From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: Easy Reading 813.54 T536t Title: Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey Author: Maira Kalman

Call Number: 155.2 P655b Title: The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature Author: Steven Pinker

Call Number: 152.R797e Title: The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness Author: Todd Rose

Call Number: 297.2 H316i Title: Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue Authors: Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz

Call Number: 301.21 B971s Title: Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft Author: Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum

Call Number: 305.235 A288r Title: Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture Author: Hisham D. Aidi 

Call Number: 306.44 D716L Title: Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages Author: Gaston Dorren

Call Number: 331.2 K828f Title: Forked: A New Standard for American Dining Author: Saru Jayaraman
NOTE: “As most corporate restaurants continue to set low standards for worker wages and benefits, a new class of chefs and restaurateurs is working to foster sustainability in their food and their employees. Forked offers an insider’s view of the highest–and lowest–scoring restaurants for worker pay and benefits in each sector of the restaurant industry, and with it, a new way of thinking about how and where we eat.”

Call Number: 339.4 G664r Title: The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War Author: Robert J. Gordon

Call Number: 368.38 T656r Title: Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients Into Consumers Author: Nancy Tomes

Call Number: 371.3 B493v Title: Visual Leap: A Step-by-Step Guide to Visual Learning for Teachers and Students Author: Jesse Berg

Call Number: 372.122 L222r Title: Reading Picture Books With Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See Author: Megan Dowd Lambert

Call Number: 378.1 S453g Title: Generation Z Goes to College Authors: Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace

Call Number: 378.2 E192h Title: How to Write a Thesis Author: Umberto Eco

Call Number: 391.5 O449o Title: Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair Author: Christopher Oldstone-Moore

Call Number: 612.3 B649d Title: The Discovery of Insulin Author: Michael Bliss

Call Number: 613.6 C229b Title: Bush Craft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival Author: Dave Canterbury

Call Number: 613.71 N854c Title: The Complete Guide to Stretching Author: Christopher M. Norris

Call Number: 616.99 M468d Title: Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History 1900 to the Present Author: Christian W. McMillen

Call Number: 633.5 F495h Title: Hemp Bound: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution Author: Doug Fine

Call Number: 636.7 C785h Title: How Dogs Work Authors: Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein

Call Number: 658.3 C258m Title: Millennials and Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work Author: Lee Caraher

Call Number: 781.49 P563g Title: Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invents Rock’n’Roll – How One Man Discovered Howlin’ Wolf, Ike Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, And How His Tiny Label, Sun Records of Memphis Revolutionized the World! Author: Peter Guralnick

Call Number: 796.357 C833t Title: Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball Author: Nathan Michael Corzine

Call Number: 813.6 L937d Title: Death-Struck Year Author: Makiia Lucier
NOTE: A novel set during the influenza epidemic of 1917-1918.

Call Number: 823.009 S746m Title: Mothers of the Novel Author: Dale Spender

Call Number: 940.54 D252t Title: Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor Author: James M. Scott

Call Number: 974.8 H468t Title: Thinking About Video Games: Interviews With the Experts Author: David S. Heineman

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