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Your difference is your strength : a guide to accepting yourself--for anyone who has ever felt out of place

Author(s):

Kris Ferraro
foreword by Tama J. Kieves

Description:

This book for anyone and everyone who has ever felt out of place, misunderstood, or just different. It's the book for the kid who was too creative or too shy or too "weird" and who grew up into an adult who still isn't quite sure where they fit in or if they even want to. Kris Ferraro invites the oddballs and underdogs of the world to stop hiding, minimizing, or disguising their differences and instead embrace them in a powerful new way. Finally be who you actually are in a world that seems to demand uniformity. The book will help you identify your own genre-defying brand of "weird" and harness that power in your outlook, your relationships, your work, and your life. 12/05 j

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Call Number:

158.1 Fer

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100 ways to change your life : the science of leveling up health, happiness, relationships & success

Author(s):

Liz Moody

Description:

A holistic guide to self-improvement, with simple, science-backed strategies for making life healthier and happier. 11.27 j

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Call Number:

158.1 Moo

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Living the seasons : simple ways to celebrate the beauty of your faith throughout the year

Author(s):

Erica Tighe Campbell, 1988-

Description:

This book is brimming with clever, doable, and beautiful ideas for anyone seeking to bring their faith into the everyday. Featuring color photos, brief introductions to the seasons and the lives of the saints, notes of encouragement from Erica, and original Be a Heart illustrations, this companion will become your favorite resource for living your faith at home. It includes feast day celebrations for saints from around the globe. You don't need to be a master crafter or keen baker: easy-to-follow instructions and online templates help you put everything together with ease. 10/25 j

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Call Number:

242.3 Cam

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Hopeful lament : tending our grief through spiritual practices

Author(s):

Terra McDaniel

Description:

We've lost the practice of lament. Because most of us don't know how to process our mourning, we are left struggling. Tracing devastating losses and upheavals, Terra McDaniel makes space for the powerful act of crying out before a loving God through provoking reflection questions, embodied practices, and applications for families with kids. 11/28 j

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Call Number:

248.32 McD

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Micro activism : how you can make a difference in the world (without a bullhorn) : small actions = big results

Author(s):

Omkari L. Williams
illustration by Octavia Mingerink

Description:

Activism coach Omkari Williams shares her expertise to help each of us, no matter our temperament, find our most satisfying and effective activist role. Williams encourages starting small, working collaboratively, and beginning locally. Advice on self-care practices, burn-out prevention, and profiles of activists engaged in a range of activities and causes (from voter registration to craftivism, literacy programs, community gardens, and more), provide readers with the inspiration and practical know-how needed to engage in small, doable actions that make a lasting impact. 11/08 j

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Book

Call Number:

306.0973 Wil

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Forgotten warriors : the long history of women in combat

Author(s):

Sarah Percy, 1977-

Description:

Throughout history, battlefields have always contained a surprising number of women. Some formed all-female armies; some fought disguised as men; some mobilized in times of national survival. Sarah Percy unearths the stories of these forgotten warriors. Women's exclusion from active combat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is a blip in a much longer narrative of female inclusion. This book turns the notion of war as a man's game on its head and restores women to their rightful place on the front lines of history. 11/13 j

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Book

Call Number:

355.0082 Per

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Wonder year : a guide to long-term family travel & worldschooling

Author(s):

Julie Frieder
Angela Heisten
Annika Paradise

Description:

Part inspiration, part how-to, this guide to embarking on a life-changing, long-term journey filled with education and adventure--a trailblazing approach known as worldschooling--helps you transform your dream into a well-planned reality for your family and weaves travelogues and photos from families sharing worldschooling experiences throughout. 11/07 j

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Book

Call Number:

370.116 Fri

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Spirits dancing : the night sky, Indigenous knowledge, and living connections to the cosmos

Author(s):

photographs by Travis Novitsky,
text by Annette S. Lee

Description:

An exploration of human connection to the aurora, the Milky Way, and the wonder of the universe above us. The book weaves together narratives from three worldviews--scientific, cultural, and personal--in our human relationship to the night sky, with special attention to the aurora borealis, or northern lights. The work centers on perspectives and teaching of Ojibwe people and Dakota and Lakota people (D(L)akota), and brings in relevant teaching from Indigenous and First Nations peoples. 11/30 j

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Call Number:

520.89 Nov

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The curious world of seahorses : the life and lore of a marine marvel

Author(s):

Till Hein
Renée von Paschen, translator

Description:

Till Hein shares the most tantalizing findings from the world of seahorses, opening up some of the secrets of these magical creatures of the sea. He reveals their intriguing biological features, such as their unique prehensile tails, their fins, and their lack of a stomach. He speaks to experts about the fossil record of prehistoric seahorses, and examines their unique hunting strategy involving suction through their tubular (and toothless) snout. But the most unique aspect of the seahorses is their reproductive cycle, as it is the male of the species who becomes pregnant. 11/08 j

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Call Number:

597.6798 Hei

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What I mean when I say I'm autistic : unpuzzling a life on the autism spectrum

Author(s):

Annie Kotowicz

Description:

Annie Kotowicz invites you inside the mind of an autistic woman, sharing the trials and triumphs of a life before and after diagnosis. How might it feel to be autistic? Why are autistic and non-autistic people so puzzling to one another? How does neuroscience explain the spectrum of autistic traits? And what could you discover about your own mind--neurotypical or neurodivergent--through learning about another? Drawing on stories from her blog Neurobeautiful, Kotowicz has created an analysis of her autistic thinking, a guide to autistic thriving, and a celebration of autistic brains. 11/07 j

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Book

Call Number:

616.8588 Kot

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A city on Mars : can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through?

Author(s):

Kelly Weinersmith
Zach Weinersmith

Description:

The promise of starting life anew somewhere far, far away--no climate change, no war, no Twitter--beckons, and settling the stars finally seems within our grasp. Or is it? Kelly and Zach Weinersmith set out to write the essential guide to a future of space settlements, but after years of research, they aren't so sure it's a good idea. Space technologies and space business are progressing fast, but we lack the knowledge needed to have space kids, build space farms, and create space nations in a way that doesn't spark conflict back home. With deep expertise, a winning sense of humor, and art work, the Weinersmiths investigate whether and how to become multiplanetary. 11/06 j

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Call Number:

629.4 Wei

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Space shuttle stories : firsthand astronaut accounts from all 135 missions

Author(s):

Tom Jones, 1955 January 22-

Description:

Experience all 135 NASA space shuttle missions ever flown through the words of the astronauts themselves in this spectacularly illustrated volume. 11/17 j

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Book

Call Number:

629.441 Jon

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Garden maker : growing a life of beauty & wonder with flowers

Author(s):

Christie Purifoy

Description:

Much more than a how-to flower gardening book, this is for those who want to grow beautiful things that reflect the glory and majesty of the Creator and bring a little bit of heaven down to earth. There is something profoundly soul-satisfying about creating and cultivating beauty. If you long to experience more splendor in your life, you can grow some of your very own. Christie Purifoy helps you unearth the simple delights of growing garden flowers, from preparing and planning to creating beautiful bouquets and other arrangements. This all-seasons guide invites you to discover the innumerable joys and wonders to be found in the flower garden. 11/30 j

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Call Number:

635.9 Pur

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Houseplant hookups : all the dirt you need to find the perfect match

Author(s):

Agatha Isabel
illustrated by Mai Ly Degnan

Description:

This book approaches plant care like modern dating. You'll find out how to choose the right plant partner, where to find them, and what happens when they come home with you. You'll learn how to start a loving relationship and watch it grow--literally. These 35 plant profiles help you be able to decide if a relationship with a fiddle-leaf fig is more likely to be a fling or a forever kind of love. 11/30 j

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Call Number:

635.965 Isa

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For the love of dog : the ultimate relationship guide

Author(s):

Pilley Bianchi, 1958-
Calum Heath, illustrator

Description:

A visual celebration and exploration of the connection between dogs and humans. This book serves as a love letter to dogs and dog ownership through observations, lessons, and wisdoms gained from the family dog Chaser. 11/14 j

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Call Number:

636.7 Bia

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The purest bond : understanding the human-canine connection

Author(s):

Jennifer Golbeck
Stacey Colino

Description:

Dogs have been considered people's best friend for thousands of years, but never has the relationship between humans and their canine companions been as vitally important as it is today. With all of the shifts in today's world, anxiety and depression have been skyrocketing, and people have been turning to their dogs for solace and stability. People are looking to understand how owning a dog can change their lives. This book explores the benefits our dogs can have on our physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being, often without our realizing it. Dogs remind us of what's right in the world--love, trust, affection, playtime, fresh air, and sunshine--even when so much feels wrong. 11/28 j

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Call Number:

636.7 Gol

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Let's bake bread! : a family cookbook to foster learning, curiosity, and skill building in your kids

Author(s):

Bonnie Ohara
Ashley Lima, photographer

Description:

Baker Bonnie Ohara offers the ultimate guide for baking with your kids, with an array of kid-friendly recipes and extracurricular lessons on history, seasonality, and culture. Ohara teaches parents how to turn baking bread into an activity for the whole family, with kid-friendly recipes and teachable moments. Organized into chapters geared towards specific age groups, ranging from ages 3 to 16+, each section presents age-appropriate recipes and lessons to explore while practicing the art of bread baking--all with delicious results. Annotations throughout the recipes give cues for parents to keep their children engaged and curious and lend pointers for taking bread baking skills to the next level, plus suggestions for additional activities and reading to continue the fun even after baking is done. 12/04 j

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Call Number:

641.815 Oha

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Bake your heart out : foolproof recipes to level up your home baking

Author(s):

Dan Langan
Pam Krauss

Description:

Dan Langan learned young that if you want to make someone smile, all you need to do is give them a cookie. Growing up, he became obsessed with making and remaking his favorite recipes until they were the tastiest and prettiest versions of themselves. Since then, Dan has become a trusted source for delicious, foolproof bakes. Here, he shares 100 recipes for his game-changing versions of familiar classics. He'll also let you in on the pro secrets that make his bakes better than your usual stand-bys. Equally invaluable are Dan's tips for helping you produce bakes that look as good as they taste. 10/25 j

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Call Number:

641.86 Lan

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Breaking Twitter : Elon Musk and the most controversial corporate takeover in history

Author(s):

Ben Mezrich, 1969-

Description:

Ben Mezrich takes readers inside the darkly comic battle between one of the most intriguing, polarizing, influential men of our time--Elon Musk--and the company that represents our culture's dearest hope for a shared global conversation. From employee accounts within Twitter headquarters to the mission-driven team Musk surrounded himself with, this is the full story from all sides. Can Musk miraculously succeed or will he spectacularly fail? What will that mean to the global town hall that is Twitter? What, really, is Elon's end goal? 11/14 j

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Book

Call Number:

658.872 Mez

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Energy follows thought : the stories behind my songs

Author(s):

Willie Nelson, 1933-
David Ritz
Mickey Raphael

Description:

To help celebrate his 90th birthday in 2023, Willie Nelson provides the stories behind the lyrics of 160 of his favorite songs, along with never-before-seen photos and ephemera. From his earliest work in the 1950s to today, Willie looks back at the songs that have defined his career, from his days of earning $50 each to his biggest hits, from his less well-known songs (but incredibly meaningful to him) to his concept albums. He also shares the stories of his guitar, his family and "family," and the artists he collaborated with. Willie meditates on the nature of songwriting and finding his voice, and the themes he's explored his whole life--relationships, infidelity, love, loss, friendship, life on the road, and particularly poignant at this juncture of his life. 11/08 j

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Book

Call Number:

781.642 Nel

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Steven Spielberg : all the films : the story behind every movie, episode, and short

Author(s):

Olivier Bousquet
Arnaud Devillard
Nicolas Schaller

Description:

Organized chronologically and covering every short film, television episode, and blockbuster movie that Steven Spielberg has ever directed, this book tells the behind-the-scenes stories of how each project was conceived, cast, and produced; from the creation of the costumes to the search for perfect locations. Spanning more than fifty years, it details every aspect of the creative processes that resulted in some of the most memorable and celebrated films of all time. 11/14 j

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Book

Call Number:

791.4302 Bou

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The football 100

Author(s):

Mike Sando
Dan Pompei

Description:

Of the more than 25,000 players who have suited up during the NFL's century of existence, which ones stand head and shoulders above all others? Sando and Pompei, who have between them covered the league for more than half a century, weighed the relative merits of the greatest players across eras, positions, and degrees of team success. Here they reveal their findings: 100 essays bringing to life extraordinary athletic talents, tactical geniuses, and outsized personalities. And in doing so, they uncover the history of football. 11/13 j

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Book

Call Number:

796.332 San

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A strange life : selected essays of Louisa May Alcott

Author(s):

Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888
edited by Liz Rosenberg
preface by Jane Smiley

Description:

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is best known as the author of Little Women (1868). But she was also a noted essayist who wrote on a wide range of subjects. Her first literary success was a contemporary close-up account of the American Civil War, brilliantly depicted in Hospital Sketches, which was drawn from her own experience of serving as an army nurse near the nation's capital. Alcott writes these essays with clear observation, unforgettable scenes, and sharp wit, blending gentle satire with reportage and emotive autobiography. This delightful selection shows us another side to one of our most celebrated writers. 11/21 j

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Call Number:

814 Alc

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Eighteen days in October : the Yom Kippur War and how it created the modern Middle East

Author(s):

Uri Kaufman

Description:

October 2023 marks the 50 years since the Yom Kippur War, a conflict that shaped the modern Middle East. The War was a trauma for Israel, a dangerous superpower showdown, and a pivotal reordering of the global economic order. The Jewish State came shockingly close to defeat. There was debate of the use of nuclear weapons. Prime Minister Golda Meir resigned in disgrace. But from the perspective of a half century, the War can be seen as a pivotal victory for Israel. In the war's aftermath both sides had to accept unwelcome truths: Israel could no longer take military superiority for granted--but the Arabs could no longer hope to wipe Israel off the map. 09/06 j

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Book

Call Number:

956.048 Kau

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What the Taliban told me

Author(s):

Ian Fritz, 1990-

Description:

A memoir of Ian Fritz, a young Air Force cryptologic linguist from 2008 to 2013. This is the story of his coming-of-age during the Afghan War, and a reckoning with our twenty years of war in Afghanistan. 11/17 j

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Book

Call Number:

958.1047 Fri

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American Vikings : how the Norse sailed into the lands and imaginations of America

Author(s):

Martyn J. Whittock

Description:

Vikings are an enduring subject of fascination. The combination of adventure, mythology, violence, and exploration continues to grip our attention. The geographical reach of the Norse was extraordinary. For centuries medieval sagas, first recorded in Iceland, claimed that Vikings reached North America around the year 1000. This book explores that claim, separating fact from fiction and myth from mischief, to assess the enduring legacy of this claim in America. The search for "American Vikings" connects a vast range of different areas; from the latest archaeological evidence for their actual settlement in North America to the myth-making of 19th-century Scandinavian pioneers in the Midwest; and from ancient adventurers to the political ideologies in the 21st century.

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Call Number:

973.13 Whi

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Teddy and Booker T. : how two American icons blazed a path for racial equality

Author(s):

Brian Kilmeade

Description:

When President Theodore Roosevelt welcomed the country's most visible Black man, Booker T. Washington, into his circle of counselors in 1901, the two confronted a shocking and violent wave of racist outrage. In the previous decade, Jim Crow laws had legalized discrimination in the South, eroding social and economic gains for former slaves. Lynching was on the rise, and Black Americans faced new barriers to voting. Slavery had been abolished, but if newly freed citizens were condemned to lives as share croppers, how much improvement would their lives really see? Kilmeade tells the story of how two wildly different Americans faced the challenge of keeping America moving toward the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation. 11/16 j

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Call Number:

973.911 Kil

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Madonna : a rebel life

Author(s):

Gabriel, Mary, 1955-

Description:

With her arrival on the music scene in the early 1980s, Madonna generated an explosion, taking the nation by storm with her liberated politics and breathtaking talent. Fans gravitated to her as an emblem of a new age, one in which feminism could shed the buttoned-down demeanor of the 1970s and feel relevant to a new generation. She brought queer identities into the mainstream, fiercely defending a person's right to love whomever--and be whoever--they wanted. She never separated her music from her political activism, and she never stopped experimenting. 10/12 j

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Book

Call Number:

B Mad Madonna