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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.

An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz, Call Number: 305.8 O778a

Amazing Arachnids by Jillian Cowles, Call Number: 595.4 C875a

Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them) by Dr. Lucy Jones, Call Number: 363.34 J779b

Introduction to Graphic DesignBlood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation by John Sedgwick, Call Number: 975.004 S448b
NOTE: A century long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs throughout the 19th century tragically shaped the history for both their nation and the United States.

Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises by Jeremy B.C. Jackson and Steve Chapple, Call Number: 363.7 J132b

Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who made the Internet by Claire L. Evans, Call Number: 004.092 E924b

Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple, Call Number: 956.91 H673b

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy, Call Number 362.29 M177d
NOTE: “America’s 20-plus-year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs, from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm town, it’s a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.”

The Dorm Room Diet: The 8-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works by Daphne Oz, Call Number: 613 D991d

Economic and Societal Impacts of Tornadoes by Kevin M. Simmons and Daniel Sutter, Call Number: 363.354 S592e

Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed by Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford, Call Number: 364.15 K711f
NOTE: Knight was one of the 3 women who were taken as part the Cleveland kidnappings. This is her story of survival.
It’s sequel Light After Darkness is listed below.

From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty, Call Number: 393 D732f

The Girl Who Escaped Isis: This Is My Story by Farida Khalaf, Call Number: 956.704 K451g
NOTE: A year captured and enslaved when Isis attacked her village, she eventually was able to escape with 5 other girls.

Hazing: Destroying Young Lives, Edited by Hank Nuwer, Call Number: 371.58 H429

Introduction to Graphic Design: A Guide to Thinking, Process, and Style by Aaris Sherin, Call Number: 741.6 S5521i

Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings by Michelle Knight, Call Number: 364.15 K711L
NOTE: It’s the sequel to Finding Me.

The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War by Benn Steil, Call Number: 338.91 S818m

Cover of The Opioid CrisisA Nation Like All Others: A Brief History of American Foreign Relations by Warren I. Cohen, Call Number: 327.73 C678n

The Opioid Crisis by David E. Newton, Call Number: 362.29 N562o

The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips (2nd ed) by Judith V. Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad, Call Number: 371.33 B673o

Over-Dressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline, Call Number: 338.4 C641o

The Perfect Cake: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic, Modern, and Whimsical Cakes by America’s Test Kitchen, Call Number: 641.865 P438p

Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait (2nd ed) by Edna Acosta-Belen and Carlos E. Santiago, Call Number: 972.95 A185p

Reconstruction: A Concise History by Allen C. Guelzo, Call Number: 973.8G925r

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brussatte, Call Number: 567.9 B912r

Self-Injury: Your Questions Answered by Romeo Vitelli, Call Number: 616.85 V841s

So You Want to be a Cop: What Everyone Should Know Before Entering a Law Enforcement Career by Alley Evola, Call Number: 363.202 E937s

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece by Michael Benson, Call Number: 791.43 B474s

Substance Abuse: Your Questions Answered by Romeo Vitelli, Call Number: 613.8 V841s

To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, Call Number: 342.73 T822t

Vaccines: Are They Worth a Shot? by Andrea Grignolio, Call Number: 614.47 G857y

Vitamins and Minerals: Fact Versus Fiction by Myrna Chandler Goldstein and Mark A. Goldstein, Call Number: 612.3 G624v

Cover of the Woman's HourWear No Evil: How to Change the World With Your Wardrobe by Greta Eagan, Call Number: 746.92 E115w

Whose Global Village?: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World by Ramesh Srinivasan, Call Number: 303.483 S774w
NOTE: How the people

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss, Call Number: 324.623 W429w

Why Siblings Matter: The Role of Brother and Sister Relationships in Development and Well-Being by Naomi White and Claire Hughes, Call Number: 155.443 W586w

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