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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.

All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience by Lauren Berger, Call Number: 650.14 B496a

Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease by Yolanda Hadid with Michele Bender, Call Number: 616.9 H129b

The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland by Dan Barry, Call Number: 362.3 B279b

Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It by Larrie D. Ferreiro, Call Number: 973.3 F383b

Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Culture in the U.S. by Shelia MacKechnie and Jane Airey O’Connor, Call Number: 428.2 M984c

The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War by Peter Guardino, Call Number: 973.6 G914d

Digital Costume Design and Collaboration: Applications in Academia, Theatre, and Film by Rafael Jaen, Call Number: 792.02 J227d

The Dog Lover Unite: Lessons in Courage from the World’s K9 Cops by Rachel Rose, Call Number: 363.2 R797d

Dottie Wiltse Collins: Strikeout Queen of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League by Carolyn M. Trombe, Call Number: 796.357 C712t

Drinking Water: A History (Revised and Updated) by James Salzman, Call Number: 363.6 S186d

The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs by John F. Cogan, Call Number: 361.609 C676h

Higher Learning, Greater Good by Walter W. McMahon, Call Number: 378 M167h

The History of Human Space Flight by Ted Spitzmiller, Call Number: 629.45 S761h

The How Can it Be Gluten Free Cookbook, Call Number: 641.3 H847

How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology (10th ed) by Ron White, Call Number: 004.16 W587h

Homesteading and Settling the Frontier by Alison Morretta, Call Number: ELA 006 M873h

In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses by Anthony Aveni, Call Number: 523.78 A951i

Iran: A Modern History by Abbas Amanat, Call Number: 955 A484i

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti harrison, Call Number: CL 920.72 H322L

The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson, Call Number: 355.3 R77m
NOTE: The story of the secret U.S. Army unit where they attempted to develop invisibility, walk through walls, and kill by mental process alone. Now a motion picture.

The Norse Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Heroes by Carolyne Larrington, Call Number: 293 L334n

On the Other Hand: Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder, and History by Howard I. Kushner, Call Number: 616.8 K972o

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, Call Number: CL Easy Reading 363.728 P3240

The Origins and History of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League by Merrie A. Fidler, Call Number: 796.357 F451o

Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System by Michael Benson, Call Number: 523.2 B474o

Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household by Thavolia Glymph, Call Number: 307.72 G568o

The Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals by Donald R. Prothero, Call Number: 569 P967p

The Promise: A Tragic Accident, A Paralyzed Bride, and the Power of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship by Rachelle Friedman
NOTE: A friend pushes a bride into a pool at her bridal party and she is paralyzed. She won’t name which friend. This is what happened next.

Quantum Physics: What Everyone Needs to Know by Michael G. Raymer, Call Number: 530.12 R267q

The Qur’an: The Basics by Massimo Campanini, Call Number: 297.1 C186q

Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Call Number: 305.8 L996r
NOTE: The story of a mixed race child growing up in America in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities by Russell Targ, Call number: 133.8 T185r

Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming (3rd ed) by Greg Perry and Dean Miller, Call Number: 005.1 P463s

The Science of Sleep: What It Is, How It Works, And Why It Matters by Wallace B. Mendelson, Call Number: 591.5 M537s

So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley by Roger Steffens, Call Number: 782.421 M347s

Strong is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves by Kate T. Parker, Call Number: 153.43 P241s

Symbolic Clothing in Schools: What Should Be Worn and Why by Dianne Gereluk, Call Number; 371.51 G367s

Texas Adoption Activist Edna Gladney by Sherrie S. McLeRoy, Call Number: 361.2G542m
NOTE: The inspiration for the Greer Garson movie Blossoms in the Dust, Gladney lead the fight to stop the abandonment of illegitimate children.

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Call Number: 305.896 C652w
NOTE: The story of Reconstruction.

Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career by Lauren Berger, Call Number: 650.14 B496w

Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir by Amy Tan, Call Number: PB TAN

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero, Call Number: 332.024 S615y

Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating: How to Choose the Best Bread, Cheeses, Olive Oil, Pasta, Chocolate, and Much More by Ari Weinzweig, Call Number: 641.5 W424z

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