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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 22, 2022 at 2:26 PM by Genesis Gaule
Stop by the library to visit the Justice Bus for free civil legal information Monday, August 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. No appointment needed.
Life on the Mississippi by Rinker Buck
An Epic American Adventure // This book is an epic, enchanting blend of history and adventure in which Buck builds a wooden flatboat from the grand "flatboat era" of the 1800s and sails it down the Mississippi River, illuminating the forgotten past of America's first western frontier.
The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
This is a story of motherhood, sacrifice, and hope; of queer identity and learning to accept who you are; of gilded lies and the danger of believing the narratives others create for you.
Slenderman by Kathleen Hale
Online Obsession, Mental Illness, and the Violent Crime of Two Midwestern Girls // //The first full account of the Slenderman stabbing, a true crime narrative of mental illness, the American judicial system, the trials of adolescence, and the power of the internet.
The Arc of a Covenant by Walter Russell Mead
The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People // A groundbreaking work that overturns the conventional understanding of the Israeli-American relationship and, in doing so, explores how fundamental debates about American identity drive our country's foreign policy.
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Tag(s): US history, true crime, politics, nonfiction, mental illness, LGBT, history, fiction, book notes
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 7, 2022 at 3:34 PM by Genesis Gaule
Join us on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:00pm for Campbell Creates! We making Upcycled Bird Feeders from recycled materials. More information...
Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford
The Rise and Fall of an American MythThis book provocatively explains the true story of the battle against the backdrop of Texas's struggle for independence, then shows us how the sausage of myth got made in the Jim Crow South of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson
As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In this book, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty.
Sunbelt Blues by Andrew Ross
The Failure of American Housing // As millions of renters face down evictions and foreclosures in the midst of the COVID-19 recession, Andrew Ross reveals how ineffective government planning, property market speculation, and poverty wages have combined to create this catastrophe. Immersive and compassionate, this book finds in Osceola County a bellwether for the future of homelessness in America.
The Lost Boys of Montauk by Amanda M. Fairbanks
The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind // This book is the riveting account of a fishing boat and its four young crewman lost at sea in 1984 off the coast of Montauk in eastern Long Island -- a "fishing town with a drinking problem," as the locals call it -- and the stunning repercussions of that loss for the families and friends of the four missing men and, indeed, the entire storied summer community of the Hamptons.
Tag(s): US politics, US history, US economy, sociology, social justice, shipwrecks, poverty, politics, nonfiction, missing persons, mental illness, history, economics, depression, book notes, autobiography, autobiographies
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 11, 2021 at 1:07 PM by Genesis Gaule
R.A.L.F. - Random Awesome Library Fun - is back! All students in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend. R.A.L.F.'s next meeting is October 19 at 4 pm. More information
Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
A Memoir // This memoir steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she provides a poignant coming-of-age recollection that speaks to finding the threads between who you are and what you were born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.
Unbound by Tarana Burke
My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement // This is the story of an inimitable woman's inner strength and perseverance, all in pursuit of bringing healing to her community and the world around her, but it is also a story of possibility, of empathy, of power, and of the leader we all have inside ourselves. In sharing her path toward healing and saying "me too," Tarana reaches out a hand to help us all on our own journeys.
Make Good the Promises edited by Kinshasha Holman Conwill and Paul Gardullo
Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies // An incisive and illuminating analysis of the enduring legacy of the post-Civil War period known as Reconstruction--a comprehensive story of Black Americans' struggle for human rights and dignity and the failure of the nation to fulfill its promises of freedom, citizenship, and justice.
Sister Secrets by Anne Frasier
A Brother's Reveal // Regional Author // The farmers of the Red River Valley of rural North Dakota and Minnesota don't often talk publicly (or privately) about mental illness. Lutheran pastor Matthew Valan's two sisters were diagnosed too late with bipolar disorder. One is dead. The other is in prison. Trying to understand what may have led his beloved sisters to act in the ways they did, Valan examines dark family dynamics he didn't fully comprehend when younger -- an often-absent father involved in politics, and sexual abuse. As he made his way through these dark places, a measure of wholeness and healing came to him, unearthing a passion to help people unlock the secrets of their own lives.
Tag(s): US history, social justice, siblings, sexual abuse, regional authors, Red River Valley, racism, nonfiction, mental illness, memoirs, history, families, coming-of-age, Civil War, book notes, abuse