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.

Children’s Literature

Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, Call Number: CL 940.53 B736s


Odds and Ends

Cover of The American Indian Integration of BaseballThe American Indian Integration of Baseball by Jeffrey Powers-Back, Call Number: 796.357 P888a

American Kingpin by Nick Bilton, Call Number: 364.16 B599a
NOTE: “In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything — drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons — free of the government’s watchful eye. It wasn’t long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyone — not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers — could buy and sell contraband detection-free.”

The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking by Saifedean Ammous, Call Number: 332.1 A521b

Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable, Word of Mouth Movements by Robbin Phillips, Greg Cordell, Geno Church, and Spike Jones, Call Number: 659.13 B814b

Cedar Rapids: Downtown and Beyond by George T. Henry and Mark W. Hunter, Call Number: 977.762 H522c

Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond by Deborah Gold, Call Number: 362.73 G618c

Cover of Cedar Rapids Downtown and BeyondThe Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker, Call Number: 658 D794d

Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni, Call Number: 658.4 L563d

Don’t Bullsh*t Yourself! Crush the Excuses That Are Holding You Back by Jon Taffer, Call Number: 650.1 T124d
NOTE: The host of Bar Rescue explains how you need to step up to improve your life instead of making excuses about why you Cover of From the Warm Center to the Ragged Edgecan’t.

For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places by Peter Kageyama, Call Number: 307.76 K119f

From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965 by Jon K. Lauck, Call Number: 810.9 L366f

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil, Call Number: 967.571 W243g
NOTE: According to Alexis Okeowo of NYT Book Review this book: “describe Wamariya’s idyllic early childhood in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and the madness that followed with an analytic eye and, at times, a lyrical honesty…. Wamariya is piercing about her alienation in America and her effort to combat the perception that she is an exotic figure, to be pitied or dismissed…. Wamariya tells her own story with feeling, in vivid prose. She has remade herself, as she explains was necessary to do, on her own terms.”

Growing a Sustainable City? The Question of Urban Agriculture by Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall, Call Number: 630.917 R788g

The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism by Howard Bryant, Call Number: 306.483 B915h

“I Could Write a Book…” by Roy Reiman, Call Number: 070.175 R363i

Cover of I'll Be Gone in the DarkI’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, Call Number: 364.15 M169i

Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Call Number: 612.8 B636i

Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation – Honors War Veterans for More Than 60 Years of Growth, Call Number: 951.904 R386

A Land of Ghosts: The Braided Lives of People and the Forest in Far Western Amazonia by David G. Campbell, Call Number: 981 C187L

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression — and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari, Call Number: 616.85 H281L

Magic Bean: The Rise of Soy in America by Matthew Roth, Call Number: 633.3 R845m

Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care by Charles Silver and David A. Hyman, Call Number: 368.38 S587o

PowerPhrases!: The Perfect Words to Say it Right and Get the Results You Want by Meryl Runion, Call Number: 658.452 R942p

Cover of Magic BeanSyria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refugee State by Dawn Chatty, Call Number: 956.91 C495s

White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America by Joan C. Williams, Call Number: 305.5 W724w

The World on Time: The 11 Management Principles That Made FedEx An Overnight Sensation by James C. Wetherbe, Call Number: 388.044 W539w

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