For complete list visit, http://laverne.libguides.com/new-books.
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Find out more about the One Book, One University book we will be reading:
The Refugees by Dr. Viet Nguyen.
Here are a few suggestions…
“Children’s books continue to be an invaluable source of information and values. They reflect the attitudes in our society about diversity, power relationships among different groups of people, and various social identities (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, economic class, sexual orientation, and disability). The visual and verbal messages young children absorb from books (and other media) heavily influence their ideas about themselves and others. Depending on the quality of the book, they can reinforce (or undermine) children’s affirmative self-concept, teach accurate (or misleading) information about people of various identities, and foster positive (or negative) attitudes about diversity. Children’s books teach children about who is important, who matters, who is even visible. Consequently, carefully choosing quality children’s books is an indispensable educational and child-rearing task.
It is important to offer young children a range of books about people like them and their family—as well as about people who are different from them and their family. All of the books should be accurate and appealing to young children. Fortunately, there are some good anti-bias children’s books, which are available as a result of the ongoing activism of many individuals and groups over many years. However, while choices have improved over past decades, the lack of quality multicultural kid’s books currently being published has frustrated many communities. The number of children of color in the United States continues to rise, but the number of books published by or about people of color stays the same or even decreases.”
-Lousie Derman-Sparks, Teaching for Change (http://www.teachingforchange.org/selecting-anti-bias-books)
FOR RECOMMENDATIONS AND EVALUATIONS GUIDES, see the Multicultural Children’s Book Guide
Check out a book from our Popular Reading Collection for during Spring Break. These are some of the newest in the library. Browse the entire collection.
Take a look at the new books available in areas of business! They can be found on the Business page of the New Books & Media Guide.
Take a look at the new books available in areas of education! They can be found on the Education page of the New Books & Media Guide.
Take a look at the new books available in the arts & humanities! They can be found on the New Books & Media Guide.
What’s on your reading list? Check out the new additions to our popular reading collection!
Pop Read ATWO. MaddAddam : a novel / Margaret Atwood
Pop Read BAKE. Traveling sprinkler : a novel / Nicholson Baker
Pop Read CARD. Ender’s game / Orson Scott Card
Pop Read COET. The childhood of Jesus / J.M. Coetzee
Pop Read DIXO. His wife leaves him / Stephen Dixon
Pop Read DRAB. The pure gold baby / Margaret Drabble
Pop Read KENE. The Daughters of Mars : A Novel / Thomas Keneally
Pop Read LAHI. The lowland : a novel / Jhumpa Lahiri
Pop Read LAMO. Stitches : a handbook on meaning, hope and repair / Anne Lamott
Pop Read LETH. Dissident gardens : a novel / Jonathan Lethem
Pop Read MAHE. The new new rules : a funny look at how everybody but me has their head up their ass / Bill Maher
Pop Read MCMI. Who asked you? / Terry McMillan
Pop Read PYNC. Bleeding edge / Thomas Pynchon
Pop Read ROTH. Allegiant / Veronica Roth
Pop Read RUSH. Subtle bodies / Norman Rush
Pop Read TART. The goldfinch / Donna Tartt
We are committed to providing access to electronic books and have just added approximately 4800 ebook titles to our catalog! Subjects include Anthropology, Art History, Business Administration, Child Development, Criminology, Education, History, Management and Psychology. Here are a few titles you may want to check out:
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