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.

Anxious Charlie to the Rescue by Terry Milne, Call Number: Children’s Literature 152.46 M659a

Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer health Information about Prevalence, Risk Factors, Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Along with Facts about Comordities of Anxiety Disorders, Managing Symptoms of Anxiety, Financial Assistance and Support, and Resources for Additional Help and Information (2nd ed.), Call Number: 616.852 A637 2020

Apology to the Young Addict: A Memoir by James Brown, Call Number: 362.293 B878a
Opening with the tragic tale of an elderly couple consumed by opioid addiction and moving through the horrors of a Las Vegas massacre to the loss of a beloved sponsor, these essays draw on Brown’s personal journey to illustrate how an individual life, in all its messiness and charm, can offer a blueprint for healing. From writing about finding a new path in life while raising three sons, to making peace with the family whose ghosts have haunted him, and helping the next generation of addicts overcome their disease, this haunting and hopeful book is a reinvention of the recovery story and a lasting testimony from the master of the modern memoir.

Cover of Building a Life Worth LivingBomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War by Fred M. Kaplan, Call Number: 355.825 K173b

Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir by Marsha M. Linehan, Call Number: 618.928 L754b
Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others.

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow, Call Number: 331.413 F246c
NOTE: The journey to unmask Harvey Weinstein.

A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage by Christina Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder, Call Number: 324.623 W848c

The Cheffe: A Cook’s Novel by Marie Ndiaye, Call Number: PB NDI

Cover of Century of Votes for WomenClubfoot: The Quest for a Better Life for Millions of Children by Thomas M. Cook, Call Number: 617.585 C771c

Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy by Jane McAlevey, Call Number: 331.89 M114c

Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa by Rachelle Chase, Call Number: 977.786 C487c

Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic by Eric Eyre, Call Number: 362.293

Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology (2nd ed.) by Robert V. Guthrie, Call Number:150.899 G984e

Eye Care Sourcebook: Basic Consumer health Information about Vision and Disorder Affecting the Eyes and Surrounding Structures, Including Facts About Hyperopia, Myopia, Presbyopia, Astigmatism, Cataracts, Mascular Degeneration, Glaucoma, and Other Disorders of the Cornea, Retina, Macula, Conjunctiva, and Optic Nerve, Along With Guidelines for Reorganizing and Treating Eye Disorders, Advice about Protecting the Eyes, Tips for living with Vision Impairment, a Glossary of Terms Related to the Eye Disorders, and a Directory of Resources for Further Information (6th ed.), Call Number: 617.7 E973 2020

Fixing Parental Leave: The Six Month Solution by Gayle Kaufman, Call Number: 331.257 K213f

Cover o Good PicturesGood Pictures: A History of Popular Photography by Kim Beil, Call Number: 770.1 B422g

In the Time of the Revolution: Living the War of American Independence by Alan Axelrod, Call Number: 973.323 A969i

Learning Disabilities Information For Teens: Health Tips About Academic Skills Disorders and Other Disabilities That Affect Learning, Including Information About Common Signs of Learning Disabilities, School Issues, Career Options, Employment Support, and Learning to Live With a Learning Disability and Other Related Issues (3rd ed.), Call Number: 618.928 L438 2020

Cover of My Own WordsMy Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Call Number: 347.73 G493m

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (10th Anniversary Edition) by Michelle Alexander, Call Number: 364.973 A377n 2020

North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction by Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green, Call Number: 920.004 P433n

OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose by Nancy D. Campbell, Call Number: 362.293 C189o

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Deborah Riley Draper and Travis Thrasher, Call Number: 796.48 D765o

Cover of Olympic Pride American PrejudicePlants That Cure: Plants as a Source of Medicines, from Pharmaceuticals to Herbal Remedies by Elizabeth A. Dauncey and Melanie-Jayne R. Howes, Call Number: 615.321 D242p

Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines, Edited by Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Luke Charles Harris, Daniel Martinez HoSang and George Lipsitz, Call Number: 344.079 S451

Shaken Brain: The Science, Care and Treatment of Concussion by Elizabeth Sandel, Call Number: 616.8 S214 2020

Signature Wounds: The Untold Story of the Military’s Mental Health Crisis by David Kieran, Call Number: 362.208 K474s

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson, Call Number: 940.542 L334s

Stroke Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Brain and Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Recurrent Stroke, and Its Causes with Information about Stroke Risk Factors and Prevention, Diagnostic Tests, Poststroke Complications, Rehabilitative Treatments, Such as Stroke Medications, Surgeries, and Therapies, Along with Life After Stroke, Tips for Caregivers, Managing Financial and Legal Issues, Advance Care Planning, and End-of-life Care after Stroke, A Glossary of Related Medical Terms, and a Directory of Resources for Further Help and Information (5th ed.), Call Number: 616.81 S921 2020

Suicide Prevention Information for Teens: Health tips about Suicide Causes and Prevention Including Facts about Risk Factors Such as Psychiatric Disorders and Life-Threatening Behaviors, Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Survivor Support, and More (4th ed.), Call Number: 362.28 S948 S948

Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel, Call Number: 306.362 M134s
NOTE: Born into slavery, Henrietta Wood was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed in 1848. In 1853, a Kentucky deputy sheriff named Zebulon Ward colluded with Wood’s employer, abducted her, and sold her back into bondage. She remained enslaved throughout the Civil War, giving birth to a son in Mississippi and never forgetting who had put her in this position. By 1869, Wood had obtained her freedom for a second time and returned to Cincinnati, where she sued Ward for damages in 1870. Astonishingly, after eight years of litigation, Wood won her case: in 1878, a Federal jury awarded her $2,500. The decision stuck on appeal. More important than the amount, though the largest ever awarded by an American court in restitution for slavery, was the fact that any money was awarded at all. By the time the case was decided, Ward had become a wealthy businessman and a pioneer of convict leasing in the South. Wood’s son later became a prominent Chicago lawyer, and she went on to live until 1912.

Together Apart: Stories by Erin A. Craig, Auriane Desombre, Erin Hahn, Bill Konigsberg, Rachael Lippincott, Brittney Morris, Sajni Patel, Natasha Preston, and Jennifer Yen, Call Number: PB TOG

Traveler’s Health and Safety Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health and Safety Information for Travelers, the Types and Modes of Travel, Tips on Choosing the Right Travel Accommodations, Pretravel Preparations, Including the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease, and Learning about Safety and Security with Traveling, Along with a Glossary of Terms Related to Travelers and Directory of Organizations for Further Help and Support (1st ed.), Call Number: 613.68 T779 2020

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert P. Jones, Call Number: 277.3 J788w

The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation by Thavolia Glymph, Call Number: 973.708 G568w

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