Schroeder Library Media Center
June 2021 Newsletter
Reminder: Library Closed June 7 - June 22
Students (grades 9-11) and staff who would like to check out books for the summer should do so prior to June 7. Summer checkouts will be due back on September 10, 2021.
On Monday, June 7, library furnishings that are up for grabs will be labeled accordingly. Please claim items and make arrangements to have them moved by June 24.
The Best Adult Books You Didn't Know We Have
The Black Church, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Stony the Road and one of our most important voices on the African American experience comes a powerful new history of the Black church as a foundation of Black life and a driving force in the larger freedom struggle in America.
The Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, Les Payne
An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author’s interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative.
Dominicana, Angie Cruz
Fifteen-year-old Ana Canción never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year's Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a cold six-floor walk-up in Washington Heights. Inspired by her own mother’s story, Angie Cruz “bridges the gaps in all the silences in the telling” of the immigrant experience.
Eat a Peach, David Chang
From the chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix’s "Ugly Delicious"—an intimate account of the making of a chef, the story of the modern restaurant world that he helped shape, and how he discovered that success can be much harder to understand than failure.
The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Whitehead’s narrative is based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children.
A Promised Land, Barack Obama
Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid
A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.
Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump, Ph.D
In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.
Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi
Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after an ankle injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family’s loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho
How can I have white privilege if I’m not wealthy?
When does style become cultural appropriation?
If Black people can say the N‑word,why can’t I?
In this book, Emmanuel Acho creates a dialogue that is honest, straightforward, and accessible to those seeking answers. This is a conversation that needs to happen to mend the racial divide in our world.
The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.
-Book descriptions courtesy of publishers
SUMMER COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
Are you picking up a new class in the fall or are contemplating a new project? I can help with that too!
MLA Handbook - 9th edition
The updated handbook has a new appendix with hundreds of sample works cited list entries. These are listed by publication format and include books, databases, websites, YouTube videos, interviews and more. It also offers improved navigation features, including "What It Is," "Where to Find It," and "How to Style It" explanations for each element of works cited entries.
The MLA 9 Handbook also expands attention to elements of style, including capitalization, punctuation, styling numbers, and use of names/titles/organizations. This new edition has an entirely new chapter on inclusive language.
I will also be offering professional development highlighting MLA 9 citation and research paper formatting in the fall.