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.

1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy by James Horn, Call Number: 975.5 H813s

Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health – How to Know if You Need Help and Where to Find It by Kati Morton, Call Number: 616.89 M889a 2018

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

Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car – And How it will Reshape Our World by Lawrence D. Burns with Christopher Shulgan, Call Number: 388.342 B967a

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak, Call Number: CL Easy Reading 813.6 N935b
NOTE: A picturebook with no pictures, but a great read aloud.

Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much by Tony Crabbe, Call Number: 155.24 C883b

Can You Outsmart an Economist?: 100+ Puzzles to Train Your Brain by Steven E. Landsburg, Call Number: 330 L263c

Capitalism in America: A History by Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge, Call Number: 330.973 G815c

Cover of Are U OK?

China in Ten Words (People, Leader, Reading, Writing, Lu Xun, Revolution, Disparity, Grassroots, Copycat, Bamboozle) by Yu Hua, Call Number: 951 Y94c 2012

The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution by Julius S. Scott, Call Number: 972.94 S427c

Contemporary Africa (Contemporary States and Societies) by Matthew Graham, Call Number: 960.3 G741c

Craig and Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other by Craig Grossi, Call Number: 636.7 G878c
NOTE: A marine in remote Afghanistan made friends with a stray dog. He was able to sneak the dog onto base and then got him into the United States to his family in Virginia. When Craig came home a few months later he credits the dog for saving him to Post-Traumatic Stress.

Finding a New Midwestern History, Edited by Jon K. Lauck, Gleaves Whitney, and Joseph Hogan, Call Number: 977 F494f

Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World by Angela Aini, Call Number: 509.54 S132g

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister, Call Number: 305.42 T768g

Understanding Learning and Related Disabilities: Inconvenient Brains by Martha Bridge Denckla, Call Number: 618.92 D391u 2019

Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives: The First 1,000 Years by Chase F. Robinson, Call Number: 909.07R658i

Let the People See: The Story of Emmet Till by Elliott J. Gorn, Call Number: 364.134 T574g

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking, Call Number: 302.231 S617L

Cover of Islamic Civilization in 30 Lives

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky, Call Number: 650.11 K675m

Microsoft Office 2019: Step by Step by Joan Lambert and Curtis Frye, Call Number: 005.5 L222m

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh, Call Number: 303.3 C559p

To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice by Michael K. Honey, Call Number: 323.092 H772t

Racing to the Finish: My Story by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with Ryan McGee, Call Number: 796.72E127r
NOTE: One of the great NASCAR drivers, Earnhardt was also concerned about the effects of repeated race related concussions. He talks both about what the sport is like and his concerns to raise awareness about the issues behind concussions.

Small Fry: A Memoir by Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Call Number: 818.6 B838s
NOTE: This is the story of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, who is the daughter of artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs, growing up between her parents in California in the 70s and 80s.

Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television by Joy Press, Call Number: 791.45 P935s

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah,Call Number: 302.5 A647L

To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice by Michael K. Honey, Call Number: 323.092 H772t

Walls:a History of Civilization in Blood and Brick by David Frye, Call Number 909 F948w

What You Need to Know About Autism by Christopher M. Cumo, Call Number: 616.85 C971w 2019

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohaila Abdulali, Call Number: 364.153 A136w

When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney, Call Number: 932 C775w
NOTE: The great female Pharaohs.

Why They CAN’T Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities by John Warner, Call Number: 808.042 W282w

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