In the United States, the first Monday of September is Labor Day. Since 1894, this day has been recognized by Congress as a holiday dedicated to the social and economic efforts and successes of workers in America (United States Department of Labor).
In honor of Labor Day, September’s recommended readings highlight the labor movement, labor history, and the experiences of the working class.
You can find some of these materials on our recommended reading display rack on the plaza level of the Library. Several EBSCO eBooks have also been included in the reading list, and these can be accessed online via the links provided in this guide. For help checking-out and downloading EBSCO eBooks, please see our guide.
A few examples of titles in this month’s reading list:
We’ve also included a few titles from our Films on Demand streaming video collection.
The complete recommended reading list: http://highline.beta.libguides.com/recommendedreadingguide
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time of fasting for the Islamic people. Each day during this month, Muslims all over the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, as well as participating in anything that is ill-natured or excessive; from dawn until the sun sets. Fasting is intended to educate the Muslim in spirituality, humility and patience. It is a time to cleanse the soul, focus attention on God, and put into practice selflessness. Ramadan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to put forward more prayer than is customary.
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:
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!
Red is the first color of spring. It’s the real color of rebirth. Of beginning.
― Ally Condie, Matched
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!
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!