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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 7, 2021 at 3:49 PM by Genesis Gaule
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The Believer by Ralph Blumenthal
Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack // Dr. John Mack risked his career to investigate the phenomenon of human encounters with aliens and give credibility to the stories shared by people who were utterly convinced they had happened. Over the course of his career his interest in alien abduction grew from curiosity to wonder, ultimately developing into a limitless, unwavering passion.
Finding Rhythm by Ali?nor Salmon
An International Dance Journey // In a world where we are over-connected but increasingly disconnected from one another, dance offers an authentically human experience. In this dance-travelogue, you’ll learn the history and steps of dances like salsa, samba, and tango, and enjoy a resplendent meditation on happiness and wanderlust.
The Officer’s Daughter by Elle Johnson
A Memoir of Family and Forgiveness // Elle’s cousin Karen was killed in a failed robbery. Years later, when one of Karen’s killers was eligible for parole, Elle was tasked with writing a letter arguing against his release. Elle realized that before she could condemn a man she had never met to remain in prison, she had to face her own past. A memoir that explores what parents can and cannot do to protect their children and the overwhelming power of forgiveness, even in the face of unspeakable tragedy.
Who Is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? by James Buckley, Jr.
Who HQ Now // Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is best known as a former professional wrestler that later came to dominate Hollywood with a series of blockbuster movies. Dwayne’s life hasn’t always been a linear track of successes. However, he never gave up and pushed himself to be the best he could in everything he applied himself to.
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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 3, 2021 at 1:38 PM by Genesis Gaule
A Cure for Darkness by Alex Riley
The Story of Depression and How We Treat It // What is depression? With depression rates becoming the leading burden of disease around the world, the world depends not just on new therapies, but on increasing the access for people who are currently without. Author Alex Riley dives deep into the treatment of depression, blending science, journalism, and memoir to illuminate one of the world’s most prevalent disorders.
Featherhood by Charlie Gilmour
A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie // One spring day, a baby magpie falls out of its nest and into Charlie Gilmour’s hands. Soon, Charlie and the bird have forged an unbreakable bond. A bird falls, a father dies, and a child is born. Featherhood is the unforgettable story of a love affair between a man and a bird. It is also a beautiful memoir about childhood and parenthood, captivity and freedom, grief and love.
No Common Ground by Karen L. Cox
Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice // When it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their meaning have intensified into legislative maneuvering to preserve the statues, legal battles to remove them, and rowdy crowds taking matters into their own hands. In this narrative about the movements to raise, preserve, protest, and remove Confederate monuments, Karen L. Cox explores what these monuments mean to those who erected them as well as the stories of the civil rights activities, Black elected officials, and movements of ordinary people who fight to have them removed.
My Broken Language by Quiara Alegría Hudes
A Memoir // Author of the libretto and screenplay of acclaimed Broadway show “In The Heights,” Quiara Alegría Hudes describes making her way through life lessons communicated in English, Spanish, and Spanglish. Weaving together Hudes's love of books with the stories of her family, the lessons of North Philly, and those of Yale, this is an inspired exploration of home, memory, and belonging.
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