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: ELA 331.4 C716r Title: Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II Author: Penny Colman

Call Number: ELA 643.52 C716t Title: Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks, and Sewers: A History of the Bathroom Author: Penny Colman

Call Number: ELA 813.6 A135d Title: Does My Head Look Big in This? Author: Randa Abedel-Fattah

Call Number: ELA 973.3 F853g Title: Give Me Liberty: The Story of the Declaration of Independence Author: Russell Freedman

Call Number: 004.67 S163a Title: American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers Author: Nancy Jo Sales

Call Number: 025.8 H224b Title: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts Author: Joshua Hammer

Call Number: 032.02 T468w Title: What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?: 200 Curious Questions and Intriguing Answers Author: Andrew Thompson

Call Number: 133.109 A977h Title: A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Seances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters Author: Peter H. Aykroyd, Angela Narth, and Dan Aykroyd (Yes, THAT Dan Aykroyd)

Call Number: 155.4 E573h Title: The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood Author: Susan Engel

Call Number: 302.3 J953t Title: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Author: Sebastian Junger
NOTE: What can we learn from tribal societies.

Call Number: 303.48 H461m Title: Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art Author: Virginia Heffernan

Call Number: 305.5 V222h Title: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Author: J.D. Vance

Call Number: 320 L965u Title: Uninformed: Why People Know So Little About Politics and What We Can Do About It Author: Arthur Lupia

Call Number: 320.408 L418r Title: Running From Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off To Politics Authors: Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox

Call Number: 324.7 C514 Title: Checkbook Elections?: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective Editors: Pippa Norris and Andrea Abel van Es

Call Number: 333.91 S399w Title: Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World Author: Judith D Schwartz
NOTE: One of the big fights of this century will most likely be over water rights.

Call Number: 347.73 G493n Title: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Authors: Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
NOTE: The life of the second female Supreme Court Justice.

Call Number: 362.88 G549L Title: Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus Author: John Glatt

Call Number: 365.973 G687c Title: Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics Author: Marie Gottschalk

Call Number: 378.73 B658a Title: American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know Author: Goldie Blumenstyk

Call Number: 379.2 L673d Title: Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools Authors: Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond

Call Number: 579.3 P414h Title: Have Bacteria Won? Author: Hugh Pennington

Call Number: 614.5 M169z Title: Zika: The Emerging Epidemic Author: Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

Call Number: 616.02 C271 Title: Care of the Imminently Dying Editor: Judith A. Paice
NOTE: Aimed at nurses, but a topic more of us need educated about.

Call Number: 616.8 A281d Title: The Dementia Caregiver: a guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders Author: Marc E. Agronin

Call Number: 616.9 K127o Title: One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance Author: Laura Kahn

Call Number: 636.5 M497j Title: The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun and Profit (2nd ed.) Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Call Number: 658.3 S548b Title: More Than Blended Learning: Designing World-Class Learning Interventions Author: Clive Shepherd
NOTE: This book is for anyone who designs learning interventions for adults and who wants to deliver greater value to the organizations that they serve.

Call Number: 725 P262b Title: Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Authors: Suzi Parron and Donna Sue Groves

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