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Nov 08

Book Notes 11/8/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 8, 2021 at 1:20 PM by Genesis Gaule

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11/8/2021


Stop in on November 16 and work with our Artist in Residence, Jill Levene. Learn how to carve a stamp from a rubber block and print it on a community mural. More information


How to Walk with Steve by Robert Fromberg

This is a memoir of a boy's connection with his autistic brother in a family defined by alcoholism, art, and death in a decaying Midwestern city. With exposed-nerve scenes, Robert Fromberg immerses us in an early childhood made relentlessly unpredictable by autism and addiction; teenage years alone in 1970s New York City; and young adulthood as guardian of his brother after the death of their parent.

616.85882 FROMBERG


Raising Ollie by Nick Davis

How My Nonbinary Art-Nerd Kid Changed (Nearly) Everything I Know // Ollie, a funny, anxious, smart kid with a thing for choir and an eye for graphic art, was gravely under challenged and also struggling with identity and how to live totally as themselves. Ollie begged to switch to a new school with “kids like me,” where they wouldn’t feel so alone, or so bored, and so they made the change. Raising Ollie is dad Tom Rademacher’s story (really, many stories) of that eventful and sometimes painful school year, parenting Ollie and relearning every day what it means to be a father and teacher. As Ollie—who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, and prefers art to athletics, vegetables to cake, and animals to most humans—flourishes in their new school, Rademacher is making an eye-opening adjustment to a new school of his own, one that’s whiter and more suburban than anywhere he has previously taught, with a history of racial tension that he tries to address and navigate.

371.1092 RADEMACHER


The Speckled Beauty by Rick Bragg

A Dog and His People // Written with Rick Bragg's inimitable blend of tenderness and sorrow, humor and grit, this book captures the extraordinary sustaining devotion between two damaged creatures who need each other to heal.

636.70092 BRAGG


Taste by Stanley Tucci

My Life Through Food // Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen table. Taste is a reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about his growing up in Westchester, New York; preparing for and shooting the foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia; falling in love over dinner; and teaming up with his wife to create meals for a multitude of children. Each morsel of this gastronomic journey through good times and bad, five-star meals and burned dishes, is as heartfelt and delicious as the last.

641.5092 LP TUCCI


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May 17

Book Notes 5/17/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on May 17, 2021 at 1:55 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

5/17/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Monday/Friday (9am-5pm) and Tuesday/Thursday (10am-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm).


The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War // The story of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniac chemists at Harvard created one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history. The bombing of Tokyo was the deadliest night of the war and cost thousands of civilian lives, but spared even more by averting a planned US invasion. In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell asks, “Was it worth it?”

EBOOK

Dare to Make History by Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson & Monique Lamoureux-Morando

Chasing a Dream and Fighting for Equity // Dare to Make History is the story of two courageous and talented women who weren’t willing to accept anything less than being treated as equals. On their journey to a gold medal in women’s ice hockey, they became role models for generations before and after them.

EBOOK

SEL from the Start by Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman

Social and Emotional Learning Solutions: Building Skills in K-5 // Teachers are trained to manage misbehavior in the classroom, but receive little guidance about how to cultivate positive, prosocial behavior. This handy guide breaks down instruction of these skills into small, sequenced steps, making it easy to foster students’ skills from the start of school and build on them as the year progresses.

EBOOK

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

A memoir filled with stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way. Matthew McConaughey has been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for fortytwo, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. This is fifty years of his sights and scenes, beauties of brutalities, and trying to dance between the raindrops.

EBOOK // Also in print: 791.4302 MCCONAUGHEY


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