Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy Birthday

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Three writers known for their children's books were born on this day : Madeleine L'Engle, Louisa May Alcott, and C.S. Lewis. from New Morning Daybook What books have you read by any of these authors? Were any favorites of yours or were they required for a class?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

D.E.A.R. list

Thursday, November 15, 2007
D.E.A.R stands for Drop Everything and Read! These books are award winners from the past few years.

The books on these pages represent a few of the award books we have in the library.

While on vacation have a DEAR day and read for fun!

Pulitzer Prizes
A $10,000 prize goes to the winner of the outstanding writing for the year. While most of the prizes relate to journalism, at least two are given each year to fiction and nonfiction

Applebaum, A. Gulag: A History
HV8964.S65 A67 2003

Bird, K. American Prometheus :
The Triumph and Tragedy of
J. Robert Oppenheimer
QC 16.O62 B57 2005

Coll, S. Ghost Wars DS371.2.C63

Elkins, C. Imperial Reckoning:
The Untold Story of Britain’s
Gulag in Kenya
DT433.577.E45 2005

Fischer, D. Washington’s Cross
ing E263.P4 F575 2004

Hahn, S. A Nation Under Our
Feet E185.2.H15 2003

Oshinsky, D. Polio: An American
Story RC181.U6 O83 2005

Robinson, M. Gilead
PS3568.O3125 G55 2004

National Book Award
Considered one of the highest awards for literature for American Authors, it covers nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and children’s literature. Top prizes are $10,000 for each category.

Birdsall, J. The Penderwicks
PZ7.B51197 Pe 2005

Didion, J. The Year of Magical
Thinking PS3554.I33 Z63 2005

Jones, E. The Known World
PS3560.O4813 K58 2003—a

Newbery Awards
Awarded to the top national best children’s book published in America

Bartoletti, S. Hitler Youth:
Growing up in Hitler’s
Shadow DD253.5.B37 2005

Caldecott Awards

Awarded to the top national best illustrated children’s book published in America

Sidman, J. Song of the Water
Boatman and Other Pond
Poems PS3569.I295 S66

Golden Kite Award
Presented for outstanding children’s writers by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and

Freedman, R. Children of the
Great Depression
HQ792.U5 F738 2005

Jurmain, S. Forbidden
SchoolHouse PZ2317.C73
J87 2005—honor book

Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal

Created in honor of Dr. Seuss.

Rylant, C. Henry Mudge and the Great Grandpas PZ7.R982 Hearmg 2005

Carnegie Medal
Given for outstanding books for children or youth written in English and published in the UK. The Carnegie Medal will celebrate its 70th birthday in 2007.

Chambers, A. Postcards from
No Man’s Land PZ7.C3557
PO 2002

Cooper , H. Pumpkin Soup
PZ7.C78555 Pu 1999

Doherty, B. Dear Nobody
PZ7.D56947 De 1994

Wojciechowski, S. The Christ
mas Miracle of Jonathan
Toomey PZ7.W8183 Ch

Michael L. Prinz Award

A relatively new award, this medal identifies outstanding Young Adult literature

Almond, D. Skellig PZ7.A448 SK1999

Chambers, A. Postcards from No Man’s
Land PZ7.C3557 PO 2002 (Many
books receive more than one award

"Out in the West..."

Writing about the Western United States has been a popular subject for a authors since James Fenimore Cooper — wrote about his west (New York!) We can no longer “go West” in the same manner as one hundred years ago, —except in the novels and diaries of


Berger, T. Little Big Man PS3552.E719 L5 1985

Brouwer, S. Evening Star PS3552.R6825 E94 2000

Brouwer, S. Thunder Voice PS3552.R6825 T48 2001

Cather, W. Death Comes for the Archbishop PS3505.A87 D4 1927

Cather, W. O Pioneers! PS3505.A87 O2 1992

Crane, S. “The Blue Hotel,” and “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky,” In His Complete Short Stories PS1449.C85 A12

Enger, L. Peace Like a River PS3555.N422 P42 2001

Grey, Z. Riders of the Purple Sage PS3513.R6545 R5 1980

Guthrie, A. B. The Big Sky PS3513.U855 B5 1982

Harte, B. The Outcasts of Poker Flat. PS1829.O9

Jones, W. Edge of Two Worlds PZ7.J735 Ed

Kingsolver, B. The Bean Trees PS3561.I496 B44 1998

Kirkpatrick, J. All Together in One Place PS3561.I712 A79 2000

L'Amour, L. The Chreokee Trail (Not in Library)

Leonard, E. The Hot Kid PS3562.E55 H66 2005

McMurtry, L. Comanche Moon PR3563.A319 C66 1997

McMurtry, L. Lonesome Dove PS3563.A319 L6 1995

McMurtry, L. Streets of Laredo PS3563.A319 S7 1993

Portis, C. True Grit PS3566.O663 T7

Reid, M.. The Boy Hunters OR Adventures in Search of a White Buffalo PZ7.R273 Boh6

Richardson, H. L. The Devil’s Eye PS3568.I3175 D48 1995

Sandoz, M. Horsecatcher (not in Library)

Schaap, J. Touches the Sky PS3569.C33 T68 2003

Schaefer, J. Shane (not in Library)

Stanley, D. & Karas, G. Saving Sweetness PZ7.S7869 Sav 1996

Swarthout, G. Bless the Beasts and Children PS3537.W3743 B5

Non Fiction

Alter, J. Extraordinary Women of the American West CT3207.A58 1999

Calvert, P. Great Lives:The American Frontier F590.5.C35 1997

Cox, C. The Forgotten Heroes: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers E185.925 .C65 1993

DeVoto, B. The Journals of Lewis and Clark F592.4 1953

Stegner, W. The Sound of Mountain Water. F591.S84

Women Who Changed their World

First Century BC

Abbott, J. Cleopatra DT92.7.A18

1st Century AD

Brock, A. G. Mary Magdalene, the first Apostle BS2485.B73 2003

17th Century

Dorsey, E. Pocahontas E90.P6 D7

Grant, C. Queen and Cardinal: A memoir of Anne of Austria and her relations with Cardinal Mazarin DC124.3.G7

Winship, M. The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson BX7148.M4 W552005

18th Century

Southan, B. C. Jane Austen.PR4037.S59 1968

19th Century

Bennett, P. Emily Dickinson:

Woman Poet PS1541.Z5 B44 1990

Gollaher, David. Voice for the Mad: the life of Dorothea Dix HV28.D6 G65 1995

Marks, E. Colette PQ2605.O28 Z73

Nightingale, Florence. Letters.
UH347.N6 N5

Tomalin, C. The Life and Death of Mary Wollstoncraft PR5841.W8 Z84

Wilson, Dorothy. Lone Woman: The story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor R154.B623 W5

Twentieth Century

Burgess, Alan. The Small Woman. [Gladys Aylward] BV3427.A9 B8

Brooks, P. The House of Life QH31.C33 B7 [Rachel Carson]

Carson, Rachel. Under the Sea-Wind QH92.C3 1952

Chukovskaya, Lydia. The Ahkmatova Journals. PG3476.A324 Z58213 2002

Earhart, A. The Fun of It. TL540.E3 A32

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl DS135.N6 F73313 1995

Goodall, Jane. 40 Years at Gombe QL31.G58 L56 1999

Harpaz, B. The Girls in the Van. [Hilary Clinton] E837.C55 H37 2001

Keller, Helen..Selected writings HV1624.K4 A27 2005

Kirk, C. J.K. Rowling PR6068.O93 Z739 2003

Learning, B. Katharine
Hepburn PN2287.H45 L43 1995

Lillard, A. Montessori: The Science behind the Genius LB1029.M75 L53 2005

Montessori, Maria. The
Montessori method LB775.M7613 1964a

Parks, Rosa My Story. F334.M753 P37 1992

Porter, David. Mother Teresa: the early years BX4406.5.Z8 P67 1986

Rosenstiel, L. Nadia Boulanger: A life in music ML423.B42 R7 1982

Fleming, Candace. Our
Eleanor E807.1.R48 F67 2005

Scharf, l. Eleanor Roosevelt: the first lady of American liberalism E807.1.R48S34 1987

Skaerved, M. Dietrich PN2658.D5 S54 2003

Immigrant Adventures

The Issues and Research

Chen, H. Chinatown no More
F128.9.C5 C45 1992

Dinnerstein, L. Natives and
Strangers. 2nd ed.
E184.A1 D49 1990

Harris, N. The New Untouchables
HD6300.H37 1995

Kivisto, P. & Blanck, D. American
Immigrants and their Generations
E175.5.H3 A44 1990

Kyle, D. and Koslowski, R. Global
Human Struggling JV6201.G56

Scott, F. D. , ed. World Migration in
Modern Times JV6021.S36

Toro-Morn, M. & Alicea, M.
Migration and Immigration
JV7035.M542 2004

Trueba, H. T. Healing
Multicultural America (Mexican
LC2687.C2H43 1993

Ungar, S.J. Fresh Blood:The New
American Immigrants.
JV6455.5.U54 1995

The following are personal
narratives. Even the fictional accounts are largely drawn on true events.
Across the Oceans

An Na A Step from Heaven
PZ7.N1243St 2001 (Korea)

Bunting, Eve. Dreaming of America
PZ7.B91527 Ds 1999

Conley, E.A. The Chosen Shore
JV6465.C73 2004 (Mixed)

Fadiman, A. The Spirit Catches
You and You Fall Down
RA418.5.T73 F33 1997

Gallo, D. ed. First Crossing:
Stories about Teen Immigrants
PZ5.F924 2004 (Mixed)

Gundisch, K. How I became an
PZ7.G967 Ho 2001(Europe)

Hest, A. When Jessie Came
Across the Sea PZ7.H4375
WF 1997 (Europe)

Hyun, P. In the New World
DU624.7.K67 H983 1995

Nugent, W. Crossings
JV6454.N84 1992

Winter, J. Klara’s New World
PZ7.W754Kl 1992

Across the Land

Aldrich, L. Overland Route to
California F593.A38 1966

Conley, R. Mountain Wind
PS3553.O494 M68 1992

Harrell, B. LongWalker’s
Journey PZ7.H234Lo 1999

McGlashan, C. History of the
Donner Party. F868.N5 M28

Lasky, Kathryn. Beyond the
PZ7.L3274 Be 1983

Manly, W. Death Valley in ‘49
[1849] F868.D2 M28

Murphy, Jim. Across America
on an Emigrant Train
PR5495.M79 1993

Stanley, J. Hurry Freedom
F866.S813 2000

Turner, A. Red Flower Goes West
PZ7.T8535 Rf 1999
Woodruff, Elvira Dear Levi:
Letters from the Overland Trail
PZ7.W86 O6 Dc1994

If you like...

Catherine Marshall, Janette Oke, Boede Thoene, You'll like these authors

Ammerman, M. The Ransom PS3551.M56 R36 1997
Austin, L Fire by Night PS3551.U839 F57 2003

Benson, A. Awakening Mercy
PS3552.E5476585 A95 2000
Beckett, L. A Time Before You Die PR6052.E28 T5 1999
Benry, R. Little White Lies PS3552.E54764 L57 2001
Billingsly, R. Let the Church Say Amen PS3602.I445 L47 2004

Blackstock, T. Cape Refuge PS3552.L34285 C37 2002
Blackston, R. Flabbergasted PS3602.L3255 F68 2003
Bly, S. The Senator’s Other Daughter PS3552.I93 S46 2001

Cramer, W. Levi’s Will PS3603.R37 L48 2005

Feldhahn, S. The Veritas Conflict PS3556.E4574 V4 2001
Fickett, H. Daybreak PS3556.I325 D39 1995

Gansky, A. The Prodigy PS3557.A5195 P76 2001
Glover, R. Bitter Thistle, Sweet Rose PS3557.L678 B58 1994
Groot, T. The Brother’s Keeper PS3557.R5655 B67 2003

Hall, L. Katheryn’s Secret PS3558.A3698 K38 2000
Hancock, K. Shadow Over Kiriath PS3608.A698 S537 2005
Hart, B. Grace at Low Tide PS3608.A78395 G73 2005
Hatcher, R. Catching Katie PS3558.A73574 C38 2003
Henderson, D. The Protector PS3558.E4829 P76 2001
Higgs, L. Whence Came a Prince PS3558.I36235 W48 2005

Hunt, A. The Velvet Shadow PS3558.U46747 V45 1999

Johnson, S. The Last Guardian PS3560.O3638 L37 2001

Kirkpatrick, J. No Eye Can See PS3561.I712 N6 2001
Kraus, H. Could I Have this Dance? PS3561.R2875 C68 2001
Kraus, J. The Treasure PS3561.R2876 T74 2000

McCusker, P. The Faded Flower PS3563.C3533 F34 2001
MacDonald, G The Complete Fairy Tales PR4966.K58 1999
Morren, Ruth. Wild Rose PS3613.O7553 W55 2004
Moser, N. The Seat Beside Me PS3563.O88417 S43 2002
Myers, B. Fire of Heaven PS3553.Y36 F57 1999

Musser, J. The Infidel PS3563.U84 I5 2001
Nichols, L. If I Gained the World PS3564.I2745 I36 2003

Olson, J. Oxygen PS3515.L75 O95 2001
Palmer, C. The Happy Room
PS3566.A496 H3 2002
Rivers, F. Unashamed PS580.R3 R58 2000

Samson, L. Songbird PS3569.A46673 S6 2003
Schaap, J. Touches the Sky PS3569.C33 T68 2003
Seddon, A. Red Planet Rising PS3569.E3145 C79 1995
Simon, F. Trial by Fire PS3559.I4816 T75 1999
Snelling, L. The Reaper’s Song PS3569.N39 R43 1998
Sprinkle, P. But Why Shoot the magistrate? PS3569.P687 B8 1998

Stafford, T. Sisters PS3569.T25 S57 2000
Tales of Faraway Places: The Storyteller’s Collection PS648.C43 S77 2000
Tatlock, A. Things We Once Held Dear PS3570.A85 T48 2006
Turner, J. Some Wildflower in My Heart PS3570.U717 S66 1998

Vaughan, R. Touch the Face of God PS3622.A94 T68 2002
Whitlow, R. The Sacrifice PS3573.H49837 S33 2002
Whittington, B. Living with Fred PS3623.H5872 L585 2005b


Gowans, J. O Lord! PN6110.R4 G69
L’Engle, M. A Cry Like a Bell
PS3523,E55 C7 1987

Vacation Reads

One of my delights every year is to peruse suggested reading lists for summer. These are from Houston, Texas for 11-12 graders, and although some of the fiction is Young Adult (teen characters and issues), the range of issues and topics merits a try for something different.
The synopses are from the list.


Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice
PR4034.P7 1945

Baldwin, James. Go Tell It on the
Mountain. PS3552.A45 G5

Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man
PS3555.L625 I6

Eugenides, Jeffrey. Middlesex
PS3555.U4 M53 2002
“In order to understand why she is not like other girls, Calliope must uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal.”

Flinn, Alex Breathing Underwater.
PZ7.F6935 Br 2001

Frank, F. R. America PZ7.F84913 Am
“The enduring love of his foster mother and a dedicated therapist are fifteen-year-old America’s only positive life forces in this disturbing, powerful story of forgiveness and “against the odds” survival.”

Heinlein, Robert. Stranger in a Strange
Land PS3515.E288 S7

Heller, Joseph. Catch-22. PS3558.E476

James, Henry. Washington Square PS2116.W3 1959

Jones, Edward P. The Known World
PS3560.O4813 K58 2003
“Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave, is befriended by the most powerful man in antebellum Virginia’s Manchester County and becomes proprietor of his own plantation, as well as of his own slaves.”

McMurtry, Larry. Lonesome Dove
PS3563.A319 L6 1995
“Augustus McCrae and W.F. Call...face danger and hardships during a cattle drive from Texas to Montana…”

Picoult, Jodi. My Sister’s Keeper
PS3566.I372 M9 2004
“Thirteen-year-old Anna, a product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can fight leukemia. She begins a legal procedure to stop her parents fro using her body to keep Kate alive.”

Roth, Philip. The Plot Against
America PS3568.O855 P58 2004

Sijie, Dai. Balzac and the Little
Chinese Seamstress PQ2664.A437
B3513 2001
“During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys exiled to the countryside for “reeducation” are distracted first by a violin, then by a beautiful young seamstress and a stash of Western classics.”

Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath PS3537.T3234 G7 1939


Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood
HV6533.K3 C3

Corwin, Miles. And Still We Rise:
The Trials and Triumphs of
Twelve Gifted Inner-City High
School Students LC3993.9.C678
“...chronicles the incredible challenges faced by high school seniors in a South-Central Los Angeles gifted program.”

Greenblatt, Stephen. Will in the
World: How Shakespeare Became
Shakespeare PR 2894.G74 2004

Hawking, Stephen. A Brief History
of Time QB981.H377 1988

Levitt, Stevin D. & Dubner,
Stephen J. Freakonomics
HB74.P8 L479 2005

Thoreau. Walden PS3042.A7 1950

Tucker, Jonathan B. Scourge: The
Once and Future Threat of
Smallpox RC183.1.T83 2001

Wilson, Edward O. The Future of
Life QH75.W535 2002


Dylan, Bob. Chronicles: Volume One
ML420.D98 A3 2004 v.1

Malcolm X Autobiography
E 185.97.L5 A3

McBride, James. The Color of Water: A Black
Man’s Tribute to his White Mother F130.N4
M38 1996

Markham, Beryl. West With the Night
TL540.M345 A3 1983.
“The British Aviator first to fly west across the Atlantic Solo describes her childhood in British East Africa and her unconventional life.”

Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar PS3566.L27 B45

Welty, Eudora. One Writer’s Beginnings
PS3545.E6Z475 1985

HAISLN Recommended Reading List 2006

Short but Powerful

To some, the essay and short story are more
preferable than the huge novels or serials.

Who can forget Thomas Paine’s stirring broadsides or “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Conner once have been read?

Enjoy the sampling of
essayists and short story authors listed here.

Non Fiction

Bellow, S. It All Adds Up: A
Nonfiction Collection
PS3503.E4488 O23 1994

Coles, R. Harvard Diary II:
Essays on the Sacred and
the Secular
BV4501.2.C6423 1997

Jacobs, A. Shaming the Devil:
Essays in Truthtelling
BD171.J23 2004

Kane, J. Touched by a Nurse:
Special Moments that
Transform Lives
RT82.K327 1999

Lewis, C. S. Of Other
Worlds: Essays and Stories
PR6023.E926 O3 1975

Schaeffer, F. Art & the

Bible BR115.A8 S3 1973


One author

Borges, J. Collected Fictions
PQ7797.B635.A24 1998

Christie, A. Miss Marple:
The Complete Short
PR6004.H66 A6 1986

Crutcher, C. Athletic Shorts
PZ7.C89 At 1991

Lahiri, J. Interpreter of
PS3562.A316 I58 1999.

Lardner, R. Best Short
Stories. PS3523.A7 B3

McCullers, C. The Ballad
of the Sad Café
PS3525.A1772 B3

Myers, W. 145th Street
PZ7.M992 Aae 2000

Multiple authors

Abrahams, W. Ed. Prize
Stories 1974 (O.Henry
Awards) PZ1.O11 1974

Benard, R.. Ed. All
Problems are Simple
SP648.O64 A34 1988

Booth, M. Christian Short
Stories: An Anthology
PR1309.S5 C5

Clark, A., Ed. The Probe

PZ1.C558 Ti

Coles, R. , Ed. Teaching
PS648.E33 T43 2004

Delany, S. Ed. Nebula
Winners Thirteen. PZ1.A1 N35 v.13

Echevarria, R. Ed. The
Oxford Book of Latin
American Short Stories
PQ7087.E509 1997

Garrity, D. Ed. 44 Irish
Short Stories

Kenison, K. The Best
American Short Stories
PZ1.B446235 2002

LeGuin, U. Norton Book
of Science Fiction
PS648.N66 1993
Moore,L. Ed. The Best American
Short Stories
PZ1.B446236 2004

Oates, J. Ed. The Oxford Book of
American Short Stories
PS648.S5 O94 1992

Ondaatje, M. Ed. From Ink Lake:
Canadian Short Stories
PR9197.32.F76 1990

Sept. 11 Redux

We Remember

The day our world changed : Children’s
Art of 9/11 HV6432.7.G66 2002

Dwyer, J. & Flynn, K. 102 Minutes
HV6432.y.O89 2004

Longman, J. Among the Heroes
HV6432.7.L65 2003

One nation: America Remembers
September 11, 2001 HV6432.O43 2001

September 11, 2001: A collection of
newspaper front pages selected by the
Poynter Institute. HV6432.S459 2001

We take action

Crotty, W. The Politics of Terror
E902.P65 2004

Daalder, I. H. & Lindsay, J. M. America
Unbound E902.D23 2003

Long, E.L. Facing Terrorism : Responding
As Christians BT736.15.L66 2004

We Continue

Barbash, T. On Top of the World
HG4928.5.L886 2003

Berquist, J. L. Ed. Strike Terror No More
BT736.15.S77 2002

Brill, S. After: How America
Confronted the September 12 Era
HV6432.7.B75 2003

Norbert, T. Ashes Transformed
BV227.N6664 2002
We ask why?

The 9/11 Commission Report .
HV6432.7.N39 2004b

The Attack on America: September 11,
2001 HV6432.T474 2002

Bernstein, R. Out of the Blue
HV6432.B47 2002

Burke, J. Al-Qaeda HV6431.B862 2003

Calhouhn, C.; Price, P. ; Timimer, A. Eds.
Understanding September 11
HV6432.U5 2002

Clarke, R. A. Against all Enemies
HV6432.C53 2004

Dudziak, M., Ed. September 11 in History
HV5432.7.S45 2003

Hershberg, E. & Moore, K. W. Eds. Critical
Views of September 11 HV6432.C75 2002

Hoge, J. & Rose, G. Eds. How Did this
Happen ? HV6432.H69 2001

Lincoln, B. Holy Terrors BL65.T47 2003

Meyerowitz, J. History and September 11
HV 6432.7.H57 2003

Miller, J.; Stone, M; & Mitchell, C. The Cell
HV6432.M54 2002

Pyszczynski, T. ; Solomon, S. ; Greenberg, J.
In the Wake of 9/11 HV6432.P97 2003

Talbott, S. & Chanda, N. Eds. The
Age of Terror HV6432.A43 2001

Web sites

9-11 memorial quilt
From Blue, this site allows you to make a public statement and show of support.

First person accounts

1. Digital Archive

2. Videos Short videos made to commemorate and reflect upon the event.

3. New York Documentary person accounts of that day

New York, New York

These are stories or writings about New York or by authors who have lived or are living in New York (Many in the Rochester Area) or both.

Abbott, George. Mr. Abbott
PN2287.A23 A3

Carmer, Carl. Dark Trees in the
Wind F119.C27

Carmer, Carl. The Susquehanna
F157.S8 C3

Douglass, Frederick. My Bondage
and My Freedom
E449.D738 1968

Gordon, Ann D. The Selected
papers of Elizabeth Cady
Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
HQ1410.A2525 1997

Jacobs, Harriet A. Incidents in the
life of a Slave Girl E444.J17 A3

Partridge, Bellamy. Country
Lawyer. KF368.P3 P3

Matthiessen, Peter. The Birds of Heaven
QL696.G84 M372 2001

Adams, Samuel H. Grand-father Stories
PS3501.D317 G7

Carr, Caleb. The Alienist PZ3553.A76277
A44 1995

Chabon, Michael. The Amazing
Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
PS3553.H15 A82 2000

Gardner, John. Grendel PS3557.A712 G7

Gardner, John. Nickel Mountain
PS3557.A712 N5

Gardner, John. October Light PS3557.A712 O3

Howells, William Dean A Hazard of New
Fortunes PS2025.H3

Howells, William Dean. The Rise of Silas
Lapham PS2027.R5 1957

Jackson, Charles. The Lost Weekend
PS3519.A323 L6 1983

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. The
Sojourner PS3535.A845 S6

Safran Foer, Jonathan. Extremely
Loud & Incredibly Close
PS3606.O38 E97 2005

Swados, Elizabeth, Flamboyant
PS3569.W17 f57 1999

Wharton, Edith. The Age of I
PS3545.H16 A7 1987

Wharton, Edith. The Buccaneers
PA3545.H16 b83 1993

Ashbery, John. The Tennis Court
Oath PS3501.S475 T4

Children & Young Adult

Barron, T. A. High as a Hawk
PZ7.B27567.St 2004

Donnelly, Jennifer. A Northern
Light. PZ7.D7194 No 2003

Giff, Patricia Reilly. Pictures
of Hollis Woods
PZ7.G3626 PK 2002

Karr, Kathleen. The Boxer.
PZ7.K149 B0 2000

Lipsyte, Robert. The Brave.
PZ7.L67 Br 1993

Myers, Walter Dean. Fast Sam,
Cool Clyde, and Stuff
PZ7.M992 Fas 1988

Park, Linda Sue The Kite Fighters
PZ7.P22115 Ki 2000

Park, Linda Sue A Single Shard
PZ7.P22115 Si 2001

Sendak, Maurice. In the Night
Kitchen PZ7.S47 In

Taylor, Sydney. All-of-a-
Kind Family PZ7.T2184

Williams, Garcia. Every Time a Rainbow
Dies PZ7.W6713 Ev 2001

Woodson, Jacqueline. If You Come Softly
PZ7.W868 If 1998

For more information on New York
Authors visit the New York State Literary

National Poetry Month 2006

Ashbery, John. The Tennis Court Oath Middletown, Conn., Wesleyan University Press [1962]
PS3501.S475 T4 (A native of Rochester, New York)

Basker, J. G. Amazing Grace: an anthology of poems about slavery New Haven :
Yale University Press, ©2002.
PR1195.S44 A45 2002

Crowell, G. Poems of Inspiration and Courage New York :Harper & Row [1965]
PS3505.R9456 A6 1965

Haines, J. Cicada Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, 1977.
PS3558.A33 C5

Herrera, J. Calling the Doves. San Francisco, Calif. : Children's Book Press, 1995. PS3558.E74 Z464 1995

Kinnell, G. A New Selected Poems.Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
PS3521.J582 A6 2000

L’Engle, M. A Cry Like a Bell. Wheaton, Ill. : H. Shaw Publishers,1987.
PS3523.E55 C7 1987

Levine, P. The Simple Truth New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
PS35623.E9556 1994

Williams, C. K. Repair New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999
PS3573.I4483 R46 1999


Alarcon, F. Iguanas in the Snow. San Francisco : Children's Book Press/Libros para niños, 2001
PS3551.L22139 2001

Booth, P. Crossing. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2001
PS3552.O647 C76 2001 - About railroad crossings.

Esbensen, B. Swing Around the Sun. Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 2003
PS3555.S24 S94 2003

Longfellow, H. Paul Revere’s Ride
PS2271.P3 2003

Myers, W. Here in Harlem New York : Holiday House, 2004
PS3563.Y48 H47 2004.

Rappaport, D. Free at Last Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2004
E186.2.R27 2004

Prelutsky, J. If not for the cat New York : Greenwillow Books, ©2004
PS3566.R36 I35 2004

Schmidt, G. Ed. Robert Frost PS3511.R94A6 1994

Shange, N. Ellington was not a Street. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004
PS3569.H3324 E45 2004

Sidman, J. Song of the Water Boatman and other Pond Poems Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005
PS3569.I295 S66 2005

Mother's Day 2006

Contrary to what many believe, Mother’s Day was not invented by card companies but has existed in varying forms for millennia. It became an official holiday in the United States under President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.
And while much of the essays, fiction and poetry most read for mothers is syrupy and overly romanticized, a body of literature exists which examines the state of motherhood in all its colors. Here are a few for your pleasure and

Non Fiction
Bishop, Bette. The Beauty of
Motherhood: Selected writings
about the Joy of Being a Mother
PS509.M6 B5

Coll, Cynthia G., et. al. Mothering
Against the Odds: Diverse
Voices of Contemporary
Mothers HQ759.M878 1998

Ginsberg, Debra. Raising Blaze:
Bringing Up an Extraordinary
Son in an Ordinary World
HQ769.G56 2002

LamottAnne. Traveling Mercies
PS3562.A4645 Z47 1999

McBride, James. The Color of Water: A
Black Man’s Tribute to His White
Mother F130.N4 M38 1996

Minturn, Leigh. Mothers of Six Cultures:
Antecedents of Child Rearing

Moore, Henry. Mother and Child
NB497.M6 M67 1987

Eckard, Paula. Maternal Body and Voice
in Toni Morrison, Bobbie Ann Mason,
and Lee Smith PS374.M547 E29 2002


Bjorn, Thyra. Mama’s Way.
PS3552.J6 M3

Elmer, Robert The Celebrity.
PS3555.L44 C45 2006

Forbes, Kathryn Mama’s Bank
Account PS 3525.A2694 M3

Naylor, Gloria. Mama Day
PS3564.A895 M3 1989b

Phelps, William. In Tribute to
Mothers PN6110.H6 P5 1942

Styron, William. Sophie’s Choice
PS3569.T9 S6

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club
PS3570.A48 J6 1990

Children & Young Adult

Barron, T. A. High as a Hawk
PZ7.B27567 St 2004

Brooks, Bruce. Midnight Hour
Encores. PZ7.B7913 Mi 1986

Childress, Alice.
Rainbow Jordan
PZ7.C4412 Rai 1982

Curtis, Christopher. Bucking
the Sarge
PZ7.C94137 BW 2004

Greene, Bette. The Drowning
of Stephan Jones
PZ7.G8263 Dr 1996

Cole, Brock. The Facts Speak
for Themselves
PZ7.C67342 Fac 1997

Danziger, Paula Amber
Brown is Green with Envy
PZ7.D2394 Ip 2003

Hurd, Tacher. Mama Don’t
PZ7.H9562 Mam 1984

Jarrell, Mary. The Knee-
Baby PZ7.J293 Kn 1988

Lowry, Lois. Rabble Starkey
PZ7.L9673 Rab 1988.

Mori, Koyoko. Shizuko’s
Daughter PZ7.M826725
Sh 1993

Say, Allen. Tree of Cranes.
PZ7.S2744 Tr 1991

Williams, Vera B. Scooter
PZ7.W6685 Sc 1993

Wood, Douglass. What Moms Can’t Do
PZ7.W84738 Whm 2001

Woodson, Jacqueline. Show Way
PZ7.W868 Sh 2005

At Your Public Library

Mayes, Francis. A Year in the World

Morris, Mary McGarry The Lost Mother.

MaComber, Debbie. Susannah’s Garden

Williams, Marjorie The Woman at the
Washington Zoo.

Under the Collar: Ministers in Literature

Berryman, Jeff. Leaving
PR3602.E767 L4 2002

Cather, Willa. Death Comes
for the Archbishop
PS3505.A87 A6 1990

Erdrich, Louise. The Last
Report on the Miracles at
Little No Horse
PS3555.R42 L37 2001

Frederic, Harold. The
Damnation of Theron
Ware PS1707.D3

Deland, Margaret. John
Ward Preacher
PS1532.J6 1967

Greene, Graham. The
Power and the Glory
PR6013.R44 P6

Gulley, Philip Home to
Harmony PS3557.U449
H66 2000

Howatch, Susan Glamorous
Powers PR6058.O912 G47

Karon, Jan. In This Mountain
PS3561.A678 I5 2002

Musser, Joe. The Infidel
PS3563.U84 I5 2001

Myers, Bill. The Face of God
PS3563.Y36 F33 2002

Parker, Gary. Beyond a
Reasonable Doubt PS3566
.A6784 B48 1994

O’Connor, Flannery. The
Violent Bear It Away
PS3565.C57 1988

O’Connor, Edwin. The Edge
Of Sadness PS3565.C55

Richter, Conrad. A Simple
Honorable Man
PS3535.I429 S5

Robinson, Marilynne Gilead
PS3568.O3125 G55 2004

Schmidt, Gary D. Lizzie
Bright and the
Buckminster Boy.
PZ7.S3527 Li 2004

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. The
Minister’s Wooing
PS2954.M5 1968

Street, James. The High
PS3537.T8278 H2

Trollope, A. Fromley
Parsonage PR5684.F7

Turnbull, Agnes. The
Bishop’s Mantle
PS3539.U76 B5

White, Nelia Gardner.
No Trumpet Before
Him PS3545.H562 N6

Wellman, Paul I. The
Chain PS3545.E52859

Non Fiction

Davies, Horton. A Mirror
of the Ministry in
Modern Novels
PS374.C55 D3

Lindvall, Michael. The
Good News from
North Haven.
PS3562.I51266 G6

End of Life

These books were compiled to complement a conference held here in 2006

Non Fiction

Biggtar, N. Aiming to Kill: The Ethics of Suicide and Euthanasia R726.B64 2004
Griffith, W. More than a parting prayerLessons in Care-giving for the Dying BV4460.6.G75 2005
Kalish, R. A. Ed. Caring Relationships R726.8.C38 1979

Fosso, K. Buried Communities
PR5892.D35 B87 2004
Jecker, N. S. Ed. Aging and Ethics HQ1061.A4555 1991
Kastenbaum, R. On Our Way: The Final Passage through Life and Death BF789.D4 K365 2004
Kubler-Ross, E. To Live Until We Say Good-bye BF789.D4 K83
Meyer, C. Surviving Death

BF789.D4 M455 1991
Mooreland, J. P. & Geisler, N. L. The Life and Death Debate HQ1073.M63 1990
Oliver, S. What the dying teach us BV4438.O57 1998
Vogt, C. Patience, Compassion, Hope BT825.V568 2004
Wangerin, W. Mourning into Dancing BF4905.2.W36 1992
Wilcock, P. Spiritual care of Dying and Bereaved People BV4460.6.W55 1996
Biography/Personal Narratives
Bernstein, J. When the Bough Breaks BF575.G5 B47 1996
O’Kelly, E. Chasing Daylight BF789.D4 O44 2006


Coman, C. M. Many Stones PZ7.C729 Man 2000
Cooney, C.B. Driver’s Ed PZ7.C7834 Dr 1996x
dePaola, T. Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs PZ7.D439 Nan
Guest, J. Ordinary People PS3557.U345 O7 1982
L’Engle, M. A ring of encless light PZ7.L5385 Ri 1980
Mazer, N. F. After the Rain PZ7.M47398 Af 1987
McDonald, J. Swallowing Stones PZ7.M478418 Sw1999
Paterson, K. Bridge to Terabithia PZ7.P273 BR
Rylant, C. Missing May PZ7.R982 Mj 1992

Easter 2006


Hall, D. J. The Cross in our
Context BT453.H27 2003

Hengel, M. Crucifixion.
HV8569.H4613 1977

McDonald, H. D. New
Testament Concept of
BT453.M385 1994

Schmidt, T. A Scandalous
Beauty. BT453.S48 2002


Bounds, E. M. The Ineffable
Glory: Thoughts on the
Resurrection BT871.B75

McKenna, M. And Morning
Came BT483.M35

Wright, N. T. The
Resurrection of the Son of
BS2398.W75 1992 v.3

The Holiday in General

Bradshaw P. Passover and
EasterBV55.P2753 1999

Demaray, Loyalty to Christ
Sermons with Prayers for
The Easter Season
BX8333.D45 L6

Thatcher, F. W. The
Splendor of Easter

Shepherd, M. The Paschal
Liturgy and the
Apocalypse BV55.S5


Grimes, N. At Jerusalem’s
Gate: Poems of Easter
BT482.G75 2005

Smith, H. The Easter book
of Legends and Stories
PN6071.E2 H3

Webb, M. The Master’s
PS3573.E1982 M3 1991

French, F. Easter with
words from the King
James Bible
Oversize BT430.A3 2002

Milhous, K. The Egg
Tree PZ7.M596 Eg

Polacco, P. Chicken
Sunday (Not in Library)

Wells, R. Max’s
Chocolate Chicken PZ7.W46843 Masj 1989

Deaf History Month


Turkington. The Encyclopedia
of Deafness and Hearing
Ref .RF290.T93 2000

Non fiction

A Basic course in Manual
HV2477.B375 1973

Branson, J. Damned for
Their Difference
HV2380.B685 2002

Costello, E. Signing: How to
Speak with your Hands
HV2474.C67 1995

Edwards, E. Music Educa-
tion for the Deaf
MT1.E345 M9

The Gallaudet Survival
Guide to Signing
HV2475.L36 1987

Grayson, G. Talking with
Your Hands, Listening
with your eyes
HV2474.G73 2003

Jankowski, K. Deaf Empow-
erment: Emergence,
Struggle, and Rhetoric
HV2530.J35 1997

Monaghan, L. Many Ways to
Be Deaf
HV2395.M36 2003

Padden, C. Deaf in America
HV2545.P33 1988

Riekehof, L. The Joy of
HV2474.R53 1987
Solo, S. N. Sign Language


Higgins, P. C. Outsiders in
a Hearing World: A
Sociology of Deafness

Lane, H. A Journey into
the Deaf-World
HV2380.L27 1996


Biderma, B. Wired for
Sound RF305.B52 1998

Cohen, L Train Go Sorry
HV2561.N72 N35 1994

Kisor, H. What’s That
Pig Outdoors
HV2534.K57 A3 1990

Spradley, T. Deaf Like

Me HV2391.S66 1985


Jordan, S. The Raging
PZ7.J7684 Rag 1999

McCullers, C. The Heart
Is a Lonely Hunter
PS3525.A1772 H44

Millman, I. Moses Goes
to School
PZ7.M63954 Mp 2000

Millman, I. Moses Goes
to a Concert
PZ7.M63954 Mo 1998

Riskind, M. Apple is my
Sign PZ7.R493 Ap

Scott, V. Belonging
PZ7.S4294 B3 1986
Additional books you have

found about this subject.

2 Good 2 Put Down

Don't start these books if you have an important engagement or appointment!

Non Fiction

Bryson, B. A Short history of Nearly Everything Q162.B88 2003
Cohen, L. H. Train Go Sorry:
Inside a Deaf World HV2561.N72 N35 1994

Levitt, S.D. & Dubner, S. J. Freakonomics. HB74.P8 L479 2005. Unusual answers to current events.
Fried, R. The Passionate Teacher LB1775.2.F75 1995

Kidder, T. Among Schoolchildren LB1776.K48 1989
McCrorie, K. 20 Teachers: In their own words… LB1025.2.M324 1984
Orenstein, P. Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap.

HQ798.O74 1994

Officer, C. & Page, J. Tales of the Earth QB631.O34 1993
Postman, J. Teaching as a Subversive Activity LA 217.P6

Postman, N. Conscientious Objections P40.8.P667 1988
Schachter, D. The Seven Sins
of Memory BF376.S33
2001. Explores ways in which our memories fail us.
Shenk, D. Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut HM221.S515 1998
Trefil, J. Are We Unique: A scientist Explores the Unparalleled Intelligence of the Human Mind BF444.T74 1997


Adams, D. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy PR6051.D3352 H5 1989
Atwood, M. The Handmaid’s Tale PR9199.3.A8 H3 1986

Bradbury, R. Fahrenheit 451
PS3503.R167 F3 1988

Card, O. Ender’s Game PS3553.A655 E5 1986
Coover, R. The Universal Baseball Association PS3553.O633 U6x

Delillo, D. White Noise PS3554.E4425 W48 1986

Fleischman, P. Whirligig PZ7.F599233 Wh 1998

Hersey, J. The Child BuyerPS3515.E7715.C55

Holtzman, J. Ed. Fielder’s Choice PS648.B37
Malamud, B. The Natural PS3563.A4 N27

O/Connor, E. The Edge of Sadness PS3565.C55 E4

Russell, M. The Sparrow PS3568.U76678 S63 1997.
Tyler, A. The Accidental Tourist PS3570.Y45 A23 1985
Vonnegut, K. Slaughterhouse Five PS3572.O5 S61

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Thursday, August 16, 2007
Donne, J. The Prayers of John
Donne BV245.D65

Lockyer, H. All the Prayers of the
Bible BV228.L6

McMullen, M. Hearts Aflame:
Prayers of Susanna, John, and
Charles Wesley BV245.W447
Oxford Book of Prayer.
BV245.O94 1988

Prayer in history
Miller, B. Prayer Meetings that
Made History BV295.M5
The Revival of 1857-58
BR525.L56 1998

Bounds, E. M. Power Through
Prayer. BV210.B586 1991

Bounds, E. M. The Reality of
Prayer BV210.B63

Chambers, O. If Ye Shall Ask

Chambers, O. If Ye Shall Ask

Foster, R. Prayer. Finding the
Heart’s True Home
BV210.2.F68 1992

Gossip. A. In the Secret Place of
the Most HighBV210.G69

Lewis., C. S. Letters to Malcolm:
Chiefly on Prayer BV210.2.l44
Murray, A. With Christ in the
School of Prayer. BV210.M85

Rinker, R. Praying together

Shoemaker. Prayer and You

ShoemakerW, Power Through
Prayer Groups BV287.S47

Torrey, R. A. The Power of Prayer

Wangerin, W. Whole Prayer.
BV215.W36 1998

White, J. Daring to Draw Near

Prayer in the Schools

Fenwick, L. Should the Children
Pray? LC111.F44 1989

Menendez, A. School Prayer and
other religious issues in
American public Education: a
Bibliography Ref. Z 5815.U5

Muir, W. Prayer in the Public
Schools KF 4162.M8

Murray, W. Let Us Pray: a plea for
prayer in our schools
KF4162.M87 1995

Smith, R. Public Prayer and the
Constitution KF4162.S63 1987

Prayer Biographies

Adams, H. Ed. “ I Cried, He
Answered: A Faithful
Record of Remarkable
Answers to Prayer.

McGaw, Francis. Praying Hyde
BV3269.H8 M3

Miller, Basil. George Muller
HV247.M8 M5

Prayers in Poetry

Herbert, G. The Selected Poetry
of George Herbert

Prayers — Children’s Literature

Field, R. Prayer for a Child.

Titherington, Jeanne. A
Child’s Prayer. BV265.T54

Prayers in Fiction
Girzone, J. Joshua and the Children.
PS3557.I77 J64 1989

Add your favorite books about prayer.


Many women named Mary have influenced history for good or ill. Here’s a mix of fiction and nonfiction about Marys.

Bauer, F. Daughter of Nazareth
PZ3.B3255 Dau
Brock, A. Mary Magdalene: The First
Apostle BS2485.B73 2003
Johnson, E. Dangerous Memories: A
Mosaic of Mary in Scripture
BT613.J65 2004
Pelikan, J. Mary Through the Centuries
BT610.P45 1996


Clarke, E. Mary E. Chynoweth:
Missionary to India BV3277.C48 C5
Missionary Martyrs [Mary Louisa Ranf
and Mary E. Carpenter] BV3700.M5
Muller, G. Mary Slessor BV3625.N6 S64

Founder of a church

Gill, G. Mary Baker Eddy BX6995.G59


Donaldson, G. Mary Queen of Scots
DA787.A1 D59
Edwards, F. The Dangerous Queen [Mary
Queen of Scots] DA787.A1 E3
Loades, D. Mary Tudor DA347.L579
Meyer, C. Mary, Blood Mary PZ7.M568
Mar 1999
Ridley, J. Bloody Mary’s Martyrs
DA347.R47 2001
Hamilton, E. William’s Mary DA462.A3
H35 [Mary II of England]
Zweig, S. Mary Queen of Scotland and
the Isles DA787.A1 Z92

Brown, N. Cyclone in Calico E621.B53
[Mary Ann Bickerdyke]
Randall, R. Mary Lincoln E457.25.R3

Hunter, E. The Story of Mary Liu
BV3427.L58 H8 1957


Brown, D. Uncommon Traveler: Mary
Kingsley in Africa DT476.23.K56876


Mary Frank: Encounters N6537.F735 A4
Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman:
N6537.C35 A4 1998

Characters in Fiction

Lea, F. The Four Marys PS3523.E113 F68

Macdonald, G. A Daughter’s Devotion
PR4967.M37 1988

Martin, V. Mary Reilly PS3563.A7296
M37 2001

Travers, P. Mary Poppins PZ7.T589 Mar9


Holt, H. Mary McLeod Bethune
E185.97.B34 H6

Marshall, H. Mary Adelaide Nutting
RT37.N87 M37
Wells, R. Mary on Horseback
RT37.B72 W44 1998


Wilson, D. Take my Hands [Mary
Verghese] R608.V4 W5

Bodenheimer, R. The Real Life of
Mary Ann Evans PR4681.B57
Halsband,R. The Life of Mary Wortley
Montagu DA501.M7 H3
Tomalin, C. The Life and Death of
Mary Wollstonecraft PR5841.W8

Sports and Athletes

Non Fiction

Aaron, Hank. If I Had a
Hammer. GB965.A25 A3 1991

Adler, David. America’s
Champion Swimmer: Gertrude
Ederle GV838.E34 A35 2000

Ashe, Arthur R. A Hard Road to
Glory: A History of the Africa-
American Athlete 1619-1918
GV583 >A75 1988

Baker, William. Jesse Owens: An
American Life BF697.O9 B35

Blount, Mel. The Cross Burns
Brightly HV9106.V532 M453

Byrd, Dennis. Rise & Walk
GV939.B97 A3 1993

Hauser, Thomas. Muhammad Ali
GV1132.A44 H38 1991

Hershiser, Oral Out of the Blue
GV865.H46 A3 1989

Hill, Terry. Batting a Thousand:
Profiles of Baseball Champions
GV865.A1 H49 1987

Jackson, Phil. More than a Game
GV884.J32 A34 2001

Mead, Chris. Champion: Joe
Louis GV1132.L6 M4 1986

Staubach, Roger. Staubach:
Firstdown Lifetime to Go.
GV 939.S733 S37

Williams, Bernard J. The Frank
Leahy Legend GV939.L4


Bing, Christopher. Casey at the
Bat PS3014.T3 C3 2000

Coy, John. Strong to the Hoop
PZ7.C839455 St 1999

Crutcher, Chris. Athletic Shorts
PZ7.C89 At 1998

Crutcher, Chris. The Crazy Horse
Electric Game PZ7.C89 Cr1987

Crutcher, Chris. Ironman
PZ7.C89 Ir 1995

Crutcher, Chris. Running Loose
PZ7.C89 Ru 1983

Crutcher, Chris. Whale Talk
PZ7C89 Wh 2001

Deuker, Carl On the Devil’s Court
PZ7.D493 On 1991

Gutman, Dan. Honus & Me
PZ7.G9846 Ho 1997

Jenkins, A. M. Damage
PZ7 .J4125 Dam 2001

Jenkins, Jerry B. The Youngest Hero
PZ3560.E485 Y68 2002

Jenkins, Jerry B. Hometown Legend PS3560.E486 H66 2001

Johnson, Scott. Safe at
Second PZ7.J6367 Saf

Lynch, Chris. Iceman
PZ7.L979739 Ic 1995

Myers, Walter Dean.
Hoops PZ7.M992 Ho

Myers, Walter Dean. Slam!
PZ7.M992 Sl 1992

Rappaport, Doreen. Dirt
on Their Skirts
PZ7.R18135 Di 2000

Tunis, John R. Yea! Wild
Cats PZ7.T8236 Ye

We Remember: September 11, 2001

We Remember

One nation: America Remembers
September 11, 2001 HV6432.O43 2001

September 11, 2001: A collection of newspaper front pages selected by the Poynter Institute. HV6432.S459 2001

We take action

The 9/11 Commission Report
HV6432.7.N39 2004b

Griffin, Michael. Reaping the whirl
wind: The Taliban Movement in
Afghanistan. DS371l.2.G74 2000

Rashid, Ahmed. Taliban. DS371.2. R367 2001

We ask why?

Alexander, Yohan. Usama bin Laden’s
al-Aqida: a profile of a terrorist
network. HV6431.A43 2001

The Attack on America: September 11,
2001 HV6432.T474 2002

Bergen, Peter. Holy War, Inc.: inside
the secret world of Osama bin Ladin.
HV6430.B55 B47 2001

Bernstein, R. Out of the Blue
HV6432.B47 2002

Bodansky. Yossef. Bin Laden: the man
who declared war on America
HV6430.B55 B65 1999.

Calhoun, C. Understanding September
11 HV6432.U5 2002

Halliday, F. Two Hours that shook the
World HV6432.H35 2002

Hersbherg, E. Critical Views of
September 11 HV6432.C75 2002

Hoge, J. How Did This Happen?
HV6432.H69 2001


Lake, Anthony. 6 nightmares. HV6432. L34 2001

Lincoln, B. Holy terrors: Thinking
about religion after September 11
BL65.T47 L56 2003

Martin, John M. & Romano, Anne T. Multinational Crime: Terrorism, espionage, drug & arms trafficking
HV6252.M37 1992

Miller, J. The Cell
HV6432.M54 2002

Pyszczynski, T. In the Wake of 9/11
HV6432.P97 2003

Randal, J. Osama
HV430.B55 R36 2004

Schweitzer. Glenn E. Superterrorism
HV6431.S375 1998

Simon, Jeffrey D. The terrorist trap. 2nd ed. HV6432 .S55 2001

Stern, Jessica. The Ultimate
terrorists. HV6431.S74 1999
Talbott, S. The Age of Terror HV6432.A43 2001

We struggle to heal

Barbash, T. On Top of the World
HG4928.5.L885 2003

Langford, J. Walking with God in a
Fragile World BL66.T47 W35 2003

Norbert, T. Ashes Transformed:
Healing from Trauma
BV227.N665 2002

We Tell the Children

Kalman, M. Fireboat: The heroic Adventurs of John J. Harvey TH9391.K35 2002

Goodman, R. The Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11 HV6432.7.G66 2002

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Science Fiction Classics

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
First used in Science Wonder Stories in 1929, the term “Science fiction” has come to mean the literary imagination of how sciences impact society. From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, to today’s publications, Sci Fi has shown remarkable visions of
Sometimes writers like C. S. Lewis use it to give a deeper understanding of Christianity. Once I read the Perelandra series, I found other Sci Fi explanations of religion to be missing the point.
Here are some classics from the last hundred years for your pleasure


Science Fiction Hall of Fame PZ1.S587 Sc v.1 — vol. 2 has just been published. These include significant short stories, and novellas as well as novel length. One of my favorites is Nightfall by Isaac

Works by one author
Asimov, I. The Caves of Steel
PS3551.S5 C3 1983
______ Foundation PS3551.S5
______ Foundation and Empire
PS3551.S5 F61

Bates, H. E. The Best of H. E.
Bates PR6003.A965 A6

Bester, A. The Stars My
Destination. PS3552.E796 .S72

Bradbury, R. Fahrenheit 451
PS3503.R167 F3 1988
______. The Martian Chronicles

Brunner, J. Stand on Zanzibar
PR6052.R8 S72

Burgess, A. A Clockwork Orange.
PR6073.I4678 C54

Card, O.S. Ender’s Shadow
PS3553.A655 E58 1999

Clark, A. C. Childhood’s End
PR6005.L36 C5
______The Fountains of Paradise
PR6005.L36 F66
______Rendezvous with Rama
PR6005.L36 R4 1990

Del Rey, L. The Best of Lester
DelRey. PS3554.E445 B4

Dick, P. K. The Man in the High
Castle PS3554.I3 M3 1988.

Disch, T. 334 PS3554.I8 T5 1987

Heinlein, R. Stranger in a Strange
Land PS3515.E288 S7

Keyes, D. Flowers for Algernon
PS3561.E769 F56 1990z

Kornbluth, C. The Best of C. M.
Kornbluth. PS3561.O67 B7

LeGuin, U. The Dispossessed.
PS3562.E42 D5 1975
______The Left Hand of Darkness
PS3562.E42 L4 1976
______The Wind’s Twelve
Quarters PS3562.E42 W7

Lem, S. Solaris PG7158.L39 S613
McIntyre, V. Dream Snake
PS3563.A3125 D74

Pohl, F. The Space Merchants.
PS3566.O36 S68 1987

Shute, N. On the Beach
PS6027.O54 O6 1957

Sturgeon, T. More than
Human PS3569.T875 M6

Vinge, V. A Fire Upon the Deep
PS3572.I534 F57 1993

Vonnegut, K. Slaughterhouse
Five PS3572.O5 S61

Willis, C. Doomsday Book
PS3573.I45652 D66 1993

Wolfe, G. The Claw of the
Conciliator PS3573.O52
C57 1982

For a complete listing of Science fiction books and themes go to Over 5,261 books, 14,256 writers, 5,863 series & 3,343 weblinks are listed here.

Positive Fiction

Positive fiction is defined as those books which make one feel good, and laugh a little or a lot.
While positive fiction tackles important topics such as one’s relationship to God or to other people, it does so with a gentle touch and a kindness toward the characters and toward us. And some days a light touch is greatly appreciated.

Bjorn, Thyra F. Mama’s Way PS3552.J6 M3 A story of faith and humor and prayer.

Crutcher, Chris. Ironman PZ7.C89 Ir 1995 “Bo Brewster refuses to play on the football team and wants to become a triathlete.”
Edgerton, Clyde. Raney PS3555.D47 R3 1997
Can the marriage between a small town Baptist and a liberal from Atlanta endure?
Karon, Jan. A Common Life : The Wedding Story PS3561.A678 C6 2001. This last book in the Mitford series covers Father Tim’s Wedding day
Kiellor, G. Lake Wobegon Days PS3561.E3755 L3 1985. Short stories about the town where” all the children are above average.”

Kindl, Patrice. Owl in Love PZ7.K566 Ow 1993.

Mortimer, John. Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders PR6025.O7552 R785 2004
The murder trial which started all or Rumpole’s adventures.

Read, Miss. Fresh from the
Country PR6069.A2 F7 Visit a different English Countryside with the first year og syoung teacher

Rennison, Louise. Angus, thongs, and full-frontal snogging PZ7.R29114 An2000
A diary of a 14 year old girl and her observations about life.

Salinger, J. D. Franny and Zooey PS3537.A426 F7

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club PS3570.A48 J6 1990
Forty years of sharing amoung four Chinese mothers and their daughters in San Francisco.

Tashjizn, Janet. The Gospel
According to Larry PZ7.T211135Go 2001

Thirkell, Angela. Miss Bunting PZ3.T3486 Mi
Miss Bunting’s final summer as governess is a hilarious observation of class in England in 1945.

Thomas, Rob Rats Saw God PZ7.T36935 Rat 1996
In order to pass English and graduate, Steve York must write a 100 page paper about his life.

Tyler, Anne A Patchwork Planet
PS3570.Y45 P38 1991
Although his family thinks he is a failure, Barney Gaitlin reveals a different kind of success.

Wodehouse, P. G. The Most
of P.G. Wodehouse
PR6045.O53 M63 Bertie Wooster and Jeeves are two famous characters created by Wodehouse. Lots of short stories to enjoy

The Poets' Tree April 2005

Can you identify the poem for or poet of these lines? The answers are on the back.
· I have measured out my life in coffee spoons.

· Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink

· One could do worse than be a swinger of birches

· The road was a ribbon of moonlight
Over a purple moor

· One if by land and two if by sea

· The mirror cracked from side to side

· Nevermore!

· They danced by the light of the moon

Bruchac, J. Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s
Back: A Native American Year of Moons
PS3552.R794 T47 1992

Cummings, E. E. 50 poems
PS3505.U334 F5 1940

Dickinson, E. Judge Tenderly of Me
PS541.J8 1968

DiTerlizzi, T. The Spider and the Fly.
PR4809.H2 S64 2002

Esbensen, B. Echoes for the Eye:
PS3555.S24 E83 1996

Esbensen, B. Swing Around the Sun
PS3555.S24 S94 2003

Field, E. Poems of Childhood
PS1667.P6 1932

Frost, R. Poetry for Young People
PS3511.R94A6 1994

George, K. Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems
PS3557.E488 O4 1998

Janeczko, P. A Poke in the I: A Collection
of Concrete Poems PS593.C63 C66 2001

Kunitz, S. The Collected Poems
PS3521.U7 A17 2000

Lear, E. Poetry for Young People PR4879.L2 A6 2001

Longfellow, H. The Village Blacksmith
PS2271.V5 1885

Yolen, J. Color Me a Rhyme
PS595.N22 Y65 2000

Siebert, D. Heartland
PS3569.H4 1989

Willard, N. A Visit to William Blake’s
Inn PS3573.I444 V5

Williams, C. K. Repair PS3573.I4483 R46 1999

Sources of quotations

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, by T.
S. Eliot

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Birches, by Robert Frost

The Highwayman, by Alfred Noyes

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, by Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow

The Lady of Shalott, by Lord Alfred

The Raven, by E. A. Poe

The Owl and the Pussycat, by Edward Lear

A Feast for the Eyes and Ears

We are entering seasons where food, fellowship and family are paramount in our lives., and these books remind us of their importance. Indulge, for they have no calories.

Bennett, A. The Feast of St.
Friend PR6003.E6 F4

Buechner, F. Love Feast : A Novel
PS35523.L68 1984

Grace, C. 1621: A New Look at
GT4975.G72 2001

James, E. O. Seasonal Feasts and
Festivals GT3930.J3 1961

Mckissack, P. Christmas in the
Big House, Christmas in the
Quarters F 213.M36 1994

Soto, G. & Guevara, S. Chato and
the Party Animals
PZ7.S7242 Cj 2000

Wright, V. Velma Still Cooks in
Leeway PS3572.R548 V45


Merton, T. Bread in the
BS1430.2.M445 1997

Howard, E. Aunt Flossie’s Hats
( And Crab Cakes Later)
PZ7.H83273Au 1990

Kessler, C. My Great-
Grandmother’s Gourd
PZ7.K4824 My 2000

Soto, G and Martinez, E. Too
Many Tamales
PZ7.S7242 To 1993

Sturges, P. The Little Red Hen
(makes a pizza)
PZ8.1.S934 Li 1999

Eat Your Veggies

Sandburg, C. More Rootabagas

PZ8.S25 Mo 1993

Stevenson, J. Cornflakes
PS3569.T4557 C67 2000

Galvin, L. Bumblebee at Apple
Tree Lane
PZ10.3.G153 Bu 2000

Rylant, C. Gooseberry Park
PZ7.R982 Go 1995

Williams, V. Cherries and Cherry
Pits PZ7.W6685 Ci 1986


Cormier, R. The Chocolate War
PZ7.C81634 Ch

Field, E. Sister’s Cake and other
poems PS1666.S57

Horvath, P. Everything on a
Waffle PZ7.H79224 Ev 2001

Klaus, A. Blood and Chocolate
PZ7.K67815 Bl 1997

Maughm, W. Cakes and Ale
PR6025.A86 C3

Morley, C. Mince Pie
PS3525.O71 M5 1919

Gibbons, G. The
Pumpkin Book
SB347.G535 1999

Smith, L. Cakewalk
PS3569.M5376 C3 1983

Wells, R. Max’s Chocolate
PZ7.W46843 Masj 1989

A little libation?

Jameson, S. A Cup of Tea
for Mr. Thorgill
PR6019.A67 C8

Say, A. Tea with Milk
PZ7.S2744 Te 1999

Thomas, J. Brown Honey
in Broomwheat Tea
PS3570.M565 B7 1993

Snacking Allowed

Stevenson, J. Candy Corn
PS3569.T4557 C36 1999

Stevenson, J. Popcorn
PS3569.T4557 P67 1998

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Black History Month 2005

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
This year the booklist is focusing on historical accounts and biographies.


Ellison, Ralph. The Invisible Man. PS3555.L625 I6

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. PS3573.A425 C6 1992 (10th anniversary ed.)

Wright, Richard. Uncle Tom’s Children. PS3545.R815 U6

Children’s Literature

Pinkney, Andrea and Stephen Alcorn. Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters. E185.96.P5 2000

Childress, Alice. A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich. PZ7.C4412 He 2000

Medearis, Angela Shelf. Our People. E185.M383 1994

Poetry & Drama

Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. PS3515.A515 R3

Johnson, James Weldon. God’s Trombones. PS3519.02625 G6 1990


Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time. E185.61.B195

Gregory, Dick. Nigger. PN2287.G68 A3

Cleaver, Eldridge. Soul on Fire. BV4935.C54 A34

Evers, Charles. Have no Fear. E185.97.E93 A3 1997

Harlan, Louis R. Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader. E185.97.W4 H37

Humez, Jean M. Harriet Tubman. E444.T82 H86 2003

McFeely, William S. Frederick Douglass. E449.D75 M374 1991

Malcolm X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. BP223.Z8 L57943 1992


Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone. E446.B69 1998

Bowser, B. Against the Odds: Scholars Who Challenged Racism in the Twentieth Century. E185.96.A465 2002

Floyd, Samuel A. The Power of Black Music. ML3556.F65 1995

Franklin, John Hope. From Slavery to Freedom. E185.F825 1967

Horton, James Oliver. Hard Road to Freedom. E185.H643 2001

Kelley, Robin. To Make Our World Anew. E185.T68 2000

Klinkner, P. The Unsteady March. E185.K55 1999

McWhorter, Diane. Carry Me Home: Birmingham Alabama. F334.B69 N449 2001

Miller, Albert G. Elevating the Race. E185.97.S83 M55 2003

Sernett. Milton C. North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. E445.N56 S47 2002

Strickland, Arvarh E. & Weems, Robert E., ed. The African American Experience. E184.65 .A37 2001

Thomas-El, Salome. I Choose To Stay. LB1776.5.T496 2003

Towns, W. Stuart. “We Want Our Freedom.” E185.61.W34 2002

Williams, Harry L. No Easy Walk: The Dramatic Journey of African Americans. E185.W75 1998

Williams, Juan. This Far by Faith : Stories from the African American Religious Experience. BR563.N4 W513 2003

Wilson, Bobby M. Race and Place in Birmingham. F334.B69 N477 2000

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Baker, J. A. The Hill of Summer QH B1
B24 1969b Essays describing summer in

Brashares, A. The Sisterhood of the Trav
eling Pants PZ7.B653 Sis 2001. A pair
of “magic” jeans changes the summer of
four friends.

Buell, F. Full Summer PS3552.U37 F8
A collection of poems, one of which is the
name of the book.

Byars, Betsy The Summer of the Swans.
PZ7.B98396 Su “A teenage girl gains new
insight into herself and her family when
her mentally retarded brother gets lost.”

Callaghan. M. That Summer in Paris.
PS3505.A4342 Z52 True account of a
summer in Paris with Hemingway, Fitger-
ald, and other literati

Cormier, Robert. Frenchtown Summer.
PZ7.C81634 Fr 1999. A young boy
describes his the summer of his first paper

Enright, E. Thimble Summer PZ7.E724
Th A summer spent on a Wisconsin farm

Gift, P. Lily’s Crossing PZ7.G3626 Li
1997. Summer at Rockaway Beach 1944.

Godden, Rumer. The Greengage Sum
mer. PR6013.O2 G7 1996
Summer adventure and romance in

Greene, Bette. Summer of My German
Soldier PZ7.G8283 Su 1999.
Set in World War II in Arkansas, this tale
deals with an encounter between a young
girl and a German POW.

Haas, B. The Troubled Summer PZ7
H1122 Tr

Hesse, H. Klingsor’s Last Summer
PT2617.E85 K55 1974
Three short stories by one of the great
European writers of the Twentieth Century

Holt, K. When Zachary Beaver came to
Town. PZ7.R7402 Wh 1999. Compare
this book to One Fat Summer

LaMarche, J. The Raft PZ7.L15957 Raf
2000. What could be a more American
summer than a raft, a boy, and a river?

L’Engle, M. A Ring of Endless Light.
PZ7.L5385 Ri 1980.

L’Engle,M. The Summer of the Great
Grandmother. PS3523.E55 Z52 1995.
The true story of the author’s mother just
before she developed senility.

Larsen Summer of the Gods KF224.S3
L37 1997. The Story of the Scopes Trial,
often called the Trial of the Century.

Lipsyte, Robert One Fat Summer. PZ7.
L67 On 1991 Bobby hates summer be
cause he can no longer hide his 200
pounds. This summer proves to be different.

O’Neal, Zibby. In Summer Light. PZ7.
O552 In1986 “With the help of an attra-
ctive graduate student, Kate endures a
summer with her overpowering artist father
and gains the courage to pursue her own
artistic goals.”

Paulsen, Gary. The Beet Fields. PS3557.
A834 Z4633 2000. When he was sixteen,
the author ran away from home and worked
as a migrant laborer and in a carnival

Paulsen, Gary. Harris and Me PS3556.
A834.H37 1993. Sent to spend a summer
on his Uncle’s farm, a young boy meets his
cousin, Harris, and discovers adventure in
places he never dreamed, including an 800
lb pig, an electric fence, and an angry bob

Rylant, C. Missing May. PZ7.R982 Mj
1992 Summer is the main character who
must come to grips with the death of her
mother May.

Sabatini, R. Saint Martin’s Summer.
PR6037.A2 S2 Sabatini is known for
his action-adventury novels set in

Soto, G. Pacific Crossing PZ7.S7242
Pac 1992
A young Mexican American spends
the summer with a family in Japan.

Teal, Edwin Way. Journey into Sum-
mer. QH104.T39
A journey across the United States in
Summer by a naturalist.

Warren,C. My Summer in a Garden.
PS3152.M6 1885 Essays about gar
dening and nature.

White, Ruth. Memories of Summer.
PZ7.W58446 Me 2000
Summer is the sister of the narrator
who chronicles her mental illness.


As a genre short stories provide enormous entertainment. They are an excellent avenue to become acquainted with a previously undiscovered author.
Here are some anthologies of short stories for your consideration. Perfect reading for busy lives.

Around the World
PZ7.B46173Th 1990. Begby, James A Thief in the Village and other Stories of Jamaica.

PT2621.A26 A258 1993. Kafka, Franz.
The Metamorphosis and other stories.
These stories by one of the great German authors are

PL984.E8 L36 1993 Land of Exile: Contemporary Korean Fiction.
Twelve short stories from Korea.

PS648.C45 S77 2000 The Story Teller’s Collection. : Tales of Faraway Places.
Travel to a different part of the world with each

PL865.O7138 K5813 1994 Yoshmoto, Banana. Kitchen.
Two short novels by a young Japanese writer.

At Home
PS653.A8 American short stories of the nineteenth century.
Includes both male and female American writers of
the short story such as Henry James and Sara Orne

PZ1.B446235 2001 The Best American Short Stories.
This is an annual publication. The library’s collec
tion goes back to 1916, and is a collection of sto
ries previously published in magazines.

PZ1.G794 Go12 The Golden Argosy: a collection of the most celebrated short stories in the English language.
Includes “The Gift of the Magi,” “ The Lady or
the Tiger,” and “The Man who would be

PS648.S5 O94 1992. The Oxford book of American short stories.
Something for everyone., from Washington Irving to
Amy Tan and E.A. Poe to William Carlos Williams

PZ1.O11 1974 Prize Stories 1974
The O. Henry Award Winners.

PS659 .H57 Ten Years of Holiday.
Short stories published in Holiday Magazine

Ethnic America

PS647.A35 C35 1992 Calling the Wind: Twentieth-century African-American Short Stories.
An historical collection of African-American short
story from the earliest stories to present.

PS647.A35 C5 1995 Children of the Night:
Best short stories by Black Writers 1967 to the

PS647.H58 G76 1993. Growing up Latina: Memoirs and stories.
Covers a variety of Hispanic experiences in America.

PZ1.M992 Aae 2000 Meyers, Walter Dean. 145th Street: Short stories.
Stories of life in New York City

PZ7.S7242 Bas 1990 Soto Gary, Baseball in April and other Stories.
Eleven short stories about Young Hispanics in

One Author

PZ7.A2695 Ne 3 Aiken, Joan A Necklace of Raindrops.
8 short stories by renowned children’s author

PZ7.C89 At 1991. Crutcher, Chris. Athletic shorts.
Six short stories exploring social andpsychological
problems of young adults.

PZ8.D37 Tal 4 De La Mare, Walter. Tales told again.
Retelling of many familiar folktales

PS2110.F82 James, Hemry. The Complete Tales.
A master of the short story, this multivolume collec
tion includes such favorietes as Turn of the Screw,
The Beast in the Jungle, and Daisy Miller.

PZ8.S25 Ros 1988 Sandburg, Carl. Rootabaga Stories
Carl Sandburg wrote these stories for his children.

PS3539.H94 F8 Thurber, James. Further fables for our time.
If you like to laugh, don’t miss Thurber’s
inimitable style and characterizations.


PS648.B4 1980. The Edgar winners
An anthology published by the Mystery Writers
of America

PS657.W6 H5 1985 Hidden Hands: An anthology of Women writers.

PS648.S3 The Road to Science Fiction:
Most of Science Fiction’s evolution is traced
through short stories. Each volume covers differ
ent periods of history.

PZ5.S619 1965. Sixteen: Short stories by outstanding writers for Young adults.

PS648.S3 M36 1990 Vintage Science fiction: Short novels of the 1960’s.
Ten short novels are included, among them Poul
Anderson and Isaac Asimov

Single Subject

PS648.C64 A34 1966 All Problems are simple. And other nineteen views of the college years.

PS648.F36 F3 1990 Fathers and Daughters: Portraits in Fiction
Twenty-three stories are given here whose theme focuses on
fathers and daughters.

PS648.B37 Fielder’s choices. A collection of short stories about baseball.

PZ8.V55Ru 2000 Velde, Vivian Vande. The Rumplestiltskin Problem.
A series of short stories suggesting answers to the fairy tale

PS647.W6 W66 1991 Women’s Friendships: a collection of short stories.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Friday, July 13, 2007
Stories about Medicine, Nurses,
Physicians, and Hospitals

Avi. The Barn PZ7.A953 Bar 1994

The Best of Nursing Humor
RT61.B47 1999

Corey, G. In a Mirror Dimly
PS3553.O6465 I5 1998

Cormier, R. The Bumblebee Flies
. PZ7.C81634 B8 1993x

Crichton, M. Five Patients
RA982.B7 M35 1970

Goodall, J. Dr. White. PZ7.G6107
Dr 1999

Kane, J.Touched by a nurse: Special
moments that transform lives

RT82.K327 1999

Lotan, Y Samir and Yotan. PZ7.
C21723 Sam 2000

Martin, V. Mary Reilly. PS3563.A7295 M37 2001

Morris, G. Edge of Honor: A novel PS3563.O8742 E34 2000

Orr, W. Peeling the Onion PZ7.O746 Pf 1997

Rey, H. Curious George goes to the hospital. PZ7.R3302.Cu

Roueche, B. The Orange Man

Slaughter, F. Epidemic!
PS3537.L38 E6

Williams, W. The Doctor Stories.
PS3545.I544 A6 1984

Stories about the Clergy

Erdrich, Louise Last report on the
miracles at Little No Horse

PS3555.R42 L37 2001

Frederic, H. The Damnation of
Theron Ware
. PS1707.D3

Gully, P. Home to Harmony
PS3557.U449 H66 2000

Gully, P. Just Shy of Harmony
PS3557.U449 J87 2002

Karon, J. A New Song. PS3561.A678 N49 1999.

Musser, J. Infidel. A novel based on
the life of John Newton
PS3563.U84 2001

Myers, B. The Face of God
PS3563.Y36 F33 2002

Parker, G. Beyond a Reasonable
PS3566.A6785 B48

Wangerin, W. The Orphean
PS3573.A477 O7 1996

Stories about Teachers and Schools

Ashton-Warner, S. Spearpoint
LA2317.A8 A3

Ashton-Warner, S. Teacher
LC3501.M3 A8

Braithwaite, E. To Sir with
. LA639.L8 B7c

Codell, E. Educating Esme
LB2844.1.N4 C63 1999

Flake, S. The skin I’m in.
PX7.F59826 Sk 1998

Henkes, K Lilly’s Purple Plastic
PZ7.H389 Li 1996

Hilton, J. Goodbye, Mr. Chips
PR6015.I53 G6

Kaufman, B. Up the down
PZ4.K2125 Up

Kramer, R. Maria Montessori.
LB775.M8 K7 1976

Stuart, J. The Tread that runs so true
PS3537.T92516 Z5

Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery.
E185.97.W3 1928

A PLACE AND TIME : Summer 2003

The setting of a book sometimes serves as merely a backdrop for the story, but in other books, the setting and time become as important as the plot and characters. Here are some worthy considerations.

We can’t travel in time nor can we often visit places, but the magic of stories enables us to
savor those places and times. And best of all, we don’t need a passport, a car, plane, boat or a time machine.

Berry, Wendell. Jayber Crow. PS3552.E75 J39 2000 (Kentucky Mid 20th century)

Buechner, Frederick. The Storm. PS3552.U35 S76 1998. (Florida)

Cather, Willa. O Pioneers! PS3505.A87 O2 1992 (Nebraska 19th Century)

De Angeli, Marguerite. The Door in the Wall. PZ7.D35 Do (England. Middle Ages)

De La Roche, Mazo. Jalna. PR6007.E34 M65. (Ontario Canada.19th century. This is one of a series of books)

Dellilo, Don. Libra. PS3554.E4425 L43 1988 (United States 1960’s)

Dillard, Annie. The Living. PS3554.I398 L5 1992 (Pacific Northwest 1850’s.)

Doctorow, E. L. Ragtime. PS3554.O3 R3. (New York 1920's)

Duggan, Alfred. My life is for my sheep. DA209.T4 D78 1957. (England Twelfth Century)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. PS3511.I9 G7. (United States. 1920’s)
Flagg, Fannie. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. PS3556.L26 F7 1988 (Alabama 1980’s)

Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain. PS3556.R3599 C6 1998. (American South. Post Civil War)

Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying. PS3557.A355 L47 1994. (Louisiana 1940’s.)

George, Margaret. Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles. PS3557.E49 M37 1992. (England and Scotland. 16th Century)

Hoeg, Peter. Smilla’s Sense of Snow. PT8176.18.O335 F7613. (Denmark. 20th century.)

Karon, Jan At Home in Mitford PS3562. A678 A92 1994. (North Carolina Late 20th century.)

McMurtry, Larry. Lonesome Dove. PS3563.A319 L6 1995. (American West. 19th Century)

Michener, James. Caravans. PS3525.I19
C3. (Afghanistan)

Michener often takes a geographic
location and explores it from prehis-
tory to the twentieth century. Hawaii
is his most well known work.

Pears, Iain. An Instance of the Finger
post.PR6066.E167 I57 1998
(Restoration England, 1660s)

Peters, Ellis. The Summer of the Danes.
PR6031.A49 S8 1992 & The Potter’s
Field. PR6031.A49 P66 1991
(England. Twelfth Century)

Renault, Mary. The Persian Boy. PR6035.
C55 P5. (Ancient Near East)

Rolvaag, Ole. Giants in the Earth.
(North Dakota 19th century)

Santmyer, Helen. And Ladies of the Club.
PS3537.A775 A82 1985. (Ohio 1860-

Shaara, Michael. The Killer Angels.
PS3584.H2 K5 1987. (Gettysburg,
Pa. Civil War)

Smiley, Jane. A Thousand Acres.
PS3589.M39 T47 1991. (Iowa 1979)

Tyler, Anne. Saint Maybe. PS3570.Y45
S25 1991. (Baltimore. 1965)

Wharton, Edith. Ethan Frome PS3545.
H16 E7 1939. (New England)

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House on the
Prairie PZ7.W6461 Lit2. (Kansas

Walker, Margaret. Winter Wheat.
PS3545.A524 W5 (Montana,

Willis, Connie. The Doomsday Book
PS3573.I4562 D66 1993.
(England. Black Death)

Wolfe, Tom The Bonfire of the
Vanities. PS3573.O526 B6 1988.
(New York City Twentieth Cen-

Additional lists for similar works:
“Zeitgeist Novels.”

“A Sense of Place”


According to Information Please Almanac, over 35 million people in America identify themselves as Hispanic. Hispanic Heritage month Starts on Sept. 15 when 5 countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, in South America received their independence.

Non Fiction

Conley, D. Honky. HQ792.U5 C66 2000

Flores, J. From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino identity E184.P85 F58 2000

Garcia, E. Hispanic education in the United States LC2669.G37 2001

Gonzalez, Jan. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America. E184.S75 S655 2000

Gracia, J., ed. Hispanics/Latinos in the United States: Ethnicity, Race, and Rights. E184.S75 H627 2000

Koss-Chino, J. Working with Latino Youth. RC451.5.H57 K67 1999

Nieto, S. Puerto Rican Students in U. S. Schools LC2692.P82 2000

Mohr, N. Nilda PZ7.M7276 Ni 1986

Rodrigues, R. Days of obligation: an argument with my father F879.M5 $6 1992.

Valdes, G. Learning and not learning English. PE1129.S8 V26 2001


Ariana, M. American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood PN4874.A867 A3 2001

Rodrigues, R. Hunger of Memory: An Autobiography F870.M5 R62 1988

Thomas, P. Down These Mean Streets F128.9.P85 T48 1997


Allende, I. Daughter of Fortune
PQ8098.7 .K54 G5513 2999

Allende, I. The House of the Spirits PQ8099.1.L54 G313 1986

Anaya, R. Bless Me, Ultima PS3551.N27 B58 1994
Augenbraum, H. ed. Growing Up Latino: Memories and Stories PS647.H58 G75 1993

Borges, J. Collected fictions PQ7797.B635 A24 1996

Borges, J. Labyrinths PQ7797.B635.L3 1964

Borges, J. A Personal Anthology PQ7797.B635 A25

Cisneros, S. The House on Mango Street PS3553.I78 H6 1991

Garcia, C. Dreaming in Cuban. PS3513.A587 H43 1992

Hijuelos, O. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love PS3558.I376 M36 1992

Martinez, V. Parrot in the Oven. PZ7.M367718 Par 1996

Children’s Literature

DeJesus, J. Growing up Puerto Rican PS508.P84 G76 1997

Herrera, J. Calling the Doves
PS3558.E74 Z464 1995

Mora, P. Tomas and the library Lady PZ7.S78819 To 1997

Soto, G. Baseball in April OZ7.S7242 Bas 1990.

Soto, G. Buried Onions PZ7.S7242 Bu 1997.

Soto, G. Chato and the Party Animals. PZ7.S7242 Cj 2000

Soto, G. Chato’s Kitchen.
PZ7.S7242 Ch 1995

Soto, G. Too Many Tamales PZ7.S7242 To 1993


Bradbury, R. Fahrenheit 451.
PS3503.R167F3 1988

Burnford, S. The Incredible Journey

Carter, F. The Education of Little
. PS3553.A777 E38 2991

Cooper, J. F. The Last of the Mohi-
. PS1408.A1 1951

Crichton, M. The Andromeda
. PS3553.R48 A57

Dahl, R. Matilda.
PZ1.D1515 Mat 1988

Dickens, C. A Christmas Carol.
PR4572.C5 1958

Doctorow, E. L. Billy Bathgate.
PS3554.O3 B55 1990

Dostoyevsky, F. Crime and Punish-
. PG3325.P7 G37 1965

Flagg, F. Fried Green Tomatoes at
the Whistle Stop Café
L26 F7 1988

Fleming, I. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
PZ7.F5997 Ch

Fitzhugh, L. Harriet the Spy .
PZ7.I5768 Har

Forster, E. M. Howards End.
PR6011.D58 H6

Hemingway, E. For Whom the Bell
PS3515.E37 F6

Holland, I. The Man Without a
PZ7.H7083 Man

James, H. The Turn of the Screw
PS2116.T8 1954

King, S. Carrie .
PS3561.I483 C37 2000

Michener, J. The Bridges of Toko-Ri
PS3525.I 19 B7

McCullers, C. Member of the Wed
. PS3525.A1772 M5 1951

Sachar, L. Holes.
PZ7.S1185.Ho 1998

Seuss. How the Grinch Stole Christ
PZ8.3.B326 Ho

Shakespeare, W. The Taming of the
PR2832.A2 O4 1998

Sijie, D. Balzac and the Little
Chinese Seamstress

PQ2664.A437 B3513 2001

Simon, N. Barefoot in the Park in
The Comedy of Neil Simon

PS3537.I663 A6 1973

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club.
PS3570.A48 J6 1990

Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins
PZ7.T689 Ma49

Walker, A. The Color Purple.
PS3573.A425 C6 1992

Wharton, E. The Buccaneers.
PS3545.H16 B83 1993

Wharton, E. The House of
PS3545.H16 H6

Woolf, V. Mrs. Dalloway
PR6045.O72 M7 1985

Movies from True Stories

Bowden, M. Black Hawk Down.
DT407.4.B69 2000

Burrough, B. & Helyar, J. Bar-
barians at the Gate
HD2796.R57 B87 1990

Capote, T. In Cold Blood.
HV6533.K3 C3

Gilbreth, F. Cheaper by the
T40.G5 G5

Graham, R. Dove.
G530.G599713 1991x

Lash, J. Eleanor and Franklin.

May, E. & Zelikow, P. The Kennedy Tapes
E941.K4655 1997

PreJean, H. Dead Man Walking.
HB8699.U5 P74 1994

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