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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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Jun 20

Book Notes 6/20/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 20, 2022 at 10:32 AM by Genesis Gaule

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6/20/2022


Our July Book Club pick is Race of the Century by Neil Bascomb. Check it out and then join us on July 26 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...


Unequal Michael Eric Dyson & Marc Favreau

A Story of America // Interconnected stories present a picture of racial inequality in America, showing systemic discrimination in all areas of society and showing the unbroken line of Black resistance to this inequality.

323.1196 DYSON


The Greatest Polar Expedition of All Time by Markus Rex

The Arctic Mission to the Epicenter of Climate Change // Interweaving history, science, and memoir, this book is a page-turner about the teamwork it takes to complete a risky goal, all in the name of understanding--and responding to--the climate crisis.

363.738 REX


Outdoor Kids in an Inside World by Steven Rinella

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Getting Your Family Out of the House and Radically Engaged with Nature // With the right mindset, families can find beauty, meaning, and connection in a life lived outdoors. Now, outdoors expert Steven Rinella shares the parenting wisdom he has garnered as a father whose family has lived amid the biggest cities and wildest corners of America.

508 RINELLA


Nasty, Brutish, and Short by Scott Hershovitz

Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids // From a Michigan professor of law and philosophy, a thought-provoking investigation into life's biggest questions with the help of great philosophers old and new-including his two young children.

107 HERSHOVITZ


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Jun 13

Book Notes 6/13/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 13, 2022 at 11:15 AM by Genesis Gaule

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6/13/2022


Our Community Summer Reading Challenge is back! Join the Lazy River Challenge where community members compete with staff to get their innertube down the lazy river first. More information...


Nice Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo

How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm // This book is an essential work for any white person who recognizes the existence of systemic racism and white supremacy and wants to take steps to align their values with their actual practice.

305.8 DIANGELO


The Last Slave Ship by Ben Raines

The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning // The incredible true story of the last ship to carry enslaved people to America, the remarkable town its survivors founded after emancipation, and the complicated legacy their descendants carry with them to this day.

306.36 RAINES


Civil Rights Queen by Tomiko Brown-Nagin

national geograhpic photographyConstance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality // In this book Tomiko Brown-Nagin dramatically fills out the picture of some of the most profound judicial and societal change made in twentieth-century America.

920 BROWN-NAGIN


Davos Man by Peter S. Goodman

AHow the Billionaires Devoured the World // This book is an essential read for anyone concerned about economic justice, the capacity of societies to grapple with their greatest challenges, and the sanctity of representative government.

305.5 GOODMAN


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