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NEW - December 2018 thru January 2019
How to Survive a Plague by
From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight.
And the Band Played On by
An examination of the AIDS crisis critiques the federal government for its inaction, health authorities for their greed, and scientists for their desire for prestige in the face of the AIDS pandemic.
Taking Turns by
A graphic memoir and adapted oral history of Unit 371, an inpatient AIDS care hospital unit in Chicago that was in existence from 1985 to 2000. Examines the human costs of caregiving and the role art can play in the grieving process.
Fascism: A Warning by
The former U.S. secretary of state presents a personal examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today's world.
Death Is Stupid by
Walks through the emotions and confusion it is common for young people to experience when someone dies, and describes some of the ways to celebrate love and life.
Not My Idea by
A necessary children's book about whiteness, white supremacy, and resistance. Important, accessible, needed.
Evaluating Media Bias by
Explores the contours of the partisan-bias debate before pivoting to real biases: the patterns, constraints, and shortcomings plaguing American political news.
Tell Me about Sex, Grandma by
The dialogue focuses on the dynamics of sex, rather than the mechanics, as Grandma reminds readers that sex is not marriage or reproduction, and doesn't look the same for everyone. Instead, each person's sexuality is their very own to discover, explore, and share if they choose.
Boss Lady by
The careers of three pioneering businesswomen--Tillie Lewis (founder of Flotill Products), Olive Ann Beech (co-founder of Beech Aircraft), and Margaret Rudkin (founder of Pepperidge Farm)--who started their own manufacturing companies in the 1930s, sold them to major corporations in the 1960s and 1970s, and became members of their corporate boards.
Strange Contagion by
Kravetz draws on research and insights from experts worldwide to unlock the mystery of how ideas spread, why they take hold, and offer thoughts on our responsibility to one another as citizens of a globally and perpetually connected world.
Fields of Combat by
Fields of Combat tells the story of how American veterans and their families navigate the return home. Following a group of veterans and sharing their personal stories of war, trauma, and recovery, Erin P. Finley illustrates the devastating impact PTSD can have on veterans, their loved ones, and their communities.
Haunted by Combat by
Examines how soldiers returning from combat from World War II to the present have been afflicted with post traumatic stress disorder and explores how treatments have changed over time and what can be done to help soldiers better cope with the horrors of war.
Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds by
The author traces the changing nature of warfare from the jungles of Vietnam to the streets and mountains of Iraq and Afghanistan and defines the escalating physical and psychological damage of wounds to troops in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
The Mel Brooks Collection