New books! Note that the new poetry books are under the National Poetry Month posters, on the left (marked “new poetry”). If you’re in Mr. Ray’s classes, look for the ones with call numbers 811.6 (811=American poetry, .6=2000s).
Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794. The Christians and the fall of Rome. New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
Narayan, R. K., 1906-2001. The Ramayana : a shortened modern prose version of the Indian epic (suggested by the Tamil version of Kamban). New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
Violence performed : local roots and global routes of conflict. Basingstoke [England] ; : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Anderson, Patrick, 1974-. So much wasted : hunger, performance, and the morbidity of resistance. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2010.
The archive of anorexia — Enduring performance — How to stage self-consumption — To lie down to death for days.
Redfern, Catherine. Reclaiming the F word : the new feminist movement. London ; : Zed ;, c2010.
Liberated bodies — sexual freedom and choice — An end to violence against women — Equality at work and home — Politics and religion transformed — Popular culture free from sexism — Feminism reclaimed. In today’s ‘post-feminist’ society, women and men are considered equal. For younger women and men, feminism is often portrayed as unfashionable and irrelevant. But since the beginning of the new millennium a revitalised feminist movement has emerged to challenge these assumptions and assert a vibrant new agenda. This book reveals the what, why and how of the new feminist movement and what it has to say about women’s lives in today’s society. From cosmetic surgery to celebrity culture and girl power to globalization, from rape to religion and sex to singleness, this book reveals the seven vital issues at stake for today’s feminists, unveils the beginnings of a fresh and diverse wave of feminism, and calls a new generation back to action.
Aronowitz, Nona Willis, 1984-. Girldrive : criss-crossing America, redefining feminism. Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, c2009.
Neate, Patrick. Culture is our weapon : making music and changing lives in Rio de Janeiro. New York : Penguin Books, 2010.
Living in a war zone — The cradle of crime — First moves — Rival factions — JB tells his story — The political moment — Funk — Back in Alemão — People and perceptions — The factions — Guerra — How it works — The police — Three survivors’ stories — Trabalhadores or trafi cantes — Junior — A different way — The end of the beginning. Relates the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, an organization based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that employs music and an appreciation for black culture to inspire residents of shantytowns to resist the drugs that are ruining their neighborhoods.
Warburg, Philip. Harvest the wind : America’s journey to jobs, energy independence, and climate stability. Boston : Beacon Press, c2012.
Cloud County revival — Early adopters — Rust Belt renewables — The Chinese are coming — Working the wind — The path to cleaner energy — Birds and bats — The neighbors — Greening the grid. “Winds sweeping across the Great Plains once robbed the Farm Belt of its future, stripping away overworked topsoil and creating the dreaded Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Today, those winds are bringing new hope to the declining rural communities of the central United States. Nowhere is wind’s promise more palpable than in Cloud County, Kansas, home to the Meridian Way Wind Farm, whose turbines are boosting farm incomes and bringing green jobs to a community that has watched its children flock elsewhere. Modern wind power is the best thing to hit this stretch of midwestern prairie since the Union Pacific railroad. In Harvest the Wind, Warburg brings us the people behind the green economy-powered resurgence in Cloud County and communities like it across the United States. This corner of Kansas is the first stop on an odyssey that introduces readers to farmers, factory workers, biologists, and high-tech entrepreneurs—all players in a transformative industry that is taking hold across America and around the globe. Harvest the Wind serves as an earthly antidote to the more abstract treatises on global warming and green energy. By showing us how practical solutions are being implemented at the local level, Warburg offers an inspirational look at how we can all pursue a saner and more sustainable energy future”—Provided by publisher.
Hamilton, Alexander. The Federalist Papers. Minneapolis, MN : Filiquarian Publishing.
Blakeslee, Nate, 1970-. Tulia : race, cocaine, and corruption in a small Texas town. New York : Public Affairs, 2006.
Craven, Greg. What’s the worst that could happen? : a rational response to the climate change debate. 1st ed. New York : Perigee, 2009.
Should i bother to read this book? — The decision grid: what’s the worst that could happen? (or giant — Mutant space hamsters) — The nature of science: we never quite know for sure — Our glitchy brains: have i been a fool? oh, let me count the ways! — A beautiful rainbow of credibility: the credibility spectrum — Gear up: mustering for the expedition — A whole coop of chicken littles: statements from warmers — Everything’s going to be just fine: statements from skeptics — It’s not the temp that gets ya: demystifying the doomsday — Author’s conclusion: as if you couldn’t already guess — Reader’s conclusion: some assembly required.
Glasscock, Sarah K. Grammar activities that really grab ‘em : Skill-building mini-lessons, activities and games; Grades 6-8. New York, NY : Scholastic, 2010.
Shelton, Leilen. Banish boring words : Dozens of reproducible word lists for helping students chooes just-right words to strengthen their writing; Grades 4-8. New York, NY : Scholastic, 2009.
Hi-lo nonfiction passages for struggling readers : 80 high-interest/low-readability passages with comprehension questions and mini-lessons for teaching key reading strategies. New York : Scholastic, c2006.
Making inferences — Identifying main idea & details — Recognizing cause & effect — Identifying problem & solutions — Categorizing — Sequencing — Comparing & contrasting — Summarizing — Drawing conclusions — Distinguishing fact & opinion.
Pollack, H. N. A world without ice. 1st trade paperback ed. New York : Avery, c2010.
Discovering ice — Ice and life : on earth and beyond — When ice ruled the world — Warming up — Nature at work — Human footprints — Melting ice, rising seas — Choices amid change.
Lobb, Nancy. Find the errors! : proofreading activities. Portland, Me. : J. Weston Walch, c2002.
Lobb, Nancy. Find the errors! : proofreading activities. Rev. and updated. Portland, Me. : J. Weston Walch, 1998-2002.
Feminism and art history : questioning the litany. 1st ed. New York : Harper & Row, c1982.
Art and feminism. London : Phaidon, 2012.
Art and Feminism is a must-have resource for those interested in contemporary art, art history, and feminist and gender studies. The book features the work of 150 artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Paula Rego, Roni Horn, and Orlan. Art and Feminism is unique in the way it juxtaposes artists, theories and artistic practices, not usually discussed together. The sections are divided thematically, with section headings such as ‘Identity crises’ ‘Corporeality,’ ‘Personalizing the political’ and ‘femmes de siecle’ suggesting the breadth of studies and movements examined in the book. This is a resource unparalleled in the study of feminist art, for all those with an interest in art, or the feminist movement.
Poetry & pedagogy : the challenge of the contemporary. 1st ed. New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
This bridge called my back : writings by radical women of color. New York : Kitchen Table, Women of Color Press, c1983.
Clifton, Lucille, 1936-. The terrible stories : poems. 1st ed. Brockport, NY : BOA Editions, c1996.
Forché, Carolyn. Blue hour : poems. 1st Perennial ed. New York : Perennial, 2004, c2003.
Laux, Dorianne. The book of men : poems. 1st ed. New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2011.
A collection of poems by Dorianne Laux that explore themes related to love, war, and urban culture.
Lorde, Andre. The black unicorn : poems. New York : Norton, c1978.
Mullen, Harryette Romell. Recyclopedia : Trimmings, S*PeRM**K*T, and Muse & Drudge. St. Paul, MN : Graywolf Press, 2006.
Trimmings — S*PeRM**K*T — Muse & drudge.
Robertson, Lisa, 1961-. The men : a lyric book. 1st ed. Toronto : BookThug :, 2006.
Spahr, Juliana. This connection of everyone with lungs : poems. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2005.
Baggott, Julianna. Lizzie Borden in love : poems in women’s voices. Carbondale : Crab Orchard Review :, c2006.
Barnstone, Tony. Tongue of war : from Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki. winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. Kansas City, MO : BkMk Press, 2009.
Berg, Aase. Transfer fat. First. Brooklyn, NY : Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012.
Black, Noel, 1972-. Uselysses : Poems. First Edition. Brooklyn, NY : Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011.
Dickman, Matthew. All-American poem. 1st ed. Philadelphia : American Poetry Review ;, c2008.
Doris, Stacy. Paramour. San Francisco, CA : Krupskaya, 2000.
Forhan, Chris, 1959-. Black leapt in. 1st ed. New York : Barrow Street Press :, c2009.
Hayes, Terrance. Lighthead. New York : Penguin Books, c2010.
Kim, Geraldine. Povel. 1st ed. New York : Fence Books ;, c2005.
Kim, Hyesoon. Mommy must be a fountain of feathers. Notre Dame, IN : Action Books, 2008.
Krukowski, Damon. Afterimage. 1st ed. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Ugly Duckling Presse :, 2011.
Magi, Jill. Slot. 1st ed. Brooklyn, NY : Ugly Duckling Presse :, c2011.
Matagrano, Frank. I can only go as fast as the guy in front of me. Watertown, NY : Black Lawrence Press, 2005.
Nelson, Jeffrey Joe. Road of a thousand wonders. 1st ed. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011.
Rider, Bhanu Kapil. The vertical interrogation of strangers. Berkeley, Calif. : Kelsey St. Press :, c2001.
Schroeder, Steven D. Torched verse ends. Buffalo, NY : BlazeVOX, 2009.
Smith, Tracy K. Life on Mars : poems. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, .
Duras, Marguerite. The war : a memoir. New York : Pantheon Books, 1986.
Adonis, 1930-. Selected poems. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2010.
Turner, Frederick Jackson, 1861-1932. The Significance of the frontier in American history. Penguin Books Great Ideas. London, England : Penguin Books, 2008.
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931. Southern horrors : Lynch law in all its phases. Lexington, KY, : 2012.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Speak, memory : an autobiography revisited. Rev. ed. New York, N.Y. : Vintage International, 1989, c1967.
Naipaul, V.S. Finding the Centre. Penguin Books, 1985.
Auchincloss, Louis. Woodrow Wilson : a life. New York : Penguin Books, 2009, c2000.
Chronicles the life of Woodrow Wilson, focusing on his upbringing and political career.
The Breakfast Club. [Widescreen format], Flashback ed. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008, c1985.
Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy. Over the course of a Saturday in detention, five seemingly different high school students—the jock, the brain, the princess, the criminal, and the kook—break through the stereotypes that make them hostile toward, afraid of, or invisible to each other on normal school days.
Ferris Bueller’s day off. Widescreen format, Bueller— Bueller— ed. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2006, 1986.
Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck. Ferris Bueller, a clever seventeen-year-old with spring fever, talks his best friend, Cameron, and girlfriend, Sloane, into skipping school for a day of freedom in downtown Chicago with Cameron’s father’s Ferrari.
I shot Andy Warhol. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2001.
Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Stephen Dorff. The cultural whirlwind of events surrounding Valerie Solanas’ shooting of pop-art superstar Andy Warhol.
Synecdoche, New York. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton, Dianne Wiest, Emily Watson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis, Tom Noonan. Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan’s theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden’s own life veers wildly off track. His daughter, Olive, is growing up under questionable guidance. He’s helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter, Ariel, is mentally handicapped. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs.
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory. 40th anniversary ed., widescreen. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2011.
Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Dodo Denney, Paris Themmen. Join the expedition visiting legendary Candy Man Willy Wonka in a splendiferous movie that wondrously brings to the screen the endlessly appetizing delights of Roald Dahl’s classic book. On a whirlwind tour of Willy’s incredible, edible realm of chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas, and industrial-sized confections, a boy named Charlie will discover the sweetest secret of all: a generous, loving heart.
Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. The moonstone. London : Penguin, 1998.
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956-. One amazing thing : Chitra Divakaruni. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Voice, c2009.
Duras, Marguerite. The lover. 1st Pantheon pbk. ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c1997.
Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot. 1st Knopf trade pbk. ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf :, 2004, c2002.
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy’s attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
Jones, Shane, 1980-. Light boxes. New York : Penquin Books, 2010,c2009.
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-. Guerrillas. 1st Vintage international ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1990.
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-. Half a life. 1st American ed. New York : Knopf, c2001.
Némirovsky, Irène, 1903-1942. David Golder. Vintage Canada ed., 2007. Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2007.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1938-. The river between. Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; : Heinemann, c1965.
“Explores life on the Makuyu and Kameno ridges of Kenya in the early days of white settlement. Faced with an alluring new religion and ‘magical’ customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unknown and those who see beyond it. Some follow Joshua and his fiery brand of Christianity. Others proudly pursue tribal independence. In the midst of this disunity stands Waiyaki, a dedicated visionary born to a line of prophets. He struggles to educate the tribe—a task he sees as the only unifying link between the two factions—but his plans for the future raise issue which will determine both his and the Gikuyu’s survival”—back cover.