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.

Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education by John Merrow, Call Number: 371.01 M572a

American Prisons: Their Past, Present, and Future by David Musick and Kristine Gunsaulus-Musick, Call Number: 365 M987a

Are You Fully Charged?: The Three Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life by Tom Rath, Call Number: 158.1 R234a

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor, Call Number: 347.732 S718m

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, Call Number: 153.3 G464b

Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our Word by Andrew Ervin, Call Number: 794.8 E735b

Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus by Vanessa Grigoriadis, Call Number: 371.7 G857b

Boston’s Massacre by Eric hinderaker, Call Number: 973.3 H662b

Caring for People with Dementia: A Shared Approach by Christine Brown Wilson, Call Number: 616.8 W747c

Chicano Popular Culture (2nd ed.) by Charles M. Tatum, Call Number: 973 T221c

Critical Perspectives on the Opioid Epidemic edited by Paula Johanson, Call Number: 362.29 J652c

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch, Call Number: 370.973 R256d

Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved by Darren Naish and Paul Barrett, Call Number: 567.9 N158d

Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today by Ilana Gershon, Call Number: 650.14 G381d

Drug Wars: How Big Pharma Raises Prices and Keeps Generics Off the Market by Robin Feldman and Evan Frondorf, Call Number: 338.4 F312d

Eating to learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States by A.R. Ruis, Call Number: 371.1 R934e

Enhancing Student Achievement: A Framework for School Improvement by Charlotte Danielson, Call Number: 371.2 D186e

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy by Tim Harford, Call Number: 609 H278f

Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers from High School Students by Kathleen Cushman, Call Number: 373.11 C986f

Food Allergies: A Complete Guide for Eating When Your Life Depends On It by Scott H. Sicherer, Call Number: 616.975 S565f

Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World by Reshma Saujani, Call Number: CL 005.102 S255g

Guide to Political Revolution by Bernie Sanders, Call Number: CL 973.932 S215b

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, Call Number: 370.82 Y821i

Inside Mrs. B’s Classroom: Courage, Hope, and Learning on Chicago’s South Side by Leslie Badacci, Call Number: 373.236 B175i

Invisible Influence: the Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior by Jonah Berger, Call Number: 302.13 B496i

Juggling: Higher Education Study and Family Life by Louise Webber, Call Number: 378.1 W371j

Language of the spirit: An Introduction to Classical Music by Jan Swafford, Call Number: 781.6 S971L

Making My Pitch: A Women’s Baseball Odyssey by Ila Jane Borders, Call Number; PB BOR

Midwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 109 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness by Lisa M. Rose, Call Number 615.3 R796m

Mobilizing the Community to Help Student Succeed by Hugh B. Price, Call Number: 371.19 P945m

The New American Heart Association Cookbook (Revised and Updated – 9th ed), Call Number 641.5 N532a

The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blog, News Releases and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly by David Meerman Scott, Call Number: 658.8 S425n 2017

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts by Ryan Holiday, Call Number: 381 H7320

Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress by Elizabeth Bucar, Call Number: 297.5 B918p

Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon by Bronwen Dickey, Call Number: 636.755 D551p

The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers (2nd ed) by Jane Guskin and David L. Wilson, Call Number: 325.73 G982p

Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family by Theresa M. Payton and Theodore Claypoole, Call Number: 005.8 P347p

Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Culture: Horror films and American Culture by Kendall R. Phillips, Call Number: 791.436 P561p

Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-Harm by Sarah Chaney, Call Number: 616.858 C456p

Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State, Call Number: 362.73 Rgg5r 

The Real Cyber War: The Political Economy of Internet Freedom by Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski, Call Number: 303.48 P888r

The Secret Life of Fat: The Groundbreaking Science On Why Weight Loss Is So Difficult by Sylvia Tara, Call Number: 613.2 T176s

The School and Society — The Child and the Curriculum by John Dewey, Call Number: 370.1 D519s

School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker, Call Number: 370.15 G886s

Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States by Maria Goodavage, Call Number: 363.28 G646s

Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism by Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby, Call Number: 371.822 P785s

The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson, Call Number: 599.938 W747s

Social Media by Kelli S. Burns, Call Number 302.23 B967s

Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen’s Guide to the Debate Over Taxes (5th ed.) by Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija, Call Number: 336.2 S632t

Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations by Rick Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone, Call Number: 658.1 K185t

There Are Not Shortcuts by Rafe Esquith, Call Number: 372.11 E77t

That’s Gotta Hurt: The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever by Dr. David Geier, Call Number: 617.1 G312t

Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen, Call Number: 371.26 K844t

Tuesday Takes Me There: The Healing Journey of a Veteran and His Service Dog by Luis Carlos Montalván, Bret Witter, and Dan Dion, Call Number: CL Easy Reading 362.4 M763t

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalván and Bret Witter, Call Number: 362.409 M763u

Vaccines: History, Science, and Issues by Tish Davidson, Call Number:615.3D253v

What Color is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles, Call Number: 650.14 B691w 2018

Welcome to Fostering: A Guide to Becoming and Being a Foster Carer edited by Andy Elvin and Martin Barrow, Call Number: 362.733 E518w

When Deadly Force is Involved: A Look at the Legal Side of Stand your Ground, Duty to Retreat, and Other Questions of Self-Defense by Bruce M. Lawlor, Call Number: 345.73 L418w

Why Dinosaurs Matter by Kenneth Lacovara, Call Number: 567.9 L145w

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