketball player like her mother was, and to find the hit-and-run driver who injured her and killed her mother nine years earlier.


Peck, Richard, 1934-. Here lies the librarian. New York : Dial Books, c2006.
Fourteen-year-old Eleanor "Peewee" McGrath, a tomboy and automobile enthusiast, discovers new possibilities for her future after the 1914 arrival in her small Indiana town of four young librarians.


Peck, Richard, 1934-. On the wings of heroes. New York : Dial Books, c2007.
A boy in Illinois remembers the homefront years of World War II, especially his two heroes--his brother in the Air Force and his father, who fought in the previous war.


Peet, Mal. Tamar. 1st U.S. ed. Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2007.
In England in 1995, fifteen-year-old Tamar, grief-stricken by the puzzling death of her beloved grandfather, slowly begins to uncover the secrets of his life in the Dutch resistance during the last year of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and the climactic events that forever cast a shadow on his life and that of his family.


Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. Nineteen minutes : a novel. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, 2007.
The people of Sterling, New Hampshire, are forever changed after a shooting at the high school leaves ten people dead, and the judge presiding over the trial tries to remain unbiased, even though her daughter witnessed the events and was friends with the assailant.


Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Edgar Allan Poe. New York : Sterling Pub., c2006.
The fall of the House of Usher -- The masque of the red death -- The tell-tale heart -- The cask of Amontillado -- The oval portrait. Five stories by the nineteenth-century American writer best known for his tales of horror.


Pratchett, Terry. Wintersmith. 1st ed. New York : HarperTempest, c2006.
Witch-in-training Tiffany Aching accidentally interrupts the Dance of the Seasons and awakens the interest of the elemental spirit of Winter, forcing her to turn to the six-inch-high, sword-wielding, sheep-stealing Wee Free Men to put the seasons aright.


Rand, Ayn. The fountainhead. Centennial ed. New York : Plume, [2005], c1943.
Presents the centennial edition of Ayn Rand's novel of that contains the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him.


Rash, Ron, 1953-. The world made straight. 1st ed. New York : Holt, 2006.
After stumbling into a bear trap surrounding a large marijuana grove on his neighbor's property, Travis Shelton finds himself drawn into a world of subtle evils and danger as he struggles to free himself from his neighbor's influence and protect his close friends from a painful conflict.


Rawles, Nancy, 1958-. My Jim : a novel. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, [2006], c2005.
Ex-slave Sadie Watson reveals to her granddaughter her experiences while in bondage and the love she had for her husband, Jim, who escaped down the Mississippi with Huck Finn when he learned he was to be sold.


Rees, Celia. Pirates! : the true and remarkable adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, female pirates. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury ;, 2003.
At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Nancy Kington and Minerva Sharpe, set sail from Jamaica on a pirate vessel, hoping to escape from an arranged marriage and slavery.


Reinhardt, Dana. A brief chapter in my impossible life. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2006.
Sixteen-year-old atheist Simone Turner-Bloom's life changes in unexpected ways when her parents convince her to make contact with her biological mother, an agnostic from a Jewish family who is losing her battle with cancer.


Richardson, Nigel. The wrong hands. 1st American ed. New York : Knopf, 2005.
Fourteen-year-old Graham Sinclair, born with mysterious hands and a strange secret, finds his life further complicated when he saves a baby after a plane crash and meets a beautiful girl.


Riordan, Rick. The lightning thief. 1st ed. New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, c2005.
Percy, expelled from six schools for being unable to control his temper, learns the truth from his mother that his father is the Greek god Poseidon, and is sent to Camp Half Blood where he is befriended by a satyr and the demigod daughter of Athena who join him in a journey to the Underworld to retrieve Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a catastrophic war.


Ruby, Laura. I'm not Julia Roberts. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, 2007.
Loopy -- Restoration -- Ballad of the Barbie feet -- Dear psycho -- Safekeeping -- Picture of health -- I am Julia Roberts -- The bunko bunny -- The dog next door -- Hug machine. A collection of interrelated stories by Laura Ruby that explore the challenges women face as they deal with second husbands, stepchildren, and life after divorce.


Ryan, Sara. The rules for hearts : a family drama. New York : Viking, 2007.
Battle Hall Davies learns some truths about herself and her brother Nick when he contacts her nearly five years after he ran away from home and invites her to spend the summer between high school and college with him in Forest House, the group home where he lives in Portland.


Sachar, Louis, 1954-. Small steps. New York : Delacorte Press, c2006.
Three years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is trying hard to keep his life on track, but when his old pal X-Ray shows up with a tempting plan to make some easy money scalping concert tickets, Armpit reluctantly goes along.


Saldaña, René. The whole sky full of stars. 1st ed. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2007.
Eighteen-year-old Barry competes in a non-sanctioned boxing match in hopes of helping his recently-widowed mother, unaware that his best friend and manager, Alby, has his own desperate need for a share of the purse that may put their friendship on the line.


Schmidt, Gary D. First boy. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, 2005.
Dragged into the political turmoil of a presidential election year, fourteen-year-old Cooper Jewett, who runs a New Hampshire dairy farm since his grandfather's death, stands up for himself and makes it clear whose first boy he really is.


Sedaris, David. Holidays on ice. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown and Co., c1997.
A collection of six humorous Christmas stories written by David Sedaris.


Setterfield, Diane. The thirteenth tale : a novel. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, 2006.
Aging, reclusive author Vida Winter, having given out multiple versions of her life story over the years, decides to finally set the record straight and engages Margaret Lea, a London bookseller's daughter, to write her biography, drawing the young woman into a tale of a governess, a ghost, a willful woman, feral twins, and a gothic mansion.


Sharma, Akhil, 1971-. An obedient father. 1st Harvest ed. San Diego : Harcourt, 2001, c2000.
An Indian bribe collector, Ram Karan, is plunged into a seedy underworld of gangsters and political betrayals when the incoming Prime Minister is murdered and his own daughter reveals a crime he committed long ago.


Shimko, Bonnie. Kat's promise. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006.
Orphaned and sent to live with her bitter and angry aunt, thirteen-year-old Katherine learns how her family's past has affected her and her relatives and makes decisions about how to move forward with her own life.


Shulman, Polly. Enthusiasm. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2006.
Julie and Ashleigh, high school sophomores and Jane Austen fans, seem to fall for the same Mr. Darcy-like boy and struggle to hide their true feelings from one another while rehearsing for a school musical.


Shusterman, Neal. Everlost. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2006.
When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where, although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing--even skinjacking--to break free.


Shusterman, Neal. The Schwa was here. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2004.
A Brooklyn eighth-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an "invisible-ish" boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone.


Simmons, Dan. The terror : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2007.
The confidence of crew members aboard the HMS "Terror" in 1845 begins to erode when the ship is trapped for a second summer in the ice at the Arctic Circle, and the dwindling food and coal supplies, as well as unrelenting cold, become the least of their worries when it becomes clear they are being stalked by an unknown and monstrous predator.


Smith, Roland, 1951-. Cryptid hunters. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion Books For Children, c2005.
Twins, Grace and Marty, along with a mysterious uncle, are dropped into the middle of the Congolese jungle in search of their missing photojournalist parents.


Smith, Roland, 1951-. Jack's run. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2005.
Kidnapped by drug czar Alonzo Asnar and held hostage in Argentina, Jack and his sister Joanne attempt a daring escape while their parents, aided by some old friends, set out to rescue them.


Smith, Roland, 1951-. Zach's lie. 1st Hyperion Paperbacks ed. New York : Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, 2003, c2001.
When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust to his family's sudden move to Elko, Nevada, after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determined to track them down.


Sonnenblick, Jordan. Notes from the midnight driver. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
After being assigned to perform community service at a nursing home, sixteen-year-old Alex befriends a cantankerous old man who has some lessons to impart about jazz guitar playing, love, and forgiveness.


Sparks, Nicholas. Dear John. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, 2006.
After he is released from the Army, John Tyree plans to spend the rest of his life with University of North Carolina student Savannah Lynn Curtis, but the events of September 11 change everything.


Stone, Tanya Lee. A bad boy can be good for a girl. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2006.
Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva all fall for the same sexy high school senior, and while they each make different choices, they're all changed by their experiences of love and sex.


Strasser, Todd. Slide or die. 1st Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2006.
Seventeen-year-old Kennin and his sister move to Las Vegas to be near their father who is in prison and becomes friends with Tito; but when Tito shows up one night with a stolen car, Kennin takes over the wheel and uses extraordinary driving skill to avoid being caught by the police.


Stratton, Allan. Leslie's journal : a novel. Toronto ; : Annick Press ;, c2000.
Leslie's life seems to settle from chaos to wonderful when Jason, the new guy in school, asks her out. Things quickly change, however, and spin out of control as she finds out that Jason is not as nice as she thought and she must find a way to break out of the relationship.


Stroud, Jonathan. The Amulet of Samarkand. 1st ed. New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books For Children, c2003.
Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, becomes caught in a web of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion, after he summons the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Loveland.


Stroud, Jonathan. The golem's eye. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2004.
In their continuing adventures, magician's apprentice Nathaniel, now fourteen years old, and the djinni Bartimaeus travel to Prague to locate the source of a golem's power before it destroys London.


Stroud, Jonathan. Ptolemy's gate. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion Books For Children, c2006.
Bartimaeus, Nathanial, and Kitty face treacherous magicians and an enemy from "The Other Place" that threatens London and the world.


Trigiani, Adriana. Home to Big Stone Gap : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2006.
Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney returns to her beloved Big Stone Gap, Virginia, after attending the wedding of her daughter in Italy and, feeling a need to fill the void of being an empty-nester, agrees to direct the town musical, a production of "The Sound of Music" starring local talent from the past and present.


Turner, Ann Warren. Hard hit. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
A rising high school baseball star faces his most difficult challenge when his father is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.


Twelve Hawks, John. The traveler : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2005.
Three secret societies, the Travelers, the Harlequins, and the Tabula, head for a showdown when the mercenary Tabula who want to control the world, target Gabriel and Michael Corrigan who may have inherited their Traveler father's gifts as a prophet of wisdom, forcing Maya, a reluctant Harlequin, to take up her duties as sworn protector to the brothers.


Tyler, Anne. Digging to America : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
A chance encounter between two families--the Donaldsons, and the Iranian-born Yasdans--at the Baltimore airport prompts an examination about what it means to be an American.


Unger, Lisa, 1970-. Beautiful lies : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2006.
After a good deed unleashes a chain of events that cause Ridley Jones to question her entire life, she is thrown into a confusing world where everyone in her life seems like a stranger and she is forced to trust no one in order to save her own life.


Van Diepen, Allison. Street pharm. 1st Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2006.
Seventeen-year-old African-American drug dealer, Ty Johnson, takes over his father's business and struggles to make sense of his life when competition from out of town threatens him and those who are close to him.


Vande Velde, Vivian. The book of Mordred. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Under King Arthur's reign, Kiera--daughter of Lady Alayna--is abducted by knights who leave their barn burning and their only servant dead, and Alayna travels to Camelot to entreat Mordred to help resuce her.


Vida, Vendela. Let the Northern Lights erase your name : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ecco, c2007.
On the day of her father's funeral, Clarissa Iverton is shocked to learn that the man she called "Daddy" was not her biological father after all, and sets out to learn the truth about her past.


Waller, Robert James, 1939-. Border music. New York : Warner Books, c1995.
Describes the relationship between a West Texas rancher Jack Carmine, "God's only freeborn soul", and Linda, an exotic dancer from Minnesota whom he rescues. Jack has a profound effect not only on Linda, but also on song writer Bobby McGregor, whom he met in Vietnam, and Vaughn Rhomer, Jack's uncle.


Waller, Robert James, 1939-. Puerto Vallarta squeeze : the run for el Norte. New York : Warner Books, c1995.


Welsh, T. K. Resurrection men. 1st ed. New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2007.
In 1830 London human corpses are a commodity. Who is the murderer at the heart of London's furtive trade in human corpses.


Westerfeld, Scott. The last days : a novel. New York : Razorbill, c2006.
Five New York teenagers try to concentrate on their new band while the city suffers from a mysterious epidemic that is turning people into cannibals.


Westerfeld, Scott. Pretties. 1st Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2005.
Tally's perfect life as a Pretty is disrupted when she receives a letter from herself, written when she was an Ugly, reminding her of the promise she made to take a drug developed to cure the brain lesions that keep the Pretties shallow and happy--and when she takes the pills, she becomes a target of those determined to keep Pretty society carefree.


Wilce, Ysabeau S. Flora Segunda : being the magickal mishaps of a girl of spirit, her glass-gazing sidekick, two ominous butlers (one blue), a house with eleven thousand rooms, and a red dog. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.
While taking a shortcut in her eleven thousand room home, fourteen-year-old Flora Fyrdraaca discovers Valefor, the family butler who was banished years earlier by the girl's mother, and tries to restore the magical being's position in the household.


Wilson, Diane L. Black storm comin'. 1st ed. New York : Margaret K. McElderry, c2005.
Twelve-year-old Colton, son of an African-American mother and a white father, takes a job with the Pony Express in 1860 after his father abandons the family on their California-bound wagon train, and risks his life to deliver an important letter that may affect the growing conflict between the North and South.


Wilson, Diane L. Firehorse. 1st ed. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2006.
Spirited fifteen-year-old horse lover Rachel Selby determines to become a veterinarian, despite the opposition of her rigid father, her proper mother, and the norms of Boston in 1872, while that city faces a serial arsonist and an epidemic spreading through its firehorse population.


Wittlinger, Ellen. Blind faith. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2006.
While coping with her grandmother's sudden death and her mother's resulting depression and fascination with a spiritualist church, whose ministers claim to communicate with the dead, fifteen-year-old Liz finds herself falling for a new neighbor whose mother is dying of cancer.


Wooding, Chris, 1977-. Storm thief. 1st Scholastic ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
With the help of a golem, two teenaged thieves try to survive on the city island of Orokos, where unpredictable probability storms continually change both the landscape and the inhabitants.


Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.). Emako Blue. New York : Putnams, c2004.
Monterey, Savannah, Jamal, and Eddie have never had much to do with each other until Emako Blue shows up at chorus practice, but just as the lives of the five Los Angeles high school students become intertwined, tragedy tears them apart.


Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-. The mislaid magician, or, ten years after : being the private correspondence between two prominent families regarding a scandal touching the highest levels of government and the security of the realm. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2006.
In 1828, English cousins Cecelia and Kate and their husbands search for a missing German railway engineer and with the help of their wizardry skills, uncover a plot that could endanger the unity of England.


Zusak, Markus. The book thief. 1st American ed. New York : Knopf, c2006.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.





REF 782.421 BYN

Bynoe, Yvonne. Encyclopedia of rap and hip hop culture. Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Alphabetically arranged entries offer a comprehensive overview of hip hop music, focusing on the four elements of hip hop culture and their thirty-year history and profiling influential artists.


Legislative roster 2007-2008 : 94th General Assembly. Jefferson City, MO : Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Inc, [2007].
Contains listing and phone numbers of government officials of state of Missouri including the Senate and House of Representatives for the 90th General Assembly. Also includes maps of Senatorial and Representative districts in Missouri, a chart showing how a bill progresses through the Missouri Legislature, forms of address for government officials, listing of United States Senators and Representatives, and a map of the nine Congressional districts of Missouri.






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TPL 300.71 STU

Study guide : social studies and citizenship education : content knowledge. 2nd ed. [Princeton, NJ] : Educational Testing Service, c2005.

TPL 362.76 COL

Cole, Trena. Charred souls : a story of recreational child abuse. Indianapolis, IN : Oberpark, c2002.

TPL 370.11 DEM

Democratic schools : lessons in powerful education. 2nd ed. Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 2007.

TPL 370.15 MEN

Mendler, Allen N. Motivating students who don't care : successful techniques for educators. Bloomington, Ind. : National Educational Service, c2000.
Presents a practical guide for teachers and administrators that provides five strategies for motivating and encouraging students.

TPL 370.76 FUN

Fundamental subjects : content knowledge study guide. [Princeton, N.J.] : Educational Testing Service, c2004.

TPL 371.102 GIN

Ginsberg, Margery B., 1954-. Creating highly motivating classrooms for all students : a schoolwide approach to powerful teaching with diverse learners. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2000.
Gives practical advice to teachers of culturally and ethnically diverse students to help them cultivate their intrinsic desire to learn.

TPL 371.102 WON

Wong, Harry K., 1932-. The first days of school : how to be an effective teacher. Mountain View, CA : H.K. Wong, c2004.
Offers advice on how to become an effective teacher through the development of three characteristics--positive expectations, classroom management, and lesson mastery--and discusses the need for teachers to continue in personal learning and growth to become a professional educator.

TPL 371.2 EXP

Expanding student assessment. Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c1991.

TPL 371.2 SCH

Schmoker, Michael J. Results now : how we can achieve unprecedented improvements in teaching and learning. Alexandria, Va : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c2006.
This book presents a critical argument that if student achievement is to improve, instruction will have to change and improve, particularly in the high-order proficiencies. He sets out a clear but simple agenda to transform education in American schools.

TPL 371.2 STU

Study guide for the school leaders and services tests. [Princeton, N.J.] : Educational Testing Service, c2003.
Presents a study guide for taking the four school leaders and services tests, providing overviews, advice on multiple-choice questions, study topics, and practice tests with answers and explanations. Includes CD with taped portion of the School guidance and counseling practice.

TPL 371.9 SPE

Special education : core knowledge : study guide : practice & review. [Princeton, N.J.] : ETS, 2002.

TPL 372.12 PIG

A pig don't get fatter the more you weigh it : classroom assessments that work. New York : Teachers College Press, c2007.
Classroom assessments that work / Judy F. Carr -- Inclusive classroom assessment / Phyllis Jones and Susan Sheffield -- Performance assessment in the elementary grades / Stephen Rushton and Anne Marie Juola-Rushton -- "Can you listen faster?" : assessment of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse learners / Weimin Mo -- Using informal assessments to monitor and support literacy progress / Janice S. Eitelgeorge, G. Pat Wilson, and Karen Kent -- Policy and technical considerations for classroom assessment / Rosemarie L. Ataya -- Action researchand classroom assessment / Elizabeth Larkin and Sharon Keller -- Collaboration to strengthen classroom assessment / Janice Fauske -- Involving parents in classroom assessment / Phyllis Jones. An overview of classroom assessment that covers contemporary issues, practical applications, and how to organize and use collected data. Includes vignettes.


Study guide for the science constructed-response tests. [Princeton, N.J.] : Educational Testing Service, c2003.

TPL 507.6 SCI

Sciences content knowledge : study guide. [Princeton, N.J.] : Educational Testing Service, c2002.


Praxis study guide for the mathematics tests. [Princeton, N.J.] : Educational Testing Service, c2003.


English language, literature, and composition : content knowledge study guide. [Princeton, N.J.] : Educational Testing Service, c2004.
A study guide for the Praxis "English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge" test that provides study tips and topics, reading selections for analysis, a practice exam, and test-taking tips.


Study guide for the English language, literature, and composition : essays and pedagogy tests. [Princeton, NJ] : Educational Testing Service, c2003.