Matters of the Library Media Center

Nonfiction Collection Update: Winter/Spring 2016

Hello, friends! Below you will find the most recent purchases for our nonfiction collection, which will begin arriving this month. Most all of these resources have a copyright of 2014-2016. Some resources are not yet published, but should arrive before the end of the school year. If you see something here that interests you, and you'd like to check it out, or reserve it for when it arrives, just let me know and I'll get it to you as soon as possible. As always, please let me know if there is a book you'd love to see in our library. I would be more than happy to add it to our collection, if at all possible!

Reference Titles

Doping in Sports: Winning at Any Cost

Essential Issues: Brain Injuries in Football

Essential Events: The Newtown School Shooting

Food Matters: Gluten-Free and Other Special Diets

How the U.S. Security Agencies Work

Issues in Sports: High-Pressure Youth Sports

Political Issues: Piracy on the High Seas

Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?

Social Issues: Beauty Pageants

Social Issues: Cell Phones and Driving

Social Issues: Divorce and Children

Social Issues: Is Society Becoming Less Civil?

Special Reports: ISIS

History & Current Events

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

The Ebola Epidemic: The Fight, the Future

The Iliad (An Illustrated Adaptation)

Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, & an Epic College Basketball Rivalry

The Odyssey (An Illustrated Adaptation)

A Police Mr. Big Sting Goes Wrong: The Story of Kyle Unger

The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a WWII Concentration Camp

Surviving Disaster: The Boston Marathon Bombing

Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge

Biographies & Memoirs

American Wife: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

Estee Lauder: Businesswoman and Cosmetics Pioneer

Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland

Lab Girl

Lucille Ball: Actress and Comedienne

The Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best

Marilyn Monroe: Hollywood Icon

Positive: A Memoir

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

Sam Walton: Founder of the Walmart Empire

Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University

This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs


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