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Sep 27

Book Notes 9/26/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 27, 2022 at 9:57 AM by Genesis Gaule

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9/26/2022


Support your library at the Friends of the Library Book Sale! October 7 & 8 @ 8 am - 5 pm. More information...


Indigenous Continent  by Pekka Hämäläinen

The Epic Contest for North America // In this book Pekka Hämäläinen overturns the traditional, Eurocentric narrative, demonstrating that, far from being weak and helpless "victims" of European colonialism, Indigenous peoples controlled North America well into the 19th century.

970.004 HAMALAINEN


What the Fact?  by Dr. Seema Yasmin

Finding the Truth in All the Noise //Tracing the spread of misinformation and disinformation through our fast-moving media landscape, a journalist, scientist, medical professional, and professor gives readers the skills to identify and counter poorly sourced clickbait and misleading headlines.

302.23 YASMIN


When Children Feel Pain by Rachel Rabkin Peachman & Anna C. Wilson

From Everyday Aches to Chronic Conditions // Drawing on the latest research, two leading voices on pediatric pain show parents, teachers, and medical practitioners how to help when they are needed most, attuning adults to practical strategies that make real difference in kids' lives.

618.92 PEACHMAN


The Story of Russia by Orlando Figes

This book is a fresh approach to the thousand years of Russia's history, concerned as much with the ideas that have shaped how Russians think about their past as it is with the events and personalities comprising it.

947 FIGES


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Aug 22

Book Notes 8/22/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 22, 2022 at 2:26 PM by Genesis Gaule

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8/22/2022


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.

977 BUCK


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.

DEAN


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.

364.152 HALE


The Arc of a Covenant by Walter Russell Mead

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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.

327.73056 MEAD


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Jul 29

Book Notes 8/1/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 29, 2022 at 3:39 PM by Genesis Gaule

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8/1/2022


Sorry everyone, but there will be no Storytime with Miss Andrea on Monday, August 8.  Don't worry, though, you can still join us on Thursday, August 11!


A Hole in the World by Amanda Held Opelt

Finding Hope in Rituals of Grief and Healing // When Amanda Held Opelt suffered a season of loss-including three miscarriages and the death of her grandmother and culminating in the unexpected death of her sister, New York Times bestselling writer Rachel Held Evans-she was faced with sorrow she didn't know to face. This book is a testament to the idea that when we carefully and honestly attend to our losses, we are able to expand our capacity for love, faith, and healing.

204.42 OPELT


The Last Days of the Dinosaurs  by Riley Black

An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World // In this book, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the asteroid impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might have been happening elsewhere on the globe.

576.84 BLACK


Verissimus by Donald J. Robertson & Zé Nuno Fraga 

The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius // The remarkable story of Marcus Aurelius' life and philosophical journey is brought to life by philosopher and psychotherapist Donald J. Robertson, in a sweeping historical epic of a graphic novel, based on a close study of the historical evidence, with the stunning full-color artwork of award-winning illustrator Zé Nuno Fraga.

188.0207 AURELIUS


Joan by Katherine J. Chen

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A Novel of Joan of Arc // In Katherine J. Chen's hands, the myth and legend of Joan of Arc is transformed into a flesh-and-blood young woman: reckless, steel-willed, and brilliant. This stunningly-researched novel is a sweeping narrative of her life, from a childhood steeped in both joy and violence, to her meteoric rise to fame at the head of the French army, where she must navigate both the dangers of the battlefield and the equally treacherous politics of the royal court.

CHEN


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