Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Books @ the library

Lee, Courland C. Saving the Native son: empowerment Strategies for Young Black Males. Greensboro, NC: ERIC/CASS Publications, 1996. (LC 2731 .L44 1996).

This book covers black males from grade 3 through adolescence and has a wealth of practical applications in empowering the young men. Several empowerment programs are covered as well as strategies in working with young black males.


Fordham, Michael. The Self and Autism. London: William Heinemann Medical Books Ltd. 1976. (RJ 506 .A9 F65).

“Michael Fordham's The Self and Autism is a piece of original research into maturation in infancy and its psychopathology. He was the first to introduce the idea that the self, previously considered realizable only in later life, could be experienced by children in a manner appropriate to their age; he also found that the archetypes of the collective unconscious whose images could be demonstrated in childhood, functioned in essentially the same way as Jung described in the case of adult persons. From these two concepts he developed a theory of individuation in childhood.” Editorial Review from Amazon.com


Hoover’s MasterList of U.S. Companies 2008. Hoovers-A D&B Company.

This comprehensive selection of the 10,000 most important companies in America includes: 5,261 publicly traded companies, including all companies on the New York, American, and NASDAQ Global and Global Select Market exchanges, plus a selection of over-the-counter stocks; 4,769 private companies, partnerships, and mutual companies.. (HF 5035.H661 2011 v.1-2) 11/30/10

Weymouth, Lally. America in 1876: The way we were. New York: Vintage Books, 1976. (E 661 .W47).

This book gives a glimpse into America during 1876 using writings, photographs, and paintings of the time period. It begins with the Exhibition of 1876, explores the western frontier, Washington, politics, the rise of the American labor force, high society, P.T. Barnum, and the novel, Tom Sawyer. It is an interesting look at one year in American History.

Hughes, Robert. American Visions: The epic history of art in America. New York: Alfred A Knopf, Inc, 1999. (N 6505 .H84 1997).

This book could be called history through art as it uses art to explain snippets of America history while at the same explaining major and minor artistic works. There is a generous amount of color prints as well as black and white.


Chase’s 2011 Calendar of Events. New York: McGraw Hill, 2011. (GT 4803 .C48 2011) CD included.

Chase’s Calendar of Events includes 4,000 notable birthdays, 1,400 historical anniversaries, 650 national and international holidays, 160 religious holidays, and thousands of additional days of note across the world. If you want to celebrate, here is the place to find a reason to celebrate.

Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2011. Yonkers, NY: Consumers Union. 2011.

After testing, Consumer reports rates appliances, cars, electronics, and more for the best and worst of the category.

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