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.

African Americans and Africa: A New History by Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden, Call Number: 305.896 B661a

Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past by Sarah Parcak, Call Number: 930.1 P225a

Cover of Because InternetBecause Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch, Call Number: 302.231 M133b

Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age by Sue Armstrong, Call Number: 612.67 A738b

Columbine: 20 Years Later and Beyond by Jaclyn Schildkraut and Glenn W. Muschert, Call Number: 371.782 S334c

Emperors of the Deep: Sharks – the Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians by William McKeever, Call Number: 597.3 M154e

The Ethics of Universal Health Insurance by Alex Rajczi, Call Number: 368.42 R161e

The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, Call Number: 320.973 L675f

Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces by Jan Johnsen, Call Number: 635.9 J659g

Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds by Gina Rippon, Call Number: 612.823 R593g 2019

Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad by Gordon H. Chang, Call Number: 331.625 C456g

Cover of Growing Up XGrowing Up X: A Memoir by the Daughter of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kim McLarin, Call number: 320.54 S524g

The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America by Daniel Okrent, Call Number: 344.73 O418g

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan, Call Number: 615.788 P771h

Immune System Disorders Sourcebook (4th ed.): Basic Consumer Health Information about Disorders of the Immune System, Including Immune System Function and Response, Diagnosis of Immune disorders, Information about Inherited Immune Disease, Acquired Immune Disease, and Autoimmune Diseases , Including Primary Immune Deficiency, Aquired Immunodeficienty Systemdrome (AIDS), Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Graves Disease, Call Number: 616.97 I336 2020

Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic by Amin Saikal, Call Number: 955.054 S132i

Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong by James W. Loewen, Call Number: 973 L827L

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, Call Number: 968.065 m271L
NOTE: The long time leader of the resistance, imprisoned for decades, and his lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country.

Cover of Lies Across AmericaMaking Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving by Caitlyn Collins, Call Number: 306.874 C712m

The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making by Jared Yates Sexton, Call Number: 305.31 S518m

Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness by Anne Harrington, Call Number: 616.89 H299m 2019

MLA Guide to Digital Literacy by Ellen C. Carillo, Call Number: 025.042 C277d

The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep by Guy Leschziner, Call Number: 616.849 L625n

Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our World by John H. Halpern and David Blistein, Call Number: 362.293 M195o

The Outlaw Ocean: Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier by Ian Urbina, Call Number: 364.164 U730

Presidential Misconduct: From George Washington to Today, Edited by James M. Banner, Jr., Call Number: 973.099 P33

Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment by Linda Hirshman, Call Number: 305.42 H669r

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence by Carol Berkin, Call Number: 973.308 B512r

Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin by Simon Jenkins, Call Number: 940 J528s

Smart Cities Smart Future: Showcasing Tomorrow by Mike Barlow and Cornelia Levy-Bencheton, Call Number: 307.76 B258s

Was the Cat in the Hat Black? The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature and the Need for Diverse Books by Philip Nel, Call Number: 810.9 N419w

Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump by Allison Stanger, Call Number: 353.46 S785w

Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War by Stephanie McCurry, Call Number: 973.708 M133w

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