April Recommended Reading: World Literature

Highline College serves a very diverse community, with over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages.  In celebration of our diversity, April’s recommended readings highlight literature from around the world including Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Lebanon, Russia, Poland, Egypt and more. This month, consider reading something by an international author!

You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library or by browsing our Recommended Reading Guide. Please borrow and enjoy them!

A few selections from the list:

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March Recommended Reading: Immigrants and Refugees

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To promote awareness about immigrants and refugees, their challenges as well as their valuable contributions.

What is an immigrant?
An immigrant is someone who chooses to resettle to another country.

What is a refugee?
A refugee is a person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country of nationality because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

According to the U.S. Department of State, in 2013, 69,909 refugees were admitted to the United States. The leading countries of nationality for refugee admissions were Iraq (28 %), Burma (23%), Bhutan (13%), and Somalia (11 %). Other leading countries included Cuba, Iran, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.

What is a lawful permanent resident (LPR) or “green card” recipient?
This is defined by immigration law as a person who has been granted lawful permanent residence in the United States. In 2013, a total of 990,553 persons became Lawful Permanent Resident Status of the United States. The leading countries of birth of new LPRs were Mexico (14%), China (7.2%), and India (6.9%).

Please come see what Highline College Library has to offer by browsing our recommended reading list. You can find a selection of these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please check them out!

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February: RED any good books lately?

Red is the first color of spring. It’s the real color of rebirth. Of beginning.

― Ally Condie, Matched

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February is a traditional time to celebrate the joy of love. The color red is often used this month for not only Valentine’s Day but also to celebrate the Lunar New Year. A diversity of books have been chosen this month — they all feature red covers or red titles.

See a glimpse of what the Highline College Library has to offer by browsing our recommended reading list. You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library.

RED any good books lately?

Please visit us in Building 25 check them out and enjoy them!

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January: Nonviolence and Racial Justice, in Honor of Martin Luther King Day

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Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
―Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, HCC library presents January recommended reading/viewing list, focusing on nonviolence and racial justice. Please come to see what Highline Community College Library has to offer by browsing our recommended reading list. You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display! rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please check them out and enjoy them!

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Places and Spaces: Architecture from around the world

This month’s Recommended Reads showcases architecture from a global perspective.

Your will find architectural books and dvds from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!

Recommended Reading Library Guide

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November Recommended Reading: Career and Job Planning

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This month’s Recommended Reading is all about Career and Job Planning. You will find resources on:

  • choosing a career path,
  • preparing for a chosen career,
  • specific job skills,
  • interviewing,
  • much more!

You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Here is a link to our Recommended Reading Library Guide.

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October Recommended Reading: LGBTQIA history

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October is the Pride Month to celebrate LGBTQIA history — Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Transexual, Questioning or Queer, Intersex, Asexual or Ally. In the celebration, Highline Community College library presents books, films, ebooks and websites in the Recommended Reading site.  You may also visit our display on the Plaza Level of the Library, where you can find these materials. Please borrow and enjoy them!

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