Hot New Debate Topics 2021

Tags

, ,

Cedar Rapids Debate Book Collection

Our Debate Books

Persuasive speeches/papers are a common assignment. It’s always good when students can stretch beyond the perennial favorites (like abortion and the death penalty) and find something that reflects current events. We recently refreshed our debate books section. Take a scan through and look for topics. Or check out our last list.

Most of these titles are in our Debate collection. (Learn a little bit more about how to use the Debate Collection). In Cedar Rapids these titles NOW check out, but can also be used in the library and can be photocopied. The books in the Opposing Viewpoints series below can be found by the individual chapter as Viewpoints within our Opposing Viewpoints database. Also find subjects with pro/con debates in CQ Researcher.

The rest of the titles are in our circulating collection on the second floor, but are on popular topics. If there is a topic you’d like to see information on that isn’t covered, please let us know.

The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business by David T. Courtwright, Call Number: 616.852 C866a

Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States by Tony Platt, Call Number: 364.973 P719b

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

Free Speech and Censorship: Examining the Facts by H.L. Pohlman, Call Number: DEBATE 342.73 P748f

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

The Opioid Crisis: At Issue, Edited by Sabine Cherenfant, Call Number: DEBATE 362.293 O619

Political Corruption: At Issue, Edited by Eileen Lucas, Call Number: DEBATE 364.132 P769

Sexual Harassment: Contemporary Word Issues by Merril D. Smith, Call Number: 305.42 S655s

A Social Media Survival Guide by Melody Karle, Call Number: 302.302 K185s

The War on the EPA: America’s Endangered Environmental Protections by William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley, Call Number: 363.705 A435w

Will AI Replace Us?: A Primer for the 21st Century by Shelly Fan, Call Number: 303.483 F199w

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

New Books: Odds and Ends 72

Tags

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.

Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare by Thomas Rid, Call Number: 327.12 R542a

Billion Dollar Brand Club: How Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker, and Other Disruptors Are Remaking What We Buy by Lawrence Ingrassia, Call Number: 658.827 I549b

Cover of "Bold and Brave"Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Kirsten Gillbrand, Call Number: Children’s Literature 324.623 G481b

What is a Refugge? by Elise Gravel, Call Number: Children’s Literature 305.9 G775w

Angels: A Very Short Introduction by David Albert Jones, Call Number: Very Short Introduction 202.15 J766a

Animal Languages: The Secret Conversations of the Living World by Eva Meijer, Call Number: 591.59 M512a

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity by Michael Kinch, Call Number: 614.47 K513b

Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition and Compromise in Putin’s Russia by Joshua Yaffa, Call Number: 947.086 P988b

The Cat: A Natural History by Sarah Brown, Call Number: 636.8 B879c

Cover of "Hope and Fear"Evolution: What Everyone Needs to Know by Robin Dunbar, Call Number: 576.82 D899e

Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Lacy, Call Number: 302.302 L668f

Fashionopolis: Why What We Wear Matters by Dana Thomas, Call Number: 338.476 T455f

Food or War by Julian Cribb, Call Number: 338.19 C928f

Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction by James Curtis Fraser, Call Number: Very Short Introduction 363.25 F841f

The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer, Call Number: 362.883 G312g

Girls: An All-American Town, A Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down by Abigail Pesta, Call Number: 364.153 P476g

The Global Economy by David A. Dieterle, Call Number: 337 D565g

Cover of "The Girls"Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation by Roderick Beaton, Call Number: 949.5 B369g

Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics by Ben Buchanan, Call Number: 005.87 B918h

Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall, Call Number: 305.42 K334h

How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered by Mark Bittman and David L. Katz, Call Number: 613.2 B624h

Javascript: A Beginner’s Guide by John Pollock, Call Number: 006.74 P776j

Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives by Philip Howard, Call Number: 303.375 H851L

NRA: The Unauthorized History by Frank Smyth, Call Number: 363.33 S667n

Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America by Gerald Posner, Call Number: 338.476 P855p

A Rope From the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World’s Newest State by Zach Vertin, Call Number: 962.9 V567r
NOTE: The story of South Sudan how it’s creation was celebrated around the world and whose destruction came about through foreign hubris.

Cover of "Suffrage"The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964, Edited Robert Silverberg, Call number: 813.087 S416s

Socrates by William J. Prior, Call Number: 183.2 S678p

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by Ellen Carol Dubois, Call Number: 324.623 D815s

Transcendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time by Gaia Vince, Call Number: 599.938 V767t

Trump and Us: What He Says and Why People Listen by Roderick P. Hart, Call Number: 973.933 T871h

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

New Books: Odds and Ends 71

Tags

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.

Roses and Radical: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote by Susan Zimet and Todd Hasak-Lowy, Call Number: Children’s Literature 324.623 Z71r

Cover of Copyright Law for Librarians and EducatorsAncient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile by Marjorie M. Fisher and Chester Higgins, Call Number: 939.78 A541a

Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions (4th ed.) by Kenneth D. Crews, Call Number: Librarian Collection 346.73 C927c

The #MeToo Movement: Opposing Viewpoints by M.M. Eboch, Call Number: Debate 362.883 M593

Buddhism: What Everyone Needs to Know by Dale S. Wright, Call Number: 294.3 W948b

Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About the Physical, Educational, Emotional, Social, and Financial Needs of Cancer Patients from Diagnosis Through Cancer Treatment and Beyond, Including Facts About Cancer Care and Learning about clinical trials and treatment options, and featuring tips for coping with the side effects of cancer treatments and adjusting to life after cancer treatment ; along with suggestions for caregivers, friends, and family members of cancer patients, a glossary of cancer care terms, and directories of related resources by Angela Williams, Call Number: 616.994 C215 2020

Cover of The MeToo MovementChemical and Biological Warfare (Global Viewpoints), Edited by Lisa Idzikowski, Call Number: 358.34 C517

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene Brown, Call Number: 658.4 B877d

Darwin (Texts, Commentary, 3rd ed.), Selected and Edited by Philip Appleman, Call Number: 576.82 D228

Disease Management Sourcebook:  basic consumer health information about coping with chronic and serious illnesses, navigating the healthcare system, communicating with healthcare providers, assessing healthcare quality, and making informed healthcare decisions, including facts about second opinions, hospitalization, surgery, and medications ; along with a section about children with chronic conditions, information about legal, financial, and insurance issues, a glossary of related terms, and directories of additional resources by Angela Williams, Call Number: 616.044 D611 2020

Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande, Call Number: 305.868 G751di

Exercise is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging by Judy Foreman, Call Number: 615.82 F715e

Cover of Start a PodcastFear Itself: The Causes and Consequences of Fear in America by Christopher D. Bader, Joseph O. Baker, L. Edward Day, and Ann Gordon, Call Number: 152.46 B134f

From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin’s Ruthless assassination Program and Vladimir Putin’s Secret War on the West by Heidi Blake, Call Number: 327.47 B636f

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis, Call Number: 158.108 H743g

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis, Call Number: 248.843 H743g

Global Pandemics and Epidemics and How They Relate to You by Angela Williams, Call Number: 614.497 G562 2020

I Am Not Your Slave: A Memoir by Tupa Tjipombo with Chris Lockhart, Call Number: 364.155 T625i
NOTE: A personal experience in the modern day slave trade.

Cover of Girl Stop ApologizingInvisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez, Call Number: 305.42 C928i

It’s All a Game: The History of Board Games from Monopoly to Setters of Catan by Tristan Donovan, Call Number: 794 D687i

Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane, Edited by Jonathan H. Adler, Call Number: 362.295 M335

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard, Call Number: 595.772 W767m

The New Student Activists: The Rise of Neoactivism on College Campuses by Jerusha  O. Conner, Call Number: 371.81 C762n

Obesity and Overweight Sourcebook (1st ed.), Call Number: 616.398 O126 2020

Politics is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action,  and Make Real Change by Eitan Hersh, Call Number: 323.042 H572p

Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations by Ronen Bergman, Call Number: 327.125 B499r

Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice by Ann Swanson, Call Number: 613.704 S972s

A Short History of the Hundred Years War by Michael Prestwich, Call Number: 944.025 P942s

Cover of Invisible WomenSo You Want to Start a Podcast: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story, and Building a Community That Will Listen: 7 Steps To Take You from Idea to Hit Show by Kristen Meinzer, Call Number: 006.787 M514s

Surgery: Sourcebook (5th ed.), Call Number: 617 S961 2020

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America by Mary Otto, Call Number: 617.6 O915t

They Knew Lincoln by John E. Washington, Call Number: 973.709 W318t

Tobacco and E-Cigarette Information for Teens (4th ed.) by Angela Williams, Call Number: 613.85 T628

The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business by Nelson D. Schwartz, Call Number: 339.22 S399v

The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History by Anne C. Bailey, Call Number: 306.362 B154w

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

New Books: Odds and Ends 70

Tags

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.

The 5 Second Rule: The Fastest Way to Change Your Life by Mel Robbins, Call Number: 179.6 R635f

5 Second RuleAdornment: What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We Are by Stephen Davies, Call Number: 391.609 D257a

American Epidemic: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis, Edited by John McMillian, Call Number: 362.293 A512

Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam by Sylvia Chan-Malik, Call Number: 305.485 C454b

Birth Control: Contemporary World Issues by David E. Newton, Call Number: 613.9 N562b

The Civil War from Its Origins to Reconstruction by James S. Pula, Call Number: 973.711 P981c

Dawn of Innovation: The First American Industrial Revolution by Charles R. Morris, Call Number: 338.097 M875d

Diagnosis Female: How Medical Bias Endangers Women’s Health by Emily Dwass, Call Number: 613.042 D989d 2019

Energy and Civilization: A History by Vaclav Smil, Call Number: 333.79 S641en

Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War by Raghu Karnad, Call Number: 940.541 K196f

The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years by Sonia Shah, Call Number: 614.532 S525f

Cover of the Genius of WomenThe Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World by Janice Kaplan, Call Number: 920.72 K174g

The Gig Economy: A Critical Introduction by Jamie Woodcock and Mark Graham, Call Number: 331.257 W886g

The Great Fashion Designers: From Chanel to McQueen, The Names That Made Fashion History (2nd ed.) by Brenda Polan and Roger Tredre, Call Number: 746.92 P762g

Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty by Jeff Madrick, Call Number: 362.508 H183i

Iowa Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff by Eric Jones, Dan Coffey with Berit Thorkelson, Call Number: 917.77 J768i

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash by Timothy Caulfield, Call Number: 306.4 C372i

Italy in the Modern World: Society, Culture, and Identity by Linda Reeder, Call Number: 945.08 R327i

Jesus of Arabia: Christ Through Middle Eastern Eyes by Andrew Thompson, Call Number: 232.954 T468j

Judgment in Moscow: Soviet Crimes and Western Complicity by Vladimir Bukovsky, Call Number: 947.085 B932j

Cover of Iowa CuriositiesThe Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder by David Thomson, Call Number: 791.437 T482m

Moths: A Complete Guide to Biology and Behavior by David C. Lees and Alberto Zilli, Call Number: 595.78 L487m

Physical Rehabilitation: Medicine and Therapy Sourcebook (1st ed.): Basic Consumer Health Information about Physical Rehabilitation, Different Types of Disabilities, Focus Areas of Physical Rehabilitation, Treatment Plans and Physical Modalities, Exercise Regimens, Coping with Physical Limitations, Populations With Physical Rehabilitation Concerns, Rehabilitation for Major Diseases and Conditions, Disability Inclusion, Employment, Transport Facilities, and Financial Support, Call Number: 615.82 P578 2020

The Pig: A Natural History by Richard Lutwyche, Call Number: 636.4 L974p

Race: Are We So Different (2nd ed.) by Alan H. Goodman, Yolanda T. moses, and Joseph L. Jones, Call Number: 305.8 G653r

Reality Television: The TV Phenomenon That Changed the World by Ruth A. Deller, Call Number: 791.456 D357r

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter, Call Number: 381.19 M667s

Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus by Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan, Call Number: 371.782 H669s

Stocks and Bonds: Student Guides to Business and Economics by Todd A. Knoop, Call Number: 332.632 K725s

Cover is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?Sustainable Materials Without the Hot Air: Making Buildings, Vehicles and Products Efficiently and With Less New Material by Julian M. Allwood and Jonathan M. Cullen, Call Number: 620.11 S553s

The World Today Series 2019-2020: Africa (54th ed.) by Francis Wiafe-Amoako, Call Number: 960 W631a 2019

Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century by Tey Meadow, Call Number: 306.768 M482t

Tulsa 1921: Reporting a Massacre by Randy Krehbiel, Call Number: 976.686 K921t

Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy by Donald L. Miller, Call Number: 973.734 M647v

The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life by Nick Lane, Call Number: 576.83 L266v

Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before: Subversive Portrayals in Speculative Film and TV by Diana Adesola Mafe, Call Number: 791.436 M187w

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

Black History Month 2021 Nonfiction

This is my second post highlighting library items for Black History Month.  These titles are all nonfiction and they range from black history, to memoir, to social and racial justice issues. I’ve also included a few classic titles.

Click the title for a catalog link for more information and to see if the book is currently available for checkout.

Medical Apartheid : The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington, Call Number: 174.2 W318m

The Warmth of Other Suns : The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson, Call Number: Iowa City Campus 304.873 W681w. Also by Isabel Wilkerson – Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Call Number: 305.512 W681c

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall, Call Number: 305.42 K334h

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi, Call Number: 305.8 K335s

Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era by Ashley D. Farmer, Call Number: 305.48 F233r Also available as ebook to those with a current k#

Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson, Call Number: 305.896 J456n

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Call Number: 305.896 S982b

The Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne & Tamara Payne, Call Number: 320.546 P346d

We Ain’t What We Ought to Be: The Black Freedom Struggle, from Emancipation to Obama by Stephen G. N. Tuck, Call Number: 323 T889w

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele, & Angela Y. Davis (Forward), Call Number: 323.092 K452w

Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights by Gretchen Sullivan Sorin, Call Number: 323.119 S714d

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris, Call Number: 328.73 H313t

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, Call Number: 353.4 S847j

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, Call Number: 364.973 A377n 2020

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding our Stories, Discovering Ourselves: An Anthology by Glory Edim, Call Number: 810.8 W447

Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II by J. Todd Moye, Call Number: 940.54 U58m

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton, Call Number: 973.7 T885c

Classic Nonfiction

Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley, Call Number: 305.896 H168ra

Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth by Richard Wright, Call Number: 813.52 W952b

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, Call Number: 813.54 A584i

 

Bonus Video Link – this series of videos is available from a database called Kanopy Streaming Videos. You will only be able to view the videos if you have a current k# If you do not, your local public library may also have a subscription to this service. 

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. This is a PBS series written and presented by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director of W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, this six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed — forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.

New Books: Odds and Ends 69

Tags

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.

Cover of The Case for SpaceAmerica for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States by Erika Lee, Call Number: 305.8 L477a

The American Congress by Sara L. Hagedorn and Michael C. LeMay, Call Number: 328.73 H141a

And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote by Johanna Neuman, Call Number: 324.623 N491a

The Black Kingdom of the Nile by Charles Bonnet, Call Number: 939.78 B717b

The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility by Robert Zubrin, Call Number: 629.442 Z93c

Cover of The Century of WomenThe Century of Women: How Women Have Transformed the World Since 1900 by Maria Bucur, Call Number: 305.409 B926c

Divorce and Co-Parenting: A Support Guide for the Modern Family by Elissa P. Benedek and Samantha A. Huettner, Call Number: 306.89 B562d

Domina: The Women Who Made Imperial Rome by Guy de la Bedoyere, Call Number: 937.07 D331d

Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer, Call Number: 973.92 K946f

The First Cell and the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last by Azra Raza, Call Number: 616.994 R278f 2019

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold, Call Number: 364.152 R895f

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food by Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle, Call Number: 631.584 Q73g

Cover of The FiveA History of the Netherlands from the Sixteenth Century in the Present Day (2nd ed.) by Friso Wielenga, Call Number: 949.2 W646h

It Shouldn’t Be This Hard to Serve Your Country: Our Broken Government and the Plight of Veterans by David Shulkin, Call Number: 362.108 S562i

Loonshots: How to Nuture Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall, Call Number: 658.409 B151L

Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America by Scott Adams, Call Number: 153.42 A217L
NOTE: Learn to think for yourself.

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates, Call Number: 305.42 G259m

Nightmare Factories: The Asylum in the American Imagination by Troy Rondinone, Call Number: 362.21 R771n

No Game for Boys to Play: The History of Youth Football and the Origins of a Public Health Crisis by Kathleen Bachynski, Call Number: 617.102 B124n 2019

No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History by Gail Collins, Call Number: 305.262 C712n

Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World by Zahra Hankir, Call Number: 070.408 O939

Cover of Our Women on the GroundPermanent Record by Edward Snowder, Call Number: 327.127 S674p

Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds and Small Game from Field to Feast by Hank Shaw, Call Number: 641 S534p

A Political History of the USA: One Nation Under God by Bruce Kuklick, Call Number: 973 K962p

Samurai: A Concise History by Michael Wert, Call Number: 952.025

Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson by Steve Luxenberg, Call Number: 342.73 L977s

A Short History of the French Revolution (7th ed.) by Jeremy D. Popkin, Call Number: 944.04 P828s

Socialism by Peter Lamb, Call Number: 335 L218s

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Call Number: 305.896 G259s

The Truth About Fat by Anthony Warner, Call Number: 616.398 W279t 2019

The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America by Bill O’Reilly, Call Number: 973.933 T871o

Virtual Reality by Samuel Greengard, Call Number: 006.8 G812v

What You Need to Know about ADHD by Victor B. Stolberg, Call Number: 618.928 S875w

Women in World History: 1450 to the Present by Bonnie G. Smith, Call Number: 305.409 S643w

A World History of Photography (5th ed.) by Naomi Rosenblum, Call Number: 770.9 R813w 2019

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

New Books: A Very Short Introduction Series Update Spring 2021

Tags

,

Here at Kirkwood Library Services we like to point people’s attention to particular series that have good basic information on a particular sort of topic. This time we’re pointing out the A Very Short Introduction series from Oxford Press. They cross a broad gamut of topics, but all are short, concise, and give the most important things you need to know on that topic. We have them gathered up in a special section right next to the debate books.

These are just a scattering of what we’ve gotten lately. Look for one the next time you have a new topic to explore. Find our first list in 20152018, and 2019.

A Very Short Introduction Series

American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Preston, Call Number: 327.73 P937a

Angels: A Very Short Introduction by David Albert Jones, Call Number: 202.15 J766a

Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Fairhurst, Call Number: 570.151 F171b

Cover of The US Constitution Very Short IntroductionBlack Holes: A Very Short Introduction by Katherine Blundell, Call Number: 523.887 B658b

Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction by Dan Stone, Call Number: 365.45 S877c

Country Music: A Very Short Introduction by Richard Carlin, Call Number: 781.642 C282c

Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction by David Norman, Call Number: 567.9 N842d

Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction by Margaret J. Snowling, Call Number: 616.855 S674d

Extinction: A Very Short Introduction by Paul B. Wignall, Call Number: 576.84 W661e

Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction by James Namore, Call Number: 791.436 N225f

Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction by James Curtis Fraser, Call Number: 363.25 F841f

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger, Call Number: 303.482 S817g

The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction by James Marten, Call Number: 305.23 M377h

Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction by Bernard Wood, Call Number: 599.938 W873h

Lakes: A Very Short Introduction by Warwick F. Vincent, Call number: 577.63 V775L

Marx: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Singer, Call Number: 335.4 M392si

Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Dunn & Tony Hope, Call Number: 174.2 D923m

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

Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction by Joseph M. Siracusa, Call Number: 623.45 S619n

Paganism: A Very Short Introduction by Owen David, Call Number: 299.94 D256p

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction by Tom Burns, Call Number: 616.89 B967p 2018

The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Call Number: 781.11 M331p

Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction by Essi Viding, Call Number: 616.868 V653p

Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction by Brad Inwood, Call Number: 188 I63s

The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction by David J. Bodenhamer, Call Number: 342.73 B666u

Water: A Very Short Introduction by John Finney, Call Number: 5537 F514w

Not part of the series, but a similar format book:

A Brief Introduction to Buddhism, Edited by Christopher Partridge and Tim Dowley, Call Number: 294.3 P853b

A Brief Introduction to Islam, Edited by Christopher Partridge, Call Number: 297 B853

A Brief Introduction to Jainism and Sikhism, Edited by Christopher Partridge, Call Number: 294 B853

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

Black History Month 2021

Tags

,

February is Black History Month. It dates back to 1926 when it was known as Negro History Week. In 1976, it was called African American History Month and was expanded to a month when President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Since then, every American president has issued African American History Month proclamations.

These two links offer more information on the history and some current online events related to Black History Month.

Black History Month from History.com

African American History Month from African American History Month.gov                

I will post a couple times this month highlighting books in the library collection.  This first post is fiction by black authors, including newer titles (from the past 5-6 years) and then some classic titles. In a later post, I will highlight nonfiction titles relevant to black history and current racial and social justice issues.

Click the title for a catalog link for more information and to see if the book is currently available for checkout.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Call Number: Popular Books BEN. Also by Brit Bennet – The Mothers Call Number: Popular Books BEN

Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams, Call Number: Popular Books CAR

The Water Dancer: A Novel by Ta-Nahisi Coates, Call Number: Popular Books COA

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, Call Number: Popular Books GYA.  Also by Yaa Gyasi – Homegoing Call Number: 813.6 G996h

Deacon King Kong by James McBride, Call Number: Popular Books MCB

Such a Fun Age: A Novel by Kiley Reid, Call Number: Iowa City Campus Popular Books REI

The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas, Call Number: Popular Books THO. Also by Angie Thomas – On the Come Up Call Number: Popular Books THO

The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead, Call Number: Popular Books WHI. Also by Colson Whitehead – The Underground Railroad: A Novel, Call Number: Popular Books WHI

American Spy: A Novel by Lauren Wilkinson, Call Number: Popular Books WIL

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, Call Number: Popular Books WOO

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper, Call Number Children’s Literature 813.6 D766s

An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones, Call Number 813.6 J793a

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward, Call Number 813.6 W259si

Classic Fiction

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin, Call Number: 813.54 B181i

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Call Number: 813.54 E47i

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Call Number: 813.52 H966t

The Bluest Eye: A Novel by Toni Morrison, Call Number: 813.54 M882b 2007

The Color Purple: A Novel by Alice Walker, Call Number: 813.54 W177c

New 2021-2022 Academic Calendar Update

Tags

, ,

Have you looked at this year’s Academic Calendar? In hopes of helping to reduce COVID numbers the start of the Spring 2021 semester was pushed back and Spring Break was eliminated. Also, the alternative version of Finals Week – where classes continue to meet as scheduled rather than have multiple sections come together for a final test – will continue this semester. So expect what was originally Finals Week to just continue on your normal schedule. All of these changes have been made to the formal Academic Calendar. Here is the most current version. With all these changes being made already, we can’t guarantee this will be the final version, but here is what it is now.

To print an updated calendar, click here –
https://www.kirkwood.edu/pdf/uploaded/1527/20_21_academic_calendar.pdf

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.

Kirkwood’s Iowa City Library is Open!

The Kirkwood Iowa City Library is open during the Spring 2021 semester but we have adjusted our hours. We will be open:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

You can also get research or reference help via phone or live chat Monday-Thursday until 9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 3pm-8pm. Visit the Library’s main webpage, https://guides.kirkwood.edu/library, to see the many ways you can contact us: by phone, chat, email, text, or even reserve a time to meet by Zoom. So many options!

If you have questions about Iowa City, please call the Circulation Desk at 319-887-3613 or the Reference Desk at 319-887-3612.

Or stop in! We are open to all Kirkwood students, faculty, and staff. Of course there’s still a pandemic happening, so you must follow the same procedures as anywhere else at Kirkwood. When you visit, try reading something new – books you check out now will not be due until the end of the spring semester.

While we were getting ready to open, some of us started reading a few of the new books we received in Iowa City.

Mike Cover was reading The Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates. You will usually see him when you first enter the library.
Media Technician Steven Anderson was looking at Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, until he was interrupted to be a classroom Zoom champion again.
Claire Grinstead, who joined the campus as a Reference Librarian in November, is seen reading Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit.  

We will post again soon with more information on new books in Iowa City. Hope to see you soon!