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Recommended Reading/Viewing for January: Environmental Justice Movement

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January’s recommended readings highlight the environmental justice movement in America and around the globe.

Dr. King’s legacy of civil rights and equality continues to resonate in the movement’s goal to achieve “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies” (EPA).

A few examples of titles in this month’s reading list:

Polluted Promises   Garbage War   International Trade and Environmental Justice   Blessed Unrest

The complete recommended reading list: http://highline.beta.libguides.com/recommendedreadingguide

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Recommended Reading/Viewing for October/November 2015: Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month
Suggested Reading for October, 2015

Here is a sample of the resources on our Recommended Reading/Viewing List

For the complete list, please visit our Recommended Reading Library Guide.

Books:

Disability and the media : prescriptions for change / Charles A. Riley II.
302.23087 R573d 2005

DisabilityMedia

Secret girl / Molly Bruce Jacobs.
362.1968588 J17s 2007

SecretGirl

Short bus : a journey beyond normal / Jonathan Mooney.
362.1968588 M818s 2008

Joey / Joseph John Deacon
362.21092 D278j 1974

Mary Fran and Mo / Maureen Lynch. 1979
362.3092 L987L

 

E-Books:
Asperger syndrome and employment [electronic resource] : what people with Asperger syndrome really really want / Sarah Hendrickx ; foreword by John Biddulph.
Electronic Book 2009

Asperger

 

Faces of intellectual disability [electronic resource] : philosophical reflections / Licia Carlson.

FacesOfIntellectual
Electronic Book 616.8588 2010

 

Writers on the spectrum [electronic resource] : how autism and Asperger syndrome have influenced literary writing / Julie Brown.
Electronic Book 820.9/3527 2010

WritersOnSpectrum

 

Rain man / United Artists
Media Collection, 791.4372 R154 2004 DVD

RainMan

ADHD Rush Hour [electronic resource] / Lorand Entertainment Inc.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection, 2012

ADHDRushHour

 

Alice project [electronic resource] : creative arts therapy in action / Herbison, Philip.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2007

AliceProject

 

Body of war [electronic resource] / Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2008

BodyWar

 

Oops, Wrong Planet [electronic resource] : Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome / Beyond Entertainment Ltd.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

OopsWrongPlanet

 

Podcasts:

Ouch! Disability Talk Show
Razor sharp talk from the BBC’s disability site, Ouch! Presented by comedians Mat Fraser and Liz Carr. Featuring interviews, quizzes, discussions, chat and plenty of humour. A new episode appears every two weeks.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ouch

Ouch

Blind Cool Tech (past episodes)
http://www.blindcooltech.com/index.html
…assistive technology blind people can use.

 

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Recommended Reading/Viewing for October [first half]: LGBTQIA Pride Month

LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Transexual, Questioning or Queer, Intersex, Asexual or Ally

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October is LGBTQIA History Month. In celebration of the month, you may take a look at the Recommended Reading List or visit our display on the Plaza Level of the Library. You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!

Here are a few examples:

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin Call Number: 813.54 B181gi 1988

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Call Number: 813.54 B181gi 1988

It Gets Better by Dan Savage (Editor); Terry Miller (Editor) Call Number: 306.766 I88 2011

It Gets Better by Dan Savage (Editor); Terry Miller (Editor)
Call Number: 306.766 I88 2011

That's So Gay! by Kevin L. Nadal Call Number: 306.76 N127t 2013

That’s So Gay! by Kevin L. Nadal
Call Number: 306.76 N127t 2013

Warrior Princess a U. S. Navy Seal's Journey to Coming Out Transgender by Kristin Beck; Anne Speckhard; William Shepherd (Foreword by) Call Number: 306.768092 B393w 2013

Warrior Princess a U. S. Navy Seal’s Journey to Coming Out Transgender by Kristin Beck; Anne Speckhard; William Shepherd (Foreword by)
Call Number: 306.768092 B393w 2013

To Believe in Women by Lillian Faderman Call Number: 306.7663 F144t 1999

To Believe in Women by Lillian Faderman
Call Number: 306.7663 F144t 1999

Living Out Islam by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle Call Number: 297.08664 K95L 2014

Living Out Islam by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
Call Number: 297.08664 K95L 2014

 American transgender [videorecording] / writter/producer/director Leslie Schwerin ; produced by National Geographic Television for National Geographic Channels. c2012.

American transgender [videorecording] / writter/producer/director Leslie Schwerin ; produced by National Geographic Television for National Geographic Channels.
c2012.

TEDTalks [electronic resource] : LZ Granderson - The Myth of the Gay Agenda [streaming video]

TEDTalks [electronic resource] : LZ Granderson – The Myth of the Gay Agenda
[streaming video]

The complete recommended reading list: http://highline.beta.libguides.com/recommendedreadingguide

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Recommended Reads for September: Celebrating Labor Day

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:

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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

 

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May 2015 Recommended Reading: Global Human Trafficking and Slavery

May’s Recommended Readings highlight literature on the economic, political and social aspects of global human trafficking and slavery.

Free The Slaves

Global Slavery Facts

http://www.freetheslaves.net/

Recommended Reading Library Guide

http://libguides.highline.edu/recommendedreading

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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:

EGYPT FUENTES ACHEBE FROG SOUNDOFWAVES

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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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