April 2022

POETRY

 

My Nothingness Gone, My World Speaks
Erin Elizabeth Eyer


Imagine how it feels to live in a world alone, where you are unable to communicate with the people in your life. This was the world of Erin Elizabeth Eyer for 35 years until assistive technology unleashed her voice. A gifted artist and poet, Eyer creates a rich experience, conjuring words and images not easily forgotten. The book celebrates Eyer’s life and art while challenging cultural myths surrounding the autism spectrum. Eyer hopes the book will inspire other artists on the autism spectrum as well as inform and inspire conversations in venues from education and the arts to public policy.

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POETRY

 

The Path to Kindness
Edited by James Crews


Following the success and momentum of his anthology How to Love the World, James Crews's new collection, The Path to Kindness, offers more than 100 deeply felt and relatable poems from a diverse range of voices including well-known writers Julia Alvarez, Marie Howe, Ellen Bass, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alberto Ríos, Ross Gay, and Ada Limón, as well as new and emerging voices.

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BOOK REVIEWS

 

BookPage

 

BookPage serves as a selection guide for public librarians and reading recommendation guide for patrons. Bulk subscriptions assist with outreach, readers’ advisory and circulation. 
 
Our editors evaluate hundreds of books each month in order to recommend only the very best new titles each month, presenting a curated selection of informative, accessible book reviews, author interviews and special features in all genres and categories.
 

STORYTIME

 

Reach Everyone, Even Those Without Broadband Internet


LibraryCall is a project of the Galecia Group—library technology leaders, developed because everyone needs access to high-quality stories and information, especially the last 10% of your users who don't have access to broadband Internet.


We have utilized state-of-the-art cloud applications with a very simple technology—telephones—to provide a platform that is hassle-free for staff and patrons, offering an array of possibilities, including a local telephone number, a website widget and a QR code.


Our services include a local phone number, tracking dashboard, and an interface for managing content. To learn more, visit librarycall.com today.

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VIDEO GAMES

 


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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

 

Reconstruction: The Rebuilding of the United States After the Civil War
Judy Dodge Cummings  


How does a country rebuild its infrastructure, government, and economy while resolving the status of 4 million newly freed people? In Reconstruction: The Rebuilding of the United States After the Civil War, middle schoolers examine the era from 1865 to 1877, a time when the United States wrestled with questions that still plague the country today. Who should be able to vote? What is the right government response to white supremacy? Hands-on projects, primary sources, and graphic novel–style illustrations.

 

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

 

Climate in Crisis: Changing Coastlines, Severe Storms, and Damaging Drought
Carla Mooney


Do you see evidence of climate change in your town? In Climate in Crisis: Changing Coastlines, Severe Storms, and Damaging Drought, readers 12 to 15 learn true, personal stories about people dealing with today’s climate crisis and take a deep dive into the science behind climate change. Hands-on science activities and essential questions invite kids to make predictions and test their hypotheses about the future of our planet.

 

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

 

World War I: The Great War to End All Wars
Julie Knutson  


World War I: The Great War to End All Wars brings to light the key details of this critical juncture in history for ages 12 to 15. The Great War marks the transition to a modern era in which mass destruction became not only a possibility but a reality through military technologies a century in the making. Essential questions, hands-on activities, and text-to-world connections highlight the way the past connects to the present-day world.

DON'T MISS--YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

ART & DESIGN

 

Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin's Scientific Approach to Information Design
R. Roger Remington, Sheila Pontis, Ph.D.


Communicating Knowledge Visually presents a timely, in-depth examination of information design pioneer, Will Burtin. Using a methodical approach, the authors analyze Burtin’s way of working and nine of his seminal projects, including his exhibitions for The Upjohn Company and diagrams for SCOPE magazine. Excerpts taken from Burtin's unpublished writing offer insight into his thinking process and explain how he transformed complex scientific information into easy, accessible visual forms. Scientists, designers, educators and students will gain valuable knowledge from Burtin's unique design approach in meeting the current challenges of communicating complexity in their respective fields. Foreword by Steven Heller.

 

ART & DESIGN

 

Edited by Donald Albrecht and Jessica Lacher-Feldman; Medical and Consulting Editor William M. Valenti M.D.
 
Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster offers nearly 200 examples of visually arresting and socially meaningful posters, taken from more than 8,000 held in the collection at the University of Rochester. The posters, spanning the years from 1982 to the present, show how social, religious, civic, and public health agencies have addressed the controversial, often contested terrain of the HIV/AIDS pandemic within the public realm. Includes a preface by Avram Finkelstein, and an essay, “Worlds of Signification: Power and Subjectivity in Global AIDS Posters,” by Jennifer Brier and Matthew Wizinsky.
 

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AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR BOOKING

 

Children's Literature Redesigned Booking Service


Children's Literature, a respected review source since 1993, has redesigned its Author/Illustrator Booking Service for librarians to efficiently book authors and illustrators. With one click, you can create a fabulous event. 


•    Connect directly with children's and YA authors/illustrators
•    Filter authors/illustrators based on your specific needs: budget, age, audience, location, and more 
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•    Takes no percentage of event fees or author honorariums
•    New authors and illustrators joining the service monthly
•    Virtual and in-person programs

 

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COMICS

 


Part interpretive criticism, part philosophical meditation, Regarding Frames: Thinking with Comics in the Twenty-First Century explores the ways that literary comics engage readers in the mutual construction of meaning. Kwa draws from a wide range of philosophical, critical, and theoretical texts to analyze the visual and verbal narrative strategies that artists use. She examines the work of comic artists Gabrielle Bell, Michael DeForge, Kevin Huizenga, Laura Park, and Dash Shaw who construct their particular visions of the world. These creators’ experiments with form pose questions about the difference between how things appear to be and how they are. 

 

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MEMOIR

 

Healing
Theresa Brown

From the mammogram that would change her life through her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shift, Theresa Brown, RN, tells a poignant and powerful story about having breast cancer in the United States. Healing is must-read for all of us who have tried to find healing through our health-care system.

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COOKING

 

That Noodle Life
Mike Le & Stephanie Le

75 fun, easy, comforting recipes that go way beyond spaghetti and ramen. Inspired by the noodle-crazed cuisines of Asia, Italy, and the American melting pot, these recipes dish up high-impact, slurpable flavor and minimal fuss. From the creators of the two-time Saveur-award-winning i am a food blog.
 
DON'T MISS--COOKING
DON'T MISS--RELATIONSHIPS
DON'T MISS--SCIENCE & NATURE/GARDENING
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BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

 

Burnout Antidote
Anne Bérubé
 
Tune into Your Natural Gifts and Overcome Burnout
 
" In an era of unprecedented levels of burnout, anxiety, and loneliness, Anne's book is a lifeline to those who over give in the service of others. Grounded in embodied spirituality, she guides her readers through a transformational process to access limitless wisdom and energy. You can increase your impact in the world and your capacity for service without draining yourself or losing your health and happiness."—Deepak Chopra, MD, bestselling author of Total Meditation
 
Restore your energy, find emotional freedom, and thrive with the help of this guide to overcoming burnout. Anne Bérubé helps you access your innate capacity to heal and shows you that your burnout can become a gateway to embodied wisdom and vitality. Through meditations, visualizations, self-inquiry, and more, you will learn how to overcome obstacles and gain access to limitless spiritual energy. 

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BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

 

 
Enchant Your Life with a Little Witchful Thinking
 
" Packed full of smart, practical tips and techniques for living your best, most empowered life, Witchful Thinking is the equivalent of a powerful magical toolkit. The author’s kind, warm tone makes this book very accessible; reading it is like speaking with a fun friend...Highly recommended."—Judika Illes, author of the Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells

Here’s the perfect book to guide you on a journey into witchcraft, feminism, and vibrant health. Designed for women of all identities, this book warmly encourages you to create your own magic, embrace your body type, and start your personal revolution. Enjoy witchy tips from Zoë and a variety of contributors, including Madame Pamita, Linda Yael Schiller, and Laura Keeble. Create a charmed life full of magic and inspiration.

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BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

 

 
Move Swiftly on Your Own Two Feet, for Baba Yaga You Must Meet
 
Discover ancient and modern Slavic magical practices through stories told by the legendary Baba Yaga herself. Learn about the magic of the sun, moon, and stars, as well as the magic of weather, animals, seasons, stones, food, beeswax, and more. Each chapter includes a piece of the fairy tale of Vasylyna, comments from Baba Yaga, and hands-on tips and techniques from author Madame Pamita.
 
"[ A] beautiful telling of Ukrainian fairy tales."—Pamela Chen, author of Enchanted Crystal Magic
"Pamita guides you in creating living, breathing, beautiful magic that will change your life."—Nicholas Pearson, author of Flower Essences from the Witch's Garden
" [A] delightful-to-read and easy-to-understand guide."—Patricia Robin Woodruff, PhD, author of Woodruff's Guide to Slavic Deities

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